• Chamber Committees

  • Member involvement is what continues to make our Chamber a dynamic and growing organization. Below you will find a list of committees to get involved with along with committee chair contact information.

    Some committees have specialized websites: Music & Arts Festival, Women in Business Network, Young Professionals Network, and Small Office Home Office (SOHO).

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  • AMBASSADORS 
    Chair: Amy Balster, Craig and Amy Balster - Keller Williams Excel
    About 20 Chamber members serve as "good will" ambassadors to retain members and serve as their voice for business needs/issues.


    BENEFITS
    Chair: Mark Faubel, Jericho Financial
    Reviews current membership benefits and researches potential opportunities for creating members savings. Also, expands and promotes the 'business to business' benefit on the Chamber's web site.


    BUSINESS ADVOCACY
    Chair: Holly Spann, Holly Spann State Farm
    Works with elected officials to support and/or establish legislation, regulations, and policies that represent members' top concerns and enables businesses to thrive and compete locally, nationally and internationally. Also, it provides related educational programs, materials, reviews and makes recommendations on local school and city issues affecting business.


    BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
    Chair: Kelly Berner, Champion Companies
    Co-Chair: Christine Dilley, MAD Scientists
    Assists in promoting the annual award, revises guidelines or selection process as necessary, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and selects recipient and finalists.
     

    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
    Chair: Megan Ada, Asterisk Supper Club
    Co-Chair: Alli Redinger, Robin Enterprises


    CHAMBER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
    President: Jeff Akers, Columbus State University   I   Vice President: Ron Cunningham, BMI Federal Credit Union
    Board members serve one to three-year terms managing the Chamber's 501c3 Foundation which funds educational scholarships for approved individuals of Chamber businesses and selected high school students.


    CPA NETWORK
    Chair: Donna Andriot, Capstone CPAs
    A network designed for chamber member CPAs to provide a forum for voicing concerns, giving feedback, and providing support for others with similar business practices.


    EVENING OF ELEGANCE
    Co-chairs: Brenda Bowman, Brenda Bowman, LLC and Frank Peto, Z Promotions
    The largest Chamber fundraising event, held in November annually, features a live and silent auction for members, guests and general community members. The event is a black-tie event. Proceeds benefit Chamber operating expenses and general community contributions.

    GOLF OUTING
    Chair: Amy Troiano, Maloney + Novotny LLC
    An annual outing for members and guests scheduled for August 10, 2020 at The Lakes Golf & Country Club
     

    WESTERVILLE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
    Chair: Mark Faubel, Jericho Financial
    Logistics Chair: Paul Hammer, Handyman Matters NE Columbus 
    Now in its 47th year, the annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival brings together hundreds of local fine artists, craft makers, musicians and food vendors for one of Westerville's most beloved annual community traditions. This year, the event will be held on July 11 and 12, 2020 at Uptown Westerville and Heritage Park.
     

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Chair: David Koo, Mount Carmel Medical Group
    Develops lunch programs and Business After Hours events to promote membership involvement and business promotion between members, along with overseeing our new monthly Lunch & Learns (listed below).
     

    LUNCH & LEARNS
    Contact: Rachel Crites, Westerville Area Chamber
    Hosted in the Chamber conference room every third Tuesday of the month, this free lunch event will have a new topic each month led by a selected Chamber member representative with knowledge of the topic. Topics to include: Marketing, website development, tax changes, etc. Want to be a speaker? Click to learn more and apply to be considered to speak at a future Lunch & Learn.
     

    A TASTE OF WESTERVILLE
    Co-Chairs: Kristine Hufford, Columbus Title of Westerville, Inc. and Kelly Ginn, CRT Realtors
    A casual yearly spring event providing a taste of Westerville with a wine and beer tasting. May 7, 2020 at The Lakes Golf & Country Club.
     

    WOMEN IN BUSINESS
    Chair: Adrienne Shonkwiler, LuLaRoe
    Delivers meaningful educational opportunities to women in business while inspiring them to carry what they learn into their organizations through luncheons and events.
     

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
    Chair: Kent Behrman, Mount Carmel St. Ann's
    A network of young professionals networking with people of similar ages and goals for leadership and business opportunities while making a difference in the community. A support system and source for business contacts.
     

    SMALL OFFICE HOME OFFICE (SOHO):
    Co-Chairs: Justin Parisi with Manning and Napier Advisors, and Jean Glagola owner of Pearlescent Photography and Capow! Columbus
    A network designed to support and inspire each participant by sharing ideas, problem solving, strategizing and by learning from each other's experiences. Choice of two groups: morning and afternoon. Click to apply to be a speaker at an upcoming SOHO meeting.
     

    WESTERVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION (WBA)
    Chair: Kyle Stroh, Metz, Bailey & McLoughlin
    A network for Chamber member attorneys to provide a forum for voicing concerns, giving feedback, and providing support for others with similar business practices. WBA also has its own website, which is currently under construction.