• COMMITTEE PARTNERSHIPS AND PROFILES

     

    Ambassadors

    Purpose:  To be a visible force demonstrating the vital link between business and community. Chamber ambassador programs include ribbon cuttings, business visitations, a planning retreat, distribution of promotional materials and special event assistance.  Ambassadors work very hard to further the mission of the Chamber through assistance to other committees and by spreading goodwill throughout the membership and community.  The ambassador program has proven to be a creative resource for the development of future Chamber leaders.

     

    Government Affairs

    Purpose:  To serve as a leading organization in advocacy for our members with our primary focus on keeping members informed and represented at all government levels.  Each fall the Committee researches upcoming legislative issues and presents them to the Chamber Board for consideration.  The committee monitors legislative activity through the Minnesota Chamber and media and informs and advocates for the membership on emerging issues.  On the local level the committee also monitors public issues, and advocates and lobbies local government for member and community interests.

     

    CONNECT- A Young Professionals

    Purpose: To encourage young professionals to network and connect through high quality meetings, events and gatherings. Connect helps young professionals connect to one another through meetings, lunch and learns, speed networking, Oktoberfest, and the Tournament of Par-Fection Golf Scramble and other events. Connect brings people together from many businesses to build professional and personal relationships. We also encourage them to patronize each others’ business, work together in community projects and learn to lead through volunteerism. We want to continue to hire and keep young professionals in the community to expand and make an even better Hibbing.

     

    Special Events

    Purpose:  To continue to provide a series of networking and special events for members and the community in an effort to enhance the business climate, fundraise for Chamber programming and create community goodwill.  Starting with the Annual Dinner, the Chamber’s events continue on with the Annual Golf Outing, the Pajama Party, the Chamber Funspiel and Raffle, and Hibbing Jubilee and Business After Hours, which are popular events for networking and entertainment.  The Chamber will also continue to provide volunteer support to community events if requested and approved.  Multiple committees service these events.

     

    Leadership

    Purpose:  To build, through a well developed program, a network of leaders who will actively engage in Chamber and Community projects.  The Chamber has graduated 19 leadership classes totaling over 500 people. Students participate in 6 half-day sessions on community leadership, personal and professional development. Students will graduate in June better prepared to tackle the responsibilities of community involvement & professional leadership.  Each year a new group will be enrolled in a similar program.

     

    Business Retention and Expansion

    Purpose:  To improve communication between local governments and Hibbing area businesses & to identify specific solutions to problems and concerns in a swift and effective way. We will work to enhance the economic climate of the Hibbing Area to make it attractive for Economic Development efforts. We will also monitor business retention & assist with local business expansion. The committee works on accomplishing joint goals set with the Chamber, City and other economic development groups.

     

    Worksite Wellness Committee

    Purpose : To provide information and resources to our membership that will help them in developing or enhancing their businesses wellness program.