GNACC Committees Business Education & Membership Services Committee The Business Education and Membership Services committee organizes the Chamber’s benefit services, educational programs and events throughout the year. Our goal is to add “value added” services and programs for our members to enhance their membership. Programs and services include: Business Assistance program, also known as our “BAT” team, is a one-hour free consultation offered to our members to assist them with their business strategies.
Economic Development Committee This committee evaluates issues and proposals having an economic impact on the community and initiatives that will foster economic development in the community. It makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Healthcare Committee Health is a major concern for our membership, and we at the Chamber take this topic very seriously. We actively connect businesses to health and wellness resources in the community, and raise awareness of health- related issues and opportunities to keep membership informed, educated, and able to be proactive.
Insurance Committee The goal of the insurance committee is to provide Chamber members with timely and relevant information pertaining to the insurance industry, including but not limited to: life, health, group medical, investments, workers compensation, business and personal auto, general liability and any other line of insurance that the committee feels would be useful and of interest to Chamber members. The information will be provided either in written format, including articles in various Chamber communications, or in a workshop/ seminar format. The committee researches and reports on various insurance-related bills/regulations that could potentially have impact on members’ business operations. 12
Ambassadors are Chamber members who are highly visible, community spirited people. They serve as the Chamber’s liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member recruitment, communication and retention. They help to grow the Chamber’s membership and are always looking to engage and encourage businesses who are not yet members of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce to join our membership. Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the membership, particularly new Chamber members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate and invest in the Chamber. Ambassadors commit to spending 1-3 hours per month on their duties as Chamber liaisons. Barry Shead, Ambassador Chairman (860) 889-1939 Savings Institute Bank & Trust
The commitee also serves as a resource for members who have general questions/issues relating to insurance. Any business interested in more information regarding our plans should call the Chamber at (860) 887-1647.
Legislative Affairs Committee Monitors state legislature matters and reports to the Chamber’s Board of Directors and membership body any issues that may have a potential impact on local businesses. The Committee also acts as a conduit for the membership in voicing both local and global concerns to state legislators and other representatives.
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