Committees

Interested in supporting the Marion Chamber of Commerce by serving on one or more of our committees? Donating your time and expertise to any of the following committees will help further our vision for Marion's progressive future.

If you would like to sign up for a committee, please contact the Chamber office at 618-997-6311 or by email or fill out this form.

 

Standing Committees

Finance

The Finance Committee reviews the monthly financial statements, oversees the development of an annual budget and makes other financial recommendations to the board. While the Audit Committee conducts an internal audit of the Chamber, the Finance Committee can request an external, independent audit, which is selected by the Board of Directors. The findings of the independent auditor will be reported to the Finance Committee and the Board. The Chair of the Finance Committee is the Treasurer, who will serve on the Budget Committee, but not the Audit Committee. Members of the Committee include the Chair of the Board, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Immediate Past Chair of the Board, Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Membership Committee Chair, Marketing Committee Chair, Executive Director and volunteers from the Board of Directors and the General Membership of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. The Finance Committee meets as needed. The Finance Committee will have two subcommittees: Audit and Budget.

        The Marion Chamber of Commerce Audit Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee. The mission of the Audit Committee is to conduct an annual internal audit. The fiscal year for the Marion Chamber of Commerce is January 1 through December 31. 

        The Budget Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee. The mission of the Marion Chamber of Commerce Budget Committee is to budget for the ensuing calendar year which shall be approved at the December Board of Directors meeting. The fiscal year for the Marion Chamber of Commerce is January 1 through December 31. The Budget Committee Chair is the 1st Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Members of the Committee include the Chair of the Board, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Membership Committee Chair, Marketing Committee Chair, Executive Director and volunteers from the Board of Directors and the General Membership of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. 

Legislative Affairs

The Committee meets on a monthly schedule. Its primary function is to monitor governmental matters that could impact the community or local business, present recommendations to the Chamber's Board of Directors, and to assist in the initiation of the appropriate action. The Committee usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. For more information about the Legislative Affairs Committee, click here

Marketing

The Committee meets on a monthly schedule. Its primary function is to market Marion and the Chamber in order to increase awareness of the opportunities and activities in Marion. The Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. For more information about the Marketing Committee, click here

Membership

The Committee meets on a monthly schedule. The committee coordinates activities and programs of work to promote new members and value-added services to existing members. The Committee usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon. For more information about the Membership Committee, click here


Event Committees

All-Star Football Game

The Committee is responsible for coordinating the annual All-Star Football Game, which usually takes place in the summer. The Committee meets as needed.

Annual Dinner

The Committee is responsible for coordinating the entertainment, menu, decorations, etc. The Annual Dinner is held in January each year. The Committee meets as needed from October-February.

Awards

The Committee is responsible for coordinating the choosing of members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce for the Business/Industry of the Year, Distinguished Chamber Member, Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Mayor's Service and other awards, which are awarded at the Annual Dinner. The Committee meets as needed from October-February.

Bass Tournament

The Committee is responsible for coordinating the annual Bass Tournament, which usually takes place in the spring. The Committee meets as needed from January-April.

Community Day

The Committee is responsible for all planning and coordination of activities for the Marion Community Day event at Rent One Ballpark. The event is usually held in late spring/early summer. The Committee meets as needed from January-June.

Golf Scramble

The Committee is responsible for soliciting door prizes, sponsors and goody bag items, as well as selecting the menu. The Committee meets as needed from June-October.

Graduation Spree

The Committee is responsible for all planning, fund-raising and coordination of activities for the drug/alcohol free celebration for the Marion High School graduating seniors. The Grad Spree event takes place on the night of Marion High School Graduation. The Committee meets as needed from January-June.

Nominating

The Marion Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee’s mission is to nominate from the members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce a minimum of one (1) candidate for each vacancy to be voted on for members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee Chair is the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Members of the Committee include the Chair of the Board, 1st Vice Chair of the Board, 2nd Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Membership Committee, Executive Director and volunteers from the Board of Directors and General Membership of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. The Nominating Committee must have at least five members appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors at least thirty (30) days prior to the election. An announcement is made at the October luncheon that the nomination process has started. Consideration shall be given in selecting these candidates, that any Marion Chamber of Commerce members with more than 100 employees will be represented by having a member on the Board, if possible. Said committee shall file a list of the nominees recommended with the elected Secretary no later than fifteen (15) days before the election. Possible nominations other than the ones recommended by the committee, may be made by any member via written communication to the Executive Director no later than fifteen (15) days before the election. Elections will take place in November.

Remuneration

The Committee is responsible for the review of the remuneration of the Chamber's staff. The Committee meets as needed from August-December.

Scholarship

The Committee is responsible for awarding the Grad Spree Scholarship and the John A. Logan Two Year Tuition Waiver based on the amount of money generated by the fund raising efforts from the previous year. The committee has a set of guidelines for each scholarship.