Program of Work
The Chamber - Program of Work 2023
The Chamber's program of work identifies our business objectives, the projects and teams that support them and aligning these objectives to fall under the three parts of our Mission which is to serve, promote and enhance the economic success of our members. The POW is updated annually at the Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting.
Awards Banquet (Annually) – Special luncheon to honor businesses and individuals of the year.
Biz Budz (Monthly) – Pairing a seasoned Member to a new Member/First Time visitor; to sit with, provide info and introductions to other Members.
Vol. Leader: J. Davenport
Ambassador Committee (Monthly)
Volunteer committee of Members who serve as a link between the Chamber and members. They assist in Chamber events.
Bd Liaison: Olaf Emblem
Staff Liaison: Carmal Terrell
Chair: Hanna Parker
Total Resource Campaign (Annually)
A “menu” pricing of available sponsorships for the Chamber’s yearly events.
Chamber Luncheons (Monthly)
Gathering with food to inform, educate and provide a networking opportunity for members. RSVP & payment for lunch is required.
EPIC Education (Quarterly) – seminars which provide training, education, and information on business trends that are current.
EPIC Mentor Board (Monthly) – A team of 6 business professionals with experience in finance, human resources, fundraising, marketing, networking and business organization who mentor one business Member for a 3 month period, focusing on challenges they are having in business and possible solutions.
Leadership CORE Program (Annually)
7-month program involving visits and interaction with local government, education and business leaders.
Coffee at The Chamber (Monthly)
Last Friday of the month, 7:30-9:00 am, free coffee and snacks provided by Member sponsors to network in a relaxed atmosphere.
CHAMP Committee (Monthly)
Last Monday of the month, 8:30-9:30 am meeting to assist The Chamber in accessing, restructuring and improving current programs.
Bd Liaison: Jill Carpenter
Staff Liaison: Angela Surprise
Chair: Michael Gugliotti
Ribbon Cutting/Plaque Presentation
Public ceremony to introduce new Members.
Chamber Connection (Bi-Monthly)
Information, advocacy and updates emailed to Members.
Quarterly after-hours event sponsored by 3 business Members for networking.
Business Directory/Visitor’s Guide: Yearly publication that lists businesses, information, history, and events.
Area Maps: Biennial publication - includes the Member cities as well as Chamber Member ads.
Visitor Centers (Schertz & Selma Offices): Promotion of the Cities of Schertz, Selma and area attractions.
Relocation Packets: Information mailed out to potential residents.
Promo bag filled with assorted marketing items of members.
Young professional group for ages 21-40 years that provides education, mentorship and connection.
Board Liaison: Debra John
Staff Liaison: Natalia Brookens
Chair: Steven Garza
Health & Home Show: event that showcases our wellness businesses in both body and home.
Casino Night: annual networking event for members with an annual costume theme.
Chamber Open: Golf Tournament for networking and raise funds for the Chamber.
Chamber Bowl: fundraising bowling event benefitting the DECA programs of Steele and Clemens High Schools.
RE/MAX Skylight Balloon Fest: 2 day event featuring carnival, music, food and hot air balloons.
Revenue Growth: Funding/support of the Chamber through programs, events, dues, stewardship.
Audit/Review: Yearly or biennial process of professional reviewing of the financial systems of The Chamber for compliance.
Staff & Board Development: Strategic planning meetings and continued education to develop staff and Board for the benefit of the Membership.
Project Graduation: Donation to the graduating senior classes at Clemens and Steele H.S. to aid in safe graduation party.
Community Advisory Committee: Business owners, alumni, and civic leaders supply input, comments and guidance for the SCUCISD.
Military Affairs Committee “M.A.C.” (Monthly): Bridge integration between transitioning military personnel into civilian commerce. Monthly and Annual events include Hidden Hero & Veterans Plaza Ceremony
Bd Liaison: Paul Giandalia
Chair: Janet Thomas
City Council Meetings (Weekly): Schertz - 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays at 6 pm; Cibolo - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 pm; and Selma - every 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm.
EDC - Schertz & Cibolo Meetings (Monthly): monthly meetings on current economic happenings and needs between President and EDC city directors.
TAB/TCCE/CCCE/U.S. Chamber of Commerce Membership (Annual Memberships): To keep updated and informed in matters of Chamber, Advocacy and Business.
Northeast Partnership Meeting (Monthly): Monthly gathering of 13 local cities mayors and officials to discuss issues within their cities.
City Managers Meeting (Quarterly): Quarterly meeting between The Chamber President and City Managers of Schertz, Selma and Cibolo.
Civic Leaders Luncheon: Fall luncheon featuring the candidates running for city, county, school distirct and/or GVSUD offices. Meet and greet with brief introductions on candidate platforms and one on one Q & A.