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Committees - Find one that interests YOU - and join other interested Chamber members in working on various Chamber programs.

Chamber committees offer members the opportunity to become involved in an area of their interest.  Committees provide a forum in which to meet other business leaders who share similar concerns and a chance to work on projects related to those issues.  Committees are open to all members in good standing who are willing to make a commitment to meet the objectives of their committee(s) of interest.

Ambassador Committee, Chaired by Duane Townsend, AFLAC

 

Ambassadors are Chamber members who make a commitment of time and effort in helping people feel welcome at Chamber events, and represent the Chamber in the community.

Ambassadors strive to create meaningful relationships and encourage member involvement in chamber activities, with special attention being paid to new members.  Ambassadors make new business contacts for their businesses while supporting the efforts of the Chamber and its members.

 

Networking Committee - Chairman is Jimmy Parks, JCS America.

 

Chamber members meet monthly for a lunch meeting.  The purpose is to get to know a smaller group of Chamber members and learn about their businesses so that active referrals can take place.  Literature and business cards are exchanged for future reference and referrals.

 

Membership Committee.  Chairman is Sylvia Woodside, World Financial Group.

 

This committee is comprised of interested Chamber members who are enthusiastic about the benefits of Chamber membership and want to extend those benefits to other businesses in the Buena Park area to help them grow.  Committee members work in partnership with  Chamber staff and community businesses.

 

Council on Business and Government.  Chair is Ray Bell, Speech & Language Development Center.

 

Members attending the monthly meetings learn about proposed legislation as it relates to business,  from representatives of  National, State, County and City elected officials.  The Chamber communicates to appropriate legislators,  urging them to take a pro-business position on certain legislation.  This group meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month at the Chamber office.  Come join the effort to make doing business in California a little easier!  

  

Silverado Chili Cook off Committee.  2006 Event  will be Sunday, October 22, 2006.  Event Chair is Vickie Wagstaff, Sign A Rama.

 

Silverado Days is a community event dating back to 1932 when it was called “Home Town Days”.  It was expanded in 1957, renamed “Silverado Days”, and is the second largest festival of its kind in California, drawing 200,000 people. The overall event is administered by the Buena Park Noon Lions in cooperation with the City of Buena Park.  The event is held the third weekend in October each year, featuring a carnival, game booths, live entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts booths and interactive events like men’s legs contest, mutt contest,  baby contest, pie eating contest and Chili Cookoff!

 

The Chamber sponsors the Chili Cookoff, held during Silverado Days.  The committee meets as necessary from August to October to plan the annual event. 

 

Business Expo Committee.  Chair of the 2005 Expo is Patricia Neill, Marketing Manager, Buena Park Downtown.

 

The Expo committee organizes an annual Expo, usually held in the fall.  The purpose is to promote member businesses to the public

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Holiday Auction Committee

 

The Holiday Auction and Taste of Buena Park is held annually, usually the first week in December at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park.  The committee secures restaurants to provide samples of  food for about 200 people and seek auction items for this “community holiday party” which is also one of the Chamber’s key fundraisers.  The committee meets as needed from September to December. 

 

Police Luncheon Committee - 2006 Event will be Wednesday, May 17th at  Knott's Resort Hotel, chaired by Michele Wischmeyer, Knott's Berry Farm.  Approximately 330 people attended last year's event.

 

The Chamber honors the Buena Park Police by holding its “Police Appreciation Luncheon” annually in May.   Police are honored individually for heroic efforts during the past year.  The Committee plans the luncheon, seeks sponsors for the Police personnel, invites the community and has a turnout of 300+ people.  The committee meets as needed from January through May.

 

Golf Tournament Committee - the 2006 Golf Classic will be Monday, June 19 at Westridge Golf Club, La Habra.  Event co-chairs are Bob Barry, Care Ambulance and William Im, Uniti Bank.

 

The Chamber co-sponsors the annual Golf Tournament with the La Palma Chamber of Commerce.  The event is usually held the third Monday in June.  The committee seeks corporate sponsors, golfers, and raffle prizes to make the Chambers’ largest fundraiser successful.  Members meet as needed from January to June.

 

We hope to see you at a committee meeting and at the events!!  That's how to market your business!

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