The Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce is comprised of businesses, like yours, that voluntarily work together to promote and develop the commercial and industrial opportunities in our community. We rely heavily on volunteers to help us provide the programs that we offer. Please consider volunteering your time and creativity to one of the committees listed below.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller
BUSINESS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
The Business Legislative Advocacy Council is comprised of members that are interested in representing the interest of business with government. The committee is charged with an ongoing effort to educate, engage, inform and provide resources to the business community. The Council is responsible for planning and representing the GCCC on York County Day.
The mission of the Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee is to serve as a link between business and the Community to actively support quality education in order to provide a well-trained workforce in the Clover area. The Education Committee will plan and implement the annual Honor Student Luncheon for the top 50 Clover School District high school seniors.
MEMBERSHIP & BENEFITS
The duties of the Membership & Benefits Committee shall include, but not be limited to: increasing and retaining membership in the Chamber through the offering of programs, services and networking opportunities; developing strategies to generate new membership; reviewing any application forms and any literature dealing with new membership; calling on new businesses that have moved into Clover to offer assistance and welcome; and strengthening contact with existing membership and work to involve them in helping the Chamber of Commerce. (The Committee may choose to divide its work into sub-committees involving Retention, Inquiry Follow-Up, Development, and Programming.) The Membership & Benefits Committee will consistently evaluate the Member Benefits being offered to Chamber members by researching member affinity programs that may be of interest to both the Chamber itself and members of the Chamber, evaluating currently offered programs to determine effectiveness, and devising new benefit programs to ensure member satisfaction with their Chamber membership.
The Merchant Advocacy shall be the prime representative of the concerns and issues facing the Clover area retail, restaurant, industrial and home based business community. Their duties shall include, but not be limited to, devising Chamber programs and benefits, establishing a connection to retail establishments throughout the Chamber’s focus areas, establishing a connection to dining and catering establishments throughout the Chamber’s focus areas, having regular dialogue with retail and restaurant members in terms of member benefits, provide educational programs, networking systems, business assistance, and legislative advocacy to home based businesses, devising an annual Chamber event to focus around the manufacturing community, having regular dialogue with manufacturing members in terms of member benefits, facilitating group meetings of Chamber manufacturers to encourage cooperation on procurement, development, or legislative strategy, and facilitating group meetings of these groups. (The committee may choose to divide its work into sub-committees involving Retail, Restaurants, Manufacturing, and Home Based businesses.)
NOMINATING & AWARDS
The Nominating Committee of the Chamber shall conduct the nomination process for the Chamber Board of Directors and shall be chaired by the current President of the Chamber Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is convened each February to review nominations from the membership, as well as current individual directors, and to determine if directors at the end of their terms should be recommended for re-election. At the March Board Meeting the Nominating Committee Members recommends for approval candidates for election to one (1) three (3) year term. This committee shall also, select winners of Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year, and the active solicitation of nominees for these awards to ensure a diverse and qualified pool of nominations.
PROGRAMMING & EVENTS
The Programming Committee shall be responsible for the scheduling and formulation of the program of each of the Monthly Luncheon series, Chamber membership meetings, and Business Before/After Hours. The committee shall organize activities to ensure active participation by the Chamber membership in compelling attendance, as well as organize/schedule the Emerging Professional Ambassador Program for each function, assisting at Feis Chlobhair (Scotch Irish Games), the Annual Clover Christmas Parade and activities which engage Chamber members and the community.
The Committee may also suggest, discuss, and schedule additional educational, professional, or enrichment programming to benefit the members of the Chamber with the review of the Board of Directors. The Committee shall consist of a minimum of one (1) officer, 2 (two) Board Members and Chamber members that are interested in promoting the activities of the Chamber. The Events Committee shall meet as deemed necessary, but no less than six (6) times per year.