Fellow Chamber Members:

As a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, you understand the importance of supporting our business community. Together we grow, creating a vibrant place in which to live and do business.

As the 2017 Chair of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, I urge you to take an active role in your chamber. In exchange for time and talent, volunteers build valuable connections with fellow business leaders and help guide the chamber as it fulfills its mission: to help all businesses succeed.

Your chamber offers dozens of volunteer positions on committees, sub-committees, task forces and boards and would love to add you to the rosters. A list of committees can be found below. The opportunities are broad – at any given time, nearly 600 volunteers are engaged. I welcome you to reach out to the chamber staff contact listed next to any role in which you have interest.

Thank you for your membership.

Pat McDonald
President, Dayton Market, KeyBank
2017 Chair, Board of Trustees – Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

For additional information regarding a committee, e-mail the listed Chamber contact.  Click here to view the committee list and members.

Committee Name:
Chamber Contact(s):
Committee Description:
Ambassador Club
Assists the Chamber with retention of Chamber memberships by maintaining relationships with existing and new member companies. Committee member responsibilities include Goodwill calls, new member reception calls, networking events, and retention calls. The club meets six times a year over lunch.

Board Of Trustees
Made up of up to 50 community business leaders to carry out the business of the Chamber according to our Bylaws. Meets quarterly during the months of February, May, August and November.

Breakfast Briefing
This program assists members by providing timely, focused and cost effective information. The briefings are held the 2nd Friday of the month, excluding December, where Regional CEO’s share business successes and strategies. Committee member responsibilities include selection of CEO speakers, event logistics and evaluation of attendee surveys. The committee meets approximately six times a year.

Business & Economic Development Oversight
Exists to review and provide guidance for the economic development, workforce development and research activities of the Chamber. The objective is to achieve an understanding of the economic trends facing the greater Dayton region. In that context: - Identify the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the region and guide the chamber’s role in creating a more favorable regional economy. - Provide guidance and review business and economic development activities and initiatives that support area business and regional development partners. - Provide guidance and review of initiatives that support the development, retention and recruitment of a qualified workforce. The committee meets quarterly corresponding with the Chamber’s Board of Trustees meetings.

Business After Hours
Provides business-to-business networking opportunities that assist the members’ ability to expand their customer base. Each event provides the opportunity to experience many premier locations in the region while making valuable business contacts, entertaining customers or rewarding employees. Committee member responsibilities include event logistics and theme. The committee meets about six times each year.

Dayton Area Logistics Committee
The DALA Committee will focus on connecting logistics businesses, suppliers and services together, as well as pursuing an aggressive lobbying strategy and economic development strategy that will support the logistics industry in the Dayton Region.

Energy & Environmental Committee
The volunteer members of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Committee strive to support and promote safe and environmentally responsible business practices through information exchange, business recognition, and the promotion of good public policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. The committee also strives to assist Chamber members with their efforts to: 1) Conduct business in an environmentally responsible manner. 2) Incorporate environmental, health, and safety considerations into business planning. 3) Foster the sustainable use of natural resources through pollution prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and material reuse. 4) Assist customers in addressing mutual environmental concerns. The committee meets approximately four times per year.

EPI Board of Trustees
Exercises the powers of the Board of Trustees as defined in the Bylaws. Reviews the activities of the Education & Public Improvement (EPI) Foundation, approves policy decisions and actions, and approves & monitors budget, grants, awards, and designated fund activities. The committee meets approximately once per quarter.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Board of Trustees and at least 3 other Trustees. It shall possess and exercise the powers of the Board of Trustees between meetings of the Board. {CLOSED}

Executive Womens Council
The volunteer members of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce's Women's Executive Leadership Council strive to increase support for women in executive leadership roles by providing peer to peer networking, education and professional growth opportunities.

Generation Dayton Steering Committee
The feedback and recommendations received by this committee ensure that the events and activities related to Generation Dayton (GenD) support the mission and strategic objectives of the Chamber. This committee has primary oversight responsibility for the GenD program and all associated activities. This committee meets monthly.

Acts as the oversight for the development of a plan to ensure the continued elected or appointed leadership is in place as well as written guidelines by which the Chamber will conduct business.

Leadership Dayton - Curriculum Review

Leadership Dayton - Membership

Leadership Dayton Board of Governors
The feedback and recommendations received by this committee ensure that the events and activities related to Leadership Dayton (LD) support the mission and strategic objectives of the Chamber. This committee has primary oversight responsibility for the LD program and all member (post-program) activities. This committee meets four times a year and each liaison must attend at least one of the meetings in order to remain an active committee member. In the event the liaison is unable to attend a committee meeting, they should arrange for another group member to attend in their place.

Marketing & Communications
Acts as the oversight for planning and implementing an ongoing marketing and communications program that meets Chamber membership retention goals and ensures an effective internal communications program. Committee meets quarterly.

Military & Federal Government Affairs
Members of the Military & Federal Government Affairs Committee are responsible for providing guidance to the Chamber’s public policy staff on a wide range of local, state and federal issues that are important to the future success of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The committee meets every other month in the Executive Conference Room (Room 208) of the Dayton Convention Center.

Safety Council Steering
The Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council enhances a safe and healthy environment in the workplace through education, networking, Information Systems, and advocacy. The board is responsible for oveseeing the operations of the safety programs offered by the Chamber.

Volunteer Activation Committee
This committee was formed to ensure that the volunteer experience is productive and enjoyable and the volunteers are recognized for their efforts. The Chamber works with more than 400 volunteers on an annual basis and it is important not to overlook the significant impact our volunteers provide to the Chamber. The committee meets four times each year to select the volunteer of the quarter/year and attends board meetings to honor the volunteers.