Member Lead Teams
The Chamber has three distinct committees, and one partnership. The committee teams are Business Education & Sustainability, Commerce Advocacy, and Member Services. Our Health & Wellness Committee integrated into Winchester's Activity Coalition. We encourage every Chamber member to become a part of one of these Teams. It is our desire to help promote vision, share fresh ideas and encourage leadership in order to improve the quality of life for all our citizens.
If you are a chamber member and would like to serve on one of our committees please contact the Chamber office at (859)744-6420. We are glad to help you get involved!
Member Services Team
Our Purpose and Goal
To assist the Chamber of Commerce with membership retention and recruitment through special events planning and the maintenance, creation and implementation of membership programs.
We have a GREAT team of hard workers who bring the fun while planning these large events.
Debbie Hohman, Chair
What We Do
Our team has the privilege of planning two Chamber events annually: The Annual Chamber Banquet and the Annual Golf Scramble.
Annual Chamber Golf Scramble
In September, we run the only fundraiser of the year, the Chamber Golf Scramble at the Winchester Country Club. The number of teams increased within the last few years so much that we now have an AM and a PM tee time. You can start your game with a Bloody Mary, lunch is provided at no charge and the Beer Cart travels around during play. (The Beer Cart also has Water and Ale8) Hole Sponsors provide freebies, games and players could even win a SUV by hitting a Hole In One on the a par three sponsored by Winchester Insurance. Two coveted trophies are presented to the winner in Business Class and another in Industrial Development.See More Photos from the 2018 Scramble
Annual Chamber Banquet
In May, we provide a celebration of the past year’s accomplishments at the Chamber Banquet. It is a time to acknowledge the Leadership Winchester graduates and Winchester Businesses and Individuals who have made a positive difference in our community. A Silent Auction is held which helps to support the Leadership Winchester program. The attendance is typically between 300 and 350 leaders in our community.
Business Education & Sustainability Team
Our Purpose and Goals
To provide meaningful opportunities for Chamber Members' active participation and input.
To assure the prolonged success of member organizations by providing a venue that shares information, exchanges ideas and assists in the promotion of the local economic environment thru member involvement and small business development assistance activities.
To identify, research and resolve issues important to the members and the business community.
Greg Yates, Chair
Billy Dion Mullins
What We Do
- Develop training as a result of member input
- Facilitate educational resources
- Establish forums for open discussion
- Implement programs that will support long-term member success and effectiveness
- Partner with organizations who support and promote similar visions
Commerce Advocacy Team
The purpose of the Chamber Community Advocacy Team (CAT) is to carry out an advocacy program on behalf of the Chamber membership and business community within the governmental and political arenas by fostering effective working relationships. We are dedicated to identifying critical issues and providing a voice for members at the local, state and federal levels. Our group of volunteers meet monthly and monitor relative legislative, regulatory and municipal issues regarding public policy and community issues impacting Winchester and Clark County.
Advocacy is top priority and through our strong relationships with elected officials, we advocate for the right of local businesses and take positions on proposed ordinances, rulings and legislation. We work in close collaboration with members to ensure their needs are heard and generate meaningful support on their behalf. We may also propose a more acute response by advancing recommendations to the Chamber's Board of Directors for further action.
Juliann Jones Irwin, Chair
What We Do
- Create useful and meaningful forums for discussion
- Pursue dialogue with local, regional and state legislators
- Provide direct advocacy for business and industry
- Support critical partners such as higher education and K-12 education
Health and Wellness Team
The Winchester Clark County Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Team discontinued meeting after finding an established community committee. The Clark County Activity Coalition is an active and effective group. The Chamber and its members work closely with the Activity Coalition for all purposes that would be covered by the Health and Wellness Team.
Below is information about the Clark County Activity Coalition.
The Clark County Activity Coalition's mission is to encourage physical activity in Clark County which leads to healthier lives.
The Coalition is a team of people representing government agencies, non-profits and private companies. They come together monthly for the solid mission of encouraging physical activity in Clark Co which leads to healthier lives. The Coalition has been meeting for over ten years.
The group shares ideas related to physical activity and brainstorms about matters of activity and health. The group also works to address improvements in community walkability and bike-ability. Some of our successes include: the Winchester Traveling Trail, a mowed trail on a prime piece of real estate estimated to have more than 2,500 walkers/runners per month and the Clark County Wellness Challenge, a yearly, community wide program promoting physical activity and wellness that has grown to over 500 participants.
Sarah Alexander – Co-Chair
Maggie Tincher – Co-Chair
Beth Willett Jones