The best way to network and show off your talents is to get involved in one of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce active committees.
Committee membership is open to all members.
Board of Directors
Elected members from the business community who volunteer to advise and oversee the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.
Seven members from the Board of Directors who volunteer to work with the President to oversee day-to-day operations of the Chamber.
Ambassador Committee is a membership outreach and retention program designed to involve current members as outreach volunteers and inform new members of benefits and happenings. Overseen by the Membership Services Committee, Ambassadors attend all Chamber events on a rotating schedule as a welcoming committee and also work to connect businesses with each other.
Business Education Collaborative
Provides a bridge between educators & students to the business community planning and implementing creative ways of engaging student / business interactions. The main purpose of this effort is to work towards job readiness & internship goals, talent pool development and long-term relationships for expedited professional growth.
Government Affairs Committee
This committee is tasked with gathering information on local and statewide legislative issues and public policies affecting commerce in the local business community; helping to guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts by reviewing such legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership; developing positions that will enhance economic growth and developing programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives.
Health & Wellness
H&W Committee strives to make community wellness and healthcare a top initiative. Focused on promoting personal health; corporate wellness; promoting chamber members who offer services which help people achieve and maintain ideal health; and educating members and the community about activities and services which enable people to achieve maximum wellness. Responsible for planning and execution of the Annual Healthy Living Expo.
Focuses on retaining and expanding the membership. This committee is responsible for choosing Businesses of the Month and Businesses of the Year for 13 different categories; it also hosts the Annual Business Awards Breakfast, New Member Receptions and is the umbrella committee for the Ambassador Program. This committee meets monthly.
The non-profit committee is focused on promoting the unique needs and offerings of not-for-profit organizations. The group is focused on building community awareness, providing education and sharing resources. Further, the group endeavors to support the many good causes, and strengthen business and collaborative relationships with the for-profit business members.
Young Professionals (HYP)
Serves as a mechanism to attract and retain young professional talent to the Greater Haverhill area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy. This committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of YP events, fundraising to benefit the YP programming and engaging the YP population to participate through networking and promotion of events and happenings.
This committee meets monthly from January – June to plan the Annual Awards Dinner. Members work on logistical tasks such as invitation design, silent auction item solicitation, decorations, centerpieces, entertainment, and sponsorships.
Business Expo Committee
The Expo Committee meets monthly year round to plan one of Merrimack Valley’s premier business events. This committee provides an interactive way for members to learn about new businesses, increase networking exposure, and makes members’ businesses more visible through an opportunity to showcase their business to other business professionals as well as, an opportunity for people in the community to join together in discovering the goods and services offered by businesses throughout the service area.
Downtown Events Committee
The Downtown Events Committee is responsible for assisting in planning the below two events:
Works to produce the Chamber’s Annual Christmas Stroll Community Event thereby ushering in the holiday season. This event concludes with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington Square and includes family friendly activities, a family parade, food and gift vendors, plus entertainment from both the stage and storefronts.
This committee will work with both Creative Haverhill and the GHCOC to plan and execute a downtown arts, cultural and creative festival for local artists, families and the creative economy bringing experiences and interactive activities in the areas of visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary and fine arts.
Plans, organizes and executes the annual golf tournament. Committee members work to solidify tee and flag sponsorships, tournament participants, raffle prizes and auction items. They also help to market the event. This committee meets weekly in the months leading up to the event every September.
Restaurant & Culinary Events
This committee works to plan and facilitate the Annual Restaurant Mystery Tour as well as the Top Chef Challenge Events. Knowledge of local cuisine, restauranteurs and food based resources is an asset to members of this group.
Winning Opportunities for Women (W.O.W) Committee
Plans and executes programs specifically addressing women’s issues: growth and development within the business community. This committee plans the annual W.O.W. Conference and two “mini-W.OW.” events, Pearls of Wisdom and Seeds for Success. Committee members split into sub-committees: Logistics, Marketing/PR, Speakers, Sponsorship, Vendors and Mini-Events. This committee meets as a group monthly and meetings become more frequent closer to the conference date held every spring. Sub-committees meet separately throughout the planning process.