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.
Business Resources Committee
Combines knowledge and research on business topics relevant to the business community such as health insurance, human resource issues, employee benefits, business resources such as S.C.O.R.E. and the Small Business Administration. This information is then relayed to the greater membership by communication such as email blasts or mailings, and special events. This committee meets monthly.
Downtown Haverhill Committee
Plans and executes two major festivals in Haverhill: Christmas Stroll and KidsFEST. Also works on downtown initiatives in an effort to improve and revitalize the downtown Haverhill area. Sub-committees planning the festivals meet weekly in the months leading up to the events. The general committee meets several times per year to discuss and implement initiatives.
Energy and Green Affairs Committee
Organizes informational sessions and communicates cost-savings programs pertinent to the business community. This committee works to educate and find alternatives to cut costs for Chamber members. Topics include alternative energy, energy efficiency and sustainability. This committee meets monthly.
Government Affairs/Economic Development Committee
Communicates the needs of the business community and the Chamber membership to local and state officials. Responsible for connecting businesses with elected officials, this committee organizes informational events featuring these officials as speakers and works with other organizations, such as the Greater Haverhill Foundation and City of Haverhill, to create and implement economic development strategies. This committee also works on Tax Classification in Haverhill and attends the annual Haverhill City Council meeting regarding this issue. This committee meets monthly.
Focuses on health-related issues and works to provide information and events as a resource to the membership and the community. This committee organizes informational sessions featuring noteworthy speakers and topics; events, including blood pressure screenings and CPR trainings; and health fairs which include vendor opportunities for Chamber members. This committee meets monthly.
Structures and implements a marketing plan and materials for the Chamber. Comprised of members from all aspects of marketing, this committee focuses on developing and implementing a cohesive marketing strategy for the Chamber, assists in all aspects of the production of promotional materials, and designs the visual aspects of the Chamber including the Chamber’s website, social media sites, logo, letterhead, event fliers, and more. This committee meets monthly.
Membership Services Committee
Focuses on retain and expand 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 is committee meets monthly.
Communicates with all levels of membership: new members, current members and prospective members. Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member recruitment, communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with members’ desires. Overseen by the Membership Services Committee, Ambassadors attend all Chamber events as a welcoming committee and also work to connect businesses with each other. They work to invite the membership to upcoming events and keep members current with ongoing and new programming. This sub-committee meets quarterly throughout the year.
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.
Plans, organizes and executes the annual Cross Border Expo co-hosted by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. This committee is comprised of members from both Chambers and works on all aspects of the event: marketing, site planning and logistics, booth sales, celebrity, and budgeting. This committee meets monthly and meetings become more frequent closer to the event date held every October.
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.