Governmental Affairs Committee (via Zoom)
Purpose: In order to ensure the economic stability of South San Luis Obispo County, the Chamber recognizes the necessity of properly balanced legislation and policies that encourage business attraction and growth. The Chamber supports a proactive approach to local legislation including research, analysis, education, and wide dissemination of proposed legislation that affects local businesses. Participation in the Governmental Affairs Committee is a great way to expand your knowledge on local issues that affect business and the economy. The committee is a place to become informed and share that information with the Chamber membership at large. The Governmental Affairs Committee will be a conduit of information via the monthly newsletter, social media, podcasts, and informational forums. On occasion, the Governmental Affairs Committee will make recommendations to the SCCC Board of Directors to take a position on policies, measures, propositions, and bills pertaining to business, jobs, and the economy.
What to Expect: The Governmental Affairs Committee will hear from experts on a variety of topics affecting business. For example, the committee will hear from speakers on upcoming ballot measures. In addition to these relevant topics, the committee also receives updates from the South County City Managers and representatives from the SLO County Board of Supervisors, state, and federal offices.
Commitment Level: Attend monthly meetings and engage in discussions. You may be asked to assist with the State of the South County, Candidate Forums, and Meet the Candidate events.
Meets on the fourth Friday of the month at 8-9:15 am January through October via Zoom
Marketing Committee (via Zoom)
Purpose: The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to promote and celebrate South County businesses.
What to Expect: The committee selects an SCCC Business of the Month to be recognized. This business is promoted in the newsletter, through social media channels, on local radio, and honored at the monthly Chamber luncheon/breakfast. At year's end, these businesses are therefore nominated to be selected for South County Business of the Year. The committee is also involved with promoting local businesses through Shop Small Business Saturday, Elegant Christmas in the Village, and other business promotions.
Commitment Level: Consider Business of the Month submissions from the community and/or nominate a business as a committee member.
Meets every other month January through October (dates and times to be determined) via Zoom
The 2022 Chairperson is Kassi Dee from Nan's Pre-Owned Books in Grover Beach. The Vice Chair is Donna Milne with 1st Capital Bank.
Purpose: The Ambassador Committee aids in the development of effective acquisition and retention programs designed to educate local businesses about the programs and services available through the South County Chambers of Commerce.
What to Expect: Ambassadors concentrate on the retention of existing and development of new members through an awareness program emphasizing personal contacts by Ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome new Chamber members, act as hosts and hostesses at key Chamber events, and facilitate interaction at all Chamber functions.
Commitment Level: Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, mixers, and solicit auction items for the SCCC Annual Dinner & Recognition Awards. Ambassadors may be asked to help with membership drives and volunteer to set up/break down events.
Ambassadors meet on the second Thursday of the month from 8-9 am followed by offsite ribbon cuttings, January through December. Locations to be announced.
Annual Dinner Planning Committee
This committee meets beginning in January to plan the Annual Dinner & Recognition Awards in October. Dates and times to be determined.
Community Business Meetings
Purpose: As a regional Chamber, we recognize the many benefits that are achieved through combined resources and a collective voice to advocate for business. Likewise, we also recognize the importance of each community retaining their individual identity. Because each business community has unique needs, local Business Meetings have developed to review and develop projects and policies pertaining to business in their community.
What to Expect: Business Meeting participants make recommendations to the SCCC Board of Directors regarding goals for the businesses in their community and work together to see them achieved.
Commitment Level: Attend meetings during 2022 which may be scheduled bimonhtly or quarterly depending on the decision of the SCCC Board member who serves as the chairperson. Business Meeting participants may be asked to help with events or projects in their community.
Arroyo Grande Business Meeting: Third Thursday of the month at 8:30 am January - October
Grover Beach Business Meeting: Third Friday at 12:00 pm January - October.
Nipomo Business Meeting: First Thursday of the month at 8:30 am January - October.
Pismo Beach Business Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am January - October.