The CBICC utilizes the expertise of its diverse membership on several formal (and informal) committees, groups and special task forces. Through these engagement opportunities, CBICC members are working collaboratively in support of the Chamber's collective mission to strengthen the local economy, and are helping to enhance the value of Chamber membership.
cbicc ambassadors: the goodwill arm of the chamber
Ambassadors are a dedicated group of CBICC members that assist at events, help welcome new members, and help new members make introductions at Business After Hours and other Chamber functions. Ambassadors, which meet once a month, are easily identified by their red name badges and outgoing personalities.
If you are a new member attending a Chamber event for the first time and would like Ambassador assistance, let us know.
Interested in becoming an Ambassador? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business and industry partnership
Formed in 2016, the CBICC's Business and Industry Partnership focuses on ensuring that Centre County businesses at all stages of operation and from all industry sectors have awareness of and access to information, services, resources and connections necessary to support competitiveness and growth. The partnership comprises individuals from the county's business, education, government and financial sectors. Learn more.
business environment committee
The CBICC's Business Environment Committee addresses regulatory, legislative and infrastructure issues and concerns. The committee's ongoing work is critical to the collective mission of growing the private sector and restoring a healthy balance to Centre County's economy.
small business committee
Launched in 2016, the CBICC Small Business Committee focuses on initiatives and program -- both newly created and existing within the Chamber -- that will foster the growth and success of Centre County's small businesses. With an emphasis on both the retail and service sectors, the committee's first order of business is the development of a "buy local" campaign. The committee complements the CBICC's Business and Industry Partnership, with both being vital to the retention and growth of existing businesses in Centre County across a variety of sizes and industries. Interested in learning more, email Nicole Smith, Vice President, Corporate Support and Membership, at email@example.com or Lesley Kistner, Vice President, Communications/Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBICC Connect is the Chamber's young professionals group. Follow Connect on Facebook. To learn more and get involved, email Tyann McDaniel at Tyann@cbicc.org. The CBICC Connect Mentorship program seeks to connect experience leaders with aspiring business professionals. The 2017 program kicks off in September. To learn more about the value of mentorship to both mentors and mentees; or to participate in the program, email Tyann@cbicc.org. Or, read more here.