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Join a Committee & Let Your Voice Be Heard

People are always asking, "how do I get to know more people and have more of an impact on the business community?" Some want to give back and some want more exposure for their businesses.

 

Whatever the driver, joining a Chamber committee can make a huge difference in your business. You can:

 

  • get to know others
  • improve a skill/gain new experience in a desired area
  • give back to your community
  • help shape programming in the community
  • and many other benefits

 

We have committees that are industry-oriented, cause-based, and interest-centric. Currently, unless otherwise specified all committee meetings are virtual.

 

To learn more about volunteering, email the Chamber at Connect@alamedachamber.com.

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program acts as an extension of the Alameda Chamber and is a recognized liaison group between the Chamber, its members, and the community.

The mission of the Ambassadors is to actively promote and represent the Alameda Chamber of Commerce in the business community. The committee orients new members on the benefits of Chamber membership, helps existing members remain involved, and refers prospective members to the appropriate channels.

Government Relationship Economic Development Committee (GREDC)

The Government Relationship Economic Development Committee promotes the local, state, and federal legislative interests of the business community and works to highlight and discuss issues of interest. It is also dedicated to identifying and solving the key economic issues facing the City of Alameda.

Maritime Committee

Maritime is historically the largest economic sector on the island. This committee addresses the maritime industry's needs, concerns, and challenges, works on goals and objectives, and strategizes to implement solutions.

Events & Fundraisers Committee

This committee's mission is to evaluate and support the annual signature Chamber events, participate in the planning process, and execute steps to ensure success and profitability. The committee also formulates and directs communication activities, emphasizing brand, marketing, internal and external communications for all chamber events.

Alameda Coalition for Personal Care Services

COVID-19 has created many challenges for all of us, but personal care service providers such as masseurs, beauticians, nail techs, barbers, stylists, and others face unique issues and challenges as a result of closure orders. This group is designed to discuss and address the issues and challenges facing these industries. It's a forum to exchange best practices as well as organize ideas and solutions to help with reopenings and recovery.

Alameda Restaurant & Bar Coalition

With COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders, restaurants and bars face unique issues and challenges including capacity limits. Nationally, they estimate that as many as 25% of all restaurants will never reopen. The purpose of the group will be to discuss the issues and challenges, exchange best practices, and focus on solutions in order to help the restaurant and bar industry thrive.

Spirits Alley Coalition

The Spirits Alley Coalition is a committee of distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms located along Monarch Street in the Naval Air Station's former location.

The Coalition is designed to discuss the issues and challenges this unique group of businesses face. It is a group that also shares best practices to help the entire area succeed.

Alameda Emerging Leaders

The NEW Alameda EL is a professional leaders group designed around the needs of entrepreneurs, innovators, and those beginning their careers with interest in future leadership.

The group's mission is to connect, promote, and support local young professionals through social activities, community involvement, and professional development, making Alameda a more desirable place to live for emerging leaders.

Alameda Emerging Leaders