Ambassador: The Chamber Ambassadors act as a liaison between members and Chamber staff as well as a connection within the business community. Chamber Ambassadors are members in good standing from various industries and highly visible within their own business as well as the community. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Jeff Ardis.
Government Affairs Committee: This committee is dedicated to the advocacy of North Central MA business community. Meeting several times per year, this group consists of community leaders and those active in the legislative setting. Committee members develop a list of potential and current legislation that the NCMCC staff should actively monitor as well as discuss the support or lack of support for each piece. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Roy Nascimento.
Loan Committee: The Chamber’s sister organization, The North Central MA Development Corporation, employs a small group of financial and business savvy members to help make decisions on the micro-loan program. These members meet once per month to discuss potential loans and the risks associated. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Sandie Cataldo.
Scholarship: The Scholarship Committee is tasked with reading the 50+ applications the NCMCC Foundation receives each year for only 22-25 $2,000 scholarships. The Scholarship Committee members include representatives from area businesses which provide scholarships. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Lauren Goulet.
Tourism Development: A committee of our sister organization, the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association (the local regional tourism council), this group is comprised of members of the tourism community such as hotel, dining, agri-tourism, recreation and more. This committee meets several times per year to discuss various initiatives at the state and local levels to increase traffic through the North Central region. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Matt Myers.
Golf: This small committee helps support the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, the sole fundraising campaign for the North Central MA Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This Tournament provides at least 2-$2,000 scholarships yearly to graduating seniors. The committee meets mostly in the spring to identify potential players, sponsors and auction/raffle items for the Tournament held in June. Committee Members are expected to attend and support the Tournament through a variety of functions. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Maria McCaffrey.
Women’s Leadership Connection: The Women’s Leadership Connection Committee is comprised of business women of all levels, whether sole proprietors or executive professionals, which help dictate the programming needs of the WLC events held 9 times throughout the year. The WLC Committee meets approximately 4 times per year, deciding on important topic areas, marketing of the events and how to better support local businesswomen. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Maria McCaffrey.
HYPE: The Helping Young Professional Emerge Committee hosts young professionals from various backgrounds to enhance the professional and personal development of the area young professionals. Meeting several times per year, this small committee outlines topic areas for discussion, selects locations for events and provides marketing expertise. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Maria McCaffrey.
Human Resource Council: The Human Resource Council Committee is composed of area human resource managers and employee/labor relations lawyers. This committee selects important topic areas for discussion at monthly HRC events. This committee meets approximately 3 times per year directly following selected monthly meetings. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Maria McCaffrey.
Community Leadership Institute: The Community Leadership Institute Steering Committee supports the recruitment and program planning for the CLI program, a 9-month leadership development course. CLI Steering Committee members must be graduates of the program from 1988 –present or actively involved in the monthly events. For a complete list of members or to join the committee, please contact Maria McCaffrey.