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The committees of the SPI Chamber help make sure the mission and priorities of the Chamber get implemented and help our members thrive. Each committee is looking for additional volunteers. If you are member of the Chamber and interested in contributing your time and talents in any of these topic areas, please contact the Chamber at 956-761-4412 or email info@spichamber.com - Thank you!

Business Services Committee

Charge: Develop educational training for businesses; recruit speakers and sponsors for a minimum of four Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheons each year; coordinate annual Job Fair for South Padre Island and Port Isabel businesses; identify other services beneficial to business community; attend Quarterly Public Affair Luncheons; attend appropriate training classes; attend monthly committee meetings.

Chair: Barbara Kowalski

Meeting Date/Time/Location: 3rd Tuesday of each month - 11:45 a.m. – rotate between Chamber member restaurants

Education Committee

Charge: Meet with school district representatives to identify and develop curriculum to benefit students and local employers; keep abreast of school finance including school property taxes; participate in local school activities where public input is needed; attend pertinent school board meetings; attend 7 committee meetings.

Chair: Diane O’Leary

Meeting Date/Time/Location: dates October through April are set by the school district in September each year – 3:00 p.m. – rotate between PIISD campuses

Governmental Affairs Committee

Charge:  Monitor local, state and federal legislative issues; develop legislative goals for representatives; attend meetings with various government representatives and issue related associations; coordinate and attend candidate forum each local election year; identify and recruit speakers for 8 Coffee and Conversation meetings; attend monthly committee meetings.

Chair: Alta Monroe

Meeting Date/Time/Location: 4th Tuesday of each month - 11:45 a.m. – rotate between Chamber member restaurants

Island Ambassadors

Charge: Visit new Chamber members; attend Chamber member ribbon cuttings; attend grand openings of Chamber members; identify potential new members; solicit gift certificates for Ambassador events; solicit Chamber members to participate in annual Member Showcase; distribute Ambassador event flyers; identify new events beneficial to business members; serve as volunteer at Chamber events.

Chair:  Cristin Howard

Meeting Date/Time/Location: 1st Tuesday of each month – 2:00 p.m. – Chamber Meeting Room

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