Committee Information

Joining a Chamber committee helps not only the Chamber, but also expands your network of contacts. Business and advocacy-focused committees address issues that affect the current needs of the community. Event committees help plan and implement the Chamber’s annual programs.

In addition, committee members are often recognized in event programs, as well as media releases and newsletters! Become more involved in the Chamber by becoming active in a committee! To be considered for a committee, complete this committee preference form.


  • Annual Gala: Coordinates the Chamber's longest-running program, together with Chamber staff. This committee works on theme, decorations, attendance and sponsors for the biggest event of the year.
  • Building Awards: Selects honorees for this distinguished program by reviewing entries. Also helps collect journal ads and sponsorships.
  • Golf Outing: This event committee meets to plan our Richard B. Irwin Memorial Golf Outing every spring! The day's agenda includes a golf scramble, deluxe food and fantastic raffle prizes.
  • Louis Miller Business Leadership Awards: Committee members have the prestigious honor of selecting recipients for the Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.
  • Marketing: Develops promotional strategies, tools, tactics and materials to market the Chamber and its programs, events and member-driven initiatives.
  • Membership: The Membership Council provides outreach to members to assist with retention efforts and stay in touch with how member businesses are doing. The focus of the council is reaching out to existing members to reinforce Chamber value. The Council is also charged with formulating strategies to attract new members.
  • Safety & Security: Reviews nominations and selects the winner of the prestigious Police Officer of the Year Award.
  • Small Business: Identifies legislative issues that affect small businesses, educates membership about the impact of the legislation on small businesses, advocates actively before government on behalf of small businesses, and organizes small businesses to support/oppose specific legislation.
  • Workforce Development: Helps to pinpoint challenges in finding, hiring, and training the next generation of Staten Island’s workforce. Actively engages with the education and training communities to discuss trends, and develops pathways for better integration between educators, trainers, and the business community.