Becoming a part of a committee is a great way to get involved in the Chamber and to help make a difference. The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber has a range of committees to suit your interests and your abilities! If you are interested in becoming a part of a particular committee, contact Brian Bondy at 936-538-7101.
Governmental Affairs/Community Development Division
Vice Chairman: Brett Wunderlich
Voice of Business: The cost of running a business is high. Businesses are encumbered by regulations, paperwork and other mandated requirements. To ensure that our members have every opportunity for able to success and are able to compete on a level playing field, the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce must become the true voice of business with local, state and national elected and appointed officials. This committee strives to:
1) Serve as a clearing house of issues of importance to the business community and to communicate with local government, the Texas legislature and Congress
2) Grow and nurture relationships and build trust to allow the Chamber to effectively serve as the “thought leaders” and the Voice of Business in Conroe and throughout the region
Education Committee: The Chamber Education committee is dedicated to developing programs that enhance the talents and skills of our member’s employees, identifying gaps in local workforce development efforts and engaging in public/private partnerships between our region’s business and educational community. Examples of work developed out of the committee include the annual Job Fair, Chamber University, the Next Generation High School Leadership program, organization and execution of common interest business roundtables and partnership with economic development resources on a comprehensive regional workforce development plan.
Mobility Committee: The committee’s interest is in facilitating the coordination of efforts among all the appropriate governmental entities, at all levels, on the development of new mobility projects and the upgrading of existing roadways, bridges and lighting. Committee members are from the various governmental agencies concerned with transportation. (Meetings bi-monthly on the first Thursday.)
Montgomery County Fair Buyer’s Group: Led by a Chamber Board Member, this group contributes personal donations to partner with other buyer’s groups to purchase non-livestock and livestock entries at the annual Montgomery County Fair to support the scholarships for the students who entered and qualified for the auctions.
Membership Development Division
Vice Chairman: Dione Booker
The Diplomats are a committee of Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber volunteers that brings value to membership by encouraging member involvement, member networking and retention.
Each month the Diplomats make calls or visits to new members of the Chamber to welcome them to the Chamber and congratulate them on their membership. These visits or calls welcome new members and provide us an opportunity to learn more about their business. Every month volunteers share what they have learned with other Diplomats and staff at a monthly meeting.
Diplomats are also the friendly greeters at our events held every month. They help new members feel welcome and help introduce them to other business professionals.
If you are interested in becoming a Diplomat, contact Rodney Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 936-538-7114.
Vice Chairman: Guy Barker
Chairman’s Awards Gala: Annual ball honoring the outgoing chairman of the board. The evening includes dinner, dancing and a casino. Committee members help with decorations, soliciting auction items, selling tickets, volunteers and more.
Leadercast: The largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta, Leadercast, focuses on the leadership issues most relevant to today’s time-starved leader. Simply put, it brings business leaders together and teaches them about leadership.
Tastefest: Enjoy food and beverages from more than 40 vendors all under one roof! Tastefest takes place in early May each year at the Lone Star Convention Center. Come be part of one of the largest events the Chamber puts on. Committee members help with soliciting food vendors, selling tickets, volunteers and more.
Lobsterfest: It’s the Chamber’s primary fundraiser. The event includes a lobster and steak dinner as well as a live and silent auction. The golf tournament is held the next day. Held annually on the first Thursday and Friday of October. Committee members help with soliciting auction items, selling tickets, volunteers, set-up and more.
Real Men of Montgomery County Style Show: Join us as Montgomery County’s most fashionable men model the hottest styles of the season The Chamber partners with a member nonprofit to help raise funds for that charity. Committee members help with soliciting models and waiter, clothes, selling tickets, volunteers, set-up and more. .
If you are interested in serving any of these committees, contact Courtney Galle at email@example.com or call 936-538-7111.