Operations& Finance Brent Ringo
The goal of the Operations Committee is to assist with strategic planning to develop a long-range plan for the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce and to help guide internal operations including technology, facilities, benchmarking and governance. This committee also helps to monitor revenue and expenses, provide financial updates and financial reports and work with staff to operate the chamber efficiently following an established budget. Members of the operations & finance committee typically include the chamber staff and the Treasurer although the committee always welcomes other interested Chamber members.
Membership Mary Johnson
Grow your business; grow personally and professionally as you support the chamber that supports you. Supporting members and continually looking for ways to recruit and embrace new members are the goals of this committee.
Events & Programs Mark Hall
Never a dull moment…your Rowlett Chamber of Commerce creates and coordinates special events and fundraising opportunities to support the budget year-round. Events vary from the annual banquet to honor and recognize members and chamber volunteers for their efforts to the annual Taste & Trade Expo to promote the businesses and services of the chamber, to special focused fundraisers like “Freedom 5K on Main” or “Sunset Santa 5K.” The chamber staff and volunteers on this committee are committed to the chamber’s mission to provide networking, advertising, and educational events that meet the needs of our members and add value to their membership. Check our Calendar of Events weekly for new and existing events throughout the year.
Marketing & Communications Patti McKenzie
Read all about us! Tasked with the responsibility and oversight of several chamber communication tools, the volunteers on this active committee meet once a month. From suggesting copy content, highlights, and chamber news for the monthly newsletter, The Correspondent, to offering mini educational series for members, the communication committee stays busy additionally supporting the chamber staff with other communicative resources such as the website, e-blasts and social media. To lend your writing or public relations talents and time to this committee, contact Laura Keasling at the Chamber at 972-412-5107.
Governmental Affairs & Economic Development Whitney Laning
Watchful eyes and minds in tune with issues relevant to Rowlett businesses is the aim of this proactive committee. Volunteers pay attention to current issues that affect businesses and inform members about local, state and national legislative issues that affect or involve both businesses and our local community. Specifically, the committee creates a list of legislative priorities and keeps members apprised of critical issues. During elections, the committee hosts forums, giving members and the general public an opportunity to receive information about local candidates seeking office. The in-tuned volunteers also act as liaisons to members on city, county and state and federal affairs. This committee will liaison with City of Rowlett Economic Development, helps coordinate CEO Roundtables/Luncheons, attracts new businesses to Rowlett. It also recommends programs to enhance state and local industrial and community development and advocates for a sound infrastructure throughout Rowlett and the North Texas Region.