Operations Chris Kizziar
The goal of the Operations Committee is to oversee internal operations including technology, facilities, benchmarking, human resources and governance. Their functions also include assisting with strategic planning to develop a long-range plan for the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce.
Membership Mary Johnson
Ready to join the chamber? Join the already 300+ small to large business, as well as self-employed members to network, advertise, and grow your business. Member benefits include professional development, sponsorship opportunities to support chamber events while promoting your business, networking through mixers and social events, business promotion through ribbon-cuttings to sponsorships, and an array of other leadership and community volunteer opportunities. Grow your business; grow personally and professionally as you support the chamber that supports you. Supporting members and continually looking for new members are the Ambassadors. Welcoming new business members at ribbon-cuttings and reaching out to members for the strongest chamber connection, Ambassadors are the key connection for the chamber. To apply to the Ambassador program, or for more information about joining the Chamber, contact Carol Prano at 972-347-0958.
Finance Gregg MacInnis
Fiscally focused and dedicated to ensuring sound management and stability, the volunteers on this committee monitor actual 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 finance committee typically include the chamber staff and the Treasurer although the committee always welcomes the ideas and input of chamber members.
Events & Programs Bari Woolley
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 Mark Hall
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 Chris Kizziar
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.
Economic Development Eva Hummel
The Economic Development Committee will liaison with City of Rowlett Economic Development, helps coordinate CEO Roundtables/Luncheons, attracts new businesses to Rowlett. Recommends programs to enhance state and local industrial and community development and advocates for a sound infrastructure throughout Rowlett and the North Texas Region.