• Committees

  • Committee service is a great way for Chamber members to increase the return on their membership investment.  Whether you’re new to volunteering or are a seasoned board member, committee service can keep you and your business in touch with current and emerging ideas, activities and information, while growing your network and your resume.

    A variety of opportunities exist for owners or employees of member businesses, and we encourage you to review the following and see which committee might be right for you.  After you’ve read through, if you have questions, or would like to be a guest at a committee meeting, just call Ethan at 585.394.4400 or email efogg@CanandaiguaChamber.com

    Ambassadors Committee

    Ideal for the outgoing personality, this committee’s role is to engage current and prospective Chamber members, help them feel welcome and assure they get the most out of their membership investment.  Ambassadors also assist at special events, mixers and other occasions on which volunteers are needed.

    Chamber Golf Committee

    Our annual benefit golf tournament is held in August.  The committee convenes in March and meets on a regular schedule to identify and engage prospective sponsors, golfers and event volunteers.  If you’d like to serve on a committee but can’t commit to year-round service, this may be the opportunity for you!

    Community Affairs Committee

    Interested in the interplay between government and business?  This committee’s role is to educate and advocate for member businesses on local, regional and even national issues.  Events like State of the City, Town & County and the Chamber’s annual Legislative Luncheon are key deliverables for this group. 

    Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby Committee

    Mission:  To organize annual fishing derby promoting Canandaigua and benefiting Camp Good Days & Special Times and Mercy Flight Central.

    Tourism Committee

    Designed for the hospitality and retail segment, this committee’s role is to maintain a dialog between and among the Chamber and member businesses who cater to visitors and tourists.  Members of this committee identify ways to leverage existing events and holidays to grow traffic to member businesses and the community.  Familiarization Events, Visit Curation and Story Telling are key ways this group adds value to the member experience.

    Not for Profit [New in 2018]

    Mission-driven business is a meaningful influence in our regional economy and our quality of life.  This committee’s role is to maintain a dialog between and among the Chamber and member not-for-profit organizations.  Members of the committee work together to address common needs and opportunities by leveraging shared social and cultural assets.


    We welcome your interest in committee service. Committees generally meet once a month, in the morning and meeting locations and member responsibilities vary by group.  If you own or work for a Chamber member business, we encourage you to sit in on a meeting of a committee of your choice to see if it’s right for you.  Call Ethan at 585.394.4400 or email efogg@CanandaiguaChamber.com to learn more!