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Ambassador Committee

Patricia Makarounas, Committee Chair

Committed to the growth and development of new and existing chamber members. They also establish networking opportunities and develop business relationships through the "Quarterly-Meet-ups". Members of the Ambassador committee attend ribbon-cutting events and help organize our general membership luncheons.

Governmental Affairs / Manufacturer's Committee

Tom Keilman, Committee Chair
Organized to discuss local, state, and federal legislation that affects businesses and our economic environment. They arrange for local officials to participate in chamber-sponsored debates, review pertinent legislation and serve as our liaison between the chamber and our elected officials.

Small Business Committee

Monica Rubio, Committee Chair Recently re-organized to create special networking opportunities for chamber members and business ideas exchange seminars as well as continue our successful referral luncheons. This committee also recognizes the Business Person of the Month.

Education Committee

Calvin Bellamy, Committee Chair
The Education Committee plays an important role by working with both Hammond and East Chicago School Systems, as they relate to our business community.

Manufacturer Committee

Peter Nau, Jr. Committee Chair
Mark Van Fleet, Committee Chair

Strengthen and grow the competitiveness of manufacturing companies in our region, Peter and Mark have been working long hours behind the scences to establish goals to help local manufacturers: Meet Workforce Challenges, Increase Efficiencies (i.e. training, technology upgrades, Research & Development, and energy), Expand International Dimension, Stimulate Innovation

Special Events Committee

Monica Garcia, Committee Chair This committee consists of over 30 chamber members. Their focus is to develop programs that enhance the chamber experience. These events have a large networking component, and 2012 events include:

  • Annual Awards Dinner
  • Cross-town Classic Sox Vs. Cubs
  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Annual Business Expo

Committees are an excellent way to meet fellow chamber members. They also act as an ideal way to develop your employees. Through our committee structure, employees are offered an opportunity to enhance their team building, leadership and creative thinking skills.

If you are interested in being a part of the chamber committee structure, please call the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce office @ 931-1000 or send an e-mail message to: Monique Ruiz

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