The mission of the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corporation is carried out by our various Committees, which report to our Board of Directors on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
Each Committee is comprised of volunteer members and some CCED staff and is headed by a volunteer committee chair. Each Committee has a specific purpose and task agenda to be accomplished similar to that of departments in a company.
The strength of our Chamber comes from the hard work, time and dedication of our Committee members. Learn more about our Committees below, and if you would like to participate in one or more of these Committees, please contact its chair. (To be eligible to participate, you must be a member of our Chamber.)
Ambassador Events Committee:
Chair: Marlyn Kissner
This committee is focused on the development of all networking and annual CCEDC Signature events. Members brainstorm ways to create unique networking and social events. Events are used to highlight and promote Chamber members’ business establishments and promote the support of member to member commerce. Members also attend the events as “Ambassadors” of the Chamber, assisting members in making connections and networking with one another.
(Interim) Chair: Marshall Walters, Architectural Polymers
The Business/Education Partnership Committee facilitates conversation between educators and businesses in Carbon County. Businesses provide realistic feedback on challenges and opportunities in the workplace and partner with educators to incorporate the feedback into their curriculum. This collaborative effort assists employers with a plan for a skilled and ready workforce.
Carbon Young Professionals:
Chair: Jared McEvoy, Equinox
The Carbon Young Professionals Committee (CYPC) is a group of young business owners, entrepreneurs and serious, active, civic-minded professionals within the CCEDC, who have a deep appreciation of the county’s leadership legacy and a clear vision of the area’s future as a great place to live, play and do business. CYPC members seek to create intergenerational connections; to understand the values, characteristics and experiences of the CCEDC’s veteran professionals, while sharing their own unique perspective and skills, in order to create their own vision and empower the county’s business community, promote economic success, and build their businesses or advance their careers. This intergenerational connection creates a bridge to the new knowledge-driven economy and aligns their web of relationships.
Chair: Adam R. Weaver, Esq., The Law Offices of Adam R. Weaver, Esquire
Leadership Carbon is designed to develop knowledgeable, skilled, committed, and action-oriented community leaders.
Leadership Carbon brings together participants once a month September through May. Participants typically come from diverse backgrounds and varying perspectives to learn more about themselves and their communities. In the Leadership Carbon Program, people share their ideas and experiences with each other, gain new skills and knowledge about leadership, and develop plans and strategies for implementing community betterment projects.
Web site: www.leadershipcarbon.com
Chair: Marlyn Kissner
This committee provides leadership and strategic direction to initiatives and projects that will have an impact at the County level. This group interfaces with County level agencies, multi-county regional partners, and State level legislative resources, associations and groups. It also provides a forum to discuss opportunities and design initiatives that will fill all types of lodgings in Carbon County as well as offers access to group advertising opportunities that would otherwise be unaffordable to lodgings with only a few rooms.
Women in Business:
Chair: Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC
This committee group conducts lunch meetings featuring a guest speaker on the second Thursday of each month at different venues. The purpose of these meetings are for the business women of Carbon County to come together for support and networking. The group is a few years old and has had strong growth. All are welcome, including men!