Committee and Volunteer Opportunities
Meeting & Awards Banquet/Nominations - The banquet held each January is the Chamber’s annual membership meeting that celebrates the extraordinary things local community members, businesses, and organizations do throughout the year and is the Chamber’s opportunity to present the Chamber’s plan of action for the year. A nomination committee meets to select the annual award winners.
Spring Showcase Tradeshow - Assist in planning the Spring Showcase, which gives businesses and organizations an opportunity to display and sell their products/services to over 2,000 attendees from the community.
Golf Tournament – Assist in planning the golf tournament, which is a networking opportunity for members and a fundraiser for the Chamber.
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival – This committee coordinates a fall festival for over 8,000 attendees annually that features a large juried art fair, retail shops, businesses, community organizations, and restaurants as well as promotions, entertainment and events for the entire family.
Hilltop Pumpkin Party - This annual community event is planned by members of the Chamber I-94 Business Alliance. It is a FREE family fun outdoor event that features wagon rides, pumpkin patch, kid’s costume contest, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, EMS and Fire Department vehicles. Chamber members can purchase a booth space at the event to highlight your company.
Christmas Tour of Homes – The annual tour showcases privately owned homes and the historic Octagon House to over 2,000 tour attendees. This committee recruits homes be showcased and assist homeowners as they prepare for the event. An additional sub-committee concentrates their volunteer time to help decorate the homes the week prior to the tour.
Ambassadors - This group supports member attraction and retention through new member visits and hosting Chamber events. To become an Ambassador you must be a member of the Chamber and be a member in good standing. Meets the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. for member visits and meeting. You can view the Ambassador Packet for more information.
I-94 Business Alliance - This committee was formed by member businesses located at Exits 2, 3 & 4. They meet to develop programs and events of interest to their business needs and to exchange information. Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Leads Groups - The groups provide members of various businesses the opportunity to further their business interests through the exchange of business referrals, tips, and information. Only one member per business or professional category allowed. $40 annual fee to participate. There are currently two LEADS Groups that meet.
- AM Group 1 meets every Tuesday at 7:30am at Fresh & Natural Foods (1701 Ward Ave, Ste 200). Contact: Jesse Beckstrom, Bridge for Community Life, Inc., (715) 381-8230
- PREMIER NOON Group 3 meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at Noon. Contact: Amy Hauser, Leitch-McSorely Insurance Agency - (715) 386-7112
Downtown Retail - This committee promotes a healthy retail climate by providing a venue for promotions and communication among business owners to discuss and exchange ideas on issues unique to the retail community. Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. A sub-committee of Downtown Retail Committee members is the Advertising-Opportunities Group (Ad-Op). Ad-Op is a year round co-op advertising and promotions program that meets to combine advertising dollars for radio, print (magazine, newspaper, etc.) and other media avenues. The group maintains the website www.experiencehudson.com that is used in their advertising efforts. The investment for this program is $200/quarter per participant and members of the group are asked to sign on for at least one year.
Hudson Independent Business Association (HiBA) - Is a sub-committee of the Chamber that features independent businesses that join together to promote shopping locally. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. Visit this group's website: hudsonindependentbusinessassociation.com
Manufacturer’s Roundtable - Provides the opportunity to improve the business conditions of companies who design, manufacture, assemble, warehouse or distribute goods and products in the greater Hudson area. Meets bi-monthly. Open only to businesses who meet the group’s mission.
Parking - This group studies the intermediate and long term parking needs of the City and provides feedback to the City Council with recommendations to solve parking problems. Meets as needed.