Committee and Volunteer Opportunities
Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet/Nominations-January – Annual event held in January to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year, recognize new and outgoing board members, review the Plan of Action for the upcoming year and present awards for Business of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year, Community Volunteer and the Marie Blakeman Award.
Christmas Tour of Homes-November – The annual tour showcases four 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.
Golf Tournament-June – Assist in planning the golf tournament, which is a networking opportunity for members and a fundraiser for the Chamber.
Pumpkin Party-October – This annual community event is planned by members of the 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.
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival-September – 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.
Spring Showcase Tradeshow-Early Spring – 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.
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 a.m. 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: www.facebook.com/HudsonIndependentBusinessAssociation
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.
Membership Committee – This group reviews member benefits, the investment structure, and works to enhance benefits through communication and networking opportunities. Coordinated Membership Campaign and member events.
Tourism – This group’s mission is to increase the economic benefits of tourism to the community by marketing the Hudson area to encourage tourists to make Hudson their travel and vacation destination.
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.
Maximize your membership investment by becoming actively involved in as many of our programs, activities, committees and issues you find of interest. Getting involved with programs you care about connects you to the information and people that will enhance the value of your membership. As a membership-based, volunteer-driven organization, we rely on our volunteers to help advance the Chamber's mission and vision. Build your business relationships as we work together to help our community prosper.
Explore the best volunteer opportunity for you and your company below then contact the Chamber to get involved in. Whether you are interested in being an Ambassador, developing business programs or guiding tourism initiatives, we welcome and encourage your involvement! Contact the Chamber for more information and to be added onto a committee by calling (715) 386-8411.