• Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

  • Committees

  • The Carbondale Chamber works through the efforts of three standing committees. Membership on any committee is open to any Chamber member. (Prior to attending a meeting, please call the Chamber office to confirm the meeting time and place)

    Ambassadors Committee

    Board Representative/Chair: Jason Sigler, Illinois Small Business Development Center

    Meets: Noon, Second Thursday of the Month at the Chamber Office

    Focus: Promoting Chamber member participation, Recruitment and Retention of members, Planning and implementation of special events such as:

    • Ribbon Cuttings
    • Open Houses/Grand Openings/Anniversary Celebrations
    • Business After Hours Gatherings
    • Annual Banquet
    • Chamber Golf Scramble
    • Southern Illinois Home and Garden Expo

    Saluki Pride Committee

    Board Representative: Darren Berger, The Bank of Carbondale

    Chair: Matt Carnaghi, Harness Digital Marketing

    Meets: Noon, First Thursday of the Month at the Chamber Office

    Focus:  The purpose of the Saluki Pride committee is to present a positive image of SIU Carbondale, to foster a close relationship between the University and the business community and to aid in the recruitment and retention of students.

    • SIU Open Houses/Orientation and Week of welcome
    • Saluki Athletics
    • Saluki Stay Scholarships
    • Homecoming and University Events
    • Paw Prints

    Government Affairs Committee

    Board Representative/Chair: Brad Weiss, Furniture King

    Meets: Noon, First Thursday of the Month at the Chamber Office

    Focus: Advocacy at the state - local and federal levels, Gather member opinions through surveys and polls, Strengthen business-government relations, Candidate Forums


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