Committees

Business Education Collaborative – Provides a bridge between educators and students with the business community in order to implement creative ways of engaging student / business interactions. The main purpose of this effort is to work towards job readiness and internship goals, talent pool development and long-term relationships for expedited professional growth.

Downtown Character– Provide insights, plan and execute a comprehensive city-wide plan to support retail and restaurants, with a particular focus on Downtown.

Government Affairs – Gathers information on local and statewide legislative issues and public policies affecting commerce in the local business community.  Helps guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts by reviewing such legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership. Develops positions that will enhance economic growth and develops programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives.

Health & Wellness – Strives to make community wellness and healthcare a top priority.  Focuses on promoting chamber members who offer health-related services while promoting personal health, corporate wellness, and healthy lifestyle choices. Responsible for planning and executing the Annual Healthy Living Expo which takes place in September/October.

Member Services/Ambassador – Focuses on retaining and expanding the membership. Meeting monthly, this committee chooses Businesses of the Month and the Businesses of the Year which are recognized at the Annual Business Awards Breakfast in February. Participates in New Member Receptions to welcome the newest members to the Chamber.

Non-Profit – Builds community awareness, provides education and shares resources. Further, the group endeavors to support the many good causes, and strengthen business and collaborative relationships with the for-profit business members.

Women@ the Chamber – Organizes a wide variety of networking opportunities, social events, business development workshops and panel discussions. Events include monthly networking Women@ the Chamber events as well as seminars and guest speakers on timely issues.

Young Professionals – Organizes events and creates opportunities for area professionals between the ages of 21-40 to make connections and grow their professional networks. The group offers career building tips from SCORE Mentors, monthly after work networking events, and opportunities to network with the Board of Directors.

Event Committees: 

Golf – Plans, organizes, and executes the annual golf tournament. Committee members work to solidify tee and flag sponsorships, tournament participants, raffle prizes and auction items. In addition, members help to market the event. This committee meets weekly in the months leading up to the event every September.

Restaurant Week – Plans Haverhill Restaurant Week which takes place in August. Started in 2018, Haverhill Restaurant Week draws people to Haverhill-area restaurants.

Winning Opportunities for Women (W.O.W.) Committee – Plans the popular annual W.O.W. Conference specifically addressing women’s issues: growth and development within the business community. This committee meets as a group monthly and meetings become more frequent closer to the conference date held every spring.