Committees

If you are a member of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to join a committee, get active, network, and build relationships! We have several committees to take part in:

Ambassadors

  • Amy Hank, Chairman
  • Chip Bieber
  • Margaret Ryan-Debonis
  • Jeanette Gregson
  • Dale Haudrich
  • Carolyn Henry
  • Vicki Koerber
  • Leigh McNicholas
  • Ryan Osterhage
  • Tracy Stumpf

Ambassadors represent the Chamber at ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, grand openings and business after hours.

Bylaws

  • Mark Altadonna, Chairman
  • George Obernagel

Review & recommend revisions to board.

City Beautification

  • Annette Washausen, Chairman
  • Amy Hank
  • Adam Linnemann
  • George Obernagel

Work on Community Beautification and Christmas Lamppost Decorating Contest.

Finance

  • Mark Vogt, Chairman
  • Mark Altadonna
  • Dan Kennedy
  • Dan Spickard
  • Annette Washausen
  • Julie Whelan
  • Current President

Review financial records annually. Review dues structure and guidelines as needed. Create and recommend annual budget to board.

Golf Classic

  • Gordon Gregson, Chairman
  • Sharon Hirstein
  • Debbie Karwoski
  • George Obernagel
  • Ryan Osterhage
  • Annette Washausen

Plan and initiate Annual Golf Tournament the 3rd Thursday in September.

Member Advocacy

  • Carol Vogt, Chairman
  • Mark Altadonna
  • Chip Bieber
  • Amy Hank
  • George Obernagel
  • Mark Vogt

Review local government policies and ordinances and recommend changes for the betterment of our business community. Advocate for our membership. Host local election debates when appropriate.

Membership & Promotions

  • Mike Schneider, Chairman
  • Jennifer Riebold
  • Jessica Unger

Promote membership in Chamber to the greater business community. Create marketing ideas showing value of membership to our members.

Nominating Committee

This Committee is appointed annually by the current board President to select candidates for open board positions.

Personnel

  • Gary Hemmer, Chairman
  • Mark Altadonna
  • Chuck Pittman

Review Executive Director’s performance annually to determine compensation. Hire as necessary.

Porta Westfalica Festival

  • George Obernagel, Chairman
  • Kyle Buettner
  • Margaret Ryan-Debonis
  • Arnie Eckart
  • Jeanette Gregson
  • Sharon Hirstein
  • Debbie Karwoski
  • Jared Nobbe
  • Kent Schuchman
  • Annette Washausen

Plan and initiate Annual Porta Westfalica Festival the 3rd Tuesday in June.

Scholarship Committee

  • George Obernagel, Chairman
  • Margaret Ryan-Debonis
  • Chuck Pittman
  • Deb West

Promote, review applications, and choose annual scholarship winners from students at Waterloo and Gibault High Schools.

Social Events

  • Debbie Karwoski, Chairman
  • Tracie French
  • Amy Hank
  • Jennifer Riebold
  • Carol Vogt

Plan and coordinate the Annual Social, What Women Want, and Tropical Party.

Tech Committee

  • Mike Schneider, Chairman
  • Sharon Hirstein
  • Jessica Unger

Meet as needed to evaluate/review the Chamber’s technical needs including website, and to plan the quarterly brown-bag lunch and learn sessions.

Trivia Night

  • Annette Washausen – Chairman
  • Amy Hank
  • Dan Kennedy

Plan and initiate Annual Trivia night the 2nd Saturday in January.

 

The presiding President serves as ex-officio on all committees.

Revised: 09.06.13

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