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Chamber Committees

Governmental Relations

Chairperson, Bill Kennis


2021 Meetings & Events:

  • Monday, May 10, 2021 Meeting at Noon Outdoor Lunch - Beulah Park Pavillion
  • Monday, August 9, 2021 - (cancelled)
  • Monday, November, 8, 2021 - tbd
  • Monday, February 14, 2022 -tbd

May 10 Agenda

  • Alliance Updates on Pillars: Childcare, Housing, Broadband & Workforce Training
  • Congressional Safe Act for Banking Reform
  • Local Infrastructure Studies/Opportunities
  • COVID Business Funding
  • EDC Updates
  • Consumers Solar Energy Buyback Discussion
  • Member Ideas

General Tasks

  • Plan events in the community to bring our representatives to our area to address issues of importance to businesses and the community
  • Research legislative issues and recommend action to the board
  • Review local & regional policies and legislation
  • When appropriate review local & regional policies and legislation
  • Participate with Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Programs
  • The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce does not support candidates, but may take positions on local, state and national issues

Executive Board

Committee is made up of the following officers but is not limited to;

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate Past Chairman, President 


  • Second Tuesday of each month at 8:00am


  • Make necessary decisions regarding issues arising between board meetings
  • Set the agenda for board meetings
  • Review the current By-Laws and make recommendations to the board for revision
  • Assess the needed skill/representatation on the board of Directors
  • Suggest candidates for board membership to the Board of Directors
  • Recommend a slate of officers to the board
  • Review and revise personnel policies
  • Evaluate the job performance of the President
  • Make recommendations to the board regarding the hiring or termination of the President
  • Address issues not covered by other committees and make recommendations to the board regarding the same.


Chairperson - Steve Campbell  


  • Meeting 2nd Thursday of each month 9am at The Chamber office


  • Manage Annual Golf Outing
  • Manage & Create new and current events

Awards Committee

Chairperson - Steve Campbell


  • March meeting to review nominations process
  • August to review applications & make recommendation
    for Business of the Year and Community Impact Awards


  • Meet to review application & scoring process
  • Review nominations and finalists
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