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Chamber Committees

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

Governmental Relations


Chairperson, Bill Kennis


2021 Meetings & Events:

  • Monday, May 10, 2021 Meeting at Noon Outdoor Lunch - Beulah Park Pavillion
  • Monday, August 9, 2021 - tbd
  • 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
Governmental Affairs Committee Portal


Chairperson - Steve Campbell  


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


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

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.
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