Committees

Government Review Committee

The Mission of the Government Review Committee (GRC) is to provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal government issues, thus creating a favorable and profitable business climate.

The GRC reviews proposed legislation and issues which might have ramifications for local businesses.  The evaluation shall also take into account prior Chamber positions adopted by the Board of Directors.  The GRC makes recommendations, when appropriate, to the Board of Directors for the purpose of establishing official Chamber positions.  

The GRC is committed to the long-term economic success of our local business community.  The GRC works to improve the effectiveness of legislation and regulations which affect our business environment every day.  The GRC reviews the actions of our elected officials and advocates for public policies which improve the economic outlook for members of the Chamber.  

At GRC meetings, guest speakers with business and political expertise may address the concerns of GRC members and bring essential facts and insights about issues facing the entire Chamber membership.

If you are concerned about a government issue that is impacting your business, please let a member of the GRC know! 

Ambassador Committee

Purpose: Ambassadors are the backbone of the Chamber volunteer force. They act as the good will arm of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, pursuing the committee’s goal of representing the organization as an emissary. As the Chamber’s most visible representatives in the community, Ambassadors have the responsibility to project a positive image for the organization. The committee also plays a heavy role in improving member retention through increased engagement with new members.  

Commitment: Ambassadors, first and foremost, must be members in good standing. They are the hosts at many Chamber events and activities. They greet and introduce new members and guests to Chamber members, answer questions about membership and participation, and assist with registration/check-in and other activities as needed. Active attendance of committee meetings is mandatory as the list of new members to contact and welcome will be distributed in the meeting. Committee meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 8:00am. The location will be determined by the committee chair and ambassadors will be notified of meeting locations one week in advance. 

Active Ambassadors will:

  • Attend monthly committee meetings 
  • Attend, and represent the Chamber, at ribbon cuttings and grand openings
  • Conduct goodwill with new members. 
    • After a month, reach out to your assigned new member(s) and welcome them and check-in. 
    • 90 days before their renewal, also be sure to check-in and remind them to take advantage of benefits, attend events, etc. (you will not ask them to renew- the Chamber staff will handle that at the appropriate time)
    • Contacting and staying in touch with new members through the first year of membership (mentoring and helping them feel welcome)
    • Promoting only Chamber benefits and resources. Find out why they joined the Chamber and assist them in reaching that goal.  
    • Attend at least one Rise N’ Shine with a new member
  • Attend and participate in other Chamber events and programs when possible (such as Young Professionals Network programs, volunteering to help with events, attending a business to business program)
  • Serve as greeter/usher at the Installation and Awards Dinner and the State of the City Luncheon 

Benefits:

  • Opportunity for high-visibility networking
  • Recognition at various Chamber functions
  • Opportunity for consideration as a member of the Board of Directors

Eligibility to win Ambassador of the Year Award (which comes with a free renewal membership for your following year)

Hotel Council

The mission of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce Hotel Council is to keep the owners, operators, and managers of our City’s hotels informed by providing a forum to discuss key topics that affect them. It focuses on marketing opportunities, upcoming events, challenges, ADA compliance, city services, and policy issues (when necessary).

Consideration for Membership

Prospective council members must be current Chamber members and own, operate, or manage a hotel/motel property. Prospective council members can apply for openings of the council by notifying the Chamber office or Council Chair. Prospective membership will be brought to the full council for ratification of the potential new member. 

Meetings

The Hotel Council meets quarterly, locations to be determined prior to the meeting. Meetings are typically held from 8:00 – 9:00 am.