The DC Chamber of Commerce Committees and Workgroups focus on various activities that give our members the opportunity to serve as a voice within the Chamber, a forum for collaboration on business issues, and an avenue for building individual business-to-business relationships. To join please send an email to bosazuwa@dcchamber.org with the committee you wish to join.

Committees

Finance- Board Members Only

  • Work with the COO/Chief of Staff and the Chief Financial Officer in developing all budgets and financial plans
  • Develop a plan that puts the Chamber on firm financial footing by end of 2017.

Audit– Board Members Only

  • Review policies and make recommendations that ensure the assets of the organization are protected
  • Perform a self-assessment of the organization prior to formal audit to insure that we are in compliance.

Government Affairs

  • Position the DC Chamber as a leading voice for the business community before the Mayor, Council and other decision-makers on matters affecting legislation, regulation or governmental efforts impacting commerce in the District.

Membership

  • Help with the recruiting and retaining of Chamber members. Through its Ambassador Program, the committee serves as the welcoming arm of the Chamber and promotes new member participation in the Chamber. The Committee also makes recommendations for member program curriculum and new member discount programs. In the year 2017, we will commit to developing a strategy to increase new members.

Health & Wellness

  • Deliver and yield proactive solutions to DC Chamber Members in two major areas of expertise
  • First, rebrand and provide wellness initiatives on behalf of the Chamber to help reduce business costs for Chamber Members inside and outside of the Committee.
  • Second, proactively impact policy issues that can benefit the Health Community in the District of Columbia.

Small Business Advisory Council – Invitation Only

  • Provide a forum to provide unique insight and perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the small business owner/operator for the Chamber President CEO on behalf of small business members.

International Business Development

  • Support the DC Chamber’s international programming and to encourage the involvement and participation of international communities with the Chamber’s efforts

Workgroups

Retail workgroup

  • Identify the top obstacles for retail establishments in the District of Columbia; workforce development, government relations, workforce crime, bag tax and impending fees, trash, pest control and developing issues specific to the industry.