Get involved in your Chamber!
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce has created a variety of committees and an Ambassador Program to help accomplish its business plan. Volunteering is a great way to develop beneficial relationships with member businesses and become an even more visible and respected member of the greater Wake Forest community.
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM sponsored by Sam’s Club
Ambassadors are dedicated members who act as the goodwill arm of the Wake Forest Area Chamber. Each Ambassador is assigned a group of new Chamber members (“buddies”) to educate and assist throughout the year. Ambassadors also volunteer at Chamber events, attend ribbon cutting ceremonies, and seek feedback regarding ways to improve Chamber services and benefits. In return, Ambassadors benefit from networking and building new relationships with their buddies and with fellow Ambassadors. Ambassadors often go on to become leaders in the Chamber, as well as business and civic leaders. If you would like to become a Chamber Ambassador, contact Ann Welton at (919) 556-1519.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Government Affairs Committee helps guide the interaction of the business community with local government on issues of critical importance to you and your fellow Wake Forest area businesses. This committee is committed to reviewing, developing, and supporting issues that promote a positive, proactive economic environment with social progress and enhanced quality of life. Their purpose is to influence our elected officials to establish regulations and policies that will improve the ability of a business to compete in the worldwide economy and continue to generate income and jobs that will help to enhance the Wake Forest area. Any issues raised by the Chamber members are evaluated by the Government Affairs Committee with a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
The Membership Committee is a high-energy team of volunteers working to make the Chamber an even more dynamic force in the community. Committee members hone their sale skills by inviting fellow business owners to join the Chamber; develop long-term personal and professional relationships by visiting with other Chamber members; and help with Chamber networking events. Many Membership Committee members are also Ambassadors.
The Wake Forest Area Chamber has opportunities to volunteer on certain Event Committees. These require a shorter time commitment. Community Raffle, Golf and Meet in the Street are event committee opportunities.