Committees

Members can volunteer for any of the listed committees except the Executive Committee, which is composed of the officers of the corporation.

Executive Committee
Exercises close supervision of the Chamber. Oversees the integration of Internal Management Controls into the standard business process to assure the achievement of expected goals and within a projected budget. Develops plans to increase fund raising, and oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization.

Board Development Committee
Plans the annual Chamber election and oversees the election process. Identifies Chamber Members to be potential Board Members and encourages Chamber Members to participate and run for the Board.

Legislative Affairs Committee
Responsible for interfacing with city, county, and state elected officials and their offices to promote laws and policies that allow businesses to have a level playing field from which to start and grow. The committee is strictly non-partisan, and it works with the sitting governor of Missouri to appoint qualified Hispanics to state boards and commissions.

Membership Committee
Is tasked with seeking out new members and with existing member retention.

Marketing Committee
Responsible for providing marketing assistance for the Chamber, and branding the Chamber to local Hispanic businesses and individuals.

Membership Committee
• Reach out to existing members & other supporters of the Chamber for these primary purposes:
o Determine the degree of satisfaction and value perceived for current level of support
o Request suggestions for improvement
o Ask for additional support where appropriate – whether through membership level or support of other events
• Develop & maintain a list of prospective new members/supporters. Determine plan for outreach by members of committee and/or office staff.
• Establish a more intentional “membership drive” as part of our existing networking events. Consider the establishment of discounts for referrals, use of testimonials, etc.

Programs Committee
• Overall responsibility for the programs at the Technology & Resource Center.
• Oversees all program events which do not have an assigned subcommittee such as Educational Lunch & Learns and any other programs determined by membership.
• Dedicated to working with member organizations to develop new programs to meet their needs.

Skills/Trade & Small Business Committee
Responsible for identifying and recruiting skilled trade laborers/companies and increasing their presence in the Hispanic Chamber membership. Develops and implements programs to support skilled trade laborers and companies. Provides specific support requested, and connections to trade members when available.

Why Become a Member?

According to a study conducted by the Schapiro Group, when consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Who are HCC Members?

The HCC currently has over 262 members including Hispanic enterprises, small and minority-owned businesses as well as major corporate clients and community partners such as Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Centene, Nestle Purina, Regional Business Council and AT&T.

Can I Volunteer?

There are several committee and event volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please contact the office for details.