The Events & Festivals Committee works on the largest event the chamber organizes; Summer Festival. They also organize a Spring Fling and Fall Festival as well It is a very busy committee that could always use more involvement from the community!
Meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Activities: Summer Festival, Spring Fling, Fall Festival.
Chair: Pamela Maurer
The Information Technology Committee is dedicated to providing information for members about emerging technologies, so that they may use them to benefit their businesses by saving time and money. Their primary avenue of accomplishing this has been to provide luncheon seminars on such topics as: “Developing Your IT Strategy”, “Internet Marketing: Making Your Website Work for Your Business”, and “New Technologies in Internet and Telecommunications”. They will continue offering seminars three to four times per year.
Meets 1st Friday of the month at noon. Activities: Luncheon seminars to educate members about IT; exploring how the Chamber can help stimulate tech. growth in our region.
Chair: Larry Reece.
The Membership Committee holds many events to stimulate member involvement throughout the year. Member Breakfasts and After Hours gatherings are ways for members to gather and hear about new member businesses, or learn about new business ventures by older members. Membership is responsible for the Spring Luncheon & Silent Auction, and the Annual Dinner. This committee is also in charge of recognizing member businesses for their milestone anniversaries, choosing a Business of the Year recipient, and seeking nominations for the annual Commitment to the Community Award.
Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:30. Activities: Welcome Basket Program, Member breakfasts/After hours gatherings (approx. 6 times a year), Member Referral program, Spring Luncheon/Silent Auction, Annual Dinner.
Chair: David Crowell
The Town and Gown Committee tackles many issues throughout the course of the year that are important to local residents, business owners, property owners, and students. They have accomplished such beautification efforts as the hanging banners throughout Potsdam, trashcans and benches in the downtown corridor, the Ives Park Gazebo and plantings, and the annual hanging flower baskets. They also organize the annual Spring Clean Up, which takes place during April of every year to help clean Potsdam up after a long winter. The committee also has a Pride in Potsdam Award.
Meets every 3rd Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Activities: Town/Village/College Relations, Community Enhancement Issues, Beautification, Pride in Potsdam Award, Spring Clean Up Day, housing stock improvements, signage deterioration
Chairs: Rob Bicknell