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Membership and Committees
Membership and Committees
New members being accepted now. Enjoy the benefits of networking and help with our city's planning.

Welcome to our new and returning members!


MTA
MEA
Roger Purcell
Houston Lodge
Miller's Market
Alaska Rim Engineering
Alaska Web design
Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
ConocoPhillips
Gold Miners Lodge
Mat-Su Regional Hospital
Rep.Mark Neuman
MVFCU
Alaskana Books
Expedition Log Homes
Auntie Linda's Deli
Mat-su R C and D
Lance and Bitten Wilson
Tews
Jay Nolfi
Expedition Log Homes
Arrowhead Outfitters
Sportsmans Warehouse
3 Rivers Fly and Tackle
Alaska River Sports
SBS
Fisher's Fuel
Buschwhacker Decoys
Business and Estate Services






Houston Chamber of Commerce
P.O. 940356
Houston, AK 99694
Office (907)775-1712
FAX (907)892-6808
Membership Application 1/1/08-12/31/09
Type of Membership
________Business or Group $75. per year
________Individual or Couple $50. per year
________Seniors 60 or older $25. per year
________Other $_________
Individual or Couple name_____________________________________________________
Business or group name_______________________________________________________
Type of business_____________________________________________________________
Owner or Manager name_______________________________________________________
Contact Person_______________________________________________________________
Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________
Physical Address _____________________________________________________________
New____ Renewal_____Telephone Number________________________________________
Fax#______________________________ email_____________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
 Nancy Sult 232-1387President
Robert Hall Vice President
Charles Parker Treasurer




HOUSTON CHAMBER COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS


AMBASSADOR SUBCOMMITTEE
Ambassadors serve as a public relations support for the Chamber of Commerce. They assist the Chamber's efforts to obtain, maintain and retain members through personal interaction and involvement.

Chair:
 Nancy Sult

BENCHMARKING VISIT SUBCOMMITTEE
Plans and executes the annual delegation visit to a city of similar size to investigate new programs and initiatives and assesses/adapts its best practices to meet our growing needs.

Chair:
TBA

CULTURAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE
Liaisons with businesses that support the arts and coordinates with key arts and culture organizations.

Chair:
 TBA


EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
E3 focuses on leveraging the interdependency and linkages between education, employment and economic development for both our members and Houston community.

Chair:
 TBA

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE
Monitors and keeps members regularly informed on pending legislation of business interests in Congress.  Liaisons with local council, legislators and congressional delegation.

Chair:
 TBA



Mat-Su Pike Derby
Plans the Chamber's annual fishing tournament, obtains sponsorships and prizes and recruits participants.

Chairs:
 Nancy Sult

LEADERSHIP HOUSTON
Members of Leadership Houston are local business people who hold mid to upper level management positions within their companies or organizations.  They also demonstrate concern for community issues and volunteer their time to two or more service organizations.  The selection process is intensive, as the class size is limited to approximately 10 members.
Chair:
 TBA

LOCAL BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION SUBCOMMITTEE
 Work with Mat-Su RC & D council and the Sirolli institute, people driven economic development.
Chair:
 TBA


MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL
Maintains positive relations with the men and women who serve in our Military and National Guard.

Chair:
 Lance Wilson


MINORITY BUSINESS CONSORTIUM
Develops and implements professional/business programs targeting the needs of minority and women entrepreneurs and provides an opportunity for their involvement and participation in Houston's economic development initiatives.

Chair:
 TBA



PUBLIC POLICY SUBCOMMITTEE
Develops and promotes quarterly roundtables and other public policy events with topics for businesses interested in governmental affairs and government related networking opportunities.

Chair:
TBA


Awards Dinner SUBCOMMITTEE
Plans and executes the nomination and selection process of the Small Business of the Year awards and obtains sponsorships for the program.

Chair:
TBA


STATE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE
Surveys key local constituent groups and Chamber members to identify legislative issues of high importance to the business community.  Constructs the annual Business Agenda.  Presents the agenda to city council, state and federal lawmakers on behalf of the Chamber. Subcommittee builds agenda from August to December and monitors the agenda from January to May.
Chair:
TBA


URBAN ENTERPRISE INITIATIVE
Works as a catalyst to assemble the talents of the real estate development community, public and private financial sources, local government and entrepreneurs to create a plan for the revitalization of economically challenged areas in Houston by working to provide a climate for economic revitalization, redevelopment and business growth.
Chair:
 TBA

Date: 5/14/2007 Draft by Roger Purcell