the Chamber


 Business Advocacy Committee

Mission: Analyzes proposed business and community-related federal, state and local legislation and makes recommendations to the Chamber Board of Directors. The Business Advocacy Committee’s duties include:
  • Help determine Chamber policy on issues important to business 
  • Be involved with planning and implementing issue-oriented programs and events 
  • Meet, work with, and learn from business colleagues, government and education professionals 
  • Hosts the annual Business & Legislators Forum, the State of The City Luncheon, and other Legislative Series events 
  • Coordinates annual Sacramento Legislative Day trip 
Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month, 8:00 am
Committee Chair: Chris Collier, Rincon Strategies

 Chamber Ambassadors

Mission: To encourage business and community connections between members. Serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. Participate at mixers, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and special events. If interested in becoming a Chamber Ambassador, please contact Christy Coe at (805) 484-4383, ext. 4.

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00 noon
Committee Chair: Alex Franchi, Liberated Artists

 CI Connection Committee

Mission: To facilitate interaction of the community with California State University Channel Islands (CI) in its growth, evolution, and developing role in the community. Goals for this group include: 
  • Making connection with the administration, faculty and students of CI
  • Providing CI with available resources to connect the University to the business community and beyond
  • Assisting with the evolvement of programs and events
  • Plans and oversees the annual CI Connection Luncheon
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month, 8:00 am
Committee Chair: Rennee Dehesa, Ben Schuck & Katherine Becker, LLP

 Community Non-Profit Committee

Mission: Open to all representatives of all Chamber member non-profit organizations, this committee develops programs and events toward the education and development of community non-profit organizations.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am
Committee Co-Chairs:  Jennifer Finnerty, Access TLC Foundation, and Natalia Staneva, New West Symphony

 Economic Development Committee

Mission: To encourage a strong, healthy economy in the City of Camarillo and surrounding areas consistent with an excellent quality of life for the community in cooperation with the City government and other Camarillo Chamber committees. Whether the goal is attracting visitors, encouraging the growth of jobs or pointing the way for a growing university student body and faculty, the Economic Development Committee works proactively with the City to:
  • Provide demographic information and referrals.
  • Assist business relocation.
  • Develop special programs to help new businesses become integrated into the community.
  • Produce the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon and specially developed seminars and workshops to deal with important current issues.
  • Produce economic analyses of Camarillo.
  • Conduct annual Camarillo Business Survey.
  • Manage a business retention and expansion program.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am
Committee Chair: Bill Locker, Sage Network, Inc.

 Education Committee

Mission: The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Education Committee’s mission is to promote and enhance a positive working relationship between the business and education communities for the benefit of Camarillo children who represent our future. The Education Committee does this through various programs, the longest of which is the Educator of the Month program in which the Chamber and the business community honor outstanding educators with an award. Educators are nominated by their peers and winners are chosen by a selection committee. 

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday each month, 8:00 am
Committee Chair: Mary Goldberg, Camarillo Public Library

 Latinos In Business

Mission: To provide education, mentorship, and networking in order to create a bridge amongst our Camarillo Chamber members and our local Hispanic Market. 

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month, 9:00 am
Committee Co-Chairs: Cecilia Adame, Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC, and Jesus Cardosa, ONE Media Communications

 Top Ten Committee

Mission: Plan and coordinate the annual community awards program that recognizes organizations and individuals whose deeds and actions have contributed to the betterment of Camarillo. If you’re interested in joining this committee, please contact the Chamber office at (805) 484-4383. 

Meetings: 2nd Monday each month, 4:00 pm
Committee Co-Chairs: RaeAnne Michael, Pleasant Valley School District; and Cassandra Sutton, RE/MAX Integrity

 Women In Business Committee

Mission: Dedicated to empowering women to thrive professionally and personally, and creating opportunities for women to work together and build relationships that will improve the economic vitality and quality of life in Camarillo and support the mission of the Camarillo Chamber. 

Meetings: Second Monday each month, 5:15 pm
Committee Co-Chairs: Sarah Reznick, Edward Jones Investments & Pat McCollum, Your Mechanic
 Young Professionals Group

Mission: To empower young professionals to take an active role in establishing a thriving business community through education and mentorship.
Meetings: Third Thursdays of each month, 4:00pm
Committee Chair: Laura Mullen, DCH Auto Group

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