Councils and Committees

Want to get involved?

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has standing councils and committees that help address the needs of our Chamber members and the business community.  Each is chaired by a current Chamber member and has a staff member who serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors for reporting purposes. 

Chamber members in good standing are invited to find a Council that addresses a particular area of interest and dive in; our Chamber is powered by member passions!


This group is tasked with supporting and stimulating growth of agribusiness and agritourism to build awareness within the Chamber and surrounding area; concerning related issues including the effects on the quality of life and economic and scope of the area’s agriculture industry. 


4th Tuesday of each month 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Chamber Board Room

Chair:  Paula Burke

The Ambassadors

This group of members welcome new businesses to the community and celebrate major milestones at ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, and grand opening ceremonies. They also plan Lunch on the Chamber each year.  It is their goal to increase the retention rate of new and existing members by conducting a program of goodwill calls, reinforcing the benefits of Chamber membership and increasing members’ knowledge about program, services and benefits of the Chamber. 


1st Wednesday of each month

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Room

Chair: Jamie East

Business Development

This council focuses their efforts on key initiatives to support all forms of business in the community.  They develop and implement seminars that help businesses enhance operations through educational and informative sessions.  This council works to create a strong local economy by giving member businesses the tools they need to succeed.


2nd Thursday of each month

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Room

Chair: Sheryl Williams

Government Affairs

This group educates and motivates membership to support local and state legislative policies that enhance the business climate, discusses state and local issues, and hosts decision makers. They provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government issues, works to create a favorable business climate, reviews city, county, state and federal legislation for board positions.


  • May 22 – 8:30 – 9:30 – Chamber Board Room
  • July 24 – 8:30 – 9:30 – Chamber Board Room
  • September 25 – 8:30 – 9:30 – Chamber Board Room

Chair:  John Jackson

Women's Business Alliance (WBA)

The Women’s Business Alliance seeks to provide women in the region with resources to help advance career opportunities, form strategic partnerships, and build a network of advocates. They do this through networking events and by hosting the annual Woman of the Year Luncheon which is a tribute to women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and have made significant contributions to the local business community.


1st Tuesday of each month

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Room

Chair:  Bekki Farish Smith

Workforce / Industry Leaders

This council aims to encourage workforce preparedness through collaboration with strategic partnerships, and advocating for adequate school infrastructure at every level of education. The goal of the Chamber is not to create additional programs, but to support those efforts already underway in the community by providing a strong tie into the business community.


2nd Tuesday of each month

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Room

Co-Chairs:  Jerome Johnston, Ian Lyle, Larry Earle and Jill Pierce

No Time? No problem!

Even if you don’t have time to be involved, the Chamber is still helping your business grow. Businesses join and renew each year to ensure that the Chamber can continue strengthening our local economy and advocating for public policy that will support a healthy business climate.  In addition, we offer a number of marketing tools that will help you increase visibility of your business without taking time out of your day. 

Business Directory

As a member, your business is listed in our searchable directory and available 24/7 to Chamber members and the general public.  Your free listing includes links to your organization’s website and social media outlets, so potential clients/customers can get to you quickly and directly. 

View Business Directory

Job Listings

Members are able to post job openings that are then visible on our Chamber website. 

Member News and Events

Members can use this section of the member information center to post news and events to the Chamber’s website.  Some may also be featured in our monthly Chamber News. 

Community Resource Center

The Chamber is the community resource center for requests for local businesses, demographics, products and services.  Members may bring brochures and business cards to the chamber office for those seeking relocation, tourism or local business information.