Ambassadors Committee - Ambassador Committee meets second Tuesday of the month at 4pm -Ambassadors are the “customer care representatives” of the Chamber. These volunteers assist Chamber staff with the General Membership Lunches, Business After Hours, and Ribbon Cuttings. Ambassadors meet monthly and serve a minimum of one year
Government Affairs Committee - Meets fourth Tuesday at Noon in the Mercy Leadership Center at the Chamber - The Chamber GAC initiates participation in Chamber Day in Olympia, the development of Legislative-Business Agendas, Candidate Forums, E-mail Alerts, and other efforts directed at maintaining a business-friendly environment in the state. The Chamber maintains relationships with city and county officials to establish the vital infrastructure needed to retain, attract and grow business in the greater Yakima area. Receive committee emails click here
Veterans and Military Affairs Committee - Meets second Tuesday each month at 11am. VMAC meets to discuss supporting the Yakima Stand Down, Veteran's Job Fair, and to support local veterans, military and their families. Receive committee emails click here
Leadership Yakima Executive Committee – This committee consists of Leadership Yakima graduates who develop and facilitate a ten month adult education program that builds awareness of community institutions, sharpens leadership skills, and helps participants engage in improving the quality of life in the Yakima Valley. This committee meets monthly and members make a three year commitment.
Business Expo Planning Committee – Meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm - This committee produces the "Business 2 Consumer Expo" which serves the community by providing Chamber members the opportunity to showcase their goods and services. If you would like more info about joining this committee email firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards Committee –This committee helps to plan and execute the “Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Community Service Awards Black & White Night Gala”.
Ted Robertson Community Service Tribute commemorates a person who has shown continuous volunteer service to the Yakima Community. Each year the past Chamber Board Chairs present this prestigious award. The “Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Awards Black & White Night Gala” is a semi-formal dinner and awards program. Committee members partner with Chamber staff to coordinate this exciting and fun-filled event. Planning begins in January for the following October or November event.
The following awards are presented at the dinner to showcase Yakima area businesses in the following categories – Volunteer of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, Member of the Year, & Business of the Year.