Committees

There are a number of committees
created from members and the Board of Directors.


A Chamber of Commerce is only made possible through the efforts of its committee structure and work.  

The following is a list of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Committees: 

Agriculture Committee

Meets:
First Thursdays at 7:00 am 

Committee Chair:
Will McCament

Events & Programs: 
MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show - 1st consecutive Thursday and Friday of March
Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament - 2nd Monday of July

Details:
The Agriculture Committee focuses on our economic base and how to include and promote agriculture in Chamber membership, events, and activities through recognition, education, and communication. This committee also selects the Agriculture Award recipient honored at the Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet.

Annual Banquet Committee

Meets: 
As Needed

Committee Chair: 
Current Board President

Events & Programs: 
Annual Awards Banquet - 3rd Monday of January

Details: 
This committee plans the Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet, held annually each January to celebrate the previous year's successes and honor businesses and individuals with awards. 

Bakken Brew Fest Committee

Meets:
Third Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (Sep-Apr)

Committee Chair: 
Elaine Steadman and Peggy Errecart

Events & Programs:
Bakken Brew Fest - 3rd Saturday of April

Details:
The Chamber's Bakken Brew Fest Committee plans and organizes the annual Bakken Brew Fest, bringing local breweries, wineries, and cideries from the MonDak region and beyond to draw crowds of more than 500 people to Sidney for an evening of live music, craft beverages, and camaraderie.

Government Affairs Committee

Meets: 
Every other Thursday at 7:00 am during legislative sessions, others as needed

Committee Chair
Jessica Redfield

Events & Programs:
Candidate Forums
Legislative Roundtables

Details: 
This committee is proactive in understanding the concerns and needs of the community and collaborates with state and local government, elected officials and various agencies to serve as an advocate for area businesses. The committee also works to help align portions of the Chamber’s strategic plan with the City, County and Richland Economic Development. 

Leadership Task Force

Meets:
First Thursdays at 7:00 am 

Committee Chair:
Jenna Donahue

Events & Programs: 
Sidney Area Leadership Program - 2nd Wednesdays (Sep-Apr)
Leadership Graduation - 2nd Wednesday of April

Details:
Founded in 1998, The Sidney Area Leadership Program (SAL) is designed to develop the leadership potential within our community. Sidney Area Leadership Program brings together individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences with demonstrated talent and commitment and offers these individuals a unique opportunity to explore the resources and challenges of the Sidney area while honing their leadership skills. The Leadership Task Force oversees class participants and assists in planning and executing the program each year.

Membership Committee

Meets:
As Needed

Committee Chair:
Current Board President

Events & Programs:
None 

Details: 
This committee strengthens the base of Chamber membership by focusing on recruitment and retention of Chamber members, development and execution of member benefits and forms, and representing the Chamber at community events, open houses, ribbon cuttings, and Business after Hours.   

Sports & Rec Committee

Meets:
First Tuesdays at 8:00 am

Committee Chair:
Open

Events & Programs:  
Sports Tournaments & Meets
Hospitality Rooms
NFL Play-off Books
Concessions

Details: 
The Sports & Rec Committee works closely with the school district to plan bids, hospitality rooms, and volunteers for sports tournaments, attends meetings to present bids for tournaments and state/divisional activities, and promotes Sidney as a site for area sporting events.

Sunrise Ambassadors

Meets:
Inactive

Committee Chair:
Open

Events & Programs: 
Business After Hours 
Ribbon Cuttings 
Various Chamber Events 

Details:
Sunrise Ambassadors are the hospitality arm of the Chamber, supporting the Chamber’s efforts by serving as good will ambassadors. They serve as Host/Hostess at Business after Hours events, participate in Ribbon Cuttings and assist with special events, showcasing their business’ partnership with the Chamber and creating lasting relationships with other professionals. 

Sunrise Festival of the Arts Committee

Meets:
Second Tuesdays at 4:00 pm (Jan-Jul)

Committee Chair:
Open

Events & Programs: 
Sunrise Festival of the Arts - 2nd Saturday of July

Details:
This committee plans and organizes the annual Sunrise Festival of the Arts, an event designed to connect local and regional artists, craftspeople, and authors with shoppers and enthusiasts. This full day event boasts over 45 art vendors, live demonstrations and entertainers, kids activities, and food vendors. 

Trade Promotion Committee

Meets:
Second Wednesdays at 8:15 am

Committee Chair: 
Laura Schieber

Events & Programs: 
Big Bucks Loan Program - Nov 1 through Dec 24
Chamber Bucks
Christmas Cash Giveaway - November 1 through 30
Christmas Stroll & Parade of Lights - Day after Thanksgiving
Welcome bags for conventions, meetings, and tournaments

Details: 
This committee plans promotions throughout the year to draw people to Sidney to shop and promote Sidney as a regional trade center. It also plans the annual Christmas Stroll & Parade of Lights, a full day event designed to kick off the Christmas season with activities, events, sales, and a parade with over 50 entrants!

This committee also plans seminars and workshops to educate businesses and their employees in customer service, tax changes, debt collection, and other employer concerns.   

CVB Advisory Board

Details: 
The Chamber is the information hub of the community and supports the Sidney Area by hosting special events, providing excellent visitor services, and serves as a resource for regional residents.  

This Division of the Chamber works in conjunction with our county tourism officials to highlight and promote Sidney and Richland County as a perfect setting for conferences, conventions, festivals and sporting events.  

With approximately a thousand hotel rooms, a myriad of restaurants sure to please all tastes and budgets. The committee and dedicated staff assist with Site Visits, hospitality services, marketing and promotional materials to help you “sell” attendance to your event.  

This committee also focuses on participating in national travel shows, co-operative marketing programs to benefit those chamber members who cater to large group markets.