Information about project teams within the Chamber comprised of volunteers who help organize various events and programs put on by the Chamber.
ACT BG was founded in 2009 with the mission to attract and retain young professionals in Bowling Green, click here to find out more.
The Ambassadors program consists of Chamber Investors who act as delegates on behalf of the Chamber, click here to find out more.
Team members assist the Chamber staff in planning and organizing the Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards slated for the end of January. A member of the Executive Board serves as Chair. Meeting Commitment: Once a month September thru December; 2-3 times in January. Investors can sign up for the project team or volunteer to help set-up or tear down the day of the Annual Meeting.
This project team is split into three small groups to determine the recipients of the Chamber Citizenship awards and I Love BG award. Meeting Commitment: Anticipate a total of two meetings for each group.
- Female Citizen Award, presented at the Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards
- Male Citizen Award, presented at the Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards
- I Love BG Award, presented at the Mid-Year Luncheon
Team members focus on developing and implementing programs that will improve Investor's bottom line. Programs include Lunch 'N' Learn and Small Business Management Series, other seminars, workshops and speakers that are of interest to Chamber investors, and assisting with the Mid-Year Meeting. Business Improvement including: Ideas for group discount programs, products and services for Chamber Investors that continue to support their economic success; and create innovated strategies of retention. Also responsible for the Small Business of the Year and the Outstanding Customer Service awards. Members also assist with the Mid-Year Luncheon. Meeting Commitment: Once a month on the third Tuesday of the Month, 8am. Investors can participate by serving on the Business Council Project Team or volunteer during Business Council events.
This project team is divided into three separate areas of focus: Scholarship, Leadership, and Career Forum. Blood Analysis Scholarship Project Team: Members are charged with implementing the annual Blood Analysis Scholarship fundraiser generally held latter April. Proceeds are earmarked for local High School scholarships. Members also review the scholarship criteria and select the scholarship winner(s). Meeting commitment: Monthly - January through April. Investors can volunteer day of Blood Analysis Scholarship Fundraiser only or on the High School Leadership Project Team. Members of this team are asked to advise on program development. This group includes input of area high school and principals. BGHS Leadership is chaired by Chamber staff. Chaperones are sought for the high school leadership sessions. Months available are October, November, January, March, April, and May.
Members of this team organize the event, seek donations (short term and long term), and sustainable funding for the Annual Community Fireworks event. This event is a partnership between the City of Bowling Green, BGSU, and the BG Chamber of Commerce. Meeting Commitment: Monthly - February through July.
Members assist the Chamber staff in planning and organizing the Chamber's only fundraiser. There are many subgroups within this team. The date for the Annual Golf Outing is the Wednesday before Labor Day. A member of the Executive Board serves as chair. Meeting Commitment: Monthly Meetings May - August. Team members are encouraged to assist day of event. Volunteers are also sought to help the day of the event.
The Governmental Affairs mission is to identify public and political issues at the local, state, and national level to keep the Chamber investors informed. Open to interested Investors who want to be instrumental in legislative issues. Includes Legislative & Health Care Reform Updates, "State of" Series, and assists with Mid-Year Luncheon. Commitment: Monthly, on the second Tuesday, 8am.
This association is available to all graduates of Leadership BG and continues to give members opportunities in networking and community awareness at events, click here to learn more.
Members will work to improve existing forms of communications and publications, and to assist with establishing newer and effective modes of communication (social media/videos); review and update current Website. Through these activites the team will expand awareness and use of the BG Chamber and its products and services. This team will work closely with Chamber staff. Meeting Commitment: Monthly and as needed once projects are completed.
The parade is a community event sponsored by the Chamber, held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Team members are instrumental in determining the parade theme, address logistics, etc. A member of the Executive Board serves as Chair. Meeting Commitment: Approximately 5 meetings beginning in early Fall. Team members are also asked to volunteer on the day of the parade. Investors are needed for the Holiday Parade project team and the volunteer the day of the parade.