Are you passionate about tourism and local business? Get involved in a Chamber Committee.
Standing and special committees are composed of members of the Chamber. They are established by and report to the Board of Directors. Their purpose is to assist with chamber business and projects, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding such business and projects. The committees are chaired or co-chaired by at least one member of the Board of Directors. Non-members may serve on committees at the discretion of the Committee chair.
Current committees: *Working Committees - **Ad Hoc or Special Committees
Economic Development & Policy Committee
Events, Marketing and Membership Committee
LA Waterfront & Tourism Committee
Quality of Life Committee
Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade
Economic Development & Policy: Meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 am to develop the Chamber's legislative platform and makes recommendations on local, state, and federal legislation. The committee reviews economic development projects and initiatives and provides input to project developers and the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The committee is chaired by Charuni Patibanda of THe McOsker Group. If you are interested in agendizing an item for finding out more about this committee, please email Elise Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events and Marketing Committee: The Events and Marketing Committee meets as needed to plan and execute events that meet the needs of our membership. Past events the committee has planned are: The State of the County with Supervisor Hahn, The State of the District with Councilman Joe Buscaino, Women's History Month Reception, the Annual Luncheon and Business Awards and various networking mixers and educations programs. The committee is chaired by John Bagakis of Big Nick's Pizza and meets as needed. The committee also oversees the Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade which takes place the first Sunday of every December from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in downtown San Pedro. The parade draws over 9,000 people and includes, marching bands, equestrians units, dancers, floats, local celebrities and elected officials. If you are interested in joining or finding out more about this committee, leave a message at 310-832-7272.
Quality of Life Committee: The Quality of Life Committee meets monthly to discuss issues of concern brought to the Chamber leadership. This issues have included crime prevention, homelessness and healthcare. The committee is chaired by Tim McOsker of the McOsker and Mona Sutton of The Omelette & Waffle Shop. For more information, email email@example.com
The Non-Profit Collaborative: The collaborative is a quarterly event bringing together the leadership of our non-profit to discuss best practices in the area of fundraising, communication, and human resources. It also provides a networking opportunity. To be added to the invitation list, please email Elise Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.