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Committees & Meetings

COMMITTEE PROFILES

Chamber members are invited to share their knowledge and expertise by joining one of the organizations Action Committees.  Some committees meet monthly, year round while others only a few times per year.  To express your interest in joining one of these committees or to obtain more information about a specific committee, contact Chamber President Vicki Clark

Meeting schedules may be subject to change. Contact the Chamber at (609) 465-7181 for more information.


AMBASSADORS: CHAIRED BY JUDY LaPORTA
Meeting Schedule: 1st Wednesday at 3:30 pm

Established to mentor our newest members through personal contact on a regular basis during the first year of membership; educate new members on benefits of membership; and serve as hosts at chamber events.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY SYDNEY PATRICK
Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday at 8:30 am

Established to recruit new members to the Chamber in order to build and expand our thriving, business-minded organization.


LEGISLATIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY STEVE MOREY
Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday at 8:30 am

Monitors and advises the Chamber on local, State and Federal legislation that impacts the business community and tourism industry in Cape May County; examines environmental policy issues, and promotes general conservation efforts and green business practices.


TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY JIM RUTULA
Meeting Schedule: 

Represents and promotes the interests of chamber members in the areas of tourism and business by addressing the concerns of Cape May County’s businesses through information, education and marketing programs.


MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Meeting Schedule: 1st Monday at 3:00 pm at Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May Campus

The mission is to strengthen the relationship between USCG Training Center Cape May and the Chamber and to foster relationships between the business community and local veteran organizations.


FINANCE COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY RON SULPIZI
Meeting Schedule: TBA

Chaired by the Treasurer of the Board of Directors with the responsibility of providing oversight of the Chamber budget, capital projects, and growth management.


EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLF COMMITTEE: CO- CHAIRED BY TERRY BUDD and LEON COSTELLO
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Friday at 8:30 am; Event date: September 21, 2021 at The Shore Club

Plan and promote the Annual Golf Tournament to raise monies for Education Foundation scholarships and professional development programs. The Golf Classic provides a networking opportunity along with contests and prizes in a format that keeps things moving throughout the round and 19th hole gathering. 


WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE: CHAIRED BY JULIE MINER & RONNIE MOREY
Meeting Schedule:  2nd Monday at 3:00 pm. Conference date: March 4, 2021 Location TBD

The Women In Business Committee plans an annual conference addressing the unique interests and needs of women business owners and professional women with a focus on education and networking. 


NOMINATING COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY MAURA McMAHON PRIMUS
Meeting Schedule: TBA

The Nominating Committee is required by the Chamber's Bylaws to consider potential candidates to fill open seats on the Chamber's Board of Directors and prepares a slate of Officers for election on an annual basis. This committee is chaired by the Immediate Past Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors.


EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE: MAURA McMAHON PRIMUS
Meeting Schedule: TBA

The Scholarship Distribution Committee determines the criteria and reviews scholarship applications in three categories:  High School graduate attending college or university; High School graduate attending trade school; student enrolled in adult post-secondary education at the Cape May County Technical School.  Members of this committee are responsible for reviewing applications and selecting recipients annually.


TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY MIKE PORCH
Meeting Schedule:  4th Tuesday of each month at 9 am

This committee delves into the transportation issues concerning the economic prosperity and quality of life in Cape May County.


STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY MAURA McMAHON PRIMUS
Meeting Schedule:  2nd Monday Bi-Monthly at 4 pm

The Strategic Planning Committee monitors the progress and status of the chamber's strategic plan.


WORKFORCE WELLNESS COMMITTEE:  CHAIRED BY TOM PIRATZKY

Meeting Schedule:  TBA

Established to partner with the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance to educate the business community on the impact of issues like adverse childhood experiences,  drug addiction, domestic violence, and other social issues on productivity in the workplace.


LEADERSHIP CAPE MAY COUNTY ALUMNI COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY RON SULPIZI

This committee is open to all Alumni of the Leadership Cape may County program.  This committee reviews the curriculum of the program and makes recommendations for future components.


ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE: CHAIRED BY NANCY CLEAVER AND CHRISTA LINNINGTON

Meeting Schedule: As needed. Event date: October 21, 2020 online using Remo

The mission of the Annual Meeting (and Installation Dinner) is to offer members an opportunity for networking, while installing the newest directors to the Board and present the winners of the Excellence and Environmental Leadership Awards. 


BUILDING COMMITTEE:  CHAIRED BY TOM HUTCHINSON & STEVE MOREY

Meeting Schedule: As needed.

Established to oversee the develop a plan and oversee the renovation of the Chamber building.

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