• Please contact us if you would like to join a committee or task force.

    Several committees, operating in four function areas, support the events, services, and initiatives of the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce. These are: Events, Programs, Membership, and Government Affairs. Committees are comprised of Chamber Board members and interested persons from the membership.  Committee highlights include:


    MEMBERSHIP
    Staff Lead: Justin Sinner, Membership Services Director

    The Chamber Ambassador program operates under the auspices of the Membership Committee. Tahoe Chamber Ambassadors are a prestigious group of hard-working volunteers who act as the welcoming arm of the Chamber and serve as the support team for our events, programs, and other activities. The Ambassadors’ mission is to connect and strengthen business relationships, communicate Chamber benefits, and spotlight Chamber members to help them reach their goals. 

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    EVENTS
    Staff Lead: Emily Abernathy, Director of Operations 

    Two committees support Chamber events. One is our Sample the Sierra Committee. Members become familiar with wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and artists to recruit the best of our region to participate in the Chamber’s annual Sample the Sierra Farm to Fork Festival. Committee members are expected to recruit at least two food and beverage vendors and help secure event sponsors. They also share their passion for the event by recruiting volunteers to work alongside the committee during the event. Members are also involved in developing ancillary events and business-to-business marketing opportunities. 

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    BLUE RIBBON AWARDS COMMITTEE
    Staff Lead: Emily Abernathy, Director of Operations

    Each summer, committee members encourage the community to identify and submit award nominations. They do so, for example, by making presentations to service clubs, businesses, companies, or agencies on the importance of recognizing those who have made exemplary contributions to our business environment, tourism experience, and local quality of life. October is devoted to reviewing and considering the nominations and undertaking visits to see firsthand the characteristics of the nominated business, agency or individual. Committee members work through an established process to ultimately decide the winner in each award category. Presentations are made at the Chamber Blue Ribbon Awards Dinner in mid-November. 

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    PROGRAMS
    Staff Lead: Events Director, Emily Abernathy

    Throughout the year, Tahoe Chamber organizes and holds a series of workshops, forums, and other programs designed to benefit members and the broader community we serve. There are a variety of opportunities to suggest topics and offer program venues. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with many partners in developing our annual educational workshops and forums. Staff Lead: Emily Abernathy, Director of Operations.

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    LEADERSHIP LAKE TAHOE TASK FORCE
    Staff Lead: Events Director, Emily Abernathy

    This sub-set of the Programs Committee focuses solely on the implementation of the Leadership Lake Tahoe program. Leadership Lake Tahoe began in 2003 with a mission to identify and develop current and future leaders through a comprehensive program designed to increase knowledge and awareness of the issues and challenges facing our community.  The Task Force meets on monthly basis to recruit participants and sponsors and to create the core curriculum for the program’s class days. 

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    GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
    Lead: Steve Teshara, Goverment Affairs Liaison,

    The mission of the Government Affairs Committee is to review, develop and support legislative, governmental, and other initiatives that promote economic vitality, with sensitivity and respect for the community and environment. The Committee’s primary purpose is to advocate for planning, public policy, and a regulatory structure that align with the Chamber’s adopted Community Vision. The Committee works at the local, regional, state (California and Nevada) and federal levels. 

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