Our volunteer committee members provide services that enhance the business community and quality of life in Harford County. We encourage our members to join a committee and become actively involved! Unless specified otherwise, all meetings take place in the Chamber’s board room.
If you are interested in a committee, we encourage you to attend a few meetings before formally joining. We also recommend that you reach out to the Chair or Co-Chairs of the committee to find out more information. You can join as many committees as you like; we simply ask that you commit to attending meetings as an active participant on a consistent basis.
2016-2017 Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Events & Special Projects Committee
Meets: 1st Tuesday of every month – 8:00 am
Oversees the many events and innovative projects the Chamber offers. Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming events!
- Co-Chair – Randy Brunkhorst
- Co-Chair – Mary Ann Bogarty
Military Affairs Committee
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:45 am at Battelle
Works with APG to build relationships between the installation and the business community. This committee plans the Chamber’s annual Military Appreciation Luncheon, held every May, to celebrate and honor our United States Armed Forces.
- Co-Chair – Sue Manning
- Co-Chair – Bill Suchting
Membership Development Committee
Meets: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:00 am
Working in creative ways to attract new members, as well as engage existing members, the Membership Development Committee helps to maximize their return on membership investment.
The Membership Development Committee also acts as Ambassadors for the Harford Chamber and oversees the Ambassador Program.
- Co-Chair – Beth Bavis
- Co-Chair – Terri Kearney
Meets: 3rd Monday of every month at 8:00 am and bi-monthly during State Legislative Session
Educates Chamber members on legislative issues, conveys information to elected officials on pending legislation that affects the business community.
- Co-Chair – Colleen Helmlinger
- Co-Chair – Bonnie Johansen
Young Professionals Committee
Cultivates young business professionals to be the leaders of the future. Plans social, philanthropic and community service projects while offering mentoring opportunities from seasoned members and other YP’s alike. Hosts networking events to publicize and promote member businesses and employers, as well as holding monthly meetings aimed at increasing networking and planning events.
- Co-Chair – Chad Arrington
- Co-Chair – Season Voelker
Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month 8:30 am
Meets: 4th Tuesday every month – 8:00 am
Supports quality education and prepared workforce by linking businesses with educational institutions in the community and increase business support of educational initiatives offered by all Harford County educational and youth development institutions. An additional component of this committee focuses on the Chamber Education Foundation, a seperate 501c(3) operating as its own entity with the purpose of awarding annual scholarships to graduating seniors, adults and/or veterans who are returning to school, and students entering the manufacturing trade. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities and the Education Foundation.
- Co-Chair – Mary Beth Stapleton
- Co-Chair – Denise Dregier