The volunteer efforts of our members
The volunteer efforts of our members both past and present have made the Richardson Chamber of Commerce one of the largest and most active chambers of commerce in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
When business professionals lend their time and expertise to lead the Chamber, it enables us to offer enhanced programs and more opportunities for you to grow professionally.
Volunteering is also an excellent way to maximize the value of your membership. Serving on a committee or volunteering at a Chamber event provides your more opportunities for networking, gives your business more exposure in the community and enables you to shape programs to meet the needs of your business and the business community.
The Chamber has at least 15 committees and hosts more than 30 events annually.
Consider your options, decide how much time you can serve and let us know how you would like to get involved. Each committee has its own contact person.
Like any great benefit, you get out of your membership what you put into it. Plan now how you can volunteer.
Growth &Mobility Committee
Bi-monthly luncheon for business development executives with programs on recent business expansions and relocations in Richardson, and issues related to transportation that impact the Richardson area. Cost is $15, members only. Lunch is provided.
Staff Advisors: John Jacobs and Jenny Mizutowicz
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of odd-numbered months
Education & Workforce Committee
Promotes excellence in education and develops programs to encourage business support at all levels of education.
Staff Advisors: Kim Quirk and Taylor Lopez
Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am
Public Policy Committee
Plans Legislative Day Event and reviews legislative issues that are of concern to the Richardson community.
Staff Advisors: Bill Sproull and Molly Ulmer
Meeting Time: Second Monday of each month at 11:30 am
Event Date: Varies throughout the year
Recruits new members, conducts ribbon cutting ceremonies and hosts a variety of special events and programs, including PM Connections, EarlyNet, and Signature Luncheon.
Staff Advisors: Drew Snow
Meeting Time: First Thursday of each month at 8 am
Plans programming for the Chamber's weekly, early morning networking/referral group.
Staff Advisors: Julie Grauel
Meeting Time: Fourth Wednesday each month at 9 am
Event Date: Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Golf Tournament Committee
Organizes, promotes and administers the RCC Classic Golf Tournament in the Fall.
Staff Advisors: Paul Bendel and Danielle Billelo
Meeting Time: First Wednesday of every month at 4 pm
Event Date: October 6, 2015
PM Connections Committee
Coordinates with Chamber members to host PM Connections. PM Connections promotes the development of business relationships in the Richardson trade area in a casual networking environment.
Staff Advisors: Drew Snow
Meeting Time: Second Wednesday of every month at 9:15 am
Event Date: Third Thursday of each month
Women in Leadership Committee
Organizes quarterly luncheons with speakers that focus on leadership skills and successful business strategies aimed at building leadership broadening networks.
Staff Advisors: Paul Bendel
Meeting Time: Third Wednesday of every month at 8 am
Event Date: Quarterly, first Wednesday at 11:30 am
Richardson Young Professionals
Promotes the development of an emerging group of up-and-coming leaders committed to personal and professional growth while serving the Richardson community. These young professionals live and/or work in the Richardson area.
Staff Advisors: Allen Wise
Meeting Time: First Thursday of each month at 9 am
Event Date: Fourth Thursday of each month at 5 pm
Leadership Richardson Committee
Leadership Richardson is the leadership development program of the Richardson Chamber. This program is open to people who live and/or work in the Richardson or RISD boundaries. People who do not meet this requirement, but are significantly involved in the Richardson community should contact the program director. Participation is by application only; applications are accepted in the spring of each year.
Staff Advisors: Kim Quirk
Meeting Time: One Friday per month from September to May
Human Resources Committee
Plans quarterly lunch meetings featuring speakers that focus on areas of commonality for human resource professionals in Richardson.
Staff Advisors: Jenny Mizutowicz and John Jacobs
Event Date: Quarterly, TBD
International Concierge Committee
Professional service provider members that support incoming international companies with setting up their business and their ongoing professional services.
Staff Advisor: Mike Skelton
Quarterly international business focused events and happy hour networking events.
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of every month at 8:00 am in the Chamber office