The Chamber’s Ambassadors make personal visits to Chamber members throughout the year to gather feedback on their perception of the Chamber’s programs and services. They attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings and mentor new members for the first year of any new membership.
This committee meets every other month on even months for lunch and program. It promotes aviation in Norman and Max Westheimer Airport as valuable community assets. The Annual Norman Aviation Breakfast and Festival are projects of this committee.
The Committee also monitors transportation issues relevant to the Norman community and provides related information to the Chamber’s membership. Representatives from the City of Norman and the University of Oklahoma are in attendance to provide relevant updates.
This committee works to forge cooperative relationships between members of the local business community and arts organizations. This group annually produces the Fall Arts Luncheon.
Business and Education
This group links business with education by promoting businesses’ support and recognition of Norman Schools. The committee’s activities include coordinating the Partners in Education Program and planning its annual breakfast.
The events committee assists in the planning and execution of the two largest events each year, the Chamber Banquet and Chamber Auction. This committee may be called on for additional events on an as needed basis. The committee will meet as needed prior to events for planning purposes.
This committee provides vision for growing and enhancing the value of the Chamber by recruiting and retaining members. The committee plans and participates in the Chamber retention and recruitment efforts via the membership drive and the biannual Thank-A-Thon. The committee also supports and works closely with the Ambassadors committee to further the Chambers focus on our members and providing value to our members. The committee meets monthly.
The Small Business Council works to provide small businesses in the Norman community resources they need to thrive in the areas of Human Resources, Finances, Marketing, Technology, Self-Development and a Retail Roundtable in the form workshops. The Small Business Council also promotes the importance of shopping local via Small Business Saturday and highlights all of the various small businesses who are Chamber members through promotional videos.
This group provides leadership within the Norman weather community via regular meetings that serve as a crossroads for all stakeholders. This committee meets most months out of the year with the luncheons mostly being held at the National Weather Center and feature speakers and discussion among the members. The annual National Weather Festival is a project of the Weather Committee.
The Women’s Leadership Committee strives to empower women to be strong business leaders. They seek to engage, foster, support, network and help advance female leaders who actively inspire other women. They promote the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, devote time and energy to Norman, Oklahoma in a meaningful way, and forge the paths of leadership for other women to follow.
Women’s Leadership holds four luncheons a year and awards the Women’s Leadership award at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet.