The Chamber depends on you, its members, to carry out the Program of Work. If you would like to serve on a Chamber Committee, please indicate your first and second choice. The committees will meet regularly for approximately one to two hours. The meeting date (set by the chair) is encouraged to be convenient for the members of that committee. We encourage your involvement, as this is a vital part of the chamber’s existence. Email the chamber to join any committee.
Works to develop and retain home-grown talent that aligns with local human resource needs while engaging employers and educators in the process. Educating local businesses about the Career Readiness Certificate Program will be a focal point for the committee this year.
To monitor, prioritize and respond to issues concerning mobility projects in coordination with local and statewide groups. To ensure that Searcy's surface and air transportation facilities are adequate to service our growing community.
Small Business Council
The mission of the Small Business Council (SBC) is to serve, represent and promote small business members and to enhance the economic health of Searcy's small business community. The SBC provides educational and networking opportunities tailored to the needs of small business owners and managers.
To advocate Chamber positions on state and federal legislative issues of particular importance to the Searcy business community.
Eggs & Issues
The Eggs & Issues meeting brings together business and political leaders to examine legislation and the state of the local, state and federal government. It provides a forum for exchange of ideas and development of platforms or positions the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce may need to address. (Two per year)
Searcy Leadership Institute
Searcy Leadership Institute opens doors for local business men and women and community leaders with the desire and ability to shape its future. Through face-to-face meetings with local and state leaders and on-site visits to local institutions, agencies and organizations, participants explore major issues and unique challenges facing the Searcy community.
Searcy Energy Smart
The Searcy Energy Smart committee was formed to plan and implement a city-wide campaign to save energy. This will be a ‘promotional’ campaign to reduce energy consumption and at the same time, provide a means to reduce carbon emissions (protect the environment).
The Ambassadors Committee serves as a personal connection between the Chamber leadership, staff, and individual members through personal contact with the Chamber Membership each year. They represent the Chamber at community events, open houses, ribbon cuttings, and Business After Hours.
Business After Hours
The committee facilitates four casual networking opportunities that are held at various Searcy business locations. Inexpensive and informal, these late afternoon/early evening events are ideal for meeting fellow professionals and establishing long-lasting business relationships.
The Expo Committee is involved in organizing event logistics including booth layout and design, marketing, theme presentation and venue preparations; maintaining corporate relationships; and marketing the event to the community and surrounding communities.
Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament
Members of the Golf Tournament Committee work together to plan, execute and host the Annual Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament highlights past Chair’s contributions.
The primary purpose of this committee is to effectively communicate and market services to the business community which will increase new membership and retain current members. Develop new member services and visit potential member businesses.