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Learn about Our Committees

Ambassadors Network

  • Chair- Dave Pfingst, Etch Art Awards
  • Meets the first Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber.
  • This committee is responsible for retention of members by the welcoming and assimilating new members to Chamber functions as well as both visiting and surveying members throughout the year.

Beautification & Environmental Affairs Network

  • Chair - Jenni Pastusak, Sure PR and Marketing 
    Meets the first Thursday of each month at 12:30pm at the Chamber.
  • This committee establishes goals and implements programs designed to enhance the physical beauty of our community.

Business Affairs Network

  • Chair - Steve Smith, Pilot Financial Advisors
  • Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber.
  • Develops and plans educational seminars reflecting current needs and interests of members.
  • Proactively addresses issues affecting small business by reviewing factors affecting Wicomico County and the Lower Shore.

Education Network

  • Chair - Jenni Pastusak, Sure PR & Marketing
    Meets every other month on the 2nd Tuesday at 8am. 
  • Addresses educational issues, topics, and initiatives relevant to all levels of education in our community.
  • Creates partnerships between educational institutions and community based organizations and businesses.

Eldercare Network

  • Chair - Abby Husfelt, Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
  • Meets the third Tuesday at 8:30am
  • Address issues, topics and initiatives within the eldercare industry.

Advocacy & Government Relations Division

  • Chair - Chris Perdue, Perdue Farms
    Meets the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at Chamber.
  • Guest speakers are invited to each Roundtable to discuss relevant legislative topics that may affect the business community. The scope of topics ranges from the City and County level up to state legislation that may have an impact on our area.

Marketing & Media Network

  • Chair Jackie Wellfonder of the WellfonderGroup.
  • The Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at noon at the Chamber.
  • Provides committee members with an opportunity to explore and learn more about public relations and marketing of their business or organization.
  • Perform "PR-ER" in which Chamber members may have a forum with committee members to review and suggest new marketing options for their business.
  • Invite guest speakers to make presentations at committee meetings.

Technology Network

  • Chair Jeremy Heslop, OmniTech Professionals
  • Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am at the Chamber.
  • Work to create networking and business opportunities for the committee members and to provide educational opportunities for Chamber members to learn more about the latest technologies.

Young Professionals Network

  • Chairs - George Buchman, Comcast Spolight & Mike Bireley, SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate
  • Meets the first Wednesday of each month at Noon at rotating Chamber member restaurants.
  • Committed to the growth and development of local young professionals between 21 and 38 and focusing on networking events, professional development opportunities and community outreach.