Education Committee

Committee Chair – Dave Hopkins, First Bank
The mission of this committee is to facilitate communication and encourage discussion between our educational partners and the O’Fallon-Shiloh business community. Past projects include a high school business scholarship, production of a local schools video, a common school calendar, a restaurant guide contest with the OTHS Marketing class, and the Annual Awards Banquet video with the OTHS Audio Visual Department. Current projects include the annual “Ask the Schools” breakfast/lunch and the 8th Grade Career Fair Committee is made up of O’Fallon-Shiloh superintendents from both the public and private schools and members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  This committee usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of months when school is in session, 8:30 a.m., at O’Fallon District 90 offices (118 E. Washington Street, O’Fallon). If you’re interested in making a presentation to this committee, please contact the Chamber office.

Military Affairs Committee

Committee Chair – Ray Holden, City of O’Fallon Alderman and USAF Retired Colonel
The mission of this committee is to build closer ties between the business community and Scott AFB. Past projects include the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard Member awards program, and Happy Landings. Current projects include Scott AFB Spouse Club interaction, OTHS AFJROTC, and the annual Salute to Scott picnic. Committee usually meets the 2nd Thursday of most months, 3:30 p.m., at the Chamber Depot (200 S. Lincoln, O’Fallon – across from City Hall).

Member of Services Committee

Committee Chair – Kim Sabella, Wolfersberger Funeral Home
The mission of this committee is to promote new and continued membership and to assist members and other committees in the coordination and execution of activities, functions, and special events with a goal of obtaining and retaining members. Current projects include the annual Health Fair, Business Expo, annual Salute to Business Awards luncheon, annual Golf Tournament, Ambassador Committee, and sponsorship opportunities. Committee usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of even months, 8 a.m., at the Chamber Depot (116 East First Street, O’Fallon).

Golf Tournament Committee

Committee Chair – Doug Distler
The mission of this committee is to plan and execute the annual Golf Tournament. This is a sub-committee under Member Services. Committee usually meets June – September at the Chamber Depot (116 East First Street, O’Fallon).

Ambassador Committee

Committee Chair – Ed True
The mission of this committee is to serve as the face of the Chamber in the community. Ambassadors welcome new members and attend and assist with events throughout the year. This is a sub-committee under Member Services. Ambassadors usually meet for a lunch meeting on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., at various Chamber member businesses.

Economic Development Committee

Committee Chair – Sam Loring, Loring Financial Management of Raymond James.
The mission of this committee is to foster economic growth by working as a resource in a private-public relationship through marketing, promoting existing business, and attracting new business to enhance the business climate for the betterment of our communities. Current projects include the annual Salute to Business Awards  and the Business Retention and Enhancement (BRE) programs.  Committee usually meets the 3rd Thursday of odd months, 7:30 a.m., at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC (475 Regency Park Drive, Ste 175, O’Fallon).

Healthcare & Wellness Committee

Group Chair – Susan Holloway, HSHS – St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
The mission of this committee is to promote healthcare and wellness in the O’Fallon-Shiloh communities through healthcare leadership, partnerships, education and advocacy. This committee is made up of chamber members who are in the healthcare and wellness industry. Committee usually meets the 1st Wednesday of even months, 8 a.m., in the Chamber conference room (200 S. Lincoln, O’Fallon).

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Leadership Institute (Lead In)

Lead In is an experiential leadership development program designed to attract and retain an educated population of young professionals and leaders by equipping them with skills necessary to propel them to the next level of leadership through interaction with community decision-makers.

 The program will expose participants to critical community issues that enhance each members’ understanding of assets and resources within the community, potential solutions to problems and strategies for becoming more involved. This includes providing access and interaction with public servants and community and business leaders from all areas of development to experience hands-on learning and expanding participants’ understanding of people and beliefs that may be different than their own.

This year’s class has 26 participants between the ages of 21 and 40.  The program runs late March through mid-November with members meeting the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month for several hours.