Education Committee

Committee Chair – Dave Hopkins, Town and Country 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.  This committee puts on the annual 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, 1p.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
Board Liaison – Susan Schultz, Webster University
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 Salute to Scott Tribute and Business Expo. Committee usually meets the 2nd Thursday of most months, 3:30 p.m., at the VFW Post 805 (223 West First Street, O’Fallon).

Member Engagement Committee

Committee Chair – Nathan Klitzing, Cambridge Capital Management, LLC
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. Committee usually meets 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 – Renee LaBruyere, Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
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 Engagement Committee. Ambassadors usually meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

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 The Shiloh Senior Center, 7  Park Dr, Shiloh (next to Village Hall)

Healthcare & Wellness Committee

Committee Chair – Jeff Dossett, Memorial Hospital East
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., at Memorial Hospital East.

Leadership Institute (Lead In)

Leadership Institute or 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.

Program size is intentionally limited to 20 participants between the ages of 21 and 40.  The program runs late January through September with members meeting the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month for several hours.