The Barry County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are the welcome arm for the Chamber; the Ambassadors serve as highly visible good will representatives of the Chamber; greeting new members, reaching out to existing members, promoting Chamber programs and bridging the gap between the general membership and the Board of Directors.
If you would like to become an Ambassador, please contact Nichole Louden by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 269-945-2454.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon in the Barry County United Way Community Room.
Barry County United Way
231 S. Broadway St.
ATHENA RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
The ATHENA Recognition Committee organizes the annual ATHENA Fall Luncheon, the ATHENA Spring Social, and oversees the ATHENA Award process that identifies those individuals that help to empower and create strong female leaders within our communities. The ATHENA Committee consists of past ATHENA Leader & ATHENA Young Professional honorees.
For more information on the ATHENA program, please contact the Barry County Chamber of Commerce.
GOLF OUTING COMMITTEE
The Annual Chamber Open is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser each year, enabling us to continue to provide valuable county-wide services to our members and to the community. The Open serves as a great way to engage with your Chamber peers and build relationships with local business leaders.
For more information on this committee, please contact Kim Martin.
GUS MACKER COMMITTEE
The Gus Macker Committee plans and hosts the annual Hastings Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The Committee works closely with the Macker organization and the City of Hastings to ensure a fun, safe, and welcoming tournament for residents and participants.
MEMBERSHIP RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
The Membership Recognition Committee helps plan the Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, held annually every January. The Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration is the Chamber’s way of recognizing our members for their contributions to the community and economy of Barry County. Current recognitions include the Brick Award, the Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year Award (NEW!), the Chamber Community Impact Award (NEW!), and the Member Choice Award for Customer Service Excellence.
If you would like to serve on this committee, or for more information on the Chamber Annual Dinner, please contact Nichole Louden.
The Hastings Summerfest Committee plans the Annual Hastings Summerfest event, now gearing up for the 41st Annual event! In addition to the Arts & Crafts Show, the Summerfest committee oversees the entertainment schedule and car show; organizes the Grand Parade and the Children’s Parade; implements numerous sporting events including softball, weightlifting, a 5k/10K walk run, and the Backwoods Triathlon!
For more information on the Hastings Summerfest Committee, please contact Nichole Louden.