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  • Committees & Councils

    If you’re interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact our Chamber office for more information – 407.886.1441


    Apopka Area Arts & Entertainment Council 

    The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to connect and support art, music, entertainment, & culture in our area. The Apopka Arts Council exists to enrich and enhance the cultural health of our community. Ignited by the involvement of an active community of artists, art enthusiasts, restaurants, and public interest, Apopka is creating quite a stir with our wide range of indoor and outdoor venues.  

    To apply for Arts & Entertainment Council committee, click here

    To register, click here

    For more information about The Apopka Area Arts & Entertainment Council, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Apopka Serves Community – Council

    “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

    Northouse (2013) discusses five principles of ethical leadership:

    • respects others
    • serves others
    • shows justice
    • manifests honesty
    • builds community

    Apopka Serves mission is to put action to words to build our community. Apopka Serves Council is made up of chamber leaders, chamber members, and committee members, working together to improve the community around us. Meets first Wednesday every month.

    To apply for the Apopka Serves Community Council, click here

    To register, click HERE

    For more information about Apopka Serves Council, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Business Advisory Council: Education Partnership

    The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to connect and support the career trajectory of the High Schools in our school district. There are many ways to partner in the Apopka Area Chamber Business Advisory Council. Please let us know which program offerings you are interested in so we can connect with you for our inaugural meeting in the new year.

    To apply for the Business Advisory Council, click here

    To register, click HERE

    For more information about Business Advisory Council, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Diversity and Inclusion

    Chairman - Arnold Smalley, Small World Solutions Inc.

    Diversity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to the development and enhancement of minority and/or women owned enterprises, and the professional health of inclusive and equitable business practices.  Focusing on strengthening economic capacity, professional development and mentorship, and support of minority owned and/or led businesses, and departments. Information on procurement information along with establishing working relations with private and public business sectors to foster increased revenue, procurement, and economic development for a healthy and culturally rich community. Meets monthly on the last Tuesday. Location changes to support local businesses.

    Mission Statement: Building an economic environment where diversity and inclusion is embraced.

    Reoccurring Monthly Meeting:

    Last Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.

    To apply for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, click here

    To register, click HERE

    For more information about Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please contact the Chamber office at 407.886.1441


    Economic Development

    Chairman - Brent Hill, CenturyLink

    This committee is made up of business and community leaders who are dedicated to promoting the economic environment and opportunities showcased by Apopka’s unique community and culture.  The Economic Development Committee will be a partner with the surrounding municipalities and local government in order to promote the growth of existing businesses and to increase commerce by attracting new industries to the Northwest Orange County communities.

    For more information about Economic Development Committee, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Event & Sponsorship 

    The Events & Sponsorship Committee shall consist of a minimum of one (1) Board Members and Chamber members that are interested in promoting the activities of the Chamber. The Events Committee shall meet on the second Wednesday, monthly, 9-10 AM. Additional meetings may need to take place around big events. The committee’s responsibilities include assisting at events, creating innovative events and activities which engage Chamber members and the community. Location changes to support local businesses.

    Reoccurring Monthly Meeting:

    To apply for the Event & Sponsorship Committee, click here.

    To register, click HERE

    For more information about Event & Sponsorship Committee, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Government Affairs and Issues

    Chairman - Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd and Associates

    This committee shall monitor and provide recommendations on issues that are relevant to the business community in the Apopka area, the Greater Orange County region and the State of Florida as a whole. It will provide recommendations to the Board of Directors and develop communications to membership about potential action or policies.

    For more information about Government Affairs and Issues Committee, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.


    Membership Committee

    BUILDING MEMBERSHIP LOYALTY

    The Membership Committee is open to all members of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and acts an extension of the Chamber’s Team by going out in pairs to do Membership Retention visits for Anniversaries, invites to events, invites to host a mash-up or other events, and to check in on their needs.  These volunteers serve as a conduit of communication between the chamber and its members to convey the chamber’s sincere appreciation for their membership, and to relate back any questions, cares, or concerns the member may have. These volunteers do this all while gleaning information and contacts that may help them in their business pursuits. First Tuesday of every month from 3-4 PM. Location changes to support local businesses.

    Membership Committee Goals:

    As a group, visit at least 50 chamber members each month to thank them for their membership in the Apopka Chamber.
    Encourage non-member businesses to join the Apopka Area Chamber when possible.
    Each committee member will strive to go out at least once per month with another committee member to visit existing chamber members.

    To apply for the Membership Committee, click here

    To register, click HERE

    For more information about Membership Committee, please contact Cate Manley at the Chamber office at 407.886.1441.