This group serves as the Chambers’ outreach vehicle, welcoming businesses to the community, seeking new members for the Chamber, organizing the Chamber’s special events as well as the annual Chamber Cup golf tournament. They attend and host the monthly Alive After 5 events. This group is responsible for proposing and organizing any special events the Chamber may have in coordination with the Executive Director and Special Events Manager. This includes the overall arrangements, logistics, sponsorship and staffing of the event. This group schedules and attends Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, as well as maintaining contact with existing members, making the Chamber office aware of member needs and concerns. The focus is member recruitment, engagement, retention and reengagement. They will coordinate all Chamber membership recruitment activities while working with the directors and staff.
The committee is split into several sub-committees that focus on a specific task. Currently, the committee has Golf Tournament, Alive After 5, Ribbon Cut- ting & Membership, and Chamber Lights subcommittees. These sub-committees are fluid, and may disband, regroup, or new sub-committees created, based on need at the time.
As an association of diverse businesses, the Chamber consistently reviews legislative, regulatory and governmental issues on local, state and national levels. Working with a professional lobbyist, the group evaluates various issues, considers their overall impact and outlines possible courses of action for the Board of Directors to take. Where necessary, members may be called upon to attend various governmental meetings/sessions and, in addition, may be called upon to testify on behalf of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. This Committee interfaces with local organizations on business related issues. This committee works to keep the members of the Chamber informed and educated on issues facing the business community.
The Chamber realizes the importance of a well-trained, year-round workforce. This committee concentrates on the various obstacles that stand in the way. The committee works closely with the business community and other entities on such issues as soft skills training, apprenticeships, workforce housing, transportation and funding opportunities for these issues.
Summer Work Travel
This team was established to bridge the gap between the seasonal workers and the business community as well as offer assistance and information to the J-1 Visa students in order to make their experience in Ocean City pleasant and rewarding.
The Young Professionals of Ocean City, MD brings together the talents and insights of emerging young professionals (YPs), ages 21-39+, in a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.