Membership Committee

Chair: Kala Kuhlthau with Lakeside Bank

Responsibilities: Support current members and encourage greater stakeholder involvement, participation and visibility in Chamber activities through networking, marketing and lead generation. Call on new members. Connect with past due members to understand their needs and how the Chamber can fill those needs. Lead planning of the Chamber Business Walks and Business After Hours. This is a highly visible and active committee.

- Meets Monthly

Ambassadors Subcommittee

(Subcommittee of Membership Committee)

Chair: Jody Barrilleaux of Hixson Sulphur Memorial

Responsibilities: To lead recruitment of new members for the Chamber, serve as greeters/hosts for Chamber functions including monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and Business After Hours. This is a highly visible and active subcommittee

- Meets Monthly with Membership Committee

Events Committee

Chair: Michael G. Beer with Calcasieu Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Responsibilities: The Event Committee is a fun way to get involved. This committee helps put in motion business-promoting events such as, Monthly Luncheons, Coffee with the Mayor, Empowering Women's Luncheon, Annual Banquet and other events throughout the year. This is a highly visible and active subcommittee

- Meets Monthly

Governmental Affairs Committee

Chair: Joe Andrepont of Westlake Chemical

Responsibilities: To provide leadership, information, and advocacy that enhances the economic environment and represents the political interests of West Calcasieu area business community. To develop cooperative relationships with organizations and to establish and nurture positive relationships with local, state and national elected officials.

- Meets Quarterly

Economic Development & Workforce/Education Committee

Chair: Ryan Hess with Hancock Whitney Bank

Responsibilities: Economic Development - Serving as a conduit between the commercial economic interests in the West Calcasieu area. Encouraging the economic well-being and expansion of the existing commercial businesses located within the West Calcasieu area. Attracting complementary businesses to town to enhance the current economic prosperity within the community. Responsibly assisting in developing properties within West Calcasieu Area in an effort to improve the aesthetics of the town while providing additional revenue.

Workforce/Education Committee - Strives to offer our members the tools and resources they need to succeed, expand and grow. Promotes and enhances workforce development and educational opportunities across West Calcasieu area.

-Meets Monthly