Committees & Volunteers

Types of Committees

The Portland Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of committees to help carry out the Chamber’s mission and business plan for creating the best possible business environment for Portland. Ambassadors, Legislative, Small Business, Finance, and Young Business Professionals Committee.  So, get the most out of your membership by getting involved in a committee and turn your ideas into action.

Ambassadors

A-Team logoMission Statement of 'Ambassadors of Portland':

'To promote and proudly represent the Portland Chamber of Commerce while overseeing the development of Chamber Membership through soliciting new Chamber members and retaining current Chamber members.'

Our Ambassadors are vital to the Portland Chamber.

The Portland  Chamber Ambassadors are an elite group of business professionals who volunteer to serve as the retention and greeting arms of the Chamber. Ambassadors exhibit the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge, and integrity and help new members become acclimated to the Chamber culture.

  • Ambassadors represent the Chamber at ribbon cuttings, luncheons, mixers and other chamber sponsored events, membership drives, Total Resource Campaigns, and other events.
  • Ambassadors assist in the recruitment and orientation of new members.
  • Ambassadors maximize the Chamber’s retention efforts through personal contact with members.
  • To produce a foundation for building future community leaders.

Our Current A-Team Ambassadors:

Michelle Hinojosa, Cheniere Energy Inc.

Jeramy Bush, J.S. Bush Growth Industries LLC

Charles Nelms, Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union

Vanessa Giannamore, Al Willeford Chevrolet

Marie Espinoza, South Texas Bone and Joint

Becky Mays, NorthShore Country Club

Carmen Ellis, Northshore ER

Jaki Brown, Northshore Title Inc

Elizabeth Gibbins, Edward Jones, Financial Adviser

Young Business Professionals

Mission Statement of 'Young Business Professionals of Portland':

'To promote and proudly represent the Portland Chamber of Commerce while overseeing the development of Chamber Membership through soliciting new Chamber members and retaining current Chamber members.'

Our Current Young Business Professionals:

R. J. Alfaro, State Farm Insurance
Sean Reiter, Bloom City Coffee Co.
Cyndi Munoz-Hernandez, Modern Woodmen Fraternal
Sarah Lusk, Palm Bluff Place Apartments
Ryan Gonzales, New York Life

Small Business Committee

Mission Statement 'Small Business Committee of Portland':

 

Our Current Small Business Committee:

Patti Cass, Cass Real Estate
Lee Ann Hutchinson, TownePlace Suites

Volunteers

Volunteers are in integral part of the Chamber and help to make our events successful. There are several events throughout the year that Volunteers are needed.

Volunteering is a great way to get to know business members and other members of the community.

The Chamber Events can also offer great community service hours for students who may need volunteer hours for school or church organizations. This will also give them exposure to Business Leaders in their community.

Please email chamber@portlandtx.org to sign up to volunteer for an upcoming event.