Members who serve on various committees are business people who volunteer because they believe in the effectiveness of The Palmdale Chamber of Commerce. Membership with the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce provides a number opportunities to become involved and learn how the organization works. Volunteering for a committee is also a great way to network with other business people and share ideas that help the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce grow.
After Hours Mixers
Held monthly, these After Hours Mixers feature a chamber member business and provide networking between our member business professionals in a casual atmosphere.
Serve as the communication link between new members and the Chamber and encourage participation in all events. Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings, assist at luncheons, mixers, and participate in development of events and programs.
A fantastic holiday tradition in Palmdale, the Palmdale Christmas Parade brings families, businesses, car clubs, cheerleading groups, school bands, and local organizations together for a festive morning. A great way to celebrate the holidays! The Parade takes place on the second Saturday in December each year.
Through a joint effort with the Antelope Valley Film Office this industry specific committee is designed to build connections local and regional film professionals to build business connections and address common concerns.
The fireworks booth operates from June 29 – July 4. The booth is staffed by volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get out of the office and mingle with fellow chamber members while preparing for our country’s birthday. The fireworks booth is the major fundraiser for the chamber.
Crab Crack and Installation
Committee meets from June to January to organize event which honors the outgoing Chairman, Board of Directors and Volunteers.
This committee meets monthly to determine the best way to get the greatest exposure for participating members in an Expo atmosphere. Committee coordinates, organizes and volunteers the day of the event.
Joint Military Affairs
This committee meets monthly. Committee discusses ways to build relationships with EAFB personnel, US Plant 42 employees, US Military recruiters and the Palmdale business community.
Monthly luncheon meetings feature speakers from a variety of business fields, elected officials and community leaders. New members are presented with their membership plaques and introduced to the community.
Works closely with Membership Sales Rep to acquire new members. Retention committee serves to ensure that the services the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce provides are such that existing members and invite their peers to join this progressive organization.
Collect, edit and write articles for Vantage monthly newsletter. Create a newsletter that provides pertinent information for members. Solicit advertisers for publication. Distribute newsletter to local businesses.
Palmdale Business Breakfast
Meets monthly. Discusses new ideas for our monthly breakfast. Committee volunteers the day of the Breakfast.
Professional Automotive Services and Shops Committee – An industry specific effort designed to build business connections and address common concerns.
Taste of Palmdale
Committee meets February to September. Event to showcase the restaurants in the AV. Committee organizes, coordinates and volunteers the day of the event.
Walk with the Mayor
Through a joint effort with the City of Palmdale this program aims to connect with the local business community to provide an arm of support for business operations.
The Palmdale Chamber of Commerce also encourages members to participate in committees operated by our non-profit organization, the Palmdale Foundation for Business and Education. Those committees include:
Meets January through June. Coordinates, obtains sponsorship, organize and volunteer the day of the event. Partial proceeds go to local charity.
Miss City of Palmdale Scholarship Pageant
A scholarship pageant for young ladies of Palmdale to represent Palmdale through community service projects, chamber events, and ribbon cuttings.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for collecting contributions for the Work Ethics Scholarship fund. This fund awards local high school seniors who work or intern during their senior year and plan on furthering their education with scholarship funds. The committee publicizes the scholarship, solicits donations, evaluates the applications, and presents the scholarship at the Scholarship luncheon in April. Committee also presents certificates at local high school Senior Awards Night events.