Volunteering on Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce councils and committees, and serving as liaisons are a wonderful membership benefit for you and your employees, offering unique opportunities to:
- Establish important business contacts;
- Learn about the Copperas Cove community;
- Play a significant role in shaping the City and its business policies;
- Gain valuable experience and build relationships in planning events and creating programs;
- Have lots of fun while strengthening the Chamber and building a better Cove.
Committees meet once a month, at a minimum, generally at the same place and time each month. Chairpersons are responsible for selecting co-chairs and committee volunteers. Chair- and committee-persons are responsible for reporting to the chamber president for approval and execution of all duties pertaining to their committee on an ongoing, regular basis. Chamber staff cannot undertake the duties of any committee or chairperson. Each committee presents an annual budget to the chamber president on September 1. The budget is presented to the budget committee in October for approval by the full board in November.
All items prepared for press (to businesses, newspapers, radio, T.V.) must be approved by the chamber president. Committee chairpersons must coordinate with city staff for all events early in event planning stages and obtain permissions for city facilities and/or property necessary to the event.
Volunteers are asked to keep a log of all hours volunteered and forward this log to the chamber on a regular basis. Committee work is a serious commitment - the willingness to volunteer and support the chamber is vital to the chamber's mission.
A very special Thank You goes out to each one of our volunteers. Chamber executives and staff stand ready and always willing to help our volunteers find a niche where their special talents can shine.
Military Affairs Committee
To develop and conduct programs to actively promote chamber member businesses to the present and future Fort Hood community.
- Promote goodwill between Copperas Cove and the military through cookouts and sponsoring units.
- Maintain Copperas Cove information at Fort Hood inprocessing center.
- Support III Corps receptions at Fort Hood ceremonies.
Business Development Committee
The main focus of this committee is the promotion and support of member businesses through word of mouth recommendation, making calls on member businesses to find out what they need from the Chamber, and the Cove Expo which highlights businesses to the general public.
Tourism & Bike/Run Central Texas
The Tourism Committee provides the energy and manpower needed to oversee our Tourism Events for the Chamber and the City of Copperas Cove. They organize and execute each Bike and Run event that takes place in Copperas Cove and host our State Bike Races, Bike tours, Bike rallies, Tandem Bike Ride, Jack Rabbit Run 4 Hope, and Gallop or Trot at the Gap Run/Walk.
To develop and conduct programs to recruit and retain members.
- Host ribbon cuttings
- Contact all new businesses in the vicinity of Copperas Cove, informing them of Chamber programs, new member services, and offering a warm welcome.
Rabbit Fest Planning Committee
This committee plans and executes the Chamber's largest festival of the year which attracts in excess of 30,000 people. Planning for this May event begins in August with weekly meetings. There are several different areas within this committee that need numerous volunteers.
Annual Chamber Banquet Planning Committee
This is the Chamber's annual business meeting and member appreciation event. Outgoing board members are recognized and thanked; new board members are introduced.
To develop and conduct programs to effectively influence legislative and regulatory issues vital to Chamber members. Sponsor "Meet your Candidates" forums before local elections.
Hotel / Motel Liaison Council
This committee works closely with the local hotels/motels to ensure that the Chamber maintains a good working relationship with those establishments. Through this relationship, the Chamber is better able to track how its tourism events effect occupancy in our hotels.