Your Chamber depends on volunteer support to operate our events and programs. Committees are made up of fellow chamber members who volunteer their time and efforts to make this organization stronger. If you are interested in participating on a committee, please either contact the Committee Chair directly or any Chamber staff member.
Chairperson: Mary Sue Rabon, Mega Force Staffing
The Ambassadors Committee is your Chamber's goodwill group. Ambassadors are the many faces of the Chamber by staffing events, welcoming new members and often visiting members throughout the year. The Ambassadors typically meet at 8:00 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Chamber Offices.
Some key events for this committee:
Business After Hours
Ribbon Cuttings/Open House
Operation Thank You!
- Annual Dinner/Golf Tournament/Oyster Roast
Chairperson: Leroy McIntyre
This committee goes beyond litter and beautification to focus on promoting a more green living and green business practices. A major focus of the committee is litter and the negative impact it has in Scotland County. These volunteers work to eliminate litter, educate the public about its adverse effects and promote the value of GREEN practices. The committee typically meets at noon the first Wednesday of the month at the Chamber Offices.
Some key events of this committee:
- Scotland County Litter Sweep
- GREEN School Jam
- Highlander Awards
Chairperson: Andy Cagle, Scotland County Schools
The Education Committee works with the Scotland County School System to promote learning and career-readiness programs. In addition this committee partners with other volunteers to deliver leadership and mentoring programs, as well as preparing Scotland County youth for secondary education through scholarships and enrichment programs. The Education Committee typically meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Chamber.
Some key events of this committee:
Career Day & Job Shadowing Days
Jr. Leadership Program
New Teacher Breakfast
Chairperson:Joel Hartwell, Pilkington
The Finance Committee is responsible for the review, development and overall implementation of the Chamber's Financial Plan. Committee members are made up of the president, treasurer, vice chairperson and three other Chamber members not serving on the board of directors. Committee members meet every other month and serve one-year terms.
Chairperson: Allen McLaurin, ZV Pate
This committee is made up of chamber members who are interested in gaining an understanding of the legislative processes (local, state and federal) which have an impact on our local community. In addition the committee will review legislative issues and work to develop positions for the Chamber in regards to our advocacy for the business community.
Human Resources Management and Plant Managers
This committee is made up of local HR representatives from member companies who discuss HR related topics such as hiring practices, benefit programs, and policies and procedures. Many of the meetings bring in an outside presenter to discuss the latest issues/trends to educate council members. The committee typically meets at noon the second Wednesday of the month at the Chamber.
Chairperson: Matt Pracht, Scotland Health Care System
The Membership Committee assists in the development of new member benefit programs and making recommendations in regards to the chamber's Member Sales and Retention Program. The committee's primary duty is to promote Chamber member benefits and encourage member participation. They meet on a monthly basis.
In addition to these committees, your Chamber has special event-related groups who meet 90-120 days prior to an event, and are responsible for all planning activities:
- Laurinburg After Five!
Chairperson: Kim Liles, AllState Glass Company
- Laurinburg Christmas Parade
Chairperson: Pauline Gruver, Hospice of Scotland County
- Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast
Chairperson: Dee Hammond, City of Laurinburg
- Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet
Chairperson: Kirsten Dean, Scotland HealthCare Foundation