THE CHAMBER COMMITTEES ARE SET UP TO SUPPORT AND CARRY OUT THE GOALS AND INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT THE PURPOSE, VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES OF THE CHAMBER.

Board Officers | Lance Zollinger, Brittney Smith, Ashley Nate, and Cindy Checketts

1. Establish an accountability system for Chamber Board volunteers.
2. Establish a brick and mortar location for Preston Area Chamber of Commerce that serves as an information center and includes paid Staff.
3. Build a youth entrepreneurship program supporting 50 youth annually.

Business & Professional Development | Bailey Beckstead

1. Lance Zollinger
2. Marcia Kunz

1. Create a network of 15 resources to support the needs of existing businesses in the area.
2. Assemble resources and information to help start-up businesses, accessible both in person and virtually.
3. Establish a group of retired business leaders as resources of information and support identified and committed to the Chamber of Commerce. (w/Service Groups Outreach)
4. Initial plans are being to hold, at least, monthly luncheons dedicated to business/professional development and networking.

Join us for our monthly Lunch & Learn.

Third Thursday of each month
from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
at the Franklin County Fire Station
(55 W 1st S St. Preston, ID)

Service Group Outreach | Jeannine Groll

1. Kris Beckstead
2. Amber Almond
1. Build a network of area service clubs and organizations.
2.  Establish a group of retired business leaders as resources of information and support identified and committed to the Chamber of Commerce. (w/Business & Professional Development)
3. To strengthen relations with members by adding three consistent communication touch points (w/ Marketing & Member Relations)

Public Policy | Marcia Kunz

1. Tyler Olsen
2. Lance Zollinger
1. Create public policy communication between businesses, policy makers, and influencers.
2. Identify and evaluate current local, county, and state policies and organize community to prioritize and move forward with business-friendly policy changes.

1. Check out Idaho’s Bill Tracker at legislature.idaho.gov and follow along as legislation goes through the bill process. You get to choose the bills you want to follow and get email updates, or you can log in to the website and see where they are at.

– You must create an account with a valid email address.
– Once you have validated your account, you can customize your list and add the bills you want to follow.
– You can choose to be notified by email when a new action occurs on any of the bills on your list(s), add your own notes to bills on your lists, and print your list(s).
Find out more at legislature.idaho.gov/ or read the BillTrack Manual pdf.
2. The Public Policy Committee has organized a monthly call with our local representatives to create a direct line from our little corner of Idaho, right to the state capital. These calls are currently by invitation.
If you would like to join the call, or submit a question for our representatives regarding any current legislation, please contact Marcia Kunz at [email protected].

Marketing & Member Relations | Stevie Emersonl

1. Janet Nalder
To develop, manage, and share the Chamber brand in the community as a trustworthy and reliable resource. To increase business involvement through innovative concepts and activities beneficial to members and their employees. To provide resources and build a network for local businesses to thrive. To promote local opportunities through social media and professional networking, digital, and print materials. To promote Chamber initiatives, events, and benefits to potential Member Businesses. To provide free resources and build a network for local businesses to thrive and provide additional value for member businesses to gain from and share with other resources.
1. Increase chamber membership by 25 new member businesses in 2024
2. Establish the Chamber as the centralized location of community events and information by increasing event submissions by 10 per month
3. To strengthen relations with members by adding three consistent communication touch points (w/ Service Groups Outreach)

GET INVOLVED!

If any of these areas interest you, email us at [email protected] and let us know you want to join a committee.