Committee members are a vital component to the growth and success of the Chamber, where members can share their expertise.  As a member driven organization, Committee participation is great way for you to engage further with the chamber, make additional contacts, and expand your network, while helping carry out the Chamber’s mission.


Ambassador Committee

Love meeting new people? Come join our dynamic Ambassador Committee which manages the ever-growing influx of new member inquiries. Be the voice of and personality of the Chamber and welcome new members while sharing your enthusiasm for the Chamber with prospective new members. The Ambassador Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 8:30 am, at the Chamber office, 132 Treemonte Dr., Orange City, FL 32763. (please refer to our calendar for possible changes).

Peter Kurkjian
Committee Chair
Central Florida Home Pros, LLC
David Peraza
Committee Co-Chair
AFLAC
Rick Bowman
Committee Co-Chair
Bowman Property Inspections LLC

Business Strategies and Resource Committee

Come learn how you can contribute to our very important Education Committee. Even if you don’t enjoy public speaking, your help is needed to secure other speakers and plan educational opportunities for our members. The Business Strategies & Resources Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Chamber Office, 132 Treemonte Drive., Orange City, FL 32763 immediately following the AM Connection. (please refer to our calendar for possible changes).

Pamela Tipsword
Committee Chair
Nuwati Bodywork Education Center
Nancy Beth Goren, Esq.
Committee Co-Chair
Nancy Beth Goren, Esq.

Events Committee

Do you enjoy planning parties and great community events? Then the Events Committee is the place for you! Come check out the Events Committee led by Kristine Smolinsky of All Things Catering, LLC. We’re planning some amazing events this year including the Annual Charity Ride, Hob Nob and Golf Tournament. The Events Committee meets the third Monday of the month at 5:00 pm at the Chamber office, 132 Treemonte Dr., Orange City, FL 32763. (please refer to our calendar for any possible changes).

Kristine Smolinsky
Committee Chair
All Things Catering LLC
Kim Fellinger
Committee Co-Chair
Cruise Planners

Government Affairs Committee

Interested in Government and Politics? Come join our Government Affairs Committee, led by Eric Alexander of Caldwell Banker Commercial. This is where you can have a positive impact on our economic development right here in West Volusia. The Government Affairs Committee meets the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 am at Grams Kitchen, 1501 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. (please refer to our calendar for any possible changes).

Eric Alexander
Committee Chair
Coldwell Banker Commercial
Roger Van Auker
Committee Co-Chair
City of DeBary, TOD Marketing Director

WILLOW, Ladies Networking Committee

Come help plan networking and educational events for women, by women. The WILLOW Committee meets the second Monday of the month at 9:00 am at the Chamber office, 132 Treemonte Dr., Orange City, FL 32763. (please refer to our calendar for possible changes).

Katy Brown-Thibodeau
Committee Chair
KBT Wealth Solutions
Phyllis Butlien
Committee Co-Chair
Tupperware

Junto, Men’s Networking Committee

Come help plan networking and educational events for men, by men. Junto Men’s Committee meets the First Friday of the month at 7:45 am at Boston Coffee House, 109 New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. (please refer to our calendar for possible changes).

Ken Rocks, CMRM
Committee Chair
Medical Revenue Management
Richard Dixon
Committee Co-Chair
Wellcovered Insurance

Marketing/Social Media Committee

Meets second Tuesday of the month, 9:30am, Chamber Office

Bill Fairfull
Committee Chair
Simplicity Solutions Group, LLC
Pat Knauer
Committee Co-Chair
Corner Office University