If interested in serving on any of these committees
please email info@LynnAreachamber.com, unless noted.
Co-Chairs: Johannah Conway (A Girl’s Gotta Go) and Christine Pierce (Columbia Insurance)
Open to All Members
The “A-Team” serves at the GLCC’s welcoming committee. The “A-Team” attends Ribbon Cuttings to welcome new members to the chamber. In addition, our Ambassadors attend monthly networking events to make sure “new or shy” members are introduced to other members and feel connected to the organization. If you love meeting new people and networking, this is the committee for you!
Awards Committee for Annual Meeting
The Awards Committee is a short-term committee that meetings from October – December to review and update all business award categories, suggest nominations and vet award recipients in preparation for the Annual meeting in February.
Co-Chairs: Christian Hassel (Atlantic Ambulance), Christine Pierce (Columbia Insurance) and Joe Scianatico (Salem Five)
Open to All
The Annual Golf Tournament is held the 2nd Monday in August. The Committee of 6 – 8 volunteers starts planning in April/May and is responsible for assisting with recruiting players/foursomes, sponsorships, auctions donations, and golf bag gifts. The Annual Golf Tournament serves as a major fundraiser for the GLCC.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Rick Starbard (Rick’s Auto Collision)
Open to All Members
The Government Affairs Committee is committed to reviewing, developing, and supporting issues that promote a positive, pro-active economic environment and enhanced quality of life in the Lynn Area and regionally. The purpose is to advocate for the business community to stimulate and grow the economy and generate jobs for the Lynn Area. The GAC partners with local City department heads, community leaders and local, state and federal officials on issues that affect business.
Chair: Christine Pierce (Columbia Insurance)
The Membership Committee meets monthly to review member retention, initiatives to retain members and identify potential new leads for membership. In addition, the committee organizes and executes the annual 2-day Membership Drive with 40+ volunteers. This committee meets monthly and weekly closer to the membership drive.
Nominating Committee for New Board of Directors
Chair: Rick Wood (Wood & Associates Insurance)
In preparation for the Annual Meeting in February, this committee meeting for several months from October – December to review current Board members terms and to vet potential new Board member candidates for the Board of Directors. Asked to serve are past presidents and interested board members not up for re-election.
Women in Networking: (“WIN”)
Co-Chairs: Susie Moniz (Moniz Law & Mediation, P.C.) and Johannah Conway (A Girl’s Gotta Go)
Open to All
The mission of the GLCC Women in Networking Series is to educate, empower and inspire women either in or re-entering the workforce to network and learn from one another. WIN organizes four events a year that offer fun and professional networking and educational opportunities for women to meet and learn from one another. The Committee meets to create the series at the end and beginning of each year, and then meets when necessary. Much of the communications is done via email.
Workforce & Economic Development Committee
Chair: Glenn Morris (Morris Architects)
Open to All
The GLCC Workforce & Economic Development Committee goals are to foster the business community’s education and awareness to resources conducive to their success: to educate our business members about economic opportunities that both the City, business and the nonprofit sector provide, so enterprises can reach their full potential. These opportunities include job training, loan programs, grant programs, business plan development, management training, licensing and certification programs, to name a few.
Young Professionals Group (YP)
Co-Chairs: Ashley Bennett (Busy Bee Nursery School), Anthony Migliaccio (Salvy the Florist), and Joe Scianatico (Salem Five)
The YP Group is open to all members ages 22 – 45.
The Young Professionals Initiative gives our ambitious younger business members and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and learn from each other as they grow in their profession. Events have the traditional Chamber foundation but with a twist! Expect “left of center” ideas incorporated with networking and educational opportunities. Past events include a Poker Pub Crawl throughout restaurants in downtown Lynn, a Beer Tasting & Beer Trivia charity event, which raised funds for the MA Coalition for the Homeless “Bed For Every Child Program”.