The Chamber gets things done through a force of active volunteers who generously donate their time and talents. Put your Chamber membership to work – be involved in a committee! The Chamber has a committee to fit your profession, business or personal interest.
Thank you to the Chamber’s valued volunteers who make our progress possible, and their member-firm employers that allow them to contribute their time and talents to the Chamber.
Cool Desert Nights Committee
Three days of classic car
and street rod mania! Richland’s signature summertime event,
scheduled for June 20-22, 2013, features hundreds of cars on
display, games and activities, parade cruises, family fun, live
entertainment, concessions, vendors, and much more.
Volunteers are needed to help organize the event as well as to help
out during the three days. www.cooldesertnights.com.
Golf Tournament Committee
Golf Tournament Committee plans, organizes and
conducts the Chambers' annual golf tournament.
|Bill Walther, Chair||Community First Bank|
|Windy Allison||Cascade Title Company |
|Angela Fetto||Western States Insurance |
||Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
||Western States Insurance
|Heather Morgan||KEPR/KUNW TV |
||Joe Peterson Insurance
||University of Phoenix
||Castle Event Catering
Small Business Resource Committee
Small Business Resource
Committee is responsible for offering members
innovative opportunities for obtaining education, utilizing
resources and accessing business services.
|Khurshed Sharifov, Chair
||Century Securities Associates, Inc.
| Melissa Garrard, Vice-Chair|| Washington River Protection Solutions |
||Washington State University - Tri-Cities
|Janice Bartram||CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company |
|Paul Casey||Growing Forward Services, LLC |
|Jason Jones ||Express Employment Professionals |
|Michael Liddicoat||Alliant Communications|
|Gloria Lyon||Impact Business Development, LLC|
Government Affairs Committee
Committee ensures that there is adequate and
appropriate monitoring, lobbying and oversight of federal, state,
and local legislation and issues that could affect the Chamber and
its members. Separately, to make recommendations to the Board
of Directors to support or oppose issues which affect the Chamber
and its members.
|Steve Simmons, Chair
||Country Gentleman Restaurant &
|Tom Mackay, Vice-Chair||AgriNorthwest|
||STEM Education Foundation
||Windermere Group One
|Renee Brooks||Home Builders Association of the Tri-Cities|
||Mid-Columbia Library System
||Mission Support Alliance
||Henry’s Restaurant &
||Home Builders Association
||Micki McKinnon Insurance
|Shane Reeder||Charter College|
||Metlife Auto & Home –
||Dependable Janitor Service, Inc.
Budget & Finance Committee
Budget & Finance
Committee oversees the Chambers' budgetary process
by preparing an annual budget for consideration by the Board of Directors and monitoring income and expenses throughout the
||Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates
||Winderemere Group One
||Paragon Corporate Housing
|Mike McWhorter||Western States Insurance |
||Northwest Farm Credit Services
||Dependable Janitor Services, Inc.
|Kevin Sullivan||Vista Engineering |
Board Development Committee
Committee reviews and makes recommendations about
individuals who are qualified and willing to serve on the Board of
Directors. It ensures that the Chamber continues to operate
smoothly during transitions of elected officers, and presents a
slate of officers to the membership.
|Rene' Vasquez, Chair
|| Ennis Fine Insurance
| Mike McWhorter|| PayneWest Insurance|
|| Winderemere Group One
|| Paragon Corporate Housing
|| Northwest Farm Credit Services
|| Country Gentleman Restaurant & Catering
Membership CommitteeMembership Committee reviews and recommends measures or services that provide tangible and intangible member benefits that meet the needs of members, and targets audiences for membership and membership upgrades.
|Steve Kinney, Chair
|| Total Office Concepts
|| Dave Barr, CLU
|| Cruise Holidays
|Jill Hefter|| TCT Computer Solutions|
|| Aramark Uniform Services
|| Hampton Inn|
|David Myers|| Myers Therapeutic Massage|
|Gary Paulson|| Mid-Columbia Insurance Agency|
|Bill Pogue|| Individual|
|Elizabeth Smith|| 1st Choice Restoration Inc.|
|Jeff Thompson|| Windermere Real Estate|
|Kelly Thompson|| Port of Benton|
Recognition CommitteeRecognition Committee Implements strategies
to recognize Regional Chamber Members and Volunteers who contribute
beyond the usual efforts.
|Bill Shibley, Chair
|| Northwest Farm Credit Services
|Judy Bacon, Vice Chair
|| Roll Arena
|| Swift Rehabilitation
|Melissa O'Neil Perdue
|| Washington State University - Tri-Cities
|| Vista Engineering
|Amber York || Castle Event Catering |