Membership in the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce affords the opportunity to make an impact through serving on committees working together to improve the economic, civic, professional, and cultural initiatives of Pasadena.
Ambassadors - Represent, promote and encourage participation in chamber activities and are the face of the organization in welcoming new members. Ambassador objectives include promoting membership in the Chamber, facilitating networking among members, and encouraging meaningful participation and involvement in Chamber events and programs in order to enhance the membership benefits received by each member, strengthen member commitment, and increase long term member retention. They meet monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month, at 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber office.
Chairperson: Whitney Davis, Empower Financial Group
Vice Chair: Leanne Bolton, Texas Roadhouse
Vice Chair Retention: Kicker Cardenas, Kicker Insures Me Agency
* Staff Rep: Christian Rocha
Classics Club - Retired men & women ages 50+ who volunteer their time welcoming new members and awarding area business for beautification projects. They meet monthly, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am at the chamber office. An application is required for membership; dues are $10.00 per year. Members are fully retired allowing them to donate time to Chamber business.
President: Shirley Savell
*Staff Rep: Kyndra Ashcraft
Non-Profit Network - The purpose of this committee is to provide an avenue for non-profit and church Chamber members to share ideas and resources in order to better serve our community. They meet monthly, the 1st Thursday of each month at 8:30 am at the chamber office.
Chairman: Dory Cayten, The Arc of Greater Houston,
Vice Chair of Programs: Ruben Villareal, Alleluya Broadcasting
Vice Chair of Resources: Nick Caveness, CT Church Pasadena
*Staff Rep: Kyndra Ashcraft
Government Relations- The purpose of the Government Relations Committee is to be a strong, well-informed advocate for the business community in monitoring and influencing policy at the local, state, and national level. The chamber will advocate for policies and legislation that contribute to the growth, prosperity, and sustainability of our city and region. Committee meetings offer a forum for members to hear regular updates from elected officials and presentations related to government and economic development. They meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm at the Chamber office.
*Staff Rep: Cristina Womack
Workforce Development - The purpose of the Workforce Development Committee is to shape the future of Pasadena's workforce. By partnering with other non-profits and educational institutions, this committee will help connect people to the resources they need. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30am at the Chamber office.
Chairman: Kerri Walsh, Pinnacle
*Staff Rep: Erin Webb
Our annual events are only as good as our members who volunteer to help coordinate, facilitate and bring awareness to them. These committees meet in the months leading up the event to make sponsorship calls, logistical planning, and volunteer the day of the event with various responsibilities. Please contact our Events & Programs Coordinator, Alyssa Ramirez, for additional information at Alyssa@pasadenachamber.org
Annual Gala - Reflection and celebration of the year’s successes; held in December.
Chairperson: Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College
Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament - Tournament recognizing the impact industry has within our community; held annually in May.
Chairperson: Terry Kenney, Turner Industries
Vice Chair: Ryan Taylor, T&T Construction
Taste of the Town - Our largest event of the year with 30 local restaurants and a large live auction; held annually the 1st Thursday of November.
Chairperson: Dory Cayten, The Arc of Greater Houston