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. They meet monthly, on the last Thursday of each month, at 8:30 a.m. at rotating member locations in Pasadena.
Chairperson: Jeffrey Reich-Hale, Unique & Fresh Consulting
* Staff Rep: Julianne Echavarria
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: Doris O'dell McQueen, American Legion Post 521
*Staff Rep: Elizabeth Cox
Community in Action - The purpose of the 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.
Chairperson: Mike Cade
*Staff Rep: Jamie Huffar
Government Affairs - The purpose of this committee is to establish a footprint for the Chamber in the political policy forum locally, state-wide and nationally. The committee will be presented with information that area groups affiliated with the Chamber are supporting and the committee will then choose which policies or agendas the Chamber will put its name and influence behind.
Chairperson: Tammie Nielsen
*Staff Rep: Cristina Womack
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 Director of Marketing & Special Events, Erin Webb, for additional information.
Annual Gala - Reflection and celebration of the year’s successes; held in December.
Chairperson: Ken Phelps, Phelps Insurance
Cultural Arts Theatre Night - Proceeds from this event fund scholarships and projects generated by this committee, including student scholarships for San Jacinto College and Texas Chiropractic College.
Chairperson: Bert Muston, Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament - Tournament recognizing the impact industry has within our community; held annually in May.
Chairperson: 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: Bert Muston, Pasadena Strawberry Festival, Lee Betancourt, AT&T Business