Our committees enable members to become an active part of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and the Cambridge community. Committee members learn from and build relationships with their professional peers while effecting change in the Chamber itself, Cambridge government, community and/or specific industries. Our committees focus on a number of topics, and ensure that a variety of needs and concerns are addressed. All members are invited and encouraged to participate on one or more committees.
The Ambassador Committee consists of volunteers who serve as the goodwill arm of the Chamber by welcoming new members, greeting guests at events and encouraging and educating existing members on how to maximize their CCC membership.
The CYP Committee supports the growing base of 21 to 39-year-olds looking to gain experience, knowledge and connections. This committee sponsors events and professional development opportunities to assist young professionals in developing their resources and expanding their career paths.
The Community Outreach Committee identifies opportunities for community involvement, educates Chamber members about the importance of corporate philanthropy, and implements the philanthropic portion of the Chamber's mission. Programs and initiatives of the committee include a Young Leaders Forum, a volunteer summit, a brochure highlighting the impact of business on community well-being and the Cambridge Challenge, a program that partners Cambridge businesses with the City's youth.
The Government Affairs Committee works closely with Cambridge stakeholders to create partnerships that improve the quality of life and foster a vibrant and stable economic climate in the city. The committee hosts guest speakers and regular discussions with elected and appointed officials as well as the bi-annual Cambridge Leaders event. The Director of Public Affairs monitors, analyzes, and reports back to the committee on all pertinent public policy initiatives.
Chair: Sarah Gallop, MIT
Staff Liaison: Sarah Kennedy
The Women in Business Committee advances the careers and enhances the prosperity of women entrepreneurs and professionals through events and programs promoting professional and business development.
This invitation-only Chamber initiative helps member companies with their business development work, creating new business opportunities through friendly supportive relationships and strong professional bonds. Participants are made up of sales professionals and business owners who don’t compete with one another.