Serving Deer Park’s Business Community!
The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is comprised of more than 100 business members, employing thousands of employees. The majority of our membership is made up of small, locally owned and operated businesses; more than ninety percent of our member businesses employ fewer than 25 employees.
The Chamber of Commerce is governed by a board of directors comprised of 9 dedicated volunteers who are chosen by general election. The Board of Directors, and in fact the entire Chamber of Commerce, receives invaluable office support from office manager Rose Whapeles.
The mission of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is to provide responsive action in such areas as business growth, public policy, workforce development, and community engagement. To that end, the Deer Park Chamber seeks to actively take on the following…
Chamber Standing Commitees
FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Finance Committee is responsible for conducting annual financial reviews of the accounts of the Chamber and approving all bills presented at the regular monthly Board Meetings before payment is ordered. The Committee shall present the results of the annual financial review to the Chamber at the December Membership Meeting. The members of the Finance Committee shall include the Vice President and not fewer than two (2) members of the Board of Directors, one (1) of whom shall be designated as Chairman.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE. The Fundraising Committee is responsible for the planning and executing of annual fundraising events and activities.
EVENTS COMMITTEE. The Events Committee is responsible for coordinating presenters and locations for the monthly Chamber luncheons. The Committee is also responsible for coordinating business open house events and special activities such as new business openings, ribbon cuttings, and other events supported or sponsored by the Chamber.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE. The Economic Development Committee is responsible for promoting business development in the Chamber area including, but not limited to, the Light Industrial Park and Deer Park Municipal Airport.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE. The Public Relations Committee is responsible for all aspects of public outreach on behalf of the Chamber including, but not limited to, the maintenance and administration of the Chamber website and Facebook page and the administration of the U.S. Highway 395 entry sign.