Agri-Business: The Chamber's Agri-Business Committee is responsible for organization and management of the Steak Fry in the Country and is one of the sponsors of the northwestern Illinois Farm Show. Both events help raise funds for the Chamber's Agri-Business Scholarships. Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Education: The education committee reviews local issues impacting our educational system as well as work to identify issues the Chamber board may need to address. Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Golf Outing: The golf committee helps Chamber staff schedule the annual golf outing, which is a fundraiser for the Charles G. Farnham Business Scholarship. Committee members can assist with obtaining sponsors, procure raffle prizes from other Chamber members as well as volunteer the day of the event. Meetings: Meetings are from January to June.
Governmental Affairs: The governmental affairs committee works to address legislative concerns of Chamber members and local businesses.
Hispanic Business Leaders: The committee serves as an outreach between the Chamber and Hispanic Business owners in the community. This group is responsible for planning special bilingual events for area Hispanic business owners. Meetings: Second Friday of each month at Noon.
Professional Women's Network: The PWN was created to facilitate more interaction and networking among Sauk Valley Area's female professionals. While not exclusive to females there is also not any age requirement to participate in this Chamber group. The PWN hosts quarterly luncheons focusing on a number of issues important to today's female professionals. Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month at Noon.
Sights & Sounds: Individuals involved in this committee help the Chamber plan the holiday events for downtown Sterling. The Chamber works with Sterling Main Street to plan the holiday calendar including the annual parade. These events are held the week before Thanksgiving. Other events that week include the annual Toys for Tots drive by drop-off event held outside the Chamber's office and the community concert hosted by the First Congregational Church. Meetings: Second Wednesday at Noon from August to December.
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