Committees

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Get Involved

Committees play a vital role in the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce. By joining a committee, you can match your passion and interests in service to our community. Committee membership is open to all Chamber Member businesses and their employees. If you would like to participate and add value to your Chamber membership, sign up for a committee(s) by contacting the Chamber office at 573-364-3577.

Small Business Committee

The Small Business committee is focused on small business issues, advocacy, and economic and workforce development. The committee plans and coordinates educational events, awards, and Small Business Week, in addition to assisting in speaker selection for chamber events and promoting area-wide business educational events. The committee meets quarterly at 8:30 a.m., on the second Tuesday.

The Education Committee

The Education committee works to increase interaction between business and educational entities by coordinating events that involve the business community with local education, such as making presentations to 8th-grade classes and funding annual scholarships for the Show-Me Scholars Program; preparing for the annual Bulldog Pride Night; coordinating Teacher Appreciation Day at local schools; and recognizing the annual recipient of the Chamber’s Outstanding Educator award. The committee meets monthly at 10 a.m. at the Rolla Public Schools Administration Office on the second Friday.

The Phelps for the Fort (PFTF) Committee

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The Phelps for the Fort (PFTF) committee is a joint effort of the Rolla and St. James Chambers, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to direct Phelps County’s relationship with our cherished area employer Fort Leonard Wood. PFTF helps the community respond to the opportunities presented by the military community at Ft. Leonard Wood.

Our bylaws state the Organization is established to promote the expansion, development and effectiveness of Fort Leonard Wood. They further state that the Committee will work with and provide support for the military citizens of the region and work cooperatively with all other communities with a vested interest in the success of the military missions at Ft. Leonard Wood.

PFTF maintains a close relationship with representatives of the FLW command group, the other two military support groups in Pulaski and Laclede Counties, the Leonard Wood Institute and Missouri University of Science and Technology.

One of the members businesses hosts the first Thursday monthly meeting. Please contact the Chamber to get the meeting details or inquire further about the organization.

The Event Planning Committee

The Event Planning committee assists with planning and coordinating events held annually by the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce. Each member assists with any or all events, dependent on individual interest. Each of the following subcommittees meets on as-needed basis during the year:

  • Banquet (January) – Plan and coordinate theme, meal, location, sponsorships and entertainment.
  • Best Ever St. Pat’s 5K (March)
  • Mini Golf Tournament (June) – Plan and coordinate theme, meal, teams and sponsorships.
  • Golf Tournament (September) – Plan and coordinate the annual Chamber golf tournament.
  • Business Bound Progressive Dinner (October) – Assist with planning the menu, host venues and coordinating the dinner.
  • FLW Spouses Tour (October) – Assist with coordinating tour, showcasing local businesses to military families located at Fort Leonard Wood.  
  • Rolla Unwrapped (November)                                
  • Christmas Parade (December)
  • SNO-GLO 5K (December)
  • Seminars and Workshops  Plan, coordinate educational events, focusing on training business leaders and employees.