2016-2017 Committees


Pamela Smith, Chair
Mentors new members & chaperones them at functions

  • Assists at Chamber programs

Business Services Committee

Allen R. Nickles, C.P.A.
Payne, Nickles & Co.; Chair

  • Develops and conducts business workshops & seminars
  • Seeks to provide other business-related services and information

Gallery of Achievers Board of Selectors

  • Receives nominations and selects inductees for the Gallery of Achievers:  a “hall of fame” type program that honors the significant lifetime achievements of graduates of Erie County school systems.

Governmental Affairs Committee

Richard Jeffrey; Erie County Auditor; Chair

  • Monitors legislative issues and recommend policy positions to  the Board of Directors
  • Conducts regular meetings with government officials
  • Conducts Candidate Forums for members and the general public to meet and question candidates for public office
  • Conducts an annual reception for all elected officials in Erie County

Chamber Golf Classic

Richard Jeffrey; Erie County Auditor; Chair

  • Plans and conducts the Annual “Chamber Golf Classic” at Plum Brook Country Club in late August.

Senior Council

Gary Borchardt, Retired / Hanson Aggregates 2015/2016

  • All living Past Board Chairs who:
  • select recipients of Annual Awards, and;
  • provide counsel to the Board of Directors, upon request.