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Action Teams

Action teams are made up of volunteer experts that meet periodically to advise The Chamber on its best course of action for a particular topic.  Any Chamber member is eligible to apply for membership to an action team, pending approval of the Board of Directors.

Action Teams, Ambassadors

Ambassadors
Volunteers who represent The Chamber at many community events and  welcome dignitaries.  Monthly meetings, plus participation at various events.
Chair: Dan Johnston, Medford Bookkeeping
Staff: Shelly Wager, 541-608-8526


Annual Meeting & Awards Ad Hoc Committee
 
Recognizes and rewards outstanding achievements of Chamber members at The Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet in September.  Meets three to five times from June - August.
Chair: Randy Jones, Mahar Homes
Staff: Chandler Criswell, 541-608-8520

Business Retention & Expansion Action Team
Serves to help organizations to set goals and generate the strategies necessary to meet the needs of our business community.
Chair: Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union
Staff:
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, 541-779-4847

Business Economic Success Team (B.E.S.T)
Chair: Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union
Staff:
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, 541-779-4847 

ChamberPAC 
Chair: Bob Mayers, Adroit Construction Co.
Staff:
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, 541-779-4847

Education Action Team
Unites business interests with educational goals.  Meets as needed throughout the year.
Chair: Dixie Hackstedde, John L. Scott
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515

Forum: Your Business Link 
Made up of Past Chairs of The Chamber.  Helps facilitate the Forum: Your Business Link program.  Meets once or twice a year.
Chair: Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union
Staff: Chandler Criswell
, 541-608-8520

Greeters
A weekly networking venue where members can promote their businesses to 80-100 Chamber members.
Co-Hosts: Carol Modaffare, Northridge Center Assisted Living Facility & James Shannon, Velocity Business Development
Staff: Shelly Wager
, 541-608-8526

Land Use Action Team 
Advocates land use policies favorable to business and the community.  Meets as needed throughout the year.
Chair: Craig Stone, CSA Planning, Ltd.
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515

Legislative Action Team 
Works to reduce regulatory burden on business & entrepreneurs at the local, Action Teams, Hotline state and federal level, as well as advance business arguments on key issues relating to: Land Use, Health Insurance, Taxation, Education & Workers' Compensation.  Meets monthly.
Chair: Leigh Johnson, Harry & David
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515

Marketing Advisory Action Team
Advises staff on publications and communication surrounding community and business events, trends and news.  Meets as needed.
Chair: Kathy Peckham, Banner Bank
Staff:
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, 541-779-4847

Medical Options Action Team
Explores the business community's needs in relation to quality and affordable health care.  Meets as needed throughout the year.
Chair: Bill Maentz, 5 O'Clock Marketing
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515 

Natural Resource Action Team 
Chair: Sue Kupillas, Allied Solutions by Kupillas
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515

Red, White & Boom!
Helps plan the annual Red, White & Boom! 4th of July celebration.  Meets several times a year in preparation for the event.
Chair: Doug Patterson, Centurylink
Staff: Chandler Criswell
, 541-608-8520

TRADCO/Transportation Action Team
Works to help maintain an efficient system of road, rail, public and air transportation for the Rogue Valley.  Meets monthly.
Chair: Stuart Foster, Foster Denman
Staff:
Cathy Watt, 541-608-8515

Travel Medford Advisory Committee
Advises and supports the Visitors & Convention Bureau by promoting conventions and tourism.  Meets monthly.
Chair: Dwight Laughlin, GM, TownePlace Suites Medford
Staff: Eli Matthews, 541-608-8516

Work Drug Free Medford
This business-to-business initiative provides drug free workplace education, training, mentoring and a business toolkit with local resources and success stories. As part of the Workdrugfree Oregon initiative with 14 pilot sites, it helps business owners overcome such obstacles as lack of time, money, expertise and the fear of losing key employees. Over 40 local businesses have instituted drug free workplace programs, which result in improved productivity and reduced turnover, absenteeism, workers comp, health care costs and reduced costs of job accidents and injuries. See
www.workdrugfreeoregon.org .
Chair: Dixie Hackstedde, John L. Scott
Staff:
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, 541-779-4847

For further information, please contact us by phone at: 541-779-4847 or we can be reached by email at: business@medfordchamber.com.