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Divisions & Councils

The Chamber Divisions and Councils are just another way to keep our members informed and connected!  Our Divisions host speakers and experts on their specific concentration each month.  Attend these meetings to stay updated on industry trends and news!  Our Councils are groups of members from similar industries and communities.  Attend these meetings for a chance to connect and gain useful knowledge from your peers.


Business & Community Development Division engages in issues and improvements surrounding various aspects of our community, including tourism, infrastructure, energy, and environment.  
Vice Chair: Robert Pratt, RE/MAX - Pratt & Company
Staff Contact: Kevin Szostak, [email protected] 


Education & Workforce Development Division promotes the idea of an educated workforce by supporting local educational institutes.  The division also serves as a liaison between the Industrial community and schools.
Vice Chair: Bob Walker, Trident Technical College
Staff Contact: Kevin Szostak, [email protected]  

Public Policy Division focuses on public policy issues and legislation affecting the surrounding communities. The division maintains relationships with governmental officials and organizations.
Vice Chair:  Russ Touchberry, Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering
Staff Contact: Kevin Szostak, [email protected]


Nonprofit Council addresses issues and concerns affecting nonprofit organizations.
(Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 9:00 am, Chamber Boardroom)
*Must be a nonprofit member to attend.
Council Director:  Megan Severn, The ARK


Young Professionals Council mixers are held each month for our under 40 crowd to network and socialize.
(Meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, various locations)
Council Director: Wendell Nolan, The Sentinel
Staff Contact: Kevin Szostak, [email protected]  


Downtown Area Council addresses issues and concerns affecting the downtown Summerville area business community.


Knightsville Area Council addresses issues and concerns affecting the Knightsville area business community.

North Summerville Area Council addresses issues and concerns affecting the North Summerville area business community.

Oakbrook Area Council addresses issues and concerns affecting the Oakbrook area business community.

Our area councils meet on a rotating basis the 1st Wednesday of each month at various locations.  

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