Business & Education Committee
Chair: Dr. Paul de Dios
Co-Chair: Ann Sebek
Meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops programs to promote business in the City of Garden Grove. The Committee develops publications and information pieces that are distributed to the business community to inform and advise. Shall make recommendations to City Hall on ways to improve business climate. This Committee shall promote communications between the business community, local colleges and the Garden Grove Unified School District to enhance the understanding and inter-relationship between the schools and business. It shall develop and promote programs to encourage participation on the part of businesses to become involved in the educational process of future local leaders.
Committee Members: Corrine Allen, Myra Clarke, Gina Costa, Juan Gutierrez, Nancy Jones, Rick Lockwood, Barbara Logue Barish, Dr. True McMahan, Rick Rowe, Ann Sebeck, Christina Sepulveda, and Cindy Spindle.
Community Affairs Committee
Chair: Susie Clisson
Co-Chair: J.J. Jauregui
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
This Committee produces all Chamber fundraising events as well as other Chamber events that take place in the community. The key events during the year are the State of the City Luncheon, GGCF/Chamber Golf Classic, Gala, and Bowling Tournament.
Committee Members: Kelly Anvari, Errol Giuliano, Joe Hammer, J.J. Jauregui, Harry Krebs, Janet Leasure, Elaine Myers, William Paulding, Robert Emmanuel, Andrew Perry, and Cindy Spindle.
Chair: Joe Hammer
Co-Chair: Jim DeMaio
No meeting date set
This Committee produces monthly reports to Board of Directors of Chamber Finances and Annual Budget Report.
Committee Members: Kelly Anvari, Jim DeMaio, Joe Hammer, and Cindy Spindle.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Dr. Les Malo
Co-Chair: Linda Zamora
Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
This Committee shall evaluate legislation, at all levels, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors to ascertain the Board’s position on all legislative matters. The Committee shall promote the business point of view and support issues that are good for the membership as a whole. Shall develop and implement programs that encourage economic growth and a strong business climate in the City, County, and State.
Committee Members: Jim DeMaio, Errol Giuliano, Joe Hammer, Scott Kelly, Harry Krebs, Dr. Les Malo, Charles Mitchell, Sandy Thomas, Karen Todak, John Wildsmith, Clay Bock, and Linda Zamora.
Chair: Michael Hardaway
Co-Chair: Stephanie Nguyen-Yu
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
This Committee develops and implements programs to retain members, develop new members and increase membership participation. The Ambassador Committee is a sub-committee which is our “Welcome” committee. Committee meets at a different Garden Grove Restaurant each month.
Committee Members: Kelly Anvari, Efrain Davalos, Jon Glant, Kit Gutierrez, Michael Hardaway, Amanda Hernandez, Tim Ibrahim, Farid Kalantar, Stephanie Nguyen-Yu, and Cindy Spindle.
Ambassador Sub-Committee Members: Carlos Gutierrez, Joe Hammer, Harry Krebs, Janet Leasure, Russell LoBue, and Andrea Williams.
Strategic Planning Committee
No meeting date set
This Committee will work closely with the Board and other Committees to recommend and develop creative and strategic solutions to support Chamber goals.
Corporate Development/Sponsorships Committee is a sub-committee.