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Committees

Ambassadors Team - Provide opportunities for networking and member-to-member marketing through New Member Orientations, Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours and other various events.

Education Committee -   The education committee supports activities designed to improve the environment for a quality education in Sumter County. The primary focus is on activities that help create a skilled and motivated workforce.  Specific activities include:

  • Provide leadership and support for the Golden apple student recognition program.
  • Develop and support partnerships and programs between business / community leaders and schools.
  • Provide leadership to coordinate, improve and expand mentoring programs in Sumter county.
  • Provide support for post-secondary institutions in Sumter County as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a list of web resources related to career and post-secondary planning opportunities through the Education section of the Chamber’s website.

Governmental Affairs - To develop policy and initiatives for the betterment of the Sumter community. This committee is non-partisan and does not support parties or candidates.

Military Affairs - To work with the Sumter Base Defense Committee as advocates for military needs in order to remove obstacles to ensure that Shaw Air Force Base can fulfill its mission; to foster relationships between the Sumter community and Shaw Air Force Base by providing an interface between the civilian and military communities.