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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 - In order to enhance economic development, we must be able to demonstrate that we can provide a skilled and motivated workforce. The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce must play an active role in enhancing education in Sumter County by implementing the goals of the Sumter Education Commission and ensuring the development many objectives.

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.

Issues Committee - Monitors and addresses issues pertinent to the positive growth and development of the Sumter community. They organize and implement a visit to the South Carolina Legislature for members and a Legislative Breakfast, which is a meeting with members of the Sumter County Legislative Delegation to communicate and gather feedback on key policy positions. This committee also researches and develops policy positions on key legislation on a local, state and national level pertinent to the Sumter business community.

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.

Taxation Committee a group of small and large businesses that are concerned with the taxes in the city, county and the state. This committee brings in speakers to address the concerns.