Thank you for taking a moment to look over our committees. We hope that you strongly consider participating. It's through these teams that we raise the quality of life in our community. As the saying goes "team work makes the dream work" and we have big dreams for you and our community. 


Objective: Recruit new members, retain existing members and serve as the official goodwill diplomats for the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce.

The Ambassadors participate in a range of activities to promote, support, and communicate with Chamber members.

Membership: Open to any Chamber Investor


  • To attend and promote member participation in Chamber functions including Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreakings, Business After Hours, Chamber Coffee, Monthly Business Spotlights, etc.

  • To aggressively recruit new business and individuals members. Each Ambassador is encouraged to recruit a minimum of one new Chamber each year.

  • To work with existing members and seek their views on how the Chamber can better serve them.

  • To work with the Chamber staff to update membership contact information.

  • To make goodwill calls/visits monthly, in order to make contact with, and receive feedback from Chamber members.

Meeting Date: As needed

Committee Chair: Ramona Bench

Education and Workforce Development

Objective: Support all local education systems, organizations and agencies. Provide an open format that allows for educational issues and topics to be presented. 

Membership: Open to any Chamber Investor


  • To seek support education in Guthrie by partnering each school with different business.

  • To support educational programs such as elementary school mentoring.

  • To provide information to the Chamber Guthrie Legislation Committee on education issues.

  • To host a new teacher welcome activity (luncheon, gift bag giveaway).

  • To host a support staff appreciation day. To hold a “Stuff the Bus” school supply collection event.

  • To provide support to the school food pantry program. To conduct on-site visits of our local schools.

  • To prepare and distribute a summer children’s activity handout.

  • To keep our Chamber Investors informed about school bond progress.

Meeting Date: 4th Thursday - 4:00 p.m., various school sites during the school year.

Committee Chair: Jennifer Waggoner

Guthrie Chamber Business Council

Objective: Support and enhance Guthrie's business community in the areas of business development, education, communication and networking opportunities through specific programs and activities directed to the needs of business.

Membership: Open to any Chamber Investor


  • To plan and coordinate activities, including at educational workshops, to meet the current needs of business.

  • To recognize outstanding business/partners during the year and make a recommendation for Business of the Year which will be recognized at the annual Chamber Banquet

  • To publish the Guthrie Business Council Tip Sheet to be included in an email blast, blog and social media.

  • To partner with the Chamber Ambassadors on the annual Goodwill Days.

  • To support Ribbon Cuttings, welcome new members to the Chamber and encourage all members to participate in the Guthrie Business Council.

Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday - 8 a.m., Guthrie Public Library

Committee Chair: Heath Shelton

Guthrie Chamber Legislative Committee

Objective: Support and enhance Guthrie's business community by being aware of current Legislation, communicating with our legislators and providing the community a voice through open forums.

Membership: Open to any Chamber Investor


  • To plan and coordinate open forums with State representatives and local councilmen and women.

  • To stay up to date on current legislation that effects the business community.

  • To communicate the communities opinions to our representatives on applicable legislation.

Committee Chair: Chris Evans

Leadership Guthrie

Objective: Develop a pool of committed well-informed leaders who will actively participate in the growth of the community by accepting leadership roles in civic, charitable, or government organizations.

Membership: Open to any chamber member by selection process

Meeting Date: Monthly, August through May


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