Vacaville Chamber of Commerce committees are a great way for members to get involved with various leadership opportunities and have direct input into the activities of our organization. Our committee programs offer a unique, grass-roots experience for businesses to engage in networking, advocacy, and outreach with our community, local policy-makers, and fellow business leaders.
Have questions? Contact the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce at (707) 448-6424 or Debbie Egidio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving as the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassadors attend and assist at various events including Grand Openings, Ribbon-Cuttings, Mixers, and Special Events. It is the goal of the Ambassadors to increase membership and members' knowledge of programs, services, and benefits of membership with the Vacaville Chamber. This committee meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. to plan for upcoming activities. If you are interested in joining this fun group or want more information, email Chief Ambassador Andrew Whittaker at Andrew.T.Whittaker@wellsfargo.com.
Andrew Whittaker, Chief Ambassador
Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors
Kia Lutte, Past Chief Ambassador
Business Development Manager, Jackson Medical Supply
Owner/Operator, Ryan Bates Photography
Marketing & Public Relations, Solano Mortgage
Community Relations Director, Pacifica Senior Living Vacaville
Certified in Life Coaching and Business Development, Jennifer House Consulting
Laurie Law Leifker
Sales & Operations Manager, Alkar Human Resources- Temporary & Fulltime Staffing
Volunteer, Pink Lemonade Organization
Small Business Advisor
BAC-PAC (Business Action Committee & Political Action Committee)
The BAC-PAC exists to encourage active involvement in governmental affairs, keep the public informed, and to support issues and candidates for local impact. The BAC-PAC seeks members who are willing to recommend endorsements for the Chamber Board's consideration. This committee meets on an as needed basis during the election cycle. For more information contact Mike Fortney at mfortney@PlacerTitle.com.
Business Issues & Advocacy
Monitors, evaluates and acts upon proposed city, county and state issues which could affect the Vacaville business community. This committee coordinates the Vacaville Chamber's premier annual advocacy event, the Movers & Shakers Breakfast Summit. Business Issues Forums are also hosted every other month to educate and connect community leaders on important topics impacting businesses of all types. This committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. For more information email Debbie Egidio at email@example.com.
Promotes interaction between educational partners and the business community and provides learning tools for businesses. This committee currently coordinates Inspire: Dreams Start Now, the Work Ready Certification Program, and other education related programs. This committee meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m. For more information email Teri Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising & Events
To support the Vacaville Chamber's member benefits portfolio while maintaining a reasonable dues structure, special events are scheduled to raise funds and build awareness of the Chamber's role in the community. The premier events planned by this committee include the Night of Champions Annual Dinner and the annual Cowtown Classic Golf Tournament. This committee meets on an as needed basis throughout the year. For more information email Debbie Egidio at email@example.com.
Provides input on recruitment and retention programs for Chamber members, assists in member outreach, development of member benefits, and helping the Chamber maintain a robust membership. This committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. For more information email Stephanie Tarter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee (TRAFC)
The mission of TRAFC is to enhance, support, and inspire the quality of life of the men, women, and families serving at Travis Air Force Base. Throughout the year, TRAFC does this by hosting events and programs to support and honor the people and mission of Travis AFB. In short, TRAFC is the community eyes, ears, and voice for the people of Travis AFB. This committee meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at noon. For more information email Debbie Egidio at email@example.com.
Young Professionals of Solano (YPS)
YPS is an enthusiastic group which comes together to empower the next generation of business leaders through professional development, networking, and community involvement. Each year, YPS selects a local nonprofit to support and the profits from each of YPS's events go towards a large donation to that charity at the end of the year. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.