Volunteer

Interested in serving on a committee, council or action team? Reach out to the staff contact to let us know!

One Spartanburg Action Team

The One Spartanburg Action Team will be formed to help us address the issues identified in the community and economic development strategy. More information to come.

Staff Contact: Allen Smith, President and CEO 864-594-5000

Chamber Ambassadors

The Ambassadors serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber by hosting business celebrations, member events and other engagement opportunities.

Chair: Crystal Pace, Executive Board Vice Chair - Membership

Staff Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023 

Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee convenes local elected officials, creates the annual legislative agenda and recommends pro-business policy to the Executive Board.

Chair: Karen Calhoun, Executive Board Vice Chair-Government Relations

Staff Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023 

Inclusion Council

The purpose of the Inclusion Council is to ensure the Chamber serves and represents Spartanburg’s diverse business community. The council helps diverse and underrepresented business populations grow and develop and encourages their participation in all chamber activities.

Chair: Karen Knuckles, Executive Board Vice Chair - Diversity and Inclusion

Staff Contact: Naomi Sargent, Director of Quality of Place 864-594-5020 

Membership Excellence Council

The Membership Excellence Council assists the Chamber in reaching membership goals through recruiting, retention efforts and engagement opportunities.

Chair: Crystal Pace, Executive Board Vice Chair - Membership

Staff Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023 

Small Business Council

These committee members help create small business programming and provide counsel on policy issues relevant to the small business community.

Chair: Justin Schutrumpf, Small Business Council

Staff Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023

Spartanburg Young Professionals (SYP) Committees

SYP’s Committees are open to all Spartanburg Young Professionals members:

• Membership Committee
• Programs Committee
• Social Committee
• Development Committee

Chair: Ben Brown, Chair of SYP

Staff Contact: Naomi Sargent, Director of Quality of Place 864-594-5020

Workforce Development Collaborative Oversight Committee

(Nomination Process)

A business-led collaborative network with the purpose to develop a holistic talent development strategy to address the skilled workforce shortage in the Upstate with the primary focus in Spartanburg County.

Chair: Henry Giles, Executive Board Vice Chair - Workforce Development

Staff Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023

Would you be interested in any of these future committees?

• Event Planning
• Sales/Prospecting
• Business Programming
• Marketing/Communications
• Workforce Development/Education
• Quality of Place

Contact: John Kimbrell, Executive Vice President 864-594-5023 

What Our Members are Saying

“Spartanburg allows young, ambitious people to make an impact”
Martin Huff
Development Manager
Johnson Development Associates
“Spartanburg’s warmth and charm is attractive to ambitious small business owners like me.”
Pontheolla Mack Abernathy
Clevedale Historic Inn & Gardens

Featured Members

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