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  • Advisory Council

    The Advisory Council is a committee of prominent individuals, Chamber members and community leaders, who meet quarterly to discuss topics of import to the future of the Chamber and the local economy.  The Board of Directors appoints members to the Council and annually presents focus areas for discussion and recommendation.

    2015-16 Focus Areas

    How can the Chamber best stay relevent to an ever-changing business community?  The Advisory Council will be tasked with brainstorming trends and identifying for the Board areas for potential strategic focus.  Examples to begin the conversation:
    • National brands and franchises - is this an area of potential growth for the Chamber?
    • The Austin Community - should the Chamber develop a strategy to collaborate and/or build greater ties with our eastern neighbors?

    Council Members

    Co-Chair: John Lawrence, Weichert Realtors, Nickel Group
    Co-Chair: TBA
    Board Liaison: Jim Blaha, United Real Estate

    Steve Berggren, Tennis & Fitness Centre
    Dan Browne, Forest Agency Insurance
    Erica Cuneen, Beyond Properties
    Chris Everett, Everett Wealth Solutions
    Mike Fox, R.P. Fox & Associates
    Kim Goldschmidt, AXA Advisors
    Susie Goldschmidt, MB Financial
    Dan Haley, Wednesday Journal
    Richard Harrison, Home Instead Senior Care
    John Houseal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
    Clarmarie Keenan, Oak Park Township
    David King, David King & Associates
    Eileen Lynch, Office of Senator Don Harmon
    Ade Onayemi, Urban Resource, Inc.; Oak Park Township
    Donovan Pepper, Walgreen's, Inc.
    Bill Planek, Greenplan Management
    Rich Schuler, Within Your Reach

  • Meeting Dates

    Thursday, June 18, 2015
    8am - 9:30am
    Belmont Village

    September, 2015

    December, 2015

    March, 2016

  • Meeting Notes

    June 18 Invitation