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Brighton Chamber members are encouraged to join a committee and make a difference in your community while you make valuable contacts with other business owners. With dedicated Chairs serving in a leadership capacity, each one does important work in support of the strategic mission of the Chamber. Participation is a great way to broaden your network of contacts and learn about issues that impact you.

Executive Committee

Chair: Nelson Lopatin
Members: Clark Hadley, Kate Felluca, Mike Tullio

Members are needed for some of the committees listed below.

Networking Committee - The Networking Committee plans monthly networking events at venues that will likely draw, develop a structured networking activity at each one & market to our membership regularly. This committee meets the first Monday of the month at 10am unless changed by the Chair.

Chair: Dennis Shew
Michael Tullio

Ambassadors Committee
The primary goal of the Ambassadors Program is to welcome new Chamber members. Ambassadors promote networking and relationship building among our members.

Chair: Nelson Lopatin
Members: Clark Hadley, Beth Sears

Retailers Committee: This committee works to develop and promote a plan for Brighton retailers to work together to increase business for all and encourage Brighton businesses to join our Shop Brighton Text Message Program to promote year-round business activity.

Chair: Nelson Lopatin
Members: Joan Lincoln

Technology and Communications Committee - This Committee is to oversee and report on Chamber use of technology and to suggest how the Chamber can use technology to help advance the growth of the Chamber and benefit Chamber members.

Tasks include website management, electronic communications and social media management and promotions.

Tasks also include the development of the monthly e-newsletter and weekly e-bulletins, develop and monitor website content, sending press releases, create enhanced awareness of the chamber’s programs and events.

Chair: Nelson Lopatin

Homecoming Committee - The Brighton Chamber of Commerce Homecoming Committee's purpose is to: Give businesses an annual opportunity to promote their business directly to Brighton community members outside of their normal business operation in a fun, informal way; Create an opportunity for businesses to network with each other; Host a large, well publicized, highly visible, fun community based event; Celebrate BCSD's students, faculty, administration and high quality education. Work in partnership with BCSD and the Town of Brighton and promote the BCC to the general public.

Members: Tommy Plantone

Ribbon Cutting Committee - The Ribbon Cutting Committee will identify businesses (new business, change of ownership, remodel, re-opening or other special event) that can benefit from a ribbon cutting and help them to facilitate the event and promote the event to Chamber membership.

Chair: Mike Tullio
Members: Glenn Spinelli, Michael King

Special Events Committee - The mission of the Special Events Committee is to support the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and to plan & promote special Brighton Chamber events. Special events include the Annual Membership Meeting (suggest venue and keynote speaker to the Board of Directors) and the Annual Spring Awards Lunch (suggest venue, keynote speaker, award nominees and order award plaques) and the Brighton Chamber July 4th 5K Race (recruit volunteers).


Membership Committee - The Membership Committee reviews and recommends strategies, procedures, and best practices for the recruitment and retention of Chamber members and serve as a resource for member questions and concerns. Coordinate activities with the Ambassador Committee Chairperson when appropriate. Tasks include New member welcome action plan and contacting members to encourage membership renewal.

Chair: Kris Prince
Dennis Shew, Cynthia Ely, Tommy Plantone, Bob Farrell

Expert Edge Committee - The Expert Edge Committee solicits and reviews proposals for seminars and schedules approved proposals. The goal of this committee is to present seminars that include specific marketing and business management ideas that will help attendees grow their business.

Chair: Clark Hadley
Members: Miss Cynthia Ely, Michael King

Member 2 Member Committee (M-2-M) - The M-2-M Committee, a sub-committee of the Membership Committee, purpose is to drive the growth of member participation in the M-2-M program. The Committee should contact members to encourage participation, monitor the M-2-M page to assure the member offers comply with program requirements and promote the M-2-M program to our members.