Active participation in the Chamber shows your business’ commitment to the growth of our local economy and business community, as well as gaining exposure and making effective connections throughout the Chamber network.
The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of representatives from member businesses who volunteer as an active extension of the Longview Chamber of Commerce staff. Their mission is to cultivate, promote and maintain a positive relationship between the Chamber, our members and the community. Ambassadors meet frequently to discuss the mission of the Chamber and Ambassadors will attend every event to connect, refer, and help ensure every member of the Chamber is getting the assistance they need. Participation is available after one year of Chamber membership.
Chamber Board of Directors
The Longview Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors is a group of over 15 business leaders who volunteer their time and expertise in making decisions and strategically directing the future of business in Longview and Gregg County. The Board of Directors meet monthly and support the organization in providing guidance and participating in various committees to positively impact the broad range of business and industry.
Public Policy Committee
The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee is comprised of leading members of Longview/Gregg County’s business community. The Committee is charged with researching issues, collecting input from membership and then advising the Chamber Board of Directors on specific action items if needed. The Public Policy Committee also educates elected officials and the public of the business community’s concerns. Participation is open to all members in good standing.
East Texas Coalition
The Longview Chamber believes in representing the interest of business with government. One of the most effective ways to represent the East Texas region is by bringing the region’s civic and business leaders to lobby the State Capitol on issues impacting Gregg County and the business community. The East Texas Coalition travels to Austin during the State of Texas' bi-annual Legislative Session on odd numbered years.
Washington D.C. Fly-In
Representing our members with elected officials is a critical role that the Chamber plays. That is why we go to Washington, DC to advocate on our members’ behalf. On even numbered years we partner with our local government as well as business and community leaders to lobby on behalf of a common agenda and exert powerful influence with national policymakers.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors began leading Inter City Visits in 2012. The purpose of an Inter City Visit is to provide business and community leaders the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities our community is facing. The visit also provides an opportunity for interaction among city leaders and facilitates an exchange of best practices and lessons learned.