The LCBA offers members numerous opportunities to get involved through membership of our various committees.
Red Carpet Committee
The Red Carpet Committee focuses on rolling out the red carpet treatment for new and current businesses in Albany County. It is a great way to learn about a business and a great opportunity to network and meet new people. They serve as active ambassadors to provide outreach and support to the members of LCBA. They attend all ribbon cuttings and Business After Hour events. A few of their duties include welcoming LCBA members at events, visiting new businesses and participating in parades. Business After Hours allow participating businesses to showcase their business and it gives the LCBA and our members a chance to meet business owners and employees.
The Golf Classic tournament is usually held in mid July and is a fun and enjoyable morning and afternoon for all participants. The tournament has the general rules of an 18-hole scramble with no handicaps. There is only one expecations for this day, no matter your level or skill, but to have a good day in Laramie. Our Organization cannot continue to have a successful golf tournament without the participants, LCBA committee members, LCBA Staff, pur volunteers and donors, and the assistance of the Staff at the Jacoby golf course.
The Marketing Roundtable is a dedicated team of individuals whose goal is to facilitate, teach, and provide marketing specific materials and to help to LCBA members on the marketing front. Faced with the challenge of promoting LCBA and its events, this committee meets monthly to provide input and discuss marketing tasks. The Marketing Roundtable focuses on increasing visibility of membership benefits and promote all LCBA events. Helping LCBA maximize its ability to communicate it's message to the membership, community and governmental entities, as well as help maintain the overall brand consistency of the LCBA and its sub-committees.
The Ag Appreciation Banquet is an annual dinner held in the fall to show appreciation to the people in the agriculture industry, create networking opportunities, and raise funds for agricultural organizations. Our mission is to build strong, working relationships between agricultural producers, agribusiness people and members of the local community. The banquet is made up of two main parts including a dinner and auction. Tables at the dinner are purchased by business owners. The business owners then invite ranchers to sit at their table to thank them for their contributions to our community. It is recommended the table buyers invite customers personally. During the dinner, there is a silent auction and live auction. The auction items are donated by local businesses. The proceeds are distributed to agricultural organizations.
Business Retention and Expansion Committee
The Business Retention & Expansion Committee (BR&E) strives to assist local businesses in gaining awareness of available resources, to help identify and solve problems and challenges, and to encourage expansion. The committee collaborates with community partners to ensure long-range development, retention, and expansion activities. Knowing the vital role that local businesses contribute to the economy, the BR&E committee’s primary objective is to assist, where needed, the existing businesses in our community.
The committee will be focused on trying to make the chamber members more aware of what is going on with their elected officials. We will be trying to foster better communication with state, county and city government. We will also be encouraging more business minded individuals to run for office.
Business Properties Committee
Business Properties Committee is responsible for the supervision of the LCBA’s land to be used to attract new business and retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses for the residents of Laramie and Albany County.
In conjunction with the above, the BP is now charged with the development of a comprehensive growth plan for the City of Laramie. They are also working site specific growth plan for the Third Street corridor.
Community Development Liaison Committee
The UDC Committee was formed to address the potential changes to the UDC Code that maybe onerous to business expansion and growth– both existing business as well as new businesses to Laramie. The committee has adopted the task of identifying any barriers & opportunities within the UDC regarding commercial/industrial buildings and sites.
LCBA Finance Committee
The committee Chair is the current Treasurer of the Board. The committee is in charge of over sight of the LCBA financials and administers the revolving loan fund.