The education committee meets on the last Friday of the month September through May. If you would like to be a part of this committee, please send an email to email@example.com
Days of Economic Understanding
Programs are conducted for area students by area business and industry leaders to teach the principles of the free enterprise system. Elementary students learn about marketing products and services to consumers. Middle School students discuss educational and career paths, and the element of risk in decision making. High School students further explore the principles of marketing.
Economic Exchange Day
Held annually for economics students at area high schools. This “real-world” exercise is designed to show how community infrastructure development impacts the local economy.
Directions Career Exploration Program
Directions is designed to help students understand that The decisions they make today can make a significant impact on future opportunities for education, career and potential income.
Students have the opportunity to meet with professional career representatives to discuss specific aspects of their profession. Interview Workshops Interview Workshops allow students to practice their job interview skills through actual interviews with local employers.
The Committee History
In 1971, the Chamber added an Economic Understanding Committee and a Business Education Committee (these groups were combined in 1991 into the present Economic Education Committee) to its annual business plan. In partnership with area schools, these area Chamber business leaders design and conduct programs for both elementary and secondary students in the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area school districts, to help them learn the practical side of economic principles at work in America's free enterprise system. Today, over a thousand students from Derry Area and Greater Latrobe School Districts participate in 20+ Education Committee programs annually.
The Greater Latrobe - Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce ambassador committee is comprised of chamber members who assist new members with their membership. This helps our members feel welcome, but also enables them to learn more about each other and the ways they can participate in the community. It is this type of engagement that leads to the success of our chamber businesses throughout the year! Ambassadors can also assist with website navigation and can answer questions about how programs, like the Neighborhood Card program or chamber perks, help fellow members. Ambassadors help the chamber fulfill our mission every day!
The chamber services businesses large and small, and through the ambassador program, our members help businesses to thrive and succeed.
The ambassador committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4PM in the Neighborhood Visitor and Information Center. If you would like to join the Ambassador committee, or would like more information, please call the chamber office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.