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Richmond Hill Board of Trade committees are always working on interesting projects and are frequently on the lookout for enthusiastic new members.


The goals of our Committees relate directly to the Board of Trade’s overall Business Plan.  Committees also help create new programs and services, based on feedback from members or their own ideas.  The ultimate goal is to create value for Board of Trade members.


The volunteer Board of Directors establishes the strategic direction of the organization on behalf of the members and ensures that the resources of the organization are focused on the mission and vision of the RHBOT.

Together with the management team, the Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that all of RHBOT's activities - advocacy, leadership, policies - assist members in their businesses and improving the quality of life in our community.


The Board of Directors is also responsible for vision and stewardship; selection, support and evaluation of the Executive Director; financial, legal and risk oversight; governance of the organization through sound policies, structures and procedures; and ongoing communication with members and leaders of both business and government.


The Committees listed below are composed of member volunteers.  For many members, it offers an opportunity to demonstrate expertise and professionalism to a wide audience, or develop new skills. 


Business Achievement Awards - Nominations

The Business Achievement Awards Committee selects the winners of our annual business awards which are presented at a Gala Dinner, in early March.  Business Achievement Awards and the Mayor’s Award focus on local business achievement in a number of different categories. Meetings are held monthly from September to January and then weekly until the March event.



The Golf Committee hosts a golf tournament in late May or early June. This is a purely social event that allows for sun, exercise and camaraderie topped off with a lunch and plenty of prizes.  A great place to bring clients, colleagues or employees.  Meetings are held monthly from January to April and then weekly until the event.

Membership Services

This committee’s mandate is to increase membership by:

  1. Attracting new members, membership retention by calling new and existing members to encourage participation.

  2. Ensuring that current members’ needs are addressed

  3. Collaborating with other Committees to provide added value to the members

  4. monitors and facilitates events such as Breakfast and After Hours Networking

 Meetings are held monthly.

Government Affairs

The role of the Government Affairs Committee is to represent and inform RHBOT members about municipal, regional, provincial and federal issues that impact on businesses by:

  1. Keeping aware of and on top of issues which will affect local businesses

  2. Seeking input from the members

  3. Prepare briefs representing views of RHBOT members and submit to appropriate agency.


Examples of issues: transportation, municipal restructuring and hospital funding.

Meetings are held monthly.

Women in Business

The committee overseeing Women in Business activities develops new projects and programs that may be particularly helpful to women just entering or attempting to navigate the business world.

Women in Business events are held monthly. The committee meets bi-monthly.

I am interested in joining a committee


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