The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization - governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, run by a staff of 3, and supported by community investors - that advocates for members' business interests and the interests of our local business community; connects members with the people and information they need to thrive; and helps member save money.
Membership Growth - Attract new members and increase existing members’ involvement in the Chamber by providing programs, services and benefits that are valued by members as essential to their success.
Community Development & Talent Retention- Strengthen community involvement and decision-making to:
Support economic growth.
Promote a highly qualified, well-trained workforce.
Enhance the quality of life.
Operational Excellence - Ensure maximum impact of the Chamber's limited resources through:
Rigorous, fiscally responsible budgeting.
Maximization of members' return on investment.
Continuous self-analysis and adoption of best practices.
Ad Hoc Dues Committee Volunteer committee tasked with evaluating the Chamber's membership investment structure
Advocacy Committee The Chamber’s Advocacy Committee serves as a starting point for discussions on issues that affect business. The committee identifies issues, vets them in meetings with proponents and opponents, and decides whether to make a recommendation to the full Board of Directors as to a formal position the Chamber should take.
Membership Retention Committee This committee focuses on developing programs to enhance the recruitment of new members and retention of current members, contributing to the success and viability of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.
Ambassador Committee The ambassador committee serves an engagement function of the Chamber and its members. Ambassadors are involved in membership development through recruitment and retention programs, including ribbon cuttings and other member events. If you'd like to be involved with the ambassador committee, contact Michelle Bundren at 270-753-5171
Michelle Bundren Director of Membership Development
Michelle Bundren is Director of Membership Development for the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. She has years of customer service experience as she managed Vintage Rose Emporium for several years and was later promoted to V.P. of Retail for a large management firm.
She has loved being involved with small business in Murray, Kentucky and is happy to continue her experience by promoting the community and all it has to offer. Michelle has a B.S. in Public Relations and Marketing from Murray State University. She is married to Tim Bundren and they have 3 children named Griff, Gentry, and Greer.
Aaron Dail President/CEO
Aaron Dail is President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and has worked extensively in business leadership and capacity building. He has served as Executive Director of United Way and has been involved in several community wide initiatives.
Aaron participated in Harvard Business School's Executive Education program and has a Nonprofit Management Certification from Duke University. He holds a B.S. in Organizational Communication and a M.B.A from Murray State University.
Cindy Chrisman Veach Administrative Assistant
Cindy Chrisman-Veach is Administrative Assistant for the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and has been employed by the Chamber since 2009.
She studied at Murray State University, was a full time homemaker and mother of three, a part time photographer of 30 years, and now a grandmother. Having lived in Murray for 42 years, her knowledge of Murray-Calloway County is an asset in helping people who are relocating, looking for housing, businesses, restaurants or recreational venues.