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About the Mobile Chamber

The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


The Mobile Area Chamber customizes its “Shop Local” campaign for special occasions year-round from Mother’s Day to Christmas to encourage people to shop at local small businesses. On the following pages, a few of our retail members showcase some of their products for your holiday shopping list.



3702 Dauphin St., Mobile


Store hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For more than 100 years, Metzger’s Inc. has been a better men’s and ladies apparel store, family-owned for three generations. It offers personal service with in-house alterations. Products include women’s daytime apparel, cocktail apparel, mother of the bride as well as Mardi Gras apparel and furs. Men’s clothing includes well-known lines from sportswear to suits, sport coats and formal wear.


The pandemic hit Metzger’s hard, “as it did all small businesses,” said Ken Metzger, president. “But when people realized in about mid-February the world was not going to end, they began shopping again, and we have had one ofthe biggest years since the hurricanes of 1995.”


“When buying from us, you can be assured of the quality and it is a lifetime purchase,” Metzger said. “Buying local does not cost more, and the money stays local.”



MEN: Sport coats in great colors that can be worn dressy or with a pair of jeans

WOMEN: An inexpensive Rex rabbit jacket or a simple wallet

FRIEND/CO-WORKER: A gift card so they can choose their own special gift


Click here to read the Business View – November 2021

Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at mobilechamber.com, on Facebook at @MobileChamber, Instagram at @mobile-area-chamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.