How To Get Involved With The Mobile Chamber
There are many reasons to join the Mobile Chamber, and one of them is the opportunity to be a part of the local community through a Chamber task force or committee. The Chamber works with local organizations on topics of interest to generate ideas to improve and bring new industry to the area.
“Serving on a Chamber-led committee is how I got involved in the community, and it led me to meet so many great business professionals and make a difference where I could in the Mobile area,” said Bradley Byrne, president and CEO for the Mobile Chamber. “No matter your interest, our Chamber is sure to have a committee to pique your interest and help you take advantage of your membership.”
Below is a list of Mobile Chamber committees and task forces, along with the department facilitating the group and who to contact to get involved.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Contact Brenda Rembert at 251.431.8607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A monthly meeting open to all Chamber members, featuring presentations by local business executives on timely topics affecting small businesses. Members share information about best practices to help manage and grow their companies. The roundtable meets the third Tuesday of each month.
Growth Alliance Task Force
This group promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through increased awareness of Chamber programs and membership and provides entrepreneurial training workshops and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) business forums. Task force members serve on active subcommittees including Business Development, Outreach, Finance and Sponsorships. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
Contact Michael Galvin at 251.431.8628 or email@example.com.
Member volunteers serve as ambassadors for the Chamber and work to enhance member relations. Ambassadors meet bimonthly and also attend scheduled networking events and member grand openings/ribbon cuttings. Participants must work for a Chamber member business.
Board of Advisors
Chamber board of advisors adds value to your membership by providing access, interaction and a high level of recognition for advisors’ companies. These investors are top-ranking company executives with a desire to engage in peer-to-peer interaction in a variety of venues to connect with the inner workings of the Mobile-area business community.
An annual 12-week initiative where Chamber volunteers call on other Chamber members and prospective members to present sponsorship opportunities for events that run throughout the year.
Contact Jennifer Tremayne at 251.431.8654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAST is the initiative positioning Alabama as the leading hub for future growth in the chemical industry, focused on business attraction and expansion within the 60-mile corridor linking McIntosh, Axis, Saraland and Theodore.
South Alabama Aerospace Council
The South Alabama Aerospace Council advances the growth of the region’s rapidly expanding aerospace and aviation industry.
Trade missions and informational exchange promote international business relations and overseas market development on behalf of local industries.
COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY
Contact Layton Little at 251.431.8601 or email@example.com
Build the Bridge Coalition
This coalition works to provide updates and serve as a resource on the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project between Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Governmental Affairs Committee
This group reviews and researches legislative priorities; develops the Chamber’s community legislative agenda; and makes issue and policy recommendations to the Chamber’s board of directors. Involved members should have responsibility for public policy-making within their organizations. Members may sign up for either the state or federal affairs subcommittees, which meet on an as-needed basis.
Military Affairs Committee
Seeks to strengthen the relationship of the Mobile business community and members with military interests by communicating issues important to the military community and raising awareness of the military’s impact on our local economy.
If you don’t see a group of interest, contact Michael Galvin at 251.431.8628, or visit mobilechamber.com for more information.
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.