Get Involved

Thank you for your interest and membership investment in the Mobile Chamber. There are many ways to take advantage of your membership. Click on the name of the group or task force below and send an email to get involved. In addition, you’ll find contact information at the bottom of this page so either way you contact us, let us know where you want to engage.

Membership 101 Offered periodically for new members, existing members and prospective members providing information on how to get the most out of your Mobile Chamber membership. This is a great place to get started or to be reminded about what is available. There is no charge to attend but reservations are requested.

Ambassadors Member volunteers serve as Ambassadors for the Mobile Chamber and work to enhance member relations. Ambassadors meet bimonthly and attend scheduled networking events and member grand openings/ribbon cuttings. Participants must work for a Mobile Chamber member business.

Board of Advisors The Board of Advisors adds value to your membership by providing access, interaction and a high-level of recognition for Advisors’ companies. Board of Advisor 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.

Build the Bridge Coalition A coalition of private industry and government advocating for a new I-10 Mobile River bridge and for widening the I-10 Bayway. The coalition seeks to alleviate congestion that negatively impacts travel along I-10 in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Business Retention & Expansion Business First is a business retention and expansion program that studies key business and industry sectors to learn what existing businesses need to grow and thrive. The group holds quarterly meetings with knowledgeable speakers, and helps companies pursue opportunities, resolve problems and grow businesses in our area.

Chamber Chase Volunteers drive this “total resource development campaign” by recruiting new members, securing sponsorships for Mobile Chamber events, selling ads in Mobile Chamber publications and obtaining needed goods and services. The campaign officially runs May through mid-August but volunteers may be involved year round. Any employee of a Mobile Chamber company may participate.

Chamber-Sponsored Travel The Mobile Chamber periodically presents leisure travel opportunities offering a chance to experience a foreign country with other Mobile Chamber members and individuals from the Mobile area.

Governmental Affairs This group reviews and researches legislative priorities; develops the Mobile Chamber’s community legislative agenda; and makes issue and policy recommendations to the Mobile Chamber’s board of directors. Involved members should have responsibility for public policy-making within their organizations. Members may sign-up for either State or Federal Affairs. These sub-committees meet on an as-needed basis.

Growth Alliance Task Force Promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through increased awareness of Mobile Chamber programs and membership and provides entrepreneurial training workshops and diversity business forums. Task force members serve on active sub-committees including business development, outreach, finance and sponsorships. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Military Affairs 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.

Port & Energy This group works to educate and advocate for the importance of the Port of Mobile and the energy sector to Mobile’s economy.

Executive Roundtable A forum for small business owners and managers to hear presentations by a featured speaker on important issues that help them to manage or grow their business. Attendees also network to foster business relationships, share information and best practices. The group meets monthly.

Trade Briefings Held to promote overseas markets, provide valuable insights into market strategies and a country’s overall economic well-being. Guest speakers are invited to participate in briefings.

Trade Missions In-bound and out-bound trade missions are held to promote business relations and increase Alabama exports to expand our economy and create jobs. Companies travel to different countries to develop and diversify their markets globally.

Trade Workshops and Seminars  These events are held to provide export opportunities and discuss pertinent international trade issues to area companies.

Business Expo The Mobile Chamber’s premier business-to-business trade show featuring more than 200 exhibitors from diverse industries within the Mobile area. Also features a one-stop resource fair for small business owners, managers, key employees and decision makers to meet local, state and federal organizations specializing in management, finances, procurement, marketing and technical assistance specifically for small businesses. Sponsorships and booth space are available for purchase and attendance is $5 with your business card.

Chamber Classic Golf Tournament Held annually in the spring at a Mobile Chamber member golf course, this event provides a networking opportunity with over 200 company presidents, CEOs and representatives entertaining clients and customers. Sponsorships, teams of four and individual tickets are available for purchase.

Coffee with the Chamber A morning event designed to allow members and non-members an opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. Held quarterly at various sponsoring locations. No charge to attend and no reservations are needed.

Grand Opening, Open House and Ribbon Cutting Notification List  Receive a monthly email notification about members’ scheduled grand opening, open house and ribbon cutting events.

Member Appreciation Day  Held annually in the spring to recognize and thank Mobile Chamber members, volunteers, investors and all who support the Mobile Chamber. There is no charge to attend and no reservations are needed.

Networking at Noon A lunchtime event held quarterly providing members an opportunity to promote their business to a captive audience and make follow-up contacts in the same meeting. Lunch is provided and registration is required prior to event.

Corporate Community Service Award The Corporate Community Service Award recognizes member businesses who make employee volunteer efforts an important part of their corporate vision, policies and operations. In partnership with the Junior League of Mobile, the Chamber promotes volunteerism and encourages businesses to invest in our community. Each year, member businesses submit applications for consideration in October and the winner is recognized during our Annual Meeting.

Eagle Awards Celebrates the accomplishments, successes and contributions of minority-owned businesses in the Mobile, Baldwin or Washington county area. This long-running competition is more than 20 years old and is open to any minority-owned business that meets the stated criteria.

Innovator of the Year This award is presented to a company whose progressive actions in the field of technology and/or economic development merit recognition.

Manufacturer of the Year Recipients of this award are recognized for their efforts to grow the manufacturing industry in the Mobile area.

Outstanding Entrepreneur The Outstanding Entrepreneur award is presented to an individual who possesses and exhibits the characteristics of successful entrepreneurship including creativity, initiative, dynamic growth, sound management and substantiated history as an established entrepreneur.

Rev. Wesley A. James Minority Business Advocate Recognizes a local company or organization that exhibits a commitment to expanding opportunities for minority-owned businesses through its day-to-day operations. These efforts include innovative procurement programs, utilization goals, providing access to financing, community service, and current or future plans for mentoring and/or partnering programs.

Small Business of the Month Small businesses play a critical role in the Mobile area community and economy, and the Mobile Chamber is proud to recognize their accomplishments and contributions throughout the year through our Small Business of the Month Award program. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, customers, vendors or a company may self-nominate. Winners receive their award at the Mobile Chamber’s Board of Director’s monthly meeting.

Small Business of the Year The Mobile Chamber recognizes and honors the important role and impact small businesses contribute to the Mobile area community and economy by presenting the Small Business of the Year award. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, customers, vendors or may self-nominate. Three finalists are selected and the winner is announced at the annual Small Business Awards breakfast.

Business View The Mobile Chamber’s monthly business magazine mailed to more than 20,000 business owners and managers in Mobile and Baldwin counties and e-mailed to more than 8,000 addresses.

The Business View Weekly The Mobile Chamber’s weekly e-mail news publication highlights Mobile Chamber member business news and publishes on Thursdays and has more than 7,000 individuals on the distribution list. Subscriptions are open to both member and nonmembers of the Mobile Chamber, but only member events will be included in the e-newsletter.

For a current listing of upcoming events visit the Mobile Chamber’s online Calendar of Events at web.mobilechamber.com/events.

I want to get involved! 
Please send your area of interest, or click on the group above, along with your contact information to:
Michael Galvin or call 251-431-8628.