Ambassadors 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 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 Chamber events, selling ads in 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 Chamber company may participate.
Chamber-Sponsored Travel The Chamber periodically presents leisure travel opportunities offering a chance to experience a foreign country with other Chamber members and individuals from the Mobile area.
Governmental Affairs 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 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 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.
Gulf Coast Technology Council Works to increase the visibility of local technology companies with bimonthly meetings, helps encourage development of a highly-skilled workforce to accommodate growth in the high-tech arena; markets the area as a center for technology development on the central gulf coast; and awards scholarships to local students majoring in technology-related fields.
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.
Offshore Alabama Area offshore oil and gas producers, service providers, suppliers, and associated companies work together to sustain and grow the industry through networking events, trade show exhibitions, marketing initiatives, and by formulating appropriate advocacy positions promoting our local region. Prospective members must meet the criteria that more than 50% of the company’s business be offshore and oil & gas related.
Partners for Growth A multi-year initiative to sustain and accelerate Mobile’s economic growth through 2022. Participants invest financially in the program focusing on existing business retention and expansion, new business development/attraction, workforce development, and infrastructure and business climate improvement. Partners for Growth (PFG) Investors pledge to the multi-year initiative and receive recognition, involvement in PFG events, and opportunities to connect with new and expanding companies seeking products and services in the Mobile area.
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.