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First Friday Forum Presentations

The Chamber meets monthly for our First Friday Forum networking breakfast. Along with a variety of Chamber updates, the speaking portion of the morning features a guest speaker covering a topic relevant to the area.

If permitted by our guest, we will share their presentations in PDF format below. Simply click on the corresponding picture to access the file.

If you'd like to attend a First Friday Forum in person, you can RSVP on our events calendar.

May 2023 - State of the Cities (Gulf Shores)


Mayor Robert Craft

Topics Covered included...
  • Community Growth
  • Gulf Shores International Airport Update
  • New Developments
  • Vision 2035
  • Gulf Shores City Schools Update

February 2023 - Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance


Lee Lawson, BCEDA CEO

Topics Covered included...
  • Recent Baldwin County Statistics
  • Novelis & Baldwin County
  • Daphne Innovation & Science Complex
  • Hatch Fairhope
  • Workforce Development

May 2023 - State of the Cities (Orange Beach)


Ford Handley, City Administrator

Topics Covered included...
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Public Safety
  • Orange Beach City Schools Update
  • New Orange Beach Website
  • Upcoming Plans
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