Member Involvement Opportunities
Become Involved In Important Chamber Programs
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT IS FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY
As a Chamber member, you are encouraged to become involved in YOUR Chamber and YOUR community! One of the best ways to do that is by serving on a Chamber council or committee. You will make a difference, but you will also make new friends and new business contacts!
Take a moment to review our council and committee opportunities, and then please make your selections at the bottom of the page. We'll keep you posted on meetings, activities, and important information.
To view a complete list of your 2018 Chamber leadership, click here.
(Chamber Councils are open only to current Chamber members in good standing. For information on how to become a chamber member, please contact Sharon Wiese at 251.968.4237)
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Penny Groux
Mission: To foster cooperation and progress among the Chamber, BCEDA, City of Gulf Shores and City of Orange Beach on economic development activities.
CIVIC & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Charles Weber
Mission: To serve as a proactive advocate for the business community and members on issues, obstacles and strategies regarding civic and governmental affairs.
CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Taylor Norton
Mission: To preserve and enhance the natural resources of Coastal Alabama through education and communication.
EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Dr. Ernie Rosado
Mission: To position the Chamber to excel in its role as champions of education.
FINANCE COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Kevin McCarron
Mission: To ensure the availability of capital resources.
MARINE TRADES COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Tom Steber
Mission: To protect the Marine Trades Industry on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
MEMBERSHIP COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Matt Grant
Mission: To encourage, strengthen, and retain membership.
SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Brent Sexton
Mission: To provide leadership and counseling to area retailers and businesses to help increase stability and growth.
TOURISM & SPECIAL EVENTS COUNCIL | Vice Chair: Rod Peevy
Mission: To produce events encouraging tourism.
ANNUAL NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL | Vice Chair: Spencer Cade
Mission: To produce the Annual National Shrimp Festival. If you wish to serve as a Shrimp Festival volunteer, please call Vicki Stillings at the Chamber at 251.968.7215
CHAMBER AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE | Chairman: Brandi Ingram
The Ambassadors are just what their name implies! They represent our Chamber and serve as critical links between the Chamber and its members. They participate at ribbon-cuttings, ground-breakings, assist at Chamber events such as Business After Hours and First Friday Forum and work on our membership drive. If you are interested in serving in this area, please call Sharon Wiese at the Chamber at 251.968.4237
CHAMBER DIPLOMATS | Chairman: Doug Ingram
Our Diplomats are our new membership outreach program, designed to put new members in touch with one-on-one peer relationships for the purpose of networking and building business relationships. If you are interested in serving in this capacity contact Sharon Wiese at the Chamber at 251.968.4237
ISLAND SPIRIT COMMITTEE | Chairman: Penny Groux
This committee oversees the work of one of our Chamber's signature projects -- the monthly Island Spirit Award. They promote the program and they assist with the selection and recognition of the recipients. If you are interested in serving in this area, please call Megan Smith at the Chamber at 251.968.7220