•Provided the leadership to initiate plans for the highway lighting at the west end of Tillman’s Corner—worth $1.2 million dollars.•Prompted action by the State to clear the interstate islands of underbrush, and instrumental in acquiring the State and the County to clear the ditches and the right-of-ways along the service roads. At a minimum cost of $50,000, these two actions alone provided better visibility and the security of our local motels and restaurants.•Spearheaded years of negotiations and planning with the City of Mobile to acquire a Community Center for the Tillman’s Corner and surrounding areas. The building has an estimated value of $650,000.•Facilitated the location of a Sheriff’s satellite office in the Tillman’s Corner/Theodore area.•Worked with the Mobile Police and Sheriff’s departments to remove vagrants who were harassing local businesses.•Instrumental in establishing a Boys and Girls Club for the Tillman’s Corner/Theodore areas and assists with raising funds to continue programs with the Club.
IN STEP WITH PROGRESS
The motto of the South West Mobile County Chamber of Commerce “In Step With Progress” tells just part of the story of the Chamber and its industrious members. The strength of its members, directors and dedicated officers is a vital force that represents the interests of the community and its citizens, while ensuring the promotion of economic development of South Mobile County. This rich tradition reflects a Chamber that works together to instill and encourage a strong economic foundation for South Mobile County.The Tillman’s Corner area is undergoing enormous growth and over the past two decades has experienced a tremendous increase in population as well as industry. This increase has caused unprecedented changes in the geographical face of the entire region. Our economy is on the rise! The many changing life styles within our community reflects the image of a modern metropolis marching forward to the resounding beat of progress led by the Citizens of Tillman’s Corner with utmost pride, ambition, and optimism.Like the community it serves and represents, the South West Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is …”In Step With Progress”.
2017 OfficersPresident:Donna Abercrombie, Century BankFirst V/President: Theresa Orrell, PolysurveyingSecond V/President: Pete Riehm, NAI MobileSecretary: Tiffany Ginn, Southern LightTreasurer: Teresa Taylor, AIM Mail Center
2017 Board of DirectorsJohnny Antley - IndividualChris Benson - Alabama PowerChris Black - Integrity IT ServicesByran Dewberry - Midtown MortgageCadie Gaut - Payroll VaultRussanne Howell - Farmers InsuranceCindy Imsand - A-Cool StorageLarry Kent - IndividualDelores McLaney - McLaney Senior DanceKay Peace - IndividualRuth Robinson - Mobile Memorial Gardents CemeteryBruce Rogers - Servpro of South Mobile Co.Della Wade - WalmartKeidrick Wooten - Mobile Gas
StaffTina Poiroux, Executive DirectorAshly Rester, Rental SpecialistHooper Stiles, Building Supervisor
Diplomats of the Month
April 2016: Mamun Siddig, Re/Max of Alabama
May 2016: Stephanie Benson, Griggs Elementary School
June 2016: Stephanie Chestnut, Dick Russell’s Bar-B-Que
July 2016: Bruce Rogers, Servpro of South Alabama
December 2016: Lola Dobbs, State Constable S7C
February 2016: Rick Daniel Jeselskis,Lighthouse Baptist Academy