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Small Business Luncheon
November 3, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Wiley Blankenship
Where: Tillman’s Corner Community Center
Contact: Chamber Office 251-666-2488
Cost: $15 for Members and $18 for future partners.
Wiley Blankenship, President & CEO, Coastal Alabama Partnership
As President & CEO of Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP), Wiley Blankenship oversees a private sector-led, not-for-profit organization focused on providing a platform for regional leaders to convene, collaborate, build consensus and advocate for Coastal Alabama’s top priorities. CAP brings together Mobile and Baldwin counties’ economic development groups, Port Authority, Chambers of Commerce, tourism organizations, and the top business leaders to speak as “one voice.” CAP addresses issues of regional importance like infrastructure, seafood, tourism, policy and planning, the environment, and wind and flood insurance. Blankenship also serves as Executive Director of Coastal 150, which focuses on advocating for issues important to the coastal counties’ of Alabama.
Wiley serves on the Advisory Board(s) of The Mitchell College of Business and Center for Real Estate and Economic Development – The University of South Alabama. In 2017, Wiley was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Southern Rail Commission, where he currently serves as Chairman of the three-state compact between the States of Mississippi and Louisiana. In 2018, Governor Ivey appointed Wiley to the Alabama State Tourism Council. Previously Wiley has served on the Board(s) of the Business Council of Alabama and the Southern Economic Development Council and is a member of the XXVIII Leadership Alabama Class.
Blankenship holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and a graduate of the Organizational Management Institute at the University of Georgia. Blankenship lives in Mobile with his wife Marlo and their two children Allie (20) and Wilson (7).
Polynesian Pork Loin
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Cheesecake w/fruit topping