Tiffany Ginn, President, SWMCC
The first four months of the year have been very exciting and busy for the SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce! We just held our Partner Appreciation & Chamber Birthday celebration event. This year we enjoyed coming together with our partners over a crawfish boil. We are proud and honored for your continued support of the Chamber and our local business community. The success is yours to celebrate! If you were unable to make it to this year’s event, you will definitely want to make plans to attend it next year!
The votes have been counted, and we are looking forward to announcing the 2020 – 2021 Business of the Year at our Business Luncheon on May 5th. All 10 of our finalists are very worthy of this title, so we are all anxiously awaiting the announcement! And to make things even more exciting, Mayor Sandy Stimpson will be our Guest Speaker! This is a sell-out event so RSVP today to reserve your seat!!!
We have several other events coming up so mark your calendars! The Annual Business Expo will be held on May 17th at Heron Lakes Country Club. Booths are selling fast so please reserve yours today and make plans to attend! Our next Business Mastermind session will meet Thursday May 13th, and Coffee at the Chamber will be on Tuesday, May 18th. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon!
We are excited about hosting our 5th Annual National Day of Prayer in Tillman’s Corner. We would like to invite the community to attend this event. The location for the ceremony will be in the parking lot of the Mobile Police Departments 2nd Precinct on Hwy 90. This National Day of Prayer is an opportunity to pray for our nation, businesses, homes and community. Reach out to your neighbors and loved ones and come stand with us.
We have now graduated our 7th T.A.L.L. Leadership class. This Leadership class showed an amazing leadership ability and have proven to be as exceptional as the previous students enrolled. Each student spoke of the impact they received from the many Mentors and chamber staff and were honored to participate. The Chamber Foundation Board awarded each student with a $1,500 scholarship and a special gift from the Mayor. counselors, parents, principals, and the Chamber leadership team celebrated the students accomplishments at the Annual Graduation on April 27th. Applications are now available on our website and at the local school offices. If you know of a junior who would like to apply please contact our office for details.
The school year is coming to an end and we would like to say congratulations to all of our local Seniors! With this being said we are already preparing for the next school year. The climate has proven to reflect that our students will be returning to the classroom in the fall and we understand the needs will be greater than before with the challenges parents are facing. On July 31st we are giving away book bags filled with school supplies at our Annual Kids Day. We need help from businesses and individuals to bring in items to fill the bags. You can make a donation and we will purchase the items or you can challenge your business partners to fill a bag for each employee. Thank you in advance for your support. The book bags and school supplies can be dropped off beginning June 1st.
Our core purpose is to serve our local business community by helping our partners thrive while being a connector and trusted resource to the Southwest Mobile County community. Please let us know how we can help you or your business in 2021!