President’s Message

Chris Black, President, SWMCC

Chris Black

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, the reflection of our year begins. We assess our weaknesses, praise our accomplishments, and make resolutions for changes in the year to come. My challenge to each of you is to make these assessments regularly throughout the year instead of waiting for the end.

We here at the Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce want to see all our partners have years of prosperity to come, so our new mantra for 2022 is “Empowering Business”. The chamber strives to achieve this by investing in you, your businesses, and our community. Our entire organization is constantly under review to ensure we provide each of our partners the best chance of success and as always, I am here personally to listen to your voices to make this the best year yet.

Speaking of great years, we certainly had one here. Throughout 2021 we grew our number of partners to 224 expanded our T.A.L.L. Scholarship Program, gave out 1,200 bookbags full of supplies to area children, fed 210 families in need for Thanksgiving, and lined the streets with 4000 excited faces to see Santa roll through Tillman’s Corner.

In closing, I want to offer a HUGE thank you to our former President, Tiffany Ginn. Her knowledge, leadership, and class have made an astounding impact on the success of our Chamber. I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank the rest of our chamber staff, Board of Directors, Diplomats, and partners for all being an integral part of an amazing 2021. Happy Holidays to you all and a very happy and blessed New Year!

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