Membership Services Division
2020-2021 Vice Chairman Dustin Beavers, Austin Bank
Captains: Andrew Shipp, Bobby Bridwell, Darla O'Neill, Dustin Beavers, Grace Handler, Mary Mocniak, Paul Smith III, Ray Mitchum, Ron Johnson, Susan Swearingen, Tanya Windham Dora, and Ted Smith.
The Ambassadors are the public relations arm of the Chamber, providing ribbon cutting, grand opening and groundbreaking services and support. Ambassadors benefit by being on the inside track of new developments, meeting new business owners and helping the Chamber support its members. If your job includes being active in the community and making frequent contact with prospective customers, you should be an ambassador.
Eggs & Issues
This monthly breakfast meeting features high-profile speakers and informs the business community of issues vital to their success. Program presentations are designed to educate and better equip attendees with the information needed to make fact-based decisions. It is also an excellent venue to make and renew contacts with other professionals.
Alive After Five
This after-hours business mixer brings people together at a Chamber member’s location to spotlight that business. Attendees exchange information, distribute business cards and enjoy business networking.
Operation Thank You!
Chair Mary Mocniak, Piney Woods Apartment Association
Volunteers have a quick one-on-one visit with members, deliver the new map and membership directory and thank members for their continued support. This annual event typically occurs the third week of January. It's lots of fun and great networking for our members.
Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
Chamber board members and officers are installed during this annual meeting and membership banquet. Winners of the Gary Justic Business Excellence Awards, Citizen of the Year Award and Non-Profit of the Year Award also are recognized throughout this evening event.
Past Presidents & Chairs
The Chamber board arranges an annual breakfast with past Presidents and Chairs of the Chamber, to bring them up to speed on current Chamber activities and solicit their input and support.
This Chamber board serves stewards member outreach and program renewals.