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Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Report

(Click here to open the GSCC 2017 Annual Report in a PDF format.)

Chamber’s Mission:
To assist in building a strong economy by nurturing business, addressing business needs and developing a business environment that is attractive and stable.

COMMUNITY & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Published twelve “Health Focus of the Month” articles promoting benefits of healthy
    choices and lifestyles for Chamber’s monthly newsletter Business Connections.
  • Held 3rd Annual Healthcare Professional of the Year Luncheon & Healthy Lifestyles Showcase 215+ attendees. (August 30)
  • Held 4th Annual “Student and Educator of the Year” program with 42 educators and 25 students nominees and 290+ attendees. (April 26)
  • Held “State of the Schools” Community Luncheon with 210 attendees. (July 26)
  • Coordinated “Keeping It Real” programs for 2,602 9th Grade students at:
    • Shelby County High School (January 12 & 13) 168 students
    • Thompson High School (January 26 & 27) 545 students
    • Pelham High School (February 9 & 10) 225 students
    • Vincent High School (February 23 & 24) 75 students
    • Helena High School (March 2 & 3) 345 students
    • Chelsea High School (March 15 & 16) 420 students
    • Cornerstone Christian School (September 22) 14 students
    • Kingwood Christian School (September 29) 23 students
    • Calera High School (October 26 &27) 241 students
    • Oak Mountain High School (November 2 & 3) 426 student
    • Montevallo High School (November 30 & December 1) 120 students
  • Held 3rd Annual “Student Career Awareness Fair” visiting with 1,500+ 10th grade students throughout Shelby County. (November 7 & 8)
  • Held Collaborative “Golf Fore! Education Tournament” with South Shelby Chamber featuring 45 teams (180 participants). (September 30)
  • Held 2nd Annual “Communication Matters” for 11th grade students: 1,483 total students
    • Thompson High School (January 26) 471 students
    • Pelham High School (January 18) 224 students
    • Vincent High School (February 23) 75 students
    • Calera High School (October 26) 220 students
    • Oak Mountain High School (November 2) 350 students
    • Cornerstone Christian School (September 22) 17 students
    • Kingwood Christian School (September 29) 26 students
    • Montevallo High School (November 30) 100 students
  • Held “Annual Safety Awards Luncheon” recognizing 17 recipients from public safety departments throughout Shelby County with 250+ attendees. (September 27)
  • Held “19th Annual Prayer Breakfast” with 120+ attendees. (November 21)
  • Coordinated 30th Annual Liberty Day Parade in Columbiana with 40+ parade participants. (June 24)
  • Co-hosted Education Connections with Shelby County School System:
    • Helena High School (September 7)
    • Vincent High School (September 19)
    • Oak Mountain High School (October 5)
    • Calera High School (October 27)
    • Chelsea High School (November 9)
    • Shelby County High School (November 15)
    • Montevallo High School (December 7)
  • Strengthened collaborative partnership agreement with Montevallo Chamber
  • Strengthened collaborative partnership agreement with South Shelby Chamber
  • Serving on Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment
  • Serving on Central Alabama Works – Region 4 Council Board

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

  • Held 2017 “Legislative Preview” Luncheon with Shelby County legislators and 90+ attendees (January 4).
  • Held “Eggs & Issues” Breakfast meeting featuring U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer with six other chambers (Homewood, Hoover, Montevallo, Mountain Brook, South Shelby and Vestavia Hills) with 160+ attendees (February 21) Hoover.
  • Held “Shelby County Montgomery Drive-In” with three other chambers (Hoover, Montevallo and South Shelby) with 24 attendees (February 21).
  • Held “State of Our Communities” Luncheon featuring presentations from Shelby County mayors on what lies ahead for their municipalities in 2017 with 150+ attendees (February 22).
  • Held “Eggs & Issues” event — in collaboration with Homewood, Montevallo, Mountain Brook and South Shelby chambers — featuring a Washington Update from U. S. Senator Luther Strange with 115 attendees (July 31) Pelham.
  • Held “Annual State of the County” presentation featuring Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock with 220+ attendees. (October 25) Pelham
  • Coordinated four “Shelby County Mayors’ Roundtable” meetings:
    • 1st Quarter hosted by Columbiana Mayor Stancil Handley with 8 mayors in attendance (February 8).
    • 2nd Quarter Meeting hosted by Wilsonville Mayor Lee McCarty with 6 mayors in attendance (May 30).
    • 3rd Quarter Meeting hosted by Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon with 11 mayors in attendance. (September 26)
    • 4th Quarter Meeting hosted by Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato with 10 mayors in attendance. (December 13)
    • Reviewed and updated Chamber’s Public Policy Guidelines document for 2018.