Join in our County’s Progress By Serving On A Chamber Work Group
There are numerous opportunities for involvement with the Chamber. The following is a list of Work Groups along with a brief description of each. These Work Groups meet on a monthly basis to work on the programs and activities listed below. Joining a Work Group is an easy process – simply contact the Chamber and let us know your areas of interest. You will then be contacted by the appropriate Chamber Staff member or Work Group Chair. Call the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 663-4542. Click here to open a printable PDF of the Chamber’s Work Groups.
- Ambassador Group
Serve as goodwill ambassadors between the Chamber and new or relocated businesses. Assists with Chamber events, programs, ribbon-cuttings, ground-breakings and other investor outreach efforts as needed. There is an additional expense for serving on this group which covers monthly lunches and other materials. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month @ 11:30AM @ the Chamber
- Career Readiness Work Group
Promote importance of career development and the promotion of a qualified workforce for Shelby County. Organize the following programs: “Keeping It Real” for 9th graders, “Career Awareness Fair” for 10th graders, “Communication Matters” for 11th graders, a new “Leadership” program for selected 12th Grade students and the annual “Student & Teacher of the Year Awards” which recognizes excellence in our classrooms. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month @ 8:30AM @ Shelby County Instructional Services Center
- Entrepreneur Roundtable Program I (ERT)
Program designed for the individual responsible for the direction of the company andwith the authority to make final decisions. Participants gain valuable insights through monthly meetings of their group which are held January through November with other owners of their companies. There is an application process for this program and an additional annual expense of which covers the monthly breakfast or lunch.
ERT I Meets 3rd Friday of each month 7:30AM-8:30AM
ERT280 Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 11:30AM-12:30PM
- Existing Business & Industry Group
Recognize and support local industries through tours, legislative actions, seminars and other appropriate means. Also, coordinate the Chamber’s Green Business recognition program and organize the annual Industry Appreciation Event.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 8:30AM @ iBERIABANK – Pelham Branch
- Governmental Affairs Group
Serve as the liaison between our elected officials at the local, state and federal levels and our membership, regarding business/commerce specific issues. Coordinate development of the Chamber’s annual Public Policy Agenda as well as Montgomery Drive-In and other events.
Meets 4th Thursday of each month @ 8:30AM @ Sain Associates
- Health Services Group
Promote the importance of good health, wellness and education for Shelby County businesses. Coordinate the “Health Focus of the Month” in the Chamber newsletter, seminars on health-related topics and a “Healthy Lifestyles Expo”.
Meets 2nd Friday of each month @ 8:30AM @ the Chamber
- Small Business Group
Promote the economic success of small businesses through a variety of events, seminars and workshops. Organize annual “Small Business Celebration” activities.
Meets 1st Wednesday of each month @ 4:00PM @ the Chamber
- Tourism & Recreation Group
Serve as the liaison between all sectors of Shelby County’s tourism and recreation industry. Provide assistance in promotion and development of tourism-related events and recreational activities throughout Shelby County. Encourage the use of Shelby County hotels, campgrounds, parks, bed & breakfasts and other participating lodging facilities during our visitors’ stay in our communities.
Meets the 1st Friday of each month @ 8:30AM Locations Rotate throughout Shelby County
Whatever your interests, we hope you’ll consider serving on a Chamber Work Group and make an impact and difference in Shelby County, Alabama. Contact the Chamber office at 663-4542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about any of the Chamber Work Groups and how you can become involved.