Business & Economic Development Committee

Committee Purpose: Retain, grow, and support present businesses while attracting new industries to the Perdido Area. Through educational workshops and seminars, the Business & Economic Development committee works to improve the pool of highly skilled, adequately trained employees that create a resilient economy which intern procures a vibrant community. Primary Goals and Activities: • Provide educational benefits by hosting workforce training and networking opportunities. • Develops and coordinates special events directly impacting local economy. • Committee must provide one at-large Non-board member for Nominating committee to meet in October. Events • Perdido Shop Hop • Job Fair How to get involved: Interested volunteers should inquire to the committee chair. Chair: Wayne Garrison, 770.313.0981, [email protected]

Community Affairs Committee

Works in partnership with our local leadership, public entities, and nonprofits to support the community as a whole. Advocating for the vitality of local business, preserving the quality of life, campaigning for safety, and educating about our fragile wildlife and ecosystem. All helping to achieve the goal of community development. Primary Goals and Activities: • Assisting and ensuring in the Perdido Key Master Plan Progression. • Educating all businesses, residents and visitors about the Perdido Habitat Conversation Plan introduce by the Florida Fish and Wildlife agency. • Advocating for safety including better crosswalks and the development of the Multi-Use Path.


The Keyholders provides outreach and support to Chamber members through direct contact. Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, greet members at networking events, attend new member orientations and refer potential members to the chamber staff. This committee is active year round and attends a monthly meeting.

Marketing & Membership Committee

Committee Purpose: The Membership & Marketing committee will actively seek and explore methods for promoting member businesses, growing core member base, and evaluate chamber branding strategies including the annual area guide. The committee will assess & evaluate content and frequency to propose or revise marketing plans/tools to build and drive value to chamber events and programs. They will also participant in the recruitment of volunteers and provide introductions to prospective members to join the chamber or sponsor a valued event. Primary Goals and Activities: • Growing the core member base of our Chamber. • Help provide content, imagery and proof read annual guide. • Social Sharing: Share other member’s good news with the chamber when seen and share the chambers good news with other members. • Help evaluate branding and promo items for chamber. • Educate and share Member benefits by hosting membership drives and campaigns. o Chamber provides list of dropped members, prospects, and social media leads. • Committee must provide one at-large Non-board member for Nominating committee to meet in October.

Military Council

Committee Purpose: Being the Cradle of Naval Aviation since 1913, our economy relies heavily on military members and their families within our community. Our committee focuses on inclusion, appreciation and giving back to those who have served and to make the Perdido Area a desirable community for military families to live, work, and play. Primary Goals and Activities: • Bridge the Gap between military families and the local business community by providing resources to incoming families and assisting veteran entrepreneurs. • Educate the community on the importance of the military history of the Perdido Area. • Support, empower, and appreciate the military veterans and their families through events. Events • Wreaths Across America • Rosamond Johnson Day • Military Appreciation Month • Veterans Day Memorial


For Chamber Members who are interested in volunteering for events