Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

Committees

Our committees are made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about making a positive impact on the local business community. Each committee has a specific focus, and works cooperatively to achieve its goals.

By joining a committee, members have the opportunity to network with other business professionals, gain valuable experience in their field, and make a real difference in the community. Whether you are a seasoned business owner or just starting out, there is a committee that is right for you.

If you are looking to get involved and make a difference in the Perdido Key business community, consider joining one of the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce committees today. Together, we can work towards a brighter future keeping our island paradise a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Ambassadors of the Key

The Ambassador committee team’s primary focus is recruiting new members and retaining current members through education and mentorship as well as volunteering to assist with Chamber hosted events.

Chair:

Dean Wood

Columbia Southern University

Primary Goals and Activities:

 

  • Growing the member base of our Chamber.
  • Educate and share member benefits by organizing membership drives and campaigns.
  • Recruit and educate current and new members about member benefits and business opportunities through onboarding mentorship/adopt a new member.
  • Attend and assist with Chamber-hosted events such as ribbon cuttings and special events.
  • Promote Chamber events through social media and other networking channels.

Meeting Time

3rd Friday of each month
11:30 a.m.
Location varies each month

Business Development

The Business Development Committe works in partnership with our local leadership, public entities, and nonprofits to support the community as a whole. This group advocates for the vitality of the local business, focuses on preserving the quality of life, and campaigning for safety on the Key in order to promote community development and provide an environment where business can thrive.

Co-Chairs:

Steve Kerr

Community Bank

Allen Bizzell

Holiday Harbor & Sunset Grille

Primary Goals and Activities:

 

  • Advocate and create meaningful connections for the growing business ecosystem.
  • Keep a consistent dialogue with our local leaders regarding taxes, infrastructure, education, and workforce development.
  • Assist and ensure in the Perdido Key Master Plan Progression.
  • Advocate for safety including better crosswalks and the development of the Multi-Use Path.
  • Support the core member base of our Chamber.
  • Provide educational benefits by hosting workforce training and networking opportunities

Meeting Time

4th Wednesday of each month
8:30 am
PKACC Conference Room

Military Appreciation

 The Military Appreciation committee focuses on inclusion, appreciation, and giving back to those who have served.  This group works to make the Perdido Key Area a desirable community for military families to live, work, and play. As the Cradle of Naval Aviation since 1913, our economy relies heavily on military members and their families within our community.

Chair:

Erin Wilmer

Wilmer Financial Group

Primary Goals and Activities:

  • Bridging the Gap between military families and the local business community by providing resources to incoming families.
  • Assisting Veteran entrepreneurs.
  • Educating the community on the importance of the military history of the Perdido area.
  • Supports, empowers and appreciates the military veterans and their families through events.

Events:

Wreaths Across America
Rosamond Johnson Day
Military Appreciation Month
Veterans Day Memorial

Meeting Time

2nd Thursday of each month
9:30 a.m.
PKACC Conference Room

Women Mean Business

Our mission is to empower women by sharing professional experiences, collaborating in business relationships, and promoting community service.

Co-Chairs:

Jennifer Richardson

Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon

Contessia Gibson

Centre for Excellence

 

Primary Goals and Activities:

 

  • Meet one-on-one to exchange business cards and information about their business.
  • Introduce themselves and share what product or service the business provides.
  • Enjoy featured speaker presentations on topics of interest to women.
  • Philanthropic for women’s organizations

Events

  • May 30, 2024 – Birdies & Bunkers – Lost Key Golf Course – 4 p.m. Learn to Golf

Check out our last event - Group Therapy on Sail Wild Hearts

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