GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE
INDUSTRY DRIVEN TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Mission: The Chamber serves as the primary liaison between the business and educations communities, taking the lade to ensure that all levels of education curriculum meets the existing and future workforce demands of business and industry. Along with our workforce partners, we will deliver quantifiable improvements to the hiring of qualified, skilled workers to meet the current and future needs of our members.
“Talent development and retention is the top issue for our region. It is time for our Chamber to take the lead role in a coordinated workforce initiative that alights our business and industry needs with the proven education partners throughout Jackson County” – Joe Vaughn General Manager, WestRock
BUSINESS GROWTH & RECRUITMENT
Mission: The Chamber will work to expand the County’s tax base through the aggressive retention and growth of the existing retail and commercial business, as well as targeted recruitment of new retail and commercial business through our partnership with Next Site.
“For our Chamber to assist the existing businesses to grow and for aggressive recruitment of new business to the area it is vital that we have all the initiative components in place. Now, with cohesion between the new Talent Development program, Mountain Movers and Business Advocacy to retain and attract talent; we are positioned to be successful ad capitalize on future growth, especially in light of Google entering our community.” – Phillip Chaney Manager, Scottsboro Electric Power Board
PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY
Mission: Effectively serve as the leading advocate and “Voice of Business” in Jackson County at all levels of government through proactive support of policies that encourage growth and promote and environment in which business can prosper.
“I have seen first-hand on trips to Washington DC and Montgomery how the Chamber has put the interests of Jackson County business and industry at the forefront of the minds of our elected officials. With this new cohesive Chamber program of work, and defined outcomes, there’s no doubt the Chamber will embrace its’ role as the voice for all business!” – Allen Keller, Owner, Keller Lumber
THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS
Mission: To provide a platform in which to attract, retain, cultivate, engage and promote vibrant leadership throughout the Jackson County Region.
“Coming from a family run business, I had always known I would come back to Jackson County to work and live. Now, as an active member of the business community I see the need for our Chamber to focus on retaining and attracting the best and brightest. This new program is the vehicle we hope will help make that happen here in Jackson County.” – Win Harbin, Owner, Harbin Automotive
TOURISM & DESTINATION MARKETING
Mission: Market the unique attributes of Jackson County to a targeted spectrum of audiences, ranging from the individual leisure and business traveler to retirees looking for permanent residence. As the lead tourism department in Jackson County, we work to create partnerships with nationally recognized publications to promote our areas as a sought-after destination.
“Our region is blessed with amazing landscape and outdoor recreation options like no other in the world. It is time for a renewed strategy to aggressively market our region as a top destination both for outdoors and historical significance.” – Eric Childress
BRANDING, MESSAGING & COMMUNICATIONS
Mission: With the announcement of Google’s Data Center in Bridgeport we want to be known for being: Jackson County, the core of the data corridor between Huntsville and Chattanooga. Our goal is to communicate, promote and emphasize the assets of Jackson County in order to brand the area as a prime location for business and a career destination for a skilled workforce.
“Effective and timely communication is critical for any business. The Chamber has recognized this need and is now positioned to provide the information its members and investors required to keep theme engaged and informed.” – Jessica Butler
MEET OUR INVESTORS
In the Chairman’s Circle with $20,000 + Annual Investment
In the President’s Forum with $7,500 + Annual Investment
A Growth Partner with $5,000 + Annual Investment
A Community Leader with $2,000 + Annual Investment
In a Partnership with less than $2,000 Annual Investment
Dec 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021$0
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Fishin’ 4 Mission Crappie Tournament Trail
Jan 08, 2022 - Mar 12, 2022$60/boat
1ST ANNUAL FISHIN’ 4 MISSION CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT TRAIL Tournament Dates: JAN 8TH, JAN 22ND, FEB 19TH, FEB 26TH Classic: MAR 12TH SAFE DAYLIGHT - 1:00...read more
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