About the Chamber

What is your Chamber?

Your chamber of commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in your community.As your chamber works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner; tourist information center; business spokesperson; economic counselor and teacher; government relations specialist; human resources advisor; and public relations practitioner.Simply stated, your chamber is business and professional people working together to make your community a better place for everyone to live and work.

2024 Chamber President Tim Faircloth

Be part of an organization with a positive vision of Saraland’s future.

Get involved, help shape that future, and share in the prosperity, growth and community pride that follows.

Our Mission

The Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce mission is “To promote economic expansion and enhance the quality of life in the North Mobile area… by supporting business, encouraging community leadership and fostering communication.” Our office is the hub of information regarding business, economic development, and community events, please stop by and allow our staff to share with you why more and more Saraland is the best Mobile County has to offer.By working together, the united voice of the business community will be heard. As our chamber works to accomplish its goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner; tourist information center; business spokesperson; economic counselor and teacher; government relations specialist; human resources advisor; and public relations practitioner.

Who are your Chamber's members?

Chamber of Commerce members are businesses, organizations and individuals concerned with the socio-economic climate of your community.  They have joined together because they know they stand a better chance of getting things done when they speak as one voice.

2024 Chamber Board of Directors

Chairman Of the Board  

Laurel Flowers, Laurel Flowers- State Farm Agent   

 

President                                                    

Tim Faircloth, Piggly Wiggly

 

President Elect    

Ronnie Toomey, RDT Designs                                 

 

Treasurer                                                 

James Thomasson, Accelerated Accounting

 

VP Administration                                

Sheron Atwell, eXp Realty

 

VP Membership & Ambassadors

Jamie Warren, Cadence Bank

 

VP Governmental Affairs                             

Wayne Lyssy, Saraland Chiropractic

 

VP Workforce Development

Allie Dubose, Express Employment Pros

 

VP Special Projects                                

Jackie Benson, North Mobile Internet Services

VP Economic Development   

Sean Bryant, Brett Real Estate, Robinson Development Co.

 

VP Community Development       

George Burroughs, Atlas Chiropractic

 

Directors

Wayne Roe                                                   River Bank & Trust

Amanda Edwards                                       Poplar Home Waterproofing

Ben Smith                                                     S & M Transportation

Shawn Lewis                                               Coca Cola Bottling Co. United

Hunter Pate                                                Spire Energy 

Bradley Flowers                                         Portal Insurance

Mark Messick                                             Redemption Church

Jeff Schmitz                                                Alabama Power Co.

Eddie Holmes                                             Celeste Road Baptist Church

Ron Mitchell                                               Mitchell Container Services

Donna Hughes                                           Saraland City Schools

Charity Wittner                                          University of Mobile 

Danielle Dials                                             Danielle Renee Beauty

Philip Stiell                                                  Bishop State Community College

Margaret Walp                                          Climate Masters Storage

Chamber Past Presidents

Ron Mitchell 1984

Hoyt Lolley 1985

Preston House 1986

Al Kahalley 1987

Charlie Senior 1988

Eloise Frost 1989

Bill Silver 1990

Scooter Thronson 1991

Tom Williams 1992

Bettie Tanner 1993

Dr. Howard Rubenstein 1994

Tommie Hicks 1995

Jim Boggs 1996

Greg Cawthon 1997

Monica Garsed 1998

Judy Winkle 1999

Rick Russell 2000

Dr. Wayne Lyssy 2001

Bill Weatherford 2002

John Powell 2003

Debbie O’Brien 2004

Reeda Taylor 2005

Reeda Taylor 2006

Doug Roberts 2007

Sherry Caylor 2008

Mandy Trout 2009

Rick Schaffer 2010

Mandy Whigham 2011

Ronnie Outlaw 2012

Jeff Kahn 2013

Eddie Holmes 2014

Rick Schaffer 2015

Ron Mitchell 2016

Evelyn Gibson 2017

Jeff Schmitz 2018

Jamie Warren 2019

Sheron Atwell 2020

James Thomasson 2021

Ben Smith 2022

Laurel Flowers 2023

Chamber Staff

Shilo Miller

Executive Director
 shilo@saralandchamber.com

Karna West

Administrative Assistant
karna@saralandchamber.com

 

 

Let us know what the Chamber can do for you.

 

 

Who leads your Chamber?

Your Chamber of Commerce is run by its members.  They elect a Board of Directors that determines policies and sets goals.  A President presides over all Board meetings.Your Chamber’s day-to-day operations are handled by a professional manager.  This person is a paid employee.  Some small communities have managers who are either volunteers or part-time employees.Members often become involved in chamber activities by working on committees.  These committees range from economic development, education and human resources to conventions, tourism, public affairs and governmental relations.

What are the objectives of your Chamber?

As it works to improve your community’s economy and quality of life, your chamber keeps these broad objectives in mind:

  • to help businesses prosper and grow;
  • to increase job opportunities;
  • to encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community;
  • to contribute to the overall economic stability of the community;
  • to encourage and promote the nation’s private enterprise system of competitive marketing.

What are the activities of your Chamber?

Chamber of commerce activities reflect community needs.  They are undertaken by members and staff to make the area a better place in which to live.  Some of the most popular activities of chambers include:

Economic Development

Creating jobs; providing services and information to members; promoting retail activities; recruiting new businesses and industries; attracting tourists and conventions.

Community Development

Planning for growth; revitalizing the downtown retail area; promoting a modern transportation system; sponsoring cultural activities..

Human Resource Development

conducting economic education and training programs; developing minority businesses; encouraging job training partnerships in businesses; helping to improve health and human services.

Public Affairs / Relations

Communicating business and civic issues to local, state and national governments; helping citizens understand the legislative process and the free enterprise system of marketing; developing consumer affairs program; conducting economic studies and surveys. Specific activities of chambers of commerce are usually discussed in their official publications..

How does a Chamber accomplish these activities?

Chambers of commerce usually accomplishes their activities by:

  • having specific goals and objectives designed to meet the needs of the community;
  • having an organizational structure with bylaws; policies and procedures for coordinating volunteers and programs of work;
  • having involved and dedicated leaders that are well informed and are willing to use their time and talent to accomplish meaningful activities;
  • having informed, interested and willing members to work on committees, to carry our programs of work and to provide necessary financing;
  • having the financial resources to undertake programs of work and to provide administrative responsibilities;
  • having skilled executive management dedicated to the chamber staff, to create programming and to sound operations

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We look forward to adding your business to the Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce!

 

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