Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Overview


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The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County serves as the lead economic development organization for Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama.

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Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Overview

  1. Chamber of Commerce ofHuntsville/Madison CountyOverview Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County
  2. About the Chamber Organization
  3. Mission Statement The mission of the Chamber of Commerce ofHuntsville/Madison County is to Prepare, Developand Promote our community for economic growth.
  4. Chamber Priorities2000 2004 2010 2011Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development -Marketing/Recruitment -Marketing/Recruitment -Marketing/Recruitment -Marketing/Recruitment -Existing Industry -Existing Industry -Existing Industry -Existing Industry -CRP -CRP -CRP -CRP -Research -Workforce -Biotech -BiotechMembership Image Development -Universities -UniversitiesCommunications Research & Information Image Development Image DevelopmentSmall Business Investor Relations -In-state Recognition -In-state RecognitionGovernmental Affairs -Membership Research & Information MembershipFinance/Administration -HREGI Investor Relations -Services & Events Small Business -Membership -Small Business Governmental Affairs -HREGI -TRC Finance/Administration -Small Business Research & Information -TRC (Began in 2005) Investor Relations Workforce -HREGI (Re-engage) -Recruitment Workforce -Development -Recruitment Governmental Affairs -Development Finance/Administration Governmental Affairs Finance/Administration
  5. 2012 Executive Committee• Jim Bolte Chair• Ron Poteat Chair-elect• Charlie Kettle Immediate Past Chair• Tommy Beason Chamber Foundation Chair• Frederick Lanier Secretary/Treasurer• Rey Almodóvar Vice Chair, Economic Development• Rose Allen Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs• Kim Lewis Vice Chair, Membership & Member Services• Danny Windham Vice Chair, Workforce• Miranda Bouldin Vice Chair, Small Business• Dr. O’Neal Smitherman Vice Chair, Research & Information Services• Chrystal Shell Vice Chair, Image Development• Tommy Battle Chair Appointment• Paul Finley Chair Appointment• Mike Gillespie Chair Appointment• David Spillers Chair Appointment• Joe Ritch Chair Appointment• Robert Mayes Chair Appointment• Chip Cherry President/CEO
  6. Jim Bolte Ron Poteat Charlie Kettle Tommy Beason Frederick LanierRey Almodovar Rose Allen Kim Lewis Danny Windham Miranda Bouldin 2012 Executive Committee O’Neal Smitherman Chrystal ShellTommy Battle Paul Finley Mike Gillespie Robert Mayes Joe Ritch David Spillers
  7. 2012 Elected Board of Directors Jim Bolte, Chairman• Joe Alexander • Joe Collazo • Angie McCarter• Cathy Anderson • Mark Curran • Elizabeth Morard• Bob Baron •Kerry Fehrenbach • Joe Newberry• Dr. Marc Bendickson •Ron Gray • Jim Owens• Penny Billings •John Gully • George Prueitt• Gary Bolton •Natalie Hasley • Charlie Sealy• Greg Bragg •Steve Hassell • Dr. Ashok Singhal• Everett Brooks •John Holly • Todd Slyman• Micah Bullard •Tharon Honeycutt • Jan Smith• Kevin Byrnes •Dr. Pam Hudson • Cynthia Streams• Kevin Campbell •Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr • Nilmini Thompson• Frank Caprio •Tony Jones • Dr. Ernie Wu• Glenn Clayton •Rick Marsden
  8. Joe Cathy Bob Baron Marc Penny Gary Bolton Greg Bragg Everett MichahAlexander Anderson Bendickson Billings Brooks BullardKevin Byrnes Kevin Frank Caprio Glenn Mark Curran Joe Collazo Kerry Ron Gray John Gully Campbell Clayton Fehrenbach 2012 Elected Board of Directors Natalie Steve Hassell John Holly Tharon Hasley Honeycutt Pam Hudson Andrew Tony Jones Rick Marsden Angie Elizabeth Joe Newberry Jim Owens Hugine McCarter Morard George Charlie Sealy Ashok Todd Slyman Jan Smith Cynthia Nilmini Ernie Wu Prueitt Singhal Streams Thompson
  9. Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Organization Chart Board of Directors Jim Bolte, Chair Senior Council Executive Committee Resource Desk Coordinator Ashley Shady President & CEO Executive Assistant Chip Cherry, CCE Tammy Gregory Resource Desk Assistant Becky Moretti Finance & Small Business Member Membership Workforce & Economic Research & Image Dev.& GovernmentalAdministration Services Industry Relations Development Information Services Communication Affairs Miranda Bouldin Kim LewisFrederick Lanier Kim Lewis Danny Windham Rey Almodóvar Dr. ONeal Smitherman Crystal Shell Rose AllenDirector, Finance Small Business Director Special Director of Vice President, Vice President Communications Vice President& Administration Manager Events & TRC Membership Workforce & Economic Development Director Governmental Christy Nalley Pammie Jenni Jeffers Mike Brazier Industry Relations Ethan Hadley Patricia McCarter Affairs Jimmar Lucia Cape Mike Ward IT Manager Small Business Events Membership Director, Director, Graphic DesignerJamie Gallien Coordinator Coordinator Specialist Cummings Research & Kristi Sherrard Governmental Mitzi Floyd Kathleen Donna Research Park Information Affairs Assistant Byrne McCrary / Project Services Tina Leopold Accounting Manager Ken Smith Brand Specialist Specialist John Rêvé Smith Mary McNairy Membership Southerland Representative Amy Brantley Events Assistant Web Designer Accounting Amanda Bishop Project Manager Hiroko Sedensky Specialist Membership Harrison Diamond Lori Warner Representative Melissa Putzier Economic Development, Workforce & Facilities Industry Relations Administrative Assistant Supervisor Amy Locke Joe Watson
  10. Chamber Staff Chip Cherry Amanda Bishop Amy Brantley Mike Brazier Kathleen Byrne Lucia Cape Harrison Diamond Mitzi Floyd Jamie Gallien Tammy Gregory Ethan Hadley Jenni Jeffers Pammie JimmarTina Leopold Amy Locke Donna McCrary Mary McNairy Becky Moretti Christy Nalley Melissa Putzier Hiroko Sedensky Ken Smith Reve Smith John Southerland Joe Watson Mike Ward Lori WarnerAshley Shady Kristi Sherrard
  11. About the Chamber Activities and Services
  12. Basic Economic Development Programs and ServicesThe Chamber of Commerce ofHuntsville/Madison County places • Business & Industry Expansionits highest priority on the economic • Business & Industry Recruitmentand business growth of the • Domestic & International Marketingcommunity. • Research & Industrial Park Marketing • Federal Defense & Space SupportAs a private, non-profit • Huntsville/Madison County Economicorganization, the Chamber of Development CenterCommerce is the community’s lead • Workforce Developmentorganization for economic • Workforce Recruitmentdevelopment, and coordinates with • Industrial Development Boardother state and local agencies to • Existing Industry Programprovide companies with a “one- • Research & Information Servicesstop” source for professional • Technology Developmenteconomic development services. • Community Development & Infrastructure • International Business & Diplomatic Support • Small Business Development Centers
  13. Industry TargetsThe Chamber’s focus in businessrecruitment and expansion is on amix of employers which will providequality job opportunities and will • Space & Defensecomplement and add diversity to the • Electronics & Information Technologyregional economic base. • Automotive and Aerospace Manufacturing & SupportOne goal in this on-going process is • Diversified Manufacturingto lessen the community’s relativedependency on federal government • Headquarters & Administrative Operationsactivities while increasing the size • Life Sciencesand scope of defense- and space-related operations in the Huntsvillearea.
  14. Basic Economic Development Strategies & Responsibilities• Development of Community Economic Development Strategies• Development of Community/State Incentive Proposals• Prospect Hosting• Existing Business Consultation• Marketing through State-level & Allied Organizations• Marketing through National Location Consultants• Participation in Domestic & International Business Events• Development & Promotion of Marketing Literature• Promotion of Research & Industrial Parks• Retail & Commercial Business Recruitment• Workforce Recruitment• Workforce Assessment & Marketing• Existing Industry Appreciation• Website & Audio-visual Promotions• Hosting of Visiting Business & Diplomatic Representatives• Direct Mail Campaigns• Image Promotion through Media• Economic Development Center Maintenance & Marketing• Resource Development for Economic Development Program
  15. Allied OrganizationsThe Chamber’s economic development staff works closely with the followingorganizations to provide a comprehensive, team-oriented approach to developingHuntsville/Madison County.• City of Huntsville • Industrial Development Board• City of Madison of the City of Madison• Madison County Commission • Alabama Development Office• Huntsville/Madison County Airport Authority • Alabama Department of Economic• NASA & Community Affairs• U.S. Army • North Alabama International• U.S. Congressional & State Trade Association Legislative Representatives • Alabama Industrial Development Training• Huntsville Utilities • Limestone County Industrial• Tennessee Valley Authority Development Authority• North Alabama Industrial • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Development Association • University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation• Industrial Development Board • Alabama Commerce Commission of the City of Huntsville • BizTech • Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments
  16. AffiliationsThe Chamber and its economic development staff are active in key professionalorganizations, including: • Economic Development Association of Alabama • Japan-America Society of Alabama • Southeast U.S.-Japan Association • Association of University Related Research Parks • Alabama-Germany Partnership • Southern Economic Development Council • International Economic Development Council • Association of the United States Army • Industrial Asset Management Council • CoreNet Global • Army Community Relations Committee • Business Council of Alabama • Council for Community and Economic Research • American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association • Chamber of Commerce Executives of Alabama • U.S. Chamber of Commerce • International Council of Shopping Centers • Alabama India Business Partnership • Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
  17. WorkforceRecruit and RetainGrow Technology WorkforceSupport Education
  18. Research & Information Services Economic Development  Chamber Members  Project Support  Economic Data  Presentations  Reports & Resources  Marketing Support  Member Connection  Retail/Commercial  Member Brochures  Website Coordination
  19. Small Business Services
  20. Governmental Affairs• Advocate Policy and Legislation That Support the Local Economy – Redstone roles and missions – NASA and Army programs – Pro-business positions• Support Economic Development• Host Events with Key Government Officials – DC and Montgomery Annual Trips – Washington, State and Local Updates • State of the City • Armed Forces Week / Annual Outing • Redstone Update
  21. Communications
  22. Member Services
  23. 225 Church Street Huntsville, Alabama 35801 256.535.2000