What’s In It For Me?

The Chamber is about building a strong economy by building a strong business climate.  The Chamber is unique because it is business nurturing business and addressing business needs. The Chamber offers business owners and professionals one-of-a-kind services and products designed to promote business, develop relationships, and help make Shelby County an even better place to live and do business.

Business people share a common need to know what’s going on in the community, to be successful professionals, to be known by others in the community, and have a common “voice”.

The Chamber offers an opportunity to grow, to be vested in a value system, associated with people who share those values. The Chamber is about promoting business for sure, but it’s also about personal, professional, economic, and community development.

Is This Just For Me Or Can My Employees Participate?

Investor benefits are for everyone in your business.  When a company is an investor, all employees of that company are welcome to participate.  By identifying the needs of your company, you can plug each employee into the opportunity that best serves your business and them.

What Is The Investment?

The Chamber has what is called a Fair Share Investment Schedule.  Depending on the number of employees, businesses fall into a category that financially “fits”.  The annual investment is affordable at any level and provides equal opportunity no matter what the size of the business.  Your investment renewal is invoiced annually on the anniversary date of when your business invests in the Chamber.

Are There Other Costs?

Many investor benefits and services are complimentary and included in your annual investment.  There are additional investor activities, services, or programs that bear a cost such as attending a Community Monthly Luncheon, special event, workshop, or seminar.  These meetings have nominal costs only to help cover expenses.  Investors have the ability to access the Investor Login Area of the Chamber’s website to receive investor-only pricing when an event has a cost associated with it.

We invite you to become a part of the Shelby County Chamber family. Join us today in Building a Shelby County and beyond.

INVESTOR APPLICATION

Member Application

Congratulations on taking a step to invest in yourself and your business by submitting an application to become an investor with The Shelby County Chamber! Fields marked with an * are required for your application to submit properly. Apply Now!

BENEFITS BY LEVEL

Tiered Investment Levels


“Membership” Level Investment— $150 annually

(Available for companies with 3 or fewer employees)

1) Alphabetical and categorical listing(s) in the “On-Line” Directory located on the Chamber’s website
2) Weekly E-mail Updates on events, programs, etc.
3) New investor listing in monthly newsletter (the month after organization invests)
4) Access to all web benefits: Job postings, Hot Deals, Event Listings on Calendar
5) Investor rates to attend all events, programs, etc.


“Sustaining” Level Investment — $200 annually

(Available for companies with 5 or fewer employees)

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Primary Categorical Listing in 3 editions of “The Who’s Who of Shelby County Businesses” which runs once a quarter in Shelby Living magazine
3) Shelby Living magazine subscription (Printed six times annually)
4) Complimentary processing of Certificates of Origins
5) $20 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers (year in which organization joins the Chamber only)


“Leadership” Level Investment — $300 annually

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Items 2 – 4 of “Sustaining” Level Benefits, PLUS
3) Once a year use of Chamber’s mailing list ($40 value)
4) $40 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers annually


“Capstone” Level Investment — $500 annually

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Items 2 – 4 of “Sustaining” Level Benefits, PLUS
3) Once a year use of Chamber’s Mailing List ($40 value)
4) One complimentary reservation for the Annual Industry Appreciation Reception event (Invitation only)
5) $60 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers annually


“Executive” Level Investment — $650 annually

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Items 2 – 4 of “Sustaining” Level Benefits, PLUS
3) Two Time use of Chamber’s Mailing List annually ($80 value)
4) One complimentary reservation for the Industry Appreciation Reception event (Invitation only)
5) One complimentary ticket to Annual Meeting
6) One Showcase Feature Table Voucher at One of the Monthly Luncheons ($75 value)
7) $80 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers annually


“Platinum” Level Investment — $800 annually

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Items 2 – 4 of “Sustaining” Level Benefits, PLUS
3) Two Time use of Chamber’s Mailing List annually ($80 value)
4) One complimentary reservation for the Industry Appreciation Reception event (Invitation only)
5) Two complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting
6) One complimentary reservation for the Annual “Montgomery Drive-In” event
7) Two Showcase Feature Table Vouchers at Separate Monthly Luncheons ($150 value annually)
8) $100 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers annually


“Pinnacle” Level Investment — $1,000 annually

1) Items 1 – 5 of “Membership” Level Benefits, PLUS
2) Items 2 – 4 of “Sustaining” Level Benefits, PLUS
3) Quarterly Usage of Chamber’s Mailing List annually ($100 value)
4) Two complimentary reservations for the Industry Appreciation Reception event (Invitation only)
5) Two complimentary tickets to Annual Meeting
6) Two complimentary reservations for the Annual “Montgomery Drive-In” event
7) Two Showcase Feature Table Vouchers at Separate Monthly Luncheons ($150 value annually)
8) One Complimentary Ambassador Work Group Representative ($120 value)
9) $150 in “Chamber Bucks” event vouchers annually


“Next Level Up!” Investments

(See Director of Investor Relations for details)


“Associate” Level Investment— $100 annually

(For retirees, or employees of current investors who desire their own listings, visibility)

1) Alphabetical and categorical listing(s) in the “On-Line” Directory located on the Chamber’s website
2) Weekly E-mail Updates on events, programs, etc.
3) New investor listing in monthly newsletter (the month after organization invests)
4) Access to all web benefits: Job postings, Hot Deals, Event Listings on Calendar
5) Annual Listing in Shelby County Business Profile publication (to be determined with SCN)
6) Investor rates to attend all events, programs, etc.

WORK GROUPS

Join Our County’s Progress By Serving On A Chamber Work Group

There are numerous opportunities for involvement with the Chamber.  The following is a list of Work Groups along with a brief description of each. These Work Groups meet on a monthly basis to work on the programs and activities listed below. Joining a Work Group is an easy process – simply contact the Chamber and let us know your areas of interest. You will then be contacted by the appropriate Chamber Staff member or Work Group Chair. Call The Shelby County Chamber at 205-663-4542.


Ambassador Group

Serve as goodwill ambassadors between the Chamber and new or relocated businesses.  Assists with Chamber events, programs, ribbon-cuttings, ground-breakings, and other investor outreach efforts as needed. There is an additional expense for serving on this group which covers monthly lunches and other materials. 

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month @11:30AM @ the Chamber


Career Readiness Work Group

Promote the importance of career development and the promotion of a qualified workforce for Shelby County.  Organize the following programs: “Keeping It Real” for 9th graders, “Career Awareness Fair” for 10th graders, “Communication Matters” for 11th graders, a new “Leadership” program for selected 12th Grade students, and the annual “Student & Teacher of the Year Awards” which recognizes excellence in our classrooms. 

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month @ 8:30AM @ the Chamber


Existing Business & Industry Group

Recognize and support local industries through tours, legislative actions, seminars, and other appropriate means. Also, coordinate the Chamber’s Green Business recognition program and organize the annual Industry Appreciation Event.

For more information contact Julie Gardner at julie@shelbychamber.org


Governmental Affairs Group

Serve as the liaison between our elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels and our membership, regarding business/commerce-specific issues. Coordinate development of the Chamber’s annual Public Policy Agenda as well as Montgomery Drive-In and other events.

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month @ 8:30 AM @ Sain Associates


Health Services Group

Promote the importance of good health, wellness, and education for Shelby County businesses. Coordinate the “Health Focus of the Month” in the Chamber newsletter, seminars on health-related topics, and a “Healthy Lifestyles Expo”.

Meets 2nd Friday of each month @ 8:30 AM via Zoom


Small Business Group

Promote the economic success of small businesses through a variety of events, seminars, and workshops.  Organize annual “Small Business Celebration” activities.

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month @ 4:00 PM @ the Chamber


Tourism & Recreation Group

Serve as the liaison between all sectors of Shelby County’s tourism and recreation industry. Provide assistance in the promotion and development of tourism-related events and recreational activities throughout Shelby County. Encourage the use of Shelby County hotels, campgrounds, parks, bed & breakfasts, and other participating lodging facilities during our visitors’ stay in our communities.

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 11 AM via Zoom


Women’s Business Council

Support and help advocate an environment for businesswomen to connect and build relationships focusing on professional development and growth with businesses, and with community leaders. We strive to provide programming for women in business to meet and discuss issues that impact their professional development and growth. Encourage business and social networking. 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 11:30 AM Locations rotate throughout Shelby County.


Whatever your interests, we hope you’ll consider serving on a Chamber Work Group to make an impact and difference in Shelby County, Alabama. Contact the Chamber office at 205-663-4542 or email info@shelbychamber.org to find out more about any of the Chamber Work Groups and how you can become involved.

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS – LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

Working Together Works! 

The Shelby County Chamber is proud of the collaborative partnerships which it has established with other organizations throughout Shelby County.

58 INC.

58 INC.‘s purpose is to advance economic prosperity and business health through a collaborative partnership among stakeholders focused on targeted initiatives and business recruitment to assure a robust economy in Shelby County, Alabama. The primary focus is balanced job growth in the commercial, retail, and industrial sectors. The organization serves as the lead for industrial, commercial, and retail recruitment, retention, and workforce readiness initiatives within all of Shelby County, Alabama, and its municipalities. 58 INC. is the conduit to increase the economic vitality of Shelby County by working closely with various communities, corporate representatives, local government officials, business owners, private developers, chambers of commerce, and land-use planning officials to bring desired economic investment to all communities in Shelby County. Telephone: 205-620-6658. Website: http://58inc.org.

Chelsea Business Alliance

Businesses located in the City of Chelsea, that are not already an investor with The Shelby County Chamber, are offered a special discount on “dual participation” in both the Chelsea Business Alliance and Shelby County Chamber.

This special discount is available for any business located in the City of Chelsea that is a current member of the Chelsea Business Alliance, and not already an investor with The Shelby County Chamber that wishes to have:

–    Visibility, support, and participation in Chelsea Business Alliance, and
–    Visibility, support, and participation in the county-wide Shelby County Chamber.

The special discount provides the opportunity for dual participation and benefits in both organizations.

Montevallo Chamber of Commerce

Businesses located in the City of Montevallo, that are not already an investor with The Shelby County Chamber, are offered a special discount on “dual participation” in both the Montevallo and Shelby County chambers.

This special discount is available for any business located in the City of Montevallo that is a current member of the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, and not already an investor with The Shelby County Chamber that wishes to have:

–    Visibility, support, and participation in the Montevallo Chamber, and
–    Visibility, support, and participation in the county-wide Shelby County Chamber.

The special discount provides the opportunity for dual participation and benefits in both organizations.