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With several special events, the Chamber has an abundance of marketing opportunities specifically intended to drive visibility for your company. Whether it be in the form of networking or sponsorship, our events have been carefully designed to allow our members maximum access to all levels of audiences. If you’re looking to get the most out of your Chamber membership, getting involved in the many programs and events offered by the chamber is going to be one of the keys to your success.

Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers that work to shape the future of the Chamber and serves as an advocate for the organization. They represent the Chamber at grand openings, ribbon cuttings and other special events like the annual meeting and Thunder on Water. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member recruitment, communication and retention. Ambassadors meet once a month for a working lunch and attend chamber functions as required.

Chair: David Melton, Tax Assessor/Collector
Meeting Time/Date: 12 p.m. – 3rd Wednesday of each month

This group works in the community by serving as an advisory group to the City Council on projects to beautify our area. They help identify projects and establish priorities and then implement those projects that are approved and funded. Past projects have included the distribution of dogwood trees and Crepe Myrtles, landscaping at various intersections, welcome signs, and the clean-up of sites throughout the area.

Chair: Virginia Fulton, Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Time/Date: 9 a.m. – 1st Tuesday of each month

The Education Committee exists to support education efforts in Grenada County. Programs exist that recognize students and educators for outstanding achievements in the classroom. In addition, the committee focuses on projects designed to help students make the proper choices to succeed in life. They also serve as Grenada’s First Book Advisory Board which distributes free books to students to improve reading skills & to expand their horizons.

Chair: Phillis Stinson, Trulite
Meeting Time/Date: 12 p.m. – 1st Wednesday of each month

The Unity Committee exists to plan and develop a communication effort in order to promote harmony, equality, and unity through a greater understanding of diversity. By initiating round table discussion which focus on issues impacting schools, neighborhoods and work places as well as individuals within the community, this committee will attempt to identify and put in motion solutions to these issues. Through this cooperative and unified effort, this committee will make Grenada an even greater place to live.

Chair: Jonathan Moore
Meeting Time/Date: 4 p.m. – 1st Wednesday of each month

The Purpose of all activities of the Retail Committee is to promote retail businesses. The committee also designs marketing tools and networks with other businesses, educates, coordinates, and provides appropriate support services to assist retail merchants in the area. The Chamber supports area businesses and retailers with strategies that help them become more successful. It facilitates meetings with organizations having common goals, assisting them with collective strategies that help them grow.

Meeting Time/Date: as needed

This committee is actually made up of several smaller sub-committees and coordinates such events as: the Annual Meeting, the Membership Drive, the Christmas Parade, Downtown Jubilee, and other special events throughout the year. You can choose to work on all the events or just those that you have a specific interest in.

Chair: Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Time/Date: as needed

This committee is responsible for helping to plan and implement efforts to further develop our area. They serve as the advisory board for formalizing an Industrial Relations effort to visiting existing and assist with identified needs. The committee also sponsors the “Salute to Industry Day”, complete with lunch, dinner, a golf tournament, and some new ideas for the upcoming year.

Chair: Natalie Bement and Jim Haffey
Meeting Time/Date: as needed

This group works to attract new retail to our community through training, trade shows, and commercial development analysis and planning. A strong retail center will draw customers locally and from outside the area.

Meeting Time/Date: as needed

This committee is designed to identify and develop new leaders. The committee coordinates the programs for the August through April classes.

Chair: Ida Givens, WIN Job Center
Meeting Time/Date: as needed

This group is made up of retired volunteers 60 years or older. They offer service such as mailing, stuffing, collating, folding, or other projects free to the Chamber. Their future plan is to also offer their services free to Chamber Members as a way to give to the community and to keep themselves busy.

Chair: Betty Chamberlain
Meeting Time/Date: last Friday each month


As you might expect this group assesses transportation issues that affect our area. This group has seen the completion of the lighting project at the 206 Interchange on I-55. This lighting project will allow a return to the original landscaping, irrigation, and beautification plans developed by the committee beginning in 2003.

This task force recognizes Grenada Lake as one of our greatest assets. This task force seeks ways to better utilize the Lake to provide better recreational opportunities for our citizens while at the same time trying to attract new industries, tourists, and retirees.

Chair: Dolly Marascalco, Dolly’s
Meeting Time/Date: as needed


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