Community Advocacy

The Perdido Area Chamber has a strong presence in the Advocacy Committee. In the past year, the Chamber has been able to host community forums and share specific information with the membership and the community of topics that will affect quality of life here in Perdido.

Some active area of discussion for Chamber Advocacy include, Oil-Drilling in the Gulf, Dune Restoration & Wildlife Preservation, Perdido Pedestrian/Bicycle Path, Emergency Management, local and state government projects and more. The Advocacy committee meets monthly to speak about issues that are important to the area. The committee tries to hold events in a timely manner to ensure that the community stays up to date on the happenings in the area.

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Military Appreciation

On Saturday, May 19, 2018

A day nationally recognized as Armed Forces Appreciation Day, The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce gathered the surrounding community of businesses, organizations and volunteers to give back to the vast population of military personnel in Pensacola through the first-ever Star Spangled Salute: Festival in Appreciation. The Perdido Key Area Chamber worked with the office of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) of NAS Pensacola to create an event for the troops, to show appreciation in how important their presence is to our country, our community and our businesses.

 

The Star Spangled Salute: Festival in Appreciation was free and open to active duty and retired military, DOD and their family members. The festival hosted a day of games, activities, food and entertainment for both kids and adults. The Perdido Key community worked together to show appreciation to families so that they can enjoy a day together, that they may not always get to do otherwise. This opportunity to give back to those who keep on giving turned into an opportunity for community collaboration behind one common goal. The military support in our community is apparent and strong. Thank you to all who joined forces with the Perdido Key Chamber to make this event a success in its first year. As the Chamber, we hope to continue to encourage participation in causes, such as Military Appreciation, that deem important to our community as a whole.

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Business Development projects

In recent years, the Chamber has been able to listen to the needs of the businesses and organizations in their efforts to grow and be successful in this area. From this, the Chamber is able to provide specific, targeted business development courses to member businesses that aims to educate and inspire member businesses to be the best they can be.

Some of the recent topics the chamber has been able to provide to the community businesses are, Workforce Development: HR compliance, how to attract new employees and keep them, Business Structure: what is the difference between a corporation, partnership and LLC? Is my business structured properly to make the most money? Social Media in Business: What channels should my business be on? What is the proper way to communicate with my target audience? Development in Perdido: what is current developments looking like? What procedures must happen before developing on the island?

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