Who We Are
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is an umbrella organization that is comprised of seven divisions. As a membership organization, it is made up of businesses throughout the Gulf South, and it strives to improve the business climate through fostering leadership, advocating for businesses, and providing information to the community. This is done through a range of events including: Economic Vibe, Professional Development, WE: Women Educating, Enriching & Engaging, Ask the Expert, State of the County, Diversity Council and Legislative Briefings.
Contact: Kendyll Palermo, Programming Director, at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulfport, Mississippi is a unique place that is the proud home of many industries and facilities including the Port of Gulfport, the Naval Construction Battalion Center, and the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The City of Gulfport boasts the second largest population in the state of Mississippi. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role by informing citizens through Gulfport Connections and Gulfport Reports Breakfasts, Mayor’s Annual Business Address, and Legislative Luncheon. The Lunch Break program and annual Taste, Rattle, and Roll event facilitate networking opportunities for community members. The Gulfport Chamber is involved with the community through its grant programs to both teachers and small business owners as well as scholarships for high school students.
Contact: Candace Ruland, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Director, at 228.604.0014 or email@example.com
Pass Christian, Mississippi, the jewel of the Gulf Coast, is known for its historic homes, magnificent oaks, boating, and beaches. The Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce hosts several networking events throughout the year such as Breakfast with the Mayor, Breakfast with a Focus on Education, and Breakfast with our State Representatives. The Chamber hosts Putting in the Pass golf tournament and Sip & Savor. The Pass Christian Chamber gives back to the community with the Small Business Grant program and scholarships for high school seniors. Pass Christian has some of the best schools in the state, fresh gulf seafood, and a warm, welcome place that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere.
Contact: Matti Rae Seymour, Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce Director, at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coast Young Professionals (CYP) is designed to develop leaders along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by connecting its network of nearly 200 diverse and dynamic young professionals throughout the region. CYP implements programs, community service projects, and special events that are valuable to the growth and development of young professionals from all industries. Some of CYP’s signature events include the Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala and the Walking on Water Bridge Walk and Canned Food Drive. In addition to programs, CYP offers development opportunities through Leadership Gulf Coast scholarships and a CYP Scholarship/Professional Grant. To become a Coast Young Professionals member, click HERE.
Contact: Kelly Devine, Coast Young Professionals Director at 228.604.0014 or email@example.com
Biloxi, Mississippi, once known as the Seafood Capital of the World, is a diverse blend of history, arts, military, and gaming. The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business, industrial, and professional community organized to ensure that Biloxi and Harrison County will fully realize its potential as the financial, retail, wholesale, professional, industrial, marketing, tourist, and cultural center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Biloxi Chamber of Commerce has an extensive program of work that includes the Biloxi Seafood Festival, Small Business, Non-profit, and Re-Occupancy Grants, Breakfast with the Mayor, Morning Call, Junior Leadership Biloxi, Scholarships, Educator Awards, Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony, Teacher Appreciation After Hours, and Uncorked.
Contact: LaWanda Jones, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Director, at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Gulf Coast (LGC) is a program geared to teach our present and emerging leaders to understand real problems and opportunities in our community and to create a communication network dedicated to the improvement of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. LGC is a ten month program where a variety of topics will be discussed in eight one-day monthly sessions, concluding with a one-day retreat in May. The one-day sessions include Professional Development, Military, Government, Human Needs & Health Services, Economic Structure of the Coast, Culture & Heritage, Education, and Quality Of Life. One of the most important goals of Leadership Gulf Coast is creating a continuing flow of strong, community-committed alumni who help continue the legacy of Leadership Gulf Coast advocates and supporters.
Contact: Kelly Devine LGC Liaison, at 228.604.0014 or email@example.com
Long Beach, Mississippi, known as The Friendly City on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is home to the Friendship Oak and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year informing and educating the citizens of the community such as Breakfast with the Mayor, Breakfast with the Superintendent of the Long Beach School District, Lunch Breaks, Hobnob with the City of Long Beach Elected Officials, and Breakfast with our State Representatives, just to name a few. The Long Beach Chamber hosts the annual Taste of Long Beach and Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck events that both attract large crowds to the city. The Long Beach Chamber gives back to the community with their Small Business Grant program, Teacher Grants and their scholarships for high school seniors.
Contact: Matti Rae Seymour, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Director at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Military One Coast, founded in 1995 as Coast Centurions, is dedicated to the retention of the Coast’s military installations and presence. The association provides financial support to the ongoing activities and programs of work for the Military Affairs Committees in Gulfport and Biloxi, as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Military One Coast members also have the opportunity to participate in tours of local military installations. Military One Coast also sponsors two tables for award nominees for the annual Salute to the Military event. The Military One Coast annual membership is $100. To become a Military One Coast member now, click HERE.
Contact: LaWanda Jones, Military One Coast Liaison, at 228.604.0014 or email@example.com
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC. FOUNDATION
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation was formed to conduct professional and leadership development, education and workforce development, and to provide scholarships to those seeking higher education. Additional information about the Foundation is available for viewing in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. office during normal business hours.
Click here to view the State of Mississippi Certificate of Registration.