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, Best Practices from the Boss, State of the County, Chamber After 5, and Legislative Briefings.
Contact: Katie Weldon, 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 Breakfast, 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: Tracy Yanez, 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 Sip & Savor and Christmas in the Pass. 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: Gabrielle Rose, 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 over 250 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 Young Entrepreneur Grant.
To become a Coast Young Professionals member, click HERE.
Contact: Lindsay Mitchell, 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: Rachael Seymour, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Director, at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The City of Long Beach has been voted as Simply the Best in the state of Mississippi.
Contact: Gabrielle Rose, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Director, at 228.604.0014 or email@example.com.
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 nine month program where a variety of topics will be discussed in seven one-day monthly sessions, concluding with a one-day retreat in April. The one-day sessions include 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.
Contact: Lindsay Mitchell, Leadership Gulf Coast Liaison, at 228.604.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coast Centurion Association, founded in 1995, 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. Coast Centurion members also have the opportunity to participate in tours of local military installations. Coast Centurion Association also sponsors two tables for award nominees for the annual Salute to the Military event. The Coast Centurion Association annual membership is $100.
To become a Coast Centurion member now, click HERE.
Contact: Katie Weldon, Programming Director, at 228.604.0014 or Katie@mscoastchamber.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.