Volunteers Make Our Chamber Great!
As with any volunteer organization, whether it be a PTA, church, civic club, environment group, or yes, even a chamber of commerce, it is the volunteers that make it or break it. With a small staff, but literally hundreds of volunteers, the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce has grown from its orginal forty members in 1978 to over 1,100 members today.
With volunteer groups including an Economic Development Committee, Board of Directors, Golf Tournament Committee, SEC Baseball Committee, and others, the Hoover Area Chamber is no stranger to volunteer involvement from some of the finest professionals anywhere. The most visible group of volunteers in the Hoover Area Chamber is represented by our Ambassadors, basically goodwill ambassadors for the chamber and the City of Hoover.
This group is made up of some thirty individuals who want to use the chamber to help fulfill many of their needs to meet other professionals and potential business associates.
To become a Chamber Ambassador, one need only to be a current member of the chamber, and to have the desire to get out in public by representing the chamber at various functions of the chamber, including ribbon cuttings for new businesses, monthly Coffee & Contacts events as well as Business After Hours (both held at various member locations throughout the year) and at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Luncheon - where we average over 200 in attendance each month.
As a chamber ambassador, members are given tremendous opportunities to meet and network with new and existing members, as well as newcomers to the community. With these networking opportunities, they can maximize their potential in business, as well as socially. This is also a great stepping-stone to greater and more responsibility in the chamber and in other business and civic organizations.