In 2012, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama embarked on a bold journey to further enhance the organization's economic and community development impact. Extensive market research and dozens of community interviews were conducted to determine the Chamber's path forward.
This information led to the dynamic five-year strategic plan known as Working As 1. The plan focused on education and workforce readiness, retail and commercial growth, leadership and community engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation, and public policy and advocacy. Working As 1 led to more than $3 million in investment from Chamber members.
Building upon the success of Working As 1, the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has now, using input from both the public and private sectors, developed the five-year Next Level initiative.
The Next Level will concentrate on the following key initiatives:
Lead Workforce Readiness and Quality Education
Diversify Our Economic Growth
Engage the Community to Create True Quality of Place
Drive Public Policy and Business Advocacy
To learn more about the guiding objectives and measurable outcomes of the Next Level initiative, please click on the brochure below:
Kimberly Adams Director of Membership and Investor Relations (205) 391-0327 email@example.com
To implement an initiative of the magnitude of The Next Level, it requires a significant investment of time, labor and financial resources. In addition to countless volunteer man hours, the following Chamber members have collectively pledged more than $3.5 million over a five-year period to make the vision of The Next Level a reality.
DCH Health System iHeartMedia Lamar Advertising McAbee Construction, Inc. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. Regions Bank The Tuscaloosa News The University of Alabama WVUA23
Bryant Bank Premier Service Co., Inc. Rosen Harwood, PA
Alabama One Credit Union The Bank of Tuscaloosa division of Synovus BFGoodrich Cardiology Consultants Harrison Construction Hunt Refining JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Knight Sign Industries, Inc. Miers Pass Philanthropy Shelton State Community College University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences
Adams Beverages Alabama Credit Union AT&T Cintas Coca-Cola Bottling Company Coral Industries Industrial Warehouse Services McGiffert & Associates, LLC Parker Towing Pritchett-Moore, Inc. Spire Energy Thompson Tractor Co., Inc. The University of Alabama System Walker & Associates The WHMZ Group at Morgan Stanley ZF Chassis Systems
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Boone Newspapers Buffalo Rock Co./Pepsi Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. Community Services of West Alabama DT & Freight Co., Inc. Ellis Architects Fitts Agency Harrison Galleries Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill Lance Hocutt Financial Group Lear Mercedes of Tuscaloosa Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Northport Auto Supply Robertson Bank The Builders Group of West Alabama The Legacy Connection The Radiology Clinic Ward Scott Architecture Way, Ray, Shelton, CPA
ARD Logistics Bama Concrete BBVA Compass Cadence Bank Capstone Bank / SmartBank Chick-fil-A of Northport FNB of Central Alabama Hampton Inn Kyle Office Solutions Metalsa Raymond James & Associates Remmert & Co. Renasant Bank Spiller Furniture & Mattress The Locker Room TotalCom, Inc. Winter McFarland