During the August 5th, 2014 City Council Regular Session, the Council unanimously approved a resolution in the amount of $45,000 funding the start-up of a Chamber of Commerce. This funding will include building rental, utilities, office equipment & supplies, computer, insurance costs, signage, website costs, etc.
One very important goal of the Semmes Chamber of Commerce will be to grow and promote small, medium and large-sized businesses in the greater Semmes area. The Chamber will also serve as a resource for businesses providing information, assistance, networking and even educational and training opportunities. With the majority source of the City’s revenue being sales tax revenue, the Chamber will play an important role in economic development in our area.
Having a good start for our Chamber will help to ensure the success of the organization and ensure the benefits that the City will reap in the future.
“It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” said Mayor Hale.