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                      2023 Presenting Sponsor

The goal of the Commodore program is to encourage meaningful  participation in the Chamber’s programs and services for all members in an effort to build member commitment and increase member retention. Commodores help make new members feel welcome and introduce them to Chamber programs. The Chamber's Commodore program is presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union.

Who are the Commodores:

The duty of the Commodores is to serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber. This group of professionals is a valuable asset to the Chamber that volunteer their time and expertise to welcome and mentor new members, build membership and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits. Commodores are Chamber members in good standing who are enthusiastic, professional and outgoing and possess leadership qualities and skills. Every Commodore makes a commitment of one year of service.

What the Commodores do:

  • Support and actively participate in the goals and action plans set forth by the Board of Directors
  • Welcome and involve new members by encouraging participation in Chamber-sponsored events
  • Attend ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, relocations and grand openings with assigned Commodore Team
  • Volunteer for Chamber-sponsored events
  • Serve as mentors to new Chamber members by visiting assigned business or calling member quarterly for a 12 month period
  • Deliver packets to new members and visit existing members or prospects, inviting them to Chamber functions.
  • Meet for lunch on the second Friday of each month. During lunch, a guest speaker covers topics such as city planning, the school system, industry, tourism, higher education, leadership and recreational facilities just to name a few.

Benefits of being a Commodore:

Commodores, recognized as a valuable asset to the Chamber, are very visible during Chamber events, allowing for great networking opportunities. Commodores can make presentations and display business cards, promotional materials or brochures during Commodore luncheons, as approved by the Admiral. Additionally, Commodores are encouraged to build lasting business relationships with other Chamber members and prospective members.

2023 - 2024 Commodore Class:

(Click on each person's picture to send them an email.)

*Commodore Photos Courtesy: Jennifer Sherwood Photography

Landis Griffin*

Habitat for Humanity
of Morgan County

Jason Palmer

Vice Admiral
State Farm

Cassidy Chandler

State Farm

Cheyenne Barran*

Lightwire Solutions, LLC

Ashley Boyd*

Committee on Church Cooperation

Belinda Bullard

EMI Power & Automation

Claudia Compton*

Progress Bank

Liz Couch*

Deep South Construction Pros

Taura Denmon

Decatur Housing Authority

Dewayne Eddy*

LPL Financial

Magan Garner*

Republic Services

Diann Hammon*

Athens State University

Cheryl Hicks

Nucor Steel

Kelsey Hill*

Alabama Credit Union

Lori Ho-Tung*

Renasant Bank

Kathy Houston

Better Business Bureau

Barbara Milligan*

Fleet Services Inc.

Benita Owens*

Joe Wheeler EMC

Kelly Pate*

Greater Morgan Co.
Builders Association

Jody Peterson*

Realty Group of Alabama

Chris Priest

Morgan County Circuit Court

Lynn Reeves

Wear Howell

Miranda Runion*

TTL, Inc.

Mayte Sanchez

M&M Servs LLC

Linda Schoo

Marco’s Pizza

Cindy Smith

Edward Jones

Glenn Stokes*

J.T. Ray Company

Baretta Taylor*

TN Valley Media

Sue Terrell*

Hands Across Decatur

Melaine Tyson*

Kilgro & Associates, Inc.

Bryan Vest*

Decatur Morgan Hospital

Darrell Wates

Darrell Wates, CPA, PC

Bo Weinman*

Banc Card of America, Inc.

Jakita White*

Aveanna Hospice

Jennifer Wright*

MarMac Real Estate

Philip Wright*

The Grisham Group, LLC

Photos not available for the following Commodores:

Andy Chambers - McGriff Tire

Luke Etheredge - Providence Insurance

Joseph McKaig - Decatur Baptist Church

Sonia Morris - GIA & Co. Boutique

Bill Nelson - RE/MAX Platinum

Melissa Nichols - Renasant Bank

Sellers Rawson - ABS Business Systems

Clarence Roberts - 1st Impression Cleaning Services

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