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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.

2022 - 2023 Commodore Class:

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

Stephen Apt

Apt Contracting, LLC

Belinda Bullard

EMI Power & Automation

Cassidy Chandler

State Farm

Claudia Compton

Progress Bank

Lois Dawes

eXp Realty

Ashton DeMent

River Bank & Trust

Taura Denmon

Decatur Housing Authority

Dewayne Eddy

LPL Financial

Jared Gargis


Magan Garner

Republic Services

Landis Griffin

Habitat for Humanity
of Morgan County

Diann Hammon

Athens State University

Lori Ho-Tung

Renasant Bank

Cheryl Hicks

Nucor Steel

Kathy Houston

Better Business Bureau

Angela Humphrey

Calhoun Community College

Jeni Jordan

TTL, Inc.

Ashley Madry

Magee Madry
Counseling Service LLC

Barbara Milligan

Fleet Services Inc.

Benita Owens

Joe Wheeler EMC

Jason Palmer

State Farm

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

Tammy Snider

Renasant Bank

Daniel Starr

Lightwire Solutions

Glenn Stokes

J.T. Ray Company

Baretta Taylor

TN Valley Media

Sue Terrell

Hands Across Decatur

Jamna Tucker LLC

Bryan Vest

Decatur Morgan Hospital

Darrell Wates

Darrell Wates, CPA, PC

Larry Waye

Decatur Baptist Church

Bo Weinman

Peck-Glasgow Agency, Inc.

Jennifer Wright

MarMac Real Estate

Sady Z Visser

Sady Z Visser Agency
Farmers Insurance

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