Your Voice of Business
July 29, 2016
If you search online for the “Voice of Business,” Chambers of Commerce frequently appear on search engines. The “Voice of Business” is often defined as encompassing “the primary needs” of business, and many Chambers follow legislative issues on a local, state and federal level that could impact their business community.
The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce tagline is “The Voice of Business.” Our Public Affairs committee works with the mission of representing and being a proactive voice for the members and the overall business community with all levels of government in order to improve and sustain a positive business climate. One of our organization’s Mission Focus Areas is “Advocacy.” Advocacy is defined as “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.” Our cause is area business. Our proposal is our mission, “to promote and sustain the economic growth of the Calhoun County Region, resulting in a community that is a dynamic place to work, visit and live.”
Within our Public Affairs Focus Areas, we create a legislative agenda, describing our commitment and needs to create an improved business climate and quality of life for our region, to share with local, state and federal elected officials. We host Mayors’ Roundtables with our municipal representation and legislative updates with state and federal representatives and senators. With these events and opportunities, we strive to educate and raise awareness of public affairs programs and issues affecting our communities. We also organize political forums to, as our Vice Chair of Public Affairs Jack Brim stated, “highlight the candidates, providing the community an outlet to hear directly from their candidates and make the best decision as voters.”
Join Us for Our Upcoming Political Forums
Hosted by: The Anniston Star & Chamber Public Affairs Committee
Anniston School Board of Education Political Forum
Monday, August 8, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Anniston Performing Arts Center – 1301 Woodstock Ave, Anniston
City of Anniston Political Forum
Tuesday, August 9, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble St, Anniston
City of Jacksonville & Board of Education Political Forum
Location & Time: To be Announced
Town of Hobson City Political Forum
Monday, August 15, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
New Haven Baptist Church, 100 New Haven Road, Anniston
City of Oxford Political Forum
Thursday, August 18, 5:30-7:00 P.M.
Oxford Performing Arts Center, 100 Choccolocco St, Oxford
If you would like to submit questions for any upcoming political forum, please submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Facebook and Twitter using #CalCoPolitics.