Chamber Choices kicks off Sept. 13

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Posted 8/5/21

FOLEY - The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s total resource campaign, Chamber Choices, will kick off on Sept. 13. This campaign was created 14 years ago to help the organization seek adequate …

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Chamber Choices kicks off Sept. 13

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FOLEY - The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s total resource campaign, Chamber Choices, will kick off on Sept. 13. This campaign was created 14 years ago to help the organization seek adequate funding for exclusive Chamber programs and events while limiting the number of times a business is approached each year seeking financial support for sponsorships and advertising. This allows the Chamber to concentrate on developing quality programming while enabling businesses to budget their marketing dollars more accurately.

The Chamber relies on a group of volunteers to successfully execute Chamber Choices. These volunteers are members of our business community who understand the importance of the Chamber’s mission. They are knowledgeable about the Chamber’s offerings and can assist businesses in purchasing sponsorships and advertising that are best suited for their business needs.

This year, the Chamber is excited to welcome Chad Watkins as the campaign chairman. Watkins will take on the responsibility of guiding his peers and motivating them to reach sales goals through the campaign. Watkins is the President of WAS Design, Inc., a landscape architecture firm located in downtown Foley, with three other offices in Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. WAS provides its clients professional consulting solutions through landscape architecture to help achieve completed projects with the goal of creating great places that move people. This path to creating great places has worked itself out for Watkins since his early years. From drawing cartoons as a child, to cutting grass as a teenager, to working for a homebuilder in college, those experiences shaped the interests of a country boy from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

During his time in business, Watkins has served as the State Chapter President for the Alabama American Society of Landscape Architects, and he currently serves on the Alabama Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects. He has served Foley on the Planning Commission, and currently serves on the Beautification and Revitalization Board, the Graham Creek Nature Preserve Advisory Board, and is President of Foley Main Street’s Board of Directors. In addition, he has served on the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the past four years and is very excited to now hold the position of Chair-Elect.

Watkins loves to see plants grow, he loves to see places grow, and he loves to see people grow. As with landscape architecture, Watkins knows the Chamber helps facilitate growth in Baldwin County and is enthusiastic about its impact. In his spare time, he enjoys leadership literature, exercise, and woodworking – but his favorite pastime is coaching his sons at baseball.

The Chamber Choices Campaign begins on Sept. 13 and will remain open until Wednesday, Nov. 24. Visit the website to see what opportunities are available for your business at Chamberzon.com. You may be approached by a Chamber Champion (volunteer) during the campaign, as they are out and about in the area, but you don’t have to wait! If you are interested in securing one of these sponsorships or advertising opportunities, or being a volunteer, reach out to the Chamber at any time! If you would like to donate a door prize for the volunteers, contact Rachel Spear at 251-943-5550 or rachel@southbaldwinchamber.com.