The Chamber of Flowood committees are an excellent way to learn from and build relationships with your professional peers. Our committees effect change at the Chamber, in the city government and state legislature, and in the community. All members are encouraged to get involved by participating on one or more Chamber committees. Committee membership is open to anyone willing to work on projects.
Business Development & Member Communications Committee
Chair: Marty Douglass, Coffee News
The business development & member communications committee focuses on the economic strength of Flowood because it joins local entrepreneurs and helps them build a strong foundation to be successful. The Chamber is committed to remain on the cutting edge on several targeted areas, including corporate development and recruitment, minority and small business development, retail business development, tourism development, and information technology. The committee organizes quality business seminars led by field experts to foster continued education in both personal and professional development.
Diplomats & Member Relations Committee
Chair: Dr. Sara Kimmel, Mississippi College Flowood Center
Co-Chair: Johnny Beck, Community Trust Bank
Diplomats are people who like to have fun. They help new members find out how to get involved in the Chamber and greet guests at chamber events. Diplomats are instrumental in the membership renewal process and help generate ideas for Chamber programming. As the eyes and ears of the Chamber, the Diplomats connect with our community, and through that involvement, help the Chamber develop into Flowood's premier business organization.
Promotions & Events Committee
Chair: Mindi Phillips, Corporate Apparel & Promotions
Co-Chair: Ty Robinson, Trustmark Bank
The promotions and events committee develops marketing communication programs to promote the chamber, area businesses, as well as the city of Flowood, and community events.
Young Professionals Committee
Chair: Emary Walker, State Farm-Malcolm Houston Agency
Co-Chair: Natalie Latham, Community Bank
Flowood Young Professionals (fyp) Committee offers a network for our young business people to build their careers and gain friendships while encouraging them to get involved in civic and business leadership in our community. Fyp provides an opportunity for young business people to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, while gaining an awareness of the area's business and economic development.
FRE-Flowood Referral Exchange
FRE was designed to establish, operate and promote a referral exchange and networking opportunity for members.
Annual Membership Fee: $50
Group#1 Meets-2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 8:30am, area meeting space
Group#2 Meets-1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 8:15am, area meeting space