SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, February 6, 2019 with Pres. Pete Riehm presiding over the meeting. Brooks Alexander Brooks Alexander, Associate Pastor at Government Street Baptist Church, gave the invocation and with Judge Karlos Finley, US Coast Guard veteran, leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Riehm recognized elected officials, including Sen. David Sessions, Judge Karlos Finley, Com. Jerry Carl, License Commissioner Nick Matranga, Chickasaw City Council member Adam Bourne and Constable Walter Harrison.
Guest speaker was Chris Curry, President, Mobile Airport Authority. Curry's presentation was interesting and very informative.
The luncheon, sponsored by Integrity IT Services and catered by Sonny's BBQ, was enjoyed by approximately 130 members and guests.
Capt. Jonathan Lee introduced and presented a certificate of appreciation to Officer of the Month, Precinct 2's Kyle Carag. New members, recognized by Pres. Riehm, were Southern Brain Injury Clinic and RSI Inc. Evonik was honored as Business of the Month.
The Chamber welcomed Star Students from nearby schools. Sponsors presented a certificate and a $25 gift card to each child, including Hannah Gibson, Meadowlake Elementary School; Braxton Sprinkle, Pearl Haskew Elementary; Alissa Conner, St. Elmo Elementary School; Justice Harris, Cottage Hill Christian School and Angela Mark, Nan Gray Davis Elementary.
Other news and announcements included Coffee with the Chamber on Tuesday, February 19; a seminar with Marcus Neto on February 21 and First Responders Breakfast March 27 at 9 a.m.
Pictured are some of those present.