Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce announces expansion
According to staff reports from The Tribune
LEEDS — The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its expansion. Additional team members have joined this trade organization to enable the chamber of commerce to better serve the community.
Annette McGuire-Davis brings her expertise to expand social media services as one of the new part-time staff. She believes the city of Leeds is the best community to raise a family. Over the past 12 years, McGuire-Davis has helped many small business owners launch their businesses in the Greater Birmingham area. Through website development, branding and building a strong social media presence, she has helped businesses successfully capture the attention of their target audience. She is passionate about marketing, but at the same time, she also enjoys using her degree from Auburn University in Elementary Education to support local schools as much as she can.
Diane Poole brings her membership expertise and will work with the business community to help them maximize their corporate membership and sponsorship opportunities. Poole served as executive director of the Trussville Chamber of Commerce for 11 years. She has also held other management and marketing positions with companies such as the McWane Center, The Arts Council, Inc. in Huntsville, and as a community volunteer in various capacities. Additionally, she worked as a contractor for local chambers for about two years. Professional organizations she has participated in include the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club, the Rotary District 6860 Nominating Committee, the UAB National Alumni Society, and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, where she also served on the Board of Directors. Poole understands the value of chamber membership and makes the most of that investment.
Anne Glidewell has been a familiar face in the city of Leeds for many years. She joined the chamber staff part-time in 2019 as an administrative assistant. Glidewell uses his many years of banking and chamber of commerce experience and knowledge to help with accounting, tourism and events, administration and day-to-day operations. Additionally, she has volunteered in a variety of positions over the years, including serving on the chamber’s board of directors and serving as chamber president in 2006. As a result, she is well equipped to be a helping hand. and a great resource for bedroom organization.
Dona Bonnett has also been a familiar face in the city and the chamber since 2013. She joined the chamber as a local business owner to promote her business, adr Business & Marketing Strategies, when she returned to the greater area. of Leeds and has continued his involvement with the House over the years. Celebrating 20 years in business, Bonnett understands the benefits of business networking, relationship building and chamber of commerce membership. She works with local businesses and municipalities to communicate their message through web development, internet marketing and social media, graphic design, content writing, press releases, photography and video. She worked with the chamber to create and grow the corporate ambassador program in 2013 and has been an ambassador or board member ever since. Bonnett received the 2013 and 2014 Ambassador of the Year Award and the 2015 President’s Award. Bonnett is currently Past President of the Chamber and her company is a Bronze Corporate Sponsor. His work within the chamber and community includes advertising, promotion, website development, photography, video, member support and other business services. She is the editor of the electronic publication Everyone Leeds with www.EveryoneLeeds.comwhich promotes what is happening in the city of Leeds each week and continues to work with community leaders to propel the great message of Leeds, Alabama.
The organization’s Executive Director, Sandra McGuire, has held this position for more than 16 years. Previously, her experience included business ownership and operation of a clothing store in historic downtown Leeds and working as a marketing representative for a title insurance company. During those years, McGuire was involved with the chamber as a volunteer, served on the board of directors, and even served as president of the chamber. As a one-woman office for many years in the chamber, she has worn many hats. She understands the value of the chamber, networking with other business professionals, the credibility it brings to any member of the chamber, and is ready to help anyone who asks the chamber for help. Tourism and events are a big part of chamber work, so McGuire knows how to throw a party. The next major event is the Creek Bank Festival and Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, with a rain date of May 21. The work of the chamber is continually changing and growing. Therefore, McGuire welcomes the Chamber team to help meet the ever-growing needs of our business community and the City of Leeds.
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 non-profit organization that has been “leading the way” since 1950 in providing business and community support, and will celebrate its 72nd anniversary this year. The chamber is your information office, an excellent business resource, your liaison between the municipal government and the business community. Plus, the chamber supports your business, community, and schools. A chamber membership can help you and your business increase your visibility and credibility and provide an environment for your business to thrive. Membership Includes your company’s listing on the Chamber’s website with a link to your company’s website, an invitation to monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and networking with other professionals, the opportunity to make getting to know your business at monthly luncheons and eblasts, the ability to purchase health insurance at group rates through our CCAA partnership, opportunities to sponsor chamber and community events, chamber members are recommended first to any new resident or business moving to our area, frequent email updates to keep you informed of chamber and community happenings and more!