GULFPORT, 10/19/23— The Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking quarterly event that aims to foster stronger collaboration between local businesses and city leadership. As part of the Chamber of Commerce strategic planning goals, we recognize the immense value in regular communication and understanding between the business community and the City of Gulfport.
Date: Wednesday, December 6th
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Gulfport Casino (*Note: The location will change with each meeting to provide opportunities for our community to explore various facilities.)
10:00 am – 10:45 am: City Updates
– City Manager Jim O’Rielly
– Public Information Officer/Events Supervisor Justin Shea
– Representatives from the Fire Department
– Police Department
10:45 am – 11:00 am: Q & A with Businesses
This quarterly meet and greet presents an invaluable opportunity for the local business community to directly engage with key city officials. City Manager Jim O’Rielly, PIO/Events Supervisor Justin Shea, and representatives from the Fire Department and Police Department will provide updates on city initiatives, upcoming events, and public safety matters.
The Q & A session from 10:45 am to 11:00 am allows businesses to pose questions, share insights, and actively participate in the dialogue that shapes our community. The chamber believes that this direct line of communication will enhance understanding, collaboration, and contribute to the growth of businesses in Gulfport.
Moreover, the team city of Gulfport has strategically chosen to rotate the location of each meeting, ensuring that our community has the opportunity to tour different facilities they may not have visited otherwise. This initiative aligns with our commitment to fostering a close-knit and interconnected business environment.
All businesses of Gulfport are invited to participate.
“By facilitating these quarterly meet and greets with the City, we aim to create an environment where businesses can voice their concerns, receive updates directly from city officials, and build lasting connections. We encourage all businesses to take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage with the leadership of our wonderful city,” said Sarah Laracuente, President and CEO of the Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please contact:
President and CEO
Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce
Please mark your calendars for this exciting inaugural event on December 6th, and stay tuned for location updates for future quarterly meet and greets.
See more information about the Gulfport Merchants Chamber of Commerce on our website HERE.