Why should you join the Hancock Chamber? Here’s what our members and strategic partners have to say…


lazy magnolia

Our membership in the Hancock Chamber of Commerce has been an extremely rewarding association. The experience has provided a vehicle for us to meet new people and make business contacts that have been valuable in expanding growth opportunities. Another critical aspect of our membership is the availability of quality, informative workshops and seminars that have been excellent tools to learn from other professionals about what has been successful in expanding their own businesses, as well as best practices. We highly recommend membership in the Chamber to any business.”
Mark and Leslie Henderson, Owners
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

clay“For over 75 years, Hancock Bank has been a proud member of the Hancock Chamber. Over the years we have become increasingly involved attending events, serving as speakers and as active sponsors of Chamber events such as the Business After Hours, the Annual Awards Gala, the Annual Membership Meeting, Business Expo, Golf Tournament and the Bay Bridgefest and 5K Run. With every event and every meeting, we meet other dynamic members, exchange ideas, make new friends and forge meaningful and long lasting business relationships. I would encourage every business person in our community to become a member of the Chamber and to experience first-hand all that this grassroots organization has to offer.”
Clay Wagner, Senior Vice President, Hancock Bank                                                     President, Hancock Chamber

banner“Being new to the community and knowing literally NO ONE, I needed a way to meet people in the area and introduce myself to the business community. The Chamber was a great way to do just that. Over the past several years, some of my best clients are a direct result of connections I’ve made through the Chamber, and membership continues to be a profitable experience.”
Yuki Northington, Owner
Social Chair

“We have chosen to be active in the Hancock Chamber for two primary reasons: (1) to gain visibility and (2) for the promotion of the economic viability of our region. We both share the same mission as advocates for a healthy and favorable business climate. Our membership in the Chamber provides a conduit for enhancing our link to other business leaders in the area.  We are proud to be a Chamber member and look forward to continued participation in the years ahead.”
Rhonda Rhodes, President
Hancock Resource Center

les“The Hancock Chamber of Commerce is a vital part of our community’s business success. The Chamber offers crucial tools for our businesses: government advocacy, economic development for sustainable growth in our area, leadership training, and information about business practices. These are the building blocks for companies in our community that help them be more successful each and every day. “

Mayor Les Fillingame
City of Bay St. Louis

redshaw“Only through partnerships can a community thrive. And, without a doubt, our excellent schools contribute to a quality of life second-to-none. But as important, is a phenomenal chamber of commerce that continually delivers. Through the chamber’s efforts, millions and millions of dollars are being invested in our community not only creating jobs, but creating the financial foundation that makes everything else possible. It’s this dynamic and the Hancock Chamber of Commerce that sets us apart. I’ve been proud to serve as president and member of the Chamber Board of Directors. I’ve made lifelong friends, and I’ve made business contacts that have been absolutely critical.”
Judith Redshaw, Owner
Giclee Fine Arts

nikki“When the rebuilding of the Bay Town Inn began, the Chamber of Commerce was unbelievably helpful…every step of the way.  Now that we are open I know I can count on the Chamber for referrals to my business and to other businesses for services I need in the community. The connections I am making through the chamber will be with me always.”
Nikki Moon, Owner
Bay Town Inn

kane“We have traced so much of our new business directly to our membership with the Chamber. I would highly recommend for any business to invest in a Chamber membership, as it will pay off in no time. . .it certainly has for us!”
Regan Kane, Broker
John McDonald Realty

phelps“As a member of the Hancock Chamber, I am extremely delighted and appreciative of the wonderful programs I have been able to participate in with the Chamber. I have made many valuable business contacts and new customers by attending Chamber programs and events. The staff and board are so professional and create an environment of growth, productivity and partnership.”
Cheryl Phelps, Manager
Aloha Wine & Spirits

david“As a re-launched new business, I am so thankful to the Hancock Chamber for the opportunities they have afforded me in reaching out to the community and new customers. The variety in programs, workshops, networking events and committee meetings is incredible and has certainly been invaluable in getting my name out there. I have been fortunate to work with many of the members and I appreciate every relationship that I have made. I am proud to be a member of the Hancock Chamber.”
David Mayley, Owner
Mayley’s Pest Control Services

garcia“The Chamber is at the core of our community’s success — the entity that brings both business and citizens together to make our community strong now and for future generations.”
Mayor David Garcia
City of Waveland

“Our BEST Customers are Chamber members.”
Gary Knoblock, Owner
Lightning Quick Signs

angelyn“When I attended my first Business after Hours, I realized that this Chamber is a quality organization that strives to add value, promote the interests of its members, and make new members feel welcomed and appreciated. I have enjoyed many Chamber programs and events since the day I joined.  I have made new friends and expanded my sphere of influence to include business professionals who want to network. I have been introduced to new ways to expand my business and been personally introduced to leaders and representatives making the financial and economic decisions affecting our community. I consider my chamber membership an investment in my business.”
Angelyn Treutel, Owner
SouthGroup Insurance Services

“In short, the Hancock Chamber hasn’t missed a step in creating a unique organization that always strives to advance the interests of its members and the community.”
Lee Seal, Owner
Bay BridgeFest

chuckThe Chamber has provided me an opportunity to network with companies of all sizes and industries. Through the Chamber, I was able to introduce our Soy Candle Line and Candles by Treasures to the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show, which has opened the door for expanding my customer base to generate more sales”.
Chuck Underwood, Owner
Treasures of the Bay

schafer“Being a part of an organization like the Hancock Chamber that has had an impact on many facets of people’s lives is very important to me. The Chamber offers endless opportunities to impact the community. There is a family feeling among members who band together to do what is in the best interest of the entire county, no matter where they may live or work. Diamondhead looks forward to a bright future with the Hancock County Chamber and all of its county and state affiliates.”
Mayor Tommy Schafer
City of Diamondhead

michelle“I joined the Chamber and almost overnight made numerous business connections that have been valuable resources to me. I attend many Chamber Sponsored events and continue to make new strategic alliances and meet several potential clients. My Chamber Membership is one of the most valuable business tools I have.”
Michelle Nichols, Owner
Almost Home Catering

basil kennedy“When I became an active member of the Hancock Chamber my business took a direction that astonished me. I had no idea that the Chamber was such a wealth of resources. The relationships that developed, the marketing opportunities, the alliances and the business advocacies are all reasons that foster the success of my business. When the Chamber says “the voice of business” they mean it!”
Basil Kennedy
The Peoples Bank

farve“I joined the Hancock Chamber because of the impressive number of events and programs.  I enjoy connecting with other business owners in the area as well as capitalizing on the opportunities to visit their facilities. Since joining, I have become a board member. I look forward to working with the Chamber leadership to provide a vibrant and useful Chamber for our local businesses.”
Trent Favre, Partner
Jones Walker

cowand“Membership in the Hancock Chamber is a priceless and invaluable resource. Through the Chamber, I have built amazing and mutually beneficial relationships. The Hancock Chamber really cares about their members and their future success. For small businesses, this investment will be one of the best ones to make with an outstanding return. The quality of people and businesses you meet at the networking events, along with the free workshops they offer is a valuable tool for business success. I highly recommend membership in the Hancock Chamber of Commerce.”
Lisa Cowand, President
Hancock County Board of Supervisors

mary“The Chamber has been a great resource for us. With the networking, workshops and special events there is always an opportunity to get involved. It was an honor to receive the Diamondhead Business of the Year award in 2013 which we display proudly.”
Mary Miller, RN / LHNA, Administrator
Woodland Village Nursing Center

chris“The connections I have made through being a member of the Hancock County Chamber have proved invaluable for my company. I am able to use my fellow Chamber members as resources for products, services and information for not only my company but for my clients as well! Thank you to our Chamber.”
Chris Cochran, Owner
S&L Office Supplies

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