Gulfport, FL – In a transfer reflective of the burgeoning small enterprise and inventive group in Gulfport, the Gulfport Retailers Chamber of Commerce (GMC) introduced in the present day plans to rent a full-time Director of Operations to steer Chamber enterprise, oversee the group’s many widespread occasions, and develop the membership base of native companies and artists. The GMC has retained the companies of a human assets skilled to help their search to fill the brand new place.
Stated Barbara Banno, President of the Board of Administrators of the GMC: “It is a success pushed change that may develop our membership, present extra advantages and worth to our present members, and proactively advocate for the GMC and for Gulfport as a perfect location to potential companies and guests.”
The GMC is at the moment operated on a volunteer foundation by a Board of Administrators composed of 12 native enterprise house owners, with part-time staff helping the group’s efforts to bolster small companies and enhance tourism to Gulfport. The brand new place is the group’s first full-time skilled position and can report on to the Board of Administrators, who’ll preserve oversight on funding and different choices.
“Because the relaunch of public occasions post-Covid in October of 2020 with the Gulfport STRONG marketing campaign, our month-to-month occasions are attracting extra guests and distributors than at any time prior, rising our working finances to a comparable degree with profitable mid-sized small companies all through the world,” added Banno. “The brand new place brings in somebody with the time and expertise to proactively and strategically handle that finances most effectively for our members and for our occasions.”
Well-liked GMC occasions embrace Gecko World, Gulfport High-quality Arts Pageant, Pink Flamingo Tour of Houses, Tuesday Contemporary Market, First Friday Artwork Stroll, and Third Saturday IndieFaire.
Along with overseeing GMC occasions, the group’s major income supply, the Director of Operations place additionally calls for somebody to be an advocate for member companies, in addition to being an obtainable presence to members and guests by working common shifts on the Welcome Heart.
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