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What is the Chamber of Commerce?

The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) means leadership, promotion, networking, teamwork, education, jobs, communication, opportunities, profit and relationships. We are a member business organization for the betterment of economic and community development. The BACC attracts business and residents to the Byhalia area to work, live and visit.

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Our Body of Work

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Chamber works through the enactment of four main initiatives.

BYHALIA BEAUTIFUL

This group works in the community by serving as an advisory board to the City Council on projects to beautify our area. They help identify projects and establish and implement priorities. Past projects have included the distribution of Dogwood Trees and Crepe Myrtles, landscaping at various intersections, welcome signs, and the clean-up of sites throughout the area.

EDUCATION

The Education Committee exists to support education efforts in Marshall County. The program recognizes students and educators for outstanding achievements inside and outside the classroom. The Chamber awards annual scholarships to graduating seniors and teacher stipends throughout the county.

SPECIAL EVENTS

This committee is actually made up of several smaller sub-committees and coordinates such events as: Chamber Celebration, the Membership Drive, Sounds of Summer, White Oak Classic Golf Tournament, and other special events throughout the year.

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC COMMITTEE

Efforts to redevelop Byhalia's historic business/residential district is the goal of this group through positive attitude activity, cleanliness, safety, political unity and architectural integrity.  New events such as Old Fashioned Market Days and Holiday Tours will bring positive activity downtown.

“We are excited about our Town’s growth, new businesses are moving here and things are happening, just because our community got involved with “One More Piece of the Plan”. ”

— Mayor Phil Malone, from “One More Piece of the Plan”

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We Give Back

  • Hearts & Hands Ministry

  • Historic Preservation Commission

  • LeBonheur Children's Hospital

  • Marshall Academy

  • Marshall County Relay for Life

  • Marshall County Schools

  • Mississippi Main Street

  • MS Economic & Development Council

  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation

  • St. Jude Children's Hospital

Following is a list of programs supported by the Chamber: 

  • American Diabetes Foundation

  • BUMC Military Mission

  • Byhalia Area Arts Council

  • Byhalia Beautiful

  • Byhalia Lions Club

  • Byhalia Garden Club

  • Catch A Dream

  • Chamber Member Churches

  • Christmas Cheer Committee

  • Community Christian Fund

 
 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce offers many ways to volunteer and help make a difference throughout the year. Your time, services, creativity, and expertise are always welcome. Volunteering is fun, rewarding, and is a great opportunity to network!

The engine that makes the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce successful is its Committees and Volunteers. Choose a volunteer opportunity below and give us a call at 662-838-8127 and we will welcome you with open arms.

These opportunities are open to EVERYONE.

Education

Concerned citizens that support education efforts in Marshall County.  This is a great volunteer avenue for retired educators and professionals. Activities include:

  • Student Scholarships

  • Teachers of Excellence

Downtown Historic Committee

Efforts to redevelop Byhalia’s central business district through positive attitude, activity, cleanliness, safety, political unity and architectural integrity is the goal of this group.

Other Opportunities

  • Sounds of Summer Music & Arts Festival

  • Clerical, Phone, Filing & Mailings

  • Luncheons

  • Ribbon Cuttings

  • Business After Hours

  • Receptions

  • Groundbreakings

  • Town & County Meetings