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.
Our Body of Work
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber works through the enactment of four main initiatives.
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.
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.
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”
We Give Back
Hearts & Hands Ministry
Historic Preservation Commission
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
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 Lions Club
Byhalia Garden Club
Catch A Dream
Chamber Member Churches
Christmas Cheer Committee
Community Christian Fund
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.
Concerned citizens that support education efforts in Marshall County. This is a great volunteer avenue for retired educators and professionals. Activities include:
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.
Sounds of Summer Music & Arts Festival
Clerical, Phone, Filing & Mailings
Business After Hours
Town & County Meetings