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Chamber gives boost to businesses with grant program

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and Long Beach Chamber of Commerce continue to invest in local businesses, including several businesses located in Long Beach, which were announced as the Chamber’s Small Business Grant program recipients at the Long Beach Board of Aldermen’s meeting on June 4.

Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Board Chair 2024 Stephanie Mathes; Director of the Long Beach and Pass Christian Chambers of Commerce Anna Claire Perronne; Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Board members Lauren Dubuisson, Pam Sanders and Tanner Montella; and Long Beach Mayor George Bass were on hand for the official presentation and announcement of award recipients at the City meeting.

“We worked really hard all year to be able to raise money and funds to give back to the community,” said Perrone. “We’re really happy to be here and to be able to present these grants.”

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that is made up of businesses throughout the Gulf Coast. The Chamber of Commerce strives to improve the business climate through fostering leadership, advocating for businesses and providing information to the community. This is done through a range of events, including Breakfast with the Mayor, Breakfast with the Superintendent of the Long Beach School District, and Chamber Tables.

Off the Grid Snowshack also received a grant but is not pictured at the grant award event.

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce also hosts the annual Taste of Long Beach and Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck events that are community-wide events for family and friends. The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce gives back to the Long Beach community through various fundraisers throughout the year to fund their Small Business Grant program, scholarships for Long Beach High School seniors, teacher grants and more.