Business Development Committee

Provides support and education for Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Members. Facilitates networking events, educational resources, and annual award process. Selects Business of the Month Honorees. 

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00 am
Chamber Conference Room

Chair: Deb Andrews
Co-Chair: Melanie Essary

Education Committee

Provides a connection between the business community and Santa Rosa County school system, building partnerships that enhance the educational experience for students and supports our educators.

Meets monthly during the school year
Check Chamber calendar for meeting dates and locations

Chair: Michelle Horton
Co-Chair: Angela Carter

Governmental Affairs Committee

Acts as a conduit for communication between local, county, regional and state elected officials and the GB business community. And serves as an advocate on behalf of, and an information resource for issues that affect our area businesses.

Meets bi-monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am
Chamber Conference Room

Chair: Deb Andrews
Co-Chair: Andrew McKay

Marketing Committee

To develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with the Chamber Media Partners while putting into effect action plans designed to communicate with members and the community, and promote events sponsored by the chamber.

Chair: Jodi Bell
Co-Chair: Cissi Milford

Technology Committee

Increase Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce membership value by implementing technologies that improve connections between members and the community, enhance the Chambers web presence, assist other chamber committees with their designated missions, and engage the membership through specific tools & technologies that can help their businesses grow.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am
Chamber Conference Room

Chair: Bronwyn Naylor
Co-Chair: Chris Neal


Chamber Ambassadors strive to be the friendly face of the Chamber; and help promote and develop strong relationships between the Chamber; its members and the local business community.

Chair: TJ Edwards
Co-Chair: Leon Ledbetter

Special Events Committees

Annual Gala Committee

Annual Chamber fundraiser that honors the outgoing Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors members as well as those businesses and individuals who stood out as shining stars.

Chair: Joey Lanier
Co-Chair: Karen Jurkowich

Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament Committee

Our Annual Military Appreciation Month Event, this fun golf tournament features a special program honoring our active duty and retired military personnel.

Chair: Todd St. Ores
Co-Chair: Doug Henriques

Community Expo & Taste of Gulf Breeze

Our Annual Community Expo is a free two-day event showcasing businesses serving the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Bay Areas. Friday evening features the Taste of Gulf Breeze and Saturday features a Family Fun Day.

Co-Chair: Cindy Scallan
Co-Chair: Sandi Kemp