Current Investors

To implement an initiative of the magnitude of The Next Level, it requires a significant investment of time, labor and financial resources. In addition to countless volunteer man hours, the following Chamber members have collectively pledged more than $3.5 million over a five-year period to make the vision of The Next Level a reality.

DCH Health System
Lamar Advertising Company
McAbee Construction, Inc.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc.
Regions Bank
Townsquare Media
The Tuscaloosa News
The University of Alabama

Chairman's Circle

Bryant Bank
Premier Service Co., Inc.
Rosen Harwood, PA

CEO Council

Alabama One Credit Union
BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing
Cardiology Consultants, P.C.
Harrison Construction Company, Inc.
Hunt Refining Company
JamisonMoneyFarmer, P.C.
Knight Sign Industries, Inc.
Miers Pass Philanthropy
Shelton State Community College
University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences

Investor Leaders

Adams Beverages
Alabama Credit Union
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Coral Industries, Inc.
Industrial Warehouse Services Inc.
John Plott Co. Inc.
McGiffert & Associates, LLC
Parker Towing
Pritchett-Moore, Inc.
Spire Energy
TTL, Inc.
Thompson Tractor Co., Inc.
The University of Alabama System
The Westervelt Company
The WHMZ Group at Morgan Stanley
ZF Chassis Systems, LLC

Growth Partners

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Buffalo Rock Company / Pepsi-Cola
Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.
Community Services of West Alabama, Inc.
DT Freight, LLC
Ellis Architects, Inc.
Fitts Agency
Harrison Galleries, LLC
Jalapeno's Mexican Grill
Lance Hocutt Financial Group
Lear Corporation
Mercedes of Tuscaloosa
Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
Northport Auto Supply
Robertson Bank
The Builders Group of West Alabama
The Legacy Connection
The Radiology Clinic
Ward Scott Architecture
Way, Ray, Shelton, CPA

Community Colleagues

ARD Logistics - Alabama, LLC
Bama Concrete Products Co., Inc.
BBVA Compass
Cadence Bank
Echols, Taylor, & Associates, P.C.
Chick-fil-A of Northport
FNB of Central Alabama
Hampton Inn
Kyle Office Solutions
Metalsa Tuscaloosa, Inc.
Raymond James & Associates
Remmert & Co.
Renasant Bank
Spiller Furniture & Mattress
The Locker Room
TotalCom, Inc.
Winter McFarland

The Next Level Initiative

The Next Level Initiative

In 2012, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama embarked on a bold journey to further enhance the organization's economic and community development impact. Extensive market research and dozens of community interviews were conducted to determine the Chamber's path forward.

This information led to the dynamic five-year strategic plan known as Working As 1. The plan focused on education and workforce readiness, retail and commercial growth, leadership and community engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation, and public policy and advocacy. Working As 1 led to more than $3 million in investment from Chamber members.

Building upon the success of Working As 1, the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has now, using input from both the public and private sectors, developed the five-year Next Level initiative.

The Next Level will concentrate on the following key initiatives:

  • Lead Workforce Readiness and Quality Education
  • Diversify Our Economic Growth
  • Engage the Community to Create True Quality of Place
  • Drive Public Policy and Business Advocacy

Kimberly Adams
Director of Membership and Investor Relations
(205) 391-0327