November Luncheon 2023

November Luncheon 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)


The Chamber's monthly business luncheon provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to showcase their businesses, promote products, and let others know how you can serve their business needs, all while enjoying a delicious lunch, prepared by a local caterer and a spectacular speaker!

Luncheon Speaker: Mayor Sandy Stimpson

The City of Mobile’s 108th Mayor, Sandy Stimpson has a bold mission for Mobile’s citizens to become One Mobile – a safer, more business and family friendly city.? 

Driven by a desire to affect positive change in the life of each citizen, Mayor Stimpson has proven that the greatest level of success is achieved when everyone has a seat at the table. Stimpson’s four decades of experience in the private sector and extensive community service provide a solid foundation for the type of practical change he has generated in his ten years in office. Mayor Stimpson has ushered in a new culture at City Hall, emphasizing a commitment to transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency. 

Mayor Stimpson’s leadership has led to unparalleled reform of city finances. Stimpson and his team have put the city on sound financial footing by reducing bonded indebtedness by nearly $180 million and unfunded liabilities for pension and benefits by more than $200 million. This has led to credit rating increases from both Moody’s and S&P. During the same period, he has built and maintained a two-month rainy day reserve fund and enacted more than half a dozen raises for all City of Mobile employees.

Since assuming office in 2013, Mayor Stimpson’s tenure has been marked by major achievements that stand to make a lasting impact for all citizens. Stimpson and his team have executed on several transformative initiatives including an overhaul of the city’s decades-old zoning code, an unprecedented increase in the delivery of infrastructure improvements, and the city’s first supplier diversity program. Under Mayor Stimpson’s leadership, the City of Mobile has also been recognized nationally for its innovative approaches to addressing urban blight.

Mayor Stimpson’s civic and business endeavors, both locally and statewide, have been numerous and varied. He has served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama; the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; the Alabama Policy Institute; the Business Council of Alabama; and the University of Alabama President’s Cabinet.

A graduate from the University of Alabama in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Stimpson began a nearly 40-year career in his family's lumber manufacturing business. Mayor Sandy Stimpson and his wife Jean have been married since 1975 and have four grown, married children and 14 grandchildren.  

Luncheon Sponsor: Commissioner Nick Matranga

 The License Commissioner in Mobile County is responsible for many aspects of licensing for the State of Alabama.
Those duties include: Motor Vehicle titles, tags, Manufactured home registrations, Drivers license (renewal only), Conservation permits, State / County Business Licenses, and Sales / Use-tax collections. The License Commission provides approximately 57% to the General budget of Mobile County. There are five (5) offices to serve our citizens.
Commissioner Matranga's goal is to serve the people of Mobile County with integrity, efficiency and accuracy. He states, “We want to make the experience as fast and pleasant as possible.”

     Commissioner Matranga was born and raised in Mobile. He is a 1965 graduate of McGill High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and rose to the rank of sergeant. He applied and was accepted to Officer Candidate School, Quantico VA, and was commissioned a Marine 2nd Lieutenant in March of 1971.
After completing flight school on December 19, 1972, then-1st Lieutenant Matranga was designated a Naval Aviator. Subsequently, he became a qualified A-4 pilot and later commanded two squadrons. Commissioner Matranga retired at the rank of Colonel after 31 years of active and reserve service.

     Commissioner Matranga’s civilian aviation career began as a pilot for Capitol International Airways, where he flew the McDonald Douglas DC-8 in worldwide operations. After Capitol Airways ceased operations in 1984, he was then employed by TWA. He retired from American Airlines in March of 2007 after TWA merged with American. On November 8, 2016, he was elected to the Office of Mobile County License Commissioner for a four year term.
Commissioner Matranga earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree from Central Missouri State University.

     Commissioner Matranga resides in the City of Mobile with his wife Audrey. He has two sons Brian (wife Katya grandsons Edward and Jeffrey) and Brad.

Business of the Month: Pro 1 Painters


At Pro 1 Painters, we are a family-owned and operated business that places the highest priority on top-quality craftsmanship and stellar customer service to ensure your complete satisfaction. Our team of skilled painters is committed to providing personalized attention to each project, no matter the size or complexity, to exceed your expectations. We stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee, so you can trust that every job we undertake will leave your property looking its best. When you choose us as your painting contractor in South Alabama, you can expect nothing less than the next level of professional painting services.

You’ll appreciate the professionalism and politeness of our painting team. We will personally meet with you, survey your home or workplace and recommend the materials and techniques that will provide a superior quality project at an affordable price. You’ll receive a complete written quote detailing everything we will do for you. We will start work on the day agreed upon with you. We’ll take special care to protect your furnishings and possessions. Your job will be finished on schedule. After we’ve completed your project, we will meet with you to be sure that you are 100% satisfied.
John C. WIlliams Auditorium, Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Road
Mobile, AL 36619 United States
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Hope Driskell
(251) 666-2846
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