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  • 2019 MGM Impact Makers
    Sponsored By: Sabel Steel

    Charles Lee, That's My Child

    Small Business
    Montgomery Zoo

    Mid-Size Business
    Guardian Credit Union

    Large Business
    Alabama State University

    Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

    Change Agents: 2019 MGM Impact Makers

  • MGM Impact Makers

    MGM Impact Makers

  • As you know, the Montgomery Chamber strives to make significant impacts in the region through the Imagine a Greater Montgomery strategy, and we want to honor and recognize member businesses within the community who are also making an impact in the following areas:

    • Talent – Education, Workforce Development, Recruiting and Maintaining Young Talent
    • Economy – Creating and Preserving Jobs, Small Business Development, Economic Development and Corporate Recruitment
    • Image – Transforming Montgomery’s Image and Quality of Place for Locals, Business Owners and Visitors
    • Community – Foster Collaboration among Elected Leadership; Engage Business Stakeholders & Business Owners to Increase Community Capacity
    • Military – Making Montgomery the Best Hometown in the Air Force by supporting military neighbors and families and helping develop new industry verticals that sustain Maxwell-Gunter Air Force base and enrich the entire River Region.


    • Nominations are open from May 1, 2019 to July 8, 2019
    • Voting will be from July 15, 2019 to August 30, 2019

    All of the 2019 nominees will be listed in the September MBJ, the finalists will be acknowledged in the November MBJ, and awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Meeting, December 17, 2019. 

  • Nominations and Voting for the 2020 MGM Impact Makers have closed!!!

    All of the nominees will be listed in the September MBJ and the finalists will be featured in the November MBJ.

    The 2020 MGM Impact Maker winners will be announced at the Chamber's Annual Meeting, December 8, 2020, and also featured in the January 2021 MBJ.



    Elizabeth Bethune, Elizabeth Ellen Digital
    Elizabeth Bethune is a local business owner, raised in Montgomery, AL, with a passion to see this community grow and thrive in every capacity to meet it’s true potential. Elizabeth's background is in event planning, creative services and non-profits provided her the experience and confidence needed to start her own business. Elizabeth Ellen Digital (EED) was formed in 2017 with the original plan of doing full-time social media management for small businesses. However, after seeing the deeper needs of our community, and the birth of her daughter, Stella, Elizabeth realized consulting and training could have a great impact to empower more individuals and businesses.

    In addition, Elizabeth co-founded The Gathering in 2020 in response to experiencing the challenges of being a small business owner while also being a wife and mother. Founded with fellow female business owner, Lorraine Richie of Lorraine's Bake Shop, The Gathering aims to provide connection and support for female small business owners from all walks of life and at any stage in their journey. 

    Jevonnah Ellison, The Entrepreneurial 1st Lady, LLC
    Dr. Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison is making a significant impact in Montgomery. She brought The Thrive Summit to Montgomery where leaders from all over the world were able to come together & learn how to grow their businesses while keeping God first. She also organized a Prayer & Justice Walk to help bring positive change and courageous kindness to our communities. 

    With post graduate studies from Oxford and Yale, Jevonnah is an award-winning Business Coach, Speaker, Author & 1st Lady. She is committed to helping you thrive in the midst of uncertainty. Her podcast, The Entrepreneurial 1st Lady, has over 15,000 unique downloads & was ranked in the top category of Personal Development & Leadership.  

    Mia Mothershed, Jackson Hospital
    Mia has spent the last 21 years soaking up all Montgomery has to offer. From consulting with the Small Business Incubator before becoming a small business owner in Montgomery, to becoming a Class VI graduate of the city’s Torchbearer Leadership program, she has done it all. As an entrepreneur, Mia provided a space for young girls to see and aspire to be positive role models in our community. Mia believes it is what you do when no one is watching that matters. This belief fuels her participation in close to 100 community events a year, throughout the River Region. 

    Patrick Hart, Spherion Staffing
    Patrick is a local small business owner and the local Spherion Franchise owner. Patrick was born and raised in Montgomery, evidenced by his local business mentality and relationship-based approach to serving customers. Since purchasing the local franchise in November 2015, it's become more than just owning a business, it’s turned into a calling, and he considers it a privilege to represent the number 1 HR Services company in the world, and be a part of an organization that allows him to serve his hometown and the local River Region business community.  

    Wade Preston, Prevail
    Wade Preston is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Prevail Coffee, a craft coffee brand headquartered in Montgomery. The brand’s flagship cafe, Prevail Union MGM, has become a hub for the vibrant community emerging in downtown. Recently, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Prevail Union reworked it’s business model to facilitate donations and delivery of fresh brewed coffee to frontline healthcare workers at local hospitals. With a background in non-profit work and an education in philosophy, Wade has crafted Prevail Coffee into a thoughtful brand that is committed ethical sourcing through direct trade relationships with coffee farmers all over the world. 


    2211 Ultimate Play Zone
    2211 Ultimate Play Zone(UPZ) is the new skating rink in Montgomery, AL. Roller skating is heart healthy  and burns more calories than riding a bike. 2211 UPZ has partnered with local daycares, community centers, youth organizations, churches and schools to bring affordable fun to Montgomery. 2211 UPZ has donated over $9,000.00 to schools and nonprofit businesses that encourage young people to be positive, caring, non-violent and loving. The name 2211 comes from the statehood number of Alabama-22 and New York-1. The owners represent the love for entertainment, family, and fun that Alabama and New York are known for. Keep roller skating Montgomery.

    Alabama Cattleman’s Association MOOseum
    Since opening its doors in 1995, The MOOseum— which is housed on the first floor of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association in downtown Montgomery— has been the premier venue for children and adults to learn about Alabama's beef cattle industry. The MOOseum is designed to offer those of all ages a pasture to plate experience in order to understand how beef cattle are raised and how beef is part of a nutritious lifestyle. The MOOseum also strives to display the unique role that the cattle industry has played throughout Alabama history and how beef cattle affect the lives of all through their many, unique by-products. We are thrilled to welcome more than 25,000 annual visitors who stop by this free-to-tour Capital Cool Spot.  

    Associated Business Services
    Marvin E Shell and Company Inc, dba Associated Business Services started in 1979 by Gene Shell, former CFO of Durr Fillhaur Drug Company. Nan Lloyd joined ABS in 2001 and became a shareholder in 2007.

    ABS provides business services to small to large business around the United States. Core services include accounting, payroll compliance and reporting, business consulting, tax consulting, tax compliance, tax planning, Virtual CFO services, network opportunities and coaching.

    Since 2008, ABS has hosted a network luncheon for business representative. The luncheon is a voluntary charge for a home cooked lunch, invitation to introduce each business and rep to the group with one attendee as speaker each month to highlight their business. We have seen small businesses make contacts that have grown their businesses and increased market share.

    Starting in 2020, Associated Business Services is offering zoom coaching groups for a segment of our clients to meet together weekly to ask questions of ABS and the other attendees and to get weekly updates about current issues and challenges. Soon we will offer coaching meetings to another segment of our clients who can benefit from our advisory services.

    Auburn University Credit Union
    Auburn University Credit Union understands that staying connected with the communities we serve is most important in our commitment to the credit union mission of “people helping people”. As a member-owned financial institution, our priority is the financial wellness of our members and their communities. We believe we are stronger together and our relationship with our membership can deepen when we support their local communities. Since the opening of our new Eastchase Branch in March 2020, we have enjoyed giving back to the Montgomery area by sponsoring Baptist Health’s “Bun Run”, coordinating a LifeSouth blood drive, partnering with local food trucks, and encouraging the support of local businesses with our #myAUCUcares social media campaign. Thank you Montgomery. 

    Beauty & Beyond
    Beauty & Beyond has been providing the finest beauty products to salons, stylists, and patrons since 2000. They strongly believe that when you feel better about the way you look, you feel better about your life. We love to help individuals feel more confident with their appearance because we’re all things beautiful. Throughout COVID, Beaty & Beyond donated much needed masks and sanitizer to our local first responders and partnered with others in the community to make sure they were prepared to fight the virus.

    Burgers are inextricably identified with American culture, and the recent rise of fast-casual burger restaurants has further solidified that reputation.  7413 EastChase QSR, LLC (“QSR”) was founded with the purpose of opening and operating a BurgerFi franchised store in Montgomery, Alabama.

    On September 30th, 2019, the company opened a franchise location for BurgerFi in Montgomery, Alabama. We believe in do good by doing good. When it comes to this type of business it automatically lends itself in giving back to community. We make every effort to become part of the community. Burgerfi thrives to grab each opportunity like providing food at the ball games, making donation to local baseball teams, and by hosting spirit night for school kids to raise money for their class supply. During this unsettling time BurgerFi along with other small businesses of Eastchase has participated in delivering  nearly 200 meals to the behind-the-scenes heroes at Baptist Health - Central Alabama.

    Cahawba House
    Cahawba House is a southern style restaurant in downtown Montgomery at 31 South Court Street. They are known for their Bama Bonafide Breakfast with homemade biscuits, farm fresh eggs, applewood smoked bacon, grits and plenty of delicious items to build your breakfast the way you would like. At lunch Cahawba House serves sandwiches, large salads and has an abundant selection on the Meat and Three menu that include meatloaf , fried chicken, collard greens, mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, ect. You can find the Cahawba House Menu at CahawbaHouse.com, order online for pick up or come dine with us. 

    Down with the Pounds
    Down with the Pounds Medical Weight Loss and More has been helping people in the river region for over 12 years to look and feel better about themselves. We believe that everyone is created by God and should feel great about themselves. If someone finds themself not at the healthy weight that they should be, we will help you on your journey to a healthier and happier you. We strive to make patients feel at home as soon as they enter our office and we look forward to continuing to provide Healthy weight loss care to Alabamians for many years to come. 

    Frutta Bowls
    Sonya and David Lamb opened Frutta Bowls at Eastchase in November of 2018. Frutta Bowls is committed to providing excellent customer service and fresh fruit in a setting where friends love to gather. Frutta Bowls has quickly built a loyal following of faithful customers who enjoy their unique Acai, Dragonfruit, Kale and Oatmeal smoothie bowls that feature granola, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, mango, blueberries and bananas topped with options like Nutella, Peanut Butter and coconut flakes. The Lamb’s are convinced healthy food can also be fresh and delicious. Frutta Bowls has been aggressive in efforts to address Covid-19 from immediately closing the dining room and going curbside to adopting a mandatory mask policy for employees. The safety of employees and customers was and continues to be the #1 priority.

    Hope Credit Union
    HOPE is a member-owned, mission-driven, federally insured, community development credit union that serves individuals, homeowners, entrepreneurs, and communities across the Deep South.  HOPE works to strengthen communities, build assets, and improve lives in economically distressed areas in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee by providing access to affordable, responsible, high-quality financial products and related services.  Since 1994, HOPE and its sponsor, Hope Enterprise Corporation, have generated more than $2.5 billion in financing that has benefited more than 1.5 million people throughout the region.

    Montgomery Dental Arts
    Montgomery Dental Arts is a dental office, owned by husband and wife duo Drs. Carl and Dominque Shamburger.  Montgomery Dental Arts not only provides a vast array of dental services for the community, they are also very active within the community by participating in career fairs and educational demonstrations at local schools.  They have also teamed up with various non-profit organizations to provide free dental screenings.  Montgomery Dental Arts also sponsors their own smile giveaway, where a lucky contest winner receives a complimentary smile make over. Montgomery Dental Arts is truly a place where you’re a part of the family.

    Smoothie King
    Our mission is to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle and be an integral part of every health and fitness journey. We are empowering our guests to fuel their bodies with delicious food to support their active lifestyle. Over the past 13 years, our “smoothies with a purpose” have impacted the health journey of those we serve through weight loss, expecting mothers fueling their bodies, and those completing chemotherapy, or just making healthier lifestyle choices. We serve our community through partnerships with schools, non-profits, and community activities. We can be found sampling at such events as Capital City 10 Miler and Turkey Burner or collecting shoes for impoverished children.  We provide support to the local Backpack Feeding program, which provides weekend meals to elementary children.  We will continue to impact our community by helping every person we encounter “rule the day”!

    Tang’s Alterations
    Tang's Alterations and Design, under the leadership of Sieu Tang Wood, has expanded to five locations throughout the River Region and has a reputation of quality service to its customers. Tang’s has always been a strong supporter of the local community and continues to serve the needs of our local military community at Maxwell AFB and Gunter AFB in Montgomery. Even in light of the current pandemic, Tang's continued to provide support and totally pivoted its business model to fill a need and offer assistance. During the lock down, Sieu and her entire staff shifted their focus of work to make and provide critical PPE to our local healthcare personnel. More than 3,000 face masks and 1,000 medical gowns were made and donated to the staff of Jackson Hospital alone. Sieu and her family also initiated and launched the International Tasting Dinner more than 15 years ago. The annual event is hosted at Southern Homes and Gardens and the food is donated by many local restaurants, individuals, and committee members. To date, the event has raised more than $360,000 for the Montgomery Area Council on Aging. In essence, Tang's remained steadfast and shifted its direction to accommodate the urgent needs of the local governmental and private entities. For Sieu, everyone should stand up, in a time of need, to re-focus themselves on the welfare of the people in the community.

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    The Shoppes at EastChase
    The Shoppes at EastChase has been the premier shopping destination in Montgomery for more than 15 years. Beyond our core purpose, we have an unwavering commitment to partner with other local businesses and charities and nearly all our event proceeds are donated to organizations within the Montgomery community. The Shoppes at EastChase is more than just a retail destination, it is a place to create lasting memories with family and friends. We have a strong passion for being an integral part of the growing Montgomery community and are proud to be nominated for this award!


    Bibb Street Pizza
    Bibb Street Pizza Company is located in the heart of downtown Montgomery.  Opening in 2018, Bibb Street Pizza is Montgomery’s premier New York style pizzeria offering great lunch specials at a quick pace for the business crowd and a perfect atmosphere for date night, family night or even just as part of the Montgomery tourism scene in historical downtown.  Along with our customers and friends, Bibb Street Pizza is also happy to offer “Slice of Life” pizza slices, donated by the public, to help feed those in need or with out the option to enjoy a meal.  2020 has introduced the Bibb Street Pizza Take-Home Kit, making it more accessible to those who want to support local and highlight their own pizza skills at home.  Within close proximity of the airforce base, the river, and interstate access, Bibb Street Pizza has quickly grown into a neighborhood pizza favorite and a tourist destination alike, here in Montgomery.

    Chappy’s Deli
    Chappy’s Deli is a family owned and operated business gratefully working alongside, feeding, serving, and supporting the Montgomery community. Thankfully, Grandparents, Parents & Children have made Chappy’s Deli part of their lives for 30+ years enjoying the family atmosphere and the “kids eat free” menu. Many 2nd & 3rd generation children are still coming to eat for free.

    Chappy’s Deli strives to “Serve with Love” helping various community charities, the arts, schools, and other activities. The 300+ staff willingly embraces this giving spirit.  Values, principles, and integrity are the guide in all we do.

    Milo’s Hamburgers
    When you lift the bun off a Milo’s original burger you’ll notice something unexpected- an extra piece of meat. We call that the LSE, “the Little Something Extra”. Since 1946, that little extra piece of meat has served as a symbol for how we see the world. Beyond simply serving food, we serve each other, and we serve our friends and neighbors, and it is a privilege to do so. We have actively worked to make an impact in the Montgomery community by partnering with schools, churches, non-profits, and businesses to build a brighter future for us all.

    Pate Landscape Co., Inc.
    When it comes to making Montgomery beautiful, Pate Landscape Co., Inc. has been doing its part since 1982. From projects like the RSA Activity Center, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant, and most recently the Sculpture Garden at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Pate Landscape has been an integral part of the making Montgomery attractive to residents and visitors alike. Several of its projects have been recognized statewide by the Alabama Associated General Contractors.

    In addition to landscape work done in city, the leadership of Pate Landscape has taken an active part in civic clubs and associations in an effort to give back to Montgomery and the promote professionalism among in the landscape community.

    Vintage Hospitality Group Inc.
    While Vintage Hospitality Group’s flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining establishment, Vintage Café is a coffee shop & daytime eatery. The group also owns MGM Greens, a hydroponic container farm, and will be opening City Fed and Ravello restaurant soon. Vintage Hospitality Group’s national press accolades include the New York Times, Forbes and Newsweek magazines. Executive Chef Eric Rivera has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Smart Catch Leader & Blended Burger Winner. Vintage Hospitality Group provides guests with the finest culinary selections, premium coffees & teas, outstanding wines and spirits with unparalleled customer service.


    Auburn University Montgomery
    For 50 years, Auburn University at Montgomery has been a trusted neighbor and community partner. Ranked among the top universities in the region by U.S. News & World Report, AUM is the first choice for first-generation college students from the River Region. Academic excellence shows through in our allied healthcare programs, which prepare current and future practitioners for a changing landscape, but AUM’s mission transcends teaching. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached a critical stage in the community earlier this year, we offered dorm rooms as a safe haven for Baptist Health nurses. Our outreach ranges from local holiday toy drives to our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, which celebrates Montgomery’s civil rights history while fostering community connectivity. That’s impact. That’s the Warhawk way.

    Baptist Health
    Baptist Health is the largest healthcare provider in Central Alabama and is comprised of three hospitals, Montgomery Cancer Center, UAB Medicine Multispecialty Clinic, Crossbridge Behavioral Health, Montgomery Surgical Center, multiple imaging centers, AFC PriMeds and many employed physician practices. With nearly 5,000 employees and 600 physicians, Baptist Health serves the community and local businesses with a wide range of wellness programs and services designed to help people live healthier and happier lives.

    From open-heart surgery and rehabilitative services to community outreach and support groups encompassing almost any medical need or problem, Baptist Health is committed to serving the complete healthcare needs of the community.

    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has contributed to the transformation of Montgomery and the River Region since the plant was announced in April 2002. The automotive assembly operation has grown during the past 18 years and is currently embarking on another $400 million expansion to build the all-new Santa Cruz CUV.

    HMMA has an annual economic impact of $4.8 billion and supports 35,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Alabama.  HMMA also gives back to the community through volunteerism and charitable contributions to non-profit organizations that have a significant impact on the quality of life in our region.

    Jackson Hospital & Clinics, Inc
    Jackson Hospital is a community not-for-profit hospital serving the River Region and is ranked among the largest hospitals in Alabama. They are widely recognized for providing excellence in care through advanced technology and state-of-the-art standards.

    Jackson Hospital has 5 Centers of Excellence in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm surgery, spinal surgery, AMI care, stroke care, and bariatric surgery. The hospital was also designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ in maternity care and knee & hip replacement.  Jackson Hospital is committed to improving the health of all members of our community by providing superior, patient-centered and cost-effective care in a safe, compassionate environment.

    Jackson Thornton
    At Jackson Thornton, it’s our privilege to be able to give back to the communities in which we live and work. With three offices in the River Region employing over 160 people, we have a history of service and a strong commitment to making an impact on the Montgomery area. For over 100 years, we’ve evolved and expanded to establish a legacy of client-focused relationships in accounting and consulting, wealth management, and technology services. We’re grateful that those relationships have allowed us to be a small part of Montgomery’s growth. At Jackson Thornton, we strive to set the bar higher every day.

    At MAX, being a good community partner is something we’ve done for 65 years. Along with a continued commitment to dependable financial services, we actively support our communities through service and have returned millions of dollars back to our members, local non-profits, and small businesses. MAX fills an essential role as a community leader and advocate in financial health. Our dedication to responsible money management begins with our youth education programs and extends to providing the tools and services you need at every life stage. We connect our community to positive opportunities, security, and perhaps most importantly — peace of mind.

    MOBIS Alabama, LLC
    Mobis Alabama has been impacting the Montgomery community since 2002. A Tier 1 supplier for Hyundai and Kia, Mobis has grown to employ almost 1,500 River Region citizens at its state of the art manufacturing and assembly facility. We seek to serve our community through sponsoring youth sports teams, supporting local schools, and participating in charity events. Most recently, we donated thousands of masks to local first responders. At Mobis, we believe we are stronger when we work together, and that the same concept applies to our community. As we work and serve together, our investment will make Montgomery an even better home for us all.


    21 Dreams

    21 Dreams Arts & Culture is a membership organization committed to the advancement of creative and cultural arts in Montgomery. Our artist collective consist primarily of artists with visual and digital art disciplines. Our programs, events and initiatives are implemented by and feature members of the collective, as well as our community partners. Our mission is to influence growth and value of the arts through public engagement and creative programming ensuring accessibility for all. 

    We believe in a simple approach to building a creative culture. This starts with a grassroots effort to connect people and resources. Through this method, our goal is to create a sustainable infrastructure that will produce, welcome and retain its artistic community!

    Alabama Shakespeare Festival
    Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theatre, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. Each year, some 100,000 visitors — nearly half of them Alabama school children — visit our stages to see classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, and exciting new works. We serve our community by staging works that recognize its diversity of people, cultures and ideas. When the pandemic halted our season, we found new ways to serve: producing online performances and workshops, including new works by Southern playwrights, and constructing masks for area healthcare facilities and organizations in need.

    The Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama
    The Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama is dedicated to providing direct patient support and educational services following a cancer diagnosis.  We are not involved in testing or research. Our focus is helping cancer patients and their families from 30 counties in central Alabama as they seek treatments and focus on their recovery.  We serve those in need of assistance by providing transportation or gas vouchers to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, obtaining prescription medications for free or at a low cost, giving Chemo Comfort Care bags to all new patients and advocating on behalf of patients while they negotiate insurance issues and government programs such as social security, disability and Medicaid. We have successfully been Giving Help and Giving Hope in central Alabama since 1997.

    Century Church
    Century, the newest church in Pike Road, exists to “Love God, Follow Jesus, and Build Community.” We focus on the community first, building relationships, encouraging lifelong faith, done with a spirit of adventure! In the community, Century sponsors 100 foster kids at Christmas and volunteers heavily in the schools. During the pandemic, Century found ways to put community first, facilitating over 900 meals served to Healthcare workers sponsored by numerous organizations, a Community Backyard Egg Hunt with a live virtual raffle, a Virtual Project Graduation honoring all Pike Road area high school seniors, etc. Century is a catalyst for people to discover their purpose and leave a legacy for the next generation.

    Child Protect
    Child Protect was established in 1989 as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency to assist the Department of Human Resources and Law Enforcement in their investigation of child sexual abuse and physical abuse. The trauma of a child being sexually or physically abused is more than any child deserves. Child Protect exists to minimize that trauma and help rebuild young lives shattered by child abuse. The Child Protect Children's Advocacy Center offers a non-threatening environment where a multidisciplinary team works together to minimize any further trauma during the justice and restoration process.

    One Time, One Place. Instead of having to be interviewed multiple times by different agencies and attorneys, child abuse victims are able to tell their story once, and the information is then shared among appropriate parties. This lessens the impact on the child abuse victim and family. As the process moves along, the child may receive counseling and other services in this same, non-threatening, nourishing environment.

    Health Services, Inc.

    Dedicated to providing quality health care to the area’s medically underserved population, Health Services, Incorporated (HSI) began in April of 1968, as a free health clinic in the basement of Montgomery City Hall.

    Over fifty-two years HSI has evolved into a healthcare network operating eleven health centers (six health centers based in Montgomery County), four school based health centers with Montgomery Public Schools, two Wellness Centers and a Mobile Health Unit.

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic HSI partnered with the City of Montgomery, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, and Assurance Labs to operate two COVID-19 Drive Thru testing sites which are free of charge to patients.

    Health Services, Inc. continues to be a working partner in the community to provide quality care for every patient, every time!

    Leadership Montgomery
    Leadership Montgomery connects, develops, and engages diverse leaders to effect positive community transformation by providing leadership training and community emersion programs for both young and established professionals. These programs provide a platform for discussions and advancement of the community. Leadership Montgomery has been credited with the beginnings of many successful River Region organizations to include Envision 2020, Success by 6, Camp Sunshine, the Montgomery Education Foundation and BONDS.  Leadership Montgomery hosts regular events, such as Power Lunches, the Annual Unity Award Breakfast, and Leadership Summits that bring together citizens to build bridges, foster understanding, and enhance the Montgomery community.

    Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
    The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts provides compelling experiences centered on human creativity that enhance both individual well-being and the rising vibrance of our city and broader region. Free to all, the Museum strives to be a leading center of artistic expression that reflects and resonates with a twenty-first-century Montgomery and River Region. Working with a constellation of community collaborators, the Museum offers learning and recreational opportunities for all levels and areas of interest. Since its founding in 1930, the Museum has also supported the development of local creatives, from students to aspiring and established artists alike.

    YMCA of Greater Montgomery
    The YMCA exists to strengthen the foundation of our community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth, improves our community’s health, supports basic human needs, and doesn’t turn anyone away due their inability to pay for programs or services. The Y focuses on preventing childhood hunger, combatting health disparities, supporting education, and inclusion for all. The Y provides the Brown Bag Bus mobile feeding unit, essential childcare for working parents, Power Scholars to prevent summer learning loss, and the Achievers program to encourage high school graduation.