Those who live and work within the Jackson area have found that the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is an ideal partner. The Chamber will assist in relocating, referring and helping you and your business in order to succeed. The Chamber is a strong supporter of business, community and city.
It is our goal to represent our community’s needs in the fields of business, education and industry. With a membership of over 500, the Chamber is continually growing and changing to meet the needs of its members. With the help of the Jackson Industrial Development Company (JIDC), the Chamber is known as the premier business-related organization in the community.
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to excellence and innovation, and strives to be a viable component in stimulating economic growth, business and industry expansion, while providing relevant resources and information to its members.
Brian S. Gerau
Executive Director, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
In my current position, my responsibilities include creating and retaining a strong rapport with every Chamber member and developing new business. I am also dedicated to the industrial growth and major employer retainment for the area.
As Chamber Director, I have been able to redirect a stagnant Chamber of Commerce to meets its goals internally and externally while establishing a positive reputation within the community. The Chamber has gone from an organization that was struggling in attendance, member moral, and financially, to an organization that has increased member attendance, enthusiasm and is now profitable. I increased membership from 330 members to 500 members, retained and increased membership by 25%, increased corporate partnership by 75%, and increased participation in chamber events by over 50%. I also developed a comprehensive economic development strategy and initiated a dedicated policy towards working with targeted businesses on every chosen level. I actively participate in economic development organizations and represent the Chamber and the City of Jackson in economic development recruitment, retainment, and oversight.
Director of Membership and Retail Development
Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
As Director of Membership, it is my responsibility to recruit and retain members to the Chamber, and as Director of Retail Development, it is my goal to bring new business to Jackson.
I also serve on our Women’s Impact Network committee, and work to provide the most impact programs for the women of our community. I look forward to growing our Chamber, our community, and our WIN program!
Executive Assistant, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce
With a Bachelor’s Degree and over two decades of administrative assistant and management experience, my role is to support the Executive Director and Membership Director by ensuring that the Chamber office runs smoothly and efficiently. This includes routine office duties, communication with members and the general public, and support for Chamber events and meetings.