Tour Tyler Texas - All Nations TV - Texas Pride TV - M1Y - Empowerment Community Development Corporation by Clarence Edmond Shackelford (c) 2022
The mission of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the business environment, economic well-being, and quality of life in the Tyler area. Our association consists of over 1,700 businesses, organizations, and individuals that work toward the interests of our business community.
Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive 2022 added 784 new Chamber members and upgraded memberships and over $235,000 in new revenue.
This year's event was led by motivational speaker and humorist Jimmy Cusano started working for Your Chamber Connection in 1991. Although he’s become known as the guy in the zoot suit, Jimmy brings more than just New York swagger and a flashy smile to membership events. Jimmy believes that people learn best while they’re being entertained and has developed a unique style of “EnterTrainment” that makes membership events enjoyable and enables them to have a lasting impact on Chamber volunteers and staff. “Building your community and Chamber should be fun,” he says.
With his unending enthusiasm and infectious attitude, Jimmy is able to lead any group into breaking out of its comfort zone to work together and increase engagement. Chambers across the country have come to appreciate Jimmy’s sincerity and adaptability. He’s been called a chameleon for his ability to connect with any group, from the small-town USA to big-city Chambers. “I’m real and I tell it like it is,” Jimmy explains.
- Tour Tyler Texas, "Community Voice" Clarence Edmond Shackelford has been a community publicist in East Texas since 1985 in this role I have covered 10's of thousands of special events. I am also the founder of the founder Tour Tyler Texas and the Texas African American Museum both are flagship programs under the auspices of the Empowerment Community Development Corporation is a 501(c) nonprofit organization with a focus on Education, Arts, Tourism, Veteran Services, Scholarships, Youth Mentorship, History Preservation, Community Development, Housing, and Economic Empowerment.
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