Its hard to come up with a better success story than the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. With over 800 members and decades of careful stewardship by the Chamber’s director, Al Silverstein, Talbot County’s local organization to support businesses and their owners has emerged as a classic model for other communities seeking a high impact advocacy group to promote local commerce.
But this legacy of accomplishment has not stopped the leadership of the Chamber to think about its future at a time when both local retail and business to business enterprises are going through radical changes in how customers shop and use services. With the advent of the internet and other technological changes in how products are delivered, the Chamber must continue to make the case to its members and potential members of its relevancy.
Those factors have weighed heavily on Tim Jones, the current president of the Chamber. A native of Talbot County, and currently vice president for administrative services at Chesapeake College, Tim has had the unique experience of working in the private sector (Sotera Defense Solutions), the nonprofit sector (Delmarva Foundation), and now higher education, where he developed a strong bias for long-term strategic planning.
In his first Spy interview, Tim talks about the challenges that face the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce in this new era of business as well as the exceptional opportunities for members to continue networking, learning and volunteering well into the future.
This video is approximately four minutes in length. For more information about the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce please go here