Community chambers – GF Chamber http://gfchamber.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:44:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gfchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png Community chambers – GF Chamber http://gfchamber.com/ 32 32 Chambers County MP dies in car chase https://gfchamber.com/chambers-county-mp-dies-in-car-chase/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:52:00 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/chambers-county-mp-dies-in-car-chase/ CHAMBERS COUNTY, Alabama (WTVM) — A Chambers County deputy was killed Monday during a car chase. According to ALEA, 24-year-old Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel was assisting in the pursuit of a suspect from a neighboring county when he lost control of the patrol car. The 2017 Ford Explorer hit a ditch and rolled over. […]]]>

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Alabama (WTVM) — A Chambers County deputy was killed Monday during a car chase.

According to ALEA, 24-year-old Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel was assisting in the pursuit of a suspect from a neighboring county when he lost control of the patrol car.

The 2017 Ford Explorer hit a ditch and rolled over.

Abel was transported to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement saying today marks the deputy’s second birthday in the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.

“Deputy Sheriff Abel, 24, a two-year veteran of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, was marking his second anniversary with the Sheriff’s Office the day he lost his life.” Marshall’s statement went on to say, “Deputy Sheriff Abel is the seventh Alabama law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year, giving everything to fulfill his oath to protect and serve the public. His loss reminds us of the sacrifice our law enforcement heroes make for us every day. We will never be able to reimburse them.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor also issued a statement saying:

The MP is survived by his fiancée Jasmine Gaddist and his father Martin Abel.

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Lanett High School JROTC Cadets Participate in Ft. Benning Camp – Valley Times-News https://gfchamber.com/lanett-high-school-jrotc-cadets-participate-in-ft-benning-camp-valley-times-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:05:42 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/lanett-high-school-jrotc-cadets-participate-in-ft-benning-camp-valley-times-news/ Army JROTC cadets from Lanett High School participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at Ft. Benning near Columbus, Georgia in early June. The mission is to provide JROTC Army Cadets from the Muscogee County School District and JROTC units in the surrounding community with an environment conducive to leadership development, good citizenship, and […]]]>

Army JROTC cadets from Lanett High School participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at Ft. Benning near Columbus, Georgia in early June.

The mission is to provide JROTC Army Cadets from the Muscogee County School District and JROTC units in the surrounding community with an environment conducive to leadership development, good citizenship, and team development activities.

Each year, more than 300 cadets attend Army Post Camp, where they complete events that include a team development course, land navigation course, abseil tower, aquatic training and tower 34 foot airborne.

During the five-day camp, cadets are housed on the campus of Columbus State University.

This year, seven cadets participated in the JCLC week-long camp.

Cadet Je’Niya Glaze from Lanett won the Best Cadet Leadership Award. Ariel Hall from Lanett High School and Si’Nora Grier and Destinee Gilliam from Valley High School won a Cyber ​​Excellence Award.

Senior Army Instructor Retired LTC Christopher McKinney said the camp provides an opportunity for cadets to use the skills and training they have learned throughout the year.

“The JCLC is important because it’s the wrap-up exercise for the school year,” McKinney said. “Everything the cadets have learned comes into play during this camp experience. This challenges cadets and they will build your JROTC program by reporting what they have learned to other cadets.

McKinney is proud of the cadets’ performance during the camp.

“Our cadets have behaved in an exemplary manner this year,” he said. “I’m very proud of their resilience and their competitive spirit.”

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Christus Volleyball All-Star Classic pits East against West at East Chambers High School https://gfchamber.com/christus-volleyball-all-star-classic-pits-east-against-west-at-east-chambers-high-school/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:29:04 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/christus-volleyball-all-star-classic-pits-east-against-west-at-east-chambers-high-school/ Sports // High school sports Kim Brent, Photojournalist June 16, 2022 This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of14 Trinity Provost and her Team West teammates celebrate a win over East in the Christus All-Star Classic volleyball game at East Chambers High School. Picture taken Thursday June 16, 2022. Kim […]]]>

Sports // High school sports
Photo by Kim Brent


It’s East versus West for the sports stars of Southeast Texas in this year’s Christus All-Star Classic games. Thursday was volleyball and basketball games at East Chambers High School.

On Friday, the East and West football teams will square off at Beaumont Memorial Stadium.

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‘The Integrity of Joseph Chambers’ is a staggering study in fractured masculinity https://gfchamber.com/the-integrity-of-joseph-chambers-is-a-staggering-study-in-fractured-masculinity/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:44:22 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/the-integrity-of-joseph-chambers-is-a-staggering-study-in-fractured-masculinity/ Writer and director Robert Machoian first rose to prominence with an emotionally charged indie escape The murder of two lovers, a small-scale relationship drama that strips away all artifice to reveal the raw impact of two people in turmoil. Released in 2020 as the world experienced its own isolation due to a global pandemic, the […]]]>

Writer and director Robert Machoian first rose to prominence with an emotionally charged indie escape The murder of two lovers, a small-scale relationship drama that strips away all artifice to reveal the raw impact of two people in turmoil. Released in 2020 as the world experienced its own isolation due to a global pandemic, the atmospheric chamber piece proved to be a terrific debut from uncompromising talent.

Two years later, Machoian is back with Joseph Chamber’s Integritys, a slow-burning character study starring Clayne Crawford as Joe, an insurance salesman who decides to go native with guns and ammunition to settle in a small community. A community that also happens to be the hometown of his wife Tess (Jordana Brewster).

Crawford carries all the raw charisma of his first collaboration with Machoian in a role that sees him take up every second of screen time. From the opening scenes, which define their relationship through pregnant breaks and economic exposition, to an early morning exodus that sees Joe hit the road, Machoian’s second effort is as intense as its debut.

Right off the bat, the film carries a voyeuristic tone similar to two lovers, as the audience stays behind their truck as it weaves through rows of claustrophobic trees. Sound designer and music editor Peter Albrechtsen adds to this unease by employing disjointed orchestral snippets that are layered to add tension, a technique that adds emotional resonance to haunting locations as Joe tries to find himself.

In her follow-up, Machoian continues her fascination with tortured souls who exist in a world of perpetual crisis, a world in which they feel isolated from family and friends due to constraints of their own making. With Joe, it comes down to feeling emasculated due to his white-collar credentials, of a community defined by true hunter-gatherers.

Crawford captures all of that insecurity and conflict through a searing performance that carries the film effortlessly. For most of the runtime, he’s onscreen alone, roaming endless acres of eerie forests with only wildlife for company. With shades from both Walter Hills Southern comfort and Joel Schumacher To fallMachoian has created something unique in his second foray into a feature film.

Take a tonal approach more in tune with The witch by Robert Egger The Integrity of Joseph Chambers is a fascinating thing that delights in silences. Much of the gleaning fun comes from watching a man unravel, as fantasy and reality begin to merge. Alone with his thoughts (which lean towards more masculine activities), Machioan amuses himself by transforming Joe into an independent-style Walter Mitty figure, happy to exist in a bubble of his own creation. With the echoes of an imaginary crowd ringing in his ears, Joe is captured on screen celebrating victories that will forever remain imaginary.

From an allegorical point of view, the film could say something about the role of gender in contemporary society, as traditional ideas begin to seem old-fashioned, even obsolete. In much of the world, gender roles are beginning to merge, as attraction becomes an increasingly abstract notion, one that some people will embrace and accommodate accordingly, while others will react in different ways. more primitive way by returning to nature.

Other immediately obvious interpretations refer to the American attitude towards artillery, which gives every citizen the right to carry firearms. A nationwide mentality that sees some reacting diligently, while others adopt dangerous levels of rights. Given the premise, it would be wrong not to even consider this hot potato topic to be in the mix somewhere for Machoian.

Beyond that, The Integrity of Joseph Chambers also explores the fragility of men in society, if only in their desire for conformity, visually testifying to a man who experiences every human emotion en route to an earth-shattering epiphany. In many ways, this return to nature for Joe leaves him with nowhere to hide, allowing for a level of emotional catharsis unobtainable in everyday life, meaning he emerges from these woods a changed man, with only his integrity to keep him warm. A realization that not only hits hard for the audience and the actor, but confirms that Machoian is someone worth watching.

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SAARC Chambers President Budget 2022-23 Focused on Growth https://gfchamber.com/saarc-chambers-president-budget-2022-23-focused-on-growth/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:55:57 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/saarc-chambers-president-budget-2022-23-focused-on-growth/ SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday called the 2022-23 federal budget balanced, growth and export oriented with an attractive package of incentives to accelerate economic activities across the country. In a statement, he welcomed the reforms introduced to make doing business easier. He said the remarkable measures announced in […]]]>

SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday called the 2022-23 federal budget balanced, growth and export oriented with an attractive package of incentives to accelerate economic activities across the country.

In a statement, he welcomed the reforms introduced to make doing business easier. He said the remarkable measures announced in the budget would help set the right direction for the national economy to prosper in the coming days as well as improve many poor segments of society. He said economic indicators would show an upward trend and GDP growth would improve significantly with better remittances. He added that it is an established phenomenon that the survival of a state depends mainly on a healthy economy. He hoped that Pakistan would progress in all walks of life by following prudent economic policies.

He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s wise decision would ultimately bring comfort to the business community, while a cushion of packages would help speed up economic activities in the country and boost exports.

Iftikhar Ali Malik said Pakistan’s economy was going through a difficult phase due to global warming and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, adding that manufacturers, traders, retailers, importers, exporters and other business communities were in distress and faced to huge financial losses due to the current political situation. upheaval. However, he said the government had taken some extraordinary bold decisions to overcome the crisis.

He said there was an urgent need to use modern techniques to increase the yield per acre, adding that the government had allocated record funds for research and development activities to put the agricultural sector on a modern scientific basis in using high-tech hybrid seeds. Iftikhar Malik hoped that all possible irritants in the budget would be eliminated to the satisfaction of the business community which was the source of the government’s financial strength.


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SAARC Chambers President Term Budget 2022-23 Focused on Growth https://gfchamber.com/saarc-chambers-president-term-budget-2022-23-focused-on-growth/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:53:30 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/saarc-chambers-president-term-budget-2022-23-focused-on-growth/ SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday called the 2022-23 federal budget balanced, growth and export oriented, with an attractive package of incentives to accelerate economic activities across the country. LAHORE, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 10, 2022): SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday […]]]>

SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday called the 2022-23 federal budget balanced, growth and export oriented, with an attractive package of incentives to accelerate economic activities across the country.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 10, 2022): SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik on Friday called the 2022-23 federal budget balanced, growth-focused and export, with a set of attractive incentives to accelerate economic activities across the country.

In a statement, he welcomed the reforms introduced to make doing business easier. He said the remarkable measures announced in the budget would help set the right direction for the national economy to prosper in the coming days as well as improve many poor segments of society.

He said economic indicators would show an upward trend and GDP growth would improve significantly with better remittances. He added that it is an established phenomenon that the survival of a state depends mainly on a healthy economy. He hoped that Pakistan would progress in all walks of life by following prudent economic policies.

He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s wise decision would ultimately bring comfort to the business community, while a cushion of packages would help speed up economic activities in the country and boost exports.

Iftikhar Ali Malik said Pakistan’s economy was going through a difficult phase due to global warming and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, adding that manufacturers, traders, retailers, importers, exporters and other business communities were in distress and faced to huge financial losses due to the current political situation. upheaval. However, he said the government had taken some extraordinary bold decisions to overcome the crisis.

He said there was an urgent need to use modern techniques to increase the yield per acre, adding that the government had allocated record funds for research and development activities to put the agricultural sector on a modern scientific basis in using high-tech hybrid seeds.

Iftikhar Malik hoped that all possible irritants in the budget would be eliminated to the satisfaction of the business community which was the source of the government’s financial strength.

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A local artist uses a ‘grounding device’ on the main stage of the Chambers Gallery https://gfchamber.com/a-local-artist-uses-a-grounding-device-on-the-main-stage-of-the-chambers-gallery/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:00:04 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/a-local-artist-uses-a-grounding-device-on-the-main-stage-of-the-chambers-gallery/ The work of local artist Candace Thatcher is in the final stages of installation at the Chambers Project Gallery in Grass Valley. Her work explores moiré patterns and includes new media, drawing, painting and digital manipulations, which involves painting, scanning and appropriating a pre-existing image, and painting the data.Photo by Elias Funez/efunez The psychedelic genre […]]]>

The work of local artist Candace Thatcher is in the final stages of installation at the Chambers Project Gallery in Grass Valley. Her work explores moiré patterns and includes new media, drawing, painting and digital manipulations, which involves painting, scanning and appropriating a pre-existing image, and painting the data.
Photo by Elias Funez/efunez

The psychedelic genre in the visual arts is delineated at the Chambers Project in Grass Valley. This Saturday will feature the gallery’s first solo exhibition, which will continue to explore transcendent motifs – through texture and optics – to comment on human relationships with technology.

Local artist Candace Thatcher, 32, describes her art – and her process – as a movement from analog to digital.

“What I’m doing is appropriating a pre-existing image from an image-based platform – Instagram, Google, Tumblr – by simply loading images onto my phone in low wifi areas- Fi for there to be the pre-existing image, then painting the topographical reading of that image,” Thatcher said.



The dark and light colors present in the computer graphics form the sculptural form, which Thatcher then “translates” into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to play with optical color mixing. The optical mixed-media artist transforms the uploaded image into 3D modeling to eventually create this thread form from a “relief map”.

According to Thatcher’s artist statement, “bump mapping” is a computer graphics technique that stimulates texture on an object.



“I love this contrast between this very old technique paired with new technology and then creating something that’s sort of devoid of reality,” Thatcher said. “It’s a simulated environment, it has no perspective – just this relationship.”

Thatcher’s art renders a snapshot of a texture of something originally two-dimensional and reimagines how the new form takes up space.

Candace Thatcher’s optical art will be on display at Chambers Gallery with a solo exhibition starting this Saturday at 5 p.m.
Photo: Elias Funez

Thatcher said she enjoys finding spontaneity within technology-integrated processes.

“Once the computer simulates it in 3D modeling or I model it in 3D, it transforms into this biomorphic form and then just plays with it,” Thatcher explained. “I don’t know where it’s going to end up and I like that degree of luck with technology and the 3D modeling program.”

Method or meaning?

Like Chambers’ last exhibition, where gallery visitors saw five psychedelic paintings working in tandem on two separate canvases, Thatcher’s work is about process.

Thatcher said she was aesthetically drawn to metal fittings, but the appeal goes beyond appearances.

“I started exporting art with very detailed imagery because it’s grounded,” Thatcher explained, adding, “and I’ve struggled with anxiety all my life.”

When Thatcher first made the wireframe sculptures out of wood after she started 3D modeling, she thought to herself, “I would like to do more.”

At the same time, Thatcher said she was starting to read more about Marshall McLuhan and Sherry Turkle, an MIT sociologist who wrote about “the effects of technology, the extended nervous system and the global village and how technology changes our behavior and the way we interact”. .”

Technology influences the way art is created because each person processes “so many images and images every day,” Thatcher said.

Many of Candace Thatcher’s optical artworks will be on display at her solo exhibition at the Chambers Gallery in Grass Valley which opens this Saturday.
Photo: Elias Funez

Thatcher’s work aims to recreate the experience of “our constant preoccupation with screens”. The multimedia artist uses neon paints and mediums to illuminate the proverbial screen pixels that most keep on hand around the clock.

The digital culture aesthetic has Thatcher “thinking about how we’re all connected” – but she’s not alone.

Thatcher said she was not surprised at Chambers’ interest in her work because of the long-standing relationship between optical art and elements first found in 1960s concert posters that Chambers has made it his mission to collect.

Thatcher said her childhood home — which she shared with her sister and co-collaborator Jessie — has at least two psychedelic concert posters she knows Chambers must know about.

Jessie Thatcher, Candace Thatcher’s older sister by four and a half years, went to Mills College in Oakland.

Jessie Thatcher said she and her sister’s works are not necessarily gendered, but said the women were influenced by their grandmother, a former Chicago Art Institute student, and their mother’s designs.

Jessie Thatcher said she could see a common theme in the bauhaus movement as she and her sister play with textures in different mediums because “there is a woven element”.

“I don’t know why I’m drawn to these patterns, these depths, the reflection of light,” said Jessie Thatcher. “It comes down to op art because you’re dealing with art on some level.”

Brian Chambers saw the connection when Thatcher’s family friend – and Chambers’ architect – Richard Baker introduced the gallerist to his work.

Chambers said Julie Baker, wife of Richard, was the head of the Grass Valley Center for the Arts and the couple’s recommendation had already paid off.

“All of his plays sold out,” Chambers said of his very first show, “and my audience seemed to like it.”

Chambers Gallery art curator Brian Chambers talks about Candace Thatcher’s upcoming solo exhibition opening this Saturday in Grass Valley.
Photo: Elias Funez

Using old techniques with new technologies, Thatcher’s 3D modeling creates “a simulated environment, detached from reality and perspective – I enjoy this relationship with the imagery of social media platforms”.

“I’ve always been a fan of optical art,” Chambers said, “but the way she creates her art is different from any other artist I work with. It always appeals to the 3D element of everything I gravitate toward.

Chambers, who began collecting art when he was in high school, said Thatcher was of younger stuff than the artists he typically works with.

“I think the younger generation has a different approach — and different relationships with their approach to creating and getting to the finish line for their product,” Chambers said. “I don’t know of anyone else in my typical area of ​​operation who approaches creation the way she does. I find it fascinating, unique and inspiring.

Chambers said every exhibition he has scheduled in the gallery space he began occupying in November 2021 “goes down the books as an important part of art history.”

For Chambers, that means Grass Valley is also entering the history books.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve created and where we’re headed and I think a young female artist doing the first show is relevant,” Chambers said, adding that the show highlights one of the many key payers already on and encroaching on the psychedelic art scene.

Thatcher said she worked in the creative collective space called Curious Forge, the artist collective known as the Nail Factory and was lucky enough to work in the studio of Evan Nesbit, a Yale University graduate who teaches art at Sierra College.

Chambers said he was honored to be part of what he thinks is a special moment for Thatcher.

“I don’t think she’s done a show on that kind of level that will get that much attention,” Chambers said, adding. “I think it’s a really cool thing for the local community.”

Rebecca O’Neil is a staff writer for The Union. She can be reached at roneil@theunion.com

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Was Evander Kane’s one-match suspension imposed on Nazem Kadri? – Denver Post https://gfchamber.com/was-evander-kanes-one-match-suspension-imposed-on-nazem-kadri-denver-post/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 18:28:55 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/was-evander-kanes-one-match-suspension-imposed-on-nazem-kadri-denver-post/ Kiz: Evander Kane. Rhymes with stain. One cheap shot at a time, he established himself as the No. 1 enemy of hockey in Colorado. Kane took a run from Nazem Kadri in Game 3 and knocked out the Avalanche center in this playoff series between Colorado and Edmonton. The NHL responded by granting Kane a […]]]>

Kiz: Evander Kane. Rhymes with stain. One cheap shot at a time, he established himself as the No. 1 enemy of hockey in Colorado. Kane took a run from Nazem Kadri in Game 3 and knocked out the Avalanche center in this playoff series between Colorado and Edmonton. The NHL responded by granting Kane a one-game suspension. Did the punishment fit the crime? Most Avs fans would scream, “Oh, no!” (Perhaps using saltier language.) What do you say, my friend?

Bedrooms: The NHL’s Department of Player Safety compared this blow to others in the playoffs and imposed the same discipline – a short suspension or a fine. But Kadri was injured (broken right thumb, we’re pretty sure) and will probably miss the rest of the series. He’s back in Denver for further evaluation. It looks like if it was Kadri who landed that hit, he would be suspended for at least five games. I was surprised by the one game ban and I think it should have been at least two or the rest of this series.

Kiz: You and I have been on the Stanley Cup road with the Avalanche longer than almost any reporter in Denver. And I think living the long history of hockey is very instructive in this particular case. In 1996, when AVS forward Claude Lemieux smashed the face of Detroit’s Kris Draper with a nasty move that sparked a blood feud, the league office deemed it a cheap and premeditated move. Lemieux received a two-game suspension. What Kane did to Kadri was wrong. But it wasn’t as vicious as the chaos created by Lemieux at the time.

Bedrooms: Kane’s hit on Kadri will linger. If there’s a Game 5 on Wednesday, it could get ugly at Ball Arena. But Av coach Jared Bednar and his team won’t let it get too messy. They want to wrap up the series and move on to the club’s first Stanley Cup Finals since 2001. The Colorado-Detroit rivalry was an annual affair — with both clubs in cut or bust mode every season during that time. Gasoline was continuously thrown on the fire. There was no forgetting. But both Kadri and Kane are pending unrestricted free agents. The Avs likely won’t be able to afford Kadri, who is in line to get a big raise to his $4.5 million cap. Same with Kane and the Oilers, who signed the struggling player to a modest deal after he was bought out in January by the Sharks.

Kiz: Blind outrage and blind partisanship is the currency of social media, but I never believed Kane would ever get more than two games. So I’m just glad the league didn’t completely let him down. You know what I find most fascinating about this whole mess? Long recognized as one of the dirtiest players in the NHL, Kadri has worked hard to change his on-ice demeanor for the better and has taken some brutal beatings in these playoffs. Critics might call it karma. I call it incredible growth, personally and professionally, by Kadri.

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Mark Chambers Jr announces his candidacy for 2nd Alderman District https://gfchamber.com/mark-chambers-jr-announces-his-candidacy-for-2nd-alderman-district/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 01:04:34 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/mark-chambers-jr-announces-his-candidacy-for-2nd-alderman-district/ By Milwaukee Courier Staff Mark Chambers Jr. Mark Chambers Jr. proudly announces his candidacy for Aldermanic’s 2nd District, formerly held by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, including Midtown, Capitol Heights, Columbus Park, Westlawn Gardens, Silver Spring, Silver Swan, Long View, Parkway Hills, Little Menomonee Parkway and parts of Hampton Heights neighborhoods. Mark says: “The reason I chose […]]]>

By Milwaukee Courier Staff

Mark Chambers Jr.

Mark Chambers Jr. proudly announces his candidacy for Aldermanic’s 2nd District, formerly held by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, including Midtown, Capitol Heights, Columbus Park, Westlawn Gardens, Silver Spring, Silver Swan, Long View, Parkway Hills, Little Menomonee Parkway and parts of Hampton Heights neighborhoods.

Mark says: “The reason I chose to run was to bring about change, as a resident, as a father and as a member of the community. I lost my father to gun violence. One of my closest friends was killed because of reckless driving in that same neighborhood. At the same time, I remember seeing my grandmother, Mrs. Lula Mae Chambers, being the community organizer and the catalyst that brought everyone in the neighborhood together. I remember the block parties held in this neighborhood because they strengthen our sense of community. I have witnessed the good and the bad in the District, and because of that, I know the 2nd Aldermen’s District may be the beacon of hope it once was. To get there, we need to hold bad actors accountable, strengthen programs for our youth, and ensure that our landlords are not financially deprived of their homes.

Professionally, Mark is a business consultant for Community Related Training (CRT) in Milwaukee. He is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee African American Business Resource Group (GMAABRG) and an advisor to Governor Evers’ Financial Literacy Council, where he continues to teach financial literacy courses to members of his community.

Mark Chambers, Jr is a longtime resident of the 2nd District, having grown up in the Westlawn section of the Alderman’s Area. He graduated from Bay View High School in 2004 and has over 10 years of professional experience in the financial industry. Additionally, Mark is pursuing his college education at Concordia University in Business Management.

Mark’s issues:

Crime and Public Safety

In a recent poll for the last mayoral race, 91% of residents of the 2nd arrondissement believe that reckless driving, carjackings and burglaries are a serious problem. “As a parent, I have the same feelings because I believe that my children and everyone else’s children should be safe in their neighborhood. We need the collaboration of law enforcement, community members and business leaders to take back our streets and hold bad actors accountable for their actions.

We need to strengthen and create more block watch groups across the district. But we also need to invest resources to tackle the root causes of crime like poverty and homelessness. This will require the support of the State of Wisconsin, and my relationships with Madison political actors allow me to have effective future collaborations and deliver results for our district,” Mark said.

Investing in our youth

Chambers said, “Growing up in public schools in Milwaukee, programs such as fine arts and music had a significant impact on my life. Many of these programs are lacking at this crucial time for our young people. As Alderman, I will work in partnership with various education stakeholders, community groups and the MPS administration to bring back programs focused on the positive betterment of our youth.

My life experiences and work in the financial industry have taught me the importance of financial literacy. Through financial literacy, I meet people from all walks of life, and it’s obvious that some of life’s financial challenges can be avoided through education and preparation. It must start with our youth. Our young people deserve to be better prepared, and as Alderman, I will provide resources and be a resource for them, so they are equipped to become the future leaders of Milwaukee. I will create a city council on financial literacy for young people.

Economic stability of the district

Milwaukee in 2021 had one of the highest property tax rates in the United States. Property appraisals have recently come out with record jumps in appraisal values. “We should not impose property taxes on property owners who have lived in their homes for long periods of time that rob them of their homes. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we need to establish true tax fairness not just for 2nd District voters, but for all City of Milwaukee taxpayers,” Chambers said.

The primary election will take place on August 9, 2022. The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

To learn more about Mark and his campaign, visit his Facebook page: Mark Chambers MKE for Alderman and on his website at http://www.markchambersjr.com.

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Local Chambers of Commerce Receive 2022 President’s Circle Award https://gfchamber.com/local-chambers-of-commerce-receive-2022-presidents-circle-award/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 06:08:20 +0000 https://gfchamber.com/local-chambers-of-commerce-receive-2022-presidents-circle-award/ The Tulare Chamber of Commerce is one of 14 local chambers recognized today for excellence in corporate advocacy and helping its members comply with California labor laws. The chambers receiving CalChamber’s 2022 President’s Circle Award were announced at the CalChamber Capitol Summit in Sacramento. “Our primary local chamber partners play a leading role as community […]]]>

The Tulare Chamber of Commerce is one of 14 local chambers recognized today for excellence in corporate advocacy and helping its members comply with California labor laws.

The chambers receiving CalChamber’s 2022 President’s Circle Award were announced at the CalChamber Capitol Summit in Sacramento.

“Our primary local chamber partners play a leading role as community problem solvers and corporate voices on public policy,” said Jennifer Johnson, CalChamber’s director of local chamber relations. “We commend them for all of their hard work over the past year on behalf of California businesses.”

President’s Circle Award winners have published their state legislators’ voting records on key business issues, generated letters to state elected officials on issues of member interest, and participated in the Product Resale Program of CalChamber compliance at an exemplary level.

Four of the rooms have received the award in the 14 years it has been awarded.

The 2022 recipients of the President’s Circle Award are as follows. A * marks the rooms that received the award every 14 years:

  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce*: Nicholas Ortiz, President/CEO
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce: Bret Schanzenbach, President/CEO
  • Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce*: Danielle Borja, President and CEO
  • Corona Chamber of Commerce: Bobby Spiegel, President/CEO
  • Grand Desert Chamber of Commerce: Mark Creffield, President/CEO
  • Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce: Bari Bean Smith, CEO
  • Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce: Kim Cousins, President and CEO
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce*: Jeremy Harris, President/CEO
  • Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce*: Cindy Roth, President and CEO
  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce: Glenn Morris, President/CEO
  • Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce: Kathi Van Etten, President and CEO
  • The Greater Brawley Chamber of Commerce: Ramiro Urias, CEO
  • Tulare Chamber of Commerce: Donnette Silva Carter, Chief Executive Officer
  • West Ventura County Business Alliance: Nancy Lindholm, President and CEO
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