The Gateway Initiative and Coastal Alabama Community College collaborative recently organized a workshop for guidance counselors from all Baldwin County schools to provide innovative modes of work-based learning. Presentations gave special emphasis on how high school students can earn stackable credentials in the areas of registered apprenticeship and technical education dual enrollment.

Friday, March 5, 2021 – Foley, Alabama: The Gateway Initiative, a workforce and entrepreneurial development initiative driven by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, welcomes a new team member, Tyler Morgan Brunson, as Program Coordinator for the Gateway Initiative.


The National Restaurant Association recently completed a national survey of its membership, asking independents and franchises what impact the Raise the Wage Act would have on their recovery efforts and plans for 2021. The Raise the Wage Act is currently being considered for inclusion in the next stimulus bill. "Tipped servers will lose with the end of a system that allows them to make $19-$25 an hour in tips under the current tip credit system."

The Baldwin County Chamber Coalition serves as the collaborative voice of the five Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce aiming to promote and protect the collective interests of 3,500 businesses and 74,000 employees in Coastal Alabama. The Coalition advocates for local issues that matter most for the economic prosperity and quality of life for our local businesses and residents.

Gateway Investors who make up our restaurant consortium routinely come together to help our community in many ways.  A few weeks ago the group decided to plan an appreciation event for our Health Care Heroes at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center.