Jim Page resigns from Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama position
Jim Page, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, has resigned from his post. His tireless work in Tuscaloosa county and the surrounding area has touched the lives of many. Business owners spoke out about Page’s contributions to our community.
Jabaree Graham owns Fatheadz Barbershop and is one of many business owners who received COVID relief funds during the pandemic.
“I’m blessed to have the Chamber on our side and it feels good to know that the community has our back,” said Graham.
Page has been part of the Chamber world for twenty years. But he spent the last 11 years as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. He started a number of new programs and events to meet the diverse needs of the business community. He also played a crucial role in the passage of legislation that created the Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission and the launch of West Alabama Works.
“I feel real peace about leaving, knowing that this organization is in the best shape it has ever been in and the great people and leadership and on staff,” Page said. “And so I can walk away knowing that the best days of this organization are still in front of it.”
Graham learned Thursday that Page resigned his Chamber post to accept a position as executive vice-president of Martin Federal Consulting, LLC in Huntsville.
“I think it will be a tough task to fill his seat, but I think as long as the next person in line understands the value of small business, then we can grow as a community and as a city,” said Graham.
The chamber will immediately appoint a committee of prominent business and community leaders to facilitate a nationwide search for a new president and CEO.
The goal is to have a seamless leadership transition upon Page’s departure in March.