About the Chamber of Commerce

The Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce (DICoC) was incorporated as the Dauphin Island Businessmen’s Association, a domestic, non-profit organization in 1958. The name was legally changed in 1994.

The goals and objectives of this organization were “to advance the educational, civic, social, commercial and economic interests of the community of Dauphin Island, Alabama and the general welfare and prosperity…to promote integrity and good faith, just and equitable principles in business and professional activity, and uniformity in commercial usages, …; to discover and correct abuses; to prevent and adjust controversies; to have a part in representing your community in the consideration and decision of public policy in municipal, county, state, and national affairs.”

In short, the purpose of the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce is to serve and promote interests of the commercial community of Dauphin Island.

The DICoC actively solicits input from its members on issues that affect their ability to conduct business on the Island. From the contributions received, the DICoC determines the most effective means to address the concerns of the members and pursues resolution from the appropriate source(s.)

DICoC is prepared to assist new business owners in navigating the steps needed to become established on the Island. The DICoC also provides means of advertising businesses through various types of media to enable Islanders and visitors to Dauphin Island to be aware of the existence of the business and any special offerings from the business.

The DICoC also promotes events on the Island throughout the year to attract more visitors to the Island. This increase in visitation acts to increase the opportunity for local business members to conduct their commercial activities.

Actions taken by the DICoC benefit Islanders, visitors, and business members by fostering the closeness of a small-town feeling that pervades Dauphin Island.


Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

Tricia Kerr, President, The Sand Box
Sjon Hopkins-Sullivan Vice President, Anchor Real Estate
Pat Edwards, Secretary/Treasurer


Amber Caviness, Dauphin Island Hospitality
Gayle Dunning, First Bank
Susan Sass, Vice President Dauphin Island Woman’s Club
Chase Webster, Dauphin Island Beach Rentals
Erica Wells, Alabama Power



Stop by our Welcome Center with complimentary Internet Access and a Lending Library, housed in the restored, original Little Red Schoolhouse.

1016 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island
Monday - Saturday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Dauphin Island
Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 5
Dauphin Island, Al 36528

Call US
(251) 861-5524