800 25th Street Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama 35218-1936 | info@thecobcollaborative.com | (205) 780-7903

About Us

The C.O.B. Collaborative is a network of organizations providing solutions designed to support the growth and longevity of small businesses.

 

Our Team

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Harry Chambers, Jr. has over 30 years of experience in management and accounting. He received his MBA from Samford University and B.S. in Business Administration from Alabama State University. His previous work experience includes Co-founder of Chambers Consulting, LTD; international auditor with Bank of America in California, England, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, and Pakistan; operations officer with AmSouth Bank (now Regions), and tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service.

Managing Partner - Chambers Consulting, LTD |

Vice President of Business Development - Osborne Enterprises, Inc. |

Vice President of Business Development - Better Business Better Communities Research, Inc.  

Harry Chambers, Jr., MBA

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Dr. Linda G. Chambers brings over 30 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Dr. Chambers holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Capella University, Masters of Accountancy degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a B.S. degree in Accounting from Alabama State University. Her previous work experience includes Co-founder of Chambers Consulting, LTD; Instructor of Accounting and Director of Sponsored Programs, Miles College; Manager of Expense Planning, United Healthcare; Comptroller of Bessemer City School System; Internal Auditor with Energen Corporation; and Associate National Bank Examiner with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Linda G. Chambers, PhD

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Dr. Hali A. Chambers is a Business Psychologist with a focus on developing and executing talent management strategies that achieve measurable results for small business clients. She brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing talent management strategies at for-profit and nonprofit organizations, such as Chicago Transit Authority, YMCA of Metro Chicago, and BTS USA, Inc. Her teaching experience includes Adjunct Instructor of Applied Research Projects at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology at Alabama State University. Dr. Chambers received both her Ph.D. in Business Psychology and M.A. in I/O Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her B.A. in Psychology from Tuskegee University.

Talent Management Consultant, Co-Owner - Osborne Enterprises, Inc. |

Researcher - Better Business Better Communities Research, Inc.

Hali A. Chambers, PhD

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What People Say

 

— ALABAMA POWER, SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ANALYST

— FALLS JANITORIAL SERVICES INC., PRESIDENT AND CEO

I highly recommend Osborne Enterprises, Inc., an entrepreneurial training service company, for its ability to bring complex projects from development to completion.

As a second generation business we needed to develop a strategic plan and Chambers Consulting was the firm that listened, understood and responded to our business circumstances.

— MAGIC CITY BOYS CHOIR, MUSIC DIRECTOR

— BIRMINGHAM WATER WORKS BOARD, GENERAL MANAGER

The Magic City Boys Choir has been made better because of the assistance and business expertise of Chambers Consulting LTD. During our first and second European tours to Paris, France and Genoa, Italy Harry and his family assisted us in raising the needed funds to send our kids to other parts of the world. Chambers Consulting prepared our nonprofit documents and our annual returns during these critical years at minimal cost. They are committed to assisting community organizations.

Chambers Consulting LTD has exceeded our expectations during the strategic planning process. Your team facilitated discussions of BWWB's strategic goals and objectives to first line managers, supervisors and employees, given our time constraints, with confidence and integrity.

Throughout this long process (business plan, marketing and sales plan), both Harry and Linda worked consistently at the highest professional level. They set clear goals and objectives in understandable terms; they were always on time; they met their deadlines; and they were unfailingly supportive, helpful and patient, always ready to clarify and answer questions.

— SLOSS FURNACES NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, CURATOR OF METAL ARTS

Awards & Recognition

 
South Regions Minority Business Council Supplier of the Year Class I

2003

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Award Winner: Minority Service Firm of the Year

2002

Executive High School Internship Program Appreciation Award

2000