John Seymour, president and CEO of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Taylor Simmons, director of workforce development, will step down from her position effective Sept. 23, 2014.
The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center will host a town hall meeting on the State's new crowdfunding law, allowing small business and startups to raise up to $1 million for an enterprise through the process of securing financing from backers – the "crowd" – to fund an initiative, the collection of which usually occurs online.
On July 15, City of Decatur Mayor Don Kyle released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the City regarding its form of government and subsequent settlement offers addressing the suit. We believe it is important for all the facts of both the lawsuit and the timeline of the litigation to be made available for the public to create an informed opinion and educated dialogue.
The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the State forum, providing an opportunity for Chamber members to hear about both the most recently completed legislative session and plans for the upcoming session.
Cory Wilbanks, director of leadership development for the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated from the Institute of Organizational Management, a four-year professional development curriculum designed for professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and leadership required for successful nonprofit management.
On Thursday, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce honored three members of the business community at the annual Small Business Awards Celebration for their contributions to the area and their encouragement of the local economy.
The annual event provides the Decatur mayor the opportunity to highlight the city's progress in economic development and present an "annual report" to members regarding the accomplishments of the past year, as well as a look ahead to the horizon for our city.
On Thursday, Bill and Betty Sims of Decatur were presented with the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year award for their contributions and volunteer activism in the community.
The Chamber's annual meeting will celebrate accomplishments in business development, leadership development, community building, workforce development and public policy, as well as honor a member of the community with the Chamber's Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year award.