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Shop Small, Shop Local and Win Big with Chamber’s Gift Card Giveaway

Shop Small, Shop Local and Win Big with Chamber’s Gift Card Giveaway The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to kick off our 3rd Annual Shop Small, Shop Local Giveaway!  Shoppers can enter a drawing to win one of 20 $100 gift cards to a Chamber member business (click here to search our Chamber…

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Workforce NOW Summit Focuses on Skills-Based Hiring in the Workplace

Workforce NOW Summit Focuses on Skills-Based Hiring in the Workplace The Chamber’s  2022 Workforce NOW Summit was held on November 18 at Calhoun Community College. Keynote speaker, Nick Moore, director of Governor Kay Ivey’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, discussed the growing trend of skills-based hiring in the workplace. Skills-based hiring allows employers to…

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Calhoun Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Gene Haas Center For Advanced Manufacturing

Calhoun Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Gene Haas Center For Advanced Manufacturing (News Release) – On November 15, Calhoun Community College and the Gene Haas Foundation hosted its building renaming and official ribbon cutting ceremony for the College’s new Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The building renaming and renovations were made possible by a…

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Decatur, AL Metro Ranks No. 2 for Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

Decatur, AL Metro Ranks No. 2 for Best Places to Work in Manufacturing SmartAsset ranked the Decatur, AL Metro No. 2 on the list of 2022 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing. To determine the Top 25 Places to Work in Manufacturing, SmartAsset analyzed nearly 400 metro areas across topics such as manufacturing employment, income…

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Calhoun Invites Community to Free Veterans Day Celebration Thursday

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Calhoun Invites Community to Free Veterans Day Celebration Thursday (News Release) Calhoun Community College is excited to invite the public to attend its annual Veterans Day Celebration Program on November 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room 109 on the Decatur Campus. The event is free and refreshments will be served. “Veterans…

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1818 Farms Provides New Headquarters for Singing River Trail

1818 Farms Provides New Headquarters for Singing River Trail On November 3, Singing River Trail celebrated its new Mooresville headquarters with a ribbon tying ceremony to  recognize the partnership with the McCrary family, owners of 1818 Farms and celebrating the joint effort to connect our communities. Singing River Trail is now calling Mooresville home base…

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Morgan County Commission Celebrates Official Opening of Morgan County Service Center – East

Morgan County Commission Celebrates Official Opening of Morgan County Service Center – East The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Morgan County Commission, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7 to mark the official opening of Morgan County Service Center – East Located at 62 Guyer Cove Road in Somerville, the facility…

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State of Education Forum Highlights Progress Being Made in Local School Systems

State of Education Forum Highlights Progress Being Made in Local School Systems On Thursday, November 3, the Chamber hosted its annual State of Education forum featuring Athens State University President Dr. Philip Way, Calhoun Community College President Dr. Jimmy Hodges, Decatur City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas, Hartselle City Schools Director of Operations Rocky Smith,…

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Observation Building and Photography Blind to Reopen at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Observation Building and Photography Blind to Reopen at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (News Release) – A new hiking and bicycling trail at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is now open. The trail, portions of which overlay the existing Airport Road, has a fine textured gravel surface and travels through forests, along agricultural fields, and near Flint…

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Cullman Regional to Build North Alabama’s first Freestanding Emergency Department

Cullman Regional to Build North Alabama’s first Freestanding Emergency Department (News Release) Cullman Regional is taking steps to build North Alabama’s first freestanding emergency department at Hartselle Health Park, a multi-service outpatient facility opened by the hospital in 2021. “We’ve learned a lot about the Hartselle community and its healthcare needs over the last several…

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