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Emerging Leaders Tour ACCS Innovation Center in Decatur

Emerging Leaders Tour ACCS Innovation Center in Decatur Thank you to the ACCS Innovation Center for hosting our Emerging Leaders event on December 6. We were able to tour the state-of-the-art facility and Workforce Director Houston Blackwood explained how their Skills for Success program provides rapid employee training at no cost to local businesses and…

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Linda Schoo Named Commodore of the Month

Linda Schoo Named Commodore of the Month During their monthly meeting on December 1, our Commodores were able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch at Burningtree Country Club. Congratulations to our Linda Schoo with Marco’s Pizza for being named the Greater Morgan County Builders Association Commodore of the Month for November. Thank you to all our…

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2024 Discover Decatur-Morgan County Now Available

2024 Discover Decatur-Morgan County Now Available Discover Decatur-Morgan County, the 2024 community guide and membership directory from the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has arrived! Inside you will find stories about our schools, healthcare, community attractions, workforce, small businesses, economic development and what makes our area stand out from the rest. Also, you can connect…

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Shops on 2nd Avenue Hosts Coffee & Cards

Shops on 2nd Avenue Hosts Coffee & Cards Shops on 2nd Avenue in downtown Decatur hosted the Chamber’s fourth quarter Coffee & Cards on November 29. It was a chance for our Chamber members to network with fellow members and community leaders. It was also a great opportunity to learn more about Shops on 2nd…

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New $30 million EV Training Center Will Support Auto Industry Growth

New $30 million EV Training Center Will Support Auto Industry Growth (From www.madeinalabama.com) — Governor Kay Ivey announced on November 27, 2003 that Alabama is building a $30 million workforce training center in Decatur that will focus on electric vehicles and emerging technologies in order to position the state’s auto industry for the next chapter…

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Chamber Member Named Finalists for Alabama Small Business Awards

Chamber Member Named Finalists for Alabama Small Business Awards A member of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce was recently chosen as finalists for the 2023 Alabama Small Business of the Year Awards presented by The Partnership of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). The awards…

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Alabama Won’t Collect State Income Tax on Overtime Pay After January 1

Alabama Won’t Collect State Income Tax on Overtime Pay After January 1 Starting January 1, full-time hourly employees in Alabama will enjoy a 5% increase in compensation for hours worked beyond 40 per week, as they will no longer be subject to state income tax on overtime pay. Governor Kay Ivey signed HB217 into law in…

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Workforce NOW Summit Focuses on Building a Qualified Workforce

Workforce NOW Summit Focuses on Building a Qualified Workforce The Chamber’s 2023 Workforce NOW Summit was held on November 17 at Calhoun Community College. Keynote speaker, Donny Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Workforce Officer for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Executive Director of West Alabama Works, shared insights on overcoming workforce…

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Breakfast & Biz Event Focuses on Workforce Retention

Breakfast & Biz Event Focuses on Workforce Retention More then 40 attendees joined us for the Chamber’s Breakfast & Biz event on November 15 at the Magnolia Room. Pam Werstler with Acorn to Oak Consulting shared strategies to enhance workforce retention and creating a thriving workplace culture. Pam also offered insights on talent attraction, legal…

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Melanie Tyson Named Commodore of the Month

Melanie Tyson Named Commodore of the Month Thank you to Habitat ReStore on Central Parkway in Decatur for hosting our monthly Commodore meeting on November 10. Commodore Admiral and Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County Executive Director Landis Griffin explained the mission of the nonprofit organization that creates affordable housing to improve the lives of…

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