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Miranda Runion Named Commodore of the Month

Miranda Runion Named Commodore of the Month Dr. DT and Jhorden Shackelford, Co-Executive Directors of Neighborhood Christian Center, shared the incredible work of the nonprofit organization and introduced students from their Summer Youth Leadership Program at our monthly Commodore meeting on June 14. This program allows teens and young adults to work hands-on with those…

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Chamber’s 12th Annual Clay Shoot Classic Brings Networking and Competition

Chamber’s 12th Annual Clay Shoot Classic Brings Networking and Competition The Chamber’s 12th Annual Clay Shoot Classic, held on June 7 at Old South Clays in Athens, provided our members with an excellent opportunity to network while enjoying the great outdoors. The day-long event featured both morning and afternoon flights, offering a chance for fellowship…

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Applications Open for the Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Program

Applications Open for the Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Program Applications are now open for the Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership program for the 2024-2025 year. Excellence is an interactive program that provides skill development and community experiences to help participants grow personally and professionally as they explore the Decatur-Morgan County area. As the flagship initiative of the…

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Emerging Leaders Tour Decatur Morgan Hospital

Emerging Leaders Tour Decatur Morgan Hospital At our Emerging Leaders event on June 5, attendees had the opportunity to tour the Decatur Morgan Hospital main campus.  They learned about the hospital’s state-of-the-art services and technology, including the newly installed PET-CT scanner, the first of its kind in the state. The event featured a luncheon followed…

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First Crewed Starliner

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First Crewed Starliner (News release) – For the first time in history, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V carrying NASA astronauts aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner lifted off on June 5, 2024 at 10:52 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The launch…

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The ACA Celebrates New Residence Hall with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The ACA Celebrates New Residence Hall with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On June 4, Calhoun Community College, Athens State University, and local legislators celebrated the opening of its new Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) residence hall apartments with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. According to Dr. Jimmy Hodges, Calhoun President, the three-story, 43,474-square-foot residence hall is the…

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2024 Legislative Update Addresses Successes, Challenges of Recent Session

2024 Legislative Update Addresses Successes, Challenges of Recent Session On June 4, the Chamber hosted nearly 200 attendees at our 2024 Legislative Update. This event provided a valuable platform for the business community to engage with the Morgan County Delegation and discuss the most recent legislative session in Montgomery. The forum included topics such as…

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The First Annual “Judge James E. Horton Day of Courage” Will be Held on June 22

The First Annual “Judge James E. Horton Day of Courage” Will be Held on June 22 The public is invited to the First Annual “Judge James E. Horton Day of Courage” on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 12 to 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan County Archives, located at 624 Bank St NE in Decatur. The…

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Calhoun and Athens State Sign Learning Assessment Memorandum of Understanding

Calhoun and Athens State Sign Learning Assessment Memorandum of Understanding On May 30, the Presidents of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate educational opportunities and streamline credit transfers for students between the two institutions. This agreement focuses on recognizing and applying credits from prior learning assessments…

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Community Leaders Honored at Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Celebration

Community Leaders Honored at Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Celebration On Wednesday, May 22, three area professionals were honored by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce at the annual Small Business Awards Celebration for their exemplary leadership, innovative spirit and unwavering dedication to our community. Recipients of each award are selected from nominations submitted by…

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