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2024 Annual Meeting Honors Award Recipients

2024 Annual Meeting Honors Award Recipients On March 27, the Chamber held our 2024 Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, celebrating our 93rd year. Outgoing Chairwoman Jamie Reeves, Broker/Owner of MeritHouse Realty & Capital Management passed the gavel to Chairman-elect John Holley, Dean for Technologies at Calhoun Community College. This transition marks the beginning…

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Register for Launch Tank Competition on April 29

Register for Launch Tank Competition on April 29 Join us to cheer on the finalists at the live pitching event for the third annual Singing River Trail Launch Tank competition on Monday, April 29 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center at 10 a.m. You can register for your free seats by clicking here. Applications…

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Nominations Open for 2024 Small Business Awards

Nominations Open for 2024 Small Business Awards Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our community members by nominating deserving candidates for one or more of our prestigious awards: Raymon Baker – John Cook – Ralph Jones Small Business Person of the Year Award: Recognizing individuals who embody excellence in small business leadership, innovation…

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2024 Montgomery Trip Connects Students, Business Leaders and Legislators

2024 Montgomery Trip Connects Students, Business Leaders and Legislators On March 19-20, Chamber members, community leaders,  and members of our Excellence in Leadership and Edge Student Leadership programs traveled to Montgomery to visit with legislators, tour exhibits telling the story of our state history and to learn more about our state government. The Excellence class…

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Career Academies Becomes Third High School for Decatur City Schools

Career Academies Becomes Third High School for Decatur City Schools On March 19, the Decatur City Schools Board of Education approved the addition of Career Academies of Decatur (CAD) as third high school for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. Superintendent Michael Douglas said the state required at least 250 students to enroll at the new…

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March SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Stephanie Roden at F.E. Burleson Elementary School

March SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Stephanie Roden at F.E. Burleson Elementary School Mrs. Stephanie Roden, a gifted specialist at F.E. Burleson Elementary School in Hartselle, is the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s SuperStar Teacher for March. She is a veteran teacher who has taught secondary English, served as Library Media Specialist and just recently moved into…

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Decatur Receives $18.4 Million for Bike Trail

Decatur Receives $18.4 Million for Bike Trail DECATUR, ALA. – The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded the City of Decatur more than $18.4 million in federal funds for the Dr. Bill Sims Hike-Bike Way on the Singing River Trail, Mayor Tab Bowling announced. This funding, provided from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA),…

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Luke Etheredge Named Commodore of the Month

Luke Etheredge Named Commodore of the Month Congratulations to Luke Etheredge with Providence Insurance for being named the Greater Morgan County Builders Association Commodore of the Month at our last meeting of this fiscal year on March 8! As we prepare to welcome our new Commodores for the 2024-2025 term starting on April 1, we…

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Breakfast & Biz: Cyber Security and How it Affects Your Business

Breakfast & Biz: Cyber Security and How it Affects Your Business The Chamber’s Breakfast & Biz event on March 6 provided invaluable insights into cyber security strategies for businesses. Daniel Starr, Managing Partner at Lightwire Solutions, covered current cyber security trends, data breach costs, protection measures and changes in cyber insurance requirements. Chad Sizemore from…

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Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Class Hosts Charity Cornhole Tournament on April 13

Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Class Hosts Charity Cornhole Tournament on April 13 The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Leadership class has chosen a charity cornhole tournament called “Boss of the Toss” for their community project this year. It will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Decatur Elks Lodge #655 at 2625…

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