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February SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Max Parker of Cotaco School

February 19, 2024 | Comments Off on February SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Max Parker of Cotaco School

Mr. Max Parker, a gifted specialist at Cotaco School in Somerville, is the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s SuperStar Teacher for February. He’s been teaching the talented and gifted program for nearly a decade. The nomination received by Principal Kim Crow celebrated Mr. Parker’s willingness to help his students and colleagues in any way he…

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Melissa Nichols Named Commodore of the Month

February 9, 2024 | Comments Off on Melissa Nichols Named Commodore of the Month

On February 9, Mark Moody, broker/owner of MarMac Real Estate, spoke at our monthly Commodore about his beekeeping hobby. With seven years of experience under his belt, Mark currently tends to nine hives. He also shared jars of honey with the entire group. Congratulations to Melissa Nichols with Renasant Bank for being named the Greater…

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FlashFiber Celebrates 10,000th Customer

February 8, 2024 | Comments Off on FlashFiber Celebrates 10,000th Customer

(News Release) FlashFiber, the high-speed fiber internet provider started by Joe Wheeler EMC, is excited to announce a significant milestone as it welcomes the Kilgo family of Hartselle as its 10,000th customer. In celebration of this momentous occasion, representatives from FlashFiber, joined by representatives of both the Hartselle and Decatur-Morgan County Chambers of Commerce, gathered…

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Local Employers Connect with Job Seekers at Hiring Event

February 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Local Employers Connect with Job Seekers at Hiring Event

Following the 2024 Career & Workforce Expo on February 6, the public was invited to attend a Hiring Event at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion from 2:30 to 6 p.m. This event, in partnership with AIDT, Alabama Works!, Calhoun Community College and the Morgan County Economic Development Association, featured 25 local companies with open positions. More than…

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Alabama Port Authority Announces New Inland Port in Decatur

February 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Alabama Port Authority Announces New Inland Port in Decatur

(News Release) On February 7, the Alabama Port Authority announced the location of its third intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) in Alabama. Strategically positioned in Decatur, Ala., the new facility is in partnership with CSX Transportation (CSX) and will complete rail connectivity from the ICTF at the Port of Mobile to customers in the central…

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Emerging Leaders: Estate Planning Basics for Every Stage of Life

February 7, 2024 | Comments Off on Emerging Leaders: Estate Planning Basics for Every Stage of Life

On February 7, our Emerging Leaders event provided attendees with a comprehensive introduction to estate planning, a vital step for individuals of all ages. Attorney Christy Richardson from McBride Richardson, P.C., delivered an insightful overview of the fundamental aspects of estate planning, including living wills and health care directives. After graduating from Birmingham School of…

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2024 Career & Workforce Expo Connects Local Companies and Students

February 7, 2024 | Comments Off on 2024 Career & Workforce Expo Connects Local Companies and Students

On February 6, approximately 1,000 high school students from Decatur City, Hartselle City, Morgan County, Athens City, Madison City and private school systems attended the 2024 Career & Workforce Expo. The annual event was held at the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion in partnership with Calhoun Community College and the Morgan County Economic Development Association. More than…

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2024 Legislative Session Begins; Governor Ivey Delivers State of State Address

February 7, 2024 | Comments Off on 2024 Legislative Session Begins; Governor Ivey Delivers State of State Address

The House and Senate gaveled in on Tuesday, February 6, to officially begin the 2024 legislative session. A total of 242 bills have been introduced in both chambers, with 157 in the House and 85 in the Senate. Governor Kay Ivey opened the session by delivering the State of the State Address where she outlined…

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Nominations Open for 2024 Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year Award

January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Nominations Open for 2024 Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year Award

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate a member of our community for the 2024 Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year award, which honors a resident who reflects dedication, service and faithfulness to our community. The award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, set for Wednesday, March 27. Last…

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Connect with Local Employers at February 6 Hiring Event

January 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Connect with Local Employers at February 6 Hiring Event

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our upcoming Hiring Event aimed at connecting job seekers with area employers. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, located at 802-A Wilson Street NW, Decatur, AL. This event, in partnership with…

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