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

November 23, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 member directory) of the winner’s choice. The campaign encourages the community to…

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

November 21, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 develop skills-based job descriptions that can be matched directly to…

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

November 16, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 $550,000 grant that was presented to the College last spring from the…

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

November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 and cost of living. According to SmartAsset, 27% of the workforce in the…

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Calhoun Invites Community to Free Veterans Day Celebration Thursday

November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 Day is one of those holidays we would be…

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1818 Farms Provides New Headquarters for Singing River Trail

November 7, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 thanks to a generous Limestone County family. The McCrary…

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

November 4, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 houses satellite offices for the revenue commissioner’s office and the license commissioner’s office.…

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

November 3, 2022 | Comments Off on 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, Morgan County Schools Assistant Superintendent Tracie Turrentine and moderator Scott Mayo, Executive…

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

November 2, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 Creek. The new trailhead parking lot can be accessed from the main…

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

November 1, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 years,” said Lisa Courtney, vice president of physician and outpatient…

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