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

June 10, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 during lunch and the opportunity for teams to compete for…

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Applications Open for the Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Program

June 6, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 Chamber’s leadership series, Excellence in Leadership began in…

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Emerging Leaders Tour Decatur Morgan Hospital

June 6, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 by guided tours of the Imaging…

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First Crewed Starliner

June 5, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 of NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita…

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The ACA Celebrates New Residence Hall with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

June 4, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 first of its kind, developed primarily for students seeking art…

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2024 Legislative Update Addresses Successes, Challenges of Recent Session

June 4, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 healthcare, education, workforce development and new projects on the…

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

May 31, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 program will will recognize Judge James E. Horton, who, on June 22, 1933, overturned Haywood Patterson’s…

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Calhoun and Athens State Sign Learning Assessment Memorandum of Understanding

May 31, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 (PLA) at Calhoun towards bachelor’s degree programs at Athens State.…

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

May 22, 2024 | Comments Off on 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 the Chamber membership and evaluated by past honorees. Jeff Parker,…

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Athens State University Names Dr. Catherine Wehlburg as 39th President

May 18, 2024 | Comments Off on Athens State University Names Dr. Catherine Wehlburg as 39th President

The Athens State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg as the 39th president of Athens State University. This appointment marks the third woman to be named as a permanent president – the first in almost a century. Wehlburg succeeds Dr. Philip Way and has served as Interim President since January 2023.…

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