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Applications Open for Second Annual Singing River Trail Launch Tank Business Competition

January 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Applications Open for Second Annual Singing River Trail Launch Tank Business Competition

(News Release) Building off the tremendous success of the first program, Launch2035 is thrilled to announce the second annual Singing River Trail Launch Tank.  Applicants with big ideas, community solutions, and emerging business endeavors may apply online now. The finale event, which is open to the public, will take place on March 20, 2023 at…

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Calhoun to Host Military and Veterans College and Career Workshop

January 11, 2023 | Comments Off on Calhoun to Host Military and Veterans College and Career Workshop

Calhoun Community College will host its very first Military and Veterans College and Career Workshop. This free event will be held on Tuesday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the college’s Huntsville campus in the Sparkman Building Lobby. According to Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), this…

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Chamber’s Three Leadership Development Programs Meet in Nov. and Dec.

January 3, 2023 | Comments Off on Chamber’s Three Leadership Development Programs Meet in Nov. and Dec.

The Chamber’s three leadership development programs – Excellence, Edge and Equip – continued to meet throughout the fall and into the winter, reaching halfway points in each while continuing to develop the next generation of leaders in Decatur-Morgan County. Excellence in Leadership – the Chamber’s flagship leader development program for professionals – met in November…

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Peggy Allen Towns Honored with 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award

December 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Peggy Allen Towns Honored with 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award

On December 14, Peggy Allen Towns was honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Women in Business Celebration at Doubletree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront. Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, as well as the champion of justice and law, the ATHENA Leadership Award is presented across…

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2023 Discover Decatur-Morgan County Now Available

December 9, 2022 | Comments Off on 2023 Discover Decatur-Morgan County Now Available

Discover Decatur-Morgan County, the 2023 community guide and membership directory from the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has arrived! Inside you will find stories about our schools, healthcare, community attractions, workforce, small businesses, economic development and what makes our area stand out from the rest. Also, you can connect with our more than 800 member…

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Breakfast & Biz: How to Protect Your Business

December 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Breakfast & Biz: How to Protect Your Business

Our last Breakfast & Biz event for 2022 was held on December 8th. Decatur Police Chief Todd Pinion and two members of his command staff, Captain Jeremy Hayes and Captain Justin Lyon, provided an overview of the Decatur Police Department and discussed holiday safety tips, current crime trends and upcoming laws that will be taking…

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Emerging Leaders: Finding your Personal Purpose

December 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Emerging Leaders: Finding your Personal Purpose

On December 7, more than 40 people attended our Emerging Leaders event in the Contractor Service & Fabrication, Inc boardroom. Many of us struggle when it comes to balancing work, home and other obligations which can result in frustration and burnout. Dr. Karockas “Doc Rock” Watkins shared how finding your personal purpose can help increase…

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Jackson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling named 11-50 Employee Small Business of the Year  

December 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Jackson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling named 11-50 Employee Small Business of the Year  

On November 30, three members of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce were recognized by our state business associations as three of the top small businesses in Alabama for their impact on their surrounding community. M & M Servs, LLC (Emerging Business), Express Employment Professionals (1-10 Employees category), and Jackson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling (11-50…

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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

UPDATE: Our “Shop Small, Shop Local” promotion for this holiday season ended on December 11 and we received more than 450 receipts. Twenty lucky winners were chosen to receive a $100 gift card from a Chamber member business of their choice. Congratulations to the following winners: Marshall Addie, Mike Albro, Merry Albro, Denice Carter, Sue…

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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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