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Educational Camps Help Prepare the Next Generation Workforce

June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Educational Camps Help Prepare the Next Generation Workforce

As part of our commitment to preparing the next generation workforce, the Chamber was excited to partner with Calhoun Community College for three summer camps during the month of June. During our 16th Annual SWeETy Camp (Summer Welding, Engineering & Electrical Technology Camp), twenty-four high school girls received hands-on experience in welding, electrical and 3D…

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Alabama Center for the Arts Breaks Ground on First Residence Hall

June 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Alabama Center for the Arts Breaks Ground on First Residence Hall

On Monday, Calhoun Community College and Athens State University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the construction for new residence halls at the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) in downtown Decatur. “Today is a great day for Calhoun, Athens State and the City of Decatur,” commented Dr. Jimmy Hodges, Calhoun Interim President. “This…

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Clay Shoot Classic Welcomes Members to the Great Outdoors

June 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Clay Shoot Classic Welcomes Members to the Great Outdoors

The Chamber’s annual Clay Shoot Classic on June 10 at Old South Clays in Athens was an opportunity for our members to enjoy the great outdoors. The day-long event included a morning and afternoon flight, a great opportunity for fellowship during lunch and the chance for teams to compete for prizes. For the morning flight,…

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Leadership Programming Wraps up Year with Graduations

June 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Leadership Programming Wraps up Year with Graduations

Excellence in Leadership, Edge Student Leadership and Equip Student Leadership each completed their program years with graduations, recognitions and an understanding they have an opportunity to become more engaged in their community. The Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership class, comprised of 28 members from across Morgan County, gathered on April 7, for Decatur Now and Then…

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City of Decatur Holds Public Input Meeting on the Sixth Avenue Streetscape Project

June 8, 2022 | Comments Off on City of Decatur Holds Public Input Meeting on the Sixth Avenue Streetscape Project

UPDATE: If you were not able to attend the public input meeting for the Sixth Avenue streetscape project on June 28, you have until Thursday, July 7 to fill out this form and email it to CommunityDevelopment@Decatur-AL.gov PREVIOUS ARTICLE: The City of Decatur, in partnership with Volkert, Inc.’s engineering team, will host a public input meeting for residents…

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Emerging Leaders: The Best & Brightest Initiative Expands

June 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Emerging Leaders: The Best & Brightest Initiative Expands

Executive Director John Joseph of the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center spoke to the Chamber’s Emerging Leaders young professionals development class on June 1, at the Chamber’s Contractor Service & Fabrication Board Room. Joseph discussed how the the Best & Brightest Initiative is now partnering with Decatur Morgan Hospital and Decatur City Schools to explore ways to…

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State of Healthcare Address Provides Showcase for New Services, Technology and Physicians

May 26, 2022 | Comments Off on State of Healthcare Address Provides Showcase for New Services, Technology and Physicians

At the Chamber’s annual State of Healthcare Address on May 25, members of the business community and elected leaders from across Morgan County heard from Decatur Morgan Hospital President Kelli Powers about the new services, technology and physicians now available to the community including a new ambulance service. Powers also provide an update on future…

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Morgan County Ranks Sixth for New and Expanding Industry Announcements

May 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Morgan County Ranks Sixth for New and Expanding Industry Announcements

The Alabama Department of Commerce released the report for the State of Alabama on new and expanding industry announcements for 2021. Morgan County was ranked sixth in the state for both new and expanding capital investments at $332,389,913, and for new and expanding job announcements at 483. Morgan County had a total of two new…

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Community Leaders Honored at Small Business Awards Celebration

May 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Community Leaders Honored at Small Business Awards Celebration

On Tuesday, three area professionals were honored by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce at the annual Small Business Awards Celebration for their leadership, creativity and commitment to our business community. Keith Jackson, founder and owner of Jackson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Decatur, was named the Raymon Baker – John Cook – Ralph Jones…

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Cerrowire Breaks Ground on New Plant in Morgan Center Business Park

May 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Cerrowire Breaks Ground on New Plant in Morgan Center Business Park

Cerrowire held a ground breaking on a new $100 million, 270,000 square-foot manufacturing plant on May 4, that will produce Metal Clad cable used in most types of building construction. The company will be the first tenant located at the Morgan Center Business Park in Hartselle. Cerrowire already has a plant not far from the new…

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