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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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Decatur Ranks in Top Ten Places where Homebuyers Want to Live

May 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Decatur Ranks in Top Ten Places where Homebuyers Want to Live

Decatur ranked as one of the top ten places “where homebuyers want to live” by Realtor.com. In the first quarter of the year, more than half of all of the views on the home listings on Realtor.com® came from shoppers based in other metros, according to recent Realtor.com research. The Realtor.com economics team analyzed the…

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Chamber Invests in YouScience to Assist Students with Career Paths

May 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Chamber Invests in YouScience to Assist Students with Career Paths

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has once again invested in eight high schools in Decatur, Hartselle and Morgan County for another year of YouScience, an aptitude‐driven talent identification platform that uncovers and connects talent and opportunity through brain games. Students learn skills to help them become a qualified candidate for in‐demand careers and they can…

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Judge Charles Elliott Explains how Morgan County Drug Court Works at Breakfast & Biz

April 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Judge Charles Elliott Explains how Morgan County Drug Court Works at Breakfast & Biz

At the Chamber’s Breakfast & Biz development event on April 21, Morgan County Judge Charles Elliott explained how Morgan County Drug Court works, why it’s needed and how the business community can get involved. The Morgan County Drug Court was formed in 2008 at the Morgan County Courthouse. Circuit Judge Charles Elliott is over the…

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ProsperityPAC Endorses Primary Election Candidates

April 14, 2022 | Comments Off on ProsperityPAC Endorses Primary Election Candidates

Based on past records and candidate understanding of the Chamber’s mission and public policy agenda, the Board of Directors of ProsperityPAC voted to endorse and financially support the following candidates in the upcoming statewide primary election on Tuesday, May 24. • Morgan County Commission – District 2: Randy Vest • Alabama House – District 4:…

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Chamber Hosts State of the City Forum

April 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Chamber Hosts State of the City Forum

On April 12, the Chamber welcomed Mayor Tab Bowling, Council President Jacob Ladner, Council President Pro Tempore Carlton McMasters and moderator Dave Hargrove with AT&T Alabama to the annual State of the City Forum for an opportunity to share with the Decatur-Morgan County business community highlights of the last 12 months and what’s ahead for the…

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