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Chamber Kicks off New Classes for Three Leadership Development Programs

October 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Chamber Kicks off New Classes for Three Leadership Development Programs

The Excellence in Leadership program is the flagship program of the Chamber’s Leadership series. The program was designed to identify, orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders with the goal of enhancing positive growth in the area business community. The 2022-2023 class features 35 professionals from across Morgan County and meets monthly for 10…

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Business Community Meets to Develop State Public Policy Agenda

October 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Business Community Meets to Develop State Public Policy Agenda

Thanks to all who participated in our State Public Policy Agenda meeting on October 20. The one-hour meeting led by the Public Policy Committee provided the opportunity to review the 2022 agenda and suggest updates and revisions for the 2023 edition. Topics reviewed include transportation and infrastructure, education, workforce development, healthcare, taxation, space and defense,…

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Students Attend Endless Opportunities Hands-on Career Expo

October 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Students Attend Endless Opportunities Hands-on Career Expo

On October 13, more than 1,600 eighth grade students from across Morgan County took part in the Chamber’s annual Endless Opportunities hands-on career expo, giving students the chance to explore the wide range of possible careers paths available to them in their own backyard. The event is made possible by Presenting Sponsor 3M of Decatur.…

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Fall Golf, Fellowship and Networking in North Alabama

October 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Fall Golf, Fellowship and Networking in North Alabama

The Chamber’s Fall Golf Classic – presented by Adams Beverages – welcomed more than 100 members representing companies from across north Alabama to Burningtree County Club on October 7. The annual event is always a great opportunity for networking, fellowship and hospitality at one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in north Alabama. Congratulations…

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Toray to Double Production Capacity at its Carbon Fiber Plant in Decatur

October 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Toray to Double Production Capacity at its Carbon Fiber Plant in Decatur

(News Release) – Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., the world’s leading producer of carbon fiber and advanced composite materials, is pleased to announce a significant upgrade of its carbon fiber facility located in Decatur, Alabama. The $15 million investment will double the production capacity of the high-performance TORAYCA™ T1100 carbon fiber and add critical redundancy.…

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Emerging Leaders: Personal Development for Professional Growth

October 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Emerging Leaders: Personal Development for Professional Growth

Business owner and leadership trainer, Keith Jackson spoke to the Chamber’s Emerging Leaders event on October 5, at the training center for Jackson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Keith explained how personal development has made a difference in his life and business and how you can use it learn new skills to promote professional growth. Keith…

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Chamber Launches Total Resource Campaign, Offering Marketing Opportunities to the Business Community

October 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Chamber Launches Total Resource Campaign, Offering Marketing Opportunities to the Business Community

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the start of our annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC) that will match local businesses with marketing opportunities to put them in front of their target audiences. This year’s volunteer led initiative, Connect 22, will be chaired by Dr. Jimmy Hodges, president of Calhoun Community College.…

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Hartselle City Schools Breaks Ground on New Crestline Elementary School

September 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Hartselle City Schools Breaks Ground on New Crestline Elementary School

On Friday, September 30, Hartselle City Schools broke ground on a new Crestline Elementary School on the same property as the current campus, just south of the existing structure. Construction will soon begin on a 105,000 square foot building with 65 classrooms to serve over 1,000 students in grades Pre-K through fourth grade. The current…

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Survey Asks What Restaurants, Retail and Residential Options People Want in Downtown Decatur

September 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Survey Asks What Restaurants, Retail and Residential Options People Want in Downtown Decatur

On September 6, Main Street Alabama began a market study focusing on economic impact, recruitment and business development opportunities that will make downtown Decatur an even better place to visit, live, work and do business. The free market study requires a community survey to be conducted to acquire necessary data. In partnership with the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority,…

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Breakfast & Biz: Becoming a Better Leader in Today’s Complex Work Environment

August 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Breakfast & Biz: Becoming a Better Leader in Today’s Complex Work Environment

At the Chamber’s Breakfast and Biz event on August 11, motivational speaker and author Lemzel Johnson spoke about how to become a better leader in today’s complex work environment. Lemzel kept the crowd of around 50 people engaged with demonstrations that show how to focus on being a better you so you can encourage, impact…

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