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Register for Launch Tank Competition on April 29

March 26, 2024 | Comments Off on Register for Launch Tank Competition on April 29

Join us to cheer on the finalists at the live pitching event for the third annual Singing River Trail Launch Tank competition on Monday, April 29 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center at 10 a.m. You can register for your free seats by clicking here. Applications for the competition close Sunday, March 31. This…

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Nominations Open for 2024 Small Business Awards

March 26, 2024 | Comments Off on Nominations Open for 2024 Small Business Awards

Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our community members by nominating deserving candidates for one or more of our prestigious awards: Raymon Baker – John Cook – Ralph Jones Small Business Person of the Year Award: Recognizing individuals who embody excellence in small business leadership, innovation and community impact. Lynn C. Fowler Non-Profit…

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2024 Montgomery Trip Connects Students, Business Leaders and Legislators

March 23, 2024 | Comments Off on 2024 Montgomery Trip Connects Students, Business Leaders and Legislators

On March 19-20, Chamber members, community leaders,  and members of our Excellence in Leadership and Edge Student Leadership programs traveled to Montgomery to visit with legislators, tour exhibits telling the story of our state history and to learn more about our state government. The Excellence class started their two-day trip at the Dexter Avenue King…

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Career Academies Becomes Third High School for Decatur City Schools

March 21, 2024 | Comments Off on Career Academies Becomes Third High School for Decatur City Schools

On March 19, the Decatur City Schools Board of Education approved the addition of Career Academies of Decatur (CAD) as third high school for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. Superintendent Michael Douglas said the state required at least 250 students to enroll at the new high school, which will contain grades 9 through 12. According…

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March SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Stephanie Roden at F.E. Burleson Elementary School

March 14, 2024 | Comments Off on March SuperStar Teacher: Celebrating Stephanie Roden at F.E. Burleson Elementary School

Mrs. Stephanie Roden, a gifted specialist at F.E. Burleson Elementary School in Hartselle, is the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s SuperStar Teacher for March. She is a veteran teacher who has taught secondary English, served as Library Media Specialist and just recently moved into her second year as a gifted specialist for Hartselle City Schools.…

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Decatur Receives $18.4 Million for Bike Trail

March 14, 2024 | Comments Off on Decatur Receives $18.4 Million for Bike Trail

DECATUR, ALA. – The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded the City of Decatur more than $18.4 million in federal funds for the Dr. Bill Sims Hike-Bike Way on the Singing River Trail, Mayor Tab Bowling announced. This funding, provided from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), is designed to connect Decatur’s Old Town…

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Luke Etheredge Named Commodore of the Month

March 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Luke Etheredge Named Commodore of the Month

Congratulations to Luke Etheredge with Providence Insurance for being named the Greater Morgan County Builders Association Commodore of the Month at our last meeting of this fiscal year on March 8! As we prepare to welcome our new Commodores for the 2024-2025 term starting on April 1, we extend our gratitude to all our ambassadors…

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Breakfast & Biz: Cyber Security and How it Affects Your Business

March 6, 2024 | Comments Off on Breakfast & Biz: Cyber Security and How it Affects Your Business

The Chamber’s Breakfast & Biz event on March 6 provided invaluable insights into cyber security strategies for businesses. Daniel Starr, Managing Partner at Lightwire Solutions, covered current cyber security trends, data breach costs, protection measures and changes in cyber insurance requirements. Chad Sizemore from ICS Cyber Management shared real-world examples of data breaches and effective…

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Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Class Hosts Charity Cornhole Tournament on April 13

March 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership Class Hosts Charity Cornhole Tournament on April 13

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Leadership class has chosen a charity cornhole tournament called “Boss of the Toss” for their community project this year. It will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Decatur Elks Lodge #655 at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. There will be food, fun and games.…

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GIA & Co. Boutique Hosts Coffee & Cards

March 1, 2024 | Comments Off on GIA & Co. Boutique Hosts Coffee & Cards

Thank you to GIA & Co. Boutique on 6th Avenue in Decatur for hosting Coffee & Cards on February 29. It was a chance for our Chamber members to network with fellow members and learn more about GIA & Co. Boutique, a family owned business that is a unique supplement to the existing bridal and…

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