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Pryor Field Regional Airport Inks Deal with Acquisition Integration

April 24, 2023 | Comments Off on Pryor Field Regional Airport Inks Deal with Acquisition Integration

(News Release) At its board meeting on April 11, the Pryor Field Airport Authority Board approved a 25-year lease with a 10-year option with Acquisition Integration (AI) for a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation at the airport. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Acquisition Integration is a distribution, logistics and services company serving the commercial and military aerospace…

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Decatur City Schools Superintendent Recognized as BRSE Recipient

April 24, 2023 | Comments Off on Decatur City Schools Superintendent Recognized as BRSE Recipient

(News Release) Congratulations to Dr. Michael Douglas, recipient of the 2023 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE) Superintendent Award. Dr. Douglas is only the fourth superintendent in the nation to be recognized with this prestigious award. “I’m proud of my district. This honor wouldn’t be possible without the students, families, and our wonderful community,” said…

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Bunge North America Announces $28.6 Million Expansion to Decatur Plant

April 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Bunge North America Announces $28.6 Million Expansion to Decatur Plant

According to the Decatur Daily, Bunge North America, Inc.’s Decatur plant will a begin a $28.6 million expansion in May. The project will improve the plant’s unloading and distribution capabilities by upgrading existing buildings and adding a new building and equipment. Construction should be complete by December of this year. The expansion will not add…

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Decatur Leaders Give Update on State of the City

April 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Decatur Leaders Give Update on State of the City

The Chamber’s State of the City Forum was held on April 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  Mayor Tab Bowling, Council President Jacob Ladner, District 2 City Councilman Kyle Dukes Pike and moderator Wade Weaver with Adams Beverages discussed several topics including business and residential development, quality of life improvements and infrastructure projects in the…

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Decatur Launches Bike Share Program

April 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Decatur Launches Bike Share Program

(News Release) – The Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority in partnership with Decatur-Morgan County Tourism and Tandem Mobility have teamed up to launch Blue Bikes presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama. Tandem Mobility offers a turnkey bike share system including hardware, software, operations, and customer support. The bikes are 5-speed cruisers, custom-built on the Fuji…

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Leissa Hill Promoted to Vice President of Finance and Operations & CFO for Chamber

April 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Leissa Hill Promoted to Vice President of Finance and Operations & CFO for Chamber

On April 19, the Board of Directors for the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce approved the promotion of Leissa Hill to Vice President of Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Leissa will serve as an integral member of the senior management team. She will be responsible for the development of…

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State Approves Plans for Freestanding Emergency Department in Hartselle

April 19, 2023 | Comments Off on State Approves Plans for Freestanding Emergency Department in Hartselle

(News release) On Wednesday, April 19, the State Health Planning & Development Agency Certificate of Need Review Board approved Cullman Regional’s application to build a freestanding emergency department in Hartselle. The approval sets in motion an estimated 12-month construction phase to complete the new healthcare facility, which will serve Hartselle and south Morgan County communities.…

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Decatur City Council Approves Agreement for Riverfront Development near Ingalls Harbor

April 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Decatur City Council Approves Agreement for Riverfront Development near Ingalls Harbor

On April 17, the Decatur City Council approved a project development agreement and ground lease agreement with Patrick Lawler, the developer of Guntersville’s City Harbor, to build a $30 million riverfront development just west of Ingalls Harbor. According to the development agreement, Lawler and his company Ingalls Harbor, LLC are required to invest a minimum…

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Chamber Welcome’s New Members to Commodore Program

April 14, 2023 | Comments Off on Chamber Welcome’s New Members to Commodore Program

On April 14, we welcomed 13 new members to the Chamber’s Commodore program at our annual orientation luncheon. We now have more than 40 ambassadors that will help make new members feel welcome and introduce them to our programs. They also maintain relationships with current members. The Chamber cannot do the work we do without…

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Breakfast & Biz: Mental Health Matters

April 13, 2023 | Comments Off on Breakfast & Biz: Mental Health Matters

At our Breakfast & Biz event on April 13, Decatur Morgan Hospital – West Campus Executive Director Amy Gillott gave an eye-opening presentation on the mental health crisis we are facing in our community and ways we can help make a difference. Amy said one of the factors contributing to the current crisis is that…

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