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The Chamber’s Endless Opportunities event helps eighth graders develop career goals, envision success

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

At the Decatur–Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s Endless Opportunities hands-on career expo event, students will get the chance to take part in career opportunity “worlds” connected to the 16 career clusters identified by the State of Alabama. Each student’s worlds are a result of their interest inventory captured through the Kuder Navigator System – administered as part of the school curricula – and student choice.

Chamber announces staff updates

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Crystal Brown, president and CEO of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Director of Communications Grant Thompson will be leaving his current position Oct. 22 to pursue another strategic communications opportunity; Denice Marco will transition from Chief Financial Officer to the newly created position of Director of Program Development effective immediately; and Leissa Chittam – who retired from the Chamber as Chief Financial Officer in January after 29 years with the organization – will serve in a temporary role as Director of Finance until the position is filled.

Chamber to launch Total Resource Campaign in late September, offering marketing opportunities to the business community for 2022

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is preparing to launch its annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC), a seven-week volunteer led initiative where all Chamber members have a limited time to secure marketing opportunities across the wide range of Chamber audiences to help meet member business marketing goals for the 2022 calendar year.

Chamber announces staff retirement

Monday, September 13, 2021

Crystal Brown, president and CEO of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Denice Carter, the Chamber’s director of administration and events, will retire effective Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Chamber’s 2021-2022 Excellence in Leadership class launches 10-month program

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Excellence in Leadership, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce's flagship leader development program, kicked off Tuesday, Aug. 31, starting the 10-month class with a group of adult professionals coming from Morgan County businesses, industries, small businesses, healthcare providers, municipalities, school systems and non-profit organizations.

Crystal Brown to serve as new Chamber president and CEO

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Board of Directors for the Decatur Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has selected current Vice President of Development Crystal Brown to serve as president and chief executive officer effective July 1. Current President and CEO John Seymour announced his retirement in May after more than 30 years of service to our community.

Lawrence, Osborne and Pruitt honored at Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Celebration

Thursday, May 13, 2021

On Thursday, 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. Kent Lawrence, founder and owner of TVW Electrical Supply in Decatur, was named the Raymon Baker - John Cook - Ralph Jones Small Business Person of the Year; Miracle Osborne, human resources manager for ITW Sexton in Decatur, was named the Arthur Orr Young Professional of the Year; and Tricia Pruitt, Decatur Area Regional Vice President for the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, was named the Lynn C. Fowler Non-Profit Professional of the Year.

John Seymour announces retirement from the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber

Monday, May 10, 2021

After 30 years of service to our community, John Seymour will be retiring as president and chief executive officer of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, effective July 1, 2021.

Chamber recognizes frontline healthcare workers, area physician as Citizens of the Year at virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On Thursday, healthcare workers from the largest employer in Morgan County and a Decatur-born pulmonologist who continues to serve as a community leader during the pandemic were recognized for their dedication and compassion over the past year with the Miss Athelyne C. Banks Citizen of the Year awards at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

Area Chamber members finalists for state small business awards

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Two members of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce were recently recognized by our state business associations as two of the top small businesses in Alabama for their impact on their surrounding community. Elite FlooringAmerica of Decatur and Valley Rubber, LLC of Falkville were finalists in their respective categories for the 2020 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented annually by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA).

Chamber announcing hiring of new chief financial officer

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce today announced the hiring of Denice Marco of Decatur as chief financial officer.

Chamber, Ascend Performance Materials partner on mask donation and distribution for Small Business Saturday, shopping season

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce today announced a partnership with Ascend Performance Materials in Decatur for the donation and distribution of Ascend’s newly designed face masks to Morgan County small businesses as they prepare for Small Business Saturday Nov. 28 and the holiday shopping season.

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama name Decatur-Morgan County’s Crystal Brown Chamber Professional of the Year

Monday, August 10, 2020

On Monday, the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) named Crystal Brown, vice president of development for the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Professional of the Year – recognizing her exemplary performance, leadership of an Alabama chamber, and her professional career achievements. The award was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Point Clear, Ala., and is the first time the award was given to someone who is not a Chamber president, CEO or executive director.

 

Window for “Revive Alabama” small business grants program to open Thursday

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

On Thursday, “Revive Alabama” – Governor Kay Ivey's small business grant program – will launch, providing support for Alabama small businesses impacted by Covid-19 and reimburse for expenses they have incurred due to operational interruptions and closures.

Chamber to postpone March 24 State of the City Address due to public health concerns

Thursday, March 12, 2020

In the interest of public health and public safety, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the City of Decatur will postpone until later this spring the annual State of the City Address featuring Mayor Tab Bowling, which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion.

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