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FOR MEDIA: Decatur native and CCAA president Jeremy Arthur to keynote Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Celebration May 19

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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What: The Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Celebration event recognizes the contributions of small business to the local and national economies and honors business leaders in our community. Approximately two of every three new jobs created in our economy are created by small businesses, and nearly 80 percent of the Chamber’s members are small businesses.

The luncheon is also an opportunity to highlight three area professionals with awards honoring their contributions to the business community. The three awards are the Baker-Cook-Jones Small Business Person of the Year, the Lynn C. Fowler Non-Profit Professional of the Year and the Arthur Orr Young Professional of the Year. Each award will be presented Thursday.

Redstone Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. Tickets are no longer on sale and will not be available at the door.

Who: Jeremy Arthur – a Decatur native and president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) in Montgomery – will serve as the keynote speaker during the luncheon. He is the former president of the Prattville (AL) Area Chamber of Commerce and a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Auburn University. His graduate studies include a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn, with a minor in Economic Development. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Auburn in Public Administration and Public Policy and is included in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

When: Thursday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Doubletree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, 1101 Sixth Ave. NE, Decatur

For Media: Please contact Grant Thompson to RSVP for the event.


The Chamber wishes to thank its Strategic Partners for their support.

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