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Chamber COO Appointed to National Workforce Panel to Advise Biden Administration on Economic Recovery Policies

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and West Alabama Works are pleased to announce that Donny Jones has been appointed by National Skills Coalition (NSC) and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) to serve on a national...

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Apply Now: Leadership Tuscaloosa Class of 2021-22

Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Tuscaloosa Class of 2021-22.  West Alabama’s premier leadership program, Leadership Tuscaloosa plays a role in shaping the positive direction of participants who have a desire to make...

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Looking Back: Chamber's 2020 Annual Report

The Chamber has released the 2020 Annual Report, spotlighting some of the great work by members, the board, volunteers, and professional staff during 2020. Although COVID-19 ensured the Chamber approached the year a bit differently, the pandemic did...

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Adopt-A-School Week 2021 to be held February 22-26

Students across West Alabama celebrated their 100th day of school February 2. Alabama ONE celebrated the occasion with their Adopt-A-School partner, Lake View Elementary, by giving each of the 631 students one dollar. Week to highlight projects and...

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Election 2021: Tuscaloosa Candidates Answer Policy, Education Questions

  The election for the City of Tuscaloosa Mayor, City Council and Tuscaloosa City Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2021. In advance of the election, candidates completed a series of questions posed by the Chamber's...

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Chamber Launches Free Training Series on Business Basics in Uncertain Times

Five-part series to feature best practices from local business leaders The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama will host Business Basics in Uncertain Times, a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned...

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COVID-19 Webinar provides updates from across region

The Chamber welcomed hospital officials from across West Alabama Thursday, January 14, for a regional healthcare update. Paul Betz, Chief Operating Officer, DCH Health System; Dr. Marcia Pugh, CEO/Administrator, Greene County Health System; and...

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Chamber Elects New Board Members and 2021 Officers

  Regions Bank’s Elizabeth Winter tapped to serve in top volunteer leadership role Business and community leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds have been elected to serve terms on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of...

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Mayors, DCH Join the Chamber for COVID Update

Mayor Bobby Herndon of the City of Northport, Mayor Walt Maddox of the City of Tuscaloosa, and Andy North, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, DCH Health System, joined Chamber members via Zoom December 7 for a COVID-19 community...

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Local Businesses Honored at Statewide Small Business of the Year Event

Tuscaloosa County companies recognized by Business Council of Alabama, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Two local businesses took home top honors at Friday’s Small Business Awards of Alabama, presented virtually by the Business...

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Chamber in Session: State of the Economy Experts Predict Post-COVID Recovery

Three experts in the field of economics and forecasting joined Chamber members December 2 for Chamber in Session: State of the Economy, presented by The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business. Fran Smitherman, CFA, Senior Vice...

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Human Trafficking: Women’s Leadership Alliance welcomes Lt. Darren Beams

  The Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Alliance welcomed Lt. Darren Beams, Commander of the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force, as guest speaker for the group’s November 5 Lunch and Learn, presented by the Radiology...

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Apply to be a Chamber Ambassador by November 30

  Looking for a way to expand your network? Apply to become a Chamber Ambassador! Chamber Ambassadors are an active group of volunteers who welcome new members to the Chamber and share ways to get the most out of their membership through an...

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Women's Leadership Alliance to Address Human Trafficking

The Women's Leadership Alliance will welcome Lt. Darren Beams from the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force for their Winter Lunch & Learn, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11:30 am. Presented by The Radiology Clinic, the event will be...

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Diversity Summit Tackles the Future of Work

The Diverse Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama held the 6th Annual Diversity Summit October 21, presented by Cadence Bank. Focusing on the “Future of Work,” this year’s Diversity Summit featured a virtual...

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Chamber in Session: State of the Community features Mayors, Probate Judge

  The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama welcomed local officials for the 2020 Chamber in Session: State of the Community, presented by TTL, Inc. on October 15. Matt Feller, Vice Chair for Public Policy for the Chamber’s Board of...

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2020 Diversity Summit to Focus on 'Future of Work'

  The Diverse Business Council will address the Future of Work during this year’s Diversity Summit, which will be held via virtual platform Wednesday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and presented by Cadence Bank.   This...

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Chamber Announces Staff Promotion

  The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama announces the promotion of Kimberly Adams to Vice President for Membership and Investor Relations. Adams has served as Director of Membership and Investor Relations since 2013. In that role, she leads...

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Chamber CEO Appointed to International Association Board

Jim Page appointed to board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives   The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has appointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to serve...

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Members Hit the Golf Course for AAS Tourney

The Harrison Construction Company team was the overall tourney winner at the 30th Annual Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Adopt-A-School Golf Tournament. The team won $500 for each of their designated school, Rock Quarry Elementary.   Northport...

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