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ANNUAL EVENTS


The Small Business & Events Department organizes the Chamber’s large annual events including: Best Places to Work Awards, Small Business Awards, the Annual Chamber Membership Meeting, Holiday Open House, SchmoozaPalooza, and the Chamber Golf Classic.

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING



The Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting recaps and provides updates on economic development activities and promotes other outstanding successes from the previous year. It also serves as a celebration of the outgoing board chair passing the gavel to the incoming chair. In addition, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to the community’s most dedicated and deserving volunteer. The luncheon also features a prominent speaker for the lunch keynote address.

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Past Distinguished Service Award Winners

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    2015 - Dorothy Davidson
    2014 - Ronnie Boles
    2013 - Tommy Beason
    2012 - John Stallworth
    2011 - Bob Ludwig
    2010 - Hundley Batts, Sr.
    2009 - Chairman Mike Gillespie
    2008 - U.S. Congressman Bud Cramer
    2007 - Jim Hudson
    2006 - Mayor Loretta Spencer
    2005 - Gerald Toland
    2004 - Howard Thrailkill
    2003 - Joe Ritch
    2002 - Hall Bryant, Jr
    2001 - Raymond Jones, Sr.
    2000 - John Riche
    1999 - W.F. Sanders, Jr.
    1998 - Roy Nichols
    1997 - Mark C. Smith
    1996 - Joe Hinds, Jr. & Charles Younger
    1995 - Charles Grainger
    1994 - Martha Simms Rambo
    1993 - Olin King
    1992 - Joseph C. Moquin
    1991 - Patrick E. Richardson
    1990 - Dr. Francis Roberts
    1989 - W.L. Halsey
    1988 - J.R. Thompson
    1987 - Louis Salmon
    1986 - Alvin Blackwell
    1985 - Tom Thrasher
    1984 - Joe W. Davis
    1983 - Leroy A. Simms
    1982 - C.M. (Chick) Russell
    1981 - Charles E. Shaver
    1980 - H.E. Monroe, Sr.
    1979 - not awarded
    1978 - James Record
    1977 - Lula Mae McBride
    1976 - Dr. Walt Wiesman
    1975 - Dr. Otis Gray
    1974 - Beulah N. Ware
    1973 - Harry M. Rhett
    1972 - Dr. R.D. Morrison
    1971 - Loyd Little
    1970 - Dr. Homer Crim
    1969 - Dr. William McKissack
    1968 - Judge Ashford Todd
    1967 - U.S. Sen. John Sparkman
    1966 - Herbert Johnson, Sr.
    1965 - Carl T. Jones
    1964 - M.B. Spragins
    1963 - Milton K. Cummings
    1962 - Dr. Carl A. Grote
    1961 - P.S. Dunnavant
    1960 - Dr. E.V. Caldwell
    1959 - Henry B. Chase
    1958 - Reese T. Amis
    1957 - Dr. Wernher Von Braun

SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS



For over 30 years the Chamber has been supporting and recognizing individuals and businesses that make a positive impact on our community through their products, services, and outstanding attributes. Our annual Small Business Awards honors the best of the best small business entrepreneurs, young professionals, non-profits, and executive leadership.


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BEST PLACES TO WORK



The Chamber’s annual Best Places to Work® awards honors outstanding companies in Huntsville/Madison County whose benefits, policies and practices are among the area’s best. Along with full bragging rights, Best Places to Work® gives businesses a unique tool that cultivates employee engagement in the workplace.

Rankings are based on an Employee Engagement Survey that asks employees to rate their company on a variety of workplace issues and topics. Surveys are administered and tabulated by Quantum Workplace—a third party research firm—and results are exclusively based on survey response participation. All companies are guaranteed anonymity regarding participating and results.


2017 contenders by category:


Micro: 10-20 Employees

Small: 21-35 Employees

Medium: 36-149 Employees

Large: +150 Employees

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CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC



Held annually at one of Huntsville’s stunning golf courses, the Chamber's Golf Classic offers members the opportunity to enjoy a day on the course with business friends, clients or prospects, and network with fellow Chamber members and potential business associates.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE



Ring in the holiday season with fabulous food, festive entertainment and the perfect opportunity to greet and meet other Chamber members. The holiday event welcomes Chamber members, community and Redstone Arsenal senior leaders and local elected officials. Every year, it is one of the most celebrated community holiday events of the season.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Pammie Jimmar
Vice President, Small Business & Events
pjimmar@hsvchamber.org
256-535-2043