March 7, 2022

Volunteer for the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open!

Would you like to volunteer at the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open? We'd love to have your help. There are several opportunities for race weekend, April 8-10, 2022.
March 6, 2022

Ramping Up Military Recruiting Efforts

As we strike up the charge to share word about employment opportunities for veterans, one of our recruiting powerhouses hit the road recently. John Olshefski visited Fort Campbell on March 3 to talk about the Rocket City with about 200 transitioning service members.
February 25, 2022

Alabama Legislature passes pro-military package of bills

The Alabama Legislature recently what the Army might call a “Hooah, Hooah” day!  On February 24, the Alabama House passed six Senate bills to further enhance Alabama’s pro-military posture. 
February 21, 2022
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Northrop Grumman Names UAH ‘Focus University’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 18, 2022) – Northrop Grumman, a global aerospace and defense technology company with more than 90,000 employees, has designated The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, as a “Focus University” – one of only eight institutions in the country to receive that distinction. With this title comes a donation of $90,000, which will be used to create endowed scholarships, support UAH student organizations, and provide for programs in business, science, technology, engineering and math.
February 18, 2022

Huntsville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns this year; groups invited to participate

The Annual Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 in downtown Huntsville. This is a fun event for the family and there's no cost to register and march in the parade. Here's the signup link.
February 14, 2022

Technology for Energy Corporation acquires RadioBro Corporation

February 14, 2022 (Knoxville, TN) - Technology for Energy Corporation (TEC) has acquired RadioBro Corporation, an innovative engineering team focused on the development and production of embedded measurement devices and wireless communication technologies for the aerospace and defense industry.
February 2, 2022

U.S. Paralympics Cycling returns to Huntsville April 8-10, 2022

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 2, 2022) – The Huntsville/Madison County community is excited to announce that U.S. Paralympics Cycling will return to the Rocket City for a second year, bringing approximately 150 to 200 athletes for three exciting days of racing […]
January 21, 2022

John Olshefski to help Chamber with Veteran Recruitment

The Rocket City has always been ASmartPlace for veterans, and we want to ensure they know about Huntsville. Connecting transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses with the job opportunities in our region is a critical priority for the Chamber […]
January 10, 2022

Huntsville earns spot on stage at SXSW!

A big Texas-sized thank you to everyone who voted for our microgravity panel to be included at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2022! We’re going to Austin on March 13 to make the commercial case for incorporating microgravity into research and development. This is tied to our work to build market demand for landing the Sierra Space Dream Chaser® at Huntsville International Airport.
November 19, 2021

Chamber VP of Finance & Administration Earns IOM

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Mary McNairy, IOM, of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, has graduated from the program and has earned the recognition of IOM.
November 11, 2021

New Dates: Upcoming Events for the rest of 2021

We have several rescheduled events to host before 2021 closes out.  Please mark these on your calendar -- we've included links where registration is still open, and if you don't see a link, it means we'll open registration soon.
November 5, 2021

Nov. 5 Zoom Call: New Rules from OSHA & CMS (Vaccine Mandate)

David Canupp, an Attorney with Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, and Cindy Doty, a Human Resources Consultant with PassionHR Consulting, joined us to share updates on the new rules from OSHA and CMS regarding the vaccine mandate.
November 4, 2021

OSHA and CMS Vaccine Rules: Biden Administration Issues New Details

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing the details of a requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services is also announcing the details of its requirement that health care workers at facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid are fully vaccinated.
November 1, 2021

Chamber Board Opposes Civil Liability Changes for Employers Following COVID Vaccine Mandates

The federal COVID vaccine mandates for federal contractors and employees have provoked a series of bills in the special legislative session called by Governor Ivey to redraw district lines for a number of elected offices. There are now more than 12 such bills in the Legislature that would create a civil liability nightmare for employers.