May 17, 2021

2021 Best Places to Work® – Here are the Contenders!

Each year, we celebrate businesses that create an excellent workplace culture through employee engagement, strong leadership and excellent communication. Winners will be announced at the annual awards luncheon on Tuesday, August 31!
May 12, 2021

Web Call (May 11) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

Our guests for this meeting included Jeff Birdwell, Huntsville/Madison County EMA Director and Dr. Kimberly Robinson, Executive Director and CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
May 10, 2021

HudsonAlpha to add 2 new buildings, Senior Sprint tomorrow, & Trash Pandas prepare for first home stretch

On May 10, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology broke ground virtually on two new buildings. The first is 90,000 square feet, and will be home to Discovery Life Sciences' Global Headquarters. The second will be 13,000 square feet in greenhouse and lab space that will allow HudsonAlpha to take the next large step with plant genomics research for sustainable agriculture work.
May 7, 2021

Matsu Alabama, Inc. (Matsu) expands in Huntsville

Automotive parts supplier, Matsu Alabama, Inc. (Matsu) is expanding production at its Huntsville, Alabama facility. The expansion includes significant investments in new and upgraded equipment to scale-up production, adding two new OEM to Matsu’s client base. The $8.5 million investment will add production lines. Matsu’s site currently employs 217 full-time employees; this project will add at least 10 new full-time manufacturing jobs to the existing team.
May 3, 2021

SBA’s Restaurant Fund Portal OPEN, Movers & Shakers, and Chamber wins Prestigious Mac Conway Award for 3rd Year in a Row!

May 3, 2021

Harmony Heard, Huntsville Marriott

Huntsville Marriott is pleased to announce Harmony Heard as Director of Sales and Marketing. She will be responsible for overseeing the sales department including meetings and events as well as executing top-level hospitality in our region. She is the current President of the Huntsville/Madison County Hospitality Association and serves the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber as an Emissary.
May 3, 2021

Jason Songy, Canvas, Inc.

Canvas is pleased to announce Jason Songy was recently awarded the Canvas Masterpiece Award – the highest honor a Canvas employee can receive. Never shying away from any mission, Jason has proven countless times to be an asset to his MDA customer and to Canvas. With 25 years of DOD experience, including seven years as a Canvas Director, Jason manages all our MDA Technical, Engineering, Advisory, and Management Support (TEAMS) technical subcontracts.
May 3, 2021

Tenesha Thomas, Christian Job Corps of Madison County

Tenesha Thomas has joined Christian Job Corps of Madison County as the new Executive Director. She brings administrative experience as well as several community connections through her volunteer roles. Tenesha brings a passion and vision for this organization that provides the tools to move women and men toward self-sufficiency.
May 3, 2021

Jason Schouten, LSINC Corporation

LSINC Corporation announced that Jason Schouten has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. He will lead sales and growth initiatives in support of the company’s engineering and product development division, as well as LSINC’s direct-to-object digital printer line, by identifying and securing new strategic markets and clients. He will be based out of the Chicago area.
May 3, 2021

Charles Adams, Alion Science & Technology

Charles Adams, better known by friends and colleagues as Charlie is a Program Manager for Alion Science & Technology and the Mission Manager for the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM-2) mission, as well as two other technology development projects. Charlie was the 2020 recipient of the Exceptional Public Achievement Medal given by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for dedicated service and exemplary performance at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL.
May 3, 2021

Sean Plouse, CB&S Bank

Sean Plouse has been named Assistant Vice President, Branch Sales Manager of our CB&S Bank location in Huntsville, Alabama – Perimeter Park. Sean received his Associates Degree in Business Management from Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. Plouse chose to go into the financial industry to help people better their financial future and currently has 15 years of banking experience.
May 3, 2021

Vanessa Walker, Alliance HR Services

Alliance HR Services, a full-service human resources company providing quality employees to companies in a variety of industries, is pleased to announce Vanessa Walker has joined the Madison location as a Recruiter. In this role, she is responsible for sourcing and placing the best candidates for our clients. She will also partner with our current clients to build and sustain a lasting relationship to fulfill their staffing needs.
May 3, 2021

Rick Needham, NAI Chase Commercial

NAI Chase Commercial, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, NAI Global, announced today that Mr. Rick Needham has accepted a position in Leasing & Sales with the Birmingham office. In this role he will be responsible for Tenant Representation/Landlord Representation, Sales and Leasing for properties in Birmingham and surrounding markets.
May 3, 2021

Elaine Oakes, WLRH 89.3 FM/HD

Elaine Oakes has recently joined the team at WLRH 89.3 FM/HD public radio as the Corporate Underwriting and Support Manager. After building her own business since 1997, she entered the non-profit sector in a volunteer capacity in 2016. She enjoyed learning how to benefit organizations which she cared about through fundraising, grant-writing, volunteer management, public relations, etc.