November 10, 2021

Nov. 8 Zoom Call: Alabama Redistricting Latest, Hospital Update

This month our guests were Sam Givhan, local attorney and a State Senator for Alabama District 7, and Jeff Samz, Chief Executive Officer of Huntsville Hospital. Samz gave us an update on the latest COVID numbers in our community, all of which continue to drop. Givhan was able to speak on how the new district maps will be impacting our region.
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.
October 12, 2021

Oct. 12 Zoom Call: Legal Questions about the Vaccine Mandate, Round 2

We welcomed Richard Raleigh of Wilmer & Lee and Sarah Osborne of Bradley. We also thank two HR professionals, Tim Lingo of Aerojet Rocketdyne and Leah Sketo of Lockheed Martin Corporation, who joined us to share their perspectives on COVID-19 pandemic planning and response. December 8 is the deadline for federal contractors to be fully vaccinated. 
October 5, 2021

Oct. 5 Zoom Call: Legal Questions about the Vaccine Mandate

Our guests on October 5 were Chris Lockwood of Wilmer & Lee law firm, and Sarah Osborne of Bradley law firm. Both practice in Huntsville and work with federal contractors to answer various employment questions. They have both been fielding lots of questions about the vaccine mandate recently.
September 21, 2021

Contact Huntsville Hospital to host a vaccine event

Huntsville Hospital will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at your jobsite, and will bring first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. There is a 25-person minimum, and you can include spouses and family members.
June 29, 2021

Survey Results: Impact of COVID-19 on Regional Business

Earlier this year, local community and business leaders solicited input from area businesses on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They asked businesses of all sizes to take a survey in order to learn how the regional infrastructure supported their sustainability and resiliency. Here is what we learned.
April 30, 2021

Grants Available to Child Care Programs

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for funding. We've included more information and link to apply.
April 5, 2021

New Printable, Social Media Art

Masking is still recommended, despite the statewide mask ordinance ending on April 9.  Face coverings are one of the most successful tools we have in the fight against COVID. We've created this art you're welcome to use for your business.
March 26, 2021

Restaurant Grant

A $28.6 billion restaurant and bar grant program will be made available soon. Members of the Independent Restaurant Coalition partnered with members of Congress to craft the legislation. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) prepares to stand up the program, businesses should take steps to organize the materials necessary to submit an application once it is available. Learn more about the program and see what you should do to prepare.
January 19, 2021

PPP Second Draw, COVID Vaccine Update and More

On our monthly Zoom call on Jan. 19, we discussed several topics, including the PPP Second Draw, challenges with the vaccine rollout in Alabama, and much more.
January 14, 2021

Alabama SBDC Network PPP Second Draw Webinar – Jan. 15th at 11 a.m.

Happening tomorrow, Jan.15th, at 11 AM! Join the Alabama SBDC Network for a PPP Second Draw Webinar. Register here.     
January 11, 2021

PPP Round 2 Portal is Open; Learn more in our Jan. 19 Zoom Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 19 on our monthly Zoom call with membership. You'll hear from Roderick Perkins, SBA Lead Lender of Relations & Economic Development, about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We have updates on what you should prepare now for your application.
November 18, 2020

Gov. Ivey Announces New Funding for Coronavirus Relief

$200 million of the State’s CARES Act funding is being dedicated to providing grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse qualifying entities for business interruption expenses. This funding is for businesses, non-profit, and faith-based organizations.
September 11, 2020

Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and provides timely economic data to policymakers who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses. The survey is open to businesses […]