The latest from the state, local, and the daily Zoom calls

May 29, 2020

Web Call (May 29): Congressman Robert Aderholt

On May 29, Congressman Robert Aderholt joined us for our Chamber Zoom call. We talked about various topics relating to COVID-19, the Census, NASA, agriculture issues and more. 
May 21, 2020

More restrictions eased: Theaters, bowling alleys, athletic activities, summer camps may reopen

Social distancing remains more important than ever, health officials stressed.
April 28, 2020

Web Call (April 28): Alabama Technology Network on “Return to Work”

Keith Philips and Robert Tomlinson presented the Alabama Technology Network's Return to Work plan to help businesses and industry in bringing employees safely back to work.
April 28, 2020

UPDATE: Gov. Ivey issues new “Safer at Home” order effective April 30

(MONTGOMERY, Ala. – April 28, 2020) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a new “Safer at Home” order effective Thursday, […]
April 27, 2020

Web Call (April 27): Robert “Hoot” Gibson, Retired NASA Astronaut

On April 27, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, retired NASA astronaut joined us for our daily Zoom conference call. The topic was 'living and working in tight spaces' as many of us telework!
April 26, 2020

Web Call (April 24): Jody Singer, Director of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

On April 24, Jody Singer, Director of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
April 23, 2020

Web Call (April 23): Calhoun, Drake State Presidents

Dr. Joe Burke and Dr. Pat Sims both talked about how our local community colleges have adapted due to COVID-19. This includes online programs, online certifications and helping provide information to people who may be seeking a new career path due to recent unemployment. 
April 22, 2020

Web Call (April 22): UAH, AAMU Presidents

Both college presidents discussed how COVID-19 is impacting operations with the current school year, and what could happen over the summer and into the next academic year.
April 21, 2020

Web Call (April 21): Take 5 to Give $5 campaign launches

On April 21, Community Foundation President & CEO Melissa Thompson joined us to discuss the new "Take 5 to Give 5" initiative in advance of Giving Tuesday, which is May 5. In addition, Madison Mayor Paul Finley joined us for an update.
April 21, 2020

Gov. Ivey: Alabama’s ‘Stay at Home Order’ in effect through April 30

Governor Kay Ivey presented this update on April 21, along with State Health Officer Scott Harris, Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington, and others.
April 20, 2020

Web Call (April 20): Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

On April 20, Mayor Battle talked about the latest on 'reopening' and how we're going to go about it cautiously. Mike Ward, Chamber Sr. VP of Government & Public Affairs, gave us a brief presentation on cumulative 2-week cases in both the State of Alabama and in Madison County.
April 20, 2020

KÖMMERLING USA makes PVC sheets to support essential healthcare work

Huntsville-based KOMMERLING USA, part of the international profine Group, has been quick to support its network of plastics distribution partners […]
April 17, 2020

Web Call (April 17): How to reopen Alabama, plus getyourgifton.org

This call includes Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle's updates from City Hall, discussion on the Chamber's brand new website getyourgifton.org as well as conversation about how and when to reopen Alabama, and the various recommendations being suggested.
April 16, 2020

Web Call (April 16): David Cole with the Business Council of Alabama

On April 16, David Cole, Senior VP of Government Affairs with the Business Council of Alabama joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.