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

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.
April 16, 2020

Web Call (April 15): Dayne Cutrell, Senator Shelby’s Chief of Staff

On April 15, Senator Shelby's Chief of Staff, Dayne Cutrell, joined us for our daily Zoom conference call.
April 16, 2020

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Both urge Congress to appropriate additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program.
April 15, 2020

Treasury, IRS unveil online application to help with Economic Impact Payments

"Get My Payment" allows people to provide direct deposit information and gives a payment date.
April 15, 2020

Coronavirus Rumor Control

What is true and what's not? FEMA has published information to help stop the spread of rumors.
April 15, 2020

Web Call (April 14): Prof. Wafa Hakim Orman with UAH College of Business

On April 14, Wafa Hakim Orman with UAH College of Business gave us a presentation on Recovering from the COVID-19 Recession.
April 14, 2020

Chamber President/CEO talks about COVID-19’s impact on local economy

Chip Cherry was the guest on WHNT News 19’s Leadership Perspectives segment on April 12. He talked about the impact COVID-19 is having on our region’s economy, and how we might bounce back.
April 13, 2020

Web Call (April 13): Daily Update

On April 13, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong joined our daily call.