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

1961-2021: Huntsville marks 60 years since Alan Shepard’s historic spaceflight

This Wednesday, May 5 marks a special anniversary: 60 years since Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He traveled in the Freedom 7 spacecraft aboard a Mercury-Redstone Rocket, which was developed and built right here in Huntsville.
May 3, 2021

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber wins Mac Conway Award for third straight year

The Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development, from Site Selection magazine, are awarded to the top 25 local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.
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 29, 2021

Maven Packaging Moves to Chase Industrial Park

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 29, 2021) - Maven Packaging, a locally owned and operated manufacturer of custom protective packaging, recently moved into its new 44,000-square-foot facility located in Chase Industrial Park. This new facility will substantially increase manufacturing capacity as well as promote an opportunity for further growth and increased employment.
April 22, 2021

Chamber partners with Hiring Our Heroes to Accelerate Workforce Recruitment

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 22, 2021) — The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today a formal partnership through Hiring Our Heroes (HOH). Huntsville has been selected as the newest site for a full-time program manager to support the HOH Corporate Fellowship Program and other recruitment resources for transitioning military service members.
April 20, 2021

Huntsville’s Kim Lewis tapped to serve on TVA Board of Directors

President Joe Biden has nominated Kim Lewis, CEO of PROJECTXYZ, Inc., to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
April 8, 2021

Para athletes talk about return to competition as they prepare to travel to Huntsville, Ala. for U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 8, 2021) - The U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open, presented by Toyota, is quickly approaching. Approximately 100 Para-athletes will travel to Huntsville to compete April 17-18 in Cummings Research Park. In this news conference, hear from three of the athletes, Travis Gaertner, Jamie Whitmore, and Sam Bosco, as well as Jason Puckett, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama.
April 7, 2021

Web Call (April 6) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

Neil Lamb, Ph.D., Vice President for Educational Outreach at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, spoke during our monthly call with Chamber members on April 6.  Lamb gave an update on COVID vaccines, improvements in how many people are getting vaccinated statewide in Alabama and nationwide, and the recommendation to continue masking for a bit longer, even though Alabama's ordinance will be lifted.
April 6, 2021

Survey Launched to Gauge Impact of COVID-19 on Regional Businesses

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, and the Mayor’s technology initiatives – GEO Huntsville, Energy Huntsville, Cyber Huntsville and Bio Huntsville – have collaborated with Exemplar City, Inc., to solicit input from area businesses on their response to the pandemic and learn how the regional infrastructure supported their sustainability and resiliency.
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.