Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chamber Member News


Intuitive Research and Technology Offers Shuttle Service at 2014 Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Aug 12 - 14 »

No charge to passengers. Shuttle runs to and from the following hotels and Von Braun Center, South Hall (700 Monroe Street SW) every 15-30 minutes.


Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel - Huntsville South (6000 Memorial Pkwy SW)
Hilton Garden Inn - Huntsville South/Redstone Arsenal (301 Boulevard S SW)
SpringHill Suites - Huntsville Downtown (745 Constellation Dr)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville West - Research Park (2600 Old Fairway Road)

Palco to expand ops in Asia-Pacific region »

(Georgetown, July 17, 2014) American reverse logistics firm Palco Inc, which has committed an initial RM11 million to its first offshore facility in Penang, is looking to expand. The Huntsville, Alabama-based company that set up its Penang office early this year after following a United States-based data software customer here, is now set to tap into its global customer base to beef up its Asia-Pacific operations here.

Pioneer in Next Generation Sequencing Receives 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize »

(Huntsville, AL, July 16, 2014) Noted scientist and geneticist Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., was today presented with the 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Science Prize for his innovative work in the development and application of genomic technology, including completing a detailed sequence of DNA from HeLa cells, the first “immortal” human cell line grown in a lab.

“City of Smoke and Fire" a Panel on the History of Propulsion in Huntsville, July 18 »

Part of the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s Places of Invention Project Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Saturn V Hall Digital Theater

Since becoming the site of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in 1956, the face of Huntsville has been changed by rocketry and propulsion – and for the last five decades, Huntsville has changed the face of propulsion. We invite you to explore how The Rocket City helped advance the science and technology of propulsion through the major eras and programs of American space exploration and hear the stories of engineers who were there!

Teams Needed for Inaugural Mercury Rising Chili Festival, Sept. 27 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 1, 2014) Leadership Huntsville/Madison County (LHMC), a 501 C(3) non-profit organization, will host its first sanctioned chili cook-off on Saturday, September 27th, from 10 AM until 4 PM at Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. LHMC is proud to announce their partnership with the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) association and Free the Hops. The festival will include chili tastings, local craft beers, live entertainment, and a kids’ zone.

UAH: Entrepreneur finds inspiration close to home »

(Huntsville, AL, July 14, 2014) Jiake Liu has been co-owner or CEO of three companies since graduating from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), including his most recent venture, the crowdsourcing platform ProspectWise. Where does he get his entrepreneurial spirit? You might say he inherited it.

City of Huntsville: Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs Coming to Huntsville »

(Huntsville, AL, July 14, 2014) Want to know the secret to landing one of the hottest new jobs in town? The City of Huntsville will show you how to improve you employment options at two Career Readiness Seminars on July 29 and August 5.

Space & Missile Defense Symposium Announces Lineup for STEM Forum & Expo, Aug 12 - 14 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 14, 2014) The 2014 Space & Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium is featuring a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Forum and Expo at the Von Braun Center on August 12, 13 and 14. Targeted for parents, post-secondary leaders, educators and business and community leaders, the goal of the STEM forum and expo is to provide current and accurate information in STEM areas and to strengthen STEM education initiatives. Sessions are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Register online at

Space & Missile Defense Symposium Hosting Veterans Job Fair »

(Huntsville, AL, July 10, 2014) The Space and Missile Defense Symposium has partnered with the American Freedom Foundation to create Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event for veterans. Presented by SourceAmerica™ in association with Still Serving Veterans the event will be held August 12 through August 13, 2014 at the Von Braun Center in Ballroom #5 in Huntsville, AL. As part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs, the event brings together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for veterans.

James T. Dixon Promoted to General Manager and Vice President »

(Huntsville, AL, July 14, 2014) James T. Dixon has been promoted to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Thermal Corporation, located in Madison, Alabama. Jim joined the firm in 1989 and was the Vice President: Engineering prior to this assignment.

National Night Out Throws Going Away Party for Crime, Aug. 5 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 14, 2014) Huntsville Police Department and Huntsville Community Watch Association are hosting a free celebration to prevent crime. The annual “National Night Out” will feature inflatables, children’s activities, live music and vendors. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Jaycee’s Building (2180 Airport Road).

Dan Wilkerson Appointed as Huntsville’s new Fire Marshal »

(Huntsville, AL, July 11, 2014) Huntsville Fire and Rescue announced today Dan Wilkerson will serve as the City of Huntsville’s new Fire Marshal. Wilkerson previously served as a Fire Investigations Officer. He has been with Huntsville Fire and Rescue since June 2001.

azione scopo llc: 4 Weeks & DONE Workshop Begins Sept. 3 »

4 Weeks & DONE is a resultsfocused workshop and coaching program designed to accelerate your success. Coming up with great ideas is easy, implementing them is HARD WORK. That is why we’ve united the process of project management, the impact of executive coaching, the creativity of design strategy, and the experience of more than 50 years of combined business, creative and entrepreneurial success into a program that will help you get your project done. 4 weeks & DONE isn’t just instruction, it’s ACTION. We’ve designed it to help you get your project DONE.

HudsonAlpha: Biotech 101 Registration Kicks off July 15 »

Registration for the 2014 session of Biotech 101 kicks off Tuesday, July 15, at 9 a.m. Biotech 101 is an introduction to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Offered each fall over four weekly sessions, participants are taught DNA basics and the relevance of genetics and genomics in medicine, agriculture and the environment. Each session includes a primer on basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting presented by HudsonAlpha scientists and educators.

Women's Economic Development Council (WEDC) 2014 Leadership Conference, Nov. 13 - 14 »

Please help us spread the word about the Women's Economic Development Council (WEDC) 2014 Leadership Conference in Huntsville, Alabama on November 13-14. The conference is designed to provide education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to emerging, transitioning, and executive leaders who are seeking professional development growth.

Transcend: Your Authorized Five Behaviors Partner »

With over 2.5 Million copies sold, it is likely you have read Patrick Lencioni’s book, and are aware of the FIVE Dysfunctions he identifies!

Avion Solutions Awarded New Amrdec Contract Valued At $48,000,000 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 9, 2014) Huntsville’s Avion Solutions, Inc. has been awarded a new 5-year Task Order valued at nearly 48,000,000 as a Direct Award through the Torch Technologies AMCOM EXPRESS BPA to provide engineering, technical, and advisory support to the Maintenance Engineering Division (AEM) of the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) for Engineering Services at the Aviation Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).

10th Annual EarlyWorks Golf Tournament, Sept. 19 »

A historic day of golf & fantastic prizes!

Huntsville Marriott: Stay and Play »

Butterfly vacation package / SciQuest package / Huntsville Marriott Swimcation Package

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Presents 54th Season for 2014-2015 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 8, 2014) Join Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater as they present theatrical interpretations of several literature and fairytale classics. The Neverending Story, directed by Lucas Kiker, follows Bastian after he stumbles into a bookshop and discovers a curious book, leading him on an incredible adventure. Aesop’s Foibles, directed by Sandra Federico, features several classic fables brought to life in new and exciting ways. The Twelve Dancing Princesses, directed by Sara Sheehan, sees the beloved fairy tale of twelve rebellious princesses brought to the stage. Additionally, Fantasy Playhouse presents their Season Extra, the 25th anniversary performance of A Christmas Carol, directed by Elaine Hubbard, a musical adaptation of the enduring Charles Dickens story.

Russ Russell Inks Agreement as Mad Co’s First Commercial Real Estate Broker to Use UAV/Drones to Market Properties »

(Huntsville, AL, July 8, 2014) Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate has signed an agreement with Sky View, LLC, for aerial photographic services, making Russ Russell the first commercial real estate broker in Madison County to use small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or Drone) to take aerial photographs of his properties for marketing purposes. “When I see technology that is so new, there are few if any regulations surrounding it, that tells me it is groundbreaking,” says Russ Russell. “Drone operators like Sky View believe there should be regulations, but currently, the law is ambiguous. Until the FAA comes up with more rules and regulations, we see no reason not to take advantage of the technology in a smart and professional way.”

UAH pre-health program helps students pursue healthcare dreams »

(Huntsville, AL, July 9, 2014) Getting into a professional school to pursue an advanced degree in the healthcare field is no easy feat, as any doctor, dentist, pharmacist, or veterinarian can tell you. But the students in the Pre-Health Program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) must have missed that memo, because their acceptance rate blew the national average out of the water this past year.

insideOakwood: Summer Institute, Aeolians as Best Choir, Madagascar, and more - 7/9/14 »

Paulette Johnson, director of the Eva B. Dykes Library and Heather Rodriguez-James, University archivist, were among the 20 successful applicants to participate in the first collaborative effort between Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and the HBCU Library Alliance. The Institute convened June 16-20, and equipped librarians with training in WordPress, Omeka and Emory's mobile tour app, to develop digital projects on their campuses.

Wyle Awarded Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks Contract »

(Huntsville, AL, July 8, 2014) Wyle has been awarded a five-year contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Centers to provide research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) services to DoD. The Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks contract is a $3 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contract vehicle.

Arts Council Announces Rescheduled Homegrown Talent Contest Final Round »

(Huntsville, AL, July 8, 2014) The Arts Council has announced the date for the rescheduled 2014 Homegrown Talent Contest Final Round, presented by Buffalo Rock. Held live prior to the Concert in the Park on Monday, July 14 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage, the competition will feature 14 finalists that were selected for the contest at the Panoply Arts Festival. Admission to watch the final round is free.

Bubbly & Bonbons: An Elegant Night of Champagne, Dessert Tasting & Live Entertainment, July 18 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 7, 2014) On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7pm, the Huntsville Area Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority will be hosting “Bubbly & Bonbons” at the Historic Weeden House located in downtown Huntsville - a dessert tasting event featuring local bakeries and confectionery shops, along with champagne, Yellowhammer drafts, photo booth, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

Burritt on the Mountain: The 2014 City Lights and Stars Concert Series - Kush, July 25 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 7, 2014) Kush reggae band was formed in 2006 to play at a celebration of Bob Marley's birthday. The band-members stayed together after the celebration and started playing local venues. Kush focuses on the reggae genre but also plays Calypso\Soca, Funk and Rock. With this combination of musical styles, Kush quickly became one of North Alabama's favorite bands.

City of Huntsville Hiring Polie Officers »

(Huntsville, AL, July 7, 2014) The City of Huntsville is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications are being accepted from July 1- July 31. More information may be obtained by visiting or

Land Trust of North Alabama: Saxophonist Warren Hill at Three Caves, July 19 »

Hill is not only one of the most gifted performers and "off the hook" showmen in the pop instrumental world, but he is also a talented and innovative creator of new and different ways to present his music and connect with his fans.

Take Short Survey from the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) by July 15th »

International trade is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Alabama; trade is touching more and more of our citizens. The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) and the College of Business Administration at UAH want to better measure the impact and consequences of trade on our regional economy, and it all starts with the impact on your business. We need your help. Each year we distribute this short survey, only 20 questions, and we use your responses to help us understand the role of trade in our North Alabama economy. Please follow this link to take the survey by July 15th:

Alabama’s first Tech Trek camp kicks off at UAH on July 20 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 2, 2014) The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will host Alabama's first Tech Trek from Sunday, July 20, through Friday, July 25. Fifty rising eighth-grade girls from across the state will participate in the weeklong residential camp, which features intensive hands-on experiments and activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the opportunity for campers to meet and interact with female role models in these fields.

Alabama Awards $28 Million to Grow Small Businesses with Funds from the U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative »

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new quarterly report showing that Alabama has deployed $28,842,621 to grow small businesses. Alabama is a leading state in deploying these funds to local lenders and small businesses. Today’s report also notes that states have expended, obligated, or transferred $835 million through the Treasury Department’s SSBCI program to support small business lending and investments across the country.

Technology Expert Kevin Bowling of Integration Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With New Book »

(Huntsville, AL, June 30, 2014) Kevin Bowling, Founder of IT consulting company Integration, recently joined a select group of leading I.T. experts from across North America to co-write the book titled, The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital: 20 Critical Facts Every Business Must Know To Maximize Their Company’s Efficiency, Security, Employee Productivity And Profits. The book was released in May 2014 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

Get your Electrician CEUs at Drake State, July 17 - 18 »

The Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors has adopted Rule 303-X-5, “Continuing Education” that is required for all licensed electrical contractors and provisional electrical contractors. A copy of this rule is available under the “Rules” section of the ABEC web site. Licensed electrical contractors and provisional electrical contractors will be required to obtain 14 continuing education hours during a two year period. This period will begin January 1, 2013. Each person must earn and document 14 continuing education hours by December 2014

22nd Annual North Alabama Decosimo Accounting Forum Set to Take Place July 18th in Rogersville »

(Huntsville, AL, July 1, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, is providing thought leadership for the Annual North Alabama Decosimo Accounting Forum on Friday, July 18th. Hosted by the University of North Alabama for the past 22 years, the accounting forum is scheduled to be a day-long event that will take place at the Joe Wheeler State Park Resort on McLean Drive in Rogersville, Ala. The Decosimo firm -- which recently moved the firm’s Huntsville office to the Regions Center building on Clinton Ave. -- has served as the title sponsor of the accounting forum and has provided training at the event in four of the past five years.

Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County announces the creation of the new Crestwood Women & Families Fund »

(Huntsville, AL, July 1, 2014) Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County announce the charter of a new fund – the Crestwood Women & Families Fund – dedicated to supporting women and families. This fund will be managed by the Community Foundation and represents the first “giving circle” managed by the Foundation.

2nd Annual NAITA Scholarship Golf Tournament & Oktoberfest, Sept. 8 »

REGISTER TODAY to join NAITA and Premier Sponsor PPG Aerospace for the 2nd Annual NAITA SCHOLARSHIP Golf Tournament on Monday, September 8th, at The Ledges. The event is being held with cooperation from Aviagen and the AlabamaGermany Partnership, and it will conclude with an Oktoberfest Reception featuring German wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres. Early bird registration fees are available until August 1st, so sign up your team today! Sponsorship opportunities are still available as well. Please click here for the flyer with registration form.

NAITA Presents International Military Sales & Summer/Fall Programs, Aug. 11 »

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) presents an International Military Sales Briefing in conjunction with the Space and Missile Defense Symposium (SMDS). This briefing is a continuation of NAITA’s series of Industry Days with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC). Dr. Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government, will present International Military Sales – Trends & Analysis for Prime International Markets for U.S.-based firms. Dr. Brancato’s presentation will include updates on trends for foreign military sales as well as direct commercial sales.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Announces Auditions for Youth Actors aged 10 - 18 »

(Huntsville, AL, July 1, 2014) Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater is seeking male and female students aged 10-18, to serve as company members in the Fantasy Players and Junior Players, our ambassador-touring groups. Open auditions will be held on August 4, 2014 at 6pm at the Fantasy Arts Center, 3312 Long Avenue Huntsville, AL 38505. No formal acting experience is necessary but students are asked to prepare a one minute monologue.

UAH introduces new Game Design & Development minor »

(Huntsville, AL, July 1, 2014) Several graduates of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have already gone on to work in the video game design industry, among them Charlotte Ellett and Falco Girgis. But there's no doubt that more will soon follow in their footsteps thanks to the debut of Game Design & Development, a brand-new cross-disciplinary minor, this fall.

July Alumni in Action: Can you find the Leadership diploma? »

Can you find the Leadership diploma in this month's newsletter? Find it first and be recognized in next month's newsletter! Jeff Gronberg C2, L26 found it last month!

Local CEO elected secretary-treasurer of statewide association »

(Huntsville, AL, June 26, 2014) David Spillers, chief executive officer of Huntsville Hospital, was recently elected secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) at the Association’s annual meeting. “David has been an integral part of the Association’s Board of Trustees for several years now, and he has proven to be a strong leader with a strategic vision,” said J. Michael Horsley, FACHE, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “We’re pleased that he will fill the role of secretary-treasurer for the next year.”

Alabama A&M taking college football approach to recruiting students to campus »

(Huntsville, AL, June 30, 2014) Venita King saw her brother wooed as a college football recruit while growing up and that strategy stuck in her mind. Now as the assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of admissions, King is taking that approach to help attract students to Alabama A&M University.

Huntsville Museum of Art to offer FREE Saturday activity for families, July 19 - Aug. 16 »

(Huntsville, AL, June 30, 2014) Families can simply drop by the Huntsville Museum of Art in July and August to enjoy a FREE hands-on activity sponsored by The Daniel Foundation of Alabama. Drop-in and CREATE Saturdays are currently scheduled for Saturday, July 19, and Saturday, August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stender Family Interactive Galleries.

Decosimo Announces Upcoming Huntsville Office Move »

(Huntsville, AL, June 30, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the firm will be moving its Huntsville office to a new location effective July 1. The firm’s Huntsville office is relocating downtown within the Regions Bank building at 200 Clinton Avenue, Suite 405.

UAH nursing grad brings classroom skills to real world »

It's a good thing that brand-new nurse Landon Dutton learned where the code button was on his first morning at Parkway Medical Center in Decatur, Ala., because two hours later, he had to push it when a patient presenting with chest pain flat-lined in his presence.

Leavendary Crafting Legendary Yeast for Largest Craft Brewer in Alabama »

(Huntsville, AL, June 26, 2014) It has been said that, “Brewing is the art of feeding sugar to yeast.” According to entrepreneur Peyton McNully, founder of the first yeast propagation service in the Southeast U.S., brewers in Alabama are in need of high quality yeast as they refine and grow their art. “We want our client brewers to make and sell the very best beer in Alabama, nationally, and internationally. We want to put Alabama on every beer enthusiast’s map,” McNully said.

Space & Missile Symposium Speaker Lineup Features Leaders of Space & Missile Agencies, International Dignitaries & Congressional Speakers »

(Huntsville, AL, June 25, 2014) The 2014 Space & Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium has confirmed an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers for its 17th annual symposium scheduled for August 11 – 14 at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center. Invited speakers for this year’s Symposium features leaders from key partner nations and US government and military leaders addressing space and missile defense topics covering strategy, budget, Homeland and Regional Ballistic Missile Defense, Partner nation missile defense, and space and missile defense technology development.

Integration Technology Times Newsletter - Declare Freedom From High Costs & Risk by Throwing Out Data Now »

Do you have mountains of information stored on your server that you’ll never use, but feel like you should keep? You are not alone. Given expanding regulatory rules, some businesses save every bit of data they have, just to be safe. You may be thinking, “What’s the big deal in keeping everything?” While it is true off-site data storage costs have gone down by about 25% every year, the fact is that keeping your data forever can create big management challenges and lead to retrieval headaches.

Huntsville CVB Twitter named "Must-Follow" tourist destination account »

(Huntsville, AL, June 25, 2014) Betsy A. Decillis Consulting, LLC has released a list of “Must Follow DMOs (Destination Management Organizations)” and ranked the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) Twitter account 49th out of 100 DMO Twitter accounts selected throughout the world. To view the complete list and see how Huntsville ranked among other cities, states and countries, click here:

Big Spring Environmental: Corporate Sustainability Solutions »

Big Spring Environmental is helping local companies in their efforts to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Huntsville was recently announced as one of 13 cities in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) seven-state service area that are working to be designated as Valley Sustainable Communities. TVA created the program in response to corporations having interest in locations that have an ongoing commitment to sustainable practices. Corporate sustainability is more than a trend; it has become a core value for a growing number of companies, one of which is COPT Property Management Services (COPT), a division of Corporate Office Properties Trust.

The CARE Center's 3-Day Community Celebration, Oct. 18 - 20 »

Did you know...Your support is make a difference in the local schools and rural communities of southeastern Madison County. The time is fast approaching for The CARE Center's 3-Day Community Celebration which will highlight the positive impact the Partner In Hope Campaign is having on the families and children we serve. Register now while space is still available for fun activities which includes: a KCB sanctioned grill competition, old-fashioned community picnic and golf tournament. With your continued support we can empower the under-resourced in our area.

Aviagen North America Announces Senior Leadership Changes »

US - Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, has announced that industry veteran, Kevin McDaniel, has accepted the position of president of Aviagen North America, succeeding Ben Thompson who is retiring. The changes are effective in August.

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (SFBS) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell »

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), the Alabama-based holding company for ServisFirst Bank, announces that Company management will ring the Closing Bell at The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, New York at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

The Stand Against MS Benefitting Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National MS Society, July 8 - Aug. 7 »

The Stand Against MS is a family-oriented fundraising campaign. Since 2004, families, companies and civic groups throughout Alabama and Mississippi have set up lemonade stands in neighborhoods and around businesses. Volunteers give away lemonade provided by Buffalo Rock and cookies provided by Bud’s Best in return for donations to the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National MS Society.

Computer engineering degree from UAH provides foundation for dream career »

(Huntsville, AL, June 23, 2014) College students are often torn between choosing a major that will quell their parents' fears about long-term job prospects and one that will allow them to follow their own career dreams. Fortunately for Falco Girgis, who had long aspired to be a video game developer, he was able to find one that would do both – computer engineering.

LifeSouth still battling AB plasma shortage »

(Huntsville, AL, June 10, 2014) The shortage of plasma from people with Type AB blood continues, but LifeSouth hopes that one small change going into effect today could help them connect with a few more potential donors.

Solvability® Announces 8th Annual Rocket City Government Contracting Conference »

(Huntsville, AL, June 18, 2014) Solvability, a practice of Decosimo, is hosting the 8th Annual Rocket City GovCon Conference on September 18, 2014. This year’s signature event will be held at the Jackson Conference Center, adjacent to the Hudson Alpha Institute in Huntsville, Alabama.

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Teammate and Leukemia Survivor Bob Mobley Named 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year »

(Mobile, AL, June 18, 2014) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter named Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Teammate and leukemia survivor Bob Mobley the 2014 LLS Man of the Year on June 12, 2014. Mobley and his Teammates raised over $40,000 during the ten-week campaign through a variety of fundraising events, including a clay shoot tournament, chef showdown, beer + bingo and weekly giveaways.

Decosimo Managing Principal Nick Decosimo Reelected To Moore Stephens Board of Directors »

(Chattanooga, TN, June 17, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that firm-wide Managing Principal Nick Decosimo was recently reelected to the Board of Directors of Moore Stephens North America, Inc. (MSNA). MSNA is one of eight regional members of Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL) headquartered in London.

Information Systems Professor Keeps Abreast of – and Contributes to – Research »

(Huntsville, AL, June 18, 2014) Dr. Xiaotong Li is not unaware that game theorists like him have won more than ten Nobel Prizes in Economics over the last 20 years. But the associate professor of Information Systems has set a much more modest goal for his research into the field. "I just do it for intellectual curiosity," he says. "This is a mainstream theory, so mainly I wanted to contribute to it, even if it's a very minor contribution."

Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers Confirmed as Keynote at SMD Symposium Event, Aug. 13 »

(Huntsville, AL, June 17, 2014) United States Representative Mike Rogers (MI), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will be the keynote speaker at 17th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium dinner on Wednesday, August 13 at the Von Braun Center. Cost is $50 per person or $400 for a corporate table seating eight.

Want to See What Marshall Space Flight Center is Doing? Go to 'NASA on the Square' June 21 in Huntsville »

(Huntsville, AL, June 12, 2014) NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is having an "open house" on the streets of downtown Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday, June 21, complete with rockets, satellites, science, engineering, music, food and fun. Visitors can talk with former astronauts, kids can make their own rocket while learning about space, and Marshall engineers and scientists will explain their missions to help study the Earth, sun and other worlds.

UAH Space Hardware Club teams place highly at CanSat competition »

(Huntsville, AL, June 18, 2014) Two student CanSat teams from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) finished third and seventh last weekend at the 2014 International CanSat competition in Burkett, Texas. The wins made UAH the leading team overall that was competing from the United States, besting 13 other U.S. college and university teams. UAH's Team Wind Charger won third place, while Team Blackout took seventh place. Over 30 international teams also participated in the competition.

Teledyne Decontamination System Activated On Space Station »

(Huntsville, AL, June 13, 2014) Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. and NASA today marked the successful activation of a decontamination system the company designed and manufactured for the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), an enclosed laboratory onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This system is designed to assure the safety for crew members conducting experiments in the MSG and brings a new capability to perform biological science research.

Teledyne and MartinFederal Enter NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement »

(Huntsville, AL, June 10, 2014) Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. announced today that the Company has entered into a NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement with MartinFederal Consulting, LLC, an 8(a) minority Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). This is only the second such agreement between a NASA/MSFC prime contractor and SDVO small business under the NASA Mentor Protégé Program.

UAB School of Medicine, HudsonAlpha create joint Center for Genomic Medicine »

(Birmingham, AL, June 16, 2014) The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have created the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine to accelerate discoveries in genomics and propel those discoveries into clinical practice.

New Procedure Benefiting ALS Patients Now Available at Crestwood Medical Center »

(Huntsville, AL, June 3, 2014) A device recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help individuals who develop chronic hypoventilation from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is now available at Crestwood Medical Center. Dr. Peter Vevon, a general surgeon in Huntsville, is among the first surgeons in the United States to implant the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) ® in patients with ALS and Chronic Hypoventilation.

PPT Solutions Wins DHS EAGLE II USCIS OT&E Task Order »

(Huntsville, AL, June 6, 2014) PPT Solutions, Inc. (PPT) announced today their win of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) support services task order issued under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) Functional Category III, Unrestricted track. EAGLE II is a DHS Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract and provides Information Technology (IT) support services to multiple DHS programs.

Burritt on the Mountain: The 2014 City Lights and Stars Concert Series »

One of America's favorite authors ended the year and a long-standing gig with a national shout-out to one of Huntsville's favorite bands: Microwave Dave & the Nukes. Stephen King, of "The Shining" and "The Stand" fame, capped a seven-year streak of columns on pop culture in the magazine Entertainment Weekly with a few things he'd still like to praise.

Cliff Notes from The Ledges »

Find out about all the upcoming happenings at The Ledges! If you are interested in learning more about Membership and the Special Offerings that are now available, contact Terry Wilbanks, Membership Director at 256-469-7755 or

TechRich Goes to London with NAITA »

(Huntsville, AL, June 11, 2014) The U.S. Small Business Administration announced yesterday afternoon that the Huntsville Advanced Defense Cluster Initiative will now be managed by the Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA). This initiative, which NAITA is a part of, has transferred management from the Von Braun Center for Science & Innovation (VCSI) to WBCNA. The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) will continue to support the cluster initiative to assist North Alabama small businesses in an effort to enter or expand in new markets overseas.

Paint something special just for dad this Father's Day! »

Join us this Thursday, June 12 at 6:30pm for Family Night to paint Dad's Favorite Mascot! All ages welcome.

Participate in Farnborough without Leaving Alabama »

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is pleased to partner with the Von Braun Center for Science & Technology (VCSI) to produce and distribute the North Alabama Advanced Technology Capabilities Booklet at Farnborough in July and to other international representatives as opportunities arise. Please see below for details. Deadline to be included for Farnborough is June 13.

Huntsville Advanced Defense Cluster Initiative to be Managed by the Women's Business Center of North Alabama »

(June 5. 2014) The U.S. Small Business Administration Alabama District Office announced that on Wednesday, June 11, the Huntsville Advanced Defense Cluster Initiative will be managed by the Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA).

insideOakwood: Class of '84 Donation, Graduate Interns at Hope Channel, Mission Trips and more - 6/11/14 »

Oakwood University is pleased to announce a recent "naming gift" to the Building on the Past, Claiming the Future Campaign. This campaign has been set up to assist in the funding of three capital projects on the Oakwood University campus, Carter Hall, Ford Hall and the new Peters Media Center.

Integration Newsletter - Does My Computer Network Really Need Regular Monitoring »

Does My Computer Network Really Need Regular Monitoring? - How to Keep Your Tablet Secure! - Microsoft Office On Your iPad. - Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity - Celebrating Kevin Bowling's Book Launch "Essential Guide to IT & All Things Digital"

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Student Recognized for Outstanding Community Service »

(Huntsville, AL, June 9, 2014) Sabrina Swistek, a student at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School has been named the STAR 99.1 FM/ Community Awareness for Youth (CAFY) Young Citizen of the Month for June 2014. Sabrina volunteers at Peace, Love and Animals, a shelter in Tanner, AL and helps care for 30 dogs. She helps with adoption events and to bring the joy of pet ownership to families considering adopting.

Led by Eminent Scholar, College of Business Administration expands SAP ERP offerings »

(Huntsville, AL, June 9, 2014) Since joining The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 2002, Dr. Jatinder (Jeet) Gupta, Eminent Scholar in Management of Technology, has been the driving force in bringing world-leading SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to the university's business majors and ensuring that the College of Business Administration's curriculum stays current with the industry.

Upcoming Cyber Security Event to Feature Cisco Security Expert »

(Huntsville, AL, June 9, 2014) No matter how big your organization is, the possibility of having your network hacked is greater than it has ever been, according to Omar Santos, a senior incident manager of Cisco’s product security incident response team (PSIRT). Santos will speak at the 2014 Rocket City TakeDownCon about how network and internet security is evolving – how the attack landscape is changing and how large scale cyber-espionage campaigns have been “pwning” (taking over/hacking) networks for years. The conference is scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at the Dynetics Solutions Complex, 1004 Explorer Blvd., Huntsville, Ala.

New PESA Xstream C22 Compact Streaming System Offers Flexible AV Configurations for Sharing Content »

(Huntsville, AL, June 5, 2014) PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video distribution solutions, will introduce its PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming system at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C6014), which runs June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The latest addition to the PESA Xstream family of multi-channel HD IP streaming devices, the C22 includes I/O options for standalone streaming applications or as part of a larger hybrid broadcast system.

Summer Robotics Camp Prepares Students for Career Paths »

(Huntsville, AL, June 6, 2014) While many kids are enjoying the hot sunshine, some middle school students spent this week learning about cool careers. The 3rd Annual Summer Engineering Camp 4 Robotics (SEC 4 Robotics) took place this week at Grissom and Columbia High Schools.

Calhoun announces Spring 2014 President’s and Dean’s List »

(June 5, 2014) Calhoun Community College has announced the names of those students qualifying for the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2014 Spring Semester. Students are listed by hometowns.

WJAB-FM Will Help Hearing-Impaired Receive Emergency Alerts »

(June 5, 2014) WJAB-FM is one of 26 National Public Radio (NPR) member stations selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states. The initiative is a joint effort with NPR Labs, the technology research and development group of NPR, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Huntsville and Madison County Uses Latest Digital Technology for Customer Service »

(Huntsville, AL, June 5, 2014) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Huntsville and Madison County uses the latest in digital technology for providing higher quality customer service. Before a service call, a customer will receive a text or an email that shows them a photo and profile of the technician coming to service their home.

Huntsville City Schools Librarian Honored with State Award »

(Huntsville, AL, June 2, 2014) Michelle Barnett, a library media specialist at Providence Elementary School, is this year’s Carrie C. Robinson Award winner for the Outstanding School Library Media Program for 2013-2014. The honor was presented today at the Alabama School Library Association’s Summer Conference in Irondale, Alabama held at Shades Valley High School. The Robinson Award is given to an Alabama librarian who showcases innovation and creativity in library activities for their students, and is based solely on the quality of the individual’s program at their facility.

News from the Community Foundation - Thanks for Giving Awards »

Each year at the Summit on Philanthropy, outstanding philanthropists are recognized for their commitment and their contribution to our community. Past honorees have included the following: Alan and Debra Jenkins, Logicore, Sanders Clayton, Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation, Linda Smith, Intergraph Corporation, John and Ruth Jurenko Foundation, United Way Youth Council, Chris Russell, Fran Fluhler, Jean Wessel Templeton, COLSA Corporation, Rachel Baker, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, and Chris Hinson. The deadline for nominations is July 31. Honorees will be notified mid-August and will be recognized at the Summit on Philanthropy on September 17.

The Schools Foundation Newsletter: "So You Want to be a Superintendent?" »

Are you interested in learning more about the pathway to the superintendency? If so, bring your own lunch and join this small group discussion directed by Dr. Jan Irons Harris on July 10, 2014, at Noon, at the Chamber of Commerce - Huntsville/Madison County.

WBCNA Hands-On QuickBooks - 5 Workshops Available, June - September »

The WBCNA QuickBooks workshops are small, hands-on, interactive, and provide a personal QuickBooks learning experience. We offer two types of courses for the Beginner and Advanced user.

Burritt on the Mountain receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor »

(Huntsville, AL, June 4, 2014) Burritt on the Mountain has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Arts Council Calling Local Musicians To Downtown Arts & Entertainment Districts »

(Huntsville, AL, June 4, 2014) As June gets underway, Huntsville’s outdoor arts and entertainment programming is kicking into high gear for the summer. The Arts Council and other arts, entertainment and downtown development groups are encouraging local performing artists to return to the streets of downtown Huntsville in summer 2014. Busking - to play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money – is permissible in Huntsville and there are numerous opportunities for entertainers to perform for downtown crowds.

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Announces Scholarship Recipients & Awards »

(Huntsville, AL, June 2, 2014) Pope John Paul II Catholic High School recognized all 85 of their graduating seniors for awards, college acceptances and scholarship offers related to academic, arts, spiritual and athletic accomplishments. The 2014 graduating class received over $1.7 million dollars in first year scholarship funds and over $6.5 million over four years. Individual award amounts and types vary but school leaders are extremely proud of the students’ outstanding achievements.

Transcend is Authorized Distributor for International Training Company »

(Huntsville, AL, June 2, 2014) Laura Huckabee-Jennings, founder of Transcend in Huntsville, Alabama, announced today that Transcend has successfully completed the application, authorization and training process with Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions Group to become an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®. Transcend joins an exclusive, worldwide group of companies authorized to provide Wiley’s industry-leading Everything DiSC assessment-based learning tools focused on developing leadership, teamwork, communication and more.

LifeSouth needs male AB donors for plasma shortage »

(Huntsville, AL, May 29, 2014) People with Type AB blood are rare – only about 4 percent of the population – but they play a vital role in emergencies. Finding help from these donors has gotten even tougher since a regulation change in April. LifeSouth and other blood centers across the country are facing a severe shortage of AB plasma.

Snelling Honors Huntsville Office With Top Honors »

(Huntsville, AL, May 29, 2014) The Huntsville office of Snelling Executive Search and Staffing was recently recognized as one of the top performing offices nationally at the Company’s annual convention. Paul Brashier, Snelling’s Owner and President in Huntsville, was recognized with the national firm’s Fast Start Award. Brashier is the only Snelling owner to receive the honor, out of 104 Snelling offices nationwide. The award is based on excellence in leadership, teamwork and revenues during an owner’s first year in business. Brashier, a Certified Public Accountant, specializes in placing professionals in finance and accounting.

Athletic Club Alabama Announces Completion of First Phase of Construction »

(Huntsville, AL, May 28, 2014) Athletic Club Alabama (the “Club” or “ACA”) today announced their completion of the first phase of a multi-million dollar renovation at their main location on Leeman Ferry Road. The Club opened its doors earlier this week to the newly restored Women’s Locker Room. The updated area features country club-style lockers, four standard showering stalls, and a steam room with pebble flooring. Ee for a change.” Jacques partnered in purchasing the Club back in 2010 and underwent a complete re-branding phase prior to initiating construction.

NMR Consulting Brings M2C to Rocket City »

(Huntsville, AL, May 27, 2014) NMR Consulting, a Virginia-based Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), took its successful Military-to-Civilian (M2C) Transition Assistance Program on the road! On Friday, May 16, 2014, 21 veterans and transitioning service members met at the Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Ala. (HSV) to receive personalized expert advice on their résumés, social media profiles, and interviewing skills.

Teledyne Announces Jan Hess as New President »

(Huntsville, AL, May 23, 2014) Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. announced today that Janice L. (Jan) Hess became President of the Engineered Systems segment of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.

City of Huntsville Issues RFP for old Holiday Inn Select site »

(Huntsville, AL, May 23, 2014) The City of Huntsville issued a “Request for Proposal” this week to construct a mixed use development at the site of the former Holiday Inn Select across from Big Spring Park. The 6.28 acre property is located at the intersections of Lowe Avenue, Williams Avenue, and Monroe Street near the Von Braun Center complex.

Wyle Appoints John Jordan to Lead Its CAS Group »

(El Segundo, CA, May 22, 2014) Wyle is pleased to announce that John Jordan is the new group president of the firm’s Huntsville, Ala.–based CAS Group. The appointment, which is effective immediately, recognizes Jordan’s significant organizational leadership experience and technical expertise.

CNBC Names Warren Averett Asset Management a Top Fee-Only Wealth Management Firm »

(Birmingham, AL, May 19, 2014) Warren Averett Asset Management, LLC is ranked as one of the Top 25 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms in the country, according to CNBC’s inaugural list. The CNBC Digital team recognized Warren Averett Asset Management as the 24th firm among the Top 100 Fee-Only Firms in the nation. is the No. 1 non-portal Business/Finance news website among affluents.

Edward Jones Receives 2014 Best of Huntsville Award »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) Edward Jones has been selected for the 2014 Best of Huntsville Award in the Stocks & Bond Brokers category by the Huntsville Award Program. Each year, the Huntsville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

Land Trust of North Alabama: Fun Volunteer Opportunities »

Can you Deux it? This inaugural aquathalon (or "Premiere Deux" as some folks have fondly named it) is a first for Madison County. Spend a bit of time on Land Trust trails or on the deck of the beautiful Mountain Springs pool!

News from Community Foundation - NonProfit University »

NonProfit University / Plan now to reduce your 2014 taxes / Sponsorship opportunity /Welcome to new Board members

EX-IM Bank Needs Your Support so They Can Support You! »

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is one of the most important tools at the disposal of U.S. companies to increase exports and create jobs. Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States, and it assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services from many U.S. industries at no cost to the American taxpayer. If the Bank is not reauthorized by Congress prior to October 1, 2014, critical support to thousands of U.S. exporters and their suppliers across the country will be at risk.

Sabghi's: Is Your Dad Father of the Year? »

Tell us why and he could win a men's pulsar chronograph watch.

Brix Summer Happy Hour »

Junior Golf Camps at Richland Golf Center, June - July »

Our Junior Golf Camps cover rules, etiquette, putting, chipping, full swing, and on-course teaching. Advanced camps are for student’s 10-years and over and feature video training, on-course instruction and strategy, and swing theory.

UAH deepens commitment to sustainability AASHE »

(Huntsville, AL, May 23, 2014) The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, UAH will receive support for advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program Appeals to Students and Addresses Industry Needs »

(Huntsville, AL, May 23, 2014) Proving that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has partnered to launch a new, innovative education-to-work initiative with Calhoun Community College to further enhance Alabama’s future work force for years to come.

UAH students help with free tax preparation for low-income families SaveFirst »

(Huntsville, AL, May 22, 2014) – Each spring, students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) donate their time to helping low-income families prepare their taxes as part of the Impact Alabama SaveFirst program. And this year was no different.

Dynetics Part of OmniEarth Partnership to Create Global Satellite Constellation and Extensive Hosted Payload Opportunity »

(Arlington, VA, May 20, 2014) OmniEarth LLC announced today a partnership with Harris Corp., Draper Laboratory and Dynetics to create a constellation of satellites to deliver high resolution analytics-grade, multispectral imagery data and products, and hosted payloads to commercial and government customers. Imagery data and products will be for subscribers in the agriculture, energy, natural resources, mobile services and government communities.

Arts Council Solicits Community Input On Public Art For Huntsville – Online Survey Now Available »

(Huntsville, AL, May 21, 2014) The Arts Council announced today the launch of an online Public Art Survey. As the next step in Huntsville’s Public Art Planning process, the survey provides an avenue for the public to have additional input in the development of the city’s first Public Art Master Plan. The Public Art Master Plan project is being led by The Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Huntsville and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant program.

insideOakwood: OU Blue and Gold Challenge, Media Center Update, and more »

Join us in the Blue and Gold End-of-the-Year Challenge by making a gift to the Oakwood Annual Fund by midnight, June 30, 2014. Our goal is to increase the annual giving participation rate of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends.

Teledyne and German Aerospace Center Formalize Commercial Space Imaging Partnership »

(Huntsville, AL, May 20, 2014) Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE), in Huntsville, Ala., and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) formalized their commercial space imaging partnership to use the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth observation with the signing of an Implementation Agreement at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Dynetics Announce Strategic Partnership for Advanced Aerospace Technologies and Systems »

(Huntsville, AL, May 19, 2014) Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR), a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and Dynetics are announcing a strategic partnership in Huntsville to enhance collaboration in aerospace technologies and systems. Based on marked success supporting NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) program, AR and Dynetics plan to expand the existing partnership to include: high-temperature, lightweight materials; next generation additive manufacturing technologies; in-space propulsion systems and high performance booster rocket engine systems.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter: Cybercrime Boss Offers Ferrari Prize for Most Lucrative Online Attack »

This newsletter discusses how a cybercrime boss is offering a Ferrari prize for developing the most lucrative online attack. Cybercrime has become a big business area with bonuses and prizes. It also discusses a new scam using Post Office Kiosk skimmers. So watch out when you buy stamps at kiosks!

Rocket Hatch hosts inaugural Sip+Hatch at the Nook »

On Thursday May 15th, over 150 creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs convened at the Nook in Huntsville to discuss the North Alabama startup culture, meet and network in a casual setting. The diverse group came together thanks to the efforts of local non-profit Rocket Hatch, an open community of creators and entrepreneurs with the mission of supporting startups and entrepreneurs in the Huntsville metro and surrounding areas.

Richland Golf Center: It's A Package Deal! »

To get the most out of your golf game, instruction is imperative. One-on-one lessons, coupled with on-course instruction, is the way to go. Richland offers a package deal for your game. Enroll in the Total Game Improvement School and watch your golf game soar!

The Gardens of Huntsville Senior Living Community Announces New Leadership »

Great Oaks Management’s Gardens of Huntsville is proud to have Shannon Powers join their Senior Community as the Assisted Living Administrator. Shannon is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator and has previously served as the Resident Care Coordinator at the Gardens of Huntsville since July 2013. Sharron also a licensed practical nurse has clinical experience caring for both pediatric and geriatric patients. She brings with her the knowledge, expertise and specific skills necessary to execute quality leadership at the Gardens of Huntsville.

The BIG Picture Newsletter: The BIG Picture Kickoff Launches Citywide Master Comprehensive Planning Process »

The turnout for Mayor Tommy Battle's kickoff of The BIG Picture planning effort was amazing! By conservative estimates, around 400 citizens showed up to hear about what’s in the works and to share ideas for Huntsville’s future.

Showcase Your Products & Services to an International Audience at Farnborough Air Show, United Kingdom & Other International Events »

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is pleased to partner with the Von Braun Center for Science & Technology (VCSI) to produce and distribute the North Alabama Advanced Technology Capabilities Booklet at Farnborough in July and to other international representatives as opportunities arise. Please see below for details.

Join Emerging, Transitioning, and Executive Leaders For the WEDC 2014, Nov. 13 - 14 »

The WEDC 2014 Leadership Conference is designed to provide Education, Mentoring, and Networking Opportunities to Emerging, Transitioning, and Executive Leaders who are seeking professional development growth. Corporate package is also available. It provides scholarships for small businesses and non-profits. For the details, see the flier.

Jazz Series at Three Caves Benefits the Land Trust, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 9 »

(Huntsville, AL, May 12, 2014) Redstone Federal Credit Union proudly presents the 9th Annual “Concerts at Three Caves” to benefit the Land Trust of North Alabama. Featured are three noted smooth jazz performers: jazz festival favorite lead bass player Julian Vaughn on June 21, sponsored by Jerry Damson Acura; “Smooth Jazz Cruise” founder and premier saxophonist Warren Hill takes the stage on July 19 thanks to sponsor 4Site Incorporated; and acclaimed saxophonist Marion Meadows headlines on Saturday, August 9, courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

This summer OLLI has something for everyone »

This summer OLLI has something for everyone – courses to entertain you, to enable your creativity, to challenge you to try something new, and—best of all, to make your summer enjoyable and fun! Connect with adults 50+ interested in the sheer joy of learning. Whether you are working, retired, or semi-retired, you are a perfect fit for OLLI.

Dynetics and Camber Announce New Aviation & Missile Solutions President »

(Huntsville, AL, May 19, 2014) Executives from Dynetics and Camber announced today that Timothy R. Kirkpatrick has been named president of Aviation & Missile Solutions, LLC (AMS), a joint venture of the two companies, replacing Paula Cushman, who has retired after serving 15 years in this role. Kirkpatrick was most recently command ombudsmen for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and the acting associate director for the AMCOM Office of Small Business Programs at Redstone Arsenal.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Listed in Intellectual Property Today’s “Top Trademark Firms” for 2013 »

(Birmingham, AL, May 19, 2014) Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been listed as a “Top Trademark Firm” for 2013 by Intellectual Property Today magazine. Firms are ranked according to the number of U.S. trademark registrations issued in 2013 where the firm or individual is listed as the legal representative on the registration. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’s number of registered marks continues its steady increase, placing the firm in the top 75 on the ranking list of trademark firms.

Decosimo State & Local Tax Director Larry Hyatt Presents on Sales & Use Tax Issues in Alabama »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) Decosimo’s Director of State and Local Tax Services Larry Hyatt, CPA, CFE, will serve as the featured presenter for a seminar on Sales and Use Tax in Alabama on June 10. Hosted by Lorman Educational Services, the two-hour seminar to be held in Huntsville will cover topics in the areas of multistate transactions, contractor use issues, statistic sampling, as well as court cases and rulings.

Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County: Have you registered for NonProfit University? »

On June 12, the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County will partner with United Way of Madison County, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the North Alabama chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Leadership Class 27, and Alabama Association of Nonprofits to host the first annual NonProfit University (NPU), a half-day, all-inclusive training event for nonprofit staff and Board members.

The ALS Association Recognizes the ALS Care Clinic at Crestwood Medical Center as an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence »

(Huntsville, AL, May 16, 2014) The ALS Association, along with its Alabama Chapter, welcomed the ALS Care Clinic at Crestwood Medical Center to the nonprofit organization’s Certified Treatment Center of Excellence Program, establishing the ALS Care Clinic as meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Huntsville Hospital - One of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare »

Becker's Healthcare has published its 2014 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

CVB President/CEO provides update at Annual Tourism Summit »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) along with other hospitality industry members hosted an annual gathering of Madison County hospitality industry representatives and community leaders at the Annual Tourism Summit today at the Von Braun Center’s South Hall. The local hospitality industry includes attractions, hotels and restaurants in the Madison County area.

Girl Sounts Honor Outstanding Volunteers at Annual Meeting »

(Birmingham, AL, May 16, 2014) The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) recognized several volunteers from North Alabama at an awards brunch before its Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 26. These volunteers were commended for their dedication to the Girl Scout mission. Throughout GSNCA’s 36-county area, 119 awards were given to volunteers.

International Services Council of Alabama Newsletter »

“Mission of Hope” documentary examines life of Israeli astronaut »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) The story of Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first and only astronaut, is the focus “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope,” a documentary showing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The film will be shown at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration’s Digital Theater at 2 p.m.

Lease of Weatherly Road Property Brings Back Memories For Russ Russell »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) Russ Russell of Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate announces the lease of the old El Dorado Mexican Grill building located at 1401 Weatherly Road in South Huntsville. Mi Oaxaca, Huntsville’s newest Mexican restaurant opened on April 3 but the lot holds many childhood memories for Russell because it was on that spot that he officially launched his sales career.

Cavalry Hills Opens New Playground »

(Huntsville, AL, May 15, 2014) Children in the Cavalry Hills neighborhood have a new playground – just in time for summer. Located on the site of the Academy for Academics & Arts, 2900 Fairbanks Street, the playground needed a complete renovation. It is also adjacent to the Cavalry Hills Community Center, which provides a host of recreational activities. Huntsville City Schools and the City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department elected to share the $50,000 cost of improvements. They include:

Integration: Local business owner, author, book "The Business Owner’s Essential Guide To IT And All Things Digital" is available for sale »

For the past 60 years, the Digital World has been steadily infiltrating our lives. Like all epic changes, digital progress has touched us all. For those following the progress of the Information Age, the Digital World has moved us to a higher level of specialization and efficiency, while simultaneously allowing us a laser focus on our activities. The technica

Integration May newsletter - Focus is Safety and Security »

We wanted to focus on Your Business, Your Home (Internet, Social Media) and Your Kids (Security). We realized that IT uses a lot of terminology that crosses over and gets confusing. We are starting out with IT terminology below and then move onto pages 3, 4 and 5 for more details on Security.

QuantiTech in Action Awards $11,500 To Huntsville Non-Profit Organizations »

In 2013, QuantiTech, Inc. formed QuantiTech in Action, an employee-run 501(c)(3), to provide assistance to non-profit organizations serving the local communities in which QuantiTech has a presence. QuantiTech employees give both their time and treasure through QuantiTech in Action, and QuantiTech matches employee donations dollar-for-dollar.

UAH student shows one person can make a difference »

(Huntsville, AL, May 14, 2014) It's a scary event when a tornado comes to town. Schools and businesses close, sirens go off, and we're encouraged to seek shelter until the danger has passed. But afterward most of us go back to our lives, leaving others to clean up the communities that have been hit. Not Meredith LaBarge. The junior industrial systems engineering major at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) remembered how helpless she felt after watching the 2011 tornadoes on the news and determined this time would be different

Nicole Jones Development & Nicole Jones Commercial Real Estate: Shop Local. Shop Huntsville and Madison County »

“I Shop Local” buttons are everywhere in Huntsville! Why? On Friday May 9, 2014, The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County conducted a press conference at The Village of Providence to feature the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week. Small Business Administration Alabama District Director Tom Todt, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Huntsville City Council District 5 Representative Will Culver, and several local business leaders joined in to promote the campaign.

Sci-Quest Planning a Summer of Discovery for Children of All Ages »

(Huntsville, AL, May 14, 2014) Join Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center this summer for a world full of exciting adventures. Sci-Quest is now registering for its Summer Camps, which begin Wednesday, May 28. Sci-Quest offers learning and fun for children in pre-kindergarten through high school all summer long. Sci-Quest’s Summer Camps last through Aug. 1.

Sci-Quest offers Parents’ Night Out for children age 4 to 12 »

(Huntsville, AL, May 12, 2014) Parents, are you ready for a night out? Then sign your children up for Parents’ Night Out at Sci-Quest on Friday, May 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. Drop off begins at 5:30 p.m. Parents can drop off their children off at Sci-Quest, located at 1435 Paramount Drive in Huntsville, and enjoy an evening out. Children will enjoy a pizza dinner, science activities, a movie, and play time on the exhibit floor in a secure environment.

insideOakwood: Graduation Stats, Oldest 2014 Graduate, Teacher of the Year, and more »

The CARE Center Newsletter - Let's Celebrate, Coupon, and More! »

The CARE Center is thrilled to share the wonderful gifts that God has blessed many of our neighbors with. Things like: New Hope High School's graduation rate increasing by 11%! Wow! What an honor it is to be in partnership with NHS!

Huntsville to be the Headquarters of GreenPower USA Foundation »

Dr. Casey Wardynski, Superintendent of the Huntsville City Board of Education, and Patricia Jebeles, Trustee of the Greenpower USA Foundation, announced today that Huntsville, Alabama will become the home of “Greenpower USA,” the first international extension of the Greenpower UK Education Trust (founded in the UK in 1999), a highly engaging and inspirational design-build-race competition for students.

SellersPhoto Aerial and Commercial Photography - Aerial Update »

April 2014 marked our tenth year in business serving the aerial photo needs of North Alabama. It has been quite a ride watching Huntsville/Madison County and surrounding areas grow and change in that time. We thank each client for trusting us to document your projects and look forward to the next ten years of continued progress. Some of our scheduled projects will be like none other we have ever shot

Computer Troubleshooters newsletter - May Backup Campaign »

Do you think a data backup solution is simply too expensive for your business? That viewpoint is similar to thinking that insurance for your home is too expensive. Insurance might have seemed expensive until your home is wiped out in a fire and you have lost everything. After the fire is snuffed out, how do you plan to recover?

Burritt on the Mountain's summer camps, June 2 - July 25 »

Make summer more exciting than ever when you join Burritt for Nature Rangers Summer Camps! Starting June 2nd, students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade will have a blast at our summer day camp and as always, extended day options are available.

LogiCore President/CEO Graduates Harvard Business School »

(Huntsville, AL, May 12, 2014) LogiCore President/CEO, Mrs. Miranda Bouldin, now a Harvard Alumna, graduated 11 May 2014 from the 3-year Owner/President Management (OPM-44) Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA.

Decosimo Director of Solvability Joe Yearta to Present at APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2014 »

(Chicago, IL, May 9, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory, announced that Joe Yearta will be one of the featured speakers at the Association of Proposal Management Professionals’ (APMP) annual conference in Chicago on May 28. Mr. Yearta -- who serves as a Director of Solvability, a practice of Decosimo specializing in cost accounting solutions and federal contract compliance consulting – will address APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2014 with a presentation entitled, “Winning in Today Market: Optimizing Bid Decisions.”

Greg Goodell Joins Qualis Corporation as Senior Capture Manager »

(Huntsville, AL, May 7, 2014) Greg Goodell has joined Qualis Corporation as Senior Capture Manager, with responsibility for leading capture on strategic new business pursuits for the company. Prior to joining Qualis, Greg was Vice President of Business Development for Camber Corporation where he was responsible for leading the capture of international business and developing new business with the Dept. of State, Dept. of Energy, and DoD organizations.

FDI Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Has Contributed $30 Million to the Madison County Economy »

(Huntsville, AL, April 30, 2014) Future Designs, Inc. celebrated its 25th year in business this week with a dinner party at Grille 29 in Providence, honoring the rich history of the company in Huntsville, AL. FDI was incorporated in the state of Alabama on March 22, 1989 by Kent Lowman and Mark Hall, who both graduated from UAH and learned the basics of design at SCI locally in Hunts-ville.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Lands Shuttle Training Aircraft With Crowd-Funding Campaign »

(Huntsville, AL, May 5, 2014) With the help of more than 300 donors, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will soon be adding to its fleet of historic space shuttle program vehicles. Space Camp® alumni from around the world and others joined the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation’s first crowd-funding campaign to bring Shuttle Training Aircraft NASA 945 to the Center’s Shuttle Park.

Jason Lowe Joins Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon as Huntsville Office Manager »

(Huntsville, AL, May 5, 2014) Jason Lowe, PE, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., as Huntsville Office Manager. “We are excited to have Jason join our Land Resources team in Huntsville,” stated Matt Stovall, Director of Land Resources. “He is a proven leader and brings great technical skills to the position. We look forward to the opportunities he will create for us in the Huntsville market.”

Professors, students cook up something cool with airship »

(Huntsville, AL, May 5, 2014) Take two University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professors with cross-discipline interests, add a group of enthusiastic senior aircraft design students, mix well and let them get cooking. The result is a blimp-like airship that's the mother ship for a smaller quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and it may be the wildest thing to ever have been performance tested inside Huntsville's Von Braun Center.

TV news browsing made easy by UAH student’s software »

(Huntsville, AL, May 1, 2014) Soon it might be a lot easier to quickly scan for that TV news or entertainment story or perspective you wanted to see but missed. Software that was developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville computer science graduate student aggregates network and cable TV news and entertainment stories to make topics more easily browsable and searchable.

UAH students take home top honors at AIAA regional conference »

(Huntsville, AL, April 30, 2014) Earlier this month, roughly 170 delegates from 16 universities converged on Memphis, Tenn., to take part in AIAA's 2014 Southeastern Regional Student Conference. One of the most well-represented schools was The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), whose team of 16 included junior aerospace engineering major Markus Murdy.

Kristen Tate Wins State Excellence in Teaching Agriculture Award »

Kristen Tate, third grade teacher at Lynn Fanning Elementary School, is a recipient of the State Excellence in Teaching Agriculture Award sponsored by ALFA and the Alabama Agriculture in the Classroom Program. This award is given to one teacher in the state of Alabama each year for his/her creative efforts in teaching students about the importance of agriculture

insideOakwood: Oakwood wins $25,000 Campus Pride Grant »

Oakwood University is one of three HBCUs that won one a $25,000 Campus Pride Grant in The Home Depot's 2014 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program. Results were announced this morning on the nationally-syndicated radio program "The Tom Joyner Morning Show."

LifeSouth teams with Alabama in Action »

As the cleanup from this week’s deadly tornadoes continues, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will team up with Alabama in Action at a special blood drive May 1. All Donors will receive a Duncan Donut Coupon for a FREE Donut or small coffee.

Healthy Huntsville Launches 2014 Saturdays in the Park »

(Huntsville, AL, April 30, 2014) The Healthy Huntsville leadership team announced its 2014 lineup for Saturdays in the Park, a series of free exercise classes and activities for the general public in the heart of the city at Big Spring Park.

CVB partners with SouthernPlate’s Christy Jordan with #RocketCityVIP »

(Huntsville, AL, May 1, 2014) The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is partnering with popular author and food blogger Christy Jordan from in a special social media and online effort starting today, May 1st, to highlight the Rocket City as a top-of-mind visitor destination. Christy Jordan’s SouthernPlate has 70-80 million hits per month reaching audiences across the globe.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Offers Distracted Teen Driving Program This Summer »

One day course 8am to 3pm (in case of rain, alternate date will be identified) • Course covers: traffic stop etiquette, DUI laws, seatbelt laws, cell phone usage, texting while driving and distracted driving.

Banneker Industries Earns Supply Chain Excellence Award from Providence Business News »

(North Smithfield, R.I., April 29, 2014) Last week, Providence Business News awarded Banneker Industries the publisher’s inaugural Supply Chain Excellence Award during a ceremony recognizing achievement in the local manufacturing industry. Banneker Industries, a supply chain management services provider, manages more than $750 million in assets and serves as an exemplary role model for small businesses in Rhode Island.

Nine Maynard Cooper Attorneys Named in 2014 Alabama Super Lawyers »

(Huntsville, AL, April 29, 2014) Nine attorneys from Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Huntsville office have been selected as leading lawyers in the 2014 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers, an independent lawyer rating publication.

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Names Interim President »

(Huntsville, AL, April 23, 2014) As part of Pope John Paul II Catholic High School’s transition to a president/ principal school leadership model, business and community leader Nancy Archuleta has been named interim president.

3-D Biotech Printing, Cupcakes Teams Triumph in Boeing Business Competition »

(Huntsville, AL, April 24, 2014) The final round of the Boeing New Business Challenge concluded last Friday, April 18, with two teams prevailing in a field of eight undergraduate competitors from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Three UAH professors retire with nearly 100 years of service combined »

(Huntsville, AL, April 24, 2014) As the newly minted graduates of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) make their way out into the world this summer, so too will three slightly more seasoned members of the UAH community.

Decosimo’s Brian Joyce Earns Certification as Common Security Framework Practitioner »

(Chattanooga, TN, April 22, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced that Brian Joyce recently earned the designation of Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

Dynetics: Upcoming Cyber Security Event to Feature Microsoft Security Expert »

(Huntsville, AL, April 23, 2014) Paula Januszkiewicz, the IT security auditor and penetration tester, enterprise security MVP and trainer and Microsoft security trusted advisor for CQURE, will be a featured speaker at Rocket City TakeDownCon this summer. The EC-Council Foundation is bringing this globally recognized hacking and offensive cyber security conference to Huntsville for the second year in partnership with Dynetics, the premier sponsor and host. The event will be held on Aug. 18-19, along with a pre-conference training academy Aug. 14-17, in the Dynetics Solutions Complex at 1004 Explorer Blvd. in Cummings Research Park.

Alabama Psychological Services Center offers Autism Spectrum Screening and Assessment »

(Huntsville, AL, April 10, 2014) Recently it was reported that about one in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. In light of these startling statistics, it is important to identify and implement services as early as possible. Alabama Psychological Services Center has three psychologists who are trained and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Fifth Annual International Festival of North Alabama Call for Performers and Countries »

(Huntsville, AL, April 12, 2014) The date for the FIFTH Annual International Festival of North Alabama (iFest) has been set: Saturday, 27 September on the UAHuntsville Campus. This one-day, family-friendly spectacular―Open to the Public―features a wealth of global performances; homemade international “comfort food”; FREE children’s activities; and cultural table displays from around the world!

Bridge Street Town Centre Offers Complimentry Pedicab Service and Valet Parking »

(Huntsville, AL, April 13, 2014) Bridge Street Town Centre has introduced Complimentary Pedicab Service (see attached photo) and Complimentary Valet Parking during the construction of the shopping center’s new multi-level parking deck and surface parking lot. The new parking areas will be located on the north and south ends of BELK’s 2-story, 170,000-square foot flagship department store which currently is under construction and scheduled to open in fall 2014.

Correlated Magnetics and Industrial Magnetics Announce Polymagnet Supply Partnership »

(Boyne City, MI, April 21, 2014) Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) and Industrial Magnetics Incorporated (IMI) announce the formation of a new partnership that will provide Polymagnet systems and advanced magnetics design and assembly services for industrial applications.

Ball Aerospace Receives Back-to-Back Boeing Supplier Awards for Avionics Performance »

(Boulder, CO, April 18, 2014) For the second consecutive year Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been chosen by The Boeing Company as a Supplier of the Year for avionics from a group of 14,000 active suppliers in 16 categories from 50 countries around the globe.

Winners of 2014 SAIC Case Competition announced »

(Huntsville, AL, April 19, 2014) On Friday, April 11, the winners of the 2014 SAIC Case Competition were announced. Open to all undergraduate students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the contest provides networking opportunities and fosters closer ties between SAIC and UAH.

Sci-Quest: Hands-on Trucks is Driving Back to Sci-Quest »

(Huntsville, AL, April 21, 2014) Join us on Saturday, May 10 for our annual Hands-on Trucks event at Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center. Sci-Quest partners with local organizations to bring together different vehicles for visitors of all ages to explore.

UAH planning for regional vehicle manufacturing center »

(Huntsville, AL, April 17, 2014) Greater research ties between vehicle manufacturers and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will result from a regional Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for vehicle manufacturing that has received a National Science Foundation grant to support its planning.

Dynetics’ Tom Baumbach to Speak on “Modeling and Simulation – A 50-Year Perspective” »

(Huntsville, AL, April 17, 2014) Dynetics Chief Technical Officer Thomas A. Baumbach will give a 50-year perspective on modeling and simulation (M&S) at the 2014 AlaSim International Conference & Exposition May 6-7, 2014. This event, which will be held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex, will bring together members of the M&S community from Alabama and around the world. Baumbach will deliver the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6.

Arts Council Announces STEAM Powered Panoply Interactives, New Cultural Area »

(Huntsville, AL, April 16, 2014) The Arts Council announced today that the 2014 Panoply Arts Festival will feature a new approach to hands-on art activities at the event, a re-imagining of the popular Global Village and expanded live demonstrations by working artists in the park. The festival, which will take place April 25th – 27th in Big Spring Park, is the largest community showcase of the arts, entertainment and culture in Huntsville.

UAH Rowing Club powered in part by school spirit »

(Huntsville, AL, April 16, 2014) Neither Logan McEwen nor Rachel Gregory gave much thought to rowing before attending The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). But today that disinterest is a thing of the past. Now the two share an unbridled love of the sport, serving as president and treasurer, respectively, of the UAH Rowing Club.

Richland Golf Center: Would Your Child Like to be on a Golf Team? »

Sign up for the PGA Junior League Golf Team. The PGA JLG is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, PGA JLG provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun, This is a great way to get—and keep—kids involved in the game.

2014-2015 Orientation Leaders gear up for summer at UAH »

(Huntsville, AL, April 10, 2014) New Student Orientation at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is designed to help ease the transition from high school, college, or the workforce to life in the Charger Nation. And helping facilitate that process – and make it both exciting and enjoyable – is the job of UAH's Orientation Leaders (OLs).

UAH’s partnership with nearby HudsonAlpha proves a benefit to both »

(Huntsville, AL, April 8, 2014) When Dr. Eric Mendenhall accepted a position as assistant professor with the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) this past fall, one of the deciding factors was the university's unique relationship with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Madison County Schools Newsletter, April 2014 »

Please enjoy the wonderful things going on in Madison County Schools.

Rocket City Launch announces inaugural startup competition »

(Huntsville, AL, April 15, 2014) Rocket City Launch announces its inaugural competition to the Huntsville-Madison community. Rocket City Launch is a weekend business plan and prototyping competition open to the general public. Fifty budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to form teams, develop their idea and pitch their concept to a panel of judges and business experts. Like other startup weekend events around the world Rocket City Launch will create a fun and challenging environment for entrants to develop their entrepreneurial dreams.

Summit 7 Systems’ Ben Curry Awarded Microsoft MVP for 8th Year »

(Huntsville, AL, April 15, 2014) Summit 7 Systems, today announced that Principal Architect and Managing Partner, Ben Curry, has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the eighth consecutive year. Microsoft MVP awards are given to individuals who are outstanding technical community leaders with real-world expertise and technical skills.

Tim Bloechl joins Quantum Research International »

(Huntsville, AL, April 15, 2014) Quantum Research International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tim Bloechl joined the company as Director of Cyber Security Business Development. He is responsible for expanding our core cyber security and IT business areas. Tim was recently involved in cyber security start-up activities with Secure Channels Inc. and Blackhawk Management Corp. He

AAMU Students Win Map-a-Thon

Team "Cool Dogs" (Jazmin Jackson, Kierra Williams, and Michael Knotts) from 3dPrintDEM.jpg Alabama A&M University’s Department of Community and Regional Planning won first place in the first Map-a-thon competition.

U.S. Chamber Releases Common Core Video »

We are excited to share with you our new video, "It's Time." Created in collaboration with organizations from across the country, this informational Common Core video depicts why we have all come to support these standards. We heard many requests from chambers like yours that Common Core supporters needed an affirmative, upbeat Common Core video and are pleased to provide it for you HERE. You can also view it directly on YouTube here.

Battle of the Buffalo Brings Chicken Wing Festival and Competition to Big Spring Park »

(Huntsville, AL, April 7, 2014) A saucy competition is preparing to heat up Big Spring Park this Saturday, April 12, from 3-7 p.m., for the Battle of the Buffalo chicken wing festival. The annual event, sponsored by the UAHuntsville Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, brings dozens of restaurants together to compete for tasty buffalo wing bragging rights. There will be cooking and eating competitions, the Susan Eva Arts Fair, Kids Zone activities and dancing to live music.

Congratulations to…Dr. Matthew Dean: Finalist for Alabama's Secondary Teacher of the Year »

Dr. Matthew Dean, an AP Biology and Physics teacher at Buckhorn High School and Madison County Schools’ 2014-2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year, has been named one of the “Sweet 16” Finalists for the Alabama Teacher of the Year. Dr. Dean was selected from a group of dedicated school educators who were chosen by their school districts as candidates for the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. He will represent District VIII and will compete with seven other finalists for the title Alabama Secondary Teacher of the Year.

NAITA World Trade Day, April 29 - Reserve Your Seat or Table Today! »

NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Port of Huntsville Announce that Loretta Schmitzer, Vice President, International Relations & Policy, The Boeing Company, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 NAITA World Trade Day Luncheon, at The Westin Huntsville. Ms. Schmitzer will address the role of the President’s Export Council in advising the President on international trade policy which is key to the competitiveness of American products and services around the world.

Teach for America Invites Local Business Leader Nicole Jones Spoke at Johnson HS »

On Monday April 7, Nicole Jones, President of Nicole Jones Development, taught at Johnson High School as part of Teach for America’s Alabama Spotlight on Education Month. Former guest teachers include Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Former US Secretary of State James A. Baker III, Oprah Winfrey, and more.

Port of Huntsville - the Port Report »

We are proud to share with you our latest form of reporting activities at the Port of Huntsville - our blog, the Port Report. Please take a moment to visit the site and see what's taking place - like the announcement just yesterday that Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is the first airport in the Southeast designated StormReady by the National Weather Service.

NASA Selects Office of Human Capital Support Services Contract »

(April 4, 2014) NASA has selected Aetos Systems, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to provide human capital support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The firm-fixed-price contract begins June 1, 2014 with a one-year base period, followed by four one-year options and one six-month option that may be exercised at NASA’s discretion. The performance period, including all options, has a maximum contract value of $23.8 million, which includes a maximum potential indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity value of $10.2 million.

Free, guided historic walking tours to take place every Saturday in April Tours explore Twickenham and Madison Historic Districts »

(Huntsville, AL, April 4, 2014) Ever been curious about the stories behind the Rocket City’s most historic homes? The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is sponsoring free, guided walking tours to explore the stories behind two of the area’s five historic districts. The April Walking Tours take place every Saturday in April and explore the Twickenham Historic District (April 5 and April 12) and the Madison Historic District (April 19 and April 26). The tours are free, and no reservations are required.

Local family hosting a 5k in Florence to raise awareness and funding for Type 1 Diabetes »

(Huntsville, AL, April 3, 2014) On April 5, 2014 the first ever Diabetes Dash in Florence, Alabama will take place in McFarland Park. The event is being hosted by Max and Kiara Erbe. Max, who is a 17 year old outstanding student at Florence High School, is also a Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) who has struggled for years living with this deadly disease.

Maynard Cooper’s Insurance Practice Ranked Among Top Six in U.S. by Fortune 1000 Companies »

(Birmingham, AL, April 2, 2014) BTI Consulting Group recently ranked Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Insurance Practice as one of the top six in the nation. The ranking appeared in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard 2014: Ranking Law Firm Client Relationships, and is based on an independent, in–depth survey of more than 500 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies.

Dynetics to Showcase Ground Surveillance Radar for Critical Infrastructure Situational Awareness at ISC West »

(Huntsville, AL, April 1, 2014) Dynetics will demonstrate GroundAware surveillance radar to critical infrastructure owners and operators gathered in Las Vegas April 2-4 for ISC West 2014, the International Security Conference & Exhibition. GroundAware is a perimeter security system designed to immediately alert stakeholders of intruders breaching perimeters and encroaching on off-limits areas of their facilities. The company’s exhibit showcasing GroundAware will be in Booth #25142.

Alabama Ranks #8 in Growth of Woman-Owned Firms »

(Huntsville, AL, April 4, 2014) Women are starting 1,288 (net) new businesses per day, which is double the rate from only three years ago, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN. The report includes detailed analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and finds that during the past 17 years, the number of women-owned businesses has increased at 1.5 times the national average.

Bid Designs Drives Small Business Contracting Successin Partnership With The Women's Business Center Of North Alabama »

(Huntsville, AL, April 26, 2014) The Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA) announced that BID Designs, Inc. extended its leadership support of the organization as the Presenting Sponsor of WBCNA's Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC). BID Designs is a Huntsville-based proposal support services company with employees providing expertise in compliance, publishing, editing, writing, review management and strategy.