Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chamber Member News


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.

Arts Council to Honor Local Military, Celebrate Craft Brewers at Panoply »

(Huntsville, AL, April 21, 2014) The Arts Council has announced that opening night of the 2014 Panoply Arts Festival on Friday, April 25th will be Military Salute Night, presented by Boeing. Active Duty military personnel, Armed Forces reserves and all Active Duty/Reserve dependents will be admitted to the 32nd Panoply free of charge Friday evening.

Explore STEAM, World Cultures & Arts In Action at Panoply! »

Huntsville is known for innovation in STEM: the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Panoply celebrates Huntsville's innovative spark by adding the arts to the STEM equation and featuring STEAM-powered interactives for all ages throughout the festival. Each Panoply STEAM-powered interactive features a QR code that connects to the science lesson showcased through the art.

Panoply Art Marketplace to Feature More than 80 Artists from 11 States »

Huntsville, Alabama - The Arts Council announced today that the Panoply 2014 Art Marketplace, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, will host 83 professional artists for this year’s event. Exhibiting work in a range of mediums from fiber and glass to jewelry, sculpture, painting, mixed media, and more, the Art Marketplace artists comprise one of the most popular areas of the festival. The exhibitors were carefully selected by a jury of collectors and art professionals to show their work at the 32nd Panoply Arts Festival in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring International Park from April 25 – 27, 2014.

Free one-day M2C-HSV workshop, May 16 »

NMR Consulting is looking for service members and veterans interested in participating in its Military-to-Civilian Transition Assistance Program (M2C-HSV), being presented for the first time in Huntsville, Ala. In partnership with Still Serving Veterans, the free one-day M2C-HSV workshop will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Ala.

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.

The Doobie Brothers to Perform at the 26th annual Huntsville Classic Concert, May 8 »

Huntsville Hospital Foundation presents the 26th annual Huntsville Classic Concert, featuring the Doobie Brothers, on Thursday, May 8 at the VBC Propst Arena in Huntsville. With top hits such as Black Water, What a Fool Believes, China Grove, and Takin’ it to the Streets, the Doobie Brothers have won numerous awards and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

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.

Ready yoUrself For the Future presents Kickin' it R.U.F.F. for Autism Awareness, May 10 »

R.U.F.F. Will be hosting it’s1st Annual Kickin' it R.U.F.F. For Autism Awareness Event on May 10, 2014 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at Discovery Middle School. 9:00am is the Opening Ceremony. The message for this event comes from a quote by Dr. Temple Grandin “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he can't do”.

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.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter, April 14 - Breach Affects Government Contractors »

This one discusses a breach that affects Govt contractors - Deltek - and how a specific "licensed for resale" crimeware app helps create and file fraudulent tax returns. The cybercrime cyber marketplace is getting larger and more sophisticated every day

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 Celebrating 139th Founder's Day, May 1-4 »

Alabama A&M University will observe its 139th Founder’s Day and Class Reunion Celebration May 1-4, with week-long activities honoring the legacy of founder William Hooper Councill. The 2014 theme is: “The Legacy of William Hooper Councill: On This Hill My Legacy Fulfilled.”

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.

Technology Expert Kevin Bowling Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New I.T. Book »

Decatur, AL – March 31, 2014 – Kevin Bowling, Founder of IT consulting company Integration, has joined a select group of leading I.T. experts from across North America to co-write the forthcoming 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.

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.

Huntsville Radio Service, Inc. Launches New Division: HUNTSVILLE BIZCOMM »

(Huntsville, AL, March 2014) Local pioneer in two way radio communication, Huntsville Radio Service, Inc. announced today that it is launching a new corporate division to support the future of business communication services; HUNTSVILLE BIZCOMM. Huntsville Radio Service is one of Huntsville’s oldest companies, established in 1946 at the infancy of the business communication industry.

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.

UAH and Army Band to Give Joint Performance, April 11 »

(Huntsville, AL, April 7, 2014) The Wind Ensemble at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band will give a joint performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, at the First Baptist Church (600 Governors Drive).

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.

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation Hosts Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall »

(Huntsville, AL, March, 2014) Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) recently hosted Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall. In addition to her duties as the Madison County 23rd Circuit Court Judge, she and other various civic leaders

The 2014 Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund Awards Gala, May 8 »

The Inspire & Achieve Corporation will host its annual Miranda Bouldin Scholarship Gala on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:30-8:00pm to be held at the Ledges of Huntsville. Inspire & Achieve will publically recognize scholarship winners and will award seven $1500 scholarships and laptops. Since 2006, the fund has granted over 38 scholarships; 32 laptops to deserving area High School students, totaling over $65,000 in scholarship donations.

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.

Mercury Systems Announces Rugged OpenVPX 40 Gigabit Switch Fabric Module »

(Chelmsford, MA, March 31, 2014) Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a best-of-breed provider of commercially-developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced the new Ensemble® SFM6104 Switch Fabric Module with enhanced InfiniBand® and 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability for embedded, state-of-the-art sensor chain compute solutions.

Dynetics Meets Milestone on Advanced Booster Work »

(Huntsville, AL, March 31, 2014) Dynetics recently met a milestone in the company’s work on the Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR) contract. Using the robotic weld tool at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Dynetics friction stir weld team successfully completed the first two dome to y-ring welds as part of its work on a full-scale cryogenic tank for the SLS. The cryogenic tank is an 18-foot diameter welded aluminum structure that weighs more than 20,000 pounds and is composed of some of the thickest material ever welded on that tool.

News from Photography by Jim and Frieda »

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter, April 5 - U.S. States Investigating Breach at Experian »

This one discusses the how States are investigating a data breach at Experian and why no one should trust the Feds with their information.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter, March 31: Google Glass Partnership: What It Means For Privacy and Security »

This one discusses the Google Glass partnership with eyewear giant Luxottica and the implications for privacy. It also notes some plans in the UK for teaching cybersecurity to children in school.

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.

Kaya Associates, Inc. Supports The 3rd Annual Empowering Our Veterans Event, April 25 »

(Huntsville, AL, April 3, 2014) The Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA) announced that KAYA Associates, Inc., a Huntsville-based Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), will support WBCNA's 3rd Annual Empowering Our Veterans Event on April 25, 2014 as the Presenting Sponsor.

Rocket City Launch Competition - May 2- May 4, 2014 »

Rocket City Launch competition provides an opportunity for starters of various disciplines to meet, dream, and launch a new venture, all in the span of one weekend. A wide variety of mentors will provide wisdom, volunteers supply tools and food, and experienced entrepreneurs provide feedback at the end of the event.

WBC: Start Smart & Grow Strong Series begins April 22, 2014 »

Whether you are just beginning to explore the idea of starting a business or you already have a few months under your belt, WBCNA has an education solution designed to provide the tools to start smart and grow strong.

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.

Grissom High Team Places 2nd in the Nation In Cyber Defense Competition »

Students from the Grissom High Cyber Team competed this past weekend in Washington D.C. at the national championship round of CyberPatriot VI – The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, and earned second place in the Open Division. The team members are James Brahm, Angela Cheng, Christopher Lin, Jeramy Lochner, Matthew Rogers, and Moran Wagner and are led by instructor Chris Sutton.

Three UAH students win awards at Mid-South Psychology Conference Three UAH students win awards at Mid-South Psychology Conference »

(Huntsville, AL, March 31, 2014) Cassandra Baldwin, Monique Whitaker, and Kelly Arnold, all psychology majors from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), attended the Mid-South Psychology Conference held March 1 at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. And all three came back with an award for their efforts.

UAH once again tops the list for return on investment among Alabama schools »

(Huntsville, AL, March 27, 2014) The University in Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) once again tops the list of all colleges and universities in the state with the best return on investment (ROI), according to PayScales's just released 2014 College ROI Report.

UAH alumnus is making people Smarter Every Day »

(Huntsville, AL, March 31, 2014) Teaching may be the noblest profession, but for Destin Sandlin, it is also an excuse to light cigarettes with a laser, fire an AK-47 underwater, and get leaf-cutter ants to carry a sign. That's because Sandlin is the host of Smarter Every Day (SED), a YouTube series that seeks to make science accessible – and interesting – to the average person.

National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Training Opportunities, April - May »

NCMA will host the following educational training opportunities: CPCM Study Group / Contract Administrator Round Table (C.A.R.T). -­‐ Managing Organizational Conflicts of Interest / Contracting Professionals Boot Camp / April Lunch and Learn

Mercury Systems Receives $1.7 Million Order from US Navy for DRFM Jammers »

(Huntsville, AL, March 25, 2014) Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary has received a $1.7 million order from the U.S. Navy for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to support both U.S. Navy and U.S.

Huntsville’s Avion Solutions Awarded Place On New Generation $60 Billion Oasis Contract »

(Huntsville, AL, March 27, 2014) Because of the outstanding services their personnel have provided to the U.S. Army over the past 22 years, Huntsville’s Avion Solutions, Inc. announces the winning of a new General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business Set Aside contract. OASIS is a next generation contract vehicle designed to address federal agencies’ needs for professional support services in the core disciplines of program management, consulting, engineering, finance, logistics, and science.

insideOakwood: Angela Brown & the Aeolians Alumni Weekend, and more »

The Oakwood University Aeolians, who won three gold medals at the last World Choir Games in 2012, will showcase the range of their expertise, from classical to gospel to traditional, with a world-class concert in Huntsville on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.

Fifty-three UAH students initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society »

(Huntsville, AL, March 25, 2014) Fifty-three students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at a ceremony held March 14 in UAH's Shelby Center. The occasion marked the 41st Initiation Ceremony for the UAH chapter of the nation's oldest and largest honor society.

PESA Upgrades Cheetah DRS MUX/DEMUX 3G Cards with Double Audio Channel Capacity, Reduced Power Consumption »

(Huntsville, AL, March 25, 2014) PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced its upgraded Cheetah DEMUX-3G de-embedding card and MUX-3G embedding card, which double audio channel capacity to 256 channels per card and reduce power consumption. Designed to fully integrate Cheetah 3G I/O video signals with Cheetah DRS audio routing distribution systems, the new cards will be showcased at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4619), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Intrepid Awarded $68M SETAC Task Order »

Intrepid has been awarded a $68,695,195 cost-plus-fixed-fee level-of-effort Task Order providing technical assistance and analytical support to Studies and Analysis Division of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) Future Warfare Center (FWC) in support of all aspects of Army Analysis.

NASA Marshall Kicks Off Game Changing Composite Cryotank Testing »

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is set to begin a series of structural and pressure tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured. Advanced composite cryotanks will help enable NASA's future deep space exploration missions.

The Schools Foundation: Sign Up to Round Up - Your Pocket Change Makes a Big Difference »

The Schools Foundation, in partnership with Huntsville Utilities, has provided a simple and painless way for everyone in the area to make pocket change into a powerful mechanism to support public education in Huntsville, Madison County and the City of Madison. By filling out a simple form (link below), or by completing an enrollment card, you can authorize Huntsville Utilities to round up your monthly utility bill to the next highest dollar. Sign up here »

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater (FPCT) announces Summer Academy Class Registration is now open! »

(Huntsville, AL, March 24, 2014) Students of all ages will enjoy summer theatrical fun as Fantasy offers week-long classes in a variety of theater arts. In addition to a wide variety of classes in drama, musical theater singing and dance, playwriting, sewing and improv, we will feature our interactive parent-toddler class Music ’n Motion.

Vermont polymath finds intellectual fulfillment at UAH »

(Huntsville, AL, March 24, 2014) Since his formative years in the small town of East Burke, Vt., Casey Calamaio has amassed quite a few interests, including aviation, environmental sciences, and cartography.

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center »

(Huntsville, AL, March 24, 2014) Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center will host NanoDays on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors of all ages will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks. Other activities include using electricity to make a nickel coin look like a penny, and a program about Robots & People.

Work of AAMU Art Student August Lee Captures American Irony »

(Huntsville, AL, March 22, 2014) Dangerous neighborhoods, terrible public education systems and corrupt politicians were a huge part of August Lee's childhood while growing up in Washington, D.C. It almost seemed inevitable that Lee would become an artist who focuses predominantly on social commentary and history.

DoD approves Mentor-Protégé Agreement between Deloitte and LSINC, LLC »

(Huntsville, AL, March 21, 2014) LSINC, a full-service business consulting, communications strategies, and product development firm, has entered into a Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Deloitte. The DoD-sanctioned agreement will position both organizations to jointly pursue large-scale federal and commercial projects throughout the U.S.

Committee of 100 YP Hosts Rock the Vote 2014, Presented by Curse, Inc. »

(Huntsville, AL, March 21, 2014) The Committee of 100 YP, an organization focused on economic development, public education, and civic engagement, will host Rock the Vote 2014 on Tuesday, April 22 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse. Curse, Inc. presents this free event geared to young professionals ages 21 - 40 and to all candidates running for elected office in 2014. Focusing on civic engagement among YPs, the Committee of 100 YP broug

Texas de Brazil Coming Soon to Huntsville »

(Dallas, TX; March 21, 2014) – Texas de Brazil, the nation’s premier Brazilian steakhouse, is bringing its award-winning, fine dining concept to Huntsville, Alabama in the Bridge Street Town Centre. This is the restaurant’s second location in Alabama, joining Birmingham which opened this March. The menu features Southern Brazilian cuisine served with the generous spirit of Texas. The new 8,100 sq. foot restaurant will feature an open-view grill in the dining room as well as a bar and lounge area, with a wine cellar that includes 1,400 varietals and additional patio seating. The restaurant, slated to open in 2014, will accommodate 250 guests.

Decosimo Recognized by HFMWeek as a Leading Hedge Fund Auditing Firm

(Chattanooga, TN, March 20, 2014)–Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, is proud to announce the publication HMFWeek Magazine recognized Decosimo as one of the leading hedge fund auditing firms in the nation. In its most recent ranking of service providers, HMFWeek Magazine placed Decosimo 13th as ranked by number of SEC-registered hedge funds audited and 12th by the funds' regulatory assets under management.

AAMU Choir to Perform at Lincoln Center »

​(Huntsville, AL, March 19, 2014) The world-renown Alabama A&M University Choir has been invited to be presented in concert by the Distinguished Concerts International of New York (DCINY) on Saturday, April 12, in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City at 7 p.m.

PESA Introduces Smart32 Remote Control Panel for Live Production »

(Huntsville, AL, March 20, 2014) PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, today announced the Smart32 remote control panel, which features 32 dynamically reprogrammable LCD buttons arranged in a 2x16 configuration. Designed for live production, it allows single keystroke switching for fast on-air selection. The Smart32 will be demonstrated during the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL4619), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Integration Technology Times - Storm Season Is Upon Us… Are You Protected? »

Spring begins on March 20th! It’s not too late to prepare for those pop-up storms that occur randomly at this time of year, often resulting in everything from ice damage to lightning fires. During this time of year the threat of fire, flood, severe storms, water damage from office sprinklers and even theft is very real.

National Children’s Advocacy Center Hosts U.S. Assistant Attorney General at National Symposium on Child Abuse »

(Huntsville, AL, March 20, 2014) The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is hosting the 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse (Symposium), March 24-27, 2014, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason will deliver the Keynote Address at the Plenary Luncheon on Tuesday, March 25th in South Hall. Assistant Attorney General Mason and NCAC

UAH researcher wins top award in nuclear survivability »

(Huntsville, AL, March 20, 2014) Dr. William A. Seidler, a senior research scientist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Research Institute, has been awarded the Peter Haas Award by the Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference for his contributions to the nuclear survivability of military systems.

UAH adopts “financially advantageous” block tuition structure beginning fall 2014 »

(Huntsville, AL, March 17, 2014) This past week, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) announced its decision to transition to block tuition beginning in the fall of 2014. The new structure, which will be rolled out over a three-year period for undergraduates, allows students to pay a flat rate per semester up to a limited number of hours instead of paying by the credit hour.

FDI hires Daniel Horton in new Marketing role »

Future Designs, Inc. is pleased to announce that North Alabama native Daniel Horton has joined the company in a new Marketing role, responsible for development of corporate communications, marketing, social media, and business to business (B2B) outreach. Daniel previously served six years as a staff member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, in charge of social media and online communications for the university.

Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary break JDRF fundraising records for Alabama »

(Huntsville, AL, March 20, 2014) On February 21, 2014 JDRF’s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Alabama Chapter of North Alabama partnered with Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary (GSES) to host a Kid’s Walk and fundraiser in honor of their students living with Type 1Diabetes(T1D) as well as for the other children across the U.S. battling this same disease. The school was able to raise over $6000 that will go directly to JDRF’s T1D research and education programs. The GSES fundraiser broke JDRF’s Alabama Chapter’s record for Kid’s Walk fundraising.

Sci-Quest Hosting Weather Balloon Workshop with GigaParts and the UAH Space Hardware Club »

(Huntsville, AL, March 17, 2014) Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center is excited to partner with GigaParts and the UAH Space Hardware Club to bring visitors of all ages an opportunity to build an experiment that will be flown on a high altitude weather balloon that will “almost” go into space. The Weather Balloon Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sci-Quest. Registration is now open.

Five -Year Extension for Regions Tradition Announced - Shoal Creek remains host venue through 2015 »

(Birmingham, AL, March 17, 2014) Regions Financial Corporation and the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour announced today that the Regions Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, will remain in Birmingham through 2018.

Burritt on the Mountain - Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain, March 22 - Sept. 1 »

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1830 for themselves.

Local Hospital Trustee Named Statewide Trustee of the Year »

Philip W. Bentley, Jr., a trustee and chairman of the board of Huntsville Hospital was recently honored by the Alabama Hospital Association as its 2014 Trustee of the Year at the Association’s Leadership Forum in Birmingham. Mr. Bentley was selected for his exemplary service as a trustee from nominations submitted by hospitals statewide.

Florida Institute of Technology, Huntsville Site: Summer 2014 Semester Registration Information »

Courses meet once per week for a 16-week semester (11 weeks in Summer; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m). Our staff (24+ adjunct faculty; 5 administrative personnel) are readily available to assist you. Almost all of the programs may also be taken via on-line Distance Learning, as desired (exception: M.B.A.). Registration for Summer 2014 semester begins March 3 with new classes beginning the week of May 12, 2014.

Banneker Industries Hires Megan McKinney as Senior Associate of Business Development »

(North Smithfield, RI, March 11, 2014) Banneker Industries announced that Megan McKinney has been named Senior Associate of Business Development at Banneker Industries, effective immediately. McKinney is responsible for securing new business for the supply chain management company, particularly among government agencies.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter - Who's Spying on You? »

You may be aware of the threats of malware to your business but are you aware of the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals now are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations and using automated applications.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center: The Story Corp Mobile Tour, April 11 »

Many of you have seen the StoryCorps Airstream parked in front of the Education Training Facility this week. Today they started recording stories featuring people and organizations in the Huntsville community. They will be here through April 11.

Dynetics to Showcase End-to-End UAS Expertise at Pathfinder Symposium »

(Huntsville, March 14, 2014) Dynetics will demonstrate at Pathfinder 2014 how it is successfully delivering end-to-end unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solutions that advance UAS platforms for emerging missions, including technology insertion, existing system sustainment and mission planning and simulation – all based on Dynetics’ broad UAS experience. Company representatives will be in Booth 37/38 at Pathfinder 2014, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI’s) Pathfinder Symposium, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on March 18-20. From

NASA Announces Teams for the New Rover Challenge, Inviting Next Generation of Engineers to Explore New Worlds »

More than 90 high school and college teams from around the globe will test their engineering skills in a brand new competition for future engineers -- NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., April 10-12.

The First Annual NonProfit University (NPU), June 12 »

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.

Arts Council to Showcase Local Spring and Summer Camps »

(Huntsville, March 13, 2014) The Arts Council, Inc. announced today the return of their popular Spring Into Summer Activities Fair. The event will be held Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration and will be free of charge to the public. Admission to the rest of the museum and rocket park will be only $5 for those attending the fair.

Liberty Tax Services Offers free tax preparation for doctors, nurses and medical staff; police and law enforcement officers; and fire/rescue personnel »

To qualify, the taxpayer would only have to bring a current paystub or employment letter.

UAH nursing professor – and mother – uses education to push for answers »

(Huntsville, March 13, 2014) Dr. Elizabeth Barnby didn't attend The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) so she could get a job; she already had one as an emergency room nurse. She attended so that she could learn more about Tyrosinemia type 1 (TT1), a rare and often fatal metabolic disorder that affects 1 in every 50,000 babies born in the U.S.

Robert Eldridge Joins Redstone GCI Consulting Staff; Senior Leaders Promoted to Director Position »

Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bob Eldridge has joined our team as a Director effective February 1, 2014. Bob’s responsibilities will include providing Government contracts consulting services to our Government contractor clients in achieving compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and other regulations included as part of client contract terms and conditions.

For UAH choral conductor, teaching goes beyond classroom »

(Huntsville, March 12, 2014) If the life of a choral conductor doesn't sound very exciting, then you probably haven't met Dr. Erin Colwitz. An assistant professor in the Department of Music at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Dr. Colwitz has traveled the world as part of her job.

AMDREC, MSFC and UAH meet to foster cooperation in new areas »

(Huntsville, March 11, 2014) The US Army Aviation and Missiles Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and the University of Alabama in Huntsville recently conducted a series of technical interchange meetings (TIM) to review on going collaborations and areas of mutual interest.

UAH’s iSystems Club debuts new app for Android »

(Huntsville, March 6, 2014) Though it's one of the newest student-run organizations on campus, the iSystems Club at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is already one of the most productive. Over the past year, members have donated their time to helping local non-profits like the United Way of Madison County and the Huntsville Community Chorus Association redesign their websites. And now, the club is the first on campus to have its own app.

Tec-Masters, Inc. Achieves CMMI Level 3 Again in 2014 »

(Huntsville, March 11, 2014) Tec-Masters, Inc. is pleased to announce the achievement of Maturity Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration ® (CMMI) for its Development Group. Tec-Masters has successfully maintained a CMMI rating since 2007.

Apply for a Summer internship with The City of Huntsville »

Just a few remaining weeks for college students to apply for a summer internship with The City of Huntsville. We offer a variety of summer experiences that will provide meaningful on-the-job training and experience in a dynamic municipal government organization.

TriVector Named Outstanding Engineering Firm of the Year »

(Huntsville, March 11, 2014) On Thursday, Feb. 20, at the eWeek Awards Banquet at the Jackson Conference Center, the North Alabama Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers named TriVector as the 2014 Outstanding Engineering Firm of the Year.

Three extraordinary women…one special place! »

Huntsville, AL – Three extraordinary women will visit Huntsville beginning this month to participate in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s popular 2014 Voices of Our Times lecture series. The three-part series will begin Thursday, March 20, with a special luncheon and talk by artist Edwina Sandys at 11:30 a.m.

NASA’s Marshall Center Enhances Dream Chaser Agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation »

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will host a news conference on Tuesday, March 11, to announce a newly expanded Space Act Agreement. Under this new agreement, Marshall will provide technical expertise to SNC as it plans for integration of on-orbit science payloads on its Dream Chaser spacecraft. Teledyne Brown Engineering, which will provide support to SNC under a Teaming Agreement, will also participate.

insideOakwood: Oakwood Produces Live Program for Global Youth Day, and more »

AAMU CETPS March 2014 Newsletter »

Interfaith Mission Service - Upcoming IMS and Community Event »

Richland Golf Center - It's A Girl Thing! »

Corporate Sponsorships Available for Huntsville’s Space & Missile Defense Symposium »

The Space and Missile Defense Symposium is a prime opportunity to promote corporate support of the Huntsville community. Scheduled for August 11-14, sponsorship packages are being reserved now. Patrons receive high level visibility throughout the Symposium, while Sponsors are recognized during single events or activities. Dinner, patron or sponsorship packages are available. Reserve early for select sponsorships. To reserve, contact Faye Wishik at For information on the symposium, visit

UAH’s iSystems Club debuts new app for Android »

(Huntsville, March 6, 2014) Though it's one of the newest student-run organizations on campus, the iSystems Club at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is already one of the most productive. Over the past year, members have donated their time to helping local non-profits like the United Way of Madison County and the Huntsville Community Chorus As

QuantiTech, Inc. welcomes Randy Cash as President »

QuantiTech, Inc., a Huntsville based Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) established in 1991, is pleased to announce that Randy Cash is now President and will focus on strategic growth initiatives leveraging his over 30 years of executive management leadership. Most recently, Mr. Cash was President of Kord Technologies. Previously, he served as the VP and GM for Computer Sciences Corporation’s (CSC) Engineering Solutions and Technology (ES&T) Division.

QuantiTech, Inc. welcomes Eric Edwards as CTO »

QuantiTech, Inc. is pleased to announce that Eric Edwards is now our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Program Manager (PM) for our Aviation Programs after retiring from 31 years of DA Civilian Service. Most recently, Mr. Edwards was a member of the Senior Executive Service and served as the Executive Director of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).

Skyline Aviation Holdings, Inc. facility begins base operations in General Aviation Sector of Huntsville International Airport »

Huntsville, AL, February 24, 2014: Mr. Hugo J. Juliao of Skyline Aviation Holdings, Inc. provided tours of the Skyline Aviation Holdings, Inc. facility, newly located in the General Aviation Sector of the Huntsville International Airport, to national business development professionals in the aviation industry, promoting increased activity at Huntsville International Airport for commercial and private aircraft service.

March Events at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center »

Two Brand New Exhibits Opening on March 8, 2014 / It’s a First! USSRC Launches 60-Day Crowdfunding Campaign for New Exhibit / Homeschool Adventure Day

What's New with Nexus? »

Join us for this month's Lunch & Learn / A Note from our Director

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter - National Institutes of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework »

This one discusses the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how it can be/will be used by regulators, courts and in government contract evaluations.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter - Cybersecurity is a Big Deal for Small Business »

This one discusses how Cybersecurity is important to small business and provides several sources for security recommendations.

Rachel Brown Homes - First Home in Madison County Designed With Women in Mind »

MADISON, Ala. (Feb. 28, 2014) – Rachel Brown Homes will have an official grand opening and public open house of the Rachel Brown Homes Presentation Home on March 13, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The home, at 256 Mill Road in Madison, is designed to complement the changing lifestyles of women. The home is 2,813 square feet with a 900-square-foot garage.

Appleton Learning - Summer Camp Giveaway & more! »

Parents, can you believe that it's already that time of year again? Summer is quickly approaching, which means that at Appleton, we're gearing up for our 2014 Summer Camp sessions. Familiar with summer learning loss? It’s actually a well-studied occurrence. Research shows that students may lose some of what they’ve learned the previous year during the long summer break.

Across The Pond News »

Across The Pond At The Show! / "Joe Junior" Is Here!

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater - March Newsletter »

Spring Break Activities at Fantasy March 24-28, 2014 / Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Parties! May 10-11, 2014 / Spend Your Summer With Fantasy!

Sandler Training By Sales Productivity Consultants - 5 Systematic Steps to Sell More Easily »

It is no secret that we are still in difficult times. As the recovery continues slowly, growing profitable revenue is a company’s primary objective. And what is the strategy for driving revenue in a changing marketplace?

Dine out for Diabetes Sponsorship Opportunities »

Each year in the U.S., 30,000 children and adults are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Help thousands in our state affected by this disease by joining JDRF and its sponsors for a night in the Village to give back to JDRF for type 1 diabetes research!

insideOakwood - Global Youth Day, Online Classes Coming Soon, and more »

Oakwood Participates in Global Youth Day / Oakwood Offers Online Classes Beginning this Summer / History and Political Science Students Visit the University of Alabama School of Law

Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner »

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently named Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc. (CSSA) a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner. CSSA was chosen as one of the top 100 small businesses in the United States. This award recognizes companies for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth.

Foreign Language Services Inks New Interpreting Contracts Increase in Translation & Interpreting has FLS Adding & Shuffling Staff »

(Huntsville, AL, March 5, 2014) Huntsville’s Foreign Language Services announces an exciting year ahead beginning with three new high-level interpreting contracts, requiring both a reshuffling of the current FLS staff, and the addition of a new office manager and Spanish certification specialist to help balance the growth.

Decosimo’s Bill Acuff & Daniel Barber Earn Certified Internal Auditor Designations »

(Chattanooga, TN, March 4, 2014) – Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce Bill Acuff and Daniel Barber have earned the Certified Internal Auditor ™ (CIA™) designation awarded by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville - Star-Studded Lineup Keeps The “Fun” In “Fun-Raising” »

(Madison, AL, March 4, 2014) Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville kicked off its 11th annual FUNraising campaign on January 28. Students and staff members from over 100 Paul Mitchell Schools schools will spend the months of February through April raising money for charitable organizations. Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville goal: $15,000.00. Their partners: A star-studded celebrity lineup representing 11 spectacular charities.

Museum to present juried works by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, March 4 - Aug. 3 »

Huntsville, AL – The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to present the Huntsville Photographic Soci-ety: 2014 Members’ Showcase, which opens today, Tuesday, March 4, in the Prozan Community Gal-lery. The FREE exhibition will present a juried selection of 50 photographs, black and white and color as well as a range of subjects and styles, taken by 30 members of the Huntsville Photographic Society (HPS). It will remain on view through August 3, 2014.

eLab® Solutions Expands Management Team - Continued growth drives the addition of New Staff »

Atlanta, Georgia -- eLab Solutions announced today that David Vance Lucas will be joining eLab as its General Counsel. Mr. Lucas, currently a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings joins eLab to support and protect their life sciences capabilities.

Summit 7 Systems featured on the 2014 KMWorld list of “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” for the second year »

(Madison, AL, March 3, 2014) Summit 7 Systems today announced that they have been named to KMWorld magazine’s "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” for the second consecutive year. Now in its 14th year, KMWorld’s "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” list is compiled by knowledge management experts that exclusively select companies demonstrating unwavering commitment to delivering world-class technology that meets business needs of organizations worldwide. "

PESA as Part of the Serco Team Awarded Position on $4.1 Billion U.S. Army Communications Multiple Award IDIQ Contract »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 28, 2014) PESA, as part of the Serco team, will participate in the award of a new multiple award ID/IQ contract to provide global communication systems for the U.S. Army. Serco was selected as one of 12 companies to compete for tasks on the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract. The Serco team will provide design, procurement, installation and testing services in support of delivering global, mission-critical communication systems.

U.S. Space & Rocket® Center State’s Top Paid Tourist Attraction »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 27, 2014) Alabama’s Tourism Department makes it official; the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was visited by more people than any other paid destination in Alabama in 2013. The center recorded more than 580,000 visitors. “This honor speaks volumes about our heritage and our future and it recognizes the importance of Huntsville to our state and our nation,” stated Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Burritt on the Mountain will exhibit Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks, March 22 - Sept. 1 »

In conjunction with Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt on the Mountain will exhibit a rock and mineral collection in the Burritt Mansion. This extensive collection, courtesy of Lowell Zoller, will be on display beginning March 22nd. The cost is general admission.

Museum to celebrate students' talents in YAM 2014 »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 27, 2014) Huntsville, AL – Marking its 27th year, the Huntsville Museum of Art will proudly present YAM 2014: Exhibition for Youth Art Month on Sunday, March 9, through April 13. Mayor Tommy Battle, Congressman Mo Brooks, and Diana Green and Becky Quinn of the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) will join Museum officials at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, for an opening celebration.

Maynard Cooper Attorneys Named Co-Chairs of Securities Litigation Practice »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 27, 2014) Maynard Cooper & Gale PC is pleased to announce that Peter S. Fruin and Julie Wilson Portera are the new Co-Chairs of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice. Fruin and Portera are both Shareholders who work out of the firm’s Birmingham office

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. Supports Wbcna Smallbusiness Contracting Program For 2nd Year »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 27, 2014) The Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA) announced today that Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., a leader in advanced manufacturing and engineered systems, will be supporting WBCNA's small business government contracting credentials program for the second year in a row.

Tennessee Tech Alum Brent Gaddes, Patrick Hull Awarded for Work on Flight Hardware for Orion's First Flight Test »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 25, 2014) Brent Gaddes and Patrick Hull -- engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and graduates of Tennessee Technological University of Cookeville --recently were honored for their work on critical flight hardware for the Orion spacecraft's first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1.

Alzheimer's Association - Volunteers Needed: How You Can Help »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 25, 2014) Have you ever wondered how the Alzheimer's Association can put on events such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Blondes vs Brunettes, Alzheimer's A - Z Spring Conference or Praise in Purple? It's called the "YOU" factor. That's right, without the help of countless volunteers, we cannot move our mission forward. Without volunteers, our vision of a world without Alzheimer's is just that...a vision. So, we're making an appeal to everyone who has graciously supported us through the years. We need your help now more than ever.

Marie Bostick Is New Land Trust Executive Director »

The Land Trust of North Alabama is pleased to announce that Marie Bostick has accepted the position of Land Trust Executive Director effective March 1. She comes to the Land Trust following her retirement from the City of Huntsville.

Warren Averett Cpas And Advisors Fuel Small Business Growth »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 25, 2014) The Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA) announced Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors joined WBCNA's Society of 75. As a member of the Society of 75, Warren Averett made a five-year commitment to supporting the small business training and counseling services offered by WBCNA.

Aon Water Technology to Introduce Kinetico Kube at the Limestone County Home and Garden Show »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 25, 2014) Aon Water Technology will be introducing the all new Kinetico Kube drinking water system at the 2014 Limestone County Home and Garden Show at booth 51. The Limestone County Home and Garden Show, presented by the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Limestone County Event Center on 114 West Pryor Street in Athens, Alabama on March 1st and 2nd.

UAH professors partner with German counterparts on collaborative research »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 25, 2014) When we think about technology in healthcare, what usually comes to mind is the ongoing effort to digitize medical records. But as Drs. Karen Frith and Emil Jovanov can attest, the intersection of these two fields has so much more to offer.

UAH’s ICE Lab to co-host informational workshop for new food entrepreneurs »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 24, 2014) The Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Lab of the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Rosita's Farm are pleased to announce a workshop targeting new food entrepreneurs on Tuesday, March 4, in downtown Huntsville. "Starting Up a Food Business" will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second floor of Amendment XXI, 123 Northside Square. Admission is $20 for adults; children are free.

ArtsBreak: FREE Spring Into Summer Fair, Concerts In the Park, & more! »

The Arts Council will present the annual Spring Into Summer Activity Fair at the US Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center for Space Exploration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Richland Golf Center Newsletter - Junior Golf Camp Is Back / Ladies Only »

Sign up for any of our 2014 camps and clinics during the month of February and receive 10% off! only a few days left / Junior Golf Camp Is Back / Ladies Only

Objective consultant offers no-risk telecom, merchant services savings »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 12, 2014) Businesses are bombarded with offers on the latest technology, service or application every day. Now businesses in the Huntsville area have an independent, objective place to turn for business optimization advice.

Challenge Program - Class 20 Application and Scholarship Application Available NOW! »

We are excited to announce the application for our 20th Youth Leadership class is now available. Challenge Class 20 will host two sessions again this Summer: June 23 - June 25, 2014 - 9th and 10th grade program July 21 - July 25, 2014 - 11th and 12th grade program

Dynetics Will Showcase Automotive Work at Innovation Conference »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 21, 2014) The Dynetics booth at the 2014 Innovation Conference will showcase the company’s technologies for improving quality and productivity within the automotive industry. Dynetics will be one of more than 60 exhibitors at the event, which will be held at the Nissan North America Plant in Canton, Miss., Feb. 26-27, 2014.

Aon Water Technology and Green Mountain Soap Collaborate to Offer Incentive for Soft Water Systems »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 21, 2014) Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville and Madison County members Aon Water Technology and Green Mountain Soap Co. are collaborating to offer incentives for home water systems. Both members are taking advantage of the networking diversity in their community’s chamber.

Olympics Champions Have Tie to Space Camp »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 20, 2014) At least three of the Olympians participating in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia have a connection to Huntsville and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Bronze Medalist Simon Shnapir attended Space Academy in 2001. Shnapir and his skating partner Marissa Castelli were awarded the bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Two Attorneys Join Maynard Cooper’s Labor & Employment Practice »

(Birmingham, AL, Feb. 20, 2014) Maynard Cooper & Gale PC is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew “Matt” W. Stiles and Matthew J. Cannova to its Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practices. Stiles is joining the firm as a Shareholder and Cannova is joining as an Associate. They are both working out of the firm’s Birmingham office.

Real Estate Intelligence Agency (REIA) Acquires Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Realtor® Certifications »

(Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 14, 2014) – Real Estate Intelligence Agency, Inc. (REIA) CEO and Broker, Tiffany Moore, President and Realtor®, Mikko Jetsu, and Realtor®, Michael Fitzgibbon have acquired Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certifications at Ft. Rucker US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, in Ft. Fucker, Alabama.

International Services Council of Alabama Newsletter »

Host an International Student in your home for one week in April / Immigration Symposium with the Cumberland School of Law / Panoply Arts Festival Calls for Volunteers

Undergraduate invention aims to lower costs of organ cell printing »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 19, 2014) A specialized 3-D printing extruder developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) sophomore and his collaborator could lower the costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug testing.

AAMU Dashes to No. 2 in Early "Retool" Campaign - Vote Now »

AAMU No. 2 in Early Home Depot "Retool Your School" Effort VOTE NOW

Cybersecurity Initiative to Begin at AAMU »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 10, 2014) Alabama A&M University's College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences (CETPS) will introduce a series of new activities in its Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter - Cryptolocker scrambles US law firm's entire cache of legal files Trojan looked like voicemail attachment »

This one provides some info on Ransomware and how one legal firm got its files encrypted. I know you’ve heard it a million times: Don’t click on links in an email (or an attachment) unless you know who sent it and what it is. But sometimes the link in an email is just so darned convenient. For example, you ship a package, and then you get an email with a link to track the delivery. It’s safe to click that link, right? Maybe not.

Hall Associates Cybersecurity Newsletter - Scam Website Targets Army Info Bogus Benefits Site Collects Service Member Log-Ins »

This one provides some info on scam website and a scam e-mail as well as Important Info on "Deleted" Files. Scam e-mails have been taken to a new low.

Schooley Mitchell expands into Huntsville - Objective consultant offers no-risk telecom, merchant services savings »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 12, 2014) Businesses are bombarded with offers on the latest technology, service or application every day. Now businesses in the Huntsville area have an independent, objective place to turn for business optimization advice.

City of Huntsville reviews costs and services of recent winter weather event »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 19, 2014) Winter weather events come with a price tag. The City of Huntsville calculated its cost of last week’s three-day weather event at about $120,000. This includes $88,000 in overtime pay for essential employees and about $32,000 in costs for materials such as salt, gravel, tire chains, gloves and equipment rental. In addition, Huntsville Utilities reports it spent about $128,000 in overtime, replacement materials, and pole replacements to handle about 3,000 power outages.

Computer Troubleshooters - The Final Countdown to Microsoft’s April 8th Deadline »

In 2002, Microsoft presented its official Support Lifecycle Policy that was based on detailed customer feedback. The predictability of support services was cited as a very important issue for Microsoft’s customers. Microsoft responded accordingly by alerting customers years in advance that the XP operating system and Windows 2003 have an “end of life” date scheduled for April 8, 2014.

UAH - Charger Rocket Works designing new rocket for NASA competition »

A completely redesigned rocket will soar aloft when The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Charger Rocket Works team competes in the NASA Student Launch this spring at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

PESA as Part of the Serco Team Awarded Position on $4.1 Billion U.S. Army Communications Multiple Award IDIQ Contract »

(Huntsville, AL, Feb. 18, 2014) PESA, as part of the Serco team, will participate in the award of a new multiple award ID/IQ contract to provide global communication systems for the U.S. Army. Serco was selected as one of 12 companies to compete for tasks on the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract.

Oakwood University Newsletter - Senior Education Major Represents Oakwood on Television Broadcast Competitions »

Speakers Announced for the North Alabama Bike Summit - Register Today! »

You won't want to miss this informative event and knowledgeable speakers!
We will hear from: Mayor Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville / Stan Palla, Executive Director, Alabama Bicycle Coalition / Peter Conroy, Director of Environmental Policy & Information Center, Jacksonville State University...

Decosimo Welcomes Victor DeMaise and Joshua Moore To Investment Entities Practice »

(Chattanooga, TN, Feb. 4, 2014) Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Victor DeMaise and Joshua Moore as tax managers in the firm’s investment entities practice. Mr. DeMaise and Mr. Moore join Decosimo’s significant niche services team which serves a client base of investment entities with a wide range of funds from startups to funds with total assets exceeding $2 billion