Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Chamber Press Releases

May 14, 2015
ACT Aspire in Alabama Narrows “Honesty Gap” in Reporting Student Proficiency

May 5, 2015
Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Announces Best Places to Work®, and Most Valuable Employees »

May 4, 2015
Chamber Releases RFP for Cummings Research Park Master Planning Process »

March 26, 2015
Former Madison County Chairman Mike Gillespie to Lead Master Planning Process for Cummings Research Park »

March 20, 2015
Torch Technologies Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in South Huntsville Announces Addition of 150 New Jobs »

January 9, 2015
Polaris Announces New Huntsville Manufacturing Facility and 2,000 Jobs »


ChamberLink Newsletter

Dec. 19, 2014 »

Obamacare workweek redefined? • Huntsville Awarded Prestigious "Gold" Rating for Sustainable Initiatives: Supports Economic Development Efforts • Correlated Magnetics Research Achieves 120th Patent • Calhoun Breaks Ground • It Was 30 Years Ago (Today) • Tech Trek Returns to UAH, Expands with Lockheed Martin Grant • HOTCoffee Celebrates 24 Innovation Leaders

Nov. 21, 2014 »

Mayor Tommy Battle and State of the City • Engility Opens New Office in Bridge Street Town Centre • ATEC Opens Headquarters Office in Cummings Research Park • CFD Research Corporation announces major new gifts to the Community Foundation and Habitat for Humanity • Collaborative Announces Alabama's First Cleantech Accelerator for Startups • Steve Cook Promoted to Dynetics Vice President for Corporate Development • Chamber Welcomes New Communications Director • Register for Huntsville STEM Call-to-Action Forum, Dec. 11 • Save-the-Date to Shop Small, Shop Local. Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29!

Oct. 23, 2014 »

Intergraph New Tradition to Start in State-of-the-Art Headquarters Facility • City plans $70 million hotel/residential/retail project for downtown Holiday Inn site • Senator Sessions Draws Big Crowd to Washington Update Luncheon • Huntsville: One of Nation's Top-10 Destinations for College Students • Groundbreaking Event Planned for Phase III of Alabama Robotics Technology Park • Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Sanmina, Toyota honored for energy-saving efforts in Huntsville • Elizabeth Garcia named new president and CEO of the BBB of North Alabama • How to Use ChamberMaster to post info

Oct. 10, 2014 »

How to Use ChamberMaster to post info • Deadline Oct. 22 for Business EXPO booth • 'Will This Fly?' start-up pitch competition announced for entrepreneurs • UAH opens SWIRLL lab • Synapse celebrates anniversary of technology, employee growth • HudsonAlpha collaborates on bipolar, schizophrenia study • Calhoun, Toyota Motor Manufacturing cut ribbon on joint training program • Navigating the International Landscape of People Management registration open • Crestwood funds local grants • Huntsville 10th best in nation for care given to its disabled citizens

Sept. 26, 2014 »

Huntsville wins at EDPA Innovation Awards • INTUITIVE named No. 1 Great Place to Work • Century Automotive, Fleet Feet honored at 2014 Retailer of the Year Awards • Aerojet Rocketdyne establishes new office here • Boeing Awards SLS Work to Dynetics • 2015 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition webpage open • Navigating the International Landscape of People Management • IP Doral to Provide Digium products to Latin America and Caribbean • PPG Aerospace Gulfstream Supplier of Year • Jim Hudson given Philanthropy award • Calhoun in U.S. Top 50 for nursing graduates • WBCNA asks assistance for expansion

Sept. 5, 2014 »

Winners announced at grooviest Small Business Awards ever • NASA completes review of Mars-bound rocket; 3D printer headed to Space Station • DRS Technologies breaks ground in Redstone Gateway • T&W moves into new CRP site • Business Confidence Index survey needs your voice • TechRich to provide prime contracting info • Alabama Launchpad conference Sept. 25-26 • Roadways undergoing $383 million upgrade • Community Foundation, Torch Technologies announce new quality of life fund

Aug. 22, 2014 »

We need your help; please fill out Membership Survey • Now on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List... • Stone Middle School to be converted into breweries, amphitheater • Marshall opens latest NASA 'green' building • City of Huntsville gets another Triple-A credit rating • Sippel named President and CEO of First Commercial Bank of Huntsville • Lockheed Martin funds engineering program in Huntsville City Schools • NASA's Marshall Center honors contributions to Mission • Chamber's Wage & Benefit data available • Huntsville-made Standard Missile-6 test successful • Condoleezza Rice to speak at Girls Inc. Oct. 28 gala • Calhoun Wynn Drive property purchase to expand campus in CRP • PPG gives $10,000 to Space & Rocket Center • Peek gets promotion at Port of Huntsville • Orr holds crowdfunding info event at Chambers

Aug. 1, 2014 »

Armed Forces Celebration luncheon registration closes Friday • 2014 Small Business Awards contenders announced • The oh-so-fashionable U.S. Space & Rocket Center is gracing the pages of Harper's Bazaar • Huntsville's Greenpower USA car featured on Siemens global website • TVA top ranked for renewable energy sale • SMD Symposium coming to town; INTUITIVE offers free shuttle • Huntsville-based Palco expanding into Asia-Pacific region • Green Mountain Soap receives Certification • nLogic opens new CRP headquarters • CVB's Restaurant Week benefits Deep Roots • Huntsville Museum of Art "Best of BAMA" winner by Alabama Magazine • WEDC names honorees • Energy Huntsville, UAH join forces

July 15, 2014 »

From our Chamber President: Let TRC increase your brand recognition • SES to create 450 jobs with expansion of Huntsville manufacturing operations • City offers career readiness seminars for Remington, Toyota, police jobs • Curse Inc. already expanding in its new Huntsville headquarters • Local governments partner with Baron Services in critical weather initiative • NASA, Boeing sign Space Launch System contract for most powerful rocket ever • 10,000 motorcyclists to bring $3 million for 2015 conference • Space & Missile Defense Symposium Announces Lineup for STEM Forum & Expo • Community Foundation announces creation of Crestwood Women & Families Fund • UAH-invented pill bottle gets second patent • Amanda Howard Real Estate ranks on The Wall Street Journal publication • Local companies included in $3 billion, Five-Year DoD contract award

June 26, 2014 »

UAB School of Medicine, HudsonAlpha create joint Center for Genomic Medicine • Celsion acquires Huntsville-based EGEN • Mark your calendar: Armed Forces Week observance set for Aug. 3-9 • Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers keynote at SMD Symposium • Huntsville Hospital, Sentara Health pair for Medicaid program • WBCNA to manage HADCI; the name TechRich emerges • Huntsville on elite list of 16 “Southern Hospitality Cities,” per ConventionSouth editors • Huntsville to host 2014 North American Travel Journalists Association Conference • The Shops at Merchants Walk, Whole Foods break ground • Army/NASA/UAH 3D collaboration highlighted in British media • Teledyne Brown Decontamination System Featured on NASA’s website; Enters NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement • Department of Defense Announces Value Engineering Award Winners • UAH climate researcher to speak at climate change conference

June 5, 2014 »

Huntsville tops Best Cities for Employee Recognition list • Best Places to Work honors top companies, employees • Cabela’s announces plans for Huntsville store • Teledyne, German Aerospace Center in imaging partnership • Toyota launches education-to-work program with Calhoun Community College • Industrial vacancy rate falls in 2013, report says • WEDC, Chamber co-sponsor Leadership Conference in November at The Westin • Rocket Hatch hosts inaugural Sip+Hatch • Wyle appoints John Jordan to lead CAS Group • HudsonAlpha’s VP named chair of BioAlabama • CVB announces #RocketCityVIP contest winners

May 16, 2014 »

Verizon to hire another 300 workers at its Huntsville headquarters • INTUITIVE tops the list of Great Places for Millennials to Work • Davidson Technologies cuts ribbon on new building • Wendy Kirk to join Chamber as vice president • AMC Small Business Program earns top Army award at Pentagon • Huntsville to be the Headquarters of GreenPower USA Foundation • Teledyne announces Geveden, Hess promotions • 12 UAH researchers get $500,000 in infrastructure research funds • Chamber’s Diamond named City of Huntsville’s Business Relations Officer • Marshall plans update, industry day in June • City kicks off campaign • Oakwood Wins $25,000 Campus Pride Grant from Home Depot • Drake State, SES form mechatronics collaborative

May 2, 2014 »

AUSA symposium to return to Huntsville in 2015 • VA breaks ground on new Huntsville outpatient clinic • Redstone Update shows arsenal remains busy, relevant • Small Business Awards deadline May 2 • Chamber celebrates Small Business Week • Purchase your Best Places to Work tickets now • “Road Trip Huntsville” Campaign seeks to attract nearby tourists • Cyber Security Conference planned June 4-5 • Tourism Report: Downtown needs more hotels • Space & Missile Defense Symposium calls for abstract submission • UAH sophomore’s product drawing investor attention

April 9, 2014 »

Huntsville hears good news in Montgomery • Brooks: BRAC might not be such a good idea • Hiring Our Heroes needs employers to register • Launchpad awards $35,000 to UAH search engine developers • NASA, Redstone Test Center collaborate on solid rocket motor firing • INTUITIVE hosts Judge Hall for veterans court conversation • Uranium facility seeks project vendors at April 23 event • Got “emotional intelligence”? Get some on April 16

March 20, 2014 »

Aladdin, PESA win Governor’s awards • National Technical Systems (NTS) acquires Wyle Labs • Calhoun receives cybersecurity grant • CVB unveils #RocketCitySelfie, new kiosk at Visitor Center • Bolden tours Marshall, views SLS progress • “Co-working” space to debut on courthouse square • Homewood Suites first Twickenham Square tenant to open

March 6, 2014 »

How to get a job or do business with Remington • Get social media savvy at Strategy 2014 • Montgomery trip rescheduled • AUSA Symposium tremendous success • Cepeda, GaN, PPT win national Blue Ribbon awards from U.S. Chamber • Raytheon unveils new capabilities on Redstone Arsenal • Still time to register for Chamber’s D.C. trip • Space & Rocket Center No. 1 in paid attractions • Dubai Trip meeting March 12 at Chamber • Dynetics to Host Second Rocket City TakeDownCon in August • Jordan assistant vice chancellor of UA System • Quad A honors efforts in supporting aviation • Marie Bostick retires as City planning director; Michelle Jordan takes her spot • HudsonAlpha to host international “ImmunoGenomics” conference

Feb, 19, 2014 »

Remington expands in Huntsville; will create 2,000 jobs in 10 years • Toyota’s Huntsville plant produces 3 millionth engine • Joe Ritch named TVA board chair • HudsonAlpha’s Lamb testifies on reach of science training • Q&A with 2014 Chamber Chair Robert Mayes • Got social media? Learn how to be a pro • Artisan at Twickenham Square apartments nears completion • Teledyne Brown to design key SLS component • CVB launches new Educational Escapes website • Chamber's Volunteers Recognized

Jan, 29, 2014 »

Tommy Beason named Chamber’s Distinguished Service Award winner • GE Intelligent Platforms expands Huntsville operations • Tickets for AUSA Winter Symposium “Bash” on Feb. 20 available • State of the Schools delivered to capacity crowd • Best Places to Work nominations are open • Klein, Burrus officers in Committee of 100 • GATR Technologies Awarded $440 Million Contract with U.S. Army • Appleton to deliver fresh approach to extended learning for HCS • Hospitality Association awards highest honors at Pineapple Dinner • Huntsville on top techie list

Jan, 3, 2014 »

NASA ranked best government employer • Analytical Services Gains New Work, New Faces and New Name • Best Places to Work nominations open Jan. 6 • Register for Annual Membership Meeting Jan. 16 • Upcoming Chamber events • Chamber's 2014 logo now available for members



Dec. 19, 2013 »

Boeing lands research center in Huntsville • GATR offers communications help in the Philippines • Register for Annual Membership Meeting Jan. 16 • Chamber, NAITA offer Dubai trip • CMR ships world’s first magnetic printer • UAH mentoring award winner helps others as he was helped • Wings of Eagles opens flight school • City launches biking website • Chamber’s 2014 logo now available for members • Mark your calendars: Great Chamber events coming up

Dec. 6, 2013 »

Chamber board of directors supports one-cent sales tax for road improvements • Dynetics’ King named AIAA Fellow • Chamber VP Ward chairs military stability group • Q1 2014 ABCI survey now open • Cummings Aerospace to expand in CRP • Deloitte opens office in Perimeter Park • CFDRC relocates in new HudsonAlpha building • Schwarze opens sweeper training academy • Providence Place Apartments named Property of the Year • Space Camp movie wins STEM-in-media award • United Way asks for Holiday Wishes helpers • BBB announces local Torch Awards

Nov. 13, 2013 »

Bremen, Huntsville hope to partner on aerospace projects • Plan to Shop Small on Nov. 30 • UAH ranks fifth nationally in federally funded aeronautical/astronautical research • Four local companies “top job creators” • Air Force gets GATR to build large inflatable satellite dish • Inspirational speaker comes to VBC Nov. 19 • INTUITIVE supports Red Cross homeless veterans’ campaign • Redstone Gateway sculpture wins international award • Brockwell Technologies celebrates 15 years • Crumbaugh places first at hacker conference • Gen. Dunwoody grand marshal in grand parade

Oct. 25, 2013 »

Wyle opens doors on new CRP facility • GEO-Energy-Cyber Huntsville Summit set for Nov. 14-15 • UAH students team with former von Braun team member • Register for Mayor Battle’s State of the City • Community Foundation announces philanthropic honorees • Affordable Care Act workshop on Nov. 13 at Chamber • PPG Aerospace designs innovative cockpit windows for Dassault Falcon • Alabama Launchpad investment registration is open • BlueCreek invites community to celebration dinner

Oct. 10, 2013 »

Huntsville Airport gets $15.7 million runway grant • Davidson breaks ground on headquarters addition in CRP • Intergraph wins Best Plant Design Software Provider at Asian Manufacturing Awards • Deadline for reserving Chamber’s Business EXPO booth space Oct. 15 • City breaks ground on HPD North Precinct • CFD Research expands into new HudsonAlpha building • UAH unveils Army manned/unmanned systems lab in Olin B. King Technology Hall • AEgis wins $9 million Marine Corps project • Veterans Day dinner, breakfast tickets on sale

Sept. 26, 2013 »

INTUITIVE Research No. 2 best place to work in the nation by Fortune Magazine • Judy Ryals, EarlyWorks win tourism awards • NASA'S Marshall Center honors top contractors, support team • Alabama Launchpad to recognize state's top 10 patent holders • NAAACC holds Business Opportunity Conference • Alabama Media Group cuts ribbon on downtown building • “Flying Tigers” to visit U.S. Space & Rocket Center Friday • CFDRC developing paper-based Bio-Battery™ with Air Force Research Labs • AAMU is deemed “military friendly” • Summit 7 Systems Named to the CRN Fast Growth 150 • Madison-designed tennis facility in Gulf Shores earns national award

Sept. 13, 2013 »

Small Business Awards winners announced at annual gala • Army Looks to schools to find the next Cyberwarriors • Seeking corporate event planners, caterers for Fabulous Foods event • Marshall Forum Oct. 7 at Jackson Center • Recruitment event for Marshall engineers, technicians on Sept. 17 • Port of Huntsville releases annual report • What’s your fourth quarter forecast?

Aug. 29, 2013 »

20 local companies on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing list • Correlated Magnetics Research brings in Silicon Valley CEO • Register now for Small Business Awards Sept. 12 • Huntsville Airport to hold public meeting Sept. 10 at Chan Auditorium • Navy taps AMRDEC for presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade • Burritt museum receives Pinnacle Award • Huntsville’s student rocket team excels in summer contest

Aug. 16, 2013 »

SMD Dinner speaker warns of cyber threats • See what news outlets are saying about Huntsville/Madison County... • DynCorp regards contractors as heroes as helicopters return • HudsonAlpha, UAB use grant to research breast cancer treatments • Response to the 2012 Economic Census now past due • DIATHERIX acquires diagnostic testing patent

Aug. 1, 2013 »

Photos from Armed Forces Week • New EDPA database to help site searches with layers of information • Huntsville/Madison County’s newest media headlines • Training Series: Financial Fitness, Marketing Tips, Networking Hints • Workshop instructs small business owners on new health insurance law • Huntsville shifts ATRIP funding priorities as it seeks to restore road projects • Space & Rocket Center CEO receives NASA’s highest form of recognition

July 19, 2013 »

Correction to Wage Survey; deadline is July 26 • SMD Dinner features House Intelligence Committee Chair U.S. Rep. Rogers Aug. 14 • Public invited to Armed Forces Week concert, softball games • Chamber pushes Common Core understanding • Moon Express opens Propulsion Development Facility here • CFDRC Developing Non-Invasive Stem Cell Analyzer Technology • City Selects Developer for Retail Center Adjacent to John Hunt Park • Victory Solutions Supplier of the Year to Boeing • City Administrator Reynolds will retire; Col. Hamilton to succeed him • $7 million severe weather research lab building coming to UAH campus • Put TEDx on your calendar

June 27, 2013 »

Curse Inc. relocates corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Huntsville • Local officials work to get more state road money for Huntsville • Toyota announces another $150 million investment in Huntsville engine plant • CMR magnet patents highlighted on Tech Crunch • DynCorp, Sierra Nevada establish Fixed-Wing Aircraft Center of Excellence in Huntsville • Madison in magazine’s Top 10 Cities for Families • State BRAC bonds sold for school expansions • Aerojet Rocketdyne discusses plans at Paris Air Show

June 13, 2013 »

Chamber launches ‘I Shop Local,’ observes Small Business Week • Airport Authority offers $6 million in air service incentives • BP seeks info from those impacted by Gulf spill • Huntsville team “Best Newcomer” at England’s Greenpower Car Competition • Torch Technologies Selected as Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year • What’s your third quarter forecast? • U.S. Rep. Brooks honored by National Association of Manufacturers • Rocket City TakeDownCon deep dive hacker training July 11-16 • Bentley gives award to UAHuntsville and President Robert Altenkirch • City’s one-stop shop streamlines development permitting process • iCell app surpasses 250,000 downloads • Huntsville-Based Quantum Research International Acquires J2 Technologies • Like to bike? Fill out this survey

May 31, 2013 »

Gov. Bentley holds annual Update Luncheon • Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign now in high gear • Air fare guru explains ticket pricing • Cyber Security Summit set for June 6 at VBC • Parker cuts ribbon on major renovation • Mike Durant named 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year • Deepwater Horizon claims meeting at Chamber June 5 • TEDxHuntsville hosts June 12 event at UAHuntsville

May 16, 2013 »

Best Places to Work, Most Valuable Employees in Huntsville/Madison County Announced May 15 • President Obama tours Correlated Magnetics Research • Marshall cites contractor excellence at annual breakfast • SBA names Ellen Didier the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year for Alabama • Moseley Technical Services receives Boeing Award • CVB launches Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt • Brain study identifies link between major depressive disorder, internal clock • AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage across Alabama

May 2, 2013 »

NASA Day in Montgomery reminds legislature of agency’s contributions • GATR Alabama Manufacturer of the Year, inducted into Hall of Fame • HudsonAlpha Foundation receives $2.5 million gift to honor McMillian • Boeing opens headquarters in Redstone Gateway • Lockheed Martin celebrates 50 years in Huntsville • Chamber unveils Gillespie portrait at Madison County courthouse • Seamus Tuohy is new executive director for VCSI • Ret. Gen. Dunwoody named to LMI board of directors • Advanced Optical Systems receives Edison Awards in Chicago • AUSA winter convention coming to Huntsville in 2014 • Chamber’s Annual Guide available at our front desk • What You Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act

April 11, 2013 »

Urgent action requested on Common Core State Standards for education • Business Council of Alabama offers webinar on healthcare reform • DHS Technologies relocating manufacturing, business development to Huntsville • Huntsville in Top 20 of Policom’s Economic Strength Rankings • Energy Huntsville Forms Partnership with U.S. Space & Rocket Center • Ret. Gen. Rogers now Lockheed Martin vice president • Contenders named and tickets are available for Best Places to Work • MEI Technologies a Most Valuable Employers for Military® Finalist • PPT Solutions wins DHS EAGLE II Contract Award

March 28, 2013 »

Vote TODAY for Huntsville to host Social Media Symposium • Education hot topic on Chamber’s Annual Montgomery Trip • Stratolaunch opens hangar in Mojave Desert • Feedback given on how to use downtown historic schools and bank • NASA selects integrated program support service providers • Gonzalez Chamber’s new Events Coordinator

March 14, 2013 »

Chamber’s 2013 logo now available for members • Lockheed Martin gives $40,000 to New Century High School for technology courses • NAITA speaker: U.S. must increase R&D spending to remain global leader • Veterans and active duty military members talked to potential employers at hiring fair • Intergraph, LINE-X win Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards • Vote NOW to bring Social Media Conference to Huntsville • Local input needed for industry outlook • Dorothy Davidson now CEO Duties at Davidson Technologies • Chamber’s Membership Directory and Industrial Directory Updates available now • NASA selects contractors for Marshall Space Flight Center • Vietnam Veterans event planned for March 29

March 1, 2013 »

The Chamber's stance on sequestration: “A bad budget is better than no budget ” • State's four largest Chambers unite to support Common Core Curriculum • Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Redstone missile integration facility • Vote for Huntsville for Social Media Tourism Symposium, March 12 - 14 • Brooks not optimistic on sequestration diversion • Chamber’s new ConnectForLunch program great for business networking • Northrop Grumman’s Foreman wins BEYA at Washington D.C. conference • Small Business Awards criteria listed; nominations are now being accepted • Register for AlabamaGermany Partnership Dinner on March 7 at Davidson Center

February 14, 2013 »

Finding, posting internships just got easier • Teledyne Brown tapped for $120 million NASA Space Station services contract • Submit applications for state Manufacturer of the Year Awards • Huntsville on the list of “Improving Housing Markets” • GaN, Flint River Animal Hospital are U.S. Chamber winners • Small Business Awards criteria listed; make nominations from March 1 – April 5 • Hiring Our Heroes 2013 career fair March 12 at Marriott Huntsville • Hyslop named head of Boeing research/technology; Chilton leadd missile group • Register for AlabamaGermany Partnership Annual Dinner on March 7 • Proposals sought for development next to John Hunt Park • City seeks nominations for air pollution control achievement awards • Sign up for the Chamber’s annual Montgomery, Washington D.C. trips

February 1, 2013 »

Chamber gets new website design, easier address • Sign up for the Chamber’s annual Montgomery, Washington D.C. trips •John Stallworth named Distinguished Service Award winner at Chamber's Annual Meeting • Futurist encourages Chamber to “Think Big, Think New, Think Quick” •Huntsville/Madison County CVB launches hotel TV channel for visitors • Chamber’s first-ever State of the Schools provides overview of districts • Cyber security expert warns against pending threats • DESE Research, MTS Receive Boeing Performance awards • CFDRC appoints Lt. Gen(Ret) Cosumano as president • Chamber Ambassador of the Year promoted at Averbuch Realty in Huntsville • Chamber’s 2013 logo now available for members

January 11, 2013 »

Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 24 features futurist • Nominations open for Chamber’s 2013 Best Places to Work • Attorney Ritch confirmed by Senate for TVA board • Advanced Defense Technology Cluster wins SBA Innovation Cluster Contract • Moon Express acquires Rocket City Space Pioneers, teams with Dynetics in prize quest • Hudson named to Federal Reserve Bank board • Brooks now on committee that oversees NASA operations • 2012 Economic Census responses due by Feb. 12 • Civil Space 2013 set for Feb. 12-13 • Register for AlabamaGermany Partnership Annual Gala Dinner on March 7