Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Small Business & Events

We Are Here For You!

The Chamber’s Small Business programs are professionally designed to provide assistance, professional development, networking, and educational opportunities to Chamber members and non-members.


Every aspect of the Chamber’s work supports the primary objective of growing and improving our local economy. Services and networking opportunities are offered as added benefits of Chamber membership. To find out more about our small business programing, please contact Pammie Jimmar, Small Business & Events Director, at pjimmar@hsvchamber.org or (256) 535-2043.


   Annual Events

Annual Membership Meeting

The Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting recaps and provides updates on economic development activities and promotes other outstanding successes from the previous year. It also serves as a celebration of the outgoing board chair passing the gavel to the incoming chair. In addition, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to the Chamber’s most dedicated and deserving volunteer. The luncheon also features a prominent speaker for the lunch keynote address.


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Annual Small Business Awards Celebration

For over 30 years the Chamber has been supporting and recognizing individuals and businesses that make a positive impact on our community through their products, services, and outstanding attributes. Our annual Small Business Awards honors the best of the best small business entrepreneurs, young professionals, non-profits, and executive leadership.


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Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon

Best Places to Work® showcases the best places to work in our community. Along with full bragging rights, BP2W offers a business building tool that cultivates the quintessential employee relations in the workplace. Results are strictly based on employee participation in answering the surveys and are scored by a third party research firm.


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   Networking Events

Breakfast and Biz

This fast paced, bi-monthly networking event brings Chamber members together with new business contacts in a unique and entertaining format. Breakfast and Biz is held at a member location for excellent event sponsor opportunities.


Business After Hours

As one of our premier networking opportunities, business professionals enjoy open dialogue, ideas sharing, and cultivating new business relationships – all in the relaxed atmosphere of Business After Hours. Generally held bi-monthly at a member’s location, BAH features fantastic light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and great door prizes.

Chamber Golf Classic

Held each spring at the stunning Ledges golf course, the Chamber's Golf Classic offers members the opportunity to enjoy a day on the course with business friends, clients or prospects, and network with fellow Chamber members and potential business associates.

Holiday Open House

Ring in the holiday season with fabulous food, festive entertainment and the perfect opportunity to greet and meet other Chamber members. The holiday event welcomes Chamber members, community and Redstone Arsenal senior leaders and local elected officials. Every year, it is one of the most celebrated community holiday events of the season.


Our most anticipated networking, SchmoozaPalooza is held twice a year to provide a casual and lively atmosphere for business professionals to network. SchmoozaPalooza is all about business in action and making connections—in a tabletop exhibit format. Wind down after work with tasty treats and drinks from the area’s best restaurants while promoting your company, making new contacts and generating new sales leads.



Annual Membership Meeting

This forum features local entrepreneurs who candidly share their experiences and insight into starting and growing a business. These interactive presentations include open Q & A and excellent opportunities to network with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners. Each forum showcases different business concepts that will ignite your entrepreneurial imagination.

Annual Membership Meeting

Chamber Insight provides informational updates from key community leaders. Insight topics include economic and workforce development, industrial technology, Cummings Research Park, government & public affairs, and Redstone Arsenal. This is an excellent way for the small business owner and local entrepreneurs to discover more about how the Chamber is involved in helping to grow our community.

Annual Membership Meeting

The Women’s Business Council is an advocate for women-owned businesses. The Council strives to be the leader in developing and sustaining a fertile, creative environment in which diverse, women-owned businesses realize a high level of success and make a significant contribution to the economic well-being of our community. WBC hosts quarterly Forums in an effort to support women in business.

Pathway to Success


Pathways to Success is a multidimensional support initiative designed to provide assistance to small businesses. The initiative has three platforms that operate independently: Chamber U, Strategic Innovations, and Business Coaching. When used as a suite of services, these three platforms provide solid business planning and development to help guide entrepreneurs on their path.


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