Saturday, August 01, 2015

Small Business & Events


We Are Here For You

The Chamber’s Small Business programs are carefully designed to provide assistance, information, networking opportunities and educational opportunities for growing and sustaining small businesses.

The following services and networking opportunities are intended especially for the Chamber’s small business members. Every aspect of the Chamber’s work supports the primary objective of growing and improving our local economy. If you have further questions about the Chamber’s offerings, please contact Pammie Jimmar, Small Business & Events Director at or (256) 535-2043.

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Pathways 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 you on your path.


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Speaker Portal

Speaker Portal receives submissions from applicants who would like to serve as speaker for Chamber programs. The Speaker Portal is open to Chamber Members in good standing that would like to help the Chamber enhance our programs, and who have something of value to say and present to our audience.


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Chamber Roundtables

All of the Chamber's Roundtables are designed to provide participants outside perspectives from their peers about business challenges and recommended solutions.

The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Roundtable program provides an excellent forum for member company representatives to meet to build trust among peers, exchange new ideas, share information and thoughts, obtain problem - solving advice, and generally learn from peers in the business and industrial community. Company representatives benefit from conveniently scheduled interactive discussions that afford them the opportunity to dialog with their counterparts on matters of common interest and concern.


The power of peer learning
Based on the principles of peer learning, PeerSpectives is a CEO roundtable system that the Edward Lowe Foundation designed particularly for leaders of second-stage companies (companies that have moved beyond the startup phase and are focused on steady, sustainable growth).


For information, contact Beverly Pike at or (256) 535-2089.


 Supporting Sponsors

  Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Jones Valley Location)
  Integration, LLC
  Redstone Federal Credit Union
  Transcend, LLC

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Celebration Assistance - Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreakings, Expansions and Anniversaries


The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County is always eager to welcome new businesses to Huntsville/Madison County or to celebrate the expansion of existing businesses.


The Chamber is here to serve you in a supporting role for the event – this celebration is the time to showcase what your business has to offer our community.


To make the most of this special celebration, assure availability of the Chamber staff, and avoid conflicts with other Chamber programs or functions, please schedule your event with the Chamber as early as possible. Remember: the earlier you contact us, the better.


The event can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Contact Alexandra Gonzalez at or (256) 535-2051 for more information.


Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Events / Ribbon Cutting Gallery »


Special Ceremony Informaiton »

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The Women’s Business Council


The Women’s Business Council is the advocate for women-owned businesses with the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Our vision is 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.


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For information, contact Beverly Pike at or (256) 535-2089.

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Annual Membership Meeting


The Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting is the largest corporate event of the year. This event is the changing of the guard for Chamber leadership and features a review of the Chamber’s previous year’s successes and milestones. The meeting serves as a platform to review the past and look toward the future of Chamber initiatives. A well-known speaker will provide the luncheon’s keynote address. With over 1,100 attendees, the Annual Membership Meeting provides your company with the opportunity to network with community leaders as well as business leaders.


Past Distinguished Service Award Winners »


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Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
2014 in Review

Presentation by General Hayden
Keynote speaker of the Annual Membership Meeting
Jan. 22, 2015 (PDF)

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Annual Small Business Awards


The Small Business Awards Celebration is held yearly and celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of local small businesses, nonprofits and young professionals. The awards currently have seven categories and is one of the Chamber’s largest member events.



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Video of the winners »


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List of Winners / finalists / contenders »

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Winners / finalists / Contenders / Sponsors »

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Finalists and Winners »


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Annual Business EXPO

The Business Expo is the Chamber's premiere annual event designed for members to showcase their products and services both locally and regionally to other businesses as well as consumers. The Expo provides exhibitors the opportunity for business to business networking and marketing while showcasing the diverse business base of the Huntsville/Madison County community.


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Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon


Starting with the 2013 event, Best Places to Work will be open to companies who employ 10 or more full time employees. Employee count categories will be reorganized in order to recognize companies with 10 – 1000 employees allowing for a broader representation of “best” company recognition. Companies will still be recognized in 4 – 5 categories (based on employee count) as Best Places to Work in Huntsville, and individuals from the contender companies will be eligible to compete as Most Valuable Employees. There will be three (3) winners in each category. Winners will not be announced until the luncheon event.



List of Winners »

2014 List of Winners  »

List of Winners  »


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Women's Business Council Event Series


The Women’s Business Council is best known for its Quarterly Forum Luncheons, however, 2014 is a new year with new events planned. While the WBC still plans to host Forum Luncheons, the plan will extend beyond that to encompass new and exciting events that will bring the top executives of women-owned businesses to the table. Attendance for WBC events has skyrocketed in the last 12 months with an average attendance of near 100 at each luncheon. Attendees are a diverse group of small business owners, executives, community leaders and key employees of women-owned small businesses. The 2014 event series will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, discussion forums and women-only networking opportunities. Topics of interest and importance will be presented and discussed that will help the woman-owned business sustain, grow and strengthen. Show your support for women-owned businesses by attending an event this year.

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Business after Hours


Meet business people and leaders in your area by attending a Business After Hours! This networking event allows you to meet new people and build business relationships. You can sponsor a Business After Hours or just come to one and enjoy good company and great food from one of our many Chamber Member Restaurants. Each Business After Hours is held from 5 - 7 p.m.


Contact Alexandra Gonzalez at or (256) 535-2051 for more information.

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Breakfast & Biz


Breakfast & Biz is a speed networking event. Participants will be given the opportunity to meet other business individuals, one-on-one, resulting in a fast-paced, exciting, and extremely effective networking experience. In these crucial minutes, attendees can describe their respective business, product and/0r services, exchange business cards, and/or pass on referrals. When the event facilitator rings the bell, it is time for attendees to move to another seat and meet someone new. Speed networking is the most efficient way to network! Take advantage of this unique networking paradigm designed to help build relationships and generate revenue. Build your client base! And don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards.


Breakfast & Biz events are held bi-monthly at the Chamber of Commerce from 7 - 9 a.m.

Contact Alexandra Gonzalez at or (256) 535-2051 for more information.

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Annual Chamber Golf Classic


Held each spring and fall this event gives participants the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf and networking at one of Huntsville/Madison County's beautiful golf courses. The Chamber's Classics are excellent opportunities for networking in a relaxed atmosphere with fellow Chamber members and potential business associates.



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Fabulous Foods


The Small Business Division of The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County invites you to join in a special event designed for our members who are caterers and restaurateurs. There is no cost for you to participate. The chamber will provide the guests and in return requests that you bring tasty sample items to facilitate a tasty event for 60 of our most valued volunteers and business leaders.


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Holiday Open House


The Chamber’s annual holiday open house welcomes the holiday season with fabulous food, wonderful entertainment, festive decorations and the perfect opportunity to greet and meet other Chamber members. The holiday event boasts an annual attendance of more than 400 Chamber members, community leaders and elected officials and is the place to celebrate the season.