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Baker Part-Time Posted 2/5/2014
Benefit Providers and Management Full-Time Posted 12/10/2013
Bus Boy/Girl Part-Time Posted 2/5/2014
Cook Part-Time Posted 2/5/2014
Food Preparer Part-Time Posted 2/5/2014
Front Office Team Leader Full-Time Posted 2/11/2014
Waitress/Waiter Part-Time Posted 2/5/2014
Web Developer Full-Time Posted 3/6/2014
Join us on Mar. 11 from 5-7p.m. for networking, awesome food, drinks and door prizes at Bob's Victory Grille in Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd E in Tuscaloosa). This annual event is always a good time! Bring a friend. Prospective members are welcome.
Congrats to Alabama Credit Union on its new Indian Hills branch!
A grand opening with ribbon cutting was held on Feb. 20.
The address is 1515 McFarland Boulevard N in Tuscaloosa (next to First Wesleyan Church.
The West Alabama Chapter of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America was honored at our Feb. mixer as a Difference Maker. They give direct assistance to those who have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease as well as helping make a difference in the lives of the families who have a member diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. The have 4 goals 1) improve the health status of affected persons 2) increase community awareness of sickle cell disease 3) help alleviate the impact on family resources 4)provide education, genetic counseling, screening and detection through testing for sickle cell disease. This chapter serves nine West Alabama Counties. They raise awareness of the effects of this disease through quarterly clinics and school presentations. Knowing the level of oneís sickle cell trait can help in the management of the effects on quality of health, premature death, and future children. The group connects family with resources for help. Jennifer Sherman is the Executive Director. For more info, call 205-758-1761 or email at email@example.com.
We celebrated this great new restaurant in Downtown Tuscaloosa's Temerson Square on Feb. 7. The address is 405 23rd Ave. Congrats to Craig Williams and crew!Our group lunched on gourmet burgers and Thai Nachos. Yum! Visit www.avepub.com to see the menu and get more info.
Our Professional Development Training Schedule is now available for Winter/Spring 2014. We're proud to once again, along with our Chamber member partners, offer you and your employees professional development training at a price that is budget friendly.
Please review the new schedule here. You'll find subject matters that are timely and relevant for any company or organization: Social Media, Technology Training (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Workforce and Employment Law, Customer Service, Sales and Leadership. Surely we have a topic to fit you and your co-workers!
All classes are limited in seating so if you see something you're interested in, make the reservation today! Don't wait until it's too late. A 'deadline to register' does not guarantee a seat. All reservations must be made by e-mail at Stacey@tuscaloosachamber.com or phone, 205-391-0559.
Kentuck's T.E.M.P. Gallery, located in the Clarke Building in Historic Downtown Northport, is now open to the public with an inaugural exhibition, Over the AM.
We held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the gallery on Feb. 6, which was Art Night. There was a lovely reception, live music in the courtyard, cob oven pizza and open artist studios. Visit www.kentuck.org for more info.
The Chamber's 2014 Montgomery Drive-In will be Wed., Mar. 19 - Thurs., Mar. 20. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our state's elected leadership, advocate for important issues and network with other local business leaders. This year's trip will once again include our participation in the Business Council of Alabama's Annual Legislative Reception, which we will help sponsor on the Wednesday evening of the trip. This will be an invaluable opportunity to interact with most of the members of the Alabama State Legislature and statewide officials, as well as Chamber/business leaders from across the state.
Our agenda will include meetings with House and Senate Reps, Gov. Bentley and other key leaders in our state. A complete agenda will be available soon.
Cost is $200/person, which includes transportation and several meals. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. We currently have rooms reserved at the Renaissance in Montgomery and we have a special group rate until Feb. 19. After that, we cannot guarantee a room or the special rate. If interested, contact Stacey at 205-391-0559 or Stacey@tuscaloosachamber.com. Registration form must be received by Mar. 12.
The Chamber has named Alan Spencer as its Vice President for Economic Development and Public Policy, effective Jan. 27. Spencer will manage all economic development initiatives of the Chamber, including retail recruitment and commercial development. He will also coordinate the Chamber's local, state and federal public policy and advocacy efforts.
Spencer brings strong leadership and public service experience to the Chamber. After serving 21 years as an active duty Air Force officer, he spent four years in the private sector with a software development company, working as lead consultant on the federal government's largest electronic business initiative. Spencer most recently served 12 years as Chief of Staff to former United States Congressman Jo Bonner, where he advised on all major economic development initiatives, including the successful recruitment of Airbus and ThyssenKrupp. He also coordinated disaster response efforts following Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, as well as the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Spencer is a graduate of The University of Alabama (BS, Commerce and Business Administration), Webster University (MA, Public Administration) and continued his education in residency programs, including a Management and Development Program at Harvard Business School.
He has been recognized with an impressive list of honors and awards. He received former Vice President Al Gore's Hammer Award for Reinventing Government, the David Packard Award for Program Management Excellence and the Air Force Systems Command Personnel Manager of the Year Award. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, among others.
In addition, Kimberly Adams has been named Director of Membership and Investor Relations. Adams will be responsible for membership recruitment and retention as well as managing and maintaining relationships with investors. Adams joined the Chamber on December 23, 2013.
Adams is a seasoned sales professional and proven performer. Prior to joining the Chamber, she worked at The Tuscaloosa News for 9 years, where she served as the Retail Advertising and Digital Sales Manager for 3 years after starting as an Account Executive.
She is a graduate of The University of Alabama (BA, Communications and Information Science). She was awarded The Presidential Award by The New York Times Regional Media Group and selected by the organization to complete a Manager Excellence Program.
We are very excited to have both Al and Kimberly on our staff!
The following will invest annually, over five years, funding the new economic and community development plan for our region! THANK YOU!
GAMECHANGERS - $25,000+ ANNUALLY
Logos for these nine companies are to the right.
CHAIRMANíS CIRCLE - $15,000+ ANNUALLY
Logos for these four companies are also to the right.
CEO COUNCIL - $10,000+ ANNUALLY
AT&T; The Bank of Tuscaloosa; BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing; Bryant Bank; Expo Displays; Harrison Galleries; HFS Holdings; JamisonMoneyFarmer PC; Rumsey Environmental; Knight Sign Industries, Inc.; Merrill Lynch; Phifer Inc.; Rumsey Environmental, UA College of Arts & Sciences; Yellow Book USA
PRESIDENT'S FORUM - $7,500+ ANNUALLY
INVESTOR LEADERS - $5,000+ ANNUALLY
A&B Electric Co.; Advantage Realty Group, Inc.; Alabama Gas Corporation; Alabama Power Company; BB&T; Cintas; College Station Properties; Ellis Architects, Inc.; McGiffert & Associates, LLC; Pritchett-Moore Inc.; Rosen Harwood, PA; Sealy Furniture Company; Thompson Tractor Company, Inc.; TotalCom, Inc.; WAR Construction, Inc.; The WHMZ Group at Morgan Stanley; Ward Scott Architecture
GROWTH PARTNERS - $2,500+ ANNUALLY
Advanced Disposal; Alabama Credit Union; Alabama One Credit Union; Almon Associates, Inc.; BBVA Compass Bank; Boone Newspapers, Inc.; Buffalo Rock Company/Pepsi Cola; Community Service Programs of West Alabama; D.T. & Freight Company; Fitts Agency; Green Beverage Company; Harbin & Stough, PC; Jalapenos Mexican Grill; Moody Radio South; Parker Towing Company, Inc.; Robertson Banking Company; Spiller Associated Furniture Stores; Southland Benefit Solutions, LLC; Tennis Jackson Electric Co., Inc.; TTL, Inc.; Tuscaloosa Credit Union; Way, Ray, Shelton & Company, PC; Walter Energy, Inc.; Which Which Superior Sandwiches.
COMMUNITY COLLEAGUES - $1,500+ ANNUALLY
Barry Fikes Photography; The Builders Group of West Alabama, LLC; Chick-fil-A of Northport; Duckworth-Morris Real Estate; Friday Oil Company, Inc.; Hampton Inns of Tuscaloosa; ISE Innomotive Systems U.S., Inc.; Jessup, Ingram, Burns & Associates, LLP; Kyle Office Solutions; Lewis, Smyth, Winter & Ford, LLC; The Locker Room; Morrison & Smith, LLP; Renasant Bank; Rex Veron Design, LLC; Sentell Engineering, Inc.; Tuscaloosa Chevrolet, Inc.; Walker Associates, Inc.
OTHER ANNUAL COMMITMENTS
Gilmore, Poole & Rowley; StressCrete, Inc.; Yeager & Christian, PC
Be sure to market your business to more than 60,000 other Chamber member employees through our Member-to-Member Discount program and, at the same time, receive significant discounts on local products and services from other members. Click here for a form summarizing the benefits and guidelines of the program. Simply complete it and return it to us! Click on the logo to the left of this page to see a list of current offerings and how to take advantage of them.