Chamber Connection
Advocating for the economic vitality of Hartselle:
"We build community through business."
November 13, 2020
Chamber News:
Welcome New Members! Hartselle Morgan County Community Task Force and ZenBusiness
Thank you to our Christmas Open House Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor-Mutual of Omaha Mortgage
Corporate NMLS# 1025894
Santa and Mrs. Claus Sponsor-

Snowflake Sponsor-
Cookies & Cocoa Sponsors-
Sugar Mama's Bakery, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Columbia Cottage

HACC Ambassador Spotlight Jennifer Williams
Each week we highlight one of our outstanding Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are a group of volunteers who help members get the most out of their membership. They are enthusiastic, articulate, and motivated business people. Ambassadors contact recently joined members to be sure they know all about Chamber benefits and services, and they look for opportunities to get existing members more involved. Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings and other Chamber events, recruit new members and new ambassadors, and participate in Chamber projects. The Ambassadors make possible many activities that the Chamber staff could not do otherwise.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador or want to sponsor an Ambassador, plan to attend our community information meeting on Friday, December 4th, to learn more about our program!

2021 HACC Ambassador applications now open!

Do you LOVE Hartselle and desire to promote our city to businesses and individuals? Do you enjoy meeting and interacting with new people? Do you enjoying hosting others and sharing "Hartselle Hospitality"? Are you able to prioritize tasks and manage multiple priorities and projects?

If so, we want to talk to you about becoming an Ambassador! Applications are now open and we would LOVE to talk to you.

HACC Young Professionals
The HACC Young Professionals will meet on Wednesday, November 18th at 4:30pm at RAW Images!

The HACC Young Professionals purpose is to engage individuals who want to develop and advance their careers, to make a positive impact on the community, and to boost their leadership potential.

The 2021 HYP applications are now being accepted. Click here for more information.
Caffeinated Conversations
(formerly known as Networking @ Nine)

Chamber members are invited to grab a cup of joe and join the Hartselle Area Chamber for "Caffeinated Conversations" each 4th Thursday of the month at 9:00 am.

On November 19th, Shoefisticated will host the community with a short opening and then we will engage in conversations of importance to the attendees and community. This setting provides us with a great opportunity to network with other business minded people.

Hartselle 101 Tours
Introducing Hartselle 101 Tours, presented by Peck-Glasgow Insurance. This tour will highlight our community for residents - new and old! The tour starts and ends at The Station (the Hartselle Depot) location at 110 Railroad Street. Informative segments include: Get Outside & Get Moving ~ Be a Tourist in Your Own Town ~ Get Involved ~ and Shop Local. The bus will tour different Hartselle areas and provide some Hartselle/Morgan County history. Tours offered quarterly throughout the year.

2nd tour: January 15, 2021
Registration details coming soon

Hartselle Tigers Athletic Director Pat Smith has shared a warning to our local businesses and community members. He wanted us to share that any authorized apparel or sports gear that is sponsored by a local business will only be solicited through the Athletic Department or team members. There are companies that are not local preying on our community to make a profit, none of which benefits our schools, our teams, or our local community. Please be aware that these solicitations are widespread and not supported by our local school district. Please contact the Hartselle City Schools district office or Hartselle High School athletic department if you have questions about any questionable solicitations.
Thank you to RAW Images and Marco's Pizza for hosting the October 2020 Board Meeting!
Upcoming Events:
Workforce and Education Committee Community Meeting
The purpose of the Workforce and Education committee is to enhance the development of our existing and future workforce through local and regional partnerships to provide a globally competitive business environment for the Hartselle area. The workforce and education taskforce works to help expand public and private workforce training efforts for the emerging, unemployed, and underemployed workers in the Hartselle area. The focus is to provide a well-trained workforce to meet the needs of area businesses and industries.

The next committee community meeting will be Monday, November 30th, at 9am. This meeting is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the committee and its objectives.

Meeting will be via Zoom. Please RSVP for link.
Caffeinated Conversations @ The Something Blue Shoppe
Join us for a networking event on Thursday, December 17th at 9am as The Something Blue Shoppe hosts our December Caffeinated Conversations!
Resources and Reminders:
‘Tis the season to share joy – and show love for our favorite small businesses.
Let’s #ShopSmall on #SmallBizSat, Nov. 28 and all season long!
Visit to learn more.
NEW! Save Small Business Resource Center Connecting Main Street to Available Funding Programs, Advice and Tools for Survival
Earlier today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its comprehensive new Save Small Business resource center—including federal, state, and local financial assistance programs, emergency financial relief resources, grant programs and more—to help provide the assistance and guidance small businesses need right now amid Congressional inaction to provide additional, much-needed financial relief to Main Street. Click here to view the new Save Small Business resource center.
It is a federal law for virtually all males living in the US, both citizens and immigrants (documented and undocumented) 18-25 years old to register with the Selective Service. Failure to do so is a violation of the law and individuals can lose the benefits and jobs associated with registration. By not registering, young men lose access to job training and certification programs, student financial aid, Pell grants, federal job training and federal jobs--including employment with the US Postal Service--and delayed citizenship for immigrants. Our communities are negatively affected when young men fail to register because we lose significant federal dollars that would have otherwise been granted for more education and a better trained workforce. Please help remind every young man that he needs to register in order to retain his benefits.

Dr. Jones does an excellent job keeping us informed on all the great things taking place at Hartselle City Schools. We encourage you to take a look at her newsletter each week.  

For information on the latest resolutions from the Hartselle City Council, click HERE to check out their meeting minutes posted on their website.
Chamber Connection Presented By:
Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 817 110 Railroad Street, Hartselle, AL 35640