Chamber Connection
Advocating for the economic vitality of Hartselle: "We build community through business."
May 8, 2020
Throughout the week, BCA, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, has placed a spotlight on more than 35 small businesses throughout the state of Alabama who, even in the face of their own COVID-19 related challenges, have gone above and beyond to give back to their communities. 

Visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts to see the incredible businesses featured. Morgan County is scheduled to be highlighted on May 12th.
Through UA SafeState, you can get free Health and Safety Consultations to help with assessing your facility's safety and health readiness for resuming operations. For contact information, click here. To read their document, click here.
Rehiring + Covid-19
What does a business do if employees refuse to return to work because they are making more money with their unemployment benefits?  The Dothan Chamber created this valuable document to share some insight regarding a business' rights during Covid-19 with their members. They generously agreed to allow us to pass it on for your aide.

Keep Hartselle Hoppin' Virtual Community Update

HACC, The City of Hartselle - Local Government, Hartselle City Schools, and Hartselle Utilities invites you to join us on May 21st at 4:00 pm for a virtual community update. Leaders from each organization will give a brief update and then we will open to the public for discussion and questions via a moderator.

You will find this update on our Facebook Page
and our website .

NEW MEMBER ALERT


Integration, IT Services


World Harvest Outreach



We Are All Counting on You.
Duty Calls
Business Responds
How Hartselle is working during the Great Pause

Here are some of the many great stories of how our community is jumping into action to help during this season.

The Freight House: Each Friday they are providing up to 100 meals to ELL (English Language Learners) students and families. Hartselle City Schools system is acting as a bridge to these students and Sandra’s eagerness to help. The students and families drive through between 11 and 12 on Fridays and Sandra and her staff deliver meals out of her restored 1950 Chevy classic truck.

Chamber member, Jesse Calvert leads petition for reopening gyms
When Gov. Kay Ivey issued the “safer at home” order that went into effect April 30, gyms were among the businesses to remain closed – which spurred Jesse Calvert, That Nutrition Place, to begin a petition for reopening gyms and starting a conversation among gym owners to develop policies.   Click Here to read the article in the Hartselle Enquirer. Click Here to see the petition and Jesse's update.

If you have a story to share, please post on our new Facebook group #keephartsellehoppin' This is your resource for learning how businesses are responding during this season.
HACC Annual Meeting &
Awards Banquet
The HACC Board of Directors is eager to recognize the leadership in Hartselle that has made it the admired community we all enjoy.

With the new "Proceeding with Caution" guidelines delivered today by Governor Ivey, we are delighted to announce a firm date for our premier annual event! Formal invitations will be delivered to you in the mail.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website. A few tables of 8 are still available for your company to sponsor. Contact Kassi for more information about being a table host.
Presenting Sponsor: 
Hartselle Family Dentistry
Teacher Appreciation 2020!
Thank you to our presenting Sponsor, Hartselle Family Dentistry
Hartselle City Schools teachers were honored by you, our membership, this week through our annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Due to social distancing regulations, the Chamber staff had to divert from our usual cookie delivery.

Each school had a large banner posted out front, and each teacher/administrator was presented with an appreciation letter along with a $5 gift card to Hometown Market.

Teacher Appreciation Sponsors

Gold Sponsor:
Drake Eye Center
Silver Sponsors:
Peck Funeral Home
Hartselle Eye Care
Widner Dentistry
Zoey’s Downtown
Bronze Sponsors:
Decatur Morgan Hospital
BeFrizz
Downtown Southern Sass
Join us next year for our 1st Annual Golf tournament. Sponsors will be contacted about options for redirecting your investment in the
2020 event.
The 2020 Serve Day is scheduled
for Saturday, July 11th.
Serve Day provides organizations across the world with opportunities to serve their local communities and share the love of God through practical acts of kindness. Our hope is that serving others becomes our focus throughout the year.

Anyone interested in helping on the planning team please RSVP for our meeting on May 19th at 4pm at The Venue by emailing kassi@hartsellechamber.com


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
(256)773-4370