Chamber Connection
Advocating for the economic vitality of Hartselle:
"We build community through business."
October 9, 2020
Chamber News:
HYP Applications now available!
Are you a "HYP" or do you know someone who is?

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.
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 Express Employment Professionals for hosting the September 2020 Board Meeting!
Upcoming Events:
We know that small businesses like yours have faced an unprecedented set of challenges amidst an ongoing health and ongoing crisis. You have fought to survive, and now you must find a path toward rebuilding in new and unfamiliar territory. We are here to help small business owners, like you, now more than ever.

On October 13-15, 2020, the U.S. Chamber will connect business owners with the tools you need to navigate a business world that’s been forever changed.

Register now to reserve your spot to this three-day complimentary virtual conference. Share your successes and challenges with your peers and gain the skills and perspective you need to come out on the other side stronger than ever.
 
On behalf of the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce and CO— by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we hope you’ll tune in next week.
Super Hero Mother Son Date Night @ Hidden Rivers Farm
On Saturday October 17th, Hidden Rivers Farm will be hosting the Super Hero Mother Son Date Night. There will be pizza, games, and lots of SUPER memories made! For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here
or call 256-773-4370 by October 15th.

Hidden Rivers Farm is a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind experience. There is a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, playground, tailgating for parents, and plenty of space to run around!
Hidden Rivers Farm is now open every weekend through November 1st.

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 October 22nd, Monty Vest of the Hartselle City School Board 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 Sparkman Parks & Recreation Center. 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.

1st tour: October 24th 9am - 2pm
Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House is an annual event the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce will hold on November 8th to kick off the Christmas Shopping Season. Children enjoy milk and cookies with Santa and they are able to participate in arts and crafts while they are here. Merchants from Downtown and around Hartselle participate in this Christmas Event.
#keephartsellehoppin'
Hartselle Tigers Football Lunch & Learn
Come Join Coach Moore as he recaps last weeks game and shares strategies for Friday night! Every Thursday at lunch @ Warehouse coffee!

Reminders:
LAST MONTH TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS
 
You have until October 31st to complete your 2020 Census form. Alabama is currently at less than 80% self-response rate, still falling behind the national average. Completion of the Census is vital to the people and communities of our state. To complete your census, visit my2020Census.gov. For more information and up-to-date statistics, visit census.gov or 
HOW TO APPLY FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT:

There are less than 20 days left to apply for an absentee ballot in the 2020 General Election taking place on November 3. Anyone who is concerned about the spread of COVID-19 while voting is encouraged to apply for and cast an absentee ballot. Applications can be found online or requested by visiting or calling the local Absentee Election Manager’s office.
There are several deadlines associated with the upcoming election:
·  Monday, October 19: deadline to register to vote
·  Thursday, October 29: deadline to submit an absentee ballot application
·  Monday, November 2: deadline to return an absentee ballot to the Absentee Election Manager
· Monday, November 2: last day to postmark an absentee ballot
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
(256)773-4370