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Chamber Training Offers Affordable Options for Members

By Sarah Beatty Finding the proper training for your employees – or yourself – can be challenging. Finding that training that fits into your budget and your schedule can be even more challenging. The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is working to change this by offering affordable training programs covering a variety of topics.

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Chamber Adds New Chamber Perk

Free Subscription to RightNow Media Offered to All Members The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has added a brand-new perk for Chamber members – free access to RightNow Media @ Work. Upon signing up, members will receive access to a streaming library of videos on professional development, leadership, and more. The library of more

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Create Tuscaloosa Partnership Offers Tools for Success

By Sarah Beatty Before Create Tuscaloosa, there was no program to help local artists run the “business” side of their business. Seeing a need, local businesses, organizations, and individuals have partnered to deliver those resources for anyone who needs them. Nicole Hampton, a Tuscaloosa lawyer working in intellectual property, and Ruth O’Connor, owner of O’Connor Art Studios,

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Women’s Leadership Alliance Welcomes Sarah Patterson

The Women’s Leadership Alliance of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama welcomed legendary Alabama Gymnastics Coach Sarah Patterson as guest speaker for their Spring Luncheon March 25, at Hotel Capstone. Patterson, who boasts more than a thousand wins and 43 post-season championships, including six NCAA Championships, spoke to the group on the importance of

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Chamber’s Jim Page Recognized for Infrastructure Efforts During 2019 Montgomery Drive-In

BCA, AAI EXECUTIVES CITE LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION IN SUPPORT OF REBUILD ALABAMA ACT Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, was recognized during this year’s Montgomery Drive-In visit for his efforts to advance Alabama’s infrastructure. “As chairman of the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure, Jim Page played an integral role

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Chamber Delegation Meets with State Leaders During 2019 Montgomery Drive-In

Ninety Chamber members, business owners, and community leaders headed to the State Capitol April 2-3, for the organization’s annual Montgomery Drive-In. The trip, which promotes the Chamber’s legislative agenda, provides an opportunity for participants to meet with key leaders in state government, while networking with other community leaders. The trip began with a welcome luncheon

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2019 Board Welcomes Directors from Finance, Industry

Members with careers in a range of occupations have been elected to serve terms on the Board of Directors. Joining the board as first time directors are Michele Coley, the AllState Coley Agency; Russell DuBose, Phifer Incorporated; Angela Martin, Hunt Refining Company; Brad Newman, ZF Chassis Systems, LLC; Tripp Powell, Powell Petroleum; and Elizabeth Winter,

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Businesses of Synovus Plaza Host December’s Business After Hours

The businesses at Synovus Plaza hosted Business After Hours for the month of December, with Synovus, Hunt Refining, Rosen Harwood, Attorneys at Law, Southland Benefit Solutions, and JamisonMoneyFarmer PC opening their doors for great food, fun, and networking.

Chamber Perks Program Offers 2019 Ireland Trip

TRAVEL TO THE EMERALD ISLE IN 2019 Travel to Ireland with the Chamber! As part of the Chamber Perks progam, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama will offer a trip to Ireland in the fall of 2019. Through our partners AAA Alabama and Collette, travelers will enjoy a fabulous trip including castles, a distillery

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Governor Reappoints Chamber’s Page to APC Board

Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children. Alabama Partnership for Children, or Smart Start, was formed in 2000 to improve services, streamline coordination, and maximize available resources for Alabama’s children. Focuses include early

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