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Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2003 Decatur, AL 35602-2003 E-Mail: Website:

John Seymour President and CEO Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Over the past three years the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, like many other Chambers in the United States, has experienced a gradual erosion of members – especially small business owners – due to the economy and concern over our uncertain times. Actually, most non-profit organizations are experiencing the same problem.

December, they began putting together five captains each to head up individual teams to actually make the calls. In all, over 200 chamber members spent two days on the telephone calling prospective members and telling them the  advantages to being a member of the Chamber. The final results – 283 new members and over $106,000 in Chamber revenue, which can be used to Over the past six months or so, we have seen provide you with resources that will better our membership start to level out, meaning serve and promote your business. we drop a few members each month but we also enroll about the same number of new We are currently at the highest number of members.  This is more of a typical routine members in our history and our membership for Chambers and was a strong indicator revenue has never been this strong. to us that concerns have lessened and businesses have adjusted to current economic We want to take this opportunity to thank times.  We quite honestly felt like the time was all those who helped and I personally want to right to re-contact former members and new thank our staff for their efforts in working on businesses in town and have a concentrated this project while continuing the outstanding effort to build our membership back up to work in the areas they were hired to manage. where it was three years ago. Wow, were we shocked at the response! To our new members we say use the Chamber to promote your business and get involved.  After research with a half dozen other Chambers Come to our events and meet new people and in various parts of the country, we settled on learn about other businesses in our County.  bringing in a professional membership event See you at the next event! coordinator, Your Chamber Connection (YCC), to help us maximize our efforts. John Seymour President and CEO We began in November 2011 identifying 15 chairmen to lead the event. Then in

Contact Information Main Line – (256) 353-5312, John Seymour President & CEO Taylor Simmons Administrative Assistant Crystal Brown Director of Business Development Cory Wilbanks Director of Membership and Leadership Development Leissa Hill Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Brightwell Director of Investor Relations

Table of Contents 2012 Membership Event...............5 New Members...............................6 Ribbon Cuttings............................8 Renewing Members.......................9 Workforce Development...............10 Special Events............................12 Edge Student Leadership.............14 Excellence in Leadership.............15 Calendar of Events......................16 Special Events............................18 Commodore of the Quarter..........24 Chamber Chat.............................24

2012 Membership Event Thank You for Growing with Us! More than 200 volunteers participated in the Chamber’s 2012 Membership Event, which brought in 283 new Chamber investors! This was a wildly successful event and we can’t thank you all enough for your participation and your support of the Chamber.

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New Members We thank the following businesses and organizations for their commitment to the Decatur-Morgan County area by their investment in the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber during the months of December 2011 and January 2012. We look forward to serving you! 810 Studio, Inc. 810 Bank St Decatur, AL 35601

Alliant Healthcare Solutions 2002 Richard Jones Rd Ste A-307 Nashville, TN 37215

Bayne Vaughan 517-D Bank St SE Decatur, AL 35601

Burr Forman 420 N 20th St Birmingham, AL 35203

A Plumber, Inc. 1210 4th Avenue S.E. Decatur, AL 35601

Ambit Solutions 2531 Meadowview Ln Ste C Pelham, AL 35124

Ben Co. 2426 Danville Rd Decatur, AL 35603

C-Tech Controls 33 Industrial Park Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075

Academy Termite & Pest Control 2121 Beltline Rd, Decatur, AL 35603

Ana Franklin 119 Lee St NE Decatur, AL 35601

Bender’s Plaza PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

C.F. Penn Hamburgers, LLC 121 E Moulton St Decatur, AL 35601

Act II Consignment Shoppe PO Box 5856 Huntsville, AL 35814

Apex Design Technology of Alabama Berney Office Solutions 306 Wynn Dr NW 3401 Hwy 20 W Huntsville, AL 35805 Decatur, AL 35601

Aflac 2042 Beltline Rd SW Ste A135 Decatur, AL 35601

Aramark Services 1201 7th St SE Decatur, AL 35601

Beth Tutwiler 1702 Cagle Ave Decatur, AL 35601

Cancer Care Center, PC 1310 14th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Alabama Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries 1404 16th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Architectural Details 2096 East Upper River Rd Decatur, AL 35603

Betterton Gutter & Sheet Metal 3335 Central Pkwy Decatur, AL 35603

Carol Ozier 2515 Old River Rd Decatur, AL 35603

Ashwander Animal Clinic 2001 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601-6507

Bhavsar, Hiteshri Dr. 1215 7th St SE Ste 140 Decatur, AL 35601

Cathcart Service, Inc. 907 3rd Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

AT Media 399 Thompson Rd Decatur, AL 35603

Big River Electric, Inc. 10211 County Rd 404 Killen, AL 35645

Cellairis 2815 Manor Bridge Dr Alpharetta, GA 30004

Athens State University Center of Lifelong Learning 121 South Marion St Athens, AL 35611

BJ’s Heating & Cooling 509 19th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Central United Methodist Church 616 Jackson St SE Decatur, AL 35601

BLooMS 2208 Danville Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601

Certex 4099 Hwy 20 W Trinity, AL 35673

BPI Transportation, Inc. 930 Old Trinity Rd Decatur, AL 35601

Chandler Construction, LLC 919 Tracey Ln Decatur, AL 35601

Brad Jackson 401 14th St SE Bldg 10 Ste 5 Decatur, AL 35601

Chemsearch 800 Roan Rd NE Hartselle, AL 35640

Bryant Dental 1318 Stratford Rd SE Decatur, AL 35601

Chip Alexander 402 Lee St Decatur, AL 35601

Alabama Cleaning Service PO Box 2356 Decatur, AL 35602 Alabama Foundation Specialists 2415 Jordan Rd Huntsville , AL 35811 Alabama Smile Builders 2020 Stratford Ct Decatur, AL 35601

Alabama Urology & Robotics Center B and B Auto 167 Apple Grove Rd 1107 14th Ave SE Ste G-200 Lacey’s Spring, AL 35754 Decatur, AL 35601-3310 Albany Plaza Office Complex PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

Bama Group 410 Booth St Hartselle, AL 35640

Alfa Insurance 2941 Point Mallard Pkwy Decatur, AL 35603

Baron’s Day Spa 913 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Alfa Insurance - Eddie Rose 2699 Sandlin Rd Decatur, AL 35601

Barran & Barran PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

All Seasons One Hour Heating & A/C 1209 Posey St Huntsville, AL 35816

Batteries of North Alabama, Inc. dba Batteries Plus 1604 Beltline Rd Sw Decatur, AL 35601

Campus Recognition, Inc. 2142 Pelham Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124

Burgess & Berry Insulation Co., Inc. Chiptec, LLC 708 State Docks Rd 16730 Hwy 20 Decatur, AL 35601 Hillsboro, AL 35643 continued on page 12


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The Crossings - 1241 Point Mallard Parkway, Suite 101, Decatur (256) 580-2817


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Renewing Members The Chamber would like to thank the following members who reinvested in Decatur and Morgan County by renewing their Chamber memberships during the months of November and December 2011. North Alabama Glass Co., Inc. North Alabama Industrial Development Association Nowlin, Bachuss & Gray Law Firm Orr Drapery Co., Inc. OSCO, INC. Paper & Chemical Supply Co. Parkway Medical Center Payless Pharmacy Progress Bank Jackie Putman Racking Horse Breeders Association Randall L. Sandlin, DMD Rebuilding Together Morgan County Redstone Federal Credit Union - Hartselle Regions Bank Roselawn Funeral Home S2 Lawn Services, LLC Scrumptious, Inc. Sexton’s, Inc. Shelton-Hunter Insurance Shumake Furniture Company Simply Delicious Bakery & Eatery Southern Printing Co., Inc. Southern Record Systems Southern Staffing Southern Water Consultants, Inc. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Tennessee Valley Recycling, LLC Tennessee Valley Training Center Terracon Consultants, Inc. Terry Reynolds, OD TimBuck2 TOMKAT Properties, LLC TTL, Inc. Tucker, Scott & Wates, LLC Underwood Associates Architecture Veterans’ Outreach Vision Wheel, Inc. Vulcan Materials Company Wayne Farms, LLC Wear, Howell, Strickland, Quinn, & Law, LLC, CPA’s Wells Fargo Bank WHNT-TV Willo Products Co., Inc. Wilson Machine & Welding Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. WRSA Lite 96.9 Your Transmission Man, Inc.

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Decatur General West Behavioral Medicine Decatur Investment Partners GP C/O GBT Realty Decatur Transit, Inc. Decatur Utilities Betty Dinsmore Domino’s Pizza Doublehead Resort & Lodge Early Services, Inc. Elite Flooring EMI Power & Automation, Inc. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Environmental Comfort Systems, Inc. Eyster, Key, Tubb, Roth, Middleton & Adams, LLP Mary Love Eyster First Bible Church The French Door Salon & Day Spa Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama Glee Interiors Gloria’s Good Health Gobble-Fite Lumber Co., Inc. W. W. Grainger, Inc. Judge Steven Haddock Hampton Inn Helping Hands Transport Service, Inc. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Hubbard & Drake General-Mech. Contractors Hutto Printing & Advertising, Inc. Hyosung USA, Inc. International Paper - Courtland J. Felton Davenport, DMD Josh Drake, DMD Julia’s Pools KBR Industrial Services Kenny Pipe & Supply, Inc. King Insurance Agency La Quinta Inn Lamar Outdoor Advertising Lee Company The Light House McClary Tire Company MICOR Industries, Inc. Microtel Inn & Suites Bobby Mitchell Tree Service Drs. James & Kathryn Mize H. R. Moore Company, Inc. Morgan County System of Services, Inc. Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc. Neighborhood Christian Center of Alabama


A Storage Place Aero Financial Services Agri-AFC, LLC Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Alabama Association of Employers Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Alabama Farmers Cooperative Allegra Print and Imaging American Cancer Society American National Insurance Webb Awtrey Agency Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove and Armstrong, P.C. Ascend Performance Materials AT&T Alabama Bank Street Antique Mall Barloworld Handling Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., Inc. BBVA Compass Bank Belk - Decatur Big Brothers/Big Sisters serving Morgan, Lawrence, Winston & Cullman Counties Blackburn, Maloney, & Schuppert, LLC BlueCross & BlueShield of Alabama The Body Shop Bouchard Enterprises Advertising Media (BEAM) Bradford Health Services Bill Briscoe Burningtree Country Club Byco Plastics, LLC The Casual Gourmet CB&S Bank Cell Pak, Inc. Champion of Decatur, Inc. Chick-Fil-A CIMS Global Technology Solutions Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc. Computer Support Systems, Inc. Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company Construction Services, Inc. Cook’s Pest Control Cooper, Hill, & LeCroix, CPA’s The Corner Bakery & Eatery Daikin America, Inc. Decatur Chiropractic Decatur Coca-Cola Bottling Company Decatur Cold Storage Decatur Country Club THE DECATUR DAILY


workforce development

2012 Career & Workforce Expo Approximately 1200 high school students from across North Central Alabama attended the 2012 Career & Workforce Expo at Calhoun Community College on February 1. This event is held each year with the goal of introducing students to local business and industry and connecting them to future careers. This year, exhibiting companies posted their top three hard to fill jobs and students met with the employers to learn more about these positions. “This exercise was a great way to get the students and employers engaged in conversation,” said Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting. “We wanted the students to get involved and to take away something meaningful from the event, rather than just walking through the Expo and not connecting with a potential future employer,” she added. During the Expo, students talked with the exhibiting employers and learned about the proper educational paths and salary potential for in-demand careers. To find out how your company can participate in next year’s Expo, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (256) 353-5312. Gold Sponsor

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Dean Griffin 3118 Burningtree Mtn Dr SE Decatur, AL 35603

Clearview Cancer Center 1107 14th Ave #200 Decatur, AL 35601

Decatur American Dixie Youth Baseball Decatur, AL 35602-2003

Cloud 9 504 Bank St Decatur, AL 35601

Decatur Athletic Club 219-F 2nd Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Coffee & Play House 221 East Moulton St Decatur, AL 35601

Decatur Morgan County Minority Development Association 2228 8th St SW Decatur, AL

Coldwell Banker McMillan & Associates 1906 Central Pkwy SW Decatur, AL 35601

Christmas Open House & Business After Hours at Parkway Medical Center The administrative and medical staffs of Parkway Medical Center opened their doors to Chamber members and the community in December for their annual Christmas Open House. Chamber members had the opportunity to meet and greet, and all in attendance enjoyed delicious refreshments prepared by Parkway’s food service staff. Parkway Medical Center is a 120-bed full-service hospital, providing a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. The staff at Parkway strives to make a difference in the lives of the community by providing quality, compassionate care in a work environment that fosters employee commitment and pride.

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Cleaning & More, Inc. 1231 Main St W Hartselle, AL 35640

Decatur Nursery 809 Carridale St SW Decatur, AL 35601

Conley Duncan 2502 Quince Dr Decatur, AL 35601

Development Services, LLC 210 Lenwood Rd Decatur, AL 35603

Contractors Choice PO Box 429 Athens, AL 35612

Dirt Road BBQ 3630 Gordon Terry Parkway Suite 7 Trinity, AL 35673

Cook’s Pest Control - Commercial 143 W. Dublin Dr Madison, AL 35758

Diversified Services, Inc. 2910 Hwy 31 NW Hartselle, AL 35640

Cookin Sisters 5999 Hwy 36 E Somerville, AL

DPS 3512 6th Ave Decatur, AL 35603

Cornerstone Engineering Group, PC Dr. Ed Nichols 302 4th Ave NE 445 E Moulton St Ste 202 Decatur, AL 35601 Decatur, AL 35601 Cornerstone Furniture, Inc. 1556 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Dynamic Networking Solutions 3307 Bob Wallace Ave Huntsville , AL 35805

Cotton States Insurance 2132 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Dyson Construction Company, Inc. 202 Greenfield Dr Decatur, AL 35603

Courtney Square Apartments 305 Courtney Dr Decatur, AL 35603

EMBROIDME 2526-C Danville Rd SW Decatur, AL 35603

Dan Goodson 512 Davis Ave Florence, AL 35633

Eternitees 1705 Central Pkwy SW Decatur, AL 35601

Davidson Homes, LLC 1636 S Cedar Cove Rd Hartselle, AL 35640

Evans & Associates 255 Grant St SE Decatur, AL 35602

DCA Ready Mix PO Box 1703 Decatur, AL 35601

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included Old State Bank and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Those tours gave the students a great historical perspective. In December, students participated in Health and Education Day.  The last tour of the day was the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, which The group toured both Decatur General Hospital and Parkway introduced the students to the new addition to our community. Medical Center. They saw many different aspects of each hospital - from the sleep lab to the ER.  Thank you to Noel Lovelace The Edge class continues to work each month on their Leadat Decatur General and Tina Weeks at Parkway Medical Center ership Community Projects. The Habitat for Humanity and the for organizing the tours. Following lunch, the Edge group toured Neighborhood Christian Center groups have already begun volCalhoun Community College. Thanks to Terri Hildreth at Calhoun unteering their service. The Backpacks for Hope group and Boys and Girls Club group will be volunteering with their organizations for conducting the tour.  this spring.    Decatur Now and Then day was held in January.  The Edge participants spent the morning at the Decatur Police and Fire Training Facility learning more about our policemen and firemen and their service to our community.  Thank you to Police Chief Taylor and Fire Chief Johnson for hosting the group.  The afternoon tours

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Excellence in Leadership December 6 was Local Government Day for the Excellence in Leadership Class. Decatur Mayor Don Stanford and Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long spoke to the group about the state of the city and county.  In addition to city and county updates, the class toured the Decatur Police and Fire Training Facility.  Thank you to Todd Russell, Nadis Carlisle, and Danny Ingle for organizing Local Government Day. 

class observed court proceedings before touring the Morgan County Jail.  The class prepared for and conducted a mock trial in addition to the tours.  Thank you to Judge Shelly Slate Waters for organizing Law and Criminal Justice Day.  In addition to the class meetings each month, class members lead a Leadership Article Review and continue work on their service project.  This year Decatur Youth Enrichment has been selected as the beneficiary of the Leadership Project.    

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Calendar of Events FEBURARY 16 Morningside of Decatur Business After Hours Where: Morningside of Decatur When: 4pm to 6pm Contact: Cory Wilbanks 256-353-5312 16 Chamber Membership Orientation Where: Turner Universal Boardroom at the Chamber When: 10am or 2pm Contact: Cory Wilbanks or Tiffany Brightwell 256-353-5312 17-18 Carnegie Carnival: Mardi Gras Comes to North Alabama! Where: Carnegie Visual Arts Center Contact: 256-341-0562


17-18 MotoCross Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: 256-584-6725 21 2012 State of the County Address with Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long Presented by Family Security Credit Union Where: Sparkman Civic Center When: 7:30am Contact: 256-353-5312

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23-24 Decatur Civic Chorus Dinner Theatre “Music From the Sizzlin’ Sixties” Location: Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church Contact: March Kaminsky 256-350-0338

24-26 DAKC Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: 256-584-6725

29-31 Morgan County Sheriff’s Rodeo Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: 256-584-6725

25 The Big Deal Benefitting the American Red Cross Where: Ingalls Harbor Pavilion Contact: 256-350-2028

30 The Capital Steps Where: Princess Theatre Contact: 256-340-1778

27 Taste of the Valley 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Contact:

10-May 26 Event: Telling Stories-Quilted Art by Yvonne Wells Where: Carnegie Visual Arts Center Contact: 256-341-0562

27 Piccadilly Circus Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: 256-584-6725

14-15 North Alabama Outdoor Expo Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: 256-584-6725

MARCH 3 Hospice of the Valley Celebrating Life 5K and 1Mile Fun Run/Walk Where: Downtown Decatur Contact: 256-350-5585 or jjones@ 3-4 Morgan County Home & Garden Show Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena - Priceville Contact: 256-584-6725


20 Hartselle Relay for Life Where: JP Cain Stadium Contact: Beth Tutwiler 256-535-1082 25-28 Racking Horse Spring Show Where: Morgan County Celebration Arena Contact: Melissa Taylor 256-353-7225 or DMCCVB 256-350-2028

6-7 2012 Chamber Montgomery Trip Contact: Cory Wilbanks 256-353-5312 6-31 Youth Art Month Exhibition Where: Carnegie Visual Arts Center Contact: 256-341-0562

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Gill Family Medicine 2422 Danville Rd Ste E Decatur, AL 35603

Faye Ashton 290 Bowles Bridge Rd Hartselle, AL 35640

GKL Companies 112 Rainbow Industrial Blvd Rainbow City, AL 35906

Filter Technology, Inc. 3710 Indian Hills Rd SE Decatur, AL 35603

Gold Rush Tax/Alabama Insurance 709 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

First Financial Corporation 115 1st Ave NE Decatur, AL 35601

Gordon & Young 7771 Hwy 72 West Ste A Madison, AL 35758

First Response Inc. Decatur, AL 35602

Green Pro Lawn Services PO Box 874 Hartselle, AL 35640

Food Fite Catering & Gourmet To Go 1321 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Coffee and Card: Earthlink Business EarthLink Business hosted a Coffee & Cards networking event for Chamber members during the month of January. EarthLink representatives and Chamber members filled Coffee & Play House in Downtown Decatur for two hours, during which attendees met and exchanged business information. EarthLink, Inc., formerly DeltaCom, is a leading IT services, network and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and over one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed IT services including cloud computing, data centers, virtualization, security, applications and support services, in addition to nationwide data and voice IP services.

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Family Pet Health Care 2941 Point Mallard Pkwy Ste D Decatur, AL 35603

H & E Equipment Services 107 Jetplex Ln Madison, AL 35758

Ford Properties 1256 Brandy Wine SE Decatur, AL 35601

Hagemeyer North America 1907 Weatherly Cir SW Decatur, AL 35603

Frazier & Frazier Loan Co. Gateway Shopping Center Decatur, AL

Halsey Foodservice 401 Lanier Rd Madison, AL 35758

G & N Electronics 3496 AL Hwy 20 West Decatur, AL 35601

Hartselle Enquirer PO Box 929 Hartselle, AL 35640

G2 of Decatur, LLC PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

Hartselle Exxon 101 Hwy 31 SW Hartselle, AL 35640

Gammons Group Inc. 4800 Whitesburg Dr Huntsville, AL 35802

Hartselle Urgent Care 1635 US Hwy 31 NW Ste C Hartselle, AL 35640

Garner Real Estate Group 1452 Freeman Ave Athens, AL 35613

Higdon Roofing 355 North Greenway Dr Trinity, AL 35673

Gateway Shopping Center PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

Higdon Service Company 912 4th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

GBW Architects 709 Bank St NE Decatur, AL 35601

Hood Contracting, Inc. 1112 Knight St SE Decatur, AL 35601

Geo Solutions, LLC 7201 Opportunity Blvd Huntsville , AL 35814

Horitec 8602 AL Hwy 36 Danville, AL 35619

George Plumbing 2090 Hwy 31 NW Hartselle, AL 35640

Horizon Point Consulting, Inc. 300 Market St Ste 2A Decatur, AL 35601 continued on page 20

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Hospice of North Alabama 3311 Bob Wallace Ave Huntsville , AL 35805

Lakeland Industries, Inc. 202 Pride Ln SW Decatur, AL 35603

Lynn Fowler 1611 Wellington Ct SE Decatur, AL 35601

Merchants Food Service 1410 Lake Pointe Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Hugh Looney 2699 Sandlin Rd SW #A2 Decatur, AL 35601

Lamco Plumbing, Inc. 605 Central Pkwy Decatur, AL 35601

Lynn Layton Ford 3300 Highway 31 S Decatur, AL 35601

Metro Mechanical 851 North Pine Hill Rd Birmingham, AL 35217

Magic Steel Sales, LLC 4242 Clay Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Michael Broom, P.C. 1621 Wolvrine Dr SE Decatur, AL 35603

Huntsville Hospital Health System Lawn Doctor 3440 Valley Ave SW 101 Sivley Rd Decatur, AL 35601 Huntsville , AL 35801 Infinity Software Solutions, Inc. 1629 4th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Lease South 300 Clinton Avenue West Huntsville , AL 35803

MaidPro of North Alabama 2050 Beltline Rd Ste 5 Decatur, AL 35601

Mike Adams PO Box 138 Decatur, AL 35602

Ingalls Harbor Pavilion & Meeting Event Center 802 Wilson St Decatur, AL 35601

LePage Williams 3810 Sullivan St Ste C Madison, AL 35758

Mark Hendrix PO Box 972 Hartselle, AL 35640

Milestone Pediatrics at Parkway 1874 Beltline Rd SW Ste 110 Decatur, AL 35601

Leslie Adair Photography 502 Bank St Decatur, AL 35601

Max Fitness 3110 Hwy 31 S Decatur, AL 35603

Millar Chiropractic & Nutrition Center 2618 Briar Ave SW Decatur, AL 35601

Interweave Technologies 3325 Central Pkwy Decatur, AL 35603 J & M Cylinder Gases, Inc. 1702 5th St NW Decatur, AL 35601 James Irby, Esq. 120 East Tennessee St Florence, AL 35630 Janet Jenkins 3301 Piney St Decatur, AL 35603 Jennifer Jackson 2021 Park St Decatur, AL 35601 JIT Military Sales 26670 Success Dr Madison, AL 35756 John Sturges 1262 Brandywine Ln Decatur, AL 35601 Jones Fence Enterprises, Inc. 662 Old Hwy 24 Trinity, AL 35673 Kevin Greenhaw 2711 Collums Way SW Decatur, AL 35603 Kids Town Pediatrics, PC 2506-A Danville Rd SW Ste 103 Decatur, AL 35603

Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc. Mayfield Air 2109 Woodmont Dr SE 110 Johnston St SE Decatur, AL 35601 Decatur, AL 35601 Lifepoint Baptist Church 250 Johnston St SE Decatur, AL 35601

McBride Florist, Inc. 805-A 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Limestone Building Group 25270 Will McComb Dr Tanner, AL 35671

McCurrry Motors 2870 Hwy 20 Decatur, AL 35601

Linde Gas Decatur, AL 35602

MCR Alloys, LLC 417 Ipsco St Decatur, AL 35601

Lindsay Smith Family Practice 1211 Hwy 31 NW Hartselle, AL 35640 Lisa Terry 211-B 2nd Ave Decatur, AL 35601 Little Kids Dayschool 3432 Old Moulton Rd Decatur, AL 35603 Long’s Battery 1718 Creighton Ave Decatur, AL 35601 Loren Hunter, M.D. 922 6th Avenue SE Decatur, AL 35601 Lovelace Services 1024 5th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601

Med-Surg Pharmacy 2828 Hwy 31 S Decatur, AL 35603 MedEmploys 7950 Hwy 72 West Ste A-192 Madison, AL 35758 Medical Systems 459 James Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763 Medlin, Carl 3965 Maxon Rd Paducah, KY 42001 Mellow Mushroom 3909 Palomino Horse Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Milspec Wire & Cable, Inc. PO Box 1942 Decatur, AL 35602 Mims Engineering 112-B Southside Square Huntsville , AL 35801 Mitchell Industrial Contractors 188 Westchester Dr Madison, AL 35758 Mo Hair 211 Johnston St Decatur, AL 35601 Moco 124 Jim Harding Way Huntsville , AL 35806 Moe’s Southwest Grill 1241 Point Mallard Pkwy Suite 101 Decatur, AL 35601 Morgan County Young Lawyers Association 610 Myratt St SW Hartselle, AL 35640 Morrisons 1201 7th St SE Decatur, AL 35601 MS Transport, Inc. 2311 Greenwood Dr Decatur, AL 35601 continued on page 22

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Tenth Annual

Child Safety Conference Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart

Survivor of abduction in 2002 and advocate for recovery programs and national legislation


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Tenth Annual

Lucy and John Caddell

Alzheimer’s Conference Keynote Speaker Richard E. Powers, M.D. Monday, April 16, 2012 Central Baptist Church Decatur, Alabama

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Decatur Baptist Church Decatur, Alabama

Continuing Education Credit for Professionals

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Mullican Air Systems Inc. 3426 Valley Ave Decatur, AL 35603

Performance Auto Body & Frame 1959 Gordon Terry Pkwy Decatur, AL 35601

Riverside Capital, LLC 649 Jackson St Decatur, AL 35601

Sherman Industries 631 Old Trinity Rd Decatur, AL 35601

Mullins Building Products 210 Central Circle SW Decatur, AL 35603

Pettey & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers 202-B Jackson St SE Decatur, AL 35601

Robert Norman, Esq. 217 East Moulton St Decatur, AL 35601

Sherrie Paler 823 Jackson St Decatur, AL 35601

Robin Irwin Physcial Therapy 1931 Central Pkwy Decatur, AL 35601

Simply Skin 2422-J Danville Rd Decatur, AL 35603

Rock Solid Wealth Strategies 1629 4th Ave SE Decatur, AL 36501

SKT Architects 301 Jefferson St Huntsville , AL 35801

Roman’s Roofing Inc. 3506 Hooper Ln SE Decatur, AL 35603

Smith Infiniti 1010 Old Monrovia Rd Huntsville , AL 35806

Roy’s Plumbing 1004 8th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35602

Smith Service Corporation 3313 Sexton Rd SE Decatur, AL 35603

Royal Cup 201 Lake Carmel Court Huntsville , AL 35811

Snap Design 2205 Birch St SE Decatur, AL 35601

Ruggiere...a Gallery 211-A 2nd Ave Decatur, AL 35601

Sooner Management, LLC 401 Lee St Decatur, AL 35601

S & S Quick Stop 2605 Centron Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Southern Water Technologies 214 Central Circle Decatur, AL 35603

Sam Frank & Moore 802 Bank St NE Decatur, AL 35601

Spadoodles 1634 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601

Satterfields’ Auto Tech 1946 Central Pkwy SW Decatur, AL 35601

Sprint 226 Wainscott Dr Madison, AL 35757

Schoel Architecture 255 Grant St Ste 300 Decatur, AL 35601

St. Luke United Methodist Church 3014 Danville Rd SW Decatur, AL 35603

Scott Matthews, M.D. 1201 Somerville Rd SE Decatur, AL 35601

Standard Control 430 Production Ave Madison, AL

Servis First Bank - Huntsville 401 Meridian St Ste 100 Huntsville , AL 35801

Stanley A. Cash 2801 Hwy 280 South Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35223

Shelton Construction Company 247 E Moulton St Ste A Decatur, AL 35601

State Farm - Wayne Young Agency 2614 Centurion Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Nails First 1241 Point Mallard Pkwy #411 Decatur, AL 35603 Nash Bar-B Que 104 12th Ave NW Ste D Decatur, AL 35603 North Alabama Dental Assisting School 801 Sunshine St SW Hartselle, AL 35640

Phil Knight Financial Services 501 8th Ave NE Decatur, AL 35601 Pineapples 1801 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601 Plum Tree Shopping Center PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

North Alabama Electric, Inc. 135 Refreshment Pl Decatur, AL 35601

PracMan 207 Johnston St SE Decatur, AL 35601

North Alabama Roofing 5364 Hwy 72 Killen, AL 35645

Precision Machine Service 1310 Central Pkwy Decatur, AL 35601

North American Video 430 Production Ave Madison, AL 35758

Premier System Integrators 106 Woodall Rd Decatur, AL 35601

Nutritional Parenteral Home Care, Inc. 2650 Leeman Ferry Rd Huntsville , AL 35801

Quality Outdoor Advertising 225 Co Rd 1291 Cullman, AL 35058

Office Pride Cleaning 105-I Church St Madison, AL 35805 OMI Engineering, Inc. 5151 Research Dr Ste A Huntsville , AL 35805 Parkway Women’s Care 1874 Beltline Rd SW Ste 106 Decatur, AL 35601 Patti Fowler 2416 Crestview Dr SE Decatur, AL 35601 Paul Davis Restoration 26992 Main St Ardmore, AL 35739 Paul Holmes 1404 Holmes Rd Eva, AL 35621

Reeves Foundation Repair PO Box 5428 Decatur, AL 35601 Relevant Social Marketing, LLC 1629 4th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601 Rental World 2713 Spring Ave SW Decatur, AL 35603 Reverend James Henderson 181 Henderson Rd Decatur, AL 35603 Richard Steed, P.E. 1506 Blackhall Ln SE Decatur, AL 35601 River Oaks Family Medicine 1813 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601

Stephen Pate Construction Company, Inc. 2114 Central Pkwy Ste C Decatur, AL 35601 Stephen Ward & Associates 128 Jetplex Circle Madison, AL 35758 Sterling Travel 2103 Woodmont Dr Decatur, AL 35601 Stonehedge Nursery 2940 Point Mallard Parkway Decatur, AL 35603 Studio 7 by DJ Lovett 230 Badger Dr Harvest, AL 35749 Sullivan,Dr. Larry 4308 Topaz Circle SE Decatur, AL 35603 Superior Lawn Care PO Box 193 Hartselle, AL 35640 Surgical Solutions 702-A Barrett Blvd Henderson, KY 42420 Syndesi Solutions 611 East Hobbs St Athens, AL 35611 Synergy Airflow & Ventilation 2015 Englewood Pl Decatur, AL 35603 Tallulah’s 826 Bank St NE Decatur, AL 35601 Tanfastik Tans 123 Austinville Rd SW #A Decatur, AL 35601 Team Health Southeast 14050 NW 14th St Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33323 The Constantine Group 2414 Airport Rd West Ft. Payne, AL 35968 The Freight House Restaurant 200 Railroad Street Hartselle, AL 35640

The Hunter Safety System Danville, AL The Market 704 Bank Street NE Decatur, AL 35601 The Nations Worship Centre 3515 Indian Hills Rd Decatur, AL 35603 The Something Blue Shoppe 224 Main St West Hartselle, AL 35640 The Wenzler Agency 115 Johnston St SE Decatur, AL 35601 The Wheelers PO Box 2107 Decatur, AL 35602 Tommy Black 1805 Hermitage Ave SE Decatur, AL 35603 Total Bronze & Fitness 3521 Indian Hills Rd Decatur, AL 35603 Tou’ Shay 2302 Rockingham Ln Decatur, AL 35603 Trane 4825 Commercial Dr Huntsville , AL 35816 Turf Care - Greenscapes 1800 Old Moulton Rd Decatur, AL 35601 Turrentine Construction Inc. 89 OQ Childers Rd Eva, AL 35621 Uptown Girl 209-B 2nd Ave Decatur, AL 35601 Valley Pulmonology & Critical Care 1101 Somerville Rd SE Decatur, AL 35601 Valley Roof 311 Weaton Dr Florence, AL 35633 Valtex Associates 2020 Brayden Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Virginia Woodall Sports Inc. 901-J Wimberly Dr SW Decatur, AL 35603

Wilks Tire & Battery Service, Inc. 2049 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601

Vision Enterprise 3101 Vicksburg Place Decatur AL 35603

Wimberly Plaza PO Box 1663 Decatur, AL 35602

WAFF-TV Decatur Bureau Regions Bank Tower Decatur, AL 35601

Windmill Beverages 3709 Hwy 31 S Decatur, AL 35601

Wahl Supply 935 Old Trinity Rd Decatur, AL 35601

WKUL 214 1st Ave SE Cullman, AL 35055

Wallace Construction & Design 3506 Shady Oaks Ct SW Decatur, AL 35603

WL&M, Inc. 1303 Southfield Dr SE Decatur, AL 35603

Warren, Averett, Kimbrough, & Marino, LLC 2500 Acton Rd Birmingham, AL 35243

Woodruff Produce 209 Central Circle Decatur, AL 35603

Weatherby Healthcare 1020 Southhill Dr Cary, NC 27513 Weigh-Tec 1325 Southfield Dr SE Decatur, AL 35603

WQAH-WKZD Radio 219 Chestnut St Hartselle, AL 35640 1609 Precision Dr Ste 3000 Plano, TX 75074

Xocai Chocolate Wesley Memorial United Methodist 2205 Country Club Rd Decatur, AL 35601 Church 1211 Westmeade St SW Yellowhammber Roofing, Inc. Decatur, AL 35601 26476 5th St Ardmore, AL 35739 Whitaker Medical, LLC 100 Jefferson St South Ste 200 Your Chamber Connection Huntsville , AL 35801 501 Oak Hollow Ln Ft Worth, TX 76112 White Oak Transportation 2205 Hwy 20 W Decatur, AL 35601

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Commodore of the Quarter Each quarter, an outstanding Commodore earns the Commodore of the Quarter award as a dedicated member who serves above and beyond our expectations. This quarter’s Commodore of the Quarter award recipient is  Kelly Pate of KC Media.  Kelly is an outstanding example of what the Chamber’s Commodore Program represents. Kelly is serving her first year as a Commodore. Kelly is enthusiastic in her service to our community. She is quick to volunteer for special community events and participates in ribbon cuttings and Commodore meetings. Kelly has owned KC Media for 3 years. The Chamber thanks Kelly for her dedication to the Commodore Program and congratulates her for being presented with the “Commodore of the Quarter” award.

Kelly Pate KC Media

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government, nonprofit and privately owned operations. Entries are judged on programming, promotional materials, aquatic amenities and community involvement. A panel of distinguished aquatics professionals independently chose SNAP as the best in class over all other spray-park facilities that entered the contest. One judge commented, “This project is an inspiration. Designing for universal accessibility requires foresight and careful planning. Kudos to the development team.” Receiving this Best of Aquatics recognition demonstrates that the SNAP Splash Pad represents the industry’s finest - a benchmark for other similar facilities. SNAP was recognized in a special supplement to the November/ December 2011 issue of Aquatics International magazine. (Note: The article is attached.)

December 2011

SNAP Playground Receives Prestigious Award – 2011 Best of Aquatics Hartselle, Ala. - The “John Mark Stallings Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP) of Morgan County” Splash Pad has been recognized by Aquatics International magazine as a “Best of Aquatics” facility for 2011. This nationwide competition celebrates the industry’s outstanding aquatics facilities of all varieties — including

SNAP is dedicated in memory of John Mark Stallings whose 46-year life was challenged by Down Syndrome. His life exemplifies that remarkable accomplishments are possible by those with disabilities when included in society. There are more than 1,700 physically challenged children in Morgan County, and SNAP provides a regional premier special needs accessible and usable playground for their

A Fresh New Look at Morningside

2115 Point Mallard Drive SE Decatur, AL 35601

256-350-0089 Š2010 Five Star Quality Care, Inc.

Share your experiences, participate in social and recreational activities and see what makes Morningside special. Stop by today for a complimentary lunch and tour.


Morningside of Decatur is a close-knit community of neighbors ready to welcome you into their newly renovated home. Our residents love living here because Morningside is more than just a place to live - it's a place for living!

Morningside, Decatur’s finest Assisted Living, just got a makeover, and we’re inviting you to stop by for a visit!


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enjoyment. The playground is strategically located in central Morgan County in Hartselle`s Sparkman Park, near the Hartselle civic center. Sparkman Park hosts numerous other adjacent indoor/outdoor activities for children and adults and provides an ambient environment which is safe and conducive to merriment.

websites in 96 industry categories from 45 different countries were submitted in the 2011 competition.

SNAP’s unique design, accommodations and central location make it a “destination attraction,” encouraging all children, with or without special needs, to come and play. Positive interaction between special needs children and those who are not physically challenged helps to minimize self-consciousness, build self-esteem and generally enhance the lives of special needs children and their families. It is emphasized that the entire SNAP complex is special needs accessible and usable and in total compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

• Standard of Excellence (Marketing Category): Red Sage Communications, Inc., www. • Standard of Excellence (Professional Services Category): Magnolia River, www.magnolia-river. com • Standard of Excellence (Regional Category): PowerSouth Economic Development, www.

SNAP is a three-phase project administered entirely by volunteers and funded by charity and grants. The project was initiated in December 2006 and is being constructed in phases as funds become available, permitting early incremental use. The Phase 1 Swing Area was completed in May 2008 at a cost of $32,794. The award-winning Phase 2 Splash Pad was completed in July 2010 at a cost of $239,224. The third and final phase is being completed in increments. A covered pavilion with picnic benches and ceiling fans was completed in June 2011 at a cost of $44,211 and includes special needs restrooms and a bi-level drinking fountain. Estimated to cost $58,000, a prominent entrance structure to the complex is under construction. A rubberized-surface playground with 45 play features, addressing twelve types of play for balanced child development, will complete the complex. Completion of this main playground is dependent on raising the remaining $350,000 required for construction. Continued individual, business and corporate donations are essential to completion, and SNAP invites you to seek an opportunity to help. Every donation moves SNAP closer to the goal of making a difference in the lives of special needs children and their families. Visit for more information. SNAP of Hartselle, Inc. is 501c3 approved for tax-deductible donations.

February 2012

Red Sage Communications, Inc. Receives Three International Web Awards Decatur, Ala. – Red Sage Communications, Inc., of Decatur, Alabama received three international web awards from the Web Marketing Associations’ International WebAwards competition, including a Marketing Standard of Excellence Award for their own website. Over 2,000

Websites are judged on design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. The winning Red Sage Communications websites were:

“As always, we’re honored to have our websites recognized by the WebAwards’ judges. Our goal is to develop websites that are visually appealing, have quality content, and are easy to navigate,” said Ellen Didier, President of Red Sage Communications, Inc. “These awards mean we have succeeded in doing that.” About Red Sage Communications, Inc. Red Sage Communications, Inc. helps companies, organizations and non-profits communicate more effectively with their customers through well-designed websites and other communication materials. Red Sage Communications was selected by Goldline Research as one of The Top 10 Most Dependable™ Web Designers of The Southern United States for 2008 and has received national and international awards for the company’s web design, including two WebAwards in 2008, 2009 and 2010. For more information about how Red Sage helps customers increase the effectiveness of their communications programs and materials, visit www. About the Web Marketing Association The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. More information about the WMA and the WebAwards, including a complete list of winners, can be found at


Great Decatur Area Restaurants You Don’t Want to Miss

1809 Beltline Road, SW, Decatur 256-355-3035 568851

McCullom’s Catfish and Seafood Restaurant

Delicious, Southern-Style Cooking

We are a full service seafood restaurant with banquet and party room accomodations up to 150 people.

City Cafe


2101 Gordon Terry Parkway, Decatur 256-353-9321

Expires 4/30/12

Coupon not valid with any other offer. One coupon per visit. Closed on Sundays.

101 1st Avenue SE, Decatur • 256-353-9719 Monday - Friday 7am - 2pm, Saturday 7am - 11:30am, Closed Sunday


Expires 4/30/12


Buy an appetizer at regular price and receive 2nd appetizer at 1/2 price.

Purchase a Medium Coke and Medium Waffle Fry and get a Spicy Chick-fil-A Sandwich Free.

Catfish Shrimp Oysters Fried chicken Hamburger steak Barbeque pork

Apple Lane Farms.....Simply the best!

11am-9:30pm Sunday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday

Japanese Steak & Seafood House & Sushi Bar


To advertise in this space, call Terri Haston 256-221-2553

Serving Specialty, Japanese, Sushi and Seafood for Lunch and Dinner in a Relaxing, Casual Atmosphere 568912

Enjoyable for the Family or a Romantic night out 1605 Beltline Road Ste D1, Decatur, AL • (256) 309-0220

Target Shopping Center 1241 Point Mallard Pkwy, Suite 406 Decatur 256-355-3588


23027 US Hwy 20 Tanner, AL 36671 256-351-7803

Asian Cuisine


8580 Madison Blvd, Unit H Madison, AL 35758 256-774-8181


Let us help make your holidays enjoyable and affordable. Enjoy the wonderful flavor of Apple Lane Farms' fire glazed hams and smoked turkeys. Our premium spiral-sliced meats are hand prepared fresh daily for a mouth-watering goodness that can't be beat.

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