Montgomery Drive-In Registration

Still Available

The Chamber’s 2014 Montgomery Drive-In will be Wed., Mar. 19 – Thurs., Mar. 20.  This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our state’s elected leadership, advocate for important issues and network with other local business leaders.  Visit www.tuscaloosachamber.com to register and get details. There are a few rooms left.

 

Sickle Cell of WA Named

Difference Maker for February

The West Alabama Chapter of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America was honored at our Feb. mixer as a Difference Maker. They give direct assistance to those who have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease as well as helping make a difference in the lives of the families who have a member diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. They have 4 goals 1) improve the health status of affected persons 2) increase community awareness of sickle cell disease 3) help alleviate the impact on family resources 4) provide education, genetic counseling, screening and detection through testing for sickle cell disease. This chapter serves nine West Alabama Counties. They raise awareness of the effects of this disease. Knowing the level of one’s sickle cell trait can help in the management of the effects on quality of health, premature death, and future children. The group also connects families with resources for help. For more info, call 758.1761 or email sicklewest@aol.com. Together with Moody Radio, we recognize a group each month. Nominate a group today (even your own) at moodyradiosouth.fm.

 

Winter-Spring Training Series Offered

Our Professional Development Training Schedule is now available for Winter/Spring 2014. We’re proud to once again, along with our Chamber member partners, offer professional development training at a price that is budget friendly.  Check out the new schedule at tuscaloosachamber.com. You’ll find subject matters that are timely and relevant for any company or organization: Social Media, Technology Training (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Workforce and Employment Law, Customer Service, Sales and Leadership. All classes are limited in seating so if you see something you’re interested in, make the reservation today! Don’t wait until it’s too late. A ‘deadline to register’ does not guarantee a seat. All reservations must be made by e-mail at Stacey@tuscaloosachamber.com or phone, 391.0559.

 

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Crestmont Elementary Students Job Shadow with Spiller Furniture

Several Crestmont Elementary students spent a morning with Spiller Furniture employees recently. In order to participate in the job shadow event, the fifth grade students wrote essays explaining why they would be a good Spiller employee! The top ten essays were chosen by Spiller employees and those students participated in a mock interview. Five students were then chosen to spend the morning at the Spiller home office. The students toured the facility, were given a brief history of the company and learned about the processes involved in running the business. Also, the students participated in a mock board meeting conducted by President and CEO Shane Spiller where they chose the new logo for Spiller. The students discussed the pros and cons of each proposed logo and chose the one pictured in the photo.

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