About the Hoover Area Chamber

The Hoover Alabama Chamber of Commerce, its staff, members, officers and board members extend a warm welcome to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the South's fastest growing communities, offering new and progressive opportunities every day. Hoover spans almost 50 square miles of territory, involving much of Jefferson County and Shelby County. We promote a healthy business environment, and feature great restaurants, lodging facilities, sporting events, and vacation areas. Click here to read more.

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Charter Member on the Board of Trustees

Charter Member on the Board of Trustees

The Hoover Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in the past year established a new organization, the Board of Trustees. This newly established group is a highly recognized and prestigious group that carries several benefits. Charter Membership is open only during the next few months. Click "go" to view a list of ways to become a Charter Member of the Chamber Board of Trustees and how this will benefit you and your business.

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RC:VecchiaA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato Restaurant at 610 Preserve Parkway in Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon are Matthew and Raquel Tamburello, children of owner Bernard Tamburello, holding the bow, as Brianna Panos assists him. Also attending, behind Brianna, are Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (in suit & tie), and behind him, Hoover City Councilman John Lyda. They were joined by a number of special friends and guests as well as a large number of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato Restaurant can be reached at 6 (205) 637-3036, brianna.panos@gmail.com or through their website, www.vecchiabirmingham.com.


Golf:WinnersThe overall winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Cooks Pest Control Team of Robby Cole, Mark Barron, Charlie Angel, and Andrew Benson. Pictured left to right are, Robby Cole, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, and Charlie Angel. They had a team score of 52.

Golf:2nd EnersysThe Second Flight Winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Enersys, Inc. Team of (l-r) Donald Carrie, Nathan Dayhuff, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, John Hicks, and Gabe Johnson, with a team score of 61.

Golf:BCBSThe Third Flight Winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament was the team from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, featuring (l-r) Brent Carter, John Lyda, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, Brian Kenney, and Eric Mann. They had a team score of 65.

Golf:Hyatt ShahidKyle Sapp of the Pearl River Resort Team hit the straightest drive on Hole Number 7, presented by Golf Committee Chairman Joe DiBenedetto. Phillip Gould playing on the Shelby County Reporter Team hit the straightest drive on Number 10; Shella Sylla of the Sister Golf Team and Alex Shahid, Sr. (shown above, left, with Chairman Kathleen Spencer) of the Shelby County Reporter Team hit Closest To the Pin on Par 3 Holes Number 6 & 12, respectively for their prizes. In all, it was perfect Chamber of Commerce weather, with about 88 degrees, and a perfect gentle left to right breeze all day long! We had some 32 volunteers working all through the day that kept everything running as smooth as silk, too. Thanks to Haley Montgomery of Teklinks for organizing the volunteers and their time commitments, and to Chairman Kathleen Spencer for chairing the tournament - this has been one of the most successful tournaments in the history of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce! The Grand Prize Winner in the Golf Tournament Raffle was Alex Shahid, left, of Legal Shield. He had purchased $40.00 of raffle tickets at $20.00 for a book of five tickets, and won the Grand Prize of a two-night weekend stay in the 2,000 square foot, two-story Presidential Suite at the recently remodeled Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel, including breakfast for two each morning and a $150.00 gift certificate to Shula's Steak House, presented by General Manager Dominic Buompastore.

Golf:PuttingJoe DiBenedetto, left, Five time tournament chairman, shown with 2014 Chairman Kathleen Spencer, won 1st and 4th place in the Putting Contest, Four Rounds of Golf at Riverchase, plus Four Rounds of Golf at Ballantrae Golf Course. He also won even more rounds of golf as Raffle Prizes! One happy young man!

Golf:VolunteersVolunteers Make it Happen! The 19th Annual Hoover Area Chamber Golf Tournament came off without a hitch, thanks to our dozens of volunteers that worked tirelessly before, during and after the tournament. Shown here are just a few of the volunteers who worked during the day of the tournament to pull things together, left-to-right are, Verona Petite of the Hoover Chamber staff, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Volunteer Coordinator Haley Montgomery of Teklinks, Nicole Loggins of Hoover Magazine and Shelby County Reporter, Angela Finley of Hoover Auto Mall - our Breakfast and Luncheon Sponsor, and Lillie Skelton of Seniors Helping Seniors. Some other volunteers not shown are Suzanne Russell, Larry Moore, Lisa McClellan, Suzanne White, Robert Bouchillon, Ahmad Ahmad, Glenn Lewis, Brian Baulch, Peter Northcutt, Fred Hughes, Fara McCray, Rihan Jamil, Caroline Kimrey, Lynn Ray, Joe Thomas, James Smith, Laura Morgan, Mark Josey, and Marilee from My Chiropractor. A very special Honorable Mention goes out to Andy Graffeo of Graffeo Financial Services, who outworked everyone on the committee to gather more raffle prizes from restaurants and other businesses along Highway 280 corridor. Great job, Andy! We even gave Andy a free slot in the tournament as a reward for his efforts.

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Luncheon

Gene Hallman to Speak

The Jimmie Hale Mission will sponsor the September 18 luncheon, and has asked Gene Hallman of the Bruno Event Team to speak. Gene is also the Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Foundation, and President of ZOOM Motorsports. He earned a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) in 1985 from the University of South Carolina (Magna Cum Laude) and received the Outstanding Student Award. The Bruno Event Team, a Birmingham-based sports event management company, founded with Ronald Bruno in 1995, employs more than seventy teammates in ten offices throughout North America, and is the nation's largest such company. The company manages a wide variety of major sporting events in professional golf, Indy Car racing, Professional Tennis, NCAA athletics including the SEC Baseball Tournament and the Magic City Classic, and High School State Championships.

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U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Damon Holditch presented with Freedom Award

U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Damon Holditch, left, was recognized by the Hoover Veterans Committee as the recipient of the 2014 Freedom Award at the July 17 Hoover Chamber Luncheon for his outstanding contributions to the Ideals of Freedom, including his military service and his service to the community. Shown left-to-right are, Lt. Colonel Holditch, his son, Justin, daughter Sarah Corrine, wife Leslie, and Hoover Veterans Committee Chairman, U.S. Navy Captain Robert (Bob) Beaty (Ret). Lt. Colonel Holditch is the twelfth recipient of the Hoover Chamber Freedom Award, and a perpetual plaque naming all twelve recipients was later presented to Hoover City Council President Jack Wright by Executive Director Bill Powell for display at Hoover City Hall.

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Events

Chamber Golf Tournament Winners '14

The overall winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Cooks Pest Control Team of Robby Cole, Mark Barron, Charlie Angel, and Andrew Benson. Pictured left to right are, Robby Cole, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, and Charlie Angel. They had a team score of 52.

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Scholarships

2015-16 Lila Parks Scholarships Available

The Hoover Area Chamber's 2015-2016 Lila Parks Scholarships, started in 1997, will be awarded in May of 2015. Applications are available in the Chamber office or online. These scholarships are available to students who meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) they must be from Hoover; or (2) be a member of the Chamber or an immediate family member of a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member; or (3) an employee of the City of Hoover or an immediate family member of a City employee.

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Lila Parks Scholarships Winners

Five $1,500.00 Lila Parks Scholarships were presented at the May 2014 Chamber Luncheon for the 2014-2015 School Year. Shown, left to right, Benjamin Hartmann and Francie Harris, of the 2012 Hoover High School Class; Taylor Massey of McAdory High School Class of 2014; Patricia Shoultz of Hueytown High School Class of 2014; Sarah Singleterry of Thompson High School Class of 2014; and Lila Parks, for whom the Chamber Scholarship Program is named. She had run the Applied Career Education (A.C.E.) Program as a volunteer for the Chamber from its inception for the ten years of its existence - until Spain Park High School was opened.

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Miscellaneous

Health Care Listings

Are you new to the area, and would like a list of Health Care professionals that belong to the Hoover Chamber?

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Realty Listings

Thinking of moving to the Hoover area? Click for a list of Real Estate Professionals recommended by the Hoover Chamber.

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Thinking of moving to Hoover, or visiting?

Thinking of moving to Hoover, or visiting? Click here for information on the dozens of churches that belong to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce! Click here for a list of Churches that are members.

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Job Listings

As a limited service to our Chamber members and to the public, our members now can post job openings on our website for 30-60 days. Professional Staffing Services can do so with limitations explained on the page. Click here for a list of the jobs available on this page!

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Restaurant Listings

Looking for a great place to eat? The Hoover Chamber has over 60 restaurants as member, ranging from the finest dining experience to the fastest burgers and the best ice cream you'll ever find! Click here for a list of restaurants recommended by the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Hotel Listings

Are you thinking of visiting the Hoover or Birmingham Area? We have Hoover Area Hotels near the Barber MotorSports Park; the Talladega SuperSpeedway; the Hoover Met, and other sports venues. Click here for a list of hotels recommended by the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Newsletter Back Issues

CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT CHAMBER NEWSLETTER, "Connection" in PDF format.

Back issues of our newsletter in PDF format have been moved to a separate page.

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