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-RoyalFurnitureA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the new Royal Furniture at 1615 Montgomery Highway in Hoover (the old Books-a-Million location) in the Hoover Commons Center. Shown cutting the ribbon is Royal Furniture President Michael Faber, as his father Richard Faber, CEO holds the bow. They are joined by Store Manager Kenny Schroerlucke to the left of Michael Faber, and Regional Manager Steve Gallegos to the right of Richard Faber (holding Zachary), and his wife Julie (holding Mason). Also helping with the celebration are dozens of Royal Furniture associates, Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco, and Hoover Chamber Ambassadors. Royal Furniture can be reached at582-2427 or steve.gallegos@royalfurniture.com


RC-BentonNissanA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the new Benton Nissan of Hoover, at 1640 Montgomery Highway in Hoover (formerly Crown Nissan). Shown cutting the ribbon is owner and president Dale Benton, as his wife, Victoria holds the bow. Hoover City Councilman John Lyda is right behind them, with City Councilman Gene Smith to the far right. They are joined by dozens of company associates, friends, family, and Hoover Chamber ambassadors, who were then treated to catering by Iz Catering. Many also posed for photographs with a replica of the Heisman Trophy, sponsored by Nissan. Benton Nissan of Hoover can be reached at (205) 979-5420 or www.bentonnissanofhoover.com, or dbenton@bentonnissan.com.

RC-ChickenSaladChickA Ribbon Cutting celebration was held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant at 200 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 200, in the Village at Lee Branch Shopping Center in Hoover. This is the first of six of their restaurants planned for the Hoover-Birmingham Market in the next year or so. Shown left-to-right in the center are Kimberly Guy-Walker, GM of the Birmingham Market; Kevin Brown (cutting the ribbon), Founder & CEO; Stacy Brown, Founder & VP of Brand Development; Betty McWhorter, Partner; Earlon McWhorter, VP or Market Development; and Jim Thompson, VP of Operations. They are joined by dozens of friends, associates, and Hoover Chamber Ambassadors. Chicken Salad Chick is based in Auburn, Alabama, and can be reached at kimberly.walker-guy@chickensaladchick.com or454-1632.

RC-ExpediaA Ribbon Cutting celebration was held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the new office of Expedia CruiseShip Centers in the Village at Lee Branch Shopping Center at 270 Doug Baker Boulevard in Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon is Franchise Owner Jon Harvill, as Ann Hughes holds the bow. They are joined by consultants Paul Armstrong and Bill Nelson, friends, and Hoover Chamber Ambassadors. Expedia CruiseShip Centers can be reached at (205) 437-3354 or jharvill@cruiseshipcenters.com, or www.cruiseshipcenters.com/greystoneal

RC-LovingCareA Ribbon Cutting celebration was held Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the office of LovingCare Health Services at 1560 Montgomery Highway, Suite 201 in Hoover, above the BBVA Compass Bank. Shown cutting the ribbon is President & CEO Dr. Wajih Ahmad, with his wife Somayah, director of public relations, and son, Ahmad Ahmad, director of operations and marketing. They are joined by several Hoover Chamber Ambassadors, who were later treated to a variety of delicious Middle Eastern foods and desserts. They can be reached at (205) 978-7664 or ahmad@lovingEcare.com wajih@lovingEcare.com or www.lovingcareinhomecare.com

BrombergRicky Bromberg, President of Bromberg & Co., Inc. was recognized September 23 at the Alabama Retail Association Alabama Retail Day at Vestavia Country Club as the Gold Winner in the $5 Million to $20 Million Annual Sales Category. Shown l-r are Rick Brown, Alabama Retail Association President, Ricky Bromberg, and George Wilder, Alabama Retail Association Chairman. Bromberg's was nominated by Bill Powell of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, Suzan Doidge of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, and Victor Brown of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

ExpressOilRicky Brooks, President of Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers was recognized September 23 at the Alabama Retail Association Alabama Retail Day at Vestavia Country Club as the Bronze Winner in the more than $20 Million Annual Sales Category. Shown l-r are Robert Campbell, Josh Henderson, Anders Gustafson, Ricky Brooks, Jason Ingram, Kent Feazell and Don LaRose.

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Cadence Bank to Sponsor Chamber Awards

Cadence Bank is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 2014-15 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year Award, to be recognized at the November 20 Chamber Luncheon. This prestigious award, started in 1996, will be presented to the most outstanding employee of the Hoover City School System. The award focuses on the administrative and support personnel throughout the school system. Teachers have their own state-wide recognition program in the spring, and thus are not included in this program. The winners of this award are presented a beautiful engraved plaque for their own home or office, and their name is engraved on a permanent perpetual plaque that remains in the administrative office lobby at the Hoover Board of Education. Previous winners, from 1996 to present include: Charlene Young, Jerry Davis, Rosemary Stroud, Brenda Ferrell, Carolyn Gibson, Pam Franklin, Rhonda McBay, Sotonia Williams, Chris Riney, Donna Henderson, Beth Tortorici, Jacqueline Smith, Mary Jo Powell, Connie Fields, Darlene Sommers, Brenda Butters and Charles Crowder.

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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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