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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Freddy'sA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at the new Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Shown cutting the ribbon is General Manager Samuria Oladeinde, as Assistant General Manager Natalie Lewis holds the bow. Joining in the celebration are several of the Freddy's Associates, and dozens of Hoover Chamber Ambassadors and special guests. All were treated to the wonderful Steakburgers and their choice of Frozen Custard deserts. Freddy's is located at 301 Doug Baker Boulevard in Hoover, in the Village at Lee Branch Shopping Center. They can be reached at (205) 739-2282 or freddys.leebranch@ercmanagement.com www.FreddysUSA.com


Gingerbread LadyA Ribbon Cutting Event was held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the new location of The Gingerbread Lady, at 5510 Highway 280 South, Birmingham 35242, just past The Village at Lee Branch. Shown holding the bow is Owner Ellen Morris, as her son, Dave, cuts the ribbon. They are joined by several friends and associates, and a host of Hoover Chamber Ambassadors. The Gingerbread Lady can be reached at (205) 960-7040 or gblady@thegingerbreadlady.com. Please visit the website at www.thegingerbreadlady.com.

Sawyer TrailA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the clubhouse for the new Sawyer Trail Community at Ross Bridge. Shown cutting the ribbon is Signature Homes President Dwight Sandlin, as his partner Jonathan Belcher holds the bow. They are joined Hoover City Councilmen Joe Rives (next to Sandlin) and John Lyda (behind Rives), and by dozens of Signature Homes associates, friends and suppliers. Some two dozen Hoover Chamber ambassadors joined the celebration as well. Sawyer Trail is just off the Ross Bridge Parkway, 3.7 miles off Highway 150, and near the entrance to the east side of the Ross Bridge community. For information, contact Signature Homes at (205) 989-5588.

Autobahn Indoor SpeedwayAnother Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at the new Autobahn Indoor Speedway, just off I-459 Exit 6 at Morgan Road, at 5960 Greenwood Parkway, Bessemer 35022. Shown cutting the ribbon is General Manager Chris Pereira, as Alicia Moore holds the bow. They were joined by several administrative staff and teammates, as well as dozens of Hoover Chamber ambassadors and friends. Everyone was treated to a 14-lap race around the course, as well as plenty of Uncle Maddio's Pizza. Autobahn Indoor Speedway can be reached at (205) 235-6230 or chris.Pereira@autobahnspeed.com

Amb4thQtrJeff Brown, left, of Brownstone Marketing Solutions, is thanked by Chamber President Chris Schmidt at the April chamber luncheon as he presented the 2016-17 Proud Member Banner that he provided. Participating chamber members were able to have their logo displayed on the banner for a low cost of $200.00. The Proud Member Banner is to be displayed at each major chamber function throughout the year, including chamber luncheons, coffee & contact events, and business after hours events. For information on similar banners or other marketing needs, contact Jeff at (205) 789-3600 or brown@bmsllc.biz.

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Luncheon

Medical West to Sponsor June 16 Luncheon

Medical West, an affiliate of UAB Hospital, will sponsor the June 18 Luncheon, and has invited Dean Harold P. Jones, Ph.D., UAB School of Health Professions, as the speaker. Dean Jones has served as Dean of the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since April 2001. Under his leadership, SHP has seen growth in student enrollment, to nearly 1500 total; growth in research funding, to more than $14 million; growth in the number of academic programs ranked nationally, with five total; and an increase in philanthropic contributions which helped the School hand out $866,172.00 in scholarships to UAB students last school year.

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Events

Chamber Golf Tournament August 24!

Golf WinnersThe overall winners of the 20th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Meyer Vacation Rentals Team. Pictured left to right are Scott Sloan, Dell Oswalt, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Hank Winks, and Dale Jones. They had a team score of 55. Mark Your Calendars! The 21st Annual Hoover Chamber Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2016 at Riverchase Country Club, and is one of the area's best tournaments. Without a doubt, the field will be full with some 130 golfers participating.

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Latest News

Welcome Sylinda Daniel!

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the newest addition to the staff. On March 1st, Sylinda Daniel took on the role of Senior Account Executive. She brings with her over 16 years of experience in the social sciences and administration fields. She began focusing on her career goals early while pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sylinda has worked in a wide range of positions that includes: police dispatcher, records manager, substance abuse prevention specialist/manager, trainer, independent State consultant and most recently as Staffing Manager. During her career she has become proficient with client account maintenance, management styles, interviewing techniques and policy/procedure writing. She is very excited to bring her knowledge and technology skills to this role.

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Scholarships

Over $12,000.00 in 2015-2016 Lila Parks and Forks & Corks Scholarship Applications Available

The Hoover Area Chamber's 2016-2017 Lila Parks Scholarships, started in 1997, will be awarded in May of this year, with a total of $6,000.00 available. Applications are available in the Chamber office, or you may download them below. The Scholarship Program is named after Lila Parks, the long-time volunteer who ran the Applied Career Education Program (A.C.E.) for high school students for the ten years of its existence virtually by herself. She retired in 2004 after a long and successful career as an Allstate Insurance agent. In addition, the chamber's Second Annual Forks & Corks Gala last September produced enough revenue that the Chamber can offer over $8,000.00 in Gala Scholarships in the name of the sponsoring company that provided the scholarship.

Lila Parks Application - CLICK HERE
Forks & Corks Application - CLICK HERE

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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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