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.




Ambassador of the Quarter (2nd)Steve Hart, left, of AFLAC Insurance was recognized at the July 17, 2014 Chamber Luncheon as the Ambassador of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2014 by Chamber President Jason Cobb. Steve earned more points during the second quarter than any other chamber ambassador by attending and participating in more chamber events, including a record seven ribbon cutting events in June. Steve only started as a Chamber Ambassador in February of 2014, but has been extremely active in the chamber and has taken a leadership role. He can be reached at (407) 970-3853 or hartmyinsurance@gmail.com

RC:Sharp USAA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the offices of SharpUSA in Vestavia Hills at their Liberty Park office at 1400 Urban Center Drive during their Open House. Shown cutting the ribbon is Jim McCarter, President of Sharp Business Systems from their Alpharetta, Georgia Office, as Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Linda Parker and President Karen Odle (to his left) join in. They are joined by several SharpUSA associates, friends, special guests, and ambassadors from both the Vestavia Hills and Hoover Area Chambers of Commerce. This SharpUSA office can be reached by calling Janine Stolte at (205) 572-4569 or Janine.stolte@sharpusa.com, or go to www.sharpusa.com

RC:Tower LoanA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the new Tower Loan of Hoover, at 3150 Lorna Road. Shown cutting the ribbon is Manager Kieran Edwards, as Supervisor Joel Ray holds the bow. They are joined on the front row by several Tower Loan associates, and by several Hoover Area Chamber Ambassadors. This office can be reached at (205) 380-6291, or Kieran can be reached at mgr909@towerloan.com. www.towerloan.com

RC:MorningsideA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Morningside of Riverchase Retirement Community at 2184 Parkway Lake Drive in Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon is Executive Director Melanie Goggins, as Sales Director Diana Kodadek holds the bow. To the right of Diana is Dannie Williamson, Regional Director of Operations for Five Star Quality Care. They are joined by dozens of Morningside associates, friends, family, vendors, and Hoover Chamber ambassadors who were all treated to an awesome array of food prepared by the in-house chef. Morningside can be reached at (205) 403-7400 mgoggins@5sqc.com, or dkodadek@5sqc.com. www.fivestarseniorliving.com

Sam's GrantRepresentatives of Sam's Club on John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover presented a $1,000.00 Check as a Grant from the Walmart Foundation to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce to Immediate Past Chamber President Kathleen Spencer (center) July 21, 2014 at their Sam's Club. Shown left to right are Assistant Club Manager John Posey, Kathleen Spencer, and Sam's Club Manager Leanne Graham. Graham also serves the Hoover Chamber as a member of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Trustees. This Sam's Club can be reached at (205) 982-0596 or www.sams.com. This makes all three of the Hoover Walmart locations plus the Sam's Club that have presented $1,000.00 Grant Checks to the Hoover Chamber within the last two months.

Five ChambersFive "Over the Mountain" Chambers of Commerce presented a Speed Networking Event July 22 sponsored by the Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, with some 300-plus in attendance. Afterwards, Alabama Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner posed with the chamber executives from all five chambers. Shown from left to right, Kirk Mancer, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Susan Doidge, Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce; Jabo Waggoner, Alabama State Senate Majority Leader; Trisha Ford, Homewood Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Christopher, Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce; and Bill Powell, Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.


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John Archibald to Speak

The Baptist Medical Center Hoover will sponsor the August 21 luncheon, and has asked John Archibald of The Birmingham News and AL.com to speak. John Archibald is the metro columnist for the Birmingham News. His column, about politics and life across the metro area, appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Before he began his column in 2004, he worked on the News' investigative team and has covered everything from crime and punishment to Birmingham City Hall, which is not always the same thing. He graduated from of the University of Alabama in 1986 and came to The News shortly thereafter. He is married with three children.


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.



Chamber Golf Tournament Winners '13

The overall winners of the 18th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Brookwood Medical Center Team of Neil King, David Fowler, Mike Rickman and Stephen Preston, pictured with Golf Committee Chairman Joe DiBenedetto. They had a team score of 56. Teams from Cook's Pest Control (winners the last two years) and St. Vincent's Health System were close, with scores of 57.


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.



Health Care Listings

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


Realty Listings

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


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.


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!


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!


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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