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.

St. Vincent's Health System to Sponsor October 19 Luncheon

UAB Athletic Director Mark Ingram to Speak

UAB Athletic Director Mark Ingram
UAB Athletic Director Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram, a veteran administrator with an extensive background in athletic development, was named UAB's Director of Athletics in May 2015. He has guided the UAB Department of Athletics through its most unique and unprecedented era of collegiate athletics with the reinstatement of the Football, Bowling, and Rifle teams, while experiencing record-setting performances on the fundraising trail and in the classroom.

In two years under his leadership, the Department of Athletics has:

Reinstated Football, Rifle, and Bowling;
Raised over $44 million in cash and pledges for UAB athletics;
Completed construction of a $22.5 million football practice facility, including a $4.2 million sponsorship and naming agreement with Legacy Credit Union - the largest of its kind in UAB history;
Men's basketball won the 2015-16 Conference USA regular season title, and Softball won the 2016 C-USA Western Division title;
The 2016-17 season marked the 7th consecutive season UAB has had representation in the Men's Golf NCAA Tournament.

Along with a tremendous fundraising effort and facility upgrades, Ingram was able to secure the 2017 Conference USA Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to return to Birmingham for a third straight year. Prior to coming to UAB, Mark was the Associate Vice President/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director at Temple University. He also had worked at the Universities of Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Temple University in various sports management roles.

To attend this Chamber Luncheon, please make your reservations no later than Monday, October 16, by calling 988-5672, or sending an email to lisa@hooverchamber.org. Networking begins at 11:15 a.m., with the meeting starting sharply at noon. The Luncheon is $20.00, payable at the door, or $25.00 for non-members, or those without reservations. Those who make reservations and simple do not show will be invoiced for the luncheon, as the chamber makes guarantees to the Hoover Country Club based on the number of reservations. Cancellations are accepted until the morning of the luncheon for almost any reason. Hoover Country Club is located at 3140 Club Drive, Hoover 35226.

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