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.

Public Safety Awards Luncheon

February 15, 2018

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At the February 16, 2017 Chamber Public Safety Awards Luncheon, The Police Officer of the Year was recognized, sponsored by Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall, with Officer Lakenderick Edwards recognized as the 2016 Police Officer of the Year. Sergeant Rocco Renno and Detective Daniel Lowe were both recognized as finalists for their outstanding work during the year by Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis. Shown is Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (left), Officer Edwards, Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis, Sergeant Renno, and Detective Lowe.

For the 23rd year, the Hoover Area Chamber will recognize these most outstanding community servants for their on-the-job performance. TurnerBatson Architects will sponsor of the Firefighter of the Year Award, Paramedic of the Year, and the 911 Operator of the Year. Hendrick Automotive will sponsor the Police Officer of the Year Award and the Jailer of the Year award. The 911 Operator and the Jailer of the Year awards will be predetermined by the Fire and Police Departments, respectively. The Fire and Police Award winners will be selected by committees within their own departments, and the winners will not be made public until the February Chamber Luncheon.

Supervisors nominating members of their departments were asked to answer basic questions regarding the nominee and provide any additional information they feel will be helpful in determining which individual will be best qualified as the most outstanding department member for the year.

The department chiefs have taken these nominations very seriously every year, and have had each department head or fire station make recommendations and nominations for the award. Police Chief Nick Derzis will also present the award for the 911 Operator of the Year and the Jailer of the Year. The new Hoover Fire Chief, Clay Bentley will present the awards for Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year. Only the committee members will know the winners prior to the meeting. Don't miss this important meeting to see "Hoover's Finest" representatives recognized.

To attend this February 15 Chamber Luncheon, please make your reservations no later than Monday, February 12, by calling 988-5672, or emailing the Chamber office at lisa@hooverchamber.org. Networking begins at 11:30 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 anyone who shows up without reservations. Payment can be made by cash, check, or major credit cards.

Cancellations are accepted until the morning of the luncheon, but 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. Hoover Country Club is located at 3140 Club Drive in Hoover. There is plenty of free parking in their open parking lot. Call (205) 822-0647 or go to www.hoovercountryclub.org for additional information.

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