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.




RC-FlemingsA Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening was held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 103 Summit Boulevard in Birmingham, as they celebrated their newly remodeled restaurant. ; Shown cutting the ribbon is Operating Partner Becky Blake, as Private Dining Director Hannah Zander holds the bow. ; Also in the photo are Sous Chef Chris Usher, Front of the House Manager Jake Schuler (in blue suit), Corporate Executive Chef Russell Skall, Senior Manager Zory Mata, and Regional Service Manager Heidi Noel. ; They were joined by several Hoover Chamber Ambassadors and guests, who were treated to Fleming's hors d'ouevres and samples of wine, along with great door prizes. ; For reservations, please call (205) 262-9463 or visit us at ;www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com

PresidentPlaqueThe new 2016 Chamber President Chris Schmidt was installed by Hoover City Council President Jack Wright at the January 21 Chamber Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel. Chris has been active with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce for almost 10 years, and has served on the Board of Directors for the last five year. He is an agent with Daniel Corporation, and holds a law degree. Here he is presenting the President's Plaque to outgoing Chamber President Joe Thomas.

Amb4thQtrThe Ambassador of the Fourth Quarter for 2015 was Karen Rickerson, Director of Sales for Candlewood Suites in Inverness. Karen came back to Candlewood Suites in April of 2015 after working in the hospitality business in another city. She quickly got involved in the Ambassador Program and was the most active member of the group during the last three months of 2015.

AmbofYearThe 2015 Ambassador of the Year was Lynn Ray, owner of Business Telephones, Inc. She has been active in the chamber since 2007, and been a chamber ambassador since 2013. In addition, she has been Ambassador of the Year three consecutive years in the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. She out-distanced the closest ambassador by some 50 points in activities for the year.

BdMbr-YearThe 2015 Board Member of the Year was Megan Randolph, CPA with Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors. Her company has been a member of the Hoover Chamber for some 25 years, and her activity in the chamber has been limited to the last three years. In 2014, she began serving as the treasurer on the chamber's board of directors. She helped to set up the foundation for the chamber, so that contributions are fully tax-deductible. In addition, she was most instrumental in filing for and the receipt of the chamber Deep Water Horizon settlement, which will start the funding for the foundation scholarship.

MbrofYearThe 2015 Chamber Member of the Year was Sylinda Daniel of Snelling. Working with her company that has been a chamber member for almost 20 years, Sylinda got involved with the chamber in a big way in 2015. She served on the committee for the first Business Expo/Job Fair at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel in 2015, conducting two seminars related to the Job Fair. In addition, she took a leadership role for the 2015 Forks & Corks Gala, which raised several thousand dollars for the new Hoover Chamber Foundation Scholarships.

RC-Cahaba-RidgeA modified Ground Breaking Ceremony was held January 26, 2016 for the planned Cahaba Ridge Retirement Community at 3090 Healthy Way in Vestavia Hills (near Lifetime Fitness). Because of rain, the ceremony was held indoors, with several contractors, ambassadors, vendors, and officials present. Shown, near center is Vestavia Hills Mayor Butch Zaragoza, Vestavia Chamber Executive Karen Odle, Hoover Chamber Executive Bill Powell, 2015 President Joe Thomas, and 2016 President Chris Schmidt.


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Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey to speak

Spectrum Reach will sponsor the May 19 Chamber Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel. Spectrum Reach (formerly Charter Media) creates custom advertising solutions for the modern media landscape. Spectrum Reach helps business reach customers no one else can across every screen and then they deliver the analytics to back it up. It's not about old or new, it's about what works. Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County and working on her father's farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within one's means. Her parents instilled values of faith, family, and community.


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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.



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



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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