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.




2-15RC-PilgreenA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held February 3, 2015 at the new State Farm Insurance Agency of Mandy Pilgreen, the Mandy Pilgreen Agency, located at 1960 Braddock Drive in Hoover, 35226. Shown cutting the ribbon is Mandy Pilgreen, as her mother, Jackie Watts, holds the bow. They were joined by several friends and business associates from the State Farm home office, as well as several Hoover Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The agency can be reached at 205-396-5218, or mandy@mandypilgreen.com.

2-15RC-Newks-RiverchaseA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the new Newk's Eatery, at 3780 Riverchase Village, Suite 100. Riverchase Village is at the intersection of Lorna Road and Montgomery Highway, across from Mercedes of Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon is owner Todd Jackson while his wife, Sonya holds the bow. To the left of Mr. Jackson is Marketing Director Paige Gilliland, who set up the event. This Newk's also caters, and can be reached at 205-588-8624 or newks.catering@ckjeateries.com. www.newks.com

2-15RC-EasterSealsA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Friday, February 20, 2015, at the new Easter Seals of Birmingham Pediatric Facility located at 240 Commerce Parkway, Pelham 35124. Shown cutting the ribbon is Easter Seals of Birmingham Executive Director David Higgins, as Marketing Director Allison Nichols holds the bow. They are joined by several staff members, friends, and Hoover Chamber ambassadors. Hoover City Councilman John Lyda also attended, and is shown at the back-center. For information on this great facility, contact Allison Nichols at 205-942-6277 or anichols@eastersealsbham.org.

2-15-Police-officer185At the February Chamber Public Safety Awards Luncheon, The Police Officer of the Year was recognized, sponsored by Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall, with Officer James Bullock recognized as the 2014 Police Officer of the Year, and Sergeant Mike Lucas, Detective Wayne Weems, and Detective Kimberly Quattlebaum all recognized as finalists for their outstanding work during the year by Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis. Shown is Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis (left) with Officer James Bullock.

2-15-Jailer185Joseph Ritchey, right, was recognized at the February Public Safety Awards Luncheon by Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis for his outstanding work as the Detention Officer of the Year for 2014 in his work at the Hoover City Jail. This award is sponsored by Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall.

2-15-911-Operator185Kim Jones was recognized by Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis as the 2014 Telecommunicator of the Year for her outstanding work in helping the Police Department and Fire Department in her duties, and in specific instances outlined by Chief Derzis. This award was sponsored by TurnerBatson Architects.

2-15-Firefighter-Paramedic185Firefighter-Paramedic Michael Thorin (left) was recognized at the February Chamber Public Safety Awards Luncheon as the Outstanding Firefighter of the Year by Hoover Fire Chief Chuck Wingate (center), and Firefighter-Paramedic-RN Wanda Durrett was recognized at the Outstanding Paramedic of the Year for 2014 at the luncheon. These two awards were sponsored by TurnerBatson Architects. TurnerBatson has sponsored these awards for some sixteen consecutive years.


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Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens to speak

Avadian Credit Union will sponsor the April 16 luncheon this month, and has invited Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens to be our speaker and present the 2015 State of the County Address for Jefferson County. Commissioner Stephens was recently elected to serve as president of the Jefferson County Commission, as he began his second term in office as commissioner. He grew up just south of Bessemer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Samford University.


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 '14

The overall winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Cooks Pest Control Team of Robby Cole, Mark Barron, Charlie Angel, and Andrew Benson. Pictured left to right are, Robby Cole, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, and Charlie Angel. They had a team score of 52.



$21,000.00 in 2015-2016 Lila Parks and Forks & Corks Scholarship Applications Available

The Hoover Area Chamber's 2015-2016 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 on the Chamber web site home page here. 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. Lila is still active in the Hoover Chamber, often volunteering to help at the Chamber luncheon, and still serves on the Chamber Education and Scholarship Committee. She retired in 2004 after a long and successful career as an Allstate Insurance agent. In addition, the chamber's Inaugural Forks & Corks Gala last October produced enough revenue that the Chamber can offer $15,000.00 in Gala Scholarships, in the name of the sponsoring company that provided the scholarship.

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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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