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More money for superintendent? Business community to back MPS superintendent search

Montgomery Public Schools is searching for a new superintendent, and some in the business community say they are willing to pay up to get the right person. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has asked to have input in the superintendent appointment process as they say it is the most important economic decision the city is facing right now.

7th Annual ‘EatMGM’ Restaurant Week Underway

Montgomery’s 7th annual restaurant week, EatMGM, returns for this year with 10 days of deals, online contests, and social media promotions. Organized by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, EatMGM runs from August 13 to 22. “It was everything that I would want if I sat down at a southern restaurant, which I did, and ordered a southern breakfast plate,” said Sharon…

Chamber Foundation To Offer Relief for Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

River Region leaders are stepping in to support our small businesses affected by the coronavirus. “We’re all in this together. And we realize that small businesses are the backbone of the communities,” Chamber Foundation Chairman Willie Durham said. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce ‘s Chamber Foundation– along with city and county officials– have created the Recover Together Small Business…

Coronavirus Affecting Local Tourism

A state health order has closed all non-essential businesses in Alabama- effective now. The closures were set to begin at 5 p.m. It comes after leaders have been trying to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state. You can read more about closures here. City and community leaders say the coronavirus has effected many tourist attractions in…

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Reschedules, Cancels Events Through May 15

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is rescheduling or canceling events through May 15 due to the coronavirus. In addition, chamber facilities will be closed until March 30 to allow staff to work remotely. Larger chamber gatherings and events have been either postponed or cancelled include: March 24 – Conversation: The Power of Leadership with Susan Taylor –POSTPONED, Date TBD March 25…

Changes at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

Anna Buckalew to Replace the Retiring Randy George

The Board of Directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that President Randy George will retire on April 1.  Chamber Executive Vice President Anna Buckalew has been elected President and CEO, effective April 2. “The Chamber has been richly blessed to have had Randy George leading this organization for the past 30 years as president, and, prior…

Dr. Ed Richardson Gives MPS Intervention Update at 145th Chamber Meeting

Montgomery Chamber says future of building a better Montgomery begins with the improvement of public education

IMG_0546 Education was the hot topic at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s 145th Annual Meeting Thursday, as 600 business leaders packed the Renaissance to celebrate the Chamber’s key wins in 2017. “We’re number one in jobs in the state and new jobs from last year,” said David Reed, outgoing chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Reed says the launch…