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Hartselle Enquirer

Chamber Connections

Board of Directors 

Welcome the 2021-2022 Board of Directors! Eleven Chamber members elected by the membership lead the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce. We honor their leadership and service to our community. The board members make decisions for the Chamber regarding policy, establish an annual budget and program of work, elect the officers of the Chamber, hire the HACC president/CEO and serve as representatives for our taskforces. Chamber members are invited and encouraged to get involved within our taskforces now as programs are being established and goals are being set. Serving on one of these teams offers a way for you to deepen your involvement in the Chamber by working with other business leaders to address more targeted issues that affect the entire community. If you are interested in learning more and joining a taskforce, call the HACC office at 256-773-4370. 

Chamber Taskforces 

Governmental Affairs/Advocacy 

Board Representative: Daxton Maze 


  • Legislative updates and breakfasts 
  • Montgomery Annual Legislative Trip 
  • State of the City Address 
  • State of Schools Address 
  • State of Communities Address 
  • Public policy agenda creation and update 

Leadership and Networking 

Board Representative: Ashley Holladay 


  • Chamber Ambassadors: Chair, Jennifer Williams 
  • Hartselle Young Professionals: Chair, Rachel Howard 
  • Growing Leaders Hartselle high school program: Chair, TBD 
  • Hartselle area CEO roundtable 
  • Chamber networking events 
  • New member mixers 
  • Membership appreciation events 

Workforce and Education 

Board Representative: Brian Kilpatrick 

Chair: Grant McKelvey 


  • Endless Opportunities eighth-grade career expo 
  • “Company Picnic” career and workforce expo 
  • Workforce and education family town hall 
  • Modern Workforce Strategies Summit 
  • Pathways to Success 
  • Teachers on Tour 
  • Teacher Welcome Reception/Back to School Breakfast 
  • Teacher appreciation 

Business Development 

Board Representative: Lindsey Tapscott 


  • Business development seminars 
  • Lunch and Learn opportunities 
  • 60 Minutes to Success educational series 
  • Business 2 Business Expo 
  • Women in Business Luncheon 
  • Appreciate Diversity (cross-cultural) conversations 
  • Business Incubator and entrepreneur resources 

Community Enhancement 

Board Representative: Mike Tucker 


  • Economic redevelopment 
  • Community promotion 
  • City appreciation 
  • Christmas Open House 
  • Main Street: Chair, TBD 
  • Depot Days: Chair, Melanie Burger 
  • Hartselle 101 Tours: Chair, Dena Nagel 
  • Non-Profit Cohort: Chair, Jimmy Watson 
  • Fill The Bus (non-profit program) 
  • Serve Day (non-profit program) 


Teacher Appreciation 

Few communities can boast of a tremendous quality school system such as the one we have here in Hartselle. One of the primary reasons the local school system is so revered is the excellent teachers and support staff who work every day to ensure students receive the highest quality education available. 

May 4 we were honored to supply cookies and coffee to each school within the Hartselle City Schools system. We applauded their efforts in this most difficult year to be one of only two districts in the state that did not experience a COVID shutdown. Thank.  you to our sponsors for making this event happen!   

  • Presenting sponsor: DiamondPro 
  • Cookies by Sugar Mamas and frosted by Madi 
  • Coffee donated by Kroger of Hartselle 
  • Gold sponsors: Peck Funeral Home, Drake Eye Center and Peoples Bank of Alabama 

Welcome New Members  

(new members from April 1 to May 28) 

Calhoun Community College 

Duchess & Dudes 

Sunrise Network Solutions 

Reeves Farm Market 

TecRoom Repair & Electronics 

20/20 Home Inspections 

Alabama Credit Union 

GoFar USA Park 

Redeeming Solutions 

Vets Like Us  

Upcoming Events 

July 9: New Member Orientation, presented by Maegan Jones of MarMac Real Estate 

July 10: Serve Day, presented by the HACC Non-Profit Cohort 

July 15: Hartselle After Hours, hosted at Don Alejo Mexican Restaurant 

July 20: State of Healthcare, presented by Hartselle Family Medicine 

July 22: Modern Workforce Strategies Summit, presented by Calhoun Community College 

July 26-Aug. 1: Fill the Bus, presented by the HACC Non-Profit Cohort 

Aug. 4: Teachers Welcome Reception, presented by Bill Burdette and Michael Holifield State Farm 

Aug. 19: Quarterly Breakfast & Business, presented by Cerrowire LLC 



Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain


Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville


Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death


Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators


Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry


Hartselle students participate in character expo


Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

At a Glance

Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle


Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  


Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday


Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader


Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 


Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  


Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  


Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10


Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals


HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 


Lovely landscape