In Tune with Calhoun
The Freedom Riders National Monument's 60th Anniversary
"In 1961, a small interracial band of “Freedom Riders” challenged discriminatory laws requiring separation of the races in interstate travel. They were attacked by white segregationists, who firebombed the bus. Images of the attack appeared in hundreds of newspapers, shocking the American public and spurring the Federal Government to issue regulations banning segregation in interstate travel." -Freedom Riders National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)This week marks the 60th Anniversary of this historic event here in Calhoun County, and we were honored to interview Superintendent Kristofer Butcher and Park Ranger Jessica Epperson of the Freedom Riders National Monument to discuss the history of the Freedom Riders, the upcoming festivities, and the reopened bus site located in downtown Anniston.Want to follow their social media to help them celebrate this momentous occasion this week?FacebookInstagram
Internship Programs and Your Business with Carlos Acosta
Are you interested in getting the most out of your company's internship program? Join us for a wonderful presentation from Jacksonville State University Career Specialist Carlos Acosta as he walks us through the necessary components for a successful internship program. Have questions about beginning or updating your local internship program? Contact JSU's Career Services department here.For a copy of the presentation slides, please visit: Developing Your Internship Program
Community College Month with Jackie Edmondson of Gadsden State Community College
This April, we're celebrating the importance of our local community college for National Community College Month! Join Communications Director Ashlee Jones and Gadsden State Community College's Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Jackie Edmondson!Interested in their upcoming events? Visit their Calendar.Considering furthering your education? Apply here.Wish to contribute to the Cardinal Foundation? Donate here.
Jacksonville State University Discusses the Corporate Tuition Scholarship with the Chamber
Our Lunch & Leads attendees for April were joined by Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Emily Messer, Director of Undergraduate Admissions Lauren Finley, and other faculty of Jacksonville State University to speak about our new MOU agreement, which provides a 20% corporate tuition scholarship for Chamber members and their employees. If you have any questions regarding the corporate tuition scholarship, please feel free to reach out to Lauren Findley at email@example.com.
Military & Post Traditional Student Services with Justin Parker of JSU
Feel free to join the Chamber and JSU's Military & Post Traditional Student Services department as we partner with other departments at JSU to highlight Adult Learning and help you achieve your higher education aspirations! We will be on the JSU Quad (in front of Jack Hopper Dining Hall and behind Angle Hall) from 4 PM to 6 PM on Thursday, April 15th.If you'd like to work with Justin on beginning or continuing your higher education goals as a post-traditional student, feel free to reach out to Justin's department at http://www.jsu.edu/post-trad/index.html.
Military and Security Affairs Committee Meeting - 3/30/21
March 30th - The Military & Security Affairs Committee (MSAC) held their meeting this morning at the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center. Topics included the 167th Theater Sustainment Command and MSAC's involvement with the Military Stability Foundation for Alabama - an initiative to work with other military entities in the state to make AL the friendliest state to military in the country.Interested in being a part of MSAC? Contact Linda Hearn at 256-237-3536.
Preserving History in Calhoun County - Georgia Calhoun
This March, we have Georgia Calhoun, local Calhoun County historian, speaking with us for Women's History Month as part of our Business Toolkit Webinar Series! The theme for this month's entry is "Preserving History in Calhoun County."Ms. Georgia Calhoun is a native and long-time resident of Choccolocco, Alabama right here in Calhoun County. She has made great strides in building community in the valley of Choccolocco, regularly planning public events to strengthen the bonds of their residents and visitors. Her contributions to Calhoun County are truly immeasurable and we're honored to have her join us as our speaker for Women's History Month!
2021 Economic Forum
Thank you so much for joining us for our 2021 #EconomicForum, presented by Dr. Mark Hearn of the Jacksonville State University School of Business and Industry in partnership with Don Hopper of the Calhoun County Economic Development Center!Here is a link to the PDF of the slide presentation made by Dr. Hearn: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UAKKx_731VvgSP0edzonAAK84TZPECQ7/view?usp=sharing
3 Ways to Keep Your Organization Healthy, Motivated, and Engaged in 2021
Join us for a special webinar highlighting your own organizations and keeping them motivated and engaged throughout 2021! Presented by Wellness Coach Dr. Anita Lee.During this webinar, attendees will learn:-Practical and effective ways to encourage your team towards holistic health.-How to realistically assess your organization's "wellness culture".-3 simple ways to keep your team healthy, motivated and engagedDr. Anita Lee is a global wellness coach, speaker, wellness community educator, workplace consultant, and has successfully evaluated and treated hundreds of worksite related injuries over the past 9 years. Her message of “ holistic health for every generation” has been highlighted on various news platforms, podcasts, virtual communities, and in person conferences. Dr. Anita facilitates one-time or a quarterly series of Virtual Interactive, wellness workshops for an effective and memorable learning experience that will help your team to flourish.Go to dranitalee.com/corporatewellness for your free workplace wellness consultation.--Want to view the video recording of this webinar? Visit our official YouTube channel here.