Upcoming Events

Please use the links below to register for upcoming community networking opportunities.

Upcoming Events in Our Communities:

Huntsville/Madison/Surrounding Communities:

Date: Tuesday, January 23
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Event: 2024 Understanding the Corporate Transparency Act
Location: Toyota Training Room 3rd floor of Chamber building 225 – Church St NW Huntsville AL 35801 
Description: The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) goes into effect January 1, 2024. The CTA is designed to combat money laundering and other financial crime by requiring a broad range of business entities to disclose information about their owners and persons who exercise control to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau of the U.S. Treasury. Although simple in concept, it is technical in its application. Join us as we partner with the North Alabama Society of HR Management (NASHRM) to host a presentation on who this new reporting requirement impacts and when, and what it will take to comply.

SPEAKER
John Jeffrey
Corporate Retirement Director, CRPS, QPFC, & Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Fee: $15- Member, $20 – Non-member
Registration Link

Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Event: 2024 Owning a Business: Where Do I Go from Here?
Location: Toyota Training Room 3rd floor of Chamber building – 225 Church St NW Huntsville AL 35801
Description: One step in starting a business is choosing a business entity. The entity determines how your business is structured and affects taxes and liabilities. If you’re wondering which business entity is right for you and your business, join us and the UAH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as we explore the different kinds of business entities that are available and discuss with business owners which they chose, why and lessons they learned along the way.
Fee: $20 – Member, $25 – Non-member
Registration Link

 

Date: Thursday, Feb 8
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Event: 2024 C-Suite with LG L. Neil Thurgood, USA, Retired
Location: Chamber Auditorium – 225 Church St NW Huntsville AL 35801
Description: The C-Suite Speaker Series is a powerful tool for fostering a well-informed, engaged, and well-connected business community. It has the potential to stimulate economic growth, innovation, and collaboration while offering professionals valuable insights and access to influential decision-makers. Join us as we hear from Lieutenant General L. Neil Thurgood, USA, Ret., who will tell us about how he chose to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, his professional lifetime of military service, and the leadership principles he follows.

SPEAKER
LG L. Neil Thurgood, USA, Ret.
Special Advisor to the President of UAH
for Military Affairs and Technology

Fee: $20 Member, $30 Non-Member
Registration Link

 

Date: Tuesday, Feb 13
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Event: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber – 2024 Annual Membership Meeting
Location: VBC Saturn Ballroom
Description: The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber hosts the 88th Annual Membership Meeting to celebrate the many accomplishments of 2023 and look ahead to a successful 2024! We’ll honor those who have made significant contributions to enhance our quality of life and make Madison County a better place to live, work, and play.

Lynn Troy, the Chamber’s 2023 Board Chair and President of Troy7, will pass the gavel to Chair-Elect Sameer Singhal, President & CEO of CFD Research. The Distinguished Service Award will also be presented. This is the highest honor the Chamber bestows to a deserving volunteer in the Huntsville/Madison County community.

Our scheduled speaker is Cassi Chandler, an innovator, strategist, investigator, and leader who has broken barriers, led diverse teams, and built cultures of motivational leadership and inclusivity at some of the world’s most important organizations, including Bank of America and the FBI. In a career that has included many “firsts” across the U.S. government and financial services industries, Chandler served as the FBI’s first African American female special agent assistant director as well as the Bureau’s first female national spokesperson and director of public and community affairs. She is also the founder, president, and CEO of Vigeo Alliance – a leadership and talent risk management partner helping organizations elevate their cultures through diversity and inclusion. Through her work, Chandler is dedicated to helping organizations position themselves for success by building more diverse and inclusive cultures that thrive.

Fee:
Reserved Table: $900 (seats 8)
Half Table: $600 (seats 4)
Individual seat (member): $90
Individual seat (non-member): $180
Registration Link

 

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 9 am -10:30 am 
Event: 2024 The Power of AI for Business Success
Location: Toyota Training Room 3rd floor of Chamber building – 225 Church St NW Huntsville AL 35801
Description: How can AI make doing business easier? Integrating AI into business processes requires careful planning, investment, and consideration of ethical implications. However, when implemented effectively, AI can significantly contribute to making business operations more efficient, agile, and competitive. Join us as panelists discuss the different AI Tools they are using and how they are making daily operations easier!

Moderator – Lynn Troy
Panelists: Jerry Lee & Dr. Larry Lowe
Fee: $15- Member, $20 Non-Member
Registration Link

 

Date: Thursday, Feb 15
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
Event: 2024 Business After Hours @ The Venue at Oak Place
Location: The Venue at Oak Place – 808 Maysville Rd Huntsville AL 35801
Description: People do business with people they know, and there’s no better way to get to know other professionals than by attending a Business After Hours! This month’s event will be hosted at The Oak Place (also known as the Steele-Fowler House), a historic residence in Huntsville. This 4-acre property is less than two miles from downtown – a unique blend of historical and modern elements, and an ideal setting for creating an unforgettable event. Attendees will have the opportunity to build a network, share ideas, and connect with other business professionals while enjoying food and drink, plus opportunities to tour the property. We are thrilled to offer this experience and can’t wait to see you there!

With one of the greatest draws to these networking events being the opportunity to meet new professionals, we encourage you to bring a friend and PLENTY of business cards.

Fee: $25Member, $30 Non-Member
Registration Link

 

Date: Tuesday Feb 20
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Event: 2024 WBC: Portrait of Success
Location: 225 Church St NW Huntsville AL 35801
Description: Join the 2024 Women’s Business Council (WBC) as they host Kimberly Byrge, CEO of OTC, Inc. Named the 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year, OTC has earned a reputation of solving complex technical and management, programmatic and logistics challenges posed by today’s evolving technologies into warrior-ready, operational capability.  With nearly 25 years of experience co-founding and leading OTC, Byrge is a business leader, philanthropist, and advocate for the advancement of women in the government sector and beyond. Her dedication and drive have propelled OTC to new heights, with a strong reputation in system engineering, program management, and logistics government services. Hear from Byrge as she shares how she built her business and her strategy for continued growth in the future.
Registration Link


Date
: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Event: Welcome Back Mac McCutcheon
Location: AMIIC – Advanced Manufacturing Innovation & Integration Center 5021 Technology Dr NW, Ste E Huntsville AL 35805
Description: Please join us for a night of celebration and light appetizers as we welcome Mac McCutcheon back to Madison County as the Chair of the County Commission of Madison County, Alabama.
Fee: $35 Member Individual Price
​$40 Non-Member Individual Price
$240 Member Group Price – 8 Tickets
Registration Link


Date
: Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Event: 2024 Montgomery Trip
Location:

Host Hotel
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
201 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104
To book your room or call 334-481-5000.
See on Google maps

Last day to reserve your room is February 11.
Rooms are available on first come, first serve basis.

Description: The Chamber’s annual trip to the State Capitol provides an opportunity for business and community leaders to meet with key state government officials. While in Montgomery, we will meet with Gov. Ivey and the leadership of the Alabama Legislature.

The trip provides an excellent opportunity to network with other community leaders and press our critical state issues. We are pleased to be joined by the Madison Chamber this year. If you are a member of the Madison Chamber, you should have received a discount code from them.

The Montgomery Trip will be an overnight stay. Travelers are welcome to drive themselves or “leave the driving to us.” Buses will depart from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber parking lot at 1 p.m. on March 5 and travel to the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery for our reception honoring the leaders in State Government. We will depart Montgomery after lunch on March 6, arriving in Huntsville at approximately 5 p.m.

Bus transportation is included in the registration fee, regardless of whether you take the bus or not. Hotel reservation is not included.

Fee: Early-Bird Registration (by Feb. 4): $475
Registration (after Feb. 4): $525
Reception Only: $100
Registration closes on February 22.
Registration Link

 

Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Event: Meta Up! – 2nd Quarter Lunch & Learn
Location: Redstone Federal Credit Union Atrium, Patriot Room, 220 Wynn Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35893
Description: Meta Up is our quarterly luncheon that allows Madison Chamber members to mingle and have the opportunity to network with a wide variety of businesses. Enjoy a complimentary boxed lunch and fun ways to expand your network within the lunch hour. This event includes marketing and social media training with Meta experts and will include a networking speed round table to help you increase your network.
Fee: $15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members
Registration Link

Pensacola/Surrounding Communities:

Date: Monday Jan 22
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST
Event: Small Business Finance (America’s SBDC Florida, UWF, & AACSB)
Location: In running most businesses, finance and accounting can be the most stressful part. In this bootcamp-style workshop, Kyle Polhlopek, CPA with Gulf Winds Credit Union, will be going over everything from setting up your business finances and an overview of the financial statements, to where most businesses go wrong, why personal finance plays a large role in your business, and more. Join us on January 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm for “Small Business Finance” presented by Kyle Polhlopek, CPA / Accountant at Gulf Winds Credit Union. To register, visit our website at www.sbdc.uwf.edu and look under “Training & Events”. Presented by Kyle Polhlopek, CPA/Accountant, Gulf Winds Credit Union.
Fee: $15
Registration Link

 

Date: Tuesday, Jan 23
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Location: 2nd AlltogetHer: Women’s Event 2024
Description: The Inaugural 2nd AlltogetHer event is for women attendees to connect directly with influential women in all sectors of the Greater Pensacola community. This hosted gathering will allow open, productive conversation in an intimate group format, led by influencHERS. These influencHERS are local, established professional women who have vast experience in a variety of fields. You do not want to miss the chance to attend! Reserve your seat for this all day event.
Registration Link

 

Date: Friday, Jan 26
Time: 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST
Event: Hands-On Comprehensive Business Financial Workshop
Location: West Garden Street Suite 401, Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, 4th Floor
Description: Join BIG Collab as we bring you a panel of business professionals in a workshop designed to answer questions, discuss current issues and offer specific solutions to business owners and entrepreneurs!

We have a variety of speakers ready to offer real-time support and help your business be the best it can be.
We understand that it is difficult to balance finances, employees, benefits and retirement all while running your business. This workshop is designed to help you refocus on growing your business and achieving your 2024 goals!

Fee: $150
Registration Link

 

Date: Thursday, Feb 1
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Event: The Greater Pensacola Professional Biweekly Networking Event
Location: Pensacola Chamber 418 West Garden Street #Suite 401 Pensacola, FL 32501
Description: Join us for our Biweekly professional’s networking meeting! The event is Free. Regular membership requires active participation and attendance. Lunch is provided by one of our Professional members each meeting as they give a short educational presentation to help us learn more about their business and how we could help them. We have over 40 Industry Seats filled by members in our group who would love to meet you and learn about your business!  If you do not see your industry listed here, or if you have questions about whether an industry seat is available, please reach out and ask. Or we welcome you to attend a meeting as a guest!
Fee: Free
Registration Link

 

Date: Friday, Feb 2
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM CST
Event: Good Morning Pensacola 2024 February
Location: Scenic Hills Country Club
8891 Burning Tree Rd. Pensacola, FL 32514
Description: Join us for a comprehensive update on Chamber and community developments. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow Chamber members, recognize the accomplishments of Chamber volunteers, and businesses, and get involved in the business community. Networking starts at 7:30 am followed by a breakfast program.
Registration Link

Central Florida/Surrounding Communities:

Date: Thursday, Jan 25th
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Event: Economic Summit
Location: Polk State College 999 Ave H NE Winter HavenFL33881
Description: Join the Winter Haven Chamber Foundation on January 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Polk State College for our Annual Economic Summit, presented by Bank of Central Florida. Benjamin Freidman, Economic Development Specialist at Duke Energy Corporation, will be giving us a state and local economic forecast. More details to come! Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Registration Link

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Event: SpeedLeads
Location: Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce 401 Ave B NW Winter HavenFL33881
Description:

SpeedLeads is a fast-paced networking event – like speed dating, but for your business! You can expect to mix and mingle with other business leaders, promote your business, and talk about how you can do business together. All you need to bring is your business cards and best elevator pitch! This event promises industry exclusivity, so attendance is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email ana@winterhavenchamber.com to RSVP in advance. Please note that only one representative per business can attend. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a members-only event.
Event Information Link

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