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  • 2015 State of Education Address

    The 2015 State of Education Address, presented by Regions Bank, was held on September 16, 2015, at Athens State University.

    The Chamber of Commerce was delighted to provide the Athens City Schools superintendent, Trey Holladay and the Limestone County Schools superintendent, Dr. Tom Sisk, a forum to present The State of the Education Address. Both the city and county school systems used this opportunity to highlight each school system's progress in education and present an "annual report" regarding the challenges from the past year and an outlook for the year ahead. Both superintendents did an excellent job informing everyone about the state of our schools. Athens/Limestone County is extremely fortunate to have such wonderful schools with amazing administration, teachers and faculty. Their commitment and desire to give the children in our a community the best possible education and learning environments is very motivating.
    The Chamber would like to recognize this year's sponsors:
    Presenting Sponsor: Regions Bank
    Gold Sponsor: Calhoun Community College
    Silver Sponsors: Athens State University and Hyatt and Sims, Inc.
    Table Sponsors: Athens City Schools, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Pepsi Bottling of Decatur, and The News Courier
  • Partners in Education Breakfast

    Summer is winding down and local businesses are gearing up to support our area schools. Each school year the Chamber of Commerce organizes the Partners in Education program for area schools. These partnerships are resulting in better schools, better communities and a better future for our young people. Last week the Chamber hosted the Partners in Education Breakfast. The breakfast allows the schools and business partners an opportunity to meet and talk with one another about opportunities for support and volunteerism. The Chamber would also like to thank the sponsors for the breakfast, Premier Sponsor-Steelcase, Silver Sponsor-Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Silver Sponsors- The News Courier, Athens First United Methodist Church, Syndesi Solutions, The Lauderdale Group(Allstate Insurance), and Hobbs Jewelers, and our Attendee Appreciation Gift was sponsored by Berea Baptist Church. We are looking forward to another great school year! The Chamber would like to thank each business for their commitment to our schools and the Partners-In-Education Program.  

    Steelcase and Elkmont


    Athens City Schools

    Athens Elementary                                             LawLers Barbecue Express 3

    Athens High School                                            BBVA Compass Bank

    Athens Intermediate School                              Athens Rehab and Senior Care

    Athens Middle School                                        Henry G. Griggs Jr. D.M.D., M.S., LLC

    Brookhill Elementary                                         First National Bank/Athens

    Cowart Elementary                                             Regions Bank

    Julian Newman Elementary                              Athens-Limestone Hospital

    Renaissance Center-AHS                                  First United Methodist Church

    Athens Limestone Private Schools 

    Athens Bible School                                         Outpatient Diagnostic Center                           

    Lindsey Lane Christian Academy                   United Way of Athens and Limestone County

    Limestone County Schools

    Ardmore High School                                       First National Bank/Ardmore

    Blue Springs Elementary School                      Redstone Federal Credit Union

    Career Technical Center                                   Morgan Metals

    Cedar Hill Elementary                                       First National Bank/Ardmore

    Clements High School                                       Bank Independent

    Creekside Elementary                                       Chick-Fil-A

    East Limestone High School                             Hobbs Jewelers

    Elkmont High School                                         Steelcase                              

    Johnson Elementary                                           Lowe’s

    Owens Elementary                                             Family Resource Center

    Piney Chapel Elementary                                  Sarrell Dental

    Tanner High School                                           Rogers Group

    West Limestone High School                            West Limestone Family Care


  • Member Appreciation Event

    The Chamber’s first Membership Appreciation Event, an Ice Cream Social, was held on July 9, at Big Spring Park. The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce has over 550 members consisting of a diverse group of businesses, industries, and individuals.

    The Chamber is appreciative for each members’ support and commitment and thanks them for their decision to “do business” in Athens. Their impact in the business community is greatly appreciated. The event was a perfect opportunity for the Chamber to recognize their members for their support and thank them for all they do in the community. The Ice Cream Social also allowed members to network with other business representatives and community leaders.

    A thriving business community is vital to the success of Athens and Limestone County and the Chamber is proud of its members and honored to recognize them at the appreciation event.

    We would also like to thank our Member Appreciation Event Sponsors:ACSSponsor1

    Premier: Athens City Schools

    Gold: Redstone Federal Credit Union and Family Security Credit Union

    Silver: Bama Concrete and A-Z Office Resources

  • Date set for the Chamber’s 2015 Limestone County Home and Garden Show

    The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Home and Garden Committee are pleased to announce the date for the 2015 Limestone County Home and Garden Show. Join us on March 14th for the annual Limestone County event. We are excited to announce extended show hours on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The show will feature over 70 exhibitors specializing in products and services for your upcoming Home and Garden projects. Everything from gardening, landscaping, outdoor patios, home building, remodeling, renovations, real estate, home decorating, storm shelters, roofing, plumbing and so much more will be featured! Our exhibitors will be able to assist you with all the information, advice, and instruction you need to assist you with your upcoming home and garden projects. The show will feature a number of on-site home and garden related demonstrations and a kid’s clinic area. This year’s show will also feature Chainsaw Artist Roark Phillips, who will be carving 4 creations on-site throughout the day. These carvings will be raffled off during the Home and Garden Show. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted for a local non-profit. Keep posted as we announce more details about the show.

  • Area students to participate in Chamber’s Job Shadowing Program this spring

    Each year it is our honor to work with our Chamber Member businesses to help coordinate Job Shadowing opportunities for our area students. Junior and Senior students enrolled with Athens City, Limestone County, and local private institutions are eligible to participate in the program. Students are required to complete an application, present recommendations from teachers, and select 3 career professions they would like to shadow. Based on the student’s career requests, the Chamber then reaches out to our business members and assigns a professional for that student to observe. Students will spend one business day observing the profession they are assigned. The program was developed to help students begin identifying career interests and to learn about academic, technical and personal skills required for a particular career. Participating students will also learn the connection between school, work and goals for the future as they observe the daily routine of career professionals. This program is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be exposed to career choices and help them plan for their education and career paths.

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