Montgomery Business Journal

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November/December 2015

ANNUAL MEETING

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce 143rd Annual Meeting – presenting sponsor Welch Hornsby – is Dec. 8 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. A crowd of nearly 1,000 is expected.

Outgoing Chamber Chairman of the Board of Directors W. Russell Tyner will preside over the meeting, which includes the introduction of the 2016 chairman.

CONVERSATIONS

Alabama Power Co. Southern Division Vice President Leslie Sanders gave a presentation on “What Leaders Really Do” to a sold-out crowd at the Montgomery Chamber’s Conversations: Roundtables for Professional Women.

The networking event provides information for professional women to use in both their business and personal lives. After Sanders’ short presentation, lively roundtable discussions followed.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FORUM

The Montgomery Chamber held an information technology forum on “Adapting to a Digital World” at the Montgomery Chamber Business Resource Center.

The featured speaker was Col. Richard J. Bailey Jr., who is dean of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base. He spoke about the importance of businesses and individuals being able to adapt to advancing technology from both a military and business perspective.

The IT forums are held quarterly.

CELEBRATING MANUFACTURING

The Montgomery Chamber, along with Montgomery County and the City of Montgomery, celebrated Manufacturing Month in October with a kickoff event at Hyundai Power Transformers USA.

Montgomery Public Schools students were scheduled to tour Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s facility; H. Councill Trenholm State Community College; and mobile robotics and aeronautics labs from Alabama Industrial Development Training and Alabama Technology Network.

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