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610, 2021

Carmen Jordan Promoted to Rausch & Pausch L.P. (RAPA) President & CEO

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

October 5, 2021 — Dr. Roman Pausch, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Rausch & Pausch (RAPA) Automotive is pleased to announce the promotion of Carmen Jordan to President & CEO of RAPA LP in Auburn, Alabama. According to Dr. Pausch, “She combines technical competence as an engineer, personal qualities as a manager with many years of professional experience, and has the respect of the Associates [...]

110, 2021

September 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |October 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Accentrics Too - Ribbon Cutting, 480 N. Dean Road, Suite G1 (Shopping) Auburn University - Ribbon Cutting, Welcome Home to the Corner (Education) Burton Street Parking Deck - Ribbon Cutting, 149 Burton Street (Business & Professional Services) Allergy Asthma & Immunology of East Alabama - Ribbon Cutting, 1925 E. Glenn Avenue (Healthcare/Medical) Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity - Groundbreaking, 605 2nd Avenue, Opelika (Churches & Organizations) Key Commercial Group [...]

2109, 2021

August 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Comfortmasters Heating & Air - Ribbon Cutting, 495 Harold Street, Columbus GA, (Contractor) Country Club of Auburn - Ribbon Cutting, 1120 S. College Street (Food & Beverage) Infinity Wellness - Ribbon Cutting, 2459 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite A (Salons, Spas & Gyms) Niffer's Place - Ribbon Cutting, 1151 Opelika Road (Food & Beverage) State Farm Insurance - Lauren Bland - Ribbon Cutting, 2701 Frederick Road Suite 311, Opelika (Business [...]

1808, 2021

July 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Auburn Bed and Breakfast - Ribbon Cutting, 5440 Highway 431 (Hospitality) Bacheler Technologies - Ribbon Cutting, 2002 Executive Park Drive, Suite B, Opelika (Business & Professional Services) Chick-Fil-A - Ribbon Cutting, 320 W. Magnolia Avenue (Food & Beverage) Eye Center South - Ribbon Cutting, 890 North Dean Road (Heathcare/Medical) Girls STEPS, Inc. - Ribbon Cutting, 500 Raintree Street, Opelika (Churches & Organizations) Salsarita's - Ribbon Cutting, 1111 S. College Street, Suite 600 [...]

1308, 2021

June 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |August 13th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Auburn Direct Primary Care - Ribbon Cutting, 440-A N Dean Road (Healthcare/Medical) Auburn Medical Pavilion - Ribbon Cutting, 900 Camp Auburn Road (Healthcare/Medical) Burn Nutrition - Ribbon Cutting, 1345 Opelika Road, Suite E (Food & Beverage) Reli Title - Ribbon Cutting, 852 North Dean Road, Suite 200 (Business & Professional Services)

1907, 2021

Machen McChesney announces the promotion of Stephen Taunton, Austin Duran, and Michael Chesnutt

By |July 19th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

July 15, 2021—Machen McChesney, a leading CPA and Business Advisory firm, announces the promotion of Stephen Taunton to Manager, Austin Duran to Supervisor, and Michael Chesnutt to the firm's leadership team. Stephen Taunton, CPAMachen McChesney announces the promotion of Stephen Taunton, CPA, to Manager. Stephen has been employed with Machen McChesney since 2015. Stephen's areas of expertise include tax compliance and planning. He specializes in individual, business, and trust, [...]

2406, 2021

A Celebration of Women In Business

By |June 24th, 2021|Categories: President's Blog|

Just in time for the start of summer, we were thrilled to welcome back another event to our schedule after taking a pause last year. Our annual Women In Business lunch was Tuesday and it was a fantastic reminder of the many women who work to make our community so wonderful. We are so fortunate to have so many businesses that support the programs and work of the Chamber [...]

1106, 2021

2021 Summer Camps

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

School is out and the temperature outside has taken a scalding turn – we all know what this means. It’s summer! A time for enjoying a day at the pool, heading to the beach, eating a popsicle, and going to summer camp! Many of the Auburn Chamber members are offering nifty summer camps that you won’t want to miss out on! From sporty to crafty, there is something for everyone [...]

906, 2021

The Auburn Chamber Announces new Faces and Roles

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

June 7, 2021—The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has made recent changes with the promotion of Crystal McKelvy and the addition of three team members. Crystal McKelvy, Events Services Coordinator Former Resource Specialist Crystal McKelvy has been a member of the Auburn Chamber staff for three years and has been promoted to the position of Event Services Coordinator. From accepting reservations for events, planning and executing the logistics of our [...]

206, 2021

May 2021 Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Auburn Adult and Pediatric Medicine - Ribbon Cutting, 560 Devall Drive, Suite 201 (Healthcare/Medical)   Backpack International - Ribbon Cutting, 923 Stage Rd, Suite J (Organization)   Key Commercial Real Estate - Groundbreaking of The Vintage 2298 University Drive (Real Estate)   Rob's Ribs - Ribbon Cutting, 307 North College Street (Food & Beverage)   Stone Martin Builders - Grand Opening of the Model Home at Camden Ridge (Commercial [...]

2005, 2021

72nd Auburn Chamber Annual Meeting Awards Winners

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Each year the Auburn Chamber Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of the Auburn business community and an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the past year, applaud outstanding area businesses, and look forward to the year ahead. This year’s meeting, held at The Hotel at Auburn University, featured remarks by the following: Rod Carter, 2020 chair of the Auburn Chamber; Dr. Cory Smith, Auburn United Methodist Church; Stacy Williams [...]

1705, 2021

Jule Collins Smith Museum Hosting “Bernini Blowout” May 20 Featuring Award-Winning 3D Street Artist Tracy Lee Stum

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

School’s out – let’s party like it’s 1689! The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is pleased to announce the “Bernini Blowout” celebration on Thursday, May 20, from noon to 8 p.m. This family-friendly event will help the museum send off the latest traveling exhibition, “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia,” in style before it returns to Italy! A full [...]

1405, 2021

Angela Moulton Promoted to Vice President at River Bank & Trust in Auburn

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

River Bank & Trust's Lee County President / Executive Vice President Boles Pegues, III is proud to announce Auburn Office Manager Angela Moulton's promotion to Vice President. During her 18-year career, Angela has risen through the banking ranks, excelling in indispensable roles as a financial associate, customer service representative, office manager, and lender. "Angela embodies River Bank & Trust's values every day, going above and beyond when caring for our [...]

1405, 2021

Auburn University to Compete in High-Speed Indy Autonomous Challenge

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Just when you think technology ceases to become more advanced, cars learn to drive themselves - with the help of talented Auburn University students! Auburn University’s Autonomous Tiger Racing will race a Dallara Indy Lights car in the Indy Autonomous Challenge. This head-to-head driver-less racing competition includes 20 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed 2.5-mile oval at top speed. The challenge was designed to inspire the brightest STEM [...]

705, 2021

Mother’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day! If you are still brainstorming how to honor the special mother figure in your life, look no further. Many of the Auburn Chamber members provide excellent gift options. Follow this gift guide to find the best token of gratitude to celebrate all of motherhood’s unseen and unheard sacrifices. Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers is the perfect one-stop shop for Mother’s [...]

3004, 2021

April 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Bent Creek Storage - 2357 E. Glenn Avenue (Movers, Shipping & Storage) Auburn Assisted Living - 350 Samford Village Court (Healthcare/Medical) BenchMark Physical Therapy - 2900 E University Drive, Suite 130 (Healthcare/Medical)

2704, 2021

Chamber Team

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: President's Blog|

Photography by Miranda Beason of .eloise. design co. It is my pleasure to introduce the new Auburn Chamber Team. Pictured from left to right are Ivy, Kimberly, Crystal, Tangela, Stephanie, Anna, and Katie. Springtime brings new growth and for the past two months, I’ve been working to restructure and grow the Chamber team with our members and prospective members in mind. Creating a new team yields excitement and opportunity [...]

2104, 2021

Celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Restore Our Earth: Celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day By Jessica Light The 51st Anniversary of Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, 2021. This year’s official theme is Restore Our Earth! Earth Day began in 1970 when San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson led Americans in a demonstration to protect the environment. On that day, 20 million Americans ventured outdoors to protest toxic drinking [...]

2004, 2021

J Manifold Construction Receives Awards for Remodeling Excellence

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

The Home Builders Association of Alabama recently awarded J Manifold Construction with multiple state awards in the 2021 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards competition. The coveted Best in Show was awarded for their spectacular Brookside Game Day Dream Home project; which also received first place in the Whole House Remodel over $500,000 category. The company also received Runner-up in this category for their charming Payne Street Cottage project. J Manifold [...]

2903, 2021

March 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

MaidSafe, LLC (Business & Professional Services) 5050 Warm Springs Road (Columbus) Amour Boutique (Shopping) 600 Suite A Mainstreet Dunkin' (Food and Beverage) 171 N. College Street Wire Nutrition, LLC (Food and Beverage) 569 Lee Road 53, Suite 3 Blade and Barrel (Entertainment, Hobby & Sports) 1188 Opelika Road, Mainstreet 900 AB Mo'Bay Beignet Co. (Food & Beverage) 155 N. College Street

1703, 2021

R&R Landscaping Joins the NALP Safe Company Program

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is pleased to announce the addition of R&R Landscaping as a participant in the NALP Safe Company Program. The Safe Company Program is a safety initiative developed by NALP to assist landscape and lawn care companies in their efforts to provide a safe work environment. The Safe Company Pledge commits professional companies like R&R Landscaping to maintain an active safety program. R&R [...]

403, 2021

Auburn Business Update (March 4, 2021)

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: COVID - 19|

This morning Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 23rd supplemental emergency proclamation. This proclamation extends the Safer at Home Order through Friday, April 9, 2021, at 5 p.m. The statewide order continues to require individuals to wear a face mask or face covering when in public or when in close contact with individuals. For more details on the order, click here. For the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Alabama Department of Public [...]

2502, 2021

February 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Ribbon Cutting: AmeriFirst Bank (Banking & Financial Services) Location: 2594 Hilton Garden Drive Ribbon Cutting: the grazer co. (Food & Beverage) Location: 1188 Opelika Road, Suite H Ribbon Cutting: AUsome Nutrition (Food & Beverage) Location: 1100 S. College Street, Suite 102   

2202, 2021

December 2020 Ribbon Cuttings

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Ribbon Cutting: Auburn Nutrition (Food & Beverage) Location: 715 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite 201   Ribbon Cutting: Home + Vine (Shopping) Location: 500 Main Street, Suite A   Ribbon Cutting: SiO2 Medical Products (Industries)  Location: 2250 Riley Street  

2202, 2021

November 2020 Ribbon Cuttings

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Ribbon Cutting: Connect Workspace  Location: 1922 Professional Parkway   Ribbon Cutting: Crawford/Willis Group-eXp Realty (Real Estate & Real Estate Associates)  Location: 1922 Professional Parkway   Ribbon Cutting: Pivotal Finance (Business & Professional Services) Location: 1922 Professional Parkway   Ribbon Cutting: The Key Real Estate (Real Estate & Real Estate Associates)  Location: 1922 Professional Parkway   Ribbon Cutting: Backpack International, Inc. (Churches & Organizations)  Location: 555 Old Stage Road, Suite [...]

2202, 2021

October 2020 Ribbon Cuttings

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

Groundbreaking: River Bank & Trust (Banking & Financial Services)  Location: Intersection of College Street and Donahue Drive Ribbon Cutting: F45 North Auburn (Spas, Salons & Gyms)  Location: 1188 Opelika Road, 700-1 Ribbon Cutting: Auburn MedAesthetics and Tanology Spray Tan & Beauty Bar (Spas, Salons & Gyms) Location: 1188 Opelika Road, Unit C

1502, 2021

February 15, 2021

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: President's Blog|

Today started with that Christmas morning feeling! I had feelings of anticipation and excitement for my first day as president of the Auburn Chamber. This day feels like a gift that has been handed down from the legends that helped build this organization to where we are today. First, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the Auburn business community and represent the 1,000+ members who help [...]

802, 2021

New Year, New You: Your Perfect Spa and Salon

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

With a new year comes a fresh start. If one of your goals or resolutions was to relax more or make time for personal care, you’ve come to the right place! Find a spa or salon that fits what you are looking for right here in Auburn, Alabama. dermaLAB.: It’s all about you! If you are looking for one-on-one attention, then dermaLAB is for you! Patrons will experience a [...]

402, 2021

New Year, New You: Your Perfect Exercise Studio

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Community Blog|

With a new year comes a fresh start. If one of your goals or resolutions was to get in shape, it’s not too late to start! Find the perfect exercise studio that fits your personality and check out these fitness opportunities right here in Auburn, Alabama. F45 North Auburn: Teamwork makes the dream work! If you like teamwork, F45 is for you! The team mentality at F45 can transform [...]

102, 2021

Weichert, Realtors-Porter Properties Changes Name to Porter Properties

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Effective February 1, 2021, Weichert, Realtors-Porter Properties will no longer be affiliated with the Weichert Realtors® franchise. The business will change its name to Porter Properties. Also in this transition, Carole Harrison will become the broker for Porter Properties in the residential/commercial sales office. Harrison, who lives in Auburn, has been a realtor since 1999 and has served in many capacities in the state and local real estate profession. Currently, [...]

102, 2021

Crawford/Willis Group-eXp Realty: Matthew Willis Achieves NAR’S At Home with Diversity Certification

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Matthew Willis of Crawford/Willis Group-eXp Realty has been awarded the At Home with Diversity® certification from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Willis joins more than 17,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing a six-hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. The program is designed to meet the nation's fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR's [...]

2901, 2021

Auburn Chamber Announces Anna Hovey as President

By |January 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced Anna Hovey as the new chamber president. Hovey has been part of the Auburn Chamber staff for five years and currently serves as the vice president of business development. Before, she served as the chamber’s director of special events and business development. Beginning Monday, February 15, Hovey will start her role as Auburn Chamber president. “The search committee was excited [...]

2801, 2021

Jackson Thornton Technologies Awarded Blue Diamond Partnership

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Jackson Thornton Technologies (JTT), a subsidiary of Jackson Thornton CPAs and Consultants, is pleased to announce that they have been named a Datto Blue Diamond Global Partner. Blue Diamond is the top tier of the Datto Global Partner Program and only 2% of the Datto community of managed service providers have achieved this level. Datto is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions built for delivery by [...]

2801, 2021

Wilson Investment Group: Todd Phelan Joins The Team

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Wilson Investment Group is proud to welcome Todd Phelan, financial advisor, to the firm. Phelan will join Dick Phelan and Monica Venable on the Phelan Team. “I am truly looking forward to being a part of such a family-oriented firm,” Phelan said. “I am excited to put my financial market knowledge to work and continue the tradition of excellence and integrity Ted Wilson started almost 40 years ago.” Phelan graduated [...]

2601, 2021

Sherlock, Smith & Adams Celebrates 75th Anniversary now as SS&A Design Collective

By |January 26th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Architectural design and engineering firm Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc., has announced its rebranding as SS&A. As the firm celebrates 75 years of serving clients with global reach, SS&A is also unveiling a new look, logo and website. The new branding emphasizes the power of “and”. The ampersand in SS&A stands for the teamwork and collaboration of the firm’s design professionals together with client groups, working as one. The firm’s [...]

2101, 2021

Auburn Business Update (January 21, 2021)

By |January 21st, 2021|Categories: COVID - 19|

This morning Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 22nd supplemental emergency proclamation. This proclamation extends the Safer at Home Order through Friday, March 5, 2021, at 5 p.m. No changes have been made in the Safer at Home Order. All individuals will still be required to wear a face mask or facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people. For the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 [...]

1501, 2021

Auburn Business Update (January 14, 2020)

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: COVID - 19|

If your business wants more information on the reopening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), join Alabama's Small Business Development Center for a webinar tomorrow (Friday, January 15) at 11 a.m. The topic is "PPP Update: Second Draw & More." To register, click here. For updated PPP forms and SBA publications, click here.

1501, 2021

Lolly Steiner Resigns As Auburn Chamber President

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Lolly Steiner, Auburn Chamber president, announced to the chamber membership that she will be resigning from her position. Steiner began her journey at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1997 as the director of membership and in 2001 was named president. Prior to joining the staff, Steiner served as an Auburn Chamber Diplomat and as a chamber board member. With nearly 25 years of service to the Auburn business [...]

1101, 2021

Harris Doyle Homes Joins Forces with Fellow Alabama Builder

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Harris Doyle Homes® (Harris Doyle), a Berkshire Hathaway company and subsidiary of Clayton Properties Group®, announced it has acquired Dilworth Homes (Dilworth), a top builder and developer in Auburn and Baldwin County. The acquisition became effective on January 4, 2021, and will make Harris Doyle one of the largest residential new home builders in Alabama. Dilworth will continue to operate under the Dilworth Homes brand name in their current communities, [...]

801, 2021

Auburn Business Update (January 8, 2021)

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Paycheck Protection Program will reopen to new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers on Monday, January 11. There will be a second draw of loans that will take place on Wednesday, January 13. After these two dates, PPP loans will shortly open to all other participating lenders. This round of the PPP loans authorizes up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through Wednesday, March 31, [...]

701, 2021

Afni Celebrates 20 Years

By |January 7th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Afni is celebrating 20 years in the city of Opelika, Alabama! Since opening its doors on January 9, 2001, Afni has evolved and grown, and the company is excited to celebrate 20 years this year. “After opening our doors, Afni quickly became a staple in the business community in Lee County," Thomas Harrison, center director, said. "We are proud to have found an amazing family within the area to [...]

2312, 2020

Auburn Business Update (December 23, 2020)

By |December 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Earlier this week, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. Through this relief package, small businesses will receive more assistance. The bill gives $284 billion towards the Paycheck Protection Program. Eligibility has been expanded for new business industries and organizations. Additionally, $2 billion from the package will be assisting certain Small Business Administration's loan programs. This COVID-19 relief package also includes individual benefits, unemployment benefits, vaccine assistance and more. The [...]

1612, 2020

Forbes Names Machen McChesney Top Tax & Accounting Firm for 2021

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Machen McChesney is pleased to announce that Forbes named the firm to its second annual list of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms 2021.   Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S and of the 278 firms identified, 250 were recommended for tax services and 200 were recommended for accounting services. Machen McChesney [...]

1412, 2020

Forbes Names Kassouf & Co., P.C. Top Tax & Accounting Firm for 2021

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Forbes named Kassouf & Co., P.C. one of the top firms of 2021 in their annual America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms list on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Forbes and Statista, a database company specializing in market and consumer data, created the list based on surveys of tax and accounting professionals and their clients. Kassouf is one of 172 companies recommended for both tax and accounting services. “Kassouf is [...]

912, 2020

Auburn Business Update (December 9, 2020)

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today Gov. Kay Ivey issued her 20th supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. The order has been extended until Friday, January 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. The statewide order continues to require individuals to wear a face mask or face covering when in public or when in close contact with individuals. For more details on the order, please see the image below or click here. [...]

212, 2020

The Hotel at Auburn University Receives Sharecare Health Security Verified Certificate

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

The Hotel at Auburn University, an Ithaka Hospitality Partners property, has achieved the Health Security Verified Certificate from Sharecare, touting proactive and reactive activities required to minimize the risk and impact of acute public health events like COVID-19. The Sharecare Health Security certificate is given in recognition of the culture of accountability embodied by The Hotel at Auburn University and its team members, contractors and customers. Sharecare provides this certification [...]

212, 2020

lifeSTYLED Three Sixty {inspired interiors} Adds New Team Members

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

lifeSTYLED Three Sixty {inspired interiors} is excited to announce that the company is growing with the addition of three new team members! New team members include Tonya Tyson, Bren Freeman and Melanie Beasley. When Sarah Brown, Nonet Reese and Tricia Young founded lifeSTYLED in 2018, they had high hopes for building the business in their hometown. Hard work and long hours have paid off with an expanding client base [...]

1811, 2020

Auburn Business Update: November 18, 2020

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today Gov. Kay Ivey announced a $200 million grant program, Revive Plus. The grant program provides support to small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations with 50 or fewer employees could be awarded grants of up to $20,000. For complete details on Revive Plus, click here. Applications will begin being accepted on Monday, November 23, at noon.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (November 5, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued her 19th supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. What's new with the Safer at Home Order? Emergency occupancy rates have been removed for retailers, gyms and fitness centers and entertainment venues An exception to social distancing rules will be allowed for many businesses, including barbershops, hair salons, gyms and restaurants if people are wearing masks and separated by an "impermeable" [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (September 30, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued her eighteenth supplemental emergency proclamation that contains an amended Safer at Home Order. The order addresses election workers, plus hospital and nursing home caretakers and visitors. The Safer at Home Order has been extended through Sunday, November 8, at 5 p.m. Individuals should continue to wear face coverings while in public and when in close contact with other people.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (September 25, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Entertainment District: September 26 and October 3 As a reminder, the Auburn City Council established two entertainment districts in downtown Auburn for Saturday, September 26, and Saturday, October 3, to assist downtown businesses and to promote social distancing. As Auburn University's football season begins tomorrow and with the entertainment district event in place, remember to support local! With an entertainment district in place, patrons can consume alcoholic beverages outside within [...]

1011, 2020

COID-19: Auburn Business Update (August 31, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, the city of Auburn will return to their regular enforcement of sign regulations. While businesses have had to change how they provide services to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have placed signs within local rights of way. The city of Auburn has graciously been lenient in enforcing local sign regulations in support of local businesses. As time has passed, customers and businesses have learned new [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (August 20, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Recently, the Auburn Chamber the city of Auburn partnered together to bring SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, to East Alabama. SCORE is a nonprofit that provides free, confidential advice to small businesses. Additionally, they host local and national mentorship networks, offer small businesses educational resources, webinars and workshops, and provide an outreach opportunity for experienced professionals to volunteer. This resource is available to those thinking [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (August 18, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Business owners are reminded that under Section 6 of the statewide Safer at Home Order, all businesses, government offices and other public establishments should be taking reasonable steps to protect their employees, customers or guests. Due to the increase in a lack of compliance within the community regarding the Safer at Home Order, the Auburn Police Division will begin taking a more proactive approach to ensure the order is [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (August 12, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

As the deadline approaches for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, the Small Business Administration and the Department of Treasury recently created a new FAQ document to help those who received a PPP loan. With this deadline, negotiations are occurring on whether a new stimulus package will be created that includes a new round of PPP loans and a simplified process of PPP loan forgiveness. As these options are [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (August 11, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

This morning, the Auburn Chamber membership had the opportunity to hear from East Alabama Medical Center's Laura Grill, president and CEO, Dr. Ricardo Maldonado, infectious disease specialist, and Brooke Bailey, RN, director of infection prevention. We encourage our membership to take the time to hear from our local experts regarding COVID-19 and what the business community can do to help slow the spread. To watch today's Tuesday Talk, click here.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (July 29, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey has extended and amended the Safer at Home through Monday, August 31. Individuals should wear a mask when in public and in close contact with other people. Specifically, the order says to wear a mask when you are within six feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: An indoor space open to the public. A vehicle operated by a transportation [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (July 15, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey has extended and amended the Safer at Home. Now, the order is requiring the use of masks when in public. The amended Safer at Home goes into effect on Thursday, July 16, at 5 p.m. and is in place through Friday, July 31. Individuals should wear a mask when in public and in close contact with other people. Specifically, the order says to wear a mask [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (July 9, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Yesterday, Gov. Kay Ivey launched Revive Alabama, a grant program that will aid small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Through Revive Alabama, $100 million of the state's CARES ACT funding will be able to provide cash grants of up to $15,000. The grant program application portal opens on Thursday, July 16, at noon and will remain open through midnight on Saturday, July 25. For more information on the [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (June 26, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Dr. Eric Mackey, state superintendent of education, and Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer, addressed the state regarding the "Roadmap to Reopening Alabama Schools." The expectation is all schools in the state of Alabama will be open for in-person learning, with remote learning curriculum available. Parents/guardians can learn more by reading the Parents Guide to Alabama's Roadmap to Reopening Schools.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (June 18, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a revised, borrow-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act, which was signed into law on June 5. In addition to the revisions of the act, SBA has released a new EZ version of the borrowers application. This is available to borrowers that: Are self-employed and have no employees. Did not reduce the salaries or wages of their employees [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (June 5, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 has relaxed some of the requirements regarding forgiveness loans of the Paycheck Protection Program. The bill is expected to signed by President Trump soon. Below is a brief overview. Borrowers have the option to extend the original eight week period to 24 weeks. The payroll requirement would be 60% compared to the original 75%. The employer has [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 26, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Below is a list of funding opportunities for businesses. Amber Grant The Amber Grant awards $4,000 to a qualifying, woman business owner each month of the year. The application cutoff for the next $4,000 is Sunday, May 31. One of the monthly winners will be qualified to win an additional $25,000 grant at the end of the year. For more information and to apply, click here. Kuvio Creative Kuvio Creative [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 21, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Gov. Ivey addressed the state this afternoon as the Safer at Home order once again has been amended. The new orders go into effect on Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. and ends on Friday, July 3, at 5 p.m. For the full Safer at Home order, click here. New updates include: Entertainment venues (museums, movie theaters, bowling alleys and more) can open subject to social distancing and sanitation rules [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 18, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Last Friday, SBA released a loan forgiveness application designed to educate borrowers on how to apply for PPP loan forgiveness. The Alabama Small Business Development Center is hosting a webinar today, Monday, May 18, at 3 p.m. regarding the PPP forgiveness application. Clients and lenders are encouraged to watch the webinar to understand the actual forgiveness of PPP. Today's webinar will review the application, its guidelines and how it may [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 8, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Gov. Kay Ivey has amended the current Safer at Home order. The following goes into effect Monday, May 11: All non-related work gatherings of any size that can maintain a consistent six foot distance are allowed. This previous order limited the number to nine people or less. Guidelines can be found here. Restaurants, bars and breweries may open at 50% occupancy rate, six foot distancing between tables and additional sanitation [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 6, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

When it comes to your stimulus check, we unfortunately have to be aware of those who are using this crisis as a way to scam individuals. When submitting personal information, you should only put your personal information in the IRS website. You can also track your stimulus check through their website. The IRS will not do the following when it comes to your stimulus check: The IRS will not contact [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 4, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The office of the Auburn Chamber will remain closed to the public through at least Friday, May 15. While the building is not open, staff continues to work for each of our members daily. We encourage you to reach out to any staff member with questions, comments or concerns as we will do our best to assist you and your needs. Lolly Steiner, President (334) 501-3291 lolly@auburnchamber.com Stephanie Calhoun, Director [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (May 1, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Shopping safely during COVID-19: Whether you are a retailer or you plan to shop at a local business, there should be certain precautions taken when shopping to help keep businesses open. Customers and employees should wear masks, everyone should sanitize their hands after touching items and only items you intend to purchase should be picked up. Staying six feet away from people while shopping is also important. Retailers, please have [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 30, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Business Rights As Alabama's economy begins to open in the coming days and weeks, there is important information to know regarding business rights. What does a business do if employees refuse to return to work because they are making more money with their unemployment benefits? From the Alabama Department Labor (ADOL), "Unemployment benefits of any kind are not available to employees who quit without good work-related cause, refuse to return [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 29, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Retailers: The Auburn Chamber staff is working to help our retail members who will soon have the option to re-open their doors. We ask all retail members to be on the lookout today for an email from Anna Hovey, director of business development and special events, as she will be communicating with you to ask a few questions about your next steps. The chamber wants to ensure we have as [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: A Letter from Auburn Chamber President

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Auburn Chamber Member, As you all have most likely heard the news this morning from Gov. Kay Ivey, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, Alabama will begin the process of re-opening the economy with the new Safer at Home order, with the understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Since Alabama has not met all standards for the first phase declaration from President Trump, the Auburn Chamber [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 24, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today, President Trump is expected to sign into law more relief for small businesses as legislation was passed to replenish emergency loan and grant programs. Measures include an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and an additional $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The Auburn Chamber wants to ensure your business is ready to take action once the law is signed. The guides below [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 22, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Auburn Chamber hopes to provide you with as much information as possible, especially when it comes to financial relief. Below, you will find additional resources that we hope you will be able to take advantage of. Business For All Grant with Hello Alice and Verizon Hello Alice and Verizon have teamed up to create COVID-19 Business for All and offering $10,000 grants to be distributed immediately to small business [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 21, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Governor Kay Ivey announced this morning that the Stay at Home order will remain in place at least through Thursday, April 30. To review the Stay at Home order, click here. Anyone who has applied for unemployment benefits can use the Alabama Department of Labor's (ADOL) UI Claim tracker, which can be found here. Employers and employees are encouraged to visit ADOL's website for frequently updated information.

1011, 2020

Auburn Chamber Economic Recovery: A Letter from our Board Chair

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

April 17, 20220 Dear Chamber Members, The chamber board and staff hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We also hope that you have found the Auburn Chamber of Commerce to be a consistent and reliable source of information during this crisis. While it is encouraging to hear talk of the economy opening back up in some way sometime soon, it is also sobering when you consider [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 17, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth and the Small Business Emergency Task Force have submitted recommendations to Governor Kay Ivey and state health officer Dr. Scott Harris on getting businesses in Alabama back open. This committee has requested some businesses such as retail, restaurants, close contact services and childcare open immediately under strict guidelines. Other businesses such as health services, entertainment venues, gym facilities and beaches have been recommended to open by [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 16, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Save Small Business Fund The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is helping small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 through the Save Small Business Fund. This fund was made possible by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's corporate and philanthropic partners who through a collective effort will provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible. A short application will go live on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 15, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The IRS has launched on their website the ability for individuals to check their Economic Impact Payment (stimulus payment). For more information, click here. If the IRS has your direct deposit information, the stimulus payment will be deposited into the bank account reflected on the tax return you filed. To check the status of your payment, click here. If the IRS does not have your banking information, click here to [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 14, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Alabama Small Business Development Center is offering daily Q&A webinars. Anyone is welcome to attend any or all of the webinars. Each session will take place this week at 11 a.m. The format will be the same each day: 10-15 minute update on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Feedback from applicants. Q&A with businesses. To register for a session, click here.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 13, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Employers and employees have several questions regarding available benefits from the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL). Those with questions are asked to visit the ADOL website, which is constantly being updated. In addition to regular unemployment benefits, you or your employees may be eligible for the following benefits: Additional Federal Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): This emergency benefit provides most individuals an emergency increase in traditional unemployment insurance benefits of $600 per [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 10, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

While businesses and individuals are focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census is now more important than ever. Alabama's response to the Census will be a determining factor in getting future resources for our state to recover from this economic downturn. There will be around $13 billion distributed in federal funds, grants and support to our state based on data compiled from the Census. Money is spent [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 9, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Small Business Exchange with Business Council of Alabama: We encourage all business owners to watch The Small Business Exchange tonight, Thursday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. on Alabama Public Television or the Business Council of Alabama's (BCA) Facebook live. This programming is presented by BCA and will assist small business owners in the areas of the CARES Act, small business loans, unemployment, tax relief and public health orders. Experts in [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 8, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Workforce Response Survey: AlabamaWorks has created a workforce response survey to help the state fully understand what our workforce has experienced during this pandemic. Additionally, it will provide a clear path for businesses, industry and state government. The survey is critical for helping individual industry sectors recover from this crisis. All businesses, no matter the size, are asked to participate as the responses will help protect Alabama's workforce, manage the [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 7, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Small Business Exchange with Business Council of Alabama: The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) will be presenting the Small Business Exchange on Thursday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. on Alabama Public Television and Facebook live. This programming will assist small businesses in the areas of the CARES Act, small business loans, employment issues, tax relief and more. BCA will have experts in accounting, banking, business and law to answer phone [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 7, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

East Alabama Medical Center is offering COVID-19 information and resources for businesses and the community on their website. Their Facebook and Instagram pages are also updated with information daily. Shelter in place: The hospital continues to remind us to shelter in place, which is a way people can help. The meaning of shelter in place is staying at home with immediate family/those living in the home. The only time someone [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 6, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

When there is a need in our community, we can always count on the family of Auburn to be there. The health crisis of COVID-19 is no different. While we must stay at home, we still want to make a difference. In collaboration with East Alabama Medical Center, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has been able to feed the front-line heroes of this pandemic. Since March 18, two ICU units [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 3, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama will host a webinar today at 3 p.m. titled "What Your Business Needs to Know About the CARES Act." To register, click here. Resources: You should continue to monitor programs being offered for you! The Paycheck Protection Program, Employee Retention Tax Credit and Economic Injury Disaster Loan are available, but you should be aware of how they interact with one another. The Paycheck [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 2, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has developed the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. This fund will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted financially by COVID-19, whether it be through decrease in wages or loss of employment. What you need to know: Applications will open today, Thursday, April 2. Each approved grant is $500, one per person only. Eligibility requirements can be found here. Restaurant Employee Relief [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 1, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Today, Governor Ivey is urging all small business owners in the state of Alabama to take steps to ensure their businesses are able to combat the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. We urge all of our members to read Governor Ivey's special statement, which can be found here. Information will be released soon from the federal government on the distribution of financial relief to the state.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (April 1, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

SBA: Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program Webinars The Alabama Small Business Development Center is hosting three webinars this week to inform business owners on the updated process of applying for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), the $10,000 forgivable advance and the Paycheck Protection Program. Webinars will take place on Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. (register here), Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. (register here) and Friday, [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 31, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our members, the Auburn Chamber has made the decision to postpone all events taking place in April. Events postponed include: the Clay Shoot, Tuesday Talk, the Legislative Reception, Business Boot Camp, ribbon cuttings and AYP events. We look forward to rescheduling these events in the future! Two financial institutions have joined the city of Auburn's Interest Subsidy Program. [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 30, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic (CARES) Act President Trump has signed into law the CARES Act, providing relief for small businesses during this economic downturn. You are eligible if you are: A small business of 500 employees or less. A small business that otherwise meets the SBA's size standard. A 501(c)(3) with fewer than 500 employees. An individual who operates as a sole proprietor. An individual who operates as an [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 27, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Auburn University has announced they will be combining spring and summer commencement ceremonies. Spring graduates will be able to join the summer commencement held August 8-9. While the university plans to host summer commencement, final decisions are contingent on public health circumstances. Auburn's Interest Subsidy Program was introduced yesterday to help provide relief for small businesses. We understand you may have questions regarding this program. An FAQ page has been [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 27, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated the statewide emergency order that will be in effect Saturday, March 28, at 5 p.m. through Friday, April 17. The following "non-essential" businesses, venues, and activities should be closed to non-employees or not take place: entertainment venues, athletic facilities, close-contact service providers and retail stores. For a complete list of these businesses, click here. All non-work related gatherings of 10 persons or [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 26, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

This afternoon, Auburn City Council approved the city of Auburn's Working Capital Loan Interest Subsidy Program. This program was created in collaboration between the Auburn Chamber, the city of Auburn and seven financial institutions in the community. This program will begin immediately and provide relief to local small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The needed assistance will be provided to businesses through the provision of interest [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 25,2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

City of Auburn: The Auburn City Council will hold a called meeting tomorrow, March 26, at 2 p.m. to discuss commercial loan assistance for local businesses. The meeting will be held using the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Details on watching the meeting will be posted here. After this meeting, the Auburn Chamber will provide a business update. The Industrial Development Board (IDB) of the city of Auburn is now assisting [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 24, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The Auburn Chamber has continued to be in constant communication with Auburn University officials during the health crisis of COVID-19. Last week, university officials decided to not resume on-campus classes and continue to deliver remote instruction through the remainder of the spring semester. Auburn University students are an important part of our community, and we look forward to seeing them again soon. With students not returning this semester, those who [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 23, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

East Alabama Medical Center: Businesses that are still able to be open should be screening their employees prior to allowing them to enter. While every business may not be able to check their employees temperature, you can ask these key questions: 1.) Do you have a cough? 2.) Are you having difficulty breathing? 3.) Do you have muscle aches or body aches? 4.) Do you feel like you have a [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 23, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

As the world pandemic of COVID-19 has entered our part of the world, what we do and who we are as an organization will stand stronger now more than ever. The mission of the Auburn Chamber is to provide resources and leadership to create a thriving business community. One of our values is collaboration and connection, which during this time we are actively connecting with one another and seeking partnerships [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 20, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

This afternoon, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Health (ADPH) updated the statewide health order to aid in Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Effective today: All non-work related gatherings of 25 persons or more, or non-work related gathers of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six foot distance between persons, are prohibited. To read the entire statement made by Governor Ivey and the ADPH, [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 20, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

This morning, small businesses can participate in a webinar with advisors answering questions about how to prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan. The webinar will take place at 9 a.m. To register, click here. If you are unable to register, there will be an additional webinar next week. Effective immediately, the city of Auburn is extending relief to businesses unable to pay their February, March and April [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 19, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

The city of Auburn is providing a list of resources for businesses looking for guidance on how to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. For these resources, click here. Resources include: Financial assistance. Business response tools. Additional resources and funding opportunities.

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 18, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

Your business has many resources to look to during this time of need. We will continue to update you as this information is constantly changing. Certain small businesses given 3-months to remit sales tax: Effective immediately, the Department of Revenue is extending relief to small retail businesses that are unable to timely pay their February, March and April sales tax liabilities. Small businesses whose monthly retail sales during the previous [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 17,2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

As things change minute by minute, the Auburn Chamber continues to stay in communication with community stakeholders. We are also staying up to date by watching press conferences held by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). The Auburn Chamber continues to support, and will continue to support, businesses who have decided to suspend their operations and those who have decided to remain open. We encourage our members to watch Brian Hastings, [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 16, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

East Alabama Medical Center has asked the Auburn Chamber to share the following message with our members. EAMC officials will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m. at the EAMC Education Center to discuss our current situation after sharing this morning that the first COVID-19 case in Lee County is an EAMC employee. In addition, we will discuss screening vs. testing, the needs to seriously practice social distancing and [...]

1011, 2020

COVID-19: Auburn Business Update (March 16,2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

As the health crisis of COVID-19 continues to evolve hour-by-hour, the Auburn Chamber is staying in close contact with community stakeholders. The Auburn Chamber supports, and will continue to support, businesses who have decided to suspend their operations for the time being and those who have decided to remain open. We believe with the guidance of our state and local government, our community and state can protect those most vulnerable [...]

1011, 2020

COVID 19: Auburn Business Update (March 13, 2020)

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: COVID - 19|

AUBURN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Auburn Chamber would like to take the time to ensure the business community that we are continuously working for you during the health crisis of COVID-19. We want to provide you with as much information as possible, so that might require us to email you daily or more often than that. The Auburn Chamber is in continuous, direct-line communication with stakeholders, including the [...]

1011, 2020

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

The publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award. This is the fifth consecutive year the property has won this prestigious award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that The [...]

2610, 2020

Machen McChesney Announces Recent Promotions

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Joe Janning, CPA Machen McChesney announces the promotion of Joe Janning, CPA to manager. Janning has been employed with Machen McChesney since 2017 and works in the firm’s business tax and auditing services areas. His areas of specialization include accounting and auditing for governmental and nonprofit entities. Janning received his Master of Business Administration from Auburn University–Montgomery in 2014 and his B.S. in Accounting from Faulkner University in [...]

2610, 2020

Dermatology Specialists of Alabama Welcome Dr. Lai

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Dermatology Specialists of Alabama welcomes Stephanie Lai, M.D., to the team! Dr. Lai is now seeing patients full time in the Dermatology Specialist of Alabama's office in Auburn. Dr. Lai is a 1997 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed residencies at the University of California Irvine and Syracuse University. She completed her dermatology residency at Taipei Medical University, where she served as the [...]

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