The HMBCC is dedicated to the economic development, job creation, and advocacy that is critical to the growth and future success of member businesses, nonprofits and the community at large.

Our Partners

April 2023 Monthly Meeting: Join us on April 17 @ 12 noon at Madison County Commission District 6. Optional lunch is available for $15 in advance. Register for meeting using the link below. NOTE: The meeting will be on the 3 MONDAY this month and then revert back to Tuesdays


New: Vujee Vegan Restaurant, P&J Logistics Solutions LLC

Renewing: David Person Media, Lakeside United Methodist Church

CHAMBER News & Events

We had a great time at thr ASBCC Women Business Owners Forum & Lunheon in Birmingham. HMBCC was well represented and members were active participants including: forum panelist Kathy Mann of Coldwell Banker/CK Realty, door prize Robin Reeves of Reeves Financial Services, Cynthia Igoboin of Huntsville Wine Rack, Donna Oti of 3 C Firm and Liz Turnstall of Exotic Expressions. It was a great time to connect with women business owners from around the state of Alabama.

The forum also marked the launch of the ASBCC WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS MENTORING PROGRAM. The program is open to all members of the chamber family (ASBCC, BMBCC, EABCC, HMBCC, MABCC, NEABCC, TABCC, & WBCC). For information and registration contact Antoinette Hawthorne,

Member Events

Hooray! Vujee Vegan Reridian St in the AAMU College Plaza will host a Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12 noon on April 19. The public is invited.


Check the Huntsville Housing Authority website for business opportunities

Check immediate career opportunities with Discovery Life Sciences. Visit

Check new & immediate employment opportunities at Huntsville Utilities. Visit

Grant Opportunities

Challenge Seeks Solutions Addressing Gender Equity in STEM
MIT Solve: Gender Equity in STEM Challenge
The Gender Equity in STEM Challenge, a collaboration between MIT Solve and Tiger Global Impact Ventures, seeks innovative U.S.-based solutions that address barriers and unlock the untapped potential of girls and women in STEM across the country. Solutions should address one or more of the following areas: supporting K-12 educators in effectively teaching and engaging girls in STEM in classroom or after-school settings; ensuring continuity across STEM education in order to decrease successive drop-off in completion rates from K-12 through undergraduate years; creating a more inclusive STEM workplace culture including through improving pay transparency, decreasing bias in hiring and promotion, introducing and upholding healthy behaviors and organizational role models, or bolstering wraparound supports for workers who are caregivers; and enabling women STEM entrepreneurs to participate and thrive in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Applications will close June 2, 2023. Visit the MIT Solve website for more information on the Gender Equity in STEM Challenge.

Grants Benefit Domestic Violence Shelters Nationally
Mary Kay Ash Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation's Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants to shelters across the United States that are providing critical, life-saving services to women and children seeking safety from an abusive situation. Grants of $20,000 are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. The application deadline is April 30, 2023. Visit the Foundation's website to access the online application.

Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program
Powered by Last Mile Education Fund

The Last Mile Education Fund and Microsoft are working together to address the diversity and talent shortages in the cybersecurity workforce by investing in students. The Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program supports community college degree and industry certificate completion through financial assistance (up to $500) and subsidies for cybersecurity certification exam costs (up to $375). Financial assistance is intended to cover short-term basic needs, such as food, rent, health-related,transportation/car issues, and/or a laptop/device.

This opportunity is open to any student who is low-income or veteran status who is pursuing studies in cybersecurity.
Deadline: Rolling

Homeless Providers Grand and Per Diem Program Case Management Grant

This VA program offers two-year funding to nonprofits and state, local, or Tribal governments to provide case management services to support veterans in acquiring and maintaining permanent housing. Information is available online from February 3. For more information, contact Chelsea Watson, VA, 727-273-5619. Deadline: May 4, 2023

Verizon Small Business Digital Readiness (VSBDR) Program

Great news the next round of $10,000 grants launched March 1, 2023!

· To apply for the current round of grant funding, register on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events, and apply by May 12, 2023.

· Applications open on March 1, 2023, and close 11:59pm PT on May 12, 2023.

· All applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to receive grant funding by the week of May 18, 2023.