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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Alabama Small Businesses
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Alabama Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Alabama small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Kay Ivey on March 17, 2020.
We are a community-based organization focused on improving Coosa County. The chamber's mission is to: 1) create an environment where existing businesses thrive and expand; 2) attract new businesses and people to the county; and 3) enhance the overall quality of life for our residents.
Are you passionate about Coosa County? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. Contact us at CoosaChamber@gmail.com.
A chamber of commerce is a network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of business.
The Coosa County Chamber of Commerce was established in September 2015 as an Alabama corporation. We are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(6). We operate based on approved and recorded bylaws, and we are members of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA)
Please make an appointment to visit our new office in the E-911 building on School Street in Rockford!
P.O. BOX 25 Rockford, Alabama 35136
Office is open by appointment only.
Leadership for the Chamber is provided by a Board of Directors. There are nine director positions, seven of which also serves a functional role. The Board of Directors volunteer by dedicating time to help promote Coosa Chamber and its members. There is no paid staff, which helps us keep our overhead costs and member dues to a minimum.
The Chamber Board Members have over sixty years of combined business experience. The team meets monthly and works throughout the year to coordinate events, market the local area, and support local and potential industries in their effort to reach their growth goals.
Spencer is a retired United States Army senior non-commissioned officer, AT&T employee and business owner. He has a degree in computer networking and electronic technology. He grew up in Coosa County. After 45 years, Spencer and his wife moved back to Coosa, bringing a plethora of experience in personnel and business management and training development. Spencer serves as a supervisor on the Coosa County Soil and Water Conservation District. He is community volunteer with 4H, veterans group and RSVP.
Scott has worked in various capacities in the auto industry and spent 11 years at Hyundai in Montgomery. Currently, he is a Realtor that serves Coosa County. Scott is involved in various organizations in the county to bring in growth and infrastructure. He and his wife work at the school. They have a daughter and they believe children are the future.
Joe joined the board last year and recently took on the role of treasurer. Joe works at Madix in Goodwater, where he has been the Manager of HR for more than 30 years.
Lori Bullard has worked in various capacities at Central Alabama Electric Cooperative since 1986, and recently retired from the role of Manager of Human Resources, which she held for seventeen years. Being a resident of Coosa County for all but her first four years of life, she is proud to call Rockford her home. She and her late-husband, Keith, are the parents of three adult children and one much-loved grandson.
Christa is the lead reporter for The Coosa County News. She covers stories for the entire county and its municipalities. She has been a resident of Coosa County since 2005 and is proud to call Coosa County her home base. She is also an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh, a natural-based line of skincare products for men and women. In both of her jobs she works with the public and engages in community outreach.
Kathy Fulmer works as a Manager of Training Design for The Walt Disney Company from her home in Coosa County. Kathy and her husband also own Goldmine Ridge RV Park, a "micro campground" in southwest Coosa County, not far from the Mitchell Dam Bridge.
Sharon A. Haynes is employed by Auburn University- Alabama Cooperative Extension System. She is the County Extension Coordinator for Coosa County. Sharon has over 20 years of experience in extension and outreach education. In addition, she is a member of several professional organizations and has served in various leadership roles.