Entries by staff reports

Pizza Hut Seeking 30 Drivers for Huntsville Area

GPS Hospitality, an Atlanta-based franchisee, seeks 30 Pizza Hut drivers in the Huntsville area for immediate hire. Interviews will be conducted via video chat. Pizza Hut is also expediting its hiring and onboarding process to get delivery drivers on the road more rapidly, and ultimately to get customers their pizza quicker. The new process aims […]

Nonprofit Offers Emergency Loans to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

Huntsville-based nonprofit Neighborhood Concepts Inc. is offering emergency loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Acting through its subsidiary the North Alabama Revolving Loan Fund, LLC, NCI will offer working capital loans up to $25,000 to help small businesses cover operating expenses in instances where their monthly income is insufficient to cover their […]

TVA’s IT on Frontline for COVID-19 Pandemic Safety

Employees around the nation are heeding the call to limit their personal interactions by teleworking. In the process, teleworking has stressed IT networks and is spotlighting cybersecurity concerns for businesses around the world. “First and foremost, TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) IT continues to work around the clock to ensure business continuity and identify, protect, detect […]

New State Regulations Limit Gatherings, Ban Dining-in

The Public Health Officer for the State of Alabama released a new list of stringent containment policies for communities to follow to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These include full school closures, senior center closures, pre-school and child care closures, nursing home restrictions, delayed elective-medical procedures, limited gatherings of no more than 25 persons, bar closures, and […]

Retail and Restaurant Owner Online Town Hall Meeting Set for Friday

The South Huntsville Main Business Association is hosting an online town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Friday for restaurant and retail business owners regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Expected are: – City leaders on the latest recommendations and best practices for protecting staff and customers – How to transition businesses online by offering curbside or delivery […]

Convention & Visitors Bureau Cancels Guided Walking Tours in April

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health threat, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced that the guided, historic walking tours, originally scheduled for each Saturday in April through the Twickenham and Downtown Madison historic districts, have been cancelled. The free walking tours are part of a statewide initiative by the […]

Mayor Battle: ‘Take a Step Back … Take a Deep Breath’

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle urged people to avoid panic shopping and hysteria in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. His comments came at a news conference Monday with Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, and local health care and public safety partners. “We all need to take a step back and take […]

Mayor Vetoes Lodging Tax

Mayor Tommy Battle informed City Council this morning that he vetoed the 1 percent lodging tax the  Council approved 3-2 Thursday night to fund the city’s planned amphitheater at MidCity District. In a message to Council, Mayor Battle outlined his reasons as follows: The City of Huntsville has a solid financial model to pay for […]

AUSA Cancels Global Force Symposium

Following the Association of the United States Army announcement that the 2020 Global Force Symposium & Exposition has officially been cancelled due to the ongoing public health threat, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau  offered reassurances that the Rocket City remains a welcoming destination for conferences, tradeshows, and other events. The Global Force Symposium […]