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The mission of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is to create programs and events that will help retain and expand the existing business communities, attract new businesses and residents, and improve the quality of life in Crenshaw County.
We invite you to explore these pages, follow our Calendar of Events and visit the many communities in Crenshaw County, including Luverne, Brantley, Highland Home, Dozier, Glenwood. You will find friendly people, outstanding educational opportunities, sports programs, Senior Citizen outreach, outstanding medical, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and retail and industry to benefit everyone.
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The Board of Directors of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the scholarship winners for 2018. These outstanding young students have been members of the Chamber Belles and Beaus for three (3) years and have contributed in a big way to events scheduled during their time, as well as maintaining high grade points and a demanding schedule of other activities. We are proud of: Emily Sims, Cameron Catrett, Grace Grosenbach and Yeojin Joo. They are all continuing higher education and pursuing careers of their choosing. We congratulate them and wish them all success.
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On February 15, 2018, the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce will honor Mr. John M. Wilson, Owner of Super Foods/HomeDepot in Luverne. Each year, the Chamber honors an outstanding county citizen who exemplifies the qualities of giving, contributing, and a leader in the community. Mr. Wilson has been an outstanding citizen for many years, and it will be an privilege for the Chamber to give a catered banquet in his honor. Pastor Clay Crum of First Baptist Church, Luverne, will be the guest speaker.
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The Crenshaw County Chamber hosted the 2017 Christmas Parade. One hour and ten minutes of floats, queens, Fire Engines, marching groups, antique cars, Shriner’s hot rods, horses, trucks and more. Trophies were awarded for the best floats in the categories of business, school and religion. Among the trophy winners were Crenshaw Community Hospital, SMART ALABAMA LLC, and Luverne Elementary Honor Club. Hundreds of spectators cheered as their favorite float passed by. Santa and Mrs. Claus were available at the Pepsi Pavilion for picture taking and they also rode in the parade with Highland Home Volunteer Firemen. The Chamber sold peanuts at two locations. It was a grand parade, led by the Crenshaw County Scout troop, the American flag and the Chamber banner.
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On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Chamber will host a presentation entitled “The Importance of Media”. Presented by Lacey Phillips of Panama City Beach, Florida, the subject will include marketing tips utilizing free media such as Facebook, Constant Comment, Instagram, web pages, and other free media outlets to connect with customers and potential customers. The Chamber is pleased to bring this After Hours event to members in hopes of increasing visibility and thereby, sales. Anyone interested can contact the Chamber office at 334-335-4468 for more information.
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On July 1st, Sew American, a new embroidery/outlet facility in Luverne had their ribbon cutting and Grand Opening. The Chamber was pleased to provide the ribbon cutting and assist in publicizing this event. Wayne and Vicky Benton and Mr. Ben Kaufman are owners of the 331 outlet. They grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, had bounce houses and entertainment, the City of Luverne provided a fire truck for kids to inspect…..and their outlet store was open for business. This is a wonderful addition to Crenshaw County, both from an employment standpoint and a retail new business.
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Once again, the Chamber invited local County restaurants and caterers to participate in the Taste of Crenshaw. Each restaurant brings samples of their specialty items or their menu and Chamber members as well as local residents are served dinner. Scott Fowler entertained with singing; door prizes were awarded those lucky enough to have winning tickets; food included everything from pizza to steak, barbequed pork, fried green tomatoes, chocolate ice cream, cakes and cookies and fruit, spaghetti, bread pudding, collards, baked chicken and so much more. Noone left hungry and over 160 people attended this fun event.
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Every year, the Crenshaw County Chamber honors the graduating seniors who have been part of our “ambassador” group known as Belles and Beaus. These young students participate in all events hosted by the Chamber and other events throughout the communities as needed. They are exposed to the business side of small town living and hopefully, will become community leaders in their future. On May 3, 2017, the Chamber honored 13 graduating students with a dinner of pizza and Pepsi and included their parents. Several students spoke about their experience participating in the Belle/Beau program and their plans for college, etc.
The Chamber also awarded scholarships to 6 seniors this year. We are proud of these young people and wish them well on their journey.
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Every year the Chamber of Commerce nominates and selects a Chamber Citizen of the Year, whose qualities include selfless donation of time and energy beyond one’s job. This year the nominee was Clarence Searight and he was honored at a banquet at the DEI Center at the Luverne United Methodist Church. Over 150 people attended to banquet to honor Clarence. Friends and family spoke on his behalf, and it was a very emotional evening. Rev Charlie Sankey of Rock West Baptist Church was the guest speaker and delivered a very stirring message. Dinner was catered by Sydney’s Catering of Luverne . This event, of all events hosted by the Chamber, has special meaning because we are honoring a Crenshaw County person who has gone above and beyond.
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Luverne is host to the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, which has a long history of being well attended and a very long small town parade. December 3rd was a beautiful day and many floats, trucks, fire engines, bands, walking groups, equestrian groups, and Santa completed the several block walk. Santa and Mrs. Claus were available for pictures at the Pavilion in downtown Luverne. All parade entrants brought toys for DHR’s Toy Drive. Over 100 motorcycles bring up the rear of the parade so they can go slow and hand over their toy contributions and this part of the parade is always thrilling. This year the Shrine Club of Luverne entertained with their little cars.
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On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Chamber held the official Christmas Tree Lighting, which took place this year in Douglass Park in Luverne. The event started at 6:30, entertainment by various choirs and individuals and the countdown to lighting took place. Hot chocolate and Sister Schuberts Homemade cinnamon rolls were served and even though the weather was not perfect, everyone had a wonderful time. Children from all schools were invited to come and decorate an ornament at the event and hang them on the tree. The Belles and Beaus assisted the children and finished decorating the tree, which will stand throughout the holiday season.