Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce

February 7, 2012
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Welcome to Crenshaw County!

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.

February 13, 2019
by Carol
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February Newsletter #3

Reminder:  Please Note Time Change on Ribbon Cutting!!   And Plan to Stay for Lunch!!!
Grand Opening – 4Byrds HardwareJamie Johnson and the Byrd Family invite you to join them at the Grand Opening of their spectacular new  store in downtown Brantley.  The Festivities will be Friday, February 15th, beginning at 10 a.m. with the ribbon cutting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  This will be an all day event with free food including hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks from Pepsi wagon.  They are giving away over 200 T-Shirts to celebrate their new venture.  Register for a Traeger pellet grill, winner to be announced on Saturday, Feb. 16th.  This is an important new business for Brantley and for Crenshaw County.  Be sure to come and enjoy and tour the new building.  

Other events to calendar:
Citizen of the Year Banquet – Thursday, February 21 – remember to call in your reservations to the Chamber office at 335-4468 – 
Tuesday, March 12 – Luverne Public Library Dinner Theater
Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!
Thursday,  April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.

                   Remember to SHOP LOCAL…. and support all businesses in Crenshaw County.

January 7, 2019
by Carol
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January 2019 Newsletter

Coffee anyone??  Don’t forget, the Living Water Coffee House is open every morning from 7:30 to 10:30….snacks available also…..and books and paintings by local authors and artists available to purchase.  Stop in and visit……it’s such a comfy, inspiring place to spend time!!…… 15 S. Forest Ave, Luverne.                                                                          ******************

 New Member – Welcome !!!Garmon Media Solutions (GMS) is an advertising/marketing firm specializing in driver recruitment for the transportation industry. Garmon Media Solutions, LLC was founded in September 2016.  The owners are Heath and Connie Garmon. GMS manages the advertising for recruiting departments for trucking companies of all sizes. The company’s customer base includes more than 50 trucking companies and are located in various locations across the country.  

Below are some areas of expertise that GMS utilizes when running an ad campaign for their clients.

  • Social Media Marketing – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram
  • Geo Targeted PPC Marketing – Job Aggregators like Indeed and ZipRecruiter
  • Industry Specific Marketing – utilizing industry specific recruiting websites for job placement
  • Website Creation and design
  • Custom Software developed to track response and all aspects of ad campaigns


Citizen of the Year – attached please find the form for nominating your choice for Citizen of the Year for 2019.  Please complete the form including as much detail as you can (attach extra sheets if necessary) and return to the Chamber office by Monday, January 14, 2019.                                                                                                 ********************

Glenwood Meadows Apartments has reached out to the Chamber to let the public know there are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments available at the complex.  Glenwood Meadows Apartments are a Low-Income Tax Credit apartment community for those 19 and older  with income limits of $18,550-$22,260 for one person and $21,200 – $25,440 for two people.  You can contact the manager at 334-335-5886 for more information.  

June 22, 2018
by Carol
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Taste of Crenshaw 2018

Crenshaw County was again treated with the best food ever!!!  Sixteen restaurants and caterers brought scrumptious food and served Crenshaw County Chamber members and other guests.  The tables were dressy with black and white tableware and 20 tables for eight filled the room on Thursday, June 14th at the DEI Center at the Luverne United Methodist Church.  The atmosphere was fun and noisy as guests filled their plates as many times as they wanted……plenty of great food.  Chamber President Don Nix and Board Member Steve Sanders passed out door prizes including wheeled coolers, gas cards, certificates for dinner at various restaurants,  and the grand prize, a color TV.  An estimated 240 people came and enjoyed the wonderful dinner.  All agreed this sixth one was the best of all!

May 11, 2018
by Carol
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Chamber Belle/Beau Scholarships

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.

January 30, 2018
by Carol
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2018 Citizen of the Year

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.

January 30, 2018
by Carol
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2017 Chamber Christmas Parade

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.

September 7, 2017
by Carol
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The Importance of Media

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.

August 9, 2017
by Carol
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Grand Opening-Sew American, LLC #331 Outlet

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.

August 9, 2017
by Carol
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Taste of Crenshaw 2017

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.

August 9, 2017
by Carol
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Senior Dinner

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.