Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce


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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.


by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 6

TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND FELLOW MERCHANTS:  Thank you for your efforts during these trying times.  Please let us know if you are open, if even on a limited basis, so that we can remind our other members and citizenry that your services are available.  Let us know what we can do to help you.  We are all in this together……anything we can do to promote you, please send us information.
Merchants who may be suffering due to the virus shut downs and limitations, we urge you to apply for any of the programs that are available to you during this difficult time.  We have sent several newsletters with SBA information,  and as you receive these newsletters, please review them for any pertinent information we may be privileged to pass along to you.  
Here’s an online application for assistance.  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Let’s keep Crenshaw County growing.  Let’s keep Crenshaw County Strong.  Let’s keep Crenshaw County focused.  And let’s keep Crenshaw County SAFE !! 
GOD BLESS US ALL !
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New Business in Town – Plum Crazy Boutique, owned by Lisa Smith, Regina Gorey and Nikki Gorey.  While they had a Grand Opening planned for this week, the State shut down has interrupted their plans.  They will be open as soon as the shut down is lifted.  In the meantime, here is a snapshot of what they will carry:  Women’s clothing of all sizes; Men’s shirts, socks and hats;Children’s clothing and baby gift items,; Candles, bath bombs and skin products; Bags and purses; household items; Jewelry, Gift items and Gift Wrapping; brand names Burlebo, Lake is Good and Cello; coming Tyler Candles and Tidewater sandals and flip flops.  What a great addition to local shopping.  We can’t wait ’til they open.  Keep watching for the news!!  
 And as always, please stay home as much as possible, but if you must shop, SHOP LOCAL !!!


by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 5

From Allen’s Dry Creek Market

Ferns, Geraniums, Sunpatiens, Hibiscus,  New Guinea Impatiens, Petunia, Chenille. 5617 Brantley Hwy between Brantley and Luverne. Open 8 am – 6 pm. Quantities limited.+3$15 · Luverne, ALHanging Baskets for sale       5617 Brantley Hwy between Brantley and Luverne.Message
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Luverne Public Library – Special Services Offered17 hrs · 

To allow patrons to keep using the Luverne Public Library as a resource and for entertainment purposes during this time of uncertainty, we will be offering curbside service to those with compromised immune systems as well as those that need to take extra precautions.

Feel free to give us a call or PM us via Facebook if you would like us to pull specific holdings (books and DVDs) for you to pick up without coming into the library. We do ask for your patience since this will spread us a bit thinner in regard to the speed in which we can operate.

Please contact us in advance as much as possible to let us know what you would like. We can look up items for you but that may take extra time. You can access our physical catalog here (https://luvernelibal.booksys.net/opac/lplal/index.html…) and reserve what you would like us to pull for you, as well as using either of the two options I listed above.

Also check out Camellia Net for access to thousands of eBooks, digital audio-books, digital movies, as well as some popular magazines. You do have access as a patron of LPL . Here is the link for there (https://camellia.overdrive.com/camellia-luverne/content)……. If you need help with your account do not hesitate to reach out to us.We are glad to offer this service to our community as it is important to help each other during this time.                                                                                            ****************************
And From Alabama Department of Commerce – just received…….link to webinar that will take place today after lunch……
Below is a link provided by Adams and Reese for business in these trying times.  It appears to be a free webinar if you would like to share it with your small business and/or business and industries:

Brenda Tuck

Rural Development Manager

Alabama Department of Commerce

401 Adams Avenue, Suite 610

Montgomery, AL. 36130-4106

334.462.0322 (c)    334.242.4073 (o)

brenda.tuck@commerce.alabama.gov

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by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 4

From Allen’s Dry Creek Market – 5617 Brantley Hwy – OPEN FOR SEASON – John and Evelyn work hard to provide you with beautiful plants, flowers, veggies and so much more….pecans, jams and jellies, syrups……follow them on Facebook……Evelyn has great ideas for recipes and crafts and more.  
Come join us this week and have a cup of coffee on us. Register to win a self watering Bromeliad. New hours!8 am – 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.                                                                                *********************
CHAMBER AFTER HOURS – we hope you have been saving your time tomorrow night for a really unique and informational time – PUTTING YOU ON THE MAP……creative ways to increase your business exposure by connecting with many different Social Media venues…….come join us at 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.. – tomorrow night,  Wednesday, March 11th – at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 3 S. Forest Ave., Luverne.  Bring friends and family and join Beth Rogers as she  e x p a n d s  your advertising horizons…….call the Chamber office at 335-4468 to let us know you are coming!!.   Bring your Wi-Fi compatible computer or SMART phone and load a couple of pictures of your business. 


by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 3

Smart Alabama LLC posted a job.

February 28 at 5:48 PM · SMART has immediate openings for day shift and night shift Assembly and Press Team Members. All applicants will be considered. Please apply in person at SMART in Luverne anytime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday…..121 Shin Young Drive, Luverne, AL 36049.  Wages shown are entry level but could be higher depending on qualifications and experience.  $9.91 – $10/31 HourShare job information with family and friends!!
Please bring a picture id with you.                                                            ********************
March 11, 2020 – CHAMBER AFTER HOURS….Putting YOU on the Map.…5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ……at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center.  The Chamber offers a way to expand your business in a big way with Social Media.  Join Beth Rogers and the Chamber Board learning the basics of how to list your business on the different Social Media ….  Plenty of hand-outs for at home use.  Bring your Wi-Fi compatible laptop, Smart phone and have several pictures of your business on your laptop. See attached flyer.   Please rsvp to 335-4468.Anyone can come!  Share with friends and family.  We promise to have you out in time for church…..


by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 2

Smart Alabama LLC posted a job.

February 28 at 5:48 PM · SMART has immediate openings for day shift and night shift Assembly and Press Team Members. All applicants will be considered. Please apply in person at SMART in Luverne anytime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday…..121 Shin Young Drive, Luverne, AL 36049.  Wages shown are entry level but could be higher depending on qualifications and experience.

Please bring a picture id with you.SMART ALABAMA LLCAssembly and Press MembersLuverne · Full-time · $9.91 – $10.31 / hour     Apply Now

March 11, 2020 – AFTER HOURS….Putting YOU on the Map.…5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ……at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center.  The Chamber offers a way to expand your business in a big way with Social Media.  Join Beth Rogers and the Chamber Board learning the basics.  Plenty of hand-outs for at home use.  Bring your Wi-Fi compatible laptop, Smart phone and have several pictures of your business on your laptop.  Please refer to flyer on Newsletter #1 for more details or call the Chamber office.  Please rsvp to 335-4468.   Anyone can come!
Share the information on Smart jobs with family and friends.


by Carol
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March 2020 Newsletter 1

Here we go, another month and we are sure it will be a busy one.
Citizen of the Year Banquet

On Thursday, February 27th, the Chamber honored Mayor Bernie Sullivan of Brantley as our 2020 Citizen of the Year.  It was a grand event attended by about 160 guests.  The featured speakers were former Probate Judge in Crenshaw County, Jim Perdue and Dr. Charles Tompkins of Family Practice Associates.  Both recounted their long friendship with Bernie and entertained the guests with humorous stories. Our Citizen of the Year banquet is always a very special occasion.
Calendar
March 10, 2020 – Tuesday, March 10th, Starting @ 5:30 p.m. ~ LPL’s 11th Annual Dinner Theater will be held at the LUMC DEI Center. Doors open and the Silent Auction begins at 5:30, the meal starts at 6 p.m., the play Begins @ 7 p.m. Cost is $25/person or $175.00 for a table.
March 11 – 5:30 p.m. – Chamber After Hours – Join Chamber members and anyone who wants to come as Beth Rogers enlightens us on Putting YOU on the Map. Bring your Wi-Fi capable laptop or other smart equipment and learn how to increase your business by connecting with Social Media. Flyer attached!! This will be a wonderful way to start the year by showcasing your business on at least 8 different Social Media outlets. Encourage your business friends and partners to attend……we will repeat the event for those who cannot attend this session.
March 12Chamber Spring Coaches Breakfast – Join the coaches for basketball, baseball, softball, track from all four Crenshaw County Schools for a home cooked breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday the 12th – at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 3 S. Forest Ave, Luverne. This is always a fun event and a chance to catch up on sports highlights.
As always, SHOP LOCAL and put your local merchants FIRST on your shopping list….


by Carol
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February 2020 Newsletter 4

Spotlight on Dan Wright’s Diesel – follow them on Facebook and read reviews posted…..They go way beyond to repair your equipment!  Phone 508-0095.

Calendar:
Adult Craft Day – Monday, February 24 – 5:30 p.m. limited to 12 people – non-refundable fee of $20 must be paid by 2/21.

February 27th – Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Brantley Mayor Bernie Sullivan – Please make reservations early…the deadline is Monday, Feb. 24th.  
Saturday, February 29th – the Run Your Heart Out 5K run – see attached flyer. 
As always, the Chamber supports our SHOP LOCAL program…..before you drive out of town, shop local stores and services….they depend on you!


by Carol
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February 2020 Newsletter 3

Calendar Add:
Tuesday, February 18 – Join Tommy Tuberville for Senate and his team at the Chicken Shack at 12 noon for a meet and greet – The People vs The Swamp Bus Tour…. See attached flyer.                                                                ******************
from Southeast Gas 2020 – Community Service Scholarship Program – see attached flyer.  Applicants must submit the attached 3 page application no later than March 13, 2020.  Please pass this information along to graduates.  
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L&L Auto Glass – spotlighting local business

Specializing in:

* Automobile Glass and Windshield Repair
* Store Fronts
* Residential Glass
* Windows and Insulated Glass
* Plate Glass and Plexiglass
* Commercial Furniture Tops
* Custom Etched Glass
* Window Tinting

INSURANCE CLAIMS WELCOME!

Located at 842 West 3rd Street Luverne, AL.
(334) 304-2668.
llautoglass17@gmail.com

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Give us a call today!
We can’t wait to serve you.                                                     ********************
The Chamber supports local business and Chamber members – SHOP LOCAL  –  SHOP LOCAL  –


by Carol
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February 2020 Newsletter 2

From DHR – Unfortunately due to a conflict in local events, we have had to change the venue for our Run Your HeartOut 5K Run from The Hanger to the Luverne Country Club. We are trying to get the word out to everyone. Would you please pass this information on? I have attached an updated flyer and registration form.   We are still planning to have a great run on a great day to support the need for foster/adoptive homes in our community.
See attached flyer and registration form and pass this information along as requested.
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This N That Antiques has many new furniture and decorator items just arrived.  And did you know they do Lay-a-way!!  Follow them on facebook  or visit their wonderful store on Hwy #331 north….everything you can imagine….for inside and outside.
And speaking of “imagine”….visit  ReImagined at 595 S. Forest in Luverne, where Kathy Smyth has gathered wonderful treasures from now and long ago……a very unique place to browse and “imagine”….. also follow on Facebook.
Don’t forget to stop in the Living Water Coffee House for a cup of hot coffee, a gift from the many books and paintings for sale (books by local authors) and find out about the painting/craft classes held every other Saturday.  People are coming from all over the county.  Open M, T, W, F and Saturday 7:30 – 11:30.  You will love the experience!

CALENDAR:
Adult Craft Day – Monday, February 24 – 5:30 p.m. limited to 12 people – non-refundable fee of $20 must be paid by 2/21.

February 27th – Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Brantley Mayor Bernie Sullivan – invitations will go out in the next week – mark your calendar.
Saturday, February 29th – the Run Your Heart Out 5K run – see attached flyer. 
As always, the Chamber supports our SHOP LOCAL program…..before you drive out of town, shop local stores and services….they depend on you!


by Carol
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February 2020 Newsletter 1

Just a note to remind you that you can have your windows painted by a professional for Valentines Day….and then cleaned off afterwards..Whoohoo.  See the samples below.  Call the Chamber office to request.  There is a charge.  See ReImagined windows and the Economic Development Authority windows.  

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We  our painted window decorations by Michelle at “A Colored Affair Muralist”‼️ She is uptown Luverne today painting windows for those that are interested.
She even comes back after the holiday and cleans it all off 
Let’s show our Love for Luverne this Valentine Season ️🧡🤍🤎Don’t forget to stop in the Living Water Coffee House for a cup of hot coffee, a gift from the many books and paintings for sale (books by local authors) and find out about the painting/craft classes held every other Saturday.  People are coming from all over the county.  Open M, T, W, F and Saturday 7:30 – 11:30.  You will love the experience!
CALENDAR:
Today, Monday 2/3 – Movie Madness at the Luverne Public Library – 4 – 5:30 p.m. – showing the latest Addams Family movie. 
Adult Craft Day – Monday, February 24 – 5:30 p.m. limited to 12 people – non-refundable fee of $20 must be paid by 2/21.
February 27th – Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Brantley Mayor Bernie Sullivan – invitations will go out in the next week – mark your calendar.  
As always, the Chamber supports our SHOP LOCAL program…..before you drive out of town, shop local stores and services….they depend on you!