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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October 2019 Newsletter 6

Chamber Golf Tournament – Was held on Monday, October 14th at the Luverne Country Club.  Congratulations to the winning team, Kilcrease, Kilcrease and Weed.  Thanks to Foster Carpenter and Al Snellgrove for managing the event and for all the work involved.  Also thanks to Chamber Board members Kay Franklin and Jackie Powell and Jimmy Johnson for all their work during the lunch and tournament. Thanks to Ray Hilburn for manning the grill…. The Chamber appreciates all who donated door prizes and the Belles and Beaus who helped with that part of the event….and special thanks to Superfood, Rameys and Chicken Shack for making our lunch a treat!!   It was a great “no sun” day and 51 golfers participated in this, our second annual tournament, which supports our scholarship program for Belles and Beaus.
 New Members

ENCORE REHABILITATION, INC. is locating in the building previously occupied by Infinity at 852 S. Forest Avenue.  We welcome Brandi Boutwell, DPT, Clinic Director and staff.  Stop by and welcome them to their new facility, which adds another dimension to health care in Crenshaw County.  
COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF GREENVILLE has rejoined the Chamber.  We welcome them back.  Kayla Fulton, Administrator, will be happy to answer any questions at phone number 334-383-9688.Splash Pad Hearing:  Report from Luverne City Hall:   You can go sign your support for the idea or oppose the idea for the next two weeks.  So if you have an interest, please stop by City Hall and add your signature.  
from Luverne Cash & Carry: Last two days for their Building Supply Sale – ends tomorrow, October 19th.  Don’t miss out on special prices – Flyer attached.
October 26, 2019 – Painting Class at LIVING WATER COFFEE HOUSE – 2-4 p.m. – Call Beth Rogers at 334-546-8312 to register – fun event – details on the project to be announced – follow on Facebook.  Stop in the Coffee House weekdays and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. til 11:30 a.m. for coffee, conversation, gifts to purchase, books by local authors, paintings and so much more….15 S. Forest Avenue where the big coffee mugs live…..
from LBWCC:  Crocheted Christmas Ornaments – Class begins November 4th – Deadline to register:  October 28th…SEE ATTACHED FLYER for details
Allens Dry Creek Market just announced a price reduction on large bags of butter beans and white cream peas…hurry before they are all gone…..price slashed from $38 to $30…between Luverne and Brantley at 5617 Brantley Highway.  Follow them on Facebook.
Calendar:Treats On Us – Thursday, October 31 – Pepsi Pavilion in downtown Luverne – starts at 5:30 p.m. – kids games, tables of treats sponsored by local businesses, costume judging – a really safe and entertaining place to celebrate.  If you want to have a table, contact the Chamber office at 335-4468 or Gary Mitchell at 301-3337
Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Crenshaw County Extension HOLIDAY FAIR – 4 p.m. – Tom Harbin Center on Airport Road….if you are interested in participating, please call extension office at 334-335-6568.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 – The Friendly City Homecoming Christmas Show with Kevin Sport and Chris Smith....mark your calendar.  Place:  LUMC DEI Center….Time:  To be Announced:  Produced by Sessa Productions, Lisa S. Rolling.  More Details to follow.We hope you enjoy the calendar – please let us know of other events that can be posted – and let us know that you read about new members, events. etc.  As always, the Chamber supports SHOPPING IN CRENSHAW COUNTY and SUPPORTING LOCAL RETAIL BUSINESSES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS……They depend on you!!!


by Carol
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October 2019 Newsletter 5

From Mayor Ed Beasley, City of Luverne:   IMPORTANT!   See Attachment! 
Please attend a special meeting tomorrow evening, October 16th,  at City Hall, Luverne, Alabama at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of a discussion regarding a proposed improvement to the community recreational facilities in the form of a Splash Pad at E. L. Turner Park.  Information will be given and the public is invited to voice their opinion at this meeting or submit written comments at a later date.  Please attend this meeting as this would be a wonderful new entertainment place for our kids.  Public involvement and input is sought after for this project.  The City gets points for every name on the attendance list.  Please share this post and ask parents/grandparents/neighbors to attend.
from LBW Community College:  Attached is information on Scholarships available for those interested in the automotive industry.  Flyer attached.  Please pass this information on to friends or family who may be interested.                                                                ******************

Calendar information will be in the next newsletter.  If you are enjoying this newsletter, please hit “reply” to Chamber email address and let us know.


by Carol
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October 2019 Newsletter 4

Crenshaw County Bicentennial Maker’s Market Festival and Celebration – Saturday, October 12
The Bicentennial Committee is still accepting artists, crafters, authors, exhibitors, food vendors, specialized sellers, produce vendors, antique/collectible vendors, quilters, clothes Maker’s, canners, bakers and you name it for the Crenshaw County Bicentennial Maker’s Market Festival and Celebration this Saturday. We currently have 27 vendors/exhibitors and more every day, but we would love to have many more . Also spread the news for shoppers. We want this to be a huge success and for everyone to have a great time.  See attached poster for more information – kids events, music all day, special music at 10 a.m. – don’t miss this great celebration!!!!!
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Papa’s Place – Brantley
Open
 – lots of pumpkins and more – see attached picture – drive down and pick out your fall decorations.


by Carol
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October 2019 Newsletter 2

Luverne Cash & Carry– Building Material Sale – October 3 – Oct. 19 – Flyer attached.  If you have any projects in mind, this is a great time to check out the prices on the attached flyer.
Norma Helen’s Deli – Don’t forget to stop in and welcome Michelle and have a bite while you are there.  Attached is the menu we got before she opened – some items may have changed.
Viva Medicare will have an informational meeting on October 24 at 9 a.m. in the John D. Harrison Cultural Center at 3 S. Forest Avenue, Luverne.  Tori Towle will be here to answer all your questions.  SEE ATTACHED FLYER for contact information.  Find out how to get more out of MEDICARE.  

Calendar:
Saturday, October 5th – Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth Antiques & Collectibles,  will have a Fall Festival  …vendors, food, contests, music….and much more.  Fifth Street and S. Forest Avenue, downtown Luverne. 
Saturday, October 12 – Crenshaw County Bicentennial Makers Market & Celebration – See attached flyer.  Books, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors & Music all by Crenshaw County Residents and natives.October 14th – Monday  – Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – 10 am – See attached SCRAMBLE forms.
October 24 – Viva Medicare meeting – 9 a.m.
As always, we encourage you to shop local all over Crenshaw County.  There are new faces in town and new signs on store fronts, so check them out…….and watch for new businesses in Luverne……opening in November.  


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter Oct 2019 #1

BULLETIN – Norma Helen’s Deli at 179 S. Forest Ave in Luverne is OPEN FOR LUNCH today – 10 a.m.  We are excited for them as they have worked long and hard to be the newest restaurant in Luverne.  Please remember Michele and her staff at lunch time. Their restaurant is located next to City Finance.   If you attended the Taste of Crenshaw, you were treated to part of their menu……Congratulations on your opening!!
October 12, 2019 – Makers Market & Celebration – attached is a vendor application and a copy of the flyer detailing the events scheduled at this Bicentennial event.  Please forward the vendor application to anyone you know who does fund raising and would like an opportunity to have a booth, or to any crafter or artist you may know.  It’s not too late to be involved.  This is a Crenshaw County event however, crafters from adjoining counties can participate.  Music all day with several bands and music groups participating, kids activities include inflatables at the Baptist Church and a movie at 7 p.m. in the Open Air Plaza; a Farmers Market willl be on the grounds at the Luverne United Methodist Church; local authors will have their books for sale; and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. – tickets $10 – and all on S. Glenwood Avenue in front of the Courthouse.  Share this information with friends and family for a great, fun filled day.


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter September 2019 #4

Friday, September 20 – 2-4 p.m. – Book Signing Event of “Story Line Tom” (Tommy Sipper) – at Luverne Public Library – Refreshments will be served.  Don’t miss this “local” event – He will also have some of his Sippbro guitars he built on display.  Flyer attached.
September 21 – Saturday – Allen’s Dry Creek Market and their Taste of Fall.  Vendors, food and more….watch for more details…..between Luverne and Brantley – Evelyn and John will have lots of goodies for fall.  Pecans, mums, watermelons and so much more.
Saturday, September 21 – Countryside Gardens LLC – Opening Day – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Flyer attached.Mums, local honey, pumpkins, and more.
Saturday, October 5th – Sherry Prevett will have a Fall Festival at 13 on 5th…..vendors, food, music….details to follow.  Fifth Street and S. Forest Avenue, downtown Luverne. 
Saturday, October 12 – Crenshaw County Bicentennial Makers Market & Celebration – See attached flyer.  Books, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors & Music all by Crenshaw County Residents and natives.
October 14th – Monday  – Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – 10 am – See attached SCRAMBLE forms.
As always, we encourage you to shop local all over Crenshaw County.  There are new faces in town and new signs on store fronts, so check them out…….
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Today, September 20th, the Luverne Journal will introduce their first annual $20 on the 20th promotion. $20 on the 20th encourages shoppers to take $20 and spend it with a local merchant rather than a larger chain company. This will help the local economy and your wallets! With 18 participants, this promotion provides shoppers with a wide variety of locally owned businesses across Crenshaw County to choose from when deciding where to spend their $20. 

The participants of the 2019 $20 on the 20th promotion include:

1. Angelia’s Flowers 2. Big Daddies Outfitters 3. DSA Graphics & Gifts 4. Kelly’s Meat & Grocery 5. Luverne Quality Co-op 6. Luverne Veterinary Hospital 7. Mainstreet Sweets 8. Old Gin Creek 9. Tater’s 10. Plum Crazy Boutique 11. Luverne Hardware 12. Tha Goal Post 13. Allen’s Dry Creek Market 14. 331 Outlet 15. The Trendsetter 16. Re-Imagined 17. Four Byrds Building & Industrial Supplies 18. Country Spool

To see the $20 deals these businesses are offering, please see the attached ads. You can also find these promotions in today’s edition of The Luverne Journal.

The deals starts and ends on Friday, September 20th, so act fast! 

The Luverne Journal wishes all of these businesses a fruitful Friday and a blessed weekend!


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter Sept 2019 #3

New Chamber Member Norma Helen’s Deli, owned by Michelle VanLieu, has been a long time in the planning, but she finally can see the light at the end.  We welcome Michelle and the Deli to Chamber Membership and look forward to a great new place to eat.  Attached is a copy of the menu sent to the Chamber office.  Many of you have tasted some of their salads at the Taste of Crenshaw.  
“Michelle writes, ” My menu consist of sandwiches, soups & sides I make for my family & my style comes from traveling all over. Our prices include the tax. I will have chalkboards that will list our salads, wraps & sides. Also any special I may have for the day.  Norma Helen’s Deli expects to be open October 1st.”

Subway Grand Opening Celebration
Just completed…….watch for picture in the Luverne Journal.  And if you have not yet been to the new Subway, please go.  It is so open and bright and roomy, much larger than the old space.  We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Chris Holt and their brand new addition to Luverne                                   
Calendar:
Friday, September 20 – 2-4 p.m. – Book Signing Event of “Story Line Tom” (Tommy Sipper) – at Luverne Public Library – Refreshments will be served.  Don’t miss this “local” event – He will also have some of his Sippbro guitars he built on display.  Flyer attached.
September 21 – Saturday – Allen’s Dry Creek Market and their Taste of Fall.  Vendors, food and more….watch for more details…..between Luverne and Brantley – Evelyn and John will have lots of goodies for fall.  Pecans, mums, watermelons and so much more.
Saturday, September 21 – Countryside Gardens LLC – Opening Day – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Flyer attached. Mums, local honey, pumpkins, and more.
Saturday, October 5th – Sherry Prevett will have a Fall Festival at 13 on 5th…..vendors, food, music….details to follow.  Fifth Street and S. Forest Avenue, downtown Luverne. 
Saturday, October 12 – Crenshaw County Bicentennial Makers Market & Celebration – See attached flyer.  Books, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors & Music all by Crenshaw County Residents and natives.
October 14th – Monday  – Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – 10 am – See attached SCRAMBLE forms.
As always, we encourage you to shop local all over Crenshaw County.  There are new faces in town and new signs on store fronts, so check them out…….


by Carol
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September 2019 Newsletter 2

From Alabama Municipal Electric Authority:  See flyers attached about 2020 Scholarship opportunities.  AMEA provides scholarships to many area students each year…..don’t miss the chance for one to be yours or your students’.  
from the Crenshaw County Bicentennial Committee:  Don’t miss the exhibit currently on display at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center, downtown Luverne, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Alabama history in colorful graphics and history at its most interesting.  Stop by and visit – the exhibit will be here until September 20th… 3 S. Forest Avenue, Luverne.  For information, please call 334-335-4468. 
from 2020 Census committee:  Attached is information to apply online for 2020 Census jobs.  Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested.  Ms. Sharon Hayden has provided her contact information if you have questions or need assistance applying online….334-268-8852.  Great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training.  
Calendar:
September 13 – Friday – 10 a.m. and all day – Grand Opening for the all new SUBWAY OF LUVERNE…..RibbonCutting at 10 a.m…..come celebrate this great new facility.

September 21 – Saturday – Allen’s Dry Creek Market and their Taste of Fall.  Vendors, food and more….watch for more details…..between Luverne and Brantley – Evelyn and John will have lots of goodies for fall.
Saturday, October 5th – Sherry Prevett will have a Fall Festival at 13 on 5th…..vendors, food, music….details to follow.  Fifth Street and S. Forest Avenue, downtown Luverne. 
Saturday, October 12 – Crenshaw County Bicentennial Makers Market & Celebration – See attached flyer.  Books, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors & Music all by Crenshaw County Residents and natives.October 14th – Monday  – Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – 10 am – See attached SCRAMBLE forms.
As always, we encourage you to shop local all over Crenshaw County.  There are new faces in town and new signs on store fronts, so check them out…….and we hope to see you at the SUBWAY on Friday!!


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter – September 2019 1

Several events coming in September and October to Crenshaw County.  Please check the Calendar below and make sure you don’t miss any event.
from Allen’s Dry Creek Market:
    Join Evelyn and John for TASTE OF FALL……September 21st….pumpkins, vendors, veggies, plants  and so much more.  Flyer attached and more details coming in next newsletter.
from Chamber of Commerce:        
    Our annual Golf Tournament, 3-Person Scramble, is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Luverne Country Club.  Registration forms attached.  Golfers, don’t miss this event which helps fund our scholarship program for senior Belles and Beaus.  Lunch provided and door prizes make this a really great event.

Calendar:
September 3-20 – the Alabama 200 Traveling Bicentennial Exhibiton display at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 3 S. Forest in downtown Luverne. Open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, this exhibit has 200 years of history in interactive displays.  Lots of pictures, mementos and information packed into this event.  Watch for the signs…….Don’t miss it! 
September 13 – Friday – 10 a.m. and all day – Grand Opening for the all new SUBWAY OF LUVERNE…..Ribbon Cutting at 10 a.m…..come celebrate this great new facility.
September 21 – Saturday – Allen’s Dry Creek Market and their Taste of Fall.  Vendors, food and more….watch for more details.
Saturday, October 5th – Sherry Prevett will have a Fall Festival at 13 on 5th…..vendors, food, music….details to follow.  Fifth Street and S. Forest Avenue, downtown Luverne. 
October 14th – Monday  – Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament – 10 am – See attached forms.                                                  


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter- August 2019 #2

from Frost Brothers Electronics – Great News!!
Frost Brothers’ Electronics (RadioShack)
We are excited to announce that we will now be offering graphic design and print services.  We will offer invitations for any occasion, business cards, flyers in a variety of size options, programs, church bulletins, personalized fans, post cards, personalized cards, raffle tickets, birthday boards and more. Please share this post and help us spread the word.  We look forward to taking on this new adventure with our customers!  Feel free to come in or message us with any questions.  And don’t forget we offer many other services such as Faxing and Scan to Email.
 Calendar:                                                                               **************************************
August 14 – Wednesday – LBWCC Luverne Center – America’s Financial Educator – Peter Bielagus – 6:00 p.m. – free and open to public – understanding tuition & fees and colleges, scholarship opportunities and financial aid information.  Flyer attached.
August 29th – September 20th – BiCentennial Display set up in John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 3 S. Forest Ave, Luverne.  Watch for details on reception. 
August 29, 2019 – Luverne Public Library – August Adult Craft Day – 5:30 p.m. – $15 – money must be in by 8/26/2019.  Painting a candleholder will be the order of the day, so wear painting clothes – and have fun!!  
October 12 – Makers Market – Vendors, Music, Crenshaw County talents  on display.  Call 335-4468 for more information and watch for information on FB.
As always, the Chamber encourages you to SHOP LOCAL at all the wonderful, welcoming stores in Crenshaw County…..your support of local merchants is greatly appreciated!!!