7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert

7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert

June 6, 2015

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host the 7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival and Concert on June 6, 2015 in downtown RoanokeThe festival will bring a variety of art and craft vendors with unique and specialty items, food vendors, entertainment, and lots of fun for the entire family. The  festivities will begin the at  8 am with a Summer on Main 5K Run sponsored by the Roanoke Junior Service League. The day will be packed with activities, new events and a variety of entertainment during the day at Main Street Theatre. A new event this year for the festival will be the Womanless Beauty Pageant sponsored by Roanoke Junior Service League. The live entertainment will begin at 3 pm in the Main Street Theatre with a concert featuring WIND at 7 pm.

Click for Vendor Booth Registration Form – Download PDF

Festival Booth space is available for $50 for food vendors and $25 for craft and other booths. Non-profits and Chamber members may rent a booth at a discounted price. Please contact the Chamber office for details. Each space is 10 ft X 10 ft. All vendors will be assigned space at the descretion of the festival committee on a first-come first-serve basis. We will attempt not to have duplication in booth themes. Artist, Craft and Food Vendors must provide all materials for the booth space including tables, chairs, tents, equipment, etc. NO YARD SALE ITEMS will be permitted.

Make your plans to attend a day of fun and don’t forget to bring your fiends. Come once and you will never want to miss it. Summer on Main is fruly a festival to remember. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 334-864-6612, 33-4-864-1402, email at rancococ@teleclipse.net or randolphcountyal.com.

Eighth Annual Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Prayer Breakfast

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host the Eighth Annual Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 7:00 am until 8:00 am at the Roanoke First United Methodist Church Mc Donald Family Life Center in Roanoke, Alabama.

The breakfast brings together our community for an inspirational and uplifting breakfast with special messages from local Randolph County pastors. Joining key-note speaker Pastor Stanley Yarbrough Bethany Line Congregational Christian Church will be Pastor Ralph Barrow, Roanoke First United Methodist Church, Pastor Calvin Trammell, Friendship and Hopewell Baptist Church Wadley, Alabama, and Pastor Bobby Burroughs Hope Memorial Christian Church Wadley, Alabama.

The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by, Regional Medical Center, SmallTown Bank, Tanner Health System, WM Grocery, Bank of Wedowee, First Bank, Purohit Pediatric Clinic, Roanoke Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center, Alabama Power, Emergency Medical Transport, Mohawk Industries, Randolph County Economic Development Authority, Southern Union State Community College, State Farm Ken Seiffert Agent, Steel Fab, TEC, Traylor Retirement Center, Eagle 1023, Lake Wedowee Life, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, The Randolph Leader, Roanoke Rotary Club, Randolph County Agriculture and Equine Center, Benefield Funeral Home, Jerry and Patsy Cotney, Emerging Home Care Pharmacy, Fort Mc Clellan Credit Union, Fiberglass Unlimited, M2 Connections, Piggly Wiggly, Roanoke Ace Hardware, Russell Do It Center, Superior Gas, and Two Guys & a Girl Antiques.

Please join us as we pause, be thankful for what we have and recognize the strength of working together. There is no charge for the breakfast but reservations are requested no later than May 4th. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber office at 334-863-6612, 334-863-1402 or emailing at rancococ@teleclipse.net.

Dorothy B. Tidwell
Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 431
Roanoke, AL 36274
Phone: 334-863-6612 Cell: 334-863-1402
rancococ@teleclipse.net

Randolph County Health Care Forums

Submit Your Questions Now!

The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host two important health care forums regarding the 1% sales tax increase in Randolph County on Tuesday, April 28th at Roanoke City Auditorium @ 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 4th in the court room at the Randolph County Court House @ 6:00 p.m.

We want to make sure that our community knows what this means for them and the role they play in this county.

In preparation for these Health Care Forums, we have reached out for high priority questions that you want answered during this event.

Below are a few examples of questions that have been raised for that discussion. By means of this website, we are soliciting other question that you need answered. Lastly, submit any additional questions you may want answered.

-If the 1% sales tax increase is passed:

1) How long will the tax be in place?

2) Who is in charge of everyday operations to provide for the financial longevity of the facility?

3) Where will the hospital be located?

-Additional Questions can be submitted at the following link. Please submit your questions as soon as possible: https://surveyplanet.com/552bf3209fe1f304543129dc

In the event that you do not have a Facebook account or cannot access the Chamber of Commerce’s website, you may e-mail questions about the hospital to rancococ@teleclipse.net.

It is important that the community be informed either by the online survey or attending the health care forum. Become an informed voter and receive answers to important questions so that you can make an educated decision regarding the 1% sales tax increase to fund a hospital in your county.

Dorothy B. Tidwell – Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 431
Roanoke, AL 36274
Phone: 334-863-6612 Cell: 334-863-1402

rancococ@teleclipse.net

Attention Employers: Exhibit at the 8th Annual Randolph County Career Expo

Dear Employer or Career Training Representative,

The Randolph County Economic Development Authority and the Randolph County JOBS Task Force are proud to announce the 8th Annual Randolph County Career Expo.  This  event will be held at the Trinity Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 3501 U.S. Hwy 431 in Roanoke, Alabama, on Tuesday, April 21st 2015.  Set up will begin at 8:00 am, and the Expo will be from 9:00 am until noon.  (Please plan to stay the entire time, so that the community can benefit from your company’s information.)

It is our hope that you will join us on this day by setting up a booth to present information about the job opportunities that your company has available; to take applications and resumes; or to provide information regarding various career paths and training which may be available to individuals in the community.   The number of quality applicants which have attended this event over the past seven years has been tremendous and we are sure that you will find this event to be an excellent place to locate great employees for your organization.  Attendees include persons of various skill levels including experienced operators, college graduates, certified technical persons, high school students, job readiness trainees and many others.

There is no setup fee for the Expo.  All employers and career exhibitors will be provided complimentary breakfast, snacks and lunch.

We are very excited about the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you in April.  If you have any questions regarding how to find us, or any other questions, please contact Tamiya Lane at 256-357-3053 or Amanda Nichols at 256-357-3018.

Sincerely,

Lathonia Wright, President – Randolph County JOBS Task Force

Cotina Terry, Executive Director – Randolph Co. Economic Development Authority

Helping the Community – One Family at a Time

Little Tallapoosa River and the Alabama Scenic River Trail

The Alabama Scenic River Trail has begun the process of including the Little Tallapoosa River in our system of over 5,000 miles of navigable waterways used for fun and recreation. As part of this process, we are contacting all land-owners with property that borders on or near the Little Tallapoosa. As a community leader, you are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about, and participate in, a program that could bring opportunity to your community. This pro-gram is at no cost to you. Our first meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 23 2015 at: El Chilar Mexican Restaurant, 43 Pam Street, Wedowee, Alabama 36278.

Community input is extremely important to the success of this project.

Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to:

Joanne Ninesling, at either: littletallapoosa@gmail.com or by telephone, 256-786-0541.

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2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Chamber Investor,

The Chamber greatly appreciates your continued sponsorship support throgh the years as it is your support which has enabled us to fund high quality educational programs and events for the membership as well as our community. As you know the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization and continues to work to improve the business climate, quality of life and social experiences of Randolph County.

This year the Chamber is offering many opportunities to spotlight businesses and other organizations through recognition as named sponsors. Our sponsors not only benefit the community with their investments but sponsorship also provides a powerful marketing tool. When a member sponsors Chamber events, their company or organization gains increased credibility, publicity and brand recognition in a positive advertising and promotional environment.

In consideration for contributions, the Chamber makes every effort to bring recognition to the businesses that have so graciously supported us. You will receive excellent exposure at some of our community’s premier events and an opportunity to showcase your business. Chamber events and programs are highly publicized – and so are our sponsors.

The Chamber is offering four levels of ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP for 2015. Sponsorship is broken down into great promotional packages that are sure to fit any budget. Choosing from one of the Sponsorship Levels will offer prestige, increased community recognition and visibility, improved branding, augmented advertising, additional website exposure and an investment in the future of our area. Annual Sponsorship will eliminate the repetitive solicitation of funds necessary to carry out the many events and programs the Chamber hosts throughout the year by contacting the sponsor ONLY ONCE. All levels of Annual Sponsorship will be recognized on signage at the Chamber office, all Chamber events, activities in which the Chamber participates and on the Chamber website and Facebook page.

The Annual MILLENNIUM Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is available at a cost of only $2,500. This sponsorship includes being a named sponsor at ALL Chamber events including but not limited to:

  • 25th Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon * March 24, 2015
  • Roanoke Town Hall Meeting April 2015
  • 8th Annual Prayer Breakfast May 7, 2015
  • Wedowee Town Hall Meeting May 2015
  • 7th Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert * June 6, 2015
  • Lunch & Learn July 2015
  • Business after Hours To Be Decided
  • Annual Meeting * October 2015

Organizations who make this commitment will receive all benefits associated with the highest level of sponsorship for the individual events including special sign placement, recognition in advertising, tickets, special seating, photos, etc. This payment can be a one-time payment or upon request may be made in installments.

The Annual PLATINUM Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are only $1,000. This sponsorship would include being a named sponsor at three (3) Headline Chamber events (indicated by * above) and two (2) minor events.

The Annual GOLD Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are only $500. This sponsorship includes being a named sponsor at two (2) Headline Chamber events (indicated by *) and 2 minor events.

The Annual SILVER Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are only $250. This sponsorship includes being a named sponsor at one (1) Headline Chamber event (indicated by *) and 1 minor event.

Additional ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP Benefits will be given as each event is planned.

We ask that you please contact us as soon as possible to notify us of your desire to be an Annual Sponsor of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce so that we can begin to include you on our advertising, press releases, etc.

Annual Sponsorships must be received no later than Friday, March 6, 2015.

Allow the Professional Women’s Luncheon to be held on March 24, 2015 to be the beginning of a wonderful year of your working together with the Chamber of Commerce as we work to strengthen, grow and improve Randolph County for all businesses, organizations, and our citizens.

We appreciate and thank you for your continued support of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and your contribution toward the success of the exciting events for 2014-2015. When you invest in the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, you invest in our community.

If you should have any questions or would like to have additional discussion regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Dorothy B. Tidwell, Executive
Paula Lambert, Director President, 2014 – 2015
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
(334) 863-6612 0r (334)863-1402

Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Sign Up Begins

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is joining the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) in urging schools, churches, governmental agencies, college and universities and private non-profit organizations to help ensure that all children in the state have access to nutritious meals in the summer.

We are currently looking to get the word out about this great program, and gain sponsorship and feeding sites in Randolph County for this Summer. Please see attached for a press release on more information about the story and program. Also visit the Break for a Plate website for info: http://www.Breakforaplate.com

Read the Governor’s Proclamation and Press Release here.

Chamber Bucks Available Now

Layout 1It’s the Holiday Shopping Season and time to get your Randolph County Chamber Bucks. Shop local and keep those “Bucks” in our county.

Chamber Bucks Available Now at the Chamber Office.

WHY SHOP LOCAL

1. PROTECT LOCAL CHARACTER AND PROSPERITY

By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain Randolph County’s diversity and distinctive flavor.

2. COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes.

3. LOCAL DECISION MAKING

Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. KEEPING DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

5. JOB AND WAGES

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7. PUBLIC BENEFITS AND COSTS

Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9. COMPETITION

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. PRODUCT DIVERSITY

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Shop Local This Holiday Season

Ran.CC-Shop at Home 2014

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