Dear Chamber Investors:
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Annual Achievement Awards presented each year at the Annual Meeting. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Member of the Year, Community Service Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
These awards honor businesses and/or individuals whose contributions to the community and county enrich us all. Chamber members are encouraged to submit nominations for these awards. Only Chamber members in good standing may be nominated. For your reference, a membership list, as well as the winners from the past three years, is listed below. Criteria for the awards are as follows:
Member of the Year:
The Chamber Member of the Year Award will be presented to the member or member’s representative who has demonstrated over the past year their abilities in the following categories: active participation in Chamber activities, active participation in community projects, and actions ensuring the continued viability of the Chamber and/or the county as a whole.
Community Service Award:
This award will be presented to a member that devotes their time, efforts, and talents towards community service and the enhancement of the quality of life for the citizens of our county or who has made an outstanding contribution through volunteer involvement.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
This award will be presented to a long-standing business that has made a lasting impact or contribution to the county and who promotes the good of the community/county through their activities.
Winners of the awards will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Directors. Please submit any nominations in writing to RCCC PO Box 431 Roanoke, AL 36274 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19, 2014. Thank you for all you do to make Randolph County great! We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on October 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the East Alabama Antique Tractor Club Pavilion Wedowee Kiwanis Park in Wedowee, Alabama (invitations will follow).
Joe Ammons, President 2013-2014
Dorothy Tidwell, Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Annual Achievement Award 2011-2013
Member of the Year – Joe and Mary Ammons
Community Service Award – Lakeside Marina
Lifetime Achievement – Eagle 102.3
Member of the Year – Kesa Johnston Dunn
Community Service Award – NAMI Wedowee
Lifetime Achievement – Southern Union State Community College
Member of the Year – W M Grocery
Community Service Award – Roanoke Rotary Club
Lifetime Achievement – Piggly Wiggly – Cliff Nelson Inc
List of Nominees:
A & J Tax Roanoke, AL
Air & Electric Roanoke, AL
Alpha Omega Chapter of DKG International Roanoke, AL
Alabama Power Company Roanoke, AL
Amedisys Roanoke, AL
AL/Ga Roll off Container Wedowee, AL
Joe & Mary Ammons Roanoke, AL
American Cancer Society Lincoln, AL
American Legion Post #53 Roanoke, AL
American Steeples & Baptistries, Inc Wedowee, AL
Ann’s Flowers Roanoke, AL
American Red Cross Alexander City, AL
Annie L Awbrey Public Library Roanoke, AL
Ava Hills Assisted Living Wedowee, AL
M L Awbrey Inc Roanoke, AL
Bank of Wedowee Wedowee, AL
Benefield Funeral Home Wedowee, AL
Bob & Chris’s Corner Restaurant East Point, GA
Bruce & Susan Brownlee Roanoke, AL
Kim Benefield Woodland, AL
Burger King #7164 Columbus, GA
Burgess Farm Supply Roanoke, AL
Josh Burns, Revenue Commissioner Wedowee, AL
Buster Miles Chevrolet & Ford Heflin, AL
Boys & Girls Club of East Alabama Roanoke, AL
Barbara & Bobby Burroughs Roanoke, AL
C & C Pumping Roanoke, AL
Cheaha Regional Mental Health Sylacauga, AL
City of Roanoke Roanoke, AL
Circle of Care Wedowee, AL
Cotney Farms Roanoke, AL
Community Action Agency Roanoke, AL
Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama Anniston, AL
Cotney & Company Wadley, AL
Deer Valley Ranch Wadley, AL
Denton & Associates Roanoke, AL
George Diamond, Probate Judge Wedowee, AL
Law Firm of Kesa M Johnston Dunn Roanoke, AL
Eagle 1023 WELR Roanoke, AL
East Alabama Antique Tractor Lineville, AL
East Alabama Arts Society Wedowee, AL
Emergency Medical Transport Roanoke, AL
Emerging Home Care Pharmacy Roanoke, AL
Envision Wadley Roanoke, AL
Express Chicken & Fish Lafayette, AL
Eye Care of Alabama Roanoke, AL
Farmers Insurance Roanoke, AL
Fiberglass Unlimited Roanoke, AL
Bob & Shelia Fincher Woodland, AL
First Bank Wadley, AL
First Baptist Church Roanoke, AL
First State Bank Wedowee, AL
Fort Mc Clellan Credit Union Anniston, AL
Foundation for Randolph County Schools Wedowee, AL
Four Corners Thrift Store Roanoke, AL
Fuller Hampton LLC Roanoke, AL
Toni Gay Wadley, AL
Gerson’s Garden Roanoke, AL
Genesis Weight Clinic Roanoke, AL
H & M Drugs Wedowee, AL
Habitat for Humanity LaGrange, GA
Chris Hammond Foundation Wedowee, AL
JD & Chris Hardin Wedowee, AL
Sid & Susan Hare Roanoke, AL
Hillside Park Roanoke, AL
Hunter Bend Realty Wedowee, AL
I Rock and Boogie
Randy Jones Insurance Agency Woodland, AL
Stan Jones Wadley, AL
Key Concept Services Blue Ridge, GA
Rance & Marty Kirby Wedowee, AL
Carol and Dale Knight Wadley, AL
LWPOA Wedowee, AL
Lakeside Marina Wedowee, AL
Lake Wedowee Life Wedowee, AL
Lakeside Pharmacy Wedowee, AL
Large Animal Veterinary Services Wedowee, AL
Life Choices Hospice Roanoke, AL
Life South Community Blood Center Opelika, AL
Livings Springs Life Style Center Roanoke, AL
Lowry Drugs & Gifts Roanoke, AL
Jack and Sarah Mc Kay Wedowee, AL
Mad Indian Quickie Mart Wedowee, AL
Magnolia Garden Club Roanoke, AL
Mary Messser’s Flower Shop Roanoke, AL
M2 Connections Anniston, AL
Main Street Animal Hospital Roanoke, AL
Chris May, Circuit Clerk Wedowee, AL
Mohawk Industries Roanoke, AL
NAMI Roanoke, AL
New Journeys Consulting Lineville, AL
OK Tire Roanoke, AL
Opportunities Center of Easter Seal Wedowee, AL
O’Reilly Auto Parts Roanoke, AL
Perryland Foods Wedowee, AL
Piggly Wiggly Roanoke, AL
Pilot Club of Roanoke Roanoke, AL
Purohit Pediatric Clinic Anniston, AL
Quattlebaum Funeral Home Roanoke, AL
Rainbow Family Service Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Animal Shelter Wedowee, AL
Randolph County Aviators Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Cattleman’s Association Wedowee, AL
Randolph County CattleWomen’s Association Wedowee, AL
Randolph County Commission Wedowee, AL
Randolph County Co-Op Extension Wedowee, AL
Rand Co Chapter Al Democratic Conference Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Concrete Wedowee. AL
Randolph County Dept of Human Resources Wedowee, AL
Randolph County E-911 Wedowee, AL
Randolph Co. Economic Development Authority Roanoke, AL
Randolph County EMA Wedowee, AL
Randolph Co Foster/Adoptive Parents Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Historical Museum Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Insurance Roanoke, AL
Randolph Co Jobs Task Force Wedowee, AL
Pandolph County Publishers Roanoke, AL
Randolph County Learning Center Roanoke, AL
Reliance Real Estate Roanoke, AL
Regional Medical Center Anniston, AL
Roanoke Auto Parts Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Career Center Roanoke, AL
Roanoke City Board of Education Roanoke, AL
Roanoke First United Methodist Church Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Garden Estates Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Housing Authority Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Junior Service League Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Police Dept Roanoke, AL
Roanoke Rotary Club Roanoke, AL
Ross Mountain Adventures Delta, AL
Russell Do It Center Roanoke, AL
SANBOC Roanoke, AL
ServPro of Tallageda, Clay & Randolph Childersburg, AL
Don and Traci Strength Cleveland, GA
SIFAT Lineville, AL
Paul and Ellen Sims Wadley, AL
Small Town Bank Wedowee, AL
SOS Cleaners Roanoke, AL
Southern Home Comfort Roanoke, AL
South Home Realty Roanoke, AL
Southern Restoration Services Roanoke, AL
Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
State Farm Insurance Roanoke, AL
SteefFab Inc -Alabama Roanoke, AL
Stevenson Insurance Co Roanoke, AL
Superior Gas Inc Roanoke, AL
Tallapoosa River Electric Lafayette, AL
Tanner Health System Carrollton, GA
TEC Roanoke, AL
TempForce Anniston, AL
The Dannner’s Bed & Breakfast Roanoke, AL
The Herb Shop Roanoke, AL
John Tinney, Attorney at Law Roanoke, AL
Clay Tinney, District Judge Roanoke, AL
Tobin Electric Co Roanoke, AL
Town of Wadley Wadley, AL
Town of Wedowee Wedowee. AL
Town of Woodland Woodland, AL
Traylor Retirement Center Roanoke, AL
Tres Hermanos Mexican Restaurant Roanoke, AL
Tri-County Plumbing Heflin, AL
Trinity Baptist Church Roanoke, AL
Two Guys & A Girl Antiques Montgomery, AL
Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Authority Wedowee, AL
United Way of East Central Alabama Anniston, AL
W M Grocery Wedowee, AL
Walmart Roanoke, AL
Wedowee First Methodist Church Wedowee, AL
Wedowee Hospital Wedowee, AL
Wedowee Marine Wedowee, AL
Welch One Stop Roanoke, AL
Williams/Transco Wadley, AL
Will’s Way Roanoke, AL
This event is open to the community and everyone is encouraged to attend.
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host “Meet the Candidate Political Forum” on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm Central Daylight Savings Time in the Main Courtroom of the Randolph County Courthouse Wedowee, Alabama. All candidates for Local Offices, State Senate and State House of Representatives are being invited to attend.
The forum is sponsored by Lake Wedowee Life, Regional Medical Center, Smalltown Bank, Tanner Medical Center, WM Grocery, First Bank, Roanoke Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, State Farm Insurance Ken Seiffert Agent, and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.
Please make your plans to attend this important event in the election process.
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host the Seventh Annual Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1, 2014 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 Cade Farris Wedowee First Baptist Church will be Pastor Ralph Barrow, Roanoke First United Methodist Church, Pastor Calvin Trammell, Friendship and Hopewell Baptist Church Wadley, Alabama, Pastor Ben Bailie, Roanoke First Baptist Church, and Pastor Kim Northington, Union Baptist Church Woodland, Alabama.
The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by Lake Wedowee Life, Regional Medical Center, SmallTown Bank, Tanner Medical Center, 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, State Farm Ken Seiffert Agent, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, TEC, Traylor Retirement Center, Jerry and Patsy Cotney, Emerging Home Care Pharmacy, Southern Union State Community College, 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 by April 30th by calling the Chamber office at 334-863-6612, 334-863-1402 or emailing at email@example.com.
The Handley High School Academic Team has received an invitation to the National Academic Quiz Tournaments Small Schools National Championship on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The students have worked very hard this year in qualifying for this tournament. This is a very prestigious event for Handley High School, Roanoke, and Randolph County.
This will be a very expensive endeavor for our school. It would be a shame to deprive the students of this opportunity due to lack of funds. We have estimated the costs associated with registration, travel, and lodging to be between $6,500.00 and $7,000.00.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to Handley High School Academic Team. Donations can be delivered to the Handley High School office or mailed to Handley High School; Attn: Suzanne Daniel; 100 Tiger Circle; Roanoke, AL 36274. Thank you so much for your consideration in this matter.
24th Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon
The 24th Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon hosted by the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce was held on March 18, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church Mc Donald Family Life Center in Roanoke, Alabama.
Dorothy Tidwell, Executive Director of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a capacity crowd to the luncheon. Mrs. Mary Ammons blessed the delicious meal catered by WM Grocery in Wedowee. Rhonda Bailey Baldwin, keynote speaker, Handley High School History teacher and local historian entertained the group with “Scarlett O’Hara Doesn’t Live Here”. She told about Randolph County women during the Civil War period.
This year’s “Tablescape Decorating Contest” consisted of 25 tables competing for the top three places. Receiving First Place: ‘Women of God” by First Baptist Church in Roanoke, Second Place: “WM Grocery Supports Eating Healthy” in Wedowee and Third Place: “A Southern Tea” by Roanoke Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Roanoke. The Chamber would like to thank judges Catherine Clark, Siri Wilkinson and Willie Mae Jones for their assistance in judging this year competition.
Director Tidwell thanked the area businesses for their generosity in providing door prizes and reminded everyone of the importance of shopping local to support our Randolph County merchants. The 150-plus door prizes were distributed to participants holding the lucky tickets. Janell Cottle was the Grand Prize winner of $150.00 in cash.
The Chamber would like to thank the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for their assistance at the luncheon. Assisting was: Handley High School – Jessica Jacobs and Raekwan Jones, Randolph County High School – Caroline Sikes and Dakota Henderson, Wadley High School – Tierra Wilkes and Faith Turner and Woodland – Jon Wes Adcock and Halie Spears. The luncheon would not be possible without the hard work and planning of the Luncheon Committee: Delilah Lily, Chairperson, Mary Ammons, Kira Williams, Karen Dennis, Paula Lambert, Chris Hardin, Margaret Calhoun, Joy Harris, Carol Knight and Dorothy Tidwell. The programs were courtesy of the Randolph County Extension Office.
In closing, Executive Director Tidwell and 2013-2014 Secretary/Treasurer Paula Lambert thanked the sponsors of this year’s luncheon and told how necessary the sponsorship is to the Chamber. Sponsorships are the means by which the Chamber funds the programs, activities and events hosted by the Chamber each year. Without the continued investment and support events such as this would not be possible. The 24th Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon was sponsored by Millennium Sponsors: Lake Wedowee Life, Regional Medical Center, SmallTown Bank, Tanner Medical Center and WM Grocery, Platinum Sponsors: Bank of Wedowee, First Bank, Purohit Pediatric Clinic, and Roanoke Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Gold Sponsors: Emergency Medical Transport, Mohawk Industries, Randolph County Economic Development Authority, Randolph County Sheriff’s, Department, TEC, Traylor Retirement Center, State Farm Insurance, Ken Seiffert Agent, and Silver Sponsors: M2 Connections, Southern Union State Community College and Two Guys & A Girl Antiques.
As part of their industry appreciation initiative, the Randolph County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) has joined with the Randolph County Aviators (RCA), and the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce to hold an Airport Appreciation Day at the Roanoke Municipal Airport, Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 am-6 pm.
The event, made possible by community partners such as Koch Foods, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, RCA, the Roanoke Rotary Club, Handley High Interact, the Republican Party of Randolph County, Roanoke Telephone Co./TEC and many other local volunteers is open to the public at no charge. Organizers hope to use the day to offer a family-fun activity in the county, while educating the community about the importance of having a viable airport in the area.
Sid Hare, president of RCEDA and a member of RCA, stated,“The airport is an essential part of economic development, business retention and recruitment. We want the citizens of the area to come out to learn about the importance of having an airport and to afford kids the opportunity to experience a flight from the Roanoke airport.”
Several events will be available for enjoyment during the day. Plane rides will be offered for a charge of 10 cents per pound or $25 per person; food vendors will be on site; children’s’ activities will be available and a variety of airplanes will be on display. Throughout the day, participants may enter a raffle for two lucky people to win a sunset flight around Lake Wedowee, which will cap off the day’s activities. Chances on the sunset flight for two are also available at several local businesses throughout the county including Roanoke Telephone Company, Awbreys, W & M grocery in Wedowee and Stephens Store in Wadley. Participation waivers will be required for those who wish to participate in flights.
“We are so appreciative of the partnerships that have come together to make this event possible,” said Hare. “I believe this will be both an exciting and educational day for Randolph County.”
Everyone is asked to enter the airport property from the corner of Airport Road and Country Club Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Roanoke Theatre Project. For more information on Airport Appreciation Day, contact the RCEDA office at 334-863-7243 or the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce at 334-863-6612.
The Randolph County JOBS Task Force and Randolph County Economic Development Authority Seek to Bring Various Employers to 7th Annual Career Expo in Roanoke.
The JOBS Task Force and Randolph County Economic Development Authority are kicking off their annual Career Expo on April 22, 2014 at the Trinity Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in Roanoke, Al from 9:00 a.m. CST to 12:00 p.m. CST
The purpose and goal of the organization is to create an experience for the people in Randolph County and surrounding areas to not just find employment, but find a career and obtain gainful employment in a field or profession that they love and enjoy doing.
As always, the Career Expo will host a variety of employers and businesses that range from healthcare professionals, education, manufacturers, independent business owners, temporary agencies, military recruiters, and many others. Employers can expect, in return, attendees of a varying skill level, experienced operators, college graduates, certified technical persons, high school students, job readiness trainees and many others. Other than pursuing employment opportunities in the area, the Career Expo is also an excellent opportunity to practice networking and interviewing skills.
This event is free and open to the public and The JOBS Task Force and Randolph County Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Randolph County Department of Human Resources, look forward to seeing everyone in attendance.
February 3, 2014
Dear Chamber Investors,
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is excited about the upcoming year. 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.
It takes contributions from all of us to accomplish this. This year the Chamber is offering many opportunities to spotlight businesses and other organizations through recognition as named sponsors. 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.
This year the Chamber is offering four levels of ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP. The sponsorship is broken down into great promotional packages – sure to fit any budget – to generate exposure for your business and invest 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 host 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.
The Annual MILLENNIUM Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are available at a cost of only $2,500. This sponsorship would include being a named sponsor at ALL Chamber events including but not limited to:
- Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon * March 18, 2014 Annual Prayer Breakfast May 1, 2014
- Lunch & Learn May 2014
- Business After Hours To Be Decided
- Sixth Annual Summer on Main Street Festival & Concert * June 7, 2014
- Annual Meeting * October 21, 2014
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 *) and two (2) minor events.
The Annual GOLD Sponsor opportunities of the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are only $500. This sponsorship would include 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 would include 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 7, 2014.
Allow the 2014 Professional Women’s Luncheon 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 your continued support of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and your contribution toward the success of the 24nd Annual Women’s Professional Luncheon to be held on March 18, 2014.
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.
Joe Ammons, President, 2013-2014
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board
Dorothy B. Tidwell, Executive Director
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
(334) 863-6612 or Cell: 334-863-1402
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