Meet the Candidate Political Forum

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.

Meet the Candidates

Seventh Annual Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Prayer Breakfast

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 rancococ@teleclipse.net.

Donations Requested for Handley High School Academic Team to Compete

2014 HHS Varsity Academic Team

The Handley High School Academic Team – Front row: Kimberly Burke 2nd row LR: Austin Smith, Prestin Winkles, Chase Jordan 3rd row LR: Ethan Corbett, Daniel Folds, Clay Fetner 4th row: Brandon Baggin

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.

Sincerely,

Gregory Foster – Principal, gfoster@roanokecityschools.org
Richard Head – Academic Team Sponsor, rhead@roanokecityschools.org

Thank You for Making Our 24th Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon a Success!

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: 2014 Womens Luncheon Winner First Baptist 01‘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.

Roanoke Municipal Airport Appreciation Day

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.

Annual Career Expo

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.

Randolph County Chamber Annual Sponsorships Available Now

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.

Sincerely,

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

Wedowee Hospital Community Needs Assessment

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED

We ARE helping Wedowee Hospital with a Community Needs Assessment. We need your help to get the word out about this important tool that will help shape healthcare in your community. Please Share this post with your neighbors on Facebook and beyond.

Since the hospital first opened its doors to patients, Wedowee Hospital has been 100 percent committed to providing area residents with quality health care that meets their current health needs.

To ensure that Wedowee Hospital continues to meet this important commitment, we have launched a comprehensive community health needs assessment initiative. This assessment, which is available as an online survey, will help Wedowee Hospital:

  • Identify current and future healthcare needs in our communities
  • Increase community awareness of local and regional health problems
  • Determine trends in demographics related to health care
  • Improve and strengthen our programs and services

As a resident of a community that Wedowee Hospital serves, we welcome your feedback. By taking this brief survey, you have the unique ability to provide insight into what you think are the most important and pressing healthcare needs of our community and help Wedowee Hospital develop programs and strategies to meet them.

Please complete this survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wedowee.

We are also having a focus group on the evening of Sept. 12 (details to follow soon). If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please let me know via email at kmeigs@tanner.org.

Thank you so much!

Kelly H. Meigs
Director of Marketing & PR

TANNER HEALTH SYSTEM
301 Ambulance Drive | Carrollton, GA 30117

T: 770.838.8895
F: 770.838.8196
C: 770.328.8400

www.tanner.org

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