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
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
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, 256-786-0541.
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.
Dorothy B. Tidwell, Executive
Paula Lambert, Director President, 2014 – 2015
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
(334) 863-6612 0r (334)863-1402
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
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.
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.
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.
Dear Chamber Investor,
THANK YOU!!! The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce would like to say “Thank You” for your continued support and commitment to the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. Because of your membership, sponsorships and participation in the events for 2013-2014, the Chamber was able to make improved efforts in serving the businesses, individuals, and our community to make it a better place in which to live, work, play and do business.
Because of you, the Chamber was able to continue with events, educational series, and networking opportunities during the year.
- Brunch & Learn I: Affordable Healthcare Workshop
January 11, 2014 The Chamber and the Annie Awbrey Library co-sponsored a workshop for our county to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, including the enrollment process and how to sign-up for healthcare.
- Lunch & Learn: Louina Dig
February 26, 2014 The Chamber and the Annie Awbrey Library co-sponsored a Lunch & Learn for students from Handley High School Community Studies Class to present the results of the archaeological dig of Fort Louina.
- Brunch & Learn II: Affordable Healthcare Workshop
March 8, 2014 Due to the large number of participants and requests from the community, the Chamber and the Annie Awbrey Library co-sponsored a second workshop for Randolph citizens to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.
- Lunch & Learn Tax Workshop
July 30, 2014 The Chamber hosted an informative community service workshop to inform small businesses regarding new tax laws. The keynote speakers were Ashley Hancock, Revenue Examiner for the Alabama Dept of Revenue and Josh Burns, Randolph County Revenue Commissioner.
- Business After Hours
August 7, 2014 The Chamber hosted a Business After Hours at the Randolph County Board of Education to highlight the Foundation for Randolph County Schools and the Cardboard Boat Race.
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce continued to host several Annual Events which included:
- The 24rd Annual Professional Women’s Luncheon held on March 18, 2014. The 250-plus ladies attending enjoyed a delicious lunch, great door prizes provided by local merchants and an inspiring program by Roanoke native and teacher Rhonda Baldwin.
- The Seventh Annual Prayer Breakfast was held on May 1, 2014 in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. Randolph County ministers, local community leaders, students and concerned citizens joined together to pray for our communities, schools and county.
- The Sixth Annual Summer on Main Street Festival and Concert was held on June 6, 2014 in downtown Roanoke was a great success. The number of vendors and attendance for the festival doubled this year as well as the enthusiasm for this annual event. Highlighted this year at the festival were the Support Service Agencies for Randolph County. This year’s concert was held at the newly renovated Martin Theatre. The fabulous music provided by Roanoke’s own “Wild Knight’s” closed out Summer on Main 2014.
- Annual Meeting. On October 22, 2013 the Chamber again hosted at the East Alabama Antique Tractor Club Pavilion in Wedowee. The Annual Chamber Awards were presented: Member of the Year: WM Grocery, Community Service Award: Roanoke Rotary Club and Lifetime Achievement: Cliff Nelson Inc Piggly Wiggly- Roanoke.
In addition to hosting the above mentioned events, the Chamber was able to participate in sponsorships and support for:
- Leadership Randolph County
- Airport Appreciation Day
- Christmas for Kids
- Farm/City Breakfast
- Lake Wedowee Summer Jam
- Randolph County Career Expo
- 6th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
- 11th Annual Sheriff’s Rodeo
The Chamber Scholarship Program has continued because of the support of you as Chamber members. Through this program we were able to award scholarships to four deserving seniors at Handley, Randolph County, Wadley and Woodland High Schools.
As you can see, the Chamber had a busy 2013-2014 and wishes to continue to do these and other things to improve the quality of life and foster the business environment in Randolph County. To do that…WE NEED YOU! If you haven’t already, please RENEW your commitment to the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce by joining us for another year of teamwork and pursuit of prosperity for Randolph County. Your investment and active participation will ensure the success of the Chamber and its programs.
Please let me thank you in advance for your investment and continued support. YOU are the RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!!
Dorothy B. Tidwell
For the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Officers and Board of Directors
Working Together to Build a Better Randolph County
Randolph County Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Annual Sponsors
- Lake Wedowee Life
- Regional Medical Center
- Small Town Bank
- Tanner Medical Center
- WM Grocery
- Bank of Wedowee
- First Bank
- Purohit Pediatric
- 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
- Traylor Retirement Center
- Jerry and Patsy Cotney
- Emerging Home Care Pharmacy
- Foundations for Randolph County Schools
- M2 Connections
- Southern Union State Community College
- Superior Gas
- Two Guys and A Girl Antiques
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 email@example.com 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