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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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!!!


by Carol
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Chamber Newsletter August 2019 #1

from LBW Community College:  
Please join us one night next week as we welcome Peter Bielagus to LBWCC! He is “America’s Financial Educator” and will be speaking on the importance of financial literacyand preparing for college expenses. Please share with friends and family who have children, especially in high school, to join us as well. It is never too early to start planning for our children’s college education. To learn more about Peter, you can visit his website: http://peterbielagus.com
See attached flyer detailing the nights Mr. Bielagus will be speaking.

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  Congratulations to South Ridge Wines Pippin Family Vineyards and Winery were recently honored at the Fifth Annual Alabama Commercial Wines Competition in Huntsville.  South Ridge’s 2018 Black Spanish and Gold varieties both received gold awards and the 2018 Blanc DeBois wines garnered silver.  All this in the first year of production.  What a great achievement !!  
The winery is currently open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Their shop offers goat’s milk soap and lotions, jewelry and other gift items and you can learn more about the wine making process.  Visit this unique local business soon!  Visit their website at www.southridgewine.comhttp://www.southridgewine.com to learn more.
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From Lillian Wilson, Style Dots Partner:  See attached flyer!!  Tomorrow, August 10th
Hi Everyone!!

We would love for anyone that loves ️ bling to come to Chicken Shack on Saturday, August 10th from 2-4 for some friendly games of BLINGO BINGO!! Prizes will be won!! 

Can’t wait to see you there!!

Lillian K. Wilson
Independent Senior Boutique Partner
Style Dots
334-399-2673
lk1962wilson@gmail.com
lkwilson.styledotshome.com


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On Monday, August 5th, the Chamber hosted the Fall Coaches Breakfast, honoring the coaches for football, volleyball, cheerleading and the band directors for all four Crenshaw County Schools.  The breakfast was held this time at the Nutrition Center in Luverne and breakfast was prepared by Chamber Board members.  Each coach was asked to review his/her summer program and predict the fall sports/music season and everyone enjoyed listening to them.  Former Citizens of the Year Coach Glenn Daniel and Ray Hilburn, and Cuz Johnson from the Luverne City Council, came to enjoy the breakfast also.  This is one of our favorite events and we thank the Coaches for attending……our Spring Breakfast honors the coaches for baseball, softball, basketball, track and tennis and is held usually in March. 
The Chamber will be working on plans for our Golf Tournament which supports our scholarship program for Belles and Beaus, helping with the BiCentennial display as needed and finalizing plans for the Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade, which this year will be a night event on the first Saturday in December.  More information on these events will be forthcoming in future newsletters.
The Chamber asks that you send us your special sale information, promotions or special event information so we can keep the Chamber membership informed.  As always, SHOP LOCAL is our motto and we encourage all members to patronize your local stores and services as much as possible.  


by Carol
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July 2019 Newsletter 4

331 Outlet Announced New Hours
Sew American’s 331 Outlet on Hwy 331 North in Luverne has announced their new sales hours….Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Their inventory consists of beautiful sheet sets, towels, fishing shirts, t-shirts, and so much more.  Also, embroidery is available upon request.  You can contact the Outlet at 334-535-0072 for further information.  

   New Chamber Member

Performance Fabrication and Machining LLC is owned and operated by Luverne native Jeremy Shirley.  If you are looking for quality welding fabrication or machine work, he can take care of you.  Jeremy works with aluminum, stainless steel and all other types of steel.  He can machine parts for you on the lathe and milling machines and can also cut out designs and production parts on 4′ x 8′ CNC plasma table.  He offers over 1500 custom designed metal signs for your office, home or gated entryway,  personalized to your specifications.  He also offers a mobile welding/repair service for on-sight repairs to equipment.  The shop is located on Hwy 10 between Luverne and Rutledge.  Phone number:  334-429-4190 or check out the Facebook page at Performance Fabrication & Machining LLC.  See pictures below.  The Chamber welcomes the Shirleys.

Tax Seminar
Attached is information from the State of Alabama, Department of Revenue regarding a July 25th State Tax  seminar.


by Carol
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July 2019 Newsletter 3

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT….Pippin Farm Winery and Vineyard

Pippin Farm Winery and Vineyard, home of South Ridge Wine, is located on Crenshaw County Road 50 between Fullers Crossroads and Patsburg about 10 miles north of Luverne. It is owned and operated by the Pippin family and hosts a variety of red and white wines. Just added this week is their rendition of a blueberry wine.

The business is open on Fridays from noon til 6:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The winery also features soaps and lotions handmade by Tonya from goat’s milk. Various other gift items are available.

Go by and see Matthew Pippin and Tonya Maxwell Pippin for all your wine and gift needs. You won’t be disappointed.

Hope everyone had a wonderful, safe holiday week-end.  Be sure to SHOP LOCAL in Crenshaw County……so much to offer!!  As always, pass this newsletter along to friends and family to help businesses grow……the more we spread the word, the better chance for new customers for the businesses highlighted.  


by Carol
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July 2019 Newsletter 2

CALENDAR:
Fourth of July Fireworks:  Luverne Fireworks – July 2nd, Turner Park…..8:30 p.m.  Rain date:  July 5th, same place and time.
July 2, 2019 – Pippin Family South Ridge Winery – Open tonight 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
July 4th, 2019 – Town of Petrey –  Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. – Petrey Community Center – Everyone Invited
July 4, 2019 – Town of Rutledge – Fireworks and more – Morning parade – call Town Hall at 335-6624 for details.
July 4, 2019 – Town of Brantley – Walking Parade – 9 a.m. – starts at high school – for all who want to participate – no floats, but bicycles, etc.  Call Town Hall at 527-8624 for details.  This is a tradition.
July 5, 2019 – Voices of Mobile – Luverne First Assembly – 7 p.m.   from the University of Mobile School of the Arts, Roger Breland Center for the performing Arts of Mobile. The concert will begin at 7 PM, no admission charge; a love offering will be received. Come spend a Friday July 5th with the Voices of Mobil – See attached flyer.

As always, the Chamber encourages you to SHOP LOCAL…..and watch for moreBUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS …… they bring you up-close and “in the store” information.   


by Beth Rogers
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Edward C Johansson visits Luverne

Edward C Johansson  from Sweden recently visited south Alabama, and while he was here, he took some very nice photographs of downtown Luverne.

Check out this slideshow to see how Luverne looks through the eyes of a visitor.

If you’d like to see more photos from his visit to Alabama, look him up on Facebook.


by Carol
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Newsletter June 2019 #6

Sister Schubert’s is HIRING !!  –  See Attached Flyer – They are having a Job Fair today,  June 24th and 25th, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Luverne plant, 50 Industrial Parkway.  Please share the attached information and flyer with family and friends and anyone you know who may be looking for employment.  
Calendar:
June 26-29  – 13 on Fifth is possibly closing their store…….Sherry Prevett will be at the store from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – big sale – cash only.   S. Forest Ave at the corner of 5th street – we wish Sherry well.  
Fourth of July Fireworks:  Luverne Fireworks – July 2nd, Turner Park…..8:30 p.m.  Rain date:  July 5th, same place and time.
July 4th, 2019 – Town of Petrey –  Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. – Petrey Community Center – Everyone Invited


by Carol
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Newsletter June 2019 #5

Delegate to Huntingdon

The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce congratulates Anna Lowe, who has been accepted to represent the Chamber and Crenshaw County at Huntingdon College for their Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27.  This program for coming high school seniors is designed to introduce outstanding future leaders of Alabama communities to the importance of economic and community development, with an emphasis toward future career opportunities.  Anna is a senior at Crenshaw Christian Academy, an all “A” Honor Roll student, Co-Editor of the Yearbook, a member of SGA, Advanced Art, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Interact Club (International Chairperson), Belles and Beaus, Varsity Softball Team and Varsity Volley Team.  She has been an Alabama Girls State Delegate, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Delegate and Children’s Church Assistant, among her many activities and involvements.  The Chamber is proud to have Anna as their delegate to this program.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT…….L & L Glass

L&L Glass was established in December 2017 and specializes in commercial, residential, and auto glass repair and replacement and window tinting. L&L Glass is located at 842 West Third Street in Luverne and is locally owned and operated by Cruise and Paige Sowell of Luverne. 
Fun fact: L&L Glass was named after their daughters Lydia and Layken.

Cruise has 5 years of experience in the glass trade and prides himself on not only having competitive prices, but exceptional workmanship. L&L Glass is also able to work along with your insurance company. While they do operate from a shop, they also offer mobile services with no extra charge.

They do their best to make sure every customer not only leaves happy, but that the work is done safely and efficiently.

Go by and see Cruise and Paige for all your glass needs or call them at 334.304.2668

As Always, the Chamber asks you to SHOP LOCAL…..Crenshaw County has lots to offer.