Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce


by Carol
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June 2019 Newsletter 2

  • Lots of new things going on in Luverne.  L and L Glass has moved to their new location on West Third Street. Subway is hoping to be in their new building next week, and Sydney’s Catering will expand into the old Subway building and plans to be open at least two days during the week for lunch. Norma Helen’s Deli hopes to open in August and will be located in the old Terah Beasley car lot office between City Finance and BB&T Bank on South Forest Avenue.  The Goal Post is now open… and serving meals at their location just south of the Patsaliga River bridge next to the Korean restaurant. The Southern Rose Cottage in the old 61 on Main building hopes to open this summer or early autumn and will feature prom and pageant dresses. 
  • It is good to see new businesses opening up. There are still far too many empty stores throughout the city, and we are hoping that more shops will move into some of them.
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  • From Allen’s Dry Creek Market – see more info on Facebook – Hibiscus on sale @ $10Peaches, seedless watermelons, blueberries, tomatoes, squash, cabbage and lots more!
  •  Open 9 am – 5 pm.
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Church Announcement: – the Voices of Mobile. Luverne First Assembly of God, 788 Glenwood Road, Luverne will host The Voices of Mobile 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 Mobile – See attached flyer.

The Chamber provides this newsletter for your convenience……..be sure to pass the information along to family and friends and let us know if you have events you want to publish to the Chamber membership and beyond.  Be sure to SHOP LOCAL at all your Crenshaw County stores and services…….we have a lot to offer!!!!
A Great Big THANKS to all who participated and all who attended The Taste of Crenshaw last Thursday.  Wonderful food, lots of visiting and fellowship and smiles.  Be sure to dine out as often as you can to thank those who provided such a wonderful evening. 


by Carol
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Newsletter June 2019 1

New MembersWells Plumbing, LLC – The Chamber welcomes Brenda and Craig Wells owners of Wells Plumbing, LLC to Chamber membership.  Everyone knows this company and their service to the welfare of citizens of Crenshaw County.  Bush’s BBQ – Also a new member and Bush’s will be serving their specialties at The Taste of Crenshaw on Thursday night.  We welcome them to Chamber membership and expect to see a Business Spotlight in the near future.  They have an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner dining, so stop in and enjoy – super steaks as well as BBQ.                                                            **********************
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – FIRST CITIZENS BANKGary Warren Mitchell shared a post to the group: Celebrate Luverne.Yesterday at 10:45 AM ·+4

First Citizens Bank is a full-service community Bank located in downtown Luverne, AL. The business offers deposit accounts, CD’s, IRA’s, all types of loans, safety deposit boxes and more.

First Citizens Bank was founded in Luverne in 1980 and now serves three counties: Crenshaw, Butler and Lowndes. One may visit their branches in Highland Home, Greenville, Hayneville and Fort Deposit, as well as the main office on West Third Street in Luverne.

First Citizens is proud to be a true community bank. All of its employees are local residents, and the bank is proud to serve its various communities. The bank is a proud member of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce.Go by and see William Petrey and all of his friendly professional staff for your every banking need.                                                                    ***************

Farmers Market – every Monday.  Be sure to visit the market on the grounds of the DEI Center at The Luverne United Methodist Church.  Beginning at 3 p.m., local producers of vegetables, baked goods and other goodies are set up to help you with healthy eating.  Be sure to stop in next Monday!
The Taste of Crenshaw – join us this Thursday evening for the best food anywhere……18+ food tables will hold all the delicious food you can eat.   6 p.m. at the DEI Center at The Luverne United Methodist Church…..come and ENJOY!                                                                    ***************

As always, we encourage you to SHOP LOCAL…….Crenshaw County has the best service and people who care……..think LOCAL always!!


by Beth Rogers
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Newsletter May 2019 5

Special Graduation Section in The Luverne JournalIf you are a subscriber to The Luverne Journal, you received in your paper this week a special section with pictures of the graduates and highlighting the graduations ceremonies at the five Crenshaw County schools.  We think it is an especially good section and will have extra copies in our offices at the Chamber next week if anyone wants another copy.  You can also get another copy at the Journal office at 94 S. Glenwood Rd……call phone number 334-335-3541 to be sure the office is open.                                                                        ************
The Taste of Crenshaw
 – a reminder that Thursday, June 6th is the date – 6 p.m. is the time.  Come join fellow Chamber members in a feast provided by 19 Crenshaw County restaurants, caterers and food distributors.  You should have received your invitation and tickets in the mail this week.  BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT –  DSA Graphics

DSA Graphics is a one-of-kind shop located at 838 South Forest Avenue in Luverne. It is locally owned and operated by Stephaine Jones and her staff, including Tabitha Lowery, screen printer extraordinaire, provide a variety of services. The business has been in operation in Luverne since 1994. The business provides vinyl printing, screen printing and embroidery on a variety of media, including signs, banners, tee shirts, car tags, purses, totes and other items.

The business is proud to be the one-stop shopping place for family reunions, school activities, church functions, ball teams or any other large gathering. DSA also provides a large variety of unique gifts.

Go by and visit Stephaine and her staff today, or call at 335-6196.

The first photo below is one from a write up about the business in 1999.


by Beth Rogers
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Business Spotlight- B&B Discount Drugs

B&B opened their doors in October of 1987. The original building is across the street from their current location on South Forest Avenue. After renovating the new building, they moved into it in 1991.
Bobbie Bowers, owner and Glenda Bryan, both registered pharmacists, graduated from Auburn University. 
Bobbie and her staff set out with the goal of serving the wonderful people of Crenshaw County with fast, friendly service, while offering the best possible prices. At the time B&B opened, Bobbie says she believes they were the only place in town to buy greeting cards, as well as many over-the-counter medications.
They still offer OTC medications, health and beauty aids, greeting cards, and a growing line of $1.00 items, as well as filling their customers’ prescriptions.
The staff of friendly folks who help their customers include three fulltime technicians: Rita Kelly, Jena Price and Peggy Marvin. Four part-time technicians round out the crew – Leslie Helms, Debbie Clark, Anita West and Brianna Jones. All of them do a great job of helping both pharmacists, and their loyal customers too.
They are dedicated to giving their customers the best care possible, and they truly appreciate every one of them. I know from experience that they go above and beyond to help their elderly customers, treating them as family.


by Carol
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Newsletter May 2019 3

Just a reminder – the Eric Dusenbery photographic exhibit is on display at the John D. Harrison Cultural Center at 3 S. Forest Avenue Monday through Friday next week from 9 am to 4 p.m.  If you are at all interested in history or local businesses/families/history, please come visit this display.  The people featured in the display are:  Mr. Joe Rex Sport, Sal.Lee Sasser-Williams, Gary Mitchell, Christopher Hilburn, Charlie “Cuz” Johnson, Matthew Pippin, Michael Barnes, Boyd Berry, Levi Nichols, Tommy & Kayo Sipper, Glenn Daniel, Wayne Rolling, Allen Sexton, Jon Hayden Sanders, Jamie Howard, Chris & Dusty Bagents, Billy Davis, Patricia Grace, Nancy Petrey, Jennifer Butts.
They all had a story to tell about their business, Crenshaw County and family history.  Each person is featured in a framed photo with a transcript of their conversations with Mr. Dusenbery.  This is a “don’t miss” exhibit and we hope you will take time to come and visit next week – the display will end Friday, May 31st.
If you have questions about the display, please call our offices at 335-4468.  

We hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day week-end, be safe and enjoy friends and family.


by Beth Rogers
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Newsletter May 2019 2

Alabama SBDC is presenting a rural outreach program – RURAL STRONG-ALABAMA – on Tuesday, June 18th in Downtown Troy.    The focus of the program is to provide information to those interested in financial and other resources available to small businesses.  No cost, however, pre-registration is required with a deadline of June 13th.  Lunch provided.   See more details on attached flyer.                                                          
     Welcome New Members
We are  pleased to announce that Crenshaw County DHR has joined the Chamber.  As you know, we help  DHR during the Christmas Parade to provide toys for their Santa program, and we hope to be able to help in other areas as well.
Alexis L. Hill has also joined the Chamber as an individual.  Mr. Hill has an organization called Kingsmen.
We welcome these new members.
Calendar

May 3 – 31 – Eric Dusenbery Photographs –  Crenshaw Crossroads – “Discovering Neighbors and a Sense of Place” – Mr. Dusenbery photographed 20 Crenshaw County citizens and their pictures and text summary will be on display at The John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 3 S. Forest Ave., Luverne daily Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..Please mark your calendar and pass along to friends and family to visit this wonderful exhibit.                                                                                **************************                                                                 

 The Taste of Crenshaw – Thursday, June 6th – details to follow…..Mark your calendar!  Invitations and tickets will be going out next week…….!                                                                               **************************
The Crenshaw County Farmer’s Market will begin on June 3, from 3-6 pm on the Luverne United Methodist Church lawn. Local growers and crafters welcome. Contact the Crenshaw County Extension office for more information at 335-6312.
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We will begin Business Spotlights again this summer and will publish the text and photos in newsletters and on Facebook.   Gary Mitchell and Beth Rogers, Board Members, will be visiting Chamber members to help advertise your business.   
The Chamber provides this calendar for your convenience……..be sure to pass the information along to family and friends and let us know if you have events you want to publish to the Chamber membership and beyond.  Be sure to SHOP LOCAL at all your Crenshaw County stores and services…….Crenshaw County has a lot to offer!!!!  


by Beth Rogers
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Newsletter May 2019 1

Calendar:
Saturday, May 4th – 10 a.m. – 12 noon – Don’t Litter on Luverne  –  BiCentennial Clean Up – Meet at Pepsi Pavilion for instructions.  Please come and help !!
Friday and Saturday – May 3/4 – Crenshaw County Volunteer Fire Association Annual Rodeo – at the Tom Harbin Farm Center on Airport Road In Luverne.  Don’t miss the rodeo!!!
Tuesday, May 7th – Open House at Beacon Children’s Hospital – 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. –  Invitation attached.

May 3 – 31 – Eric Dusenbery Photographs –  Crenshaw Crossroads – “Discovering Neighbors and a Sense of Place” – Mr. Dusenbery photographed 20 Crenshaw County citizens and their pictures and text summary will be on display at The John D. Harrison Cultural Center, 13 E. 4th Street, Luverne daily Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..  Please mark your calendar and pass along to friends and family to visit this wonderful exhibit.                                                                                **************************                                                                   

The Taste of Crenshaw – Thursday, June 6th – details to follow…..Mark your calendar!                                                                               **************************
The Crenshaw County Farmer’s Market will begin on June 3, from 3-6 pm on the Luverne United Methodist Church lawn. Local growers and crafters welcome. Contact the Crenshaw County Extension office for more information at 335-6312.
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The Chamber provides this calendar for your convenience……..be sure to pass the information along to family and friends and let us know if you have events you want to publish to the Chamber membership and beyond.  Be sure to SHOP LOCAL at all your Crenshaw County stores and services…….we have a lot to offer!!!!
From Allen’s Dry Creek Market:  They have fresh fruits and veggies, including English Peas and Green Beans, planted pots for Mothers Day and the following Gardening Class scheduled.  


by Beth Rogers
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Member Spotlight- Allens’ Dry Creek Market

Go by and see Evelyn for your produce, gardening and gift needs. Today Kathy Crook from Sweet Barn is there with a variety of fudge flavors and an assortment of Easter Baskets. Evelyn also has freshly boiled green peanuts. Please support this local business.


by Beth Rogers
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Chamber Newsletter April 2019



 New Members
Lillian K. Wilson, Style Dots Independent Boutique Partner.       Top quality products and exclusive designs set Style Dots apart.  All our products are nickel, lead, and cadmium free.  Our Foundation Pieces        and Original Dots feature a .990 deep silver, old or rose gold finish, either brilliantly shiny or beautifully antiqued.
      Our Original, Statement, and Style Square single mold Dots feature Czech crystals, natural stones, handmade dichroic glass, or a variety of          other core materials.  Our entire product line is designed exclusively by Style Dots, LLC and meets the strictest of standards allowing us to            offer a one-year warranty against defects.  We also carry flip flops for the upcoming summer and handbags that are beautiful, stylish, and              help with organization.  I would love the opportunity to help you earn FREE and discounted jewelry by helping you host a Boutique Social.              Feel free to visit my Personal Website at lkwilson.styledotshome.com to see all the products we have to offer.  
Southern Concrete Company, LLC, Owned and operated by Dustin Marchand with offices in Luverne at 32 S. Glenwood Ave..  Ready Mix concrete.  We welcome Southern Concrete Company to the Chamber membership.  Call them if you are needing concrete.
Basin Logistics, LLC, Owned by Dustin Marchand.  Welcome to the Chamber.  
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Crenshaw County Schools will host Community Meetings for Strategic Planning on the following dates:

Brantley School – Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm
Luverne School – Monday, April 22, 5:30 pm
Highland Home School – Monday, April 29, 5:30 pm
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Calendar:This Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!  Follow on Facebook for more information.
BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. The Luverne Public Library will hold “Brunch with the Easter Bunny”  on Saturday, April 13th from 9 – 11 a.m.. Children of all ages are encouraged to come by and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a light brunch. This event is free.  Don’t forget your camera!

Easter SON-rise service and community breakfast sponsored by Three In One Ministries and Living Water Coffee House.    We’ll be hosting a community SON-rise service and breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, April 21st,  at 6 AM. The service will be held in the pavilion next to the coffee house at 15 S. Forest Ave, Luverne, and afterwards breakfast will be served inside.  Pastor Dianne Richardson will be our guest speaker. She has been a good friend to us personally as well as to our ministry and we are so glad she’ll be with us.
Please make plans to be with us as we celebrate Resurrection Day!


Tuesday, April 23rd – American Cancer Society Relay For Life – CCA Gynmasium – Survivor dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a luminary and torch ceremony.  Several honorary survivors will be recognized as well as Relay For Life’s Caregiver of the Year.  To nominate a Caregiver, please call 334-670-8174 for more information.
Thursday, April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.  Watch for flyer detailing more information.
Saturday, May 4th – 10 a.m. – 12 noon – Don’t Litter on Luverne  –  BiCentennial Clean Up – Meet at Pepsi Pavilion for instructions.                                                                                  **************************

The Chamber provides this calendar for your convenience……..be sure to pass the information along to family and friends and let us know if you have events you want to publish to the Chamber membership and beyond.  Be sure to SHOP LOCAL at all your Crenshaw County stores and services…….we have a lot to offer!!!!




by Carol
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March 2019 Chamber Newsletter 4

New Member

At Dan Wright’s Diesel, LLC, located in the Chapel Hill community, we are here to service all your diesel needs. From tractors, semi-trucks, full size pick-ups, and equipment, we can get you back on the road, as quickly as possible. We do full service and oil changes, brakes, rebuild hydraulic cylinders & do DOT inspections. Call us @ 334-508-0095 Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm or email: danwrightsdiesel@gmail.com.  The Chamber welcomes Dan Wright’s Diesel!!
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                                                                            NEW MEMBERS

Mr. and Mrs. Eiland have joined the Chamber.  Their new company as of 2018 is EILAND TIMBER, INC. and they are located at 3081 Springhill Rd, Brantley, AL.  We welcome the Eilands and wish them well in their new venture.  Their email address is eilandtimber@gmail.com
Creative Excavating Service, LLC has joined the Chamber….they are located at 13014 Highway 61, Wilsonville, AL 35186.  The owner is Caleb Dorrough.
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 And from LBW – attached is information on summer scholarships.  Please read and pass along                                                                        
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 HELP WANTED
Twin City Security, who services the Courthouse in Luverne, is in need of parttime help.  You can go online at http://www.twincitysecurityal.com/employment to apply.  The phone number for assistance is 334-749-8385….contact is Adam Cordoza.
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Don’t Litter on Luverne – Clean Up Day – Saturday, May 4th See attached flyer – join the City and other groups for a cleanup day in Luverne.  Meet at Pepsi Pavilion…10 a.m.

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Market Info:
Spring has arrived and so have the annuals and hanging baskets.  We have tomato, peppers, eggplant, and cucumber plants.  Annual flowers include begonia, coleus, impatiens, marigolds, nasturtium, petunia and vinca.  We also have herbs.  Hanging baskets are Sunpatiens, Double Petunias, and ferns. We always have great tomatoes and boiled peanuts.

Evelyn K. Allen
Allen’s Dry Creek Market – 5617 Brantley Hwy – 
334-535-0150

Please be sure to note our new Chamber members and pass along pertinent information to friends and family……these are new businesses and we want them to be successful.And as always, SHOP LOCAL….SHOP CRENSHAW COUNTY…….USE CRENSHAW COUNTY SERVICES WHENEVER POSSIBLE !!Calendar:Saturday, April 6th – Spring Fling 19 – sponsored by Sherry Prevett, 13 on Fifth….9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and S. Forest…..vendors, live music, food and so much more!  Follow on Facebook for more information.
BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. The Luverne Public Library will hold “Brunch with the Easter Bunny”  on Saturday, April 13th from 9 – 11 a.m.. Children of all ages are encouraged to come by and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a light brunch. This event is free.  Don’t forget your camera!

Easter SON-rise service and community breakfast sponsored by Three In One Ministries and Living Water Coffee House.    We’ll be hosting a community SON-rise service and breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, April 21st,  at 6 AM. The service will be held in the pavilion next to the coffee house at 15 S. Forest Ave, Luverne, and afterwards breakfast will be served inside.  Pastor Dianne Richardson will be our guest speaker. She has been a good friend to us personally as well as to our ministry and we are so glad she’ll be with us.
Please make plans to be with us as we celebrate Resurrection Day!
Tuesday, April 23rd – American Cancer Society Relay For Life – CCA Gynmasium – Survivor dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a luminary and torch ceremony.  Several honorary survivors will be recognized as well as Relay For Life’s Caregiver of the Year.  To nominate a Caregiver, please call 334-670-8174 for more information.
Thursday,  April 25 – Bobby Tomberlin & Friends Show…7-9 p.m.  Contact Lisa Rolling for ticket information at 334-300-7795.