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APRIL 2016 - JUNE 2016


April Events

March 31, Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new location at 22 West 10th Street in Anniston.

Thank you to Gadsden State for hosting our Youth Leadership Calhoun County class on April 5!

April 6, Leadership Calhoun County 2016 and Alumni were joined by Coach Grass, JSU Head Football Coach, for their Spring Leadership Luncheon.

April 7, the Center for Domestic Preparedness hosted the Chamber’s Business & Biscuits, allowing members to tour their Advanced Responder Training Complex and its realistic environments including a simulated office space, medical clinic, fast food restaurant, and more.

April 8, Rosie's Gourmet 2 Go celebrated a ribbon cutting for their location at 3337 Henry Road in Anniston.

The Hotel Finial, located at 1600 Quintard Avenue in Anniston, celebrated its ribbon cutting on April 11. April 13, the City of Piedmont hosted a Chat with the Chamber at the Piedmont Civic Center for area businesses. Thank you to everyone who attended!

April 14, New Harvest Christian Center celebrated a ribbon cutting for their location at 3511 Alexandria Road in Anniston.

April 13, C.A.R.E.S. sponsored and hosted Lunch & Leads at Mellow Mushroom’s 33 Industrial Drive location in Oxford. With 42 members in attendance, it’s tied for the largest crowd.


April Events

April 19, Webb Concrete & Building Materials hosted Business After Hours at their Ready Mix Plant in Oxford, showcasing their concrete stamps and stain. April 21, 2nd Chance hosted a ribbon cutting for their Sexual Violence Program Office at 617 Wilmer Ave in Anniston, followed by an open house.

April 14, Leadership Calhoun County held their Cultural Arts Day, touring the museums, Longleaf Studios and more. April 28, the Chamber Board met for their monthly board meeting. The Board of Directors are a group of individuals chosen to make strategic decisions, providing financial oversight, while ensuring and monitoring the strength of services and supporting the staff to ensure adequate resources and planning.

Thank you to those who attended the April 27th Member Orientation! Each month, the Chamber hosts Member Orientation. New Members, members looking to get more engaged, or those considering membership are welcome to attend. At Orientation, Chamber programs, events and committees are discussed, and we demonstrate how to access the Member Information Page online. For more information, call Kim Boyd at (256)237-3536.

April 12, Alabama Power hosted the Ambassadors Monthly Meeting. Thank you Alabama Power and Ambassadors for your support on the Chamber and its programs!

April 12, area hoteliers were invited to a Hotel/Motel April 20-24, the Calhoun County Fair rolled into town, at the Meeting at the Oxford Civic Center and heard from JSU corner of Bynum-Leatherwood and Hwy 431. Athletic Director Greg Seitz.


May Events

May 3, Birmingham Theological Seminary celebrated a ribbon cutting for their Calhoun County Extension Campus at Anniston Bible Church. Pastors from several partner churches were present from Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville, and guests were May 6, the City of Weaver celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new Weaver City Meeting Center, located at the invited for lunch. Weaver City Hall Complex on Anniston Street.

May 5, Cider Ridge Golf Club hosted the Chamber’s monthly Business & Biscuits at their 200 Apple Blossom Way location in Oxford.

May 5, American Back Institute celebrated a ribbon cutting for their 828 S Quintard Avenue location in Oxford, next to Martin’s.

May 5, Hometown Parent Magazine celebrated a ribbon cutting for their location at the Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System, located at 1400 Commerce Blvd in Anniston.

May 10, the Youth Leadership Calhoun County 20152016 class graduated.

May 11, Lunch and Leads was held at Zoe's on the Lake, located at 187 Angel Lake Road in Weaver. Held the second Wednesday of each month, this month’s networking event was hosted by Webb Concrete & Building Materials.

May 17, Jacksonville State University’s College of Commerce and Business Administration hosted the Chamber’s Business After Hours at Meehan Hall.


At the May 17th, Business After Hours, our 2016 Business Award Nominees were recognized and presented plaques.

Night of Laughter & Business Awards May 19, the Chamber celebrated the 13th Annual Business Awards with a dinner and Night of Laughter with comedian Matt Mitchell at the Anniston City Meeting Center.

The nominees for Emerging Small Businesses of the Year are Calhoun Pickers, Daybreak Media/Insight Magazine, Lackey Inc., & Washin' Coin Laundry.

The nominees for Sustaining Small Businesses of the Year are Pediatrics Plus, Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board, Climate Flow, Harris-McKay Insurance, Insurance Planning Services, Mizzell Heating & Air, The Surgery Center, & Valens Point.

The nominees for Non-Profits of the Year are C.A.S.T., Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Untied Way of East Central Alabama, and YMCA of Calhoun County.

The nominees for Young Entrepreneurs of the Year are Donny Dunn from Dunn's Heating & Cooling, David Roberts from Crimson Flame Ministries, Jean & Steven Ellison from the Music Box, and not pictured, Leah Sparks of Southern Girl Coffee and Niky VanHatten of eNVy Salon.

The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate of 2016 The Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Memory Chapel

The 2016 Sustaining Small Business of the Year: The Surgery Center

The 2016 Emerging Small Business of the Year: Calhoun Pickers


Night of Laughter & Business Awards

More May Events

The 2016 Non-Profit of the Year: YMCA of Calhoun County

The 2016 Innovative Small Business of the Year: Pediatrics Plus

May 18, business representatives met at the Chamber for “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” with Google, an interactive event to help small businesses get listed on Google!

May 25, Members attended Chamber Orientation to discuss programs, events and committees and learn how to access the Member Information Page online.

The 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Leah Sparks of Southern Girl Coffee

May 23, Christian Corner Meats celebrated a ribbon cutting to unveil their newly remodeled location at 1002 U.S. Hwy 431 N, in Anniston.


More Events

May 25, Alabama Towing & Recovery celebrated the ribbon cutting for their 30 Plunkett Avenue location in Anniston.

May 26, members of the Chamber's Military Affairs Committee were honored to attend the Decoration Day for Ft. McClellan's Military Cemetery, symbolizing the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

During the May Board Meeting, Members were recognized for their longevity as Chamber Members. Those recognized include: Boozer Laminated Beam, Huron Valley Steel and B.R. Williams Trucking & Logistics.

May 13, local officials unveiled the state’s new Law Enforcement Memorial at Anniston’s Centennial Memorial Park.

At our May 26th Board Meeting, Kelley Pearce presented Leadership Calhoun County W. Roy Crow Award to Jack Brim of B.R. Williams Trucking & Logistics. Each year the LCC Advisory Committee presents the W. Roy Crow Award to an outstanding alumnus of Leadership Calhoun County, who has demonstrated exceptional community leadership and involvement. The list of past recipients includes a legacy of extraordinary business leaders, community volunteers and LCC supporters that have made numerous contributions in the areas they serve.

Congratulations to our 2016 graduating class of Leadership Calhoun County!


June Events

June 2, Business & Biscuits was sponsored by Telephone Communications, Inc. and hosted at the Chamber of Commerce, at 1330 Quintard Avenue in Anniston.

June 7, McCormick Refrigeration celebrated a ribbon cutting for their 1531 Front Street location in Anniston.

June 8, the Calhoun Baptist Service Centers hosted a ribbon cutting for the Calhoun Baptist Association New To You Store's Grand Opening Celebration at 3400 Noble Street in Anniston.

June 8, the Chamber hosted Lunch with TED in place of Lunch & Leads and featured a TED Talks video about collaboration.

June 9, Anniston Estates Assisted Living celebrated a ribbon cutting for their 2222 Leighton Avenue location in Anniston.

June 14, the Chamber Ambassadors met at the Chamber for their monthly meeting. The Ambassador program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits.

June 15, Safelite Auto Glass celebrated their ribbon cutting for their 1706 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy S location in Oxford.

June 17, Wiseguys Pizzeria & Bar celebrated a ribbon cutting for their second location in Calhoun County at 1781 Hamric Drive East in Oxford.


June Events

June 22, the Chamber hosted My Generation: A Multigenerational Workforce Summit sponsored by: AUSA & BAE Systems at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s auditorium located at 1470 Sentinel Drive in Anniston.

June 21, Buster Miles Chevy & Ford sponsored and hosted the Chamber’s Business After Hours at their 1880 Almon Street location in Heflin.

The sinkholes have been repaired, and on June 24, the Chamber celebrated with the City of Jacksonville, cyclists, walkers and the community the grand re-opening of the 32.5 mile Ladiga Trail.

June 29, Alabama Teacher’s Credit Union celebrated their Grand Re-Opening at 230 Highway 431, Anniston.

June 23, the Chamber Board Meeting was at the Civilian Marksmanship Program and featured an economic impact study of the Military and Security affairs of Calhoun County.

Dawson's Vision Center was recognized for more than 30 years of membership and dedication to the Chamber of Commerce.

Insurance Planning Services, Inc. was recognized for more than 30 years of membership and dedication to the Chamber of Commerce.

Anniston Orthopedic Associates were recognized for more than 30 years of membership and dedication to the Chamber of Commerce.

Lighting Showroom was recognized for more than 30 years of membership and dedication to the Chamber of Commerce.


More Events

June 29, A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held for the new Genesis Senior Emotional Care Unit at RMC Jacksonville. Guests met members of the RMC Board of Directors, and were treated to refreshments and tours of the new facility. This unit is dedicated to treating behavioral, emotional, or mental health problems in Senior Adults.

June 30, Bellies, Birth & Beyond celebrated a ribbon cutting for their location at 4420 McClellan Boulevard in Anniston.

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX CHAMBER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM Chamber members receive the opportunity to save BIG on office, cleaning, and breakroom supplies, as well as on copy center needs, through the Office Depot Chamber Advantage Program. A few highlights of the program include:  15-55% less than market price on 350 items on the office supply core list  5-55% less than market price on 500 items on the clening and break room core list  3-30% less than market price on 600 items on the technology core list  5-15% less than market price on non-core items  Weekly specials and promotions  2.5- cent black and white copies, 24-cent color copies, and 40% off finishing services everyday

Here is how you can start saving today! Text "CalhounSPC" to 555-888, you will receive an immediate response with the Chamber's Store Card for your phone!


Members Only Information Center 1. Do you know your member login? - If you answered no, call (256)237-3536 or email kimb@calhounchamber.com. 2. Have you shared an event to the community calendar? 3. Have you posted a job opening and description? 4. Have you shared specials or deals you are running for the public or Chamber Members? 5. Did you know you can now pay your Chamber dues and event registrations online? If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, you’re not fully utilizing your Chamber Membership Information Center. 

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Our Member Information Center is synced with our website, www.CalhounChamber.com, which receives more than 4,000 visitors each month. The online membership directory receives more than 3,500 searches each month. The Job Postings page receives more than 100 searches each month. The Hot Deals receive more than 150 searches each month. The Community Events Calendar then receives more than 20,000 searches each month.

Thank You to our 2016 Partnership Investors


If you would like to participate in this committee to help ensure the retention and growth of our military, federal civilian and homeland defense forces in the area, please email lindah@calhounchamber,com or call (256)237-3536. Additional Membership Dues of $50 are required to join the Military & Security Affairs “Close understanding between members of our Committee and are used exclusively for MSAC Armed Forces and members of civilian communities activities and will be billed to separately. is most important to preserve the high level of national readiness necessary for safeguarding the free world.” » General Nathan F. Twining

Since 1917, when Camp McClellan was established, Military and Security Affairs have been a key to the economy of Calhoun County. The Military and Security Affairs Committee (MSAC) was established to promote public awareness and understanding of our area resources and the issues challenging the military and security industries locally and nationally, while serving as advocates for our military and security communities. Your active participation in this committee can and will help ensure the retention and growth of our military, federal civilian and homeland defense forces in the area. There are four installations that have a huge economic impact on our region: - The 167th Theater Army Sustainment Command - The Ft McClellan Army National Guard Training Center - The Center for Domestic Preparedness - The Anniston Army Depot Collectively, these organizations employ 5500-6500 people who live in and/or contribute to the economic well being of Calhoun County. At one time, however, that total was approximately 10,000. In the face of constant government downsizing and restructuring, advocating and protecting these jobs and our economy are essential to the future of this region. The Chamber’s MSAC will be responsible for maintaining a strong cooperative relationship with military and security representatives, while developing strategies and programs to ensure we show our appreciation for their contributions, including hosting and attending special events.


New Members April - June

Mike Oliver Safelite Auto Glass 1706 Hillyer Robinson Parkway South Oxford, Al 36203 (256) 835-7953 Auto glass repair & replace Jesse Velazquez Dillard's 700 Quintard Dr. Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 835-2819 Department Stores

Bobby Prickett Gensco Aircraft Tire 530 West 23rd Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256A) 236-5400 Distributer-Aircraft Tires for Agriculture & Lori Cook Marine Alexandria, AL 36250 Friends of the Chamber Daryl W. Maxwell Anniston, AL 36207 Friends of the Chamber Heather Williams Tyler Elliott Agency, Inc. - Allstate 1160 Pelham Road S Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-1200 Insurance Justin E. Casey Jacksonville, AL 36265 Friends of the Chamber Eveline Hanson Anniston, AL 36206 Friends of the Chamber Henry Pritchett Alabama Towing & Recovery, Inc. 30 Plunkett Ave. (256) 453-7838 24 Hour Towing & Truck Maintenance Christa Morphis Anniston, AL 36201 Friends of the Chamber Lana Dilleshaw Southern Vintage Boutique 11 Public Square Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256)465-6179 Boutique

Dr. William A. Meehan Jacksonville, AL Friends of the Chamber Tami Meeks AirMedCare Network 13150 US Highway 278E Piedmont, AL 36272 (706) 616-1382 Amanda Henry Bellies, Birth & Beyond 4420 McClellan Anniston, AL 36206 Maternity & Breastfeeding Support Services & Boutique

Aktarius, LLC 61 Responder Dr. Anniston, AL 36205 (256) 847-2520 Government Contractor Johnny Crosson Allcomm Wireless, Inc. 1508 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 547-2525 Wireless Communications Amy Alvord Home-at-Heart 1400 Commerce Blvd. Suite 21 Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 770-9777 Home Healthcare Ron Haygood The Living Church 501 Quintard Ave. Units 1 & 2 Anniston, AL 36201 (256)239-1374 Church Brian Hagedorn Wiseguys Two 1781 Hamric Drive E Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-2111 Restaurant

Detric Gooden Star Enterprise Dry Cleaning Carpet Service Weaver, AL 36277 (256) 770-7475 Dry Cleaning Carpet Service Residential & Commercial

Chris Martin Martin's Pharmacy 3345 Henry Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 403-1107 Pharmacy

Bart Ferguson Good Path Home Security 4006 US Highway 431 N Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 847-4000 Home & Commercial Security

Chris Martin Quick Meds Express Pharmacy 1542 Highway 78 East Oxford, AL 36203 (256)832-6337 Pharmacy

Curt Sasser Jacksonville, AL 36265 Friends of the Chamber


New Members Continued... Chris Martin Martin's Pharmacy 1801 Quintard Ave. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 256-403-0500 Pharmacy Ted Turgeon Ted Turgeon-Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor 701 Quintard Ave. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 240-6517 Financial Consultants & Services Scot Hanley Monkey Ball Sports Anniston, AL 36207 (404) 220-9969 Sports Equipment Marketing & Product Sales

Emily Pritchett O'Charley's 4 Recreation Drive Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-8305 Restaurants Derek T. Wirz The Southern Agency Inc. Chattanooga, TN 37424 (423) 504-4647 Insurance Kristal White Baby Boys BBQ 1292 Ponderosa Trail Eastaboga, AL 36260 (256) 454-8246 Restaurants/Catering Service Ginger Bunn Escape Zone 1013 Snow Street, Suite D Oxford, AL 36203 (256)600-2583 Attractions

Jerame Dumas Dollar Market Plus 541 Davis Loop Oxford, AL 36203 Shopping & Retail


Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Here’s some of our significant second quarter accomplishments: Program Development    

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Held Superintendent Roundtable with all 5 public schools systems represented YLCC participated in Gadsden State / Technology Day with 31 students visiting the campus LCC Leadership Lunch had 60 alumni and current class members hearing from guest speaker, Coach John Grass LCC class participated in Cultural Arts Day with the class visiting the Anniston Museum Campus, Longleaf Studios, Zoes on the Lake, Buckner Event Plaza and The Church of St. Michael and All Angels. Class members also heard from CAST, Oxford Performing Arts Center and Knox Concert Series Attended Honda Workforce Development event at Barber Motorsports Reviewed Senior Projects at Pleasant Valley Expo Day Career Tech Education Meeting at Anniston High School Visited Southwire 12 For Life program with 4 volunteers from Calhoun County LCC held Quality of Life Day with 24 class members visiting over 50 tourist locations in the region Graduation for 31 YLCC class members and their families was held at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Class members also were able to visit the Center for Domestic Preparedness Graduation exercises were held for the 24 members of the LCC Class of 2016 Met with Business Education Advisory Committee for Pleasant Valley High School, Wellborn High School and White Plains High School Planning meeting for CEO's in the Classroom with volunteer leadership Secured three CEO's to take part in a new Education program Held Worlds of Work Meeting to plan event for 2017 Leadership Calhoun County interviewed candidates for the Class of 2017 - accepting 32 applications and placing 25 candidates in the program Met with Historic Main Street Oxford Held initial meeting for Renew Our Rivers, scheduled for Saturday, August 27

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Mayors Roundtable was held on Monday, April 18th. Committee working on Public Forums for July before August elections. Partnering with the Anniston Star on these forums. Dates for Public Forums are: Times 5:30 - 7:00 pm noted otherwise.  Tuesday, August 2 - Weaver at Senior Center  Monday, August 8 - Ohatchee at Ohatchee High School  Tuesday, August 9 - City of Anniston at Anniston City Meeting Center  Thursday, August 11 - Jacksonville at Jacksonville Community Center  Piedmont, place & time TBD  Thursday, August 18 - Oxford & Hobson City at Oxford Performing Arts Center Met with Anniston Army Depot for their 75th Anniversary Celebration 40 attended the presentation by the JSU Center for Economic Development on Economic Impact of Military on community.


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Business & Biscuits was held at The Center for Domestic Preparedness at McClellan, with over 70 members in attendance. Breakfast was provided by McDonald's. Business & Biscuits was held at Cider Ridge Golf Club, with over 60 members in attendance. Business & Biscuits was sponsored by Telephone Communications Inc. and held at the Chamber, with over 70 members in attendance. Alabama Power Company hosted the April Chamber Ambassador's Meeting with 19 in attendance. NHC Place hosted the May Chamber Ambassador's Meeting with 16 in attendance. The Chamber hosted the June Chamber Ambassador's Meeting with 16 in attendance. Conducted a Business Walk Through Town with Mayor Bill Baker in Piedmont on Wednesday, April 6. Held a Chat with the Chamber on Wednesday, April 13 at the Clyde H. Pike Civic Center in Piedmont. 20 participants from the Piedmont area learned about Chamber programs and the value of membership. Mayor Bill Baker and James Bennett gave testimonies about the work the Chamber does on behalf of everyone in Calhoun County and the importance of membership. Business after Hours was held on Tuesday, April 19 at the Webb Ready Mix Concrete Plant in Oxford, and catered by Classic Catering. 3 new members joined the Chamber as a direct result of this event. Business after Hours was held on Tuesday, May 17 at JSU's Meehan Hall. The event was sponsored by the College of Commerce and Business Administration, and catered by Cooter Brown's Rib Shack. Business after Hours was held on Tuesday, June 21 at Buster Miles Ford & Chevy in Heflin, connecting our greater communities. Met with R.L. Moore Photography, certified service provider for Google Street View, to finalize our partnership. Rickey Moore will be conducting a series of FREE seminars to help our members create or enhance their online presence, while the Chamber earns a new stream of Non-Dues Revenue. "Let's Put Our Cities On The Map with Google", the first seminar in our Google Workshop Series, was held at the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18 with 18 members attending. "Google Your Way To Growth", the second seminar in our Google Workshop Series, was held at the Chamber on Friday, June 24 with 10 members attending. Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies were held for Rosie's Gourmet 2 Go, Hotel Finial, New Harvest Christian Center, 2nd Chance's Sexual Violence Program Office, Birmingham Theological Seminary, American Back Institute, Hometown Parent Magazine, Weaver City Meeting Center, the newly remodeled Christian Corner Meats, Alabama Towing & Recovery, McCormick Refrigeration's new location, Calhoun Baptist Association's New To You Store, Anniston Estates Assisted Living, Safelite Auto Glass, Wiseguys Too, Alabama Teacher's Credit Union Grand Re-opening, Genesis Senior Emotional Care at RMC Jacksonville, and Bellies, Birth & Beyond. . Recorded a podcast with Chamber Ambassador Ken Barrett titled "What Does A Chamber of Commerce Do?" where we discussed Chamber programs, connections, and our mission. Attended Marketing General Incorporated's Membership Marketing Benchmarking Webinar on Tuesday, June 7. The Chamber currently has 1089 members. 13 new members joined the Chamber in April. 7 new members joined the Chamber in May. 14 new members joined the Chamber in June. There are 71 new members year to date.


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Hotel / Motel Meeting heard from speakers Greg Seitz, speaking on JSU athletics and Greg Bagley, speaking on Choccolocco Park Participated with the Calhoun County Fair which was attended by approximately 5,000 over 5 days Attended Tourism Workshop conducted by State of Alabama Tourism Department Meeting with City of Anniston about Amtrak New tourism website launched on May 31st, www.VisitCalhounCounty.com. Participated with Centennial Memorial Wall Park Committee for the unveiling of the State Law Enforcement Fallen Officer Wall Scouted locations with Alabama Film Office and production crew for feature film Supported the OVC Women's Softball Tournament at the Choccolocco Park 241 Visitors/Relocations packets mailed or handed out Held Familiarization tour with Courtyard by Marriott employees Working with State Film Office, hosted NFL Films shooting footage for future story Planning Meeting with Chief Ladiga Trail for trail marketing Prepared tourism materials for 61 baseball teams visiting Calhoun County as part of the Dixie Youth State Tournament Hosted National Association of Railroad Passengers intern, Elena Studier, for an overnight stay while she travels via Amtrak VisitCalhounCounty.com had more than 3,755 visitors, with 84% being new visitors. The Visit Calhoun County blog has generated more than 1107 page views. There are 9 new Visit App Users. The Visit Calhoun County Facebook Page now has 1088 likes. @VisitCalhounCo has 357 followers on Twitter. @VisitCalhounCo has 154 followers on Instagram, with 1068 new likes in from 69 pictures and hashtags.

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The Chamber Facebook page has 3331 likes. CalhounChamber.com had more than 11,585 visitors, with 15,571 directory searches of our online membership directory. With 14 active job postings, we garnered 426 views. Our Calhounchamber.com event calendar received more than 82,846 searches. Our 5 Hot Deals received 225 views. The Chamber's Twitter, @CalhounChamber, has 1,027 followers The Chamber's Blog garnered 276 views visitors. The Chamber's App, Calhoun2Go, has 155 users.

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April 13, more than 42 Chamber Members joined us for the Lunch and Leads at Mellow Mushroom, sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. May 11, more than 30 Chamber Members joined us for the Lunch and Leads at Zoe's on the Lake, sponsored by Webb Concrete & Building Materials. June 8, more than 17 Chamber Members joined us for the Lunch with TED, Technology, Entertainment and Design, at the Chamber. The 2016 Night of Laughter & Business Awards was a sell-out crowd with 560 in attendance, with entertainment from comedian Matt Mitchell, aka the "Casio Kid." On June 22nd, 20 Chamber members attended the Multigenerational Workforce Summit Sponsored by AUSA (Association of the United States Army) & BAE Systems. June 30, the Chamber's Public Relations Coordinator, Emily Duncan, graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, a 96 credit hour training of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Join us for a "Social Media Boot Camp" to study trends and best practices you can incorporate. RSVP to (256)2373536. Friday, July 22,8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.


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Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce 1330 Quintard Avenue P.O. Box 1087 Anniston, AL 36202 256.237.3536 www.calhounchamber.com

Connections Summer 2016  

This quarterly report includes the 2016 Business Awards and more!

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