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December 2011

Chamber Upcoming Events Dec. 13

Ribbon Cutting, Kinzley’s Cupcakes, 11 a.m.

Dec. 15

Open House, The Gardens of Clanton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dec. 25

CHRISTMAS

Jan. 10

Chamber Annual Banquet, Theme: 50’s, Alabama Power Conference Center

Dec. 3

Ribbon Cutting, Child Protect, 11 a.m.

Clanton • Jemison • Thorsby • Maplesville Chilton County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 66, Clanton, AL 35046 Email: info@chiltonchamberonline.com

Phone: (205) 755-2400 Fax: (205) 755-8444


LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Christmas Season is now in full swing as we celebrate with family and friends, and, of course, enjoy holiday food with all the trimmings. As we savor this time of year, let’s not forget those who are less fortunate who need our support. There are many opportunities right here in our community for each of us to share our bounty with others.

Examples of this are the “TOYS FOR KIDS” effort sponsored by the Town of Maplesville and the Fraternal Order of Polices “OPERATION: SANTA CLAUS.” And, of course, there are many others. Don’t miss your opportunity to share with others and please remember the “THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

Mike Robertson Executive Director

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

CHAMBER BOARD of DIRECTORS Britt Culpepper President Peoples Southern Bank Russ Hamlin Vice President Edward Jones Investments Mollie Smelley Secretary/Treasurer Carl Mims Chairman of the Board Central AL Electric Co-op

Carl “Jr” Baker Clanton Furniture Co.

Maurice Lyn 20/20 Eye Care

Peggy Hall Realty South

Andy Millard Entrepreneur

Carol Harrison U.S. Postal Service

Ron Porter Alabama Power

Janice Hull Hull & Russell, P.C.

Rick Shrader Practical Healthcare Consultants

Joy Littleton Industrial Development Board

Susie Williams Johnson and Associates Realty


CHAMBER HAPPENINGS

Glenn Murdock, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, is greeted at the November Chamber luncheon by Britt Culpepper.

Thanks to the Master Gardeners for their work at the Chamber.

ATTITUDE – A HOLIDAY HOMILY “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think of say or do. it is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding

the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past; we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll


CORPORATE SPONSORS PLATINUM $2,000 and up

GOLD $1,500 - $1,999

BRONZE $500 - $999

COPPER $100 - $499

Alabama Power Company

Baptist Health Systems

Alagasco

Chilton Medical Center

AT&T

Hull & Russell, P.C.

Heaton Pecan Farm

Clanton Furniture

McKinnon Toyota-Nissan

Martin Funeral Home

Guesthouse Inn

Peachtree Bank

Giles Cooling & Heating

Regions Bank

Heart of Dixie Parts & Equipment

Central Alabama Electric Co-Op The Clanton Advertiser Dr. Jim Driggars Peoples Southern Bank

SILVER $1,000 - 1,499 CRH North America Durbin Farms Market Lemak Sports Medicine

Southfirst Bank

Mutual Savings Credit Union Personnel Appearance Catering Wadsworth Oil

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for their extraordinary support. Your financial gifts ensure that your chamber can sponsor initiatives like ... the Peach Jam Jubilee, Chilton Leadership, Farm-City, Shop Chilton County First, Youth Citizen of the Year, Community Spirit Award and Business Member of the Year Award.


FARM-CITY WEEK BANQUET

Rocky Farms (Truett and Jean Maddox) were named Farm Family of the Year at the Farm-City Banquet.

Dr. Ritky C. Dy, left, was honored for having the Business of the Year at the Farm-City Banquet.

Hayden Yeargan won the kindergarten though third grade division of the Chilton County farm-City Poster Contest.

Farm-City Outstanding Youth Award recipients, shown from left to right, were Justin Bavar, Cody Emerick, Adrianne Lucas, Aaron Thornton, Shelby Cleckler, Cameron Morrow, Wendy Waldrop, Adam Heflin and Anna Grace Parnell. Not pictured is Kelsey Jackson.

Anna Walling won the fourth through sixth grade division of the Chilton County Farm-City Poster Contest.

To advertise in the Chamber Update, contact Alan Brown at (205) 755-5747 or alan.brown@clantonadvertiser.com.


CHAMBER BITS & PIECES

ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW CHAMBER MEMBER

We are pleased to announce that McKinnon Toyota-Nissan has moved up to the Gold level of Chamber Corporate Sponsors. Our thanks to McKinnon for their support of Chilton County.

Kinzley’s Cupcakes Shelley Barrett 4th Ave. North (across from Fred’s) Clanton, AL 35045 (205) 217-0396

DIXIE CAFE Come join us for dinner New store hours will be: Tuesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Our nighttime menu will consist of appetizers, steak and seafood Ann Baker CHAMBER AMBASSADORS Ann Mims

Anne Taddicken Thanks to Brian Dovey the Chamber Calvin Binion Ambassadors who Charlotte Kelley make our events a Christy Mendoza great success! Danny Carter Darlene Rice Andrea Fannin Glenda Strength Amy Jones Gordon Smelley

Gwyn Loyd Hannah Gore Harold Jarman Helen Blackmon Jannette Brasher Jason Calhoun Julia F. Culpepper Kara Hunt Katie Petty Kevin Corley Larry Culpepper

Lloyd Nutter Ocie DeVaughn Pam Price Rachel McKinnon Sandy Stevens Sherry Cox Tommy Glasscock Vanessa McKinney Vickie P. Moseley


OFFICER ELECTIONS NOTIFICATION OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The Nominating Committee of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce respectfully submits the following slate of directors to hold office until the election and qualification of their respective successors, to be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting. Justin Averette The Clanton Advertiser Jannette Brasher Mutual Savings Credit Union Tommy Glasscock LeCroy Career Technical Center Dr. Lisa Green Jemison Eye Care Chris Millard Allstate Mary Mell Smith Clanton City Council Kurt Wallace State Representative

The Nominating Committee of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce respectfully submits the following slate of officers to hold office until the next annual meeting, and until the election and qualification of their respective successors, to be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting

President Janice Hull Hull & Russell, P.C. President Elect Peggy Hall Realty South Secretary/Treasurer Mollie Smelley Retiree Chairman of the Board Britt Culpepper Peoples Southern Bank

The Annual Banquet of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, January 10, 2012 at the Alabama Power Conference Center at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 each and available at the Chamber


CHAMBER OPEN HOUSE

YOU CORDIALLY YOU AREARE CORDIALLY INIVTED TO ATTEND INVITED TO ATTEND THE CHILTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 11:30am – 1:00pm 500 5TH AVENUE NORTH CLANTON


LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Christmas Season is now in full swing as we celebrate with family and friends, and, of course, enjoy holiday food with all the trimmings. As we savor this time of year, let’s not forget those who are less fortunate who need our support. There are many opportunities right here in our community for each of us to share our bounty with others.

Examples of this are the “TOYS FOR KIDS” effort sponsored by the Town of Maplesville and the Fraternal Order of Polices “OPERATION: SANTA CLAUS.” And, of course, there are many others. Don’t miss your opportunity to share with others and please remember the “THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

Mike Robertson Executive Director

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

CHAMBER BOARD of DIRECTORS Britt Culpepper President Peoples Southern Bank Russ Hamlin Vice President Edward Jones Investments Mollie Smelley Secretary/Treasurer Carl Mims Chairman of the Board Central AL Electric Co-op

Carl “Jr” Baker Clanton Furniture Co.

Maurice Lyn 20/20 Eye Care

Peggy Hall Realty South

Andy Millard Entrepreneur

Carol Harrison U.S. Postal Service

Ron Porter Alabama Power

Janice Hull Hull & Russell, P.C.

Rick Shrader Practical Healthcare Consultants

Joy Littleton Industrial Development Board

Susie Williams Johnson and Associates Realty


CHAMBER HAPPENINGS

Glenn Murdock, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, is greeted at the November Chamber luncheon by Britt Culpepper.

Thanks to the Master Gardeners for their work at the Chamber.

ATTITUDE – A HOLIDAY HOMILY “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think of say or do. it is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding

the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past; we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll


CORPORATE SPONSORS PLATINUM $2,000 and up

GOLD $1,500 - $1,999

BRONZE $500 - $999

COPPER $100 - $499

Alabama Power Company

Baptist Health Systems

Alagasco

Chilton Medical Center

AT&T

Hull & Russell, P.C.

Heaton Pecan Farm

Clanton Furniture

McKinnon Toyota-Nissan

Martin Funeral Home

Guesthouse Inn

Peachtree Bank

Giles Cooling & Heating

Regions Bank

Heart of Dixie Parts & Equipment

Central Alabama Electric Co-Op The Clanton Advertiser Dr. Jim Driggars Peoples Southern Bank

SILVER $1,000 - 1,499 CRH North America Durbin Farms Market Lemak Sports Medicine

Southfirst Bank

Mutual Savings Credit Union Personnel Appearance Catering Wadsworth Oil

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for their extraordinary support. Your financial gifts ensure that your chamber can sponsor initiatives like ... the Peach Jam Jubilee, Chilton Leadership, Farm-City, Shop Chilton County First, Youth Citizen of the Year, Community Spirit Award and Business Member of the Year Award.


FARM-CITY WEEK BANQUET

Rocky Farms (Truett and Jean Maddox) were named Farm Family of the Year at the Farm-City Banquet.

Dr. Ritky C. Dy, left, was honored for having the Business of the Year at the Farm-City Banquet.

Hayden Yeargan won the kindergarten though third grade division of the Chilton County farm-City Poster Contest.

Farm-City Outstanding Youth Award recipients, shown from left to right, were Justin Bavar, Cody Emerick, Adrianne Lucas, Aaron Thornton, Shelby Cleckler, Cameron Morrow, Wendy Waldrop, Adam Heflin and Anna Grace Parnell. Not pictured is Kelsey Jackson.

Anna Walling won the fourth through sixth grade division of the Chilton County Farm-City Poster Contest.

To advertise in the Chamber Update, contact Alan Brown at (205) 755-5747 or alan.brown@clantonadvertiser.com.


CHAMBER BITS & PIECES

ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW CHAMBER MEMBER

We are pleased to announce that McKinnon Toyota-Nissan has moved up to the Gold level of Chamber Corporate Sponsors. Our thanks to McKinnon for their support of Chilton County.

Kinzley’s Cupcakes Shelley Barrett 4th Ave. North (across from Fred’s) Clanton, AL 35045 (205) 217-0396

DIXIE CAFE Come join us for dinner New store hours will be: Tuesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Our nighttime menu will consist of appetizers, steak and seafood Ann Baker CHAMBER AMBASSADORS Ann Mims

Anne Taddicken Thanks to Brian Dovey the Chamber Calvin Binion Ambassadors who Charlotte Kelley make our events a Christy Mendoza great success! Danny Carter Darlene Rice Andrea Fannin Glenda Strength Amy Jones Gordon Smelley

Gwyn Loyd Hannah Gore Harold Jarman Helen Blackmon Jannette Brasher Jason Calhoun Julia F. Culpepper Kara Hunt Katie Petty Kevin Corley Larry Culpepper

Lloyd Nutter Ocie DeVaughn Pam Price Rachel McKinnon Sandy Stevens Sherry Cox Tommy Glasscock Vanessa McKinney Vickie P. Moseley


OFFICER ELECTIONS NOTIFICATION OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The Nominating Committee of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce respectfully submits the following slate of directors to hold office until the election and qualification of their respective successors, to be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting. Justin Averette The Clanton Advertiser Jannette Brasher Mutual Savings Credit Union Tommy Glasscock LeCroy Career Technical Center Dr. Lisa Green Jemison Eye Care Chris Millard Allstate Mary Mell Smith Clanton City Council Kurt Wallace State Representative

The Nominating Committee of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce respectfully submits the following slate of officers to hold office until the next annual meeting, and until the election and qualification of their respective successors, to be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting

President Janice Hull Hull & Russell, P.C. President Elect Peggy Hall Realty South Secretary/Treasurer Mollie Smelley Retiree Chairman of the Board Britt Culpepper Peoples Southern Bank

The Annual Banquet of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, January 10, 2012 at the Alabama Power Conference Center at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 each and available at the Chamber


CHAMBER OPEN HOUSE

YOU CORDIALLY YOU AREARE CORDIALLY INIVTED TO ATTEND INVITED TO ATTEND THE CHILTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 11:30am – 1:00pm 500 5TH AVENUE NORTH CLANTON


Chilton County Chamber of Commerce newsletter--December