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Pike County

January 12, 2017

A PUBLICATION OF THE PIKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC. Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. | PO Box 249 | 101 A East Church Street | Troy, Alabama 36081 334.566.2294 | |

Happenings around Pike County… Now— Feb 25 Jan 13

Jan 16 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 3-4 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 16

The Ephemeral and the Concrete Johnson Center The Heart Behind the Music, Songwriters Showcase, Troy Arts Council Martin Luther King Day BBA Annual Dinner (Partnership) Publix Ribbon Cutting Pike Piddler’s Storytelling Festival Leadership Conference Miss Goshen Pageant Mardis Gras Gala Harlem Ambassadors

Chamber Meetings & Networking Opportunities Jan 16 Chamber Closed, Martin Luther King Day Jan 18 Leadership Pike Day Jan 21 Publix Ribbon Cutting Jan 25 Junior Ambassadors at the Airport Jan 28 Leadership Pike Alumni at Basketball Game Feb 1 Health and Human Services Lunch

On the cover... Thank you to all who spoke, attended, and helped with this week’s Legislative Breakfast. We had a great time getting an update from our governmental leadership and networking with everyone!

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce welcomes MAX to Pike County!! Thank you all who attended this week’s ribbon cutting!

NXLevel Business Planning Series Hello 2017! Is this the year that you've proclaimed New Year, New Business? Then you need to join us in our upcoming 9-session NxLevel Business Planning Series starting January 19th at Troy University Dothan Campus. We can help you plan, prepare and manage your business to success! Click here to learn more or copy and paste into your browser. Hurry – seating is limited to the first 25 attendees plus if you register and pay by Friday, January 13th, you’ll get a $50 Early Bird discount! Don't wait too late- payment must be received by Friday, January 13th to be eligible for the discount. Need more information? Feel free to call 334-674-2425.




SAVE THE DATE February 16, 2017 Sartain Gymnasium on Troy University Campus ONE NIGHT ONLY!

A Harlem-style comedy basketball show featuring high-flying slam dunks, games with the kids, and hilarious comedy! Meet the Harlem Ambassadors after the show FREE autographs and photos


The internationally-acclaimed comedy basketball team

THE HARLEM AMBASSADORS are coming to our town!

You can be part of this event!

"As I looked out at our huge crowd, I saw big smiles and lots of laughing by young and old alike. Whole families were having such a great time together; they didn't want the game to end!"

The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center is hosting the Harlem Ambassadors for a community basketball event on February 16, 2017 at Sartain Gym. This is an event families can enjoy together... laughter, comedy, slam dunks, high-flying hoops... all for a good cause. And you can be part of it! All funds raised from this event will go toward victim services. Offering a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines, the Harlem Ambassadors are a team of talented male and female basketball players that are drug-free, college-educated and positive in appearance. They are committed to giving their audience quality family entertainment and serving as positive role models for kids. A team of local celebrities -- men and women from our community -- will play against the Harlem Ambassadors and be part of the comedy.

"The standing-room-only crowd not only saw some of the greatest basketball in America, they also were witness to some of the funniest comedy routines around . . . . The final score? The Harlem Ambassadors won . . . over the citizens of Franklin County and impacted a lot of lives, young and old alike. Those of us who came and saw and played and danced and laughed 'til we cried, may never be the same again. And that's a good thing."

“We are proud to provide quality entertainment and lasting memories for audiences of all ages,” said Dale Moss, Harlem Ambassadors president. “It’s rewarding to give back, especially when the funds raised help build a Habitat for Humanity home or give a student a scholarship. Please consider helping your community by becoming a sponsor of this event.”

Bob Salmon The Herald Chronicle


Yes! I would like to sponsor this event. Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Sponsorship Select one: [ ] Quarter [ ] Player [ ] Event [ ] Assembly Yes! I want to buy tickets that can be donated to someone who can't afford a ticket. Number of tickets: [ ] 1 for $12 [ ] 2 for $24 [ ] 5 for $60 [ ] 10 for $120 [ ] Other:

Our Sponsorship Levels TEAM WARRIORS’ SPONSOR - $75.00 - $249.00 This sponsorship includes:  signs/banners at the event  radio and newspaper sponsorship recognition QUARTER SPONSOR - $250.00 - $499.00 This sponsorship includes:  signs/banners at the event  radio and newspaper sponsorship recognition  public announcement of sponsorship at the event  your logo on our website and event advertising PLAYER SPONSOR - $500.00 - $749.00

You select someone to play on our local team! This sponsorship includes:  complimentary tickets/VIP seating  signs/banners at the event  radio and newspaper sponsorship recognition  public announcement of sponsorship at the event  your logo on our website and event advertising  your selected player will play in the game  opportunity to display corporate/organizational information at the event EVENT SPONSOR - $750.00 - $1,000.00+ This sponsorship includes:  complimentary tickets/VIP seating  signs/banners at the event  radio and newspaper sponsorship recognition  public announcement of sponsorship at the event  your logo on our website and event advertising  opportunity to display corporate/organizational information at the event  attend the post-show meal and eat with the Ambassadors  signed team poster and photo of the Ambassadors TOTAL SPONSORSHIP $___________ Check # _______ (Make checks payable to: Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center) Please Mail Form and Check to: Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center 118 West Orange Street, Troy, Alabama 36081 334-670-0487, Email:

For additional information about this event contact our office at (334) 670-0487 or email us at

Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker

Let us connect you with small businesses that will help you meet your contracting goals. Wednesday, May 17th 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Matchmaker appointments begin at 9:00 AM) Troy University Trojan Center Troy, Alabama The 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference and Matchmaker is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, on the campus of Troy University in Troy, Alabama. We would like to invite you and/or other representatives from your organization to be a part of the Matchmaker event this year. Based on feedback from the last Matchmaker, we expect good attendance from our small businesses. The Matchmaker will provide agency/company representatives the opportunity to meet face-to-face with small businesses that provide the products and services they need. There are many qualified HUBZone certified, 8(a) certified, Service Disabled Veteran-owned (SDVOSB), Woman-owned (EDWOSB/WOSB), and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) in our area. If you will participate in the Matchmaker, we will match you with the types of businesses you are most interested in meeting. We will schedule fifteen-minute appointments at twentyminute intervals with small businesses that are interested in doing business with your agency/company and send you the appointment list prior to the Matchmaker. If you will participate this year, please register ASAP at the following link: You may also let me know by email or by phone at (334)674-2425. I will follow up with you to see what types of businesses you would most like to talk with (your wish list) in order to make your day as productive as possible. I look forward to hearing from you. Sponsored by Troy University’s Small Business Development Center Procurement Technical Assistance Center & Center for International Business & Economic Development

For more information call (334)674-2425 or

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the TU SBDC, 100 Industrial Blvd., Troy, AL 36081. 334.674.2425.

Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library

Brundidge, AL 36010

News from Tupper

January, 2017

334 735 2145

Snuggle Up with a Good Book! Winter Reading Contest for Adults. Contact Garneshia Lampley 334 735 2145 for forms. Grand Prize $100 + other prizes. Jan. 1- Mar. 15, 2017. 18 or older. Books from Tupper Library.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. — Pre-school programs RESUME JAN. 10. Each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.— Home-school programs. RESUME JAN. 12 Teen-Time Tuesday—cancelled for January.

Each 3rd Tuesday at noon—Brown-bag program. Jan. 17— Benjamin Franklin Day Commentary.

Kids and Kin— Jan. 18 & 25. Closed—Jan. 16

FamilySearch ancestry find my past

Tutoring—Grades 1-3— Wed. 3:30-4:45 ; Grades 4-6 Thurs. 3:30-4:45.

Sat. Jan. 7 Pre-School program. Ages 2-Pre-K. Five Little Monkeys 10:00 a.m. Fun, games, snacks.

Sat. Jan. 21 10:00 a.m. R.E. Barr Nutrition Center. All ages. Special Program: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday Celebration Day. Activities for pre-school through adults—reading, crafts, games.


Do you have photographs, scrapbooks, memoirs, diaries, church minutes, etc., that you would like to preserve for future generations? Ask us about our preservation program.

Want a free ebook for your smartphone or other wireless device? Ask us about Ebooks.

The mission of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to serve as a leader and catalyst in planning, promoting, and supporting programs and services that foster a favorable business climate and improve the quality of life in Pike County. Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Follow the Chamber on Facebook (@pikecountycoc), Instagram (@pikecountycoc), and Twitter (@pikecountycoc) and check on our website,, for events, information, and updates. Join a Chamber Committee We are very interested in having a broad representation of our membership on all of our chamber committees. It you or an employee have an interest in volunteering, please call us at 566-2294. Digital Edition Is there someone else in your office that you would like to have receive our chamber member information? Please send us their name and e-mail address. If you would like to have your sale, event or announcement included in our Friday Digital Edition, please submit your ad to by 12:00 noon Wednesday each week! We will rerun ads with date sensitive events, but all other ads need to have new content each week or it will not be run. (Chamber Members Only) If ads are in text, please limit the text to 100 words or less. Logo’s, flyers, ads, and pictures are encouraged.

2017 Chamber Board of Directors Executive Committee Members: Chairman: Chuck Carson, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 1st Vice-Chairman: Jimmy Copeland, Troy Cablevision 2nd Vice-Chairman: Donna Horn, Horn Beverage 3rd Vice-Chairman: Troy Weed, KW Container Secretary/Treasurer: Melissa Sanders, City of Troy Immediate Past Chair: Jack Worthington, AACFCU

Ex-Officio Members: Mayor Jason A. Reeves, City of Troy Mayor Isabell Boyd, City of Brundidge Mr. Harry Sanders, Pike County Commission Judge Wes Allen, Pike County Probate Judge Mr. John Ramage, Pike County EDC Mr. Ronald Dean, Troy Regional Medical Center

Board Members: Robert Chappell,Wal-Mart DC Adam Carson, Lockheed Martin Whitney Conrad, Troy Bank & Trust Jeff Cotton, Gibson and Carden, LLC Jennifer W. Garrett, Piggly Wiggly Steve Grice, Troy University Jeremy Henderson, Sanbuck Insurance Kady Pugh, SARHA Jeff Railey, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Al Rotton, Banks Buy Right Walt Sanders, Synco Drugs Traci Shaver, Town of Goshen James N. Thomas, Attorney at Law

Chamber President: Kathleen Sauer

Pike County Chamber of Commerce 101A East Church Street PO Box 249 Troy, AL 36081 (334) 566-2294

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