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Pike County

August 10, 2018

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 | |

Growing Words Happenings around Pike County… NowOct 7 Aug 15 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 23 Sept 3 Sept 7

Are you interested in words? Are you a writer of fiction, poetry or song lyrics? Would you like to be? Do you have a passion for cultivating the literary arts? Would you join us to learn more, share and inspire?

Nancy Hartsfield & Bud Harris—Johnson When: 1st Monday in each month Center for the Arts 2018 Grass Roots Committee Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. Brown Bag at Tupper Where: Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Grand Re-Opening—Sav-A-Life—A Medical Library Brundidge, AL Women’s Center Brown Bag—Tupper Lightfoot Memorial For more information—contact Larry McLeod Library Brundidge, AL at 334 740 5994 or Ed Hicks at 334 372 1678 Fan Day—Trojan Arena Brown Bag on the Square—Downtown Troy Growing Words—Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library Brundidge, AL Downtown Band Party—The Park Band

Chamber Events Aug 15 Farm City Aug 16 Ribbon Cutting—Sav-A-Life Aug 22 Museum Rack Card Meeting Aug 26 Junior Ambassadors at Camp Butter and Egg Oct 1 Chamber Fall Open Summer Break—Most of the Chamber Committee meetings are cancelled for the month of July

On the cover… Congrats to Team USA and Troy’s hometown girl Maori Davenport, a senior at Charles Henderson High School, on winning the FIBA U18 Women’s Championship tonight in Mexico City, Mexico. In addition to winning the gold, Maori was also named as a member of the “All-Star Five”. Great job Maori! Your hometown is so proud of you! -From the City of Troy’s Facebook Page

TROY COUNTRY CLUB | TROY, ALABAMA MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 11:00 am Registration & Lunch | 12:00 pm Tee Time

This is a great opportunity to advertise your business! Everyone loves goody bags and door prizes, so let them love products with your name on it! For more information contact the Chamber:

101 A East Church Street, Troy, AL (334) 566-2294 or PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY

Please join the Pike County Extension Office for their 2018 Grass Roots Committee Meeting: 12:00 on Wednesday, August 15th at the Colley Senior Complex Lunch will be provided, to register contact Katie at (334) 566-0985 or

Alabama Tourism and Travel Restaurants, sign up now for Alabama Restaurant Week 2018 Restaurants, sign up and be a part of the locally owned and operated restaurants that participate in Alabama Restaurant Week 2018. This year the more-than-weeklong event is Aug. 10-19. Last year almost 100 restaurants were a part of the event showcasing local food, fun and flavor. This year, participating restaurants will receive in-store promotional items and be listed on the website along with their meal offerings. Participating restaurants set meal prices at $10, $20, $30 and $40 for dinner and $10 and $15 for lunch. In all cases, the price is per person and does not include tax, tip and drink. Restaurants have the choice of offering one or more meals at the preset price. There is no cost for restaurants to participate in this statewide promotion. For more details and sign-up information, please or contact Courtney Austin at 334-242-4674 or Grey Brennan at 334-242-4545.

600 N Three Notch St Troy, AL 36081


August 7, 2018 Contact: Stephen Schmidt (334) 347-2623 ext. 2216 Student Support Services donates items to help homeless Alabama Aviation College Student Support Services (SSS) participants donated dozens of items for homeless individuals living in the southeastern region to the Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (SEACH) on Tuesday, July 31. The items, collected over the summer semester at the college, included canned foods and dry goods, clothing, bags, and more. Vickie Alleman, SEACH president, picked up the items from the Ozark campus. According to Lesia Grice, the SSS Career/Transfer Coordinator on the aviation campus, the students picked the community service project based on a newspaper article in The Dothan Eagle regarding SEACH's "Spring Stand Down" event. The project is among at least three SSS has led within the last two years. Other projects included dedicating hours and supplies to the Ozark Dale County Humane Society and donating school supplies and toiletries to area students and families. Alabama was estimated last year to have a homeless population of 3,793, with at least 294 of those individuals ranging in age from 18-24, according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. SEACH estimated that more than 375 residents are homeless in the southeastern region alone. Many of the SSS students were eager to assist in the project. “Today felt really good,” said Phyllis Hester, an SSS Advisory Board member on the aviation campus. “I am really proud to see what we can do when we work together.” Student Support Services at Enterprise State Community College have existed as a grant-funded, Department of Education TRIO program since 1978, providing nearly 40 years of continuous service for students through academic advisement and tutoring; financial aid and economic literacy; transfer services; campus tours; exposure to cultural events; mentoring; and other individualized counseling needs. Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 2,800 students annually between its Enterprise campuses and the Alabama Aviation College in Andalusia and Ozark. The AAC currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System's mission for aviation maintenance training statewide. ## About Enterprise State Community College Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 1,700 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Andalusia and Ozark. Each campus and site currently fulfill the Alabama Community College System's mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

This Week at TROY News and information from around TROY Welcome Weekend set for Saturday, Sunday Welcome Weekend/Move-In Weekend on the Troy Campus is set for Saturday and Sunday as students return for the 2018/19 academic year. Volunteers are needed to assist the nearly 2,000 students moving into residence halls on campus. To volunteer or for additional information, email Sara Jo Burks or call Troy University Housing at (334) 670-3346. Sorority Bid Day will be held on Saturday and the Odyssey Convocation for new students will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Trojan Arena with a reception to follow on the Trojan Arena practice courts. The Odyssey Convocation will feature remarks by Dr. Hal Fulmer, dean of undergraduate and first-year studies; Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.; and SGA President Gus McKenzie. Coach Neal Brown, accompanied by the Sound of the South, will lead participants in the Troy University Fight Song and Michael Orlofsky, professor and recipient of the University’s Ingalls Award, will light the ceremonial Odyssey Torch along with Elizabeth Whitman, recipient of the 2017/18 Outstanding Freshman award. The keynote address will be delivered by TROY alumni William and Liz Filmore .

Upcoming Events 

Term classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, while classes on the Troy Campus will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The unofficial kickoff to Trojan Athletics 2018-2019 year has been set for Saturday, Aug. 18, in Trojan Arena with Fan Day and the Football Kickoff Party. Fan Day is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. with the Football Kickoff Party to follow at 6 p.m. Fan Day features members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams plus the TROY cheerleaders and T-Roy.

“Break Glass: A Conversation to End Hate,” an exhibit by the artist V.L. Cox, will run through the summer in the Exhibition Hall at the Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus. The free exhibit is available for viewing during normal museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

An exhibit of artwork by Nancy Hartsfield and Bud Harris will be on display at the Johnson Center for the arts in downtown Troy through Oct. 7. For additional information, contact (334) 670-2287 or visit the center’s website.

“Alabama Art: Inside Out,” an exhibit featuring 14 Alabama “outsider” artists portrayed by Nall with accompanying work by each respective artist, is running through Nov. 9 at the International Arts Center of the Troy Campus. The show includes famed artists such as William Christenberry, Clifton Pearson, Kathryn Tucker Windham, Mose T and Steve Skidmore, among others

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.

2018 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 Board Members: Adam Carson, Lockheed Martin Whitney Conrad, Troy Bank and Trust Jennifer Garrett, Piggly Wiggly Brundidge Steve Grice, Troy University Jeremy Henderson, Sanbuck Insurance Pete Jordan, Max Credit Union William Neese, Troy University Kady Pugh, SARHA Jeff Railey, Sikorsky Al Rotton, Banks Buy Rite Walt Sanders, Synco Drugs Traci Shaver, Town of Goshen James Thomas, Attorney at Law Jack Worthington, AACFCU

Ex-Officio Members: Mayor Jason A. Reeves, City of Troy Mayor Isabell Boyd, City of Brundidge McKenzie Wilson, Pike County Commission Judge Wes Allen, Pike County Probate Judge John Ramage, Pike County EDC Ronald Dean, Troy Regional Medical Center Chamber Team: Kathleen Sauer, President Dana Sanders, Vice President

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

Chamber Digital Edition - August 10, 2018  

Chamber Digital Edition - August 10, 2018

Chamber Digital Edition - August 10, 2018  

Chamber Digital Edition - August 10, 2018