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Pike County

August 12, 2016

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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 | www.pikecoc.com | info@pikecoc.com


Happenings around Pike County… Now— Aug 27 Now— Sept. 10 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 16 Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 23 Aug 23 Aug 25 Aug 27 Aug 31 Sept 10 Sept 17 Sept 24

The Eclectic World of Doug Hawkins— Johnson Center Natural Focus—Nancy Davis—Johnson Center Harry Potter—Tupper Library-Brundidge Guest Speaker —Ron Ingram—Tupper Library-Brundidge Brown-Bag Program—Tupper Library Brundidge Candidates’ Forum Brown Bag—Countdown to Kickoff Troy Candidates’ Forum Ribbon Cutting for Posh & P Football Kickoff Party Election Day The Making of Woodlawn Draft Downtown Plan Presentation Children’s Movie Morning—Tupper Library Ribbon Cutting—TRMC Home Health Downtown Market TROY Watch Party Downtown market

Chamber Meetings & Networking Opportunities Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 31 Sept 10 Sept 24

Brundidge Candidates’ Forum Troy Candidates’ Forum Ribbon Cutting for Posh & P Ribbon Cutting—TRMC Home Health Downtown Market Downtown market


City of Brundidge

City of Troy

Tuesday—08.16.16 Thursday—08.18.16 The Brundidge Station Downtown Troy Square

Candidates Meet & Greet 6:00 PM—6:30 PM Forum 6:30 PM—8:00 PM

Please join us to hear candidates address pertinent issues affecting your community. Brundidge Forum Co-Hosted with Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. PO Box 249 | 101 A East Church Street | Troy, Alabama 36081 334.566.2294 | www.pikecoc.com | info@pikecoc.com


Start a filing system and toss everything you don’t need. Eliminating will make it easier to locate the important papers.

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Be a visionary. Picture what you would like your business to be like.

Tips to Increase Business—Tip 27


America's CAR-MART Mechanic (Troy, AL) compensation:

$10.50 per hour + Bonus Eligible and Benefit Eligibility within 90 days employment type: full-time America's Car-Mart, Inc. is seeking an organized and detailed Mechanic for its Stockpile located in Troy, AL. Currently, America's Car-Mart, Inc. is the nation's largest publically traded buy-here pay-here organization in the country. With over 140 dealerships in 11 states and plans to grow at least ten percent per year, there are numerous opportunities created each day. This means you can grow with a company that is expanding and develop the full range of your capabilities and skills. In return for your strong effort, Car-Mart provides a base wage and opportunity for a quarterly bonus and an inclusive benefits package. If this is the type of fast-paced and time sensitive environment, in a growing company with a continually expanding customer base raises your interest, then we look forward to reviewing your resume or application. Thank you for your interest and remember, Drive Easy! Job Responsibilities: Performs repairs and mechanical work to automotive vehicles. Benefits 1) Medical, dental, vision 2) Short term disability, long term disability 3) Travel insurance and life insurance programs 4) 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company match 5) Employment discounted stock purchase plan 6) A great opportunity to join a continually growing company with great people and a secure financial performance Requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Responsibilities 1) Performs repairs and mechanical work to automotive vehicles by executing the following duties. 2) Examines vehicle and discusses with Manager the nature and extent of damage or malfunction. 3) Receives work orders and plans work procedure. Maintains logs and checklists. 4) Raises vehicle, with jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units under the vehicle. 5) Changes oil and maintains fluids 6) Removes and replaces engine components, rebuilds transmissions, repairs clutches, flywheels, breaks, sensors, headlights, batteries, spark plugs, starter, alternator, power steering pumps, water pumps, and fuel pumps. 7) Disassembles and inspects certain parts for wear. 8) Rewires lights, instrument panel, and performs upholstery work. 9) Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers. Apply online or in-person at: Car-Mart of Troy 223 US Highway 231 North Troy, AL 36081


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TUPPER LIGHTFOOT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BRUNDIDGE, ALABAMA Fri. Aug. 12. 6-8 p.m. Harry Potter. Sat. Aug. 13. 10:00 a.m. Guest Speaker —Ron Ingram. A talk about his book. Tales from Alabama Prep Football . Book signing. Tues. Aug. 16. Noon. Brown-Bag Program. Impact of Alzheimer's Disease on the Family. Presenter: Ann Marie Hussey. Longtime volunteer and support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Resource Center. Tues. Aug. 16. 10:00 a.m. Pre-school programs resume. Held every Tuesday. Tues. Aug. 16. 4:00 p.m. Special Teen Time — Harry Potter Thurs. Aug. 18. 10:30 a.m. Home-school programs resume. Held every Thursday. Sat. Aug. 27. 10:00 a.m. Children’s Movie Morning. with popcorn. Zootopia. Held every last Saturday of the month.


A New Way to Give Means a New Gift to Wave Thank you for your continued support of Troy University. When you give back, you help fund student scholarships and keep TROY providing a world-class education for thousands in the years to come. As a thank-you, when you GIVE a gift of $35 or more, we’ll send you your choice of a TROY car or garden flag. Display it proudly and show everyone your school spirit. Better yet, SNAP photos of you with your flag, showing where TROY has taken you—and you’ve taken TROY. We want to see your photos! So SHARE them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to tag them with #TakeTROY. Again, thanks for sharing with TROY! For more information, visit troy.edu/taketroy.


QuickBooks Training for Beginners 2016 Ozark, Alabama Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Alabama Aviation Center, ATTC Room 219 3405 South US Highway 231 Ozark, Alabama 36360 To register go to http://bit.ly/QBOzark2016B Early registration date is Wednesday, August 10

Enterprise, Alabama September 14, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation 102 Commerce Drive Enterprise, Alabama 36330 To register go to http://bit.ly/QBEnterprise2016B Early registration date is Wednesday, September 7

QuickBooks has been a leading accounting software for small businesses for many years. In this four hour training, you will learn about small business accounting and how to use QuickBooks. This class will cover QuickBooks Desktop versions Pro and Premier – QuickBooks Online will not be covered. If you are an existing QB Pro or Premier user, you may bring your laptop with your QB software. This class will cover:         

Basic accounting How to set up your company in QB How to set up and work with customers How to pay sales taxes How to set up inventory How to set up vendors How to set up work with your bank accounts How to set up and pay employees How to pay payroll taxes

Class is limited to the first 15 paid registrants. If payment is received by the early registration date the cost is $25.00. If payment is received after the early registration date the cost is $40.00. After registering, you will receive a registration confirmation & invoice with payment instructions. For more information contact Brenda Marcum bmarcum@troy.edu or call (334)674-2425.


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. Find Us on Facebook! Find the Chamber on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pikecountycoc and check on our website for community calendar events. Let us know by liking us! 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. E-Blast 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 email blast, please submit your ad to info@pikecoc.com 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.

2016 Chamber Board of Directors Executive Committee Members: Chairman: Jack Worthington, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union 1st Vice Chairman: Chuck Carson, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 2nd Vice Chairman: Jimmy Copeland, Troy Cablevision 3rd Vice Chairman: Mark Hayes, Lockheed Martin Secretary/Treasurer: Melissa Sanders, City of Troy

Ex-Officio Members: Mayor Jason A. Reeves, City of Troy Mayor Jimmy Ramage, 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 Whitney Conrad, Troy Bank & Trust Jeff Cotton, Gibson and Carden, LLC Jennifer W. Garrett, Piggly Wiggly Steve Grice, Troy University Jeremy Henderson, Sanbuck Insurance Dr. Lee Hicks, Troy City Board of Education Billy Hixon, Hixon Farms Donna Horn, Horn Beverage Jeff Railey, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation James N. Thomas, Attorney at Law Troy Weed, KW Container

Chamber Team Members: Kathleen Sauer, President Jayne Berry, Vice-President

Pike County Chamber of Commerce 101A East Church Street PO Box 249 Troy, AL 36081 (334) 566-2294 www.pikecoc.com info@pikecoc.com

Chamber Digital Edition - 8/12/2016  

Chamber Digital Edition - 8/12/2016

Chamber Digital Edition - 8/12/2016  

Chamber Digital Edition - 8/12/2016

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