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Heart and Soul of the River Region

 - -Wetumpka Chamber News



The Chamber will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2016

in observance of Memorial Day.

For your convenience the Chamber office hours are normally open

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Thursday, and

9 am - 4 pm on Fridays.

Thank you!

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Expand your network and productivity through community support. Entrepreneurs who need a home to build their startup will find a unique setting for success in our Innovation Center, located in the heart of the Wetumpka's Downtown Business District.

 

Tenants and Innovation Center Members will have access to workshops, mentors, strategic partners, and the entire community to leverage the skills they need for success.

Visit www.innovatewetumpka.com for more information


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Would you like to pay for your membership dues online?

Click on this link!


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Please take our Membership Survey below. This  will help us to create a better Chamber for you!

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Click Here for our list of members.

                   


Pardon Our Progress... Construction is almost complete on our Chamber Building expansion and Small Business Incubator project. Watch for our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Coming Soon!




IMPACT WETUMPKA, a strategic capital campaign for the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce designed to target, preserve and transform our aging, at-risk city block in the heart of historic downtown into a pathway for our future. 

 

Read the letter to the membership

about Wetumpka's Downtown Renovation Project here.


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Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Wetumpka Downtown Redevelopment Plan


 

 

 

Wetumpka Chamber Events


 

Click here for the Chamber's monthly calendar

To see larger versions of the events listed below:

Click here for all Community Events


Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Need a larger view of the flyer? Click on this link to be redirected to our Community Calendar page.
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Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce
Quarterly Spring Luncheon
Thursday, May 19, 2016
11:30 AM
Wetumpka Civic Center
410 S. Main Street
Speakers Include: Community Leaders speaking on the Wetumpka Downtown's Main Street Alabama Program,
& Introducing the New Chamber Executive Director,
Mr. Gerry Purcell
Luncheon Fee $15
Questions about the Wetumpka Downtown and their Main Street program? Visit their Facebook page:

Luncheon Speakers will answer questions about the Four Point Approach, the relationship between Wetumpka Downtown and the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce and any other questions about this effort.

 All interested citizens are encouraged to attend to better understand the goals and responsibilities that the Main Street program will bring to Downtown Wetumpka. The City of Wetumpka is currently making its application to become a Main Street Alabama organization. Economic development and revitalization of our downtown utilizing Main Street’s Four-Point Approach will guide the efforts of this organization.


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Wind Creek Wetumpka
Business After Hours
Sunset Reception
Thursday, May 19, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 PM
100 River Oaks Drive, Wetumpka

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ELMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2016 GRADUATION DATES

May 12, 2016

Elmore County Public Schools has set the following dates for our Spring 2016 high school commencement exercises.
We look forward to celebrating this occasion and recognizing the outstanding achievements of our students.
 

Elmore County High School – May 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Burt-Haynie Field at Elmore County High School.
 

Holtville High School – May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Boykin Field at Holtville High School.
 

Stanhope Elmore High School – May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Dunn Oliver Acadome, Alabama State University. 
 

Wetumpka High School – May 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Dunn Oliver Acadome, Alabama State University.

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Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications for Summer Interns

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking interns to assist with daily operations this summer.
This position is ideal for rising Junior and Senior high school students with an interest in Community and Economic Development, Business Development, Business Start-Ups, Tourism and Hospitality, Event Planning, Customer Service, Sales, Municipal and Non-Profit Work.
This will be a six week, part-time unpaid internship (approximately 20 hours per week). We anticipate a 3 to 4 day work week. Hours are flexible.
Selected Interns will have two options for their internship rotation, with one beginning early summer and one mid-summer.
The internship will include a welcome reception with local government, business and Chamber leaders. Interns will have opportunities to converse with and seek career advice from senior-level municipal and business executives. Additionally, interns will participate in a one day leadership development workshop provided by the Executive Director which offers practical tips for emerging young leaders. At the conclusion of the summer rotation, exit interviews will be provided to assess performance.
At the successful completion of the program, letters of recognition and reference will be provided from the Chairman of the Board and the Executive Director of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce.

For a Job Description and further details, please click below:

 

Chamber Summer Intern Program


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Wetumpka Depot Business After Hours

RESCHEDULED DATE JUNE 16th

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

300 S. Main Street, Wetumpka

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Wetumpka Chamber Challengers

 

CHAIRMAN CIRCLE

 - Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

 - City of Wetumpka

 - Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino & Hotel

 - Jackson Thornton & Co.

 - River Bank and Trust

 

KEYSTONE LEVEL

 - Alabama Power Company 

 - Costco Wholesale

 - The Wetumpka Herald

 - Productive I.T.

 - McQuick Printing Company

 

CATALYST LEVEL

 - Adams Drugs

 - ASE Credit Union

 - BB&T

 - Collier Ford

 - First Community Bank of Central Alabama

 - Guardian Credit Union

 - Information Transport Solutions, Inc.

 - PrimeSouth Bank

  - Wells Fargo 

 

Become a Challenger >

 



We are pleased to introduce a new program to allow members to support the Chamber at a 110% level.   

We invite our members to become a 110% Chamber Supporter. When members voluntarily contribute an extra 10% over their annual investment amount, it is a testimonial to the business community of their support of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce in serving the needs of its members, as well as promoting business growth in Wetumpka and the surrounding areas.  Our 110% Chamber Supporters receive special recognition on the Chamber website and selected events throughout the year.  So, these members not only help to promote their business, but also help the Chamber’s role in promoting Wetumpka.


110% Supporters have invested 110% in the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce. Please Patronize their businesses!

Hammock, Ken
State Farm Insurance / Keyesta Sherman Agency
Reneau & Thornton
Holmes, Mike
Coosa River Adventure
Gassett Funeral Home
Destinations Travel
All About Repairs, LLC
Dunn & Schreiber Orthodontists
Dr. Stephen McCulloch, DMD





NEW MEMBERS 110% LEVEL



NEW MEMBERS

Martin Collision Center

Pat's Blessed Catering

Wetumpka Rotary Club

Lake Martin Hospice

Social Joey

Elmore County Bd of Education/

Dr. Andre' Harrison

Karen Hart

Courtyard By Marriott

Pharmix RX

Henderson Networks




PENDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVAL:


Arant's Trophy Shop





Chamber Board Meeting Schedule:

All Board Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the Month at Noon at The Wetumpka Civic Civic Center Board Room unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.

   

WACC CHAMBER BOARD MEETING DATES

1/28/16  8 - Noon Board Retreat @ Whitewater Ridge Clubhouse

No Board Meeting in Feb.

2/9/16    5:30 PM Annual Meeting @ Civic Center

*3/17/16  Noon   Bd Mtg @ CITY ADMIN Board Room

4/16/16   TIME 2 PM - 7 PM   Craterfest

4/28/16   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

5/19/16    11:30    Spring Luncheon @ Civic Center

5/26/16   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

6/23/16   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

7/28/16   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

8/11/16   11:30   Summer Luncheon @ Civic Center

8/25/16   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

9/13/16   Noon   Business Expo @ Civic Center

9/22/16   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

10/27/16  Noon  Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

11/15/16  11:30 Fall Quarterly Luncheon @ Civic Center

*11/17/16  Noon Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

*12/15/16  Noon Bd Mtg @ Civic Center Board Room

 

 *Board Meetings fall on the 4th Thursday of each month, but in months of holidays or conflicts with special events, board meetings will be moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month.



 
A special thank you to Austin's Flowers for creating all of the beautiful ribbons for each Grand Opening the Chamber does, and to McQuick Printing for all of our event flyers and posters!