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 - -Wetumpka Chamber News




The WACC Is considering the creation of a family-oriented Video and Board Gaming Event for the fall along with an "Escape Room".

Please take our quick 10 question survey to gauge your interest in attending or participating in a Gaming Event in Wetumpka, Alabama. Anyone may take the survey and results are anonymous.

Thank you!


Survey for Gaming Event


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We Have Moved!

The Chamber is now located at

116 E. Bridge Street, directly next door to our old address at

110 E. Bridge Street.




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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Click Here for our list of members.

                   




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

 

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Gardens of Wetumpka
2:00 pm
Come meet Velma Dale and the rest of the staff at Gardens of Wetumpka!

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NO MEETING IN JULY

Join us for our next monthly meeting,

River Region Women in Business Group

Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 at the Wetumpka Area Chamber conference room, 116 E. Bridge Street, Wetumpka

No cost to attend first meeting

Please RSVP to 334-651-8289 or sheainal@gmail.com


We'll see you there!

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Chamber "Summer Picnic" Quarterly Luncheon

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Wetumpka Civic Center

410 S. Main Street, Wetumpka, AL

Luncheon is $15

Register Online 

or call 334-567-4811

Business Forum and Delicious Summer BBQ

 from Bradshaw's BBQ. Don't miss it!


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Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce
&
River Region Paranormal
present
HAUNTED WETUMPKA INVESTIGATIONS
Investigate the haunted Chamber building!

116 E. Bridge Street, Downtown Wetumpka

 8/19, 9/16, and the last one of the year 10/21
7:00 pm - Midnight
NEW LOWER PRICE! $25 Per Person

Go on an authentic, in-depth paranormal investigation of the most haunted building in Wetumpka! Use specialized equipment to locate the many spirits inside the Chamber's buildings who make their presence known! Spend time in the basement with moving objects, disembodied voices, and responses to knocks or taps. Roam the unused third floor of the building where the haunted scarecrow resides and moves from room to room. Each and every room has a story that's dying to be told. Reserve today to guarantee your spot. Reservations limited to 15 people each month. Call 334-567-4811 or email jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org or register online  for your own intimate Haunted Investigation of Wetumpka's most haunted building!

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Contact Tiffany Robinson at The City of Wetumpka regarding the River & Blues Festival at 334-567-5147.
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Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21st
Approx. 2:30 pm for Wetumpka
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Business Expo & Healthcare Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Member Booth Spaces $75/ $100 if electric needed/ $200 Premier Placement
Non-Member Booth spaces $150 / $175 if Electric needed / $300 Premier Placement
or email jyoung@wetumpkachamber.com fior more information
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Chamber 2017 Up to $10k Drawdown & Silent Auction, Banquet & Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wetumpka Civic Center
Tickets are $100 to benefit the Chamber's Small Business Incubator
Stop by the Chamber office for your ticket

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2nd Annual
Oct. 25, 26, 27, & 28th, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Wetumpka, AL

SPONSORED BY
WIND CREEK CASINO AND HOTEL WETUMPKA
CITY OF WETUMPKA
ELMORE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

Hosted by the Wetumpka Area
Chamber of Commerce
&
River Region Paranormal

Commercial Buildings with the ability to go inside. Tickets available for all nights online or at the Chamber office!


Extended Tour Packages consist of:
7 pm - 10 pm Walking Tour of  approx. 10-15 Commercial buildings with the ability to go inside. Participate in a live Paranormal Investigation after the tour (at Approx. 10:00 pm or when the last tour returns to the Chamber Building)

Start the Tour at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce building located at 116 E. Bridge Street and visit 10-15 commercial buildings in downtown Wetumpka.

Experience the rich history of Wetumpka Alabama's historic downtown buildings and listen to hair-raising personal experiences of paranormal occurrences in the buildings; some stories from the owners themselves!

If you're especially daring, participate in a paranormal investigation in one of the most haunted buildings in Wetumpka, Alabama -
the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce building!

**Tours not recommended for small children due to length of tour**

Register today online or visit the Chamber office to purchase tickets located at 116 E. Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL.

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Elmore County Public Schools start back to school Wednesday, August 9th, 2017.



Chamber's Fall 2017 Quarterly Luncheon
Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wetumpka Civic Center
Business Forum

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Chamber Holiday Open House & Downtown Merchant Holiday Open House

Friday, December 8, 2017

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

116 E. Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL and throughout the downtown business district

Downtown businesses will offer samples of holiday food, showcase their beautiful holiday decorations, music and festivities. They will also have special holiday sales for this event.

Register Online for this free event

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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 

 - Cumulus Broadcasting

 - The Wetumpka Herald

 - Productive I.T.

 

CATALYST LEVEL

 - Adams Drugs

 - ASE Credit Union

 - BB&T

 - First Community Bank of Central Alabama

 - Guardian Credit Union

 - Information Transport Solutions, Inc.

 - PrimeSouth Bank

 - Sam's Club

  - Wells Fargo 

  - WCOV FOX 20

 

Become a Challenger >

 




2017 NEW MEMBERS

Jarvis & Associates

Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services

Parker Family Properties

Synergy Benefits

ADT Security, LLC

Cathcart House & Estate

Dennis, Richard

Mann, J.

Trenholm State University

Lewis Law Firm

Bay Equity, LLC

Bedford, Cheri

Hacienda San Marcos

Judge Bill Lewis

Woods, Westly Realtor

Central Alabama Community College

Harrison Long DMD, P.C.

Worthy Promotional Products

Medi Rides Transport

Plus Color, Inc.

Glover Media Group

FBC Mortgage, LLC

Southern Orthopedic Surgeons
Ingram College
Rehab Associates




PENDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVAL:

WholeSale Hunter

Market Shoppes

Badcock Home Furnishings

Dairy Queen

King Bridal

The Green House

Montgomery and Family Violence Program, Inc. dba Family Sunshine Center










Chamber Board Meeting Schedule:

All Board Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the Month at Noon at The Chamber's new offices located at 116 E. Bridge Street unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.

   

WACC CHAMBER BOARD MEETING DATES

1/26/17  8 - Noon Board Retreat @ Chamber

No Board Meeting in Feb.

2/9/17    11:30    Quarterly luncheon @ Civic Center

*3/16/17  Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber

4/7/17   11:00    Golf Tournament @ Quail Walk 

4/27/17   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber

5/6/17   2 pm 7 pm Coosa River Showdown Bass Fishing Kayak Tournament

10/3/17  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm   Draw Down Silent Auction Banquet Reception @ Civic Center

5/25/17   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

6/22/17   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

7/27/17   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

8/10/17   11:30   Summer Luncheon @ Civic Center

8/24/17   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

9/12/17   Noon   Business Expo @ Civic Center

9/21/17   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

10/3/17   5:30 - 8:00 pm Drawdown & Silent Auction

10/25 -10/28/17 Haunted History Tours @ Chamber

10/26/17  Noon  Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

11/14/17  11:30 Fall Quarterly Luncheon @ Civic Center

*11/16/17  Noon Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

12/8/17     6 pm Chamber Holiday Open House/ Nativity/ Luminaria/ Downtown Business Open House

*12/14/17  Noon Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

 

 *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 provides!