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The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama to offer this exciting travel opportunity!


Savor a true taste of "Irish Splendor" when you spend the night in a stately castle. Learn to pour the perfect pint at the Guinness Storehouse. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin. Sip on the "Water of Life" at the Tullamore Whiskey Distillery. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Blarney Woolen Mills and the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.

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Alabama River Region Arts Center Christmas Faire

Nov. 14, 2015 - Dec. 22, 2015

ARRAC Center 300 W. Tallassee St. Wetumpka


Small Business Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2015

All Day

Door Prizes, Drawings, and Specials at each participating local business (See partial list below)

The Vault Variety Shop

River Perk Coffee Shop

River Gifts

A Chance to Dance

Adullam House Thrift Store

Always Money

Austin's Flowers

Camo Country

Coaches Corner

Boomer T's BBQ

Collier Ford

Riverside Chevrolet

Edward Jones Investments

Frankie's Sweet Shoppe, LLC

Gray's Tire & Service Center, Inc.

Grumpy Dog

Heady Soaps

The Gab Gifts & Beauty

Russell Do It Center

Sweet N Sassy Us

The Tapp18

Unplugged Wireless

Wetumpka Thrift Shop, LLC


Christmas on the Coosa

Dec. 12th

Downtown Wetumpka

7 am and 9 am Character Breakfast in the Wetumpka Civic Center; 10 am Arts & crafts; 2 pm Parade; 3 pm So you think you can Cook, Wetumpka? in Gold Star Park; Boat Parade 5:30 pm; Fireworks 6 pm.

 An Eclectic Walking Tour

Dec. 1 6-9 pm

The Falk Farm 1733 Claude Road, Eclectic

Shows are reserved in 15 minute increments. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

Town of Eclectic Christmas Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting and Cantata

Dec. 11th, 5 pm

Downtown Eclectic

Events kick off with the parade starting at 5 pm leading to town hall for the tree lighting at 6:30 pm. The Cantata will be held at 7:30 pm in the Elmore County High Auditorium.

City of Millbrook Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 3rd 6 pm

Village Green, Millbrook

Caroling and refreshments for sale

Millbrook "Spirit of Christmas" Parade

Dec. 5th 2 pm

Starting at the City;'s Sports complex and ending at City Hall. there is no charge for parade entries or booth entries. Parade and vendor applications must be turned in by Nov. 24th. Call Kathy Kelley at 285-7231 or Celie Allen at 260-6400 for more info.

City of Wetumpka New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31st

Downtown Wetumpka

The evening's activities will open with a POW/MIA observance and torch ceremony at 9 pm on the grounds of the old Elmore County Courthouse. Other activities including a DJ and concessions will begin at 9:30 pm in the lower parking lot behind the City Administrative Building.The asteroid fall will be at midnight, followed by a fireworks grand finale. Attendees are welcome to bring tents, tables and chairs.

Camp Chandler Christmas Camp

Dec. 20-22

Camp Chandler

Children ages 5-14 are welcome. Activities will include fishing, archery, riflery, broom hockey, field games, pedal boats, canoes, putt putt, campfire with s'mores, holiday crafts, Christmas goodies, Christmas tree trimming, a party and more. YMCA members $105, non-members $120. For info call 334-229-0035.

Camp Chandler New Year's Bash

Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Camp Chandler YMCA

Children ages 5-14 are welcome. Activities will include fishing, archery, riflery, broom hockey, field games, pedal boats, canoes, putt putt and more. Camp Chandler campers will bring in the new year with a party, fireworks and even a balldrop. YMCA Members $40, non-members $50 For info call 334-229-0035.


National Preparedness Month 2015 Programming

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity can be an overwhelming subject. But it doesn’t have to be. By focusing on foundational elements, you can put together a rock solid recovery plan.


Conference Call | What You Need to Know About Exporting to Cuba

The Bureau of Industry (BIS) under the U.S. Department of Commerce has scheduled monthly call-in programs to field questions from the exporting community concerning the Cuba rule published on January 16, 2015. The calls are scheduled at 2:00 pm ET on the following days:

  • December 8

Toll Free Number: 1-888-889-0538

Participant passcode: CUBA


>>Read more


The Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series

Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. Registration is free, but required.  


The webinar takes place every other Thursday at 2 PM ET.

The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish takes place once monthly on Tuesdays at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT.

For more information on what the health care law means for small businesses, check out www.sba.gov/healthcare.


>>Learn more 

Blog | How Revenue Based Financing Helps Bank-Blocked Business Owners

According to the latest US Bureau of Labor and Statistics research, there are approximately 28 million small businesses in the United States.  At some point, every small business needs extra funding. Did you know one in three small business owners borrow money from family and friends, while 75 percent of funding comes from bank loans and credit according to Bolt Insurance?


>> Read more

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is a FREE resource to help you learn the ins and outs of starting and managing your business. Take a self-paced online course today.  


How to Write a Business Plan

Sample plans & resources that can help you develop a business plan


Financing Options for Small Businesses

Determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses


How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Learn about the government’s contract-solicitation process and how to prepare a proposal

SBA Administrator and Seal


Continuing Service
Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with three talented and dedicated SBA veterans. We visited a local veteran-owned small business: Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown. Last year I participated in Dog Tag Bakery’s grand opening. Among the festivities, we watched a special episode of Shark Tank featuring veteran entrepreneurs.

 Careers in Film Summit


Careers in Film Summit
On 10/17, more than 400 high school and college students representing the Los Angeles Unified School District—specifically Compton and Inglewood—participated in the first day long Careers in Film Summit, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with SBA’s MBK Millennial Entrepreneur Champion, Mike Muse and Overbrook Entertainment.

Blog | Year-End Tax Planning Now


It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. >>Read more


Blog | Top 10 Financial Tools for Small Business Owners


Many times financial tools are overlooked as a way to help increase a company’s bottom line. Financial tools have the ability to transform a company’s operations, improve productivity, reduce costs and increase profit margins. >>Read more


Blog | SBA’s Export Loans are all about the Relationship

More and more small businesses today are realizing the importance of the international market for growing their sales and diversifying their customer base.  After all, 96% of the world’s consumers are outside the US, and two-thirds of the anticipated growth in GDP will happen in foreign markets. >>Read more


twitter chat 11/17

  Join our #SmallBizHoliday Twitter Chat for Marketing Tips

Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm ET for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping season, including how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. >>Read more



Veteran's Day Blogs

Resources for Veterans: Start Your Veteran-Owned Small Business

After years of service, more and more veterans are taking the leap into business ownership. Veterans are 45% more likely to start their own business than their non-veteran counterparts. >>Read more


Veteran-Owned Businesses Gain Tools to Succeed In the Corporate and Federal Supply Chain

During National Veterans Small Business Week, veteran-owned small businesses have been able to expand their supply chain opportunities through SBA’s American Supplier Initiative matchmaking events. >>Read more


SBA Thanks Boots to Business Instructors of the Year

Our military veterans have made priceless contributions to the peace and security of our nation. Many of them decide to use the discipline, skills and leadership abilities they cultivated while in the military to build a small business. >>Read more


The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the official launch of myRA, a new retirement savings account for the millions of workers in America who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan through work or have not found an easy way to start saving.


Employees can:

  • Start funding their myRA account directly from their paycheck
  • Fund their myRA directly from their checking or savings accounts
  • Direct all or part of their federal tax refund to their myRA account, at tax time

Learn more about this new way you can help your employees save at myRA.gov

The Affordable Care Act- Health care information and resources for your small business

The Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series
Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. Registration is free, but required.   

The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish.

For more information on what the health care law means for small businesses, check out www.sba.gov/healthcare.

Self-employed? 2016 Open Enrollment is Underway

HealthCare.gov is working for millions of Americans and it’s ready to help even more get covered.

  • Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage starts on November 1 through January 31
  • If you want to start the New Year with coverage, you must sign up by December 15
  • For people who enroll after December 15, coverage will begin on February
  • Financial assistance is available

Visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov to learn more

  • Call 24hrs/day 1-800-318-2596
  • TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325
  • Assistance is available in 150 languages
  • For free in-person help in your community, visit: Localhelp.healthcare.gov