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Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival and Parade
Jan. 30, 2016
9 AM - Activities
Noon - Parade
It's Mardi Gras time! Don't miss the party on the festival grounds with rides for the kids and vendors at the Village Green in downtown Millbrook. Activities start at 9 AM with the parade at Noon.

Wetumpka Crater Tours
Hosted by The Wetumpka Crater Commission and the City of Wetumpka
Feb. 25th (Dr. King Lecture), 26th (school student Tours) and 27, 2016 (Open to Public)
Times on Feb. 27th: (see below)

What is the Wetumpka Impact Crater?

Wetumpka, Alabama sits right on the bullís eye of the greatest natural disaster in Alabamaís history. The hills just east of downtown are the eroded remains of a five-mile-wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock of what is now Elmore County.

Dr. King will conduct the free public lecture on the science of the Crater on February 25th at 7:00pm in the Wetumpka Civic Center, Main Street. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how scientists have proven the size and scope of the impact and get an update on Dr Kingís most recent research related to the crater.


The Friday, February 26th tours will be open to a limited number of school students on a first reserved basis.  Teachers can call Marilee Tankersley, (334)567-4637 for reservations and additional information.

On Saturday, February 27th, the Crater Tours will be one hour and a half each, starting at 8:30 am, with van transportation provided.  The tour is divided into two parts, first, a video and orientation, followed by the van tour.  Total cost of both parts of the tour including a guidebook is $20 for adults, $10 for children up to 12, accompanied by an adult.  (Not recommended for very small children.)  You can attend only the lecture and the charge is $5, with children up to age 12, admitted free.  Additional guidebooks can be purchased for $5, if available.

Lectures begin at 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm.  The van tours will load immediately following the lecture.  Van tour space is limited and must be reserved by February 19th.  Participants need to meet at the Wetumpka Administrative Center on Main Street, 15 minutes prior to their tour time.

There is some walking on the tours.   Reservations are only confirmed on payment of the fee.

For additional information and reservations (starting January 11th), contact Valencia at 567-5147 or e-mailvsmith@cityofwetumpka.com


Blue Grass Jam, Sit and Scrap and Sit and Sew
All three activities are held on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Alabama River Region Arts Center in Wetumpka. All acoustic instruments and skill levels are welcome at the bluegrass jam. Scrappers and papercrafters  are encouraged to attend sit and scrap. All sewers and knitters are encouraged to attend Sit and Sew. For complete details, call 334-578-9485 or visitwww.arrac.org .

Wetumpka's 2016 Mardi Gras celebration is February 6th. Get ready for beads, moon pies and candy!! If you or someone you know would like to be a vendor or a parade participant, please message the Order of the Cimarron and we'll be happy to give you more information.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Let the Good Times Roll!


Call 334-424-2867 for more information


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.

Download PDF Brochure Here 


NSBW2016 Awards Promo

Apply Now! 2016 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards.  Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://awards.sba.gov.


All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the nearest SBA District Office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 11, 2016.  Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016.


National Small Business Week award categories include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Womenís Business Center of Excellence Award
  • Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Apply online today: http://awards.sba.gov.

Calling all Women-Owned Small Businesses


The SBA is seeking input and comments on certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program).


SBA is planning to amend its regulations to implement section 825 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (2015 NDAA). Section 825 of the 2015 NDAA removed the statutory authority allowing WOSBs and EDWOSBs to self-certify.

SBA intends to draft regulations to implement the statutory changes. 

Review The WOSB and EDWOSB Announcement of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) online.



Brenda J. Fernandez, Procurement Analyst, Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison at brenda.fernandez@sba.gov