Friday, April 1, 2011

Randolph County Chamber hopping with events

Chamber Chatter
by Dorothy Tidwell

We are very excited to be hosting so many events in the coming weeks. The weather is getting warmer and its time to have a little fun.

First off we will be hosting an Alabama E3 seminar at Southern Union State Community College April 21.
I am sure you are wondering what that is, but simply put…

E3 stands for Economy, Energy, Environment and it’s a statewide initiative Supporting Manufacturing Leadership through Sustainability.

Alabama E3 is  a coordinated technical assistance initiative that assists manufacturers to increase profits and strengthen their future by implementing efficient production processes, reducing all wastes, lessening costs, growing jobs and driving innovation.

It is a free seminar and be sure to check our facebook.com page for updates.

Speaking of facebook.com. We know that facebook is the fasting growing social media website there is and we created a fan page to give the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce more exposure on the world wide web… You can like us at www.facebook.com/randolphcounty.

We kick off May with our 3rd annual Randolph County Prayer Breakfast on May 5th. This is in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer.
According to www.nationaldayofprayer.org, in 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

For Randolph County, local ministers will participate in this annual event which will be at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and last one hour so area students will have an opportunity to attend.

We are also gearing up for our 3rd Annual Summer on Main  Festival in Downtown Roanoke. It is slated for June 4th and promises to be a day full of fun. We will have arts and crafts and entertainment beginning at 9 a.m.  This year we are also introducing a few new things for the day. We will have a quilt show and Hat Parade. And, when the sun goes down, we will have Roanoke After Dark featuring the  Soul Tymes Nine.
The concert will be a great time for all and we will use the proceeds to fund other projects the chamber does throughout the year.

We are currently selling sponsorship packages for both events on June 4th. The chairperson is Kelly Caldwell and if you are interested in sponsoring our events, you may contact her at 256.276.7959 or by email at news@lakewedoweelife.com.

If you are interested in a vendor space for Summer on Main please call me or Larraine Anglin at Farmers Insurance, 334.863.7522. We offer discounted prices for chamber members.

We encourage all of you to make plans to attend these events. For more information about them, please call me at the chamber office 334.863.6612 or 334.863.1402. Or, you can email me at rancococ@teleclipse.net.

Dorothy Tidwell is the Executive Director for the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.


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