|September 11, 2012|
|12:00 pm||to||1:00 pm|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
|June 22, 2012|
|7:00 am||to||2:00 pm|
THE COLONIAL COTTAGE is hosting a book signing on Friday, June 22, from 11:00 until 2:00. Author Hannah N. Echols will be on hand to sign her book “REIGN OF HOPE”, a love story set in Heflin, AL. Ms. Echols spent several summers with relatives in Heflin and was inspired to use our fair city as the location of her new book. The book has already received three 5-Star rating on amazon.com. Join us on Friday to meet Ms. Echols and pick up your copy of this delightful book.
|June 24, 2012|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Congressman Mike Rogers launched a new Congressional website this week, saying he hoped Third District constituents find the updated site easier to navigate and more informative. To check out the new website, go to http://mike-rogers.house.gov. With new social media sites and so much information available on the internet, I hope this new website will be a place folks will come for news, constituent services and information,” Rogers said. “The site was created to be more user-friendly, so I want folks to let me, or a member of my staff know, how we can further improve it.” Rogers said the website has several new features to allow constituents to sign up for his eNewsletter and eAlerts, Tele-town Halls and “Congress on Your Corner” events in addition to linking to social network sites and the House Floor schedule. “I want to be as accessible as I can to the folks of East Alabama. I hope this new website will put my office at your fingertips,” Rogers added. The new site launched on Tuesday, February 15th.
Advertising Opportunities with the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce
The Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce website is viewed by thousands of visitors who collectively record tens of thousands of page views each month. Statistics are available upon request. And our email newsletter has a subscriber base approaching 100 members!
We invite Chamber members to advertise in both the newsletter and on our website. It is very affordable and exposes your company, services and products to thousands and thousands who visit the website and read the newsletter. Plus, by advertising with the Chamber, you are supporting and investing in the Chamber and its work to promote Cleburne County and make it better for all citizens and businesses.
Download the Advertising Rate Sheet here – [Download not found]
If you have any questions, contact our Executive Director, Emily Brown at 256-463-2222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance with creating advertising materials, we have professionals in this field who can assist you.
The Cleburne County Chamber plans to renovate and move into the Heflin Train Depot. We had our November meeting in the train depot to discuss ideas for the renovation. We had a good turn out and lots of great ideas. Then plans are to make the building a Welcome Center for Cleburne County and a Chamber office/meeting facility. If you have any items that were on display at the museum, the Chamber would like to keep them on display. If you haven’t contacted us about any of these items please do so that we will know who they belong to. Also if you would like to donate your time or money too help with the renovation it would be greatly appreciated.
In a new pictorial history book by The Cleburne News Editor Wayne Ruple, over 200 vintage photographs illustrate the growth of Cleburne County’s towns, many of which have changed dramatically over the years.
Ruple hopes his book “will provide an interesting photographic glimpse of Cleburne County and will serve as a way of preserving these old photos for the future.” Highlights of his book “Cleburne County” are: *Much of the book is devoted to Fruithurst, once called the wine capital of the South. *The county gained national notoriety in the 1840s when gold was discovered around Arbacoochee, which became one of the largest mining towns in the state.
The book is published by Arcadia Publishing, the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Arcadia’s mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. “Cleburne County” is part of their popular Images of America Series and goes on sale November 1. Since its inception in 1993 the Images of America Series has preserved and shared the history of hundreds of individual communities throughout the county. Each title records a town or city’s unique story through more than 200 historic images.
Due to the popularity of this series, it has expanded over time to include worthy local and regional historical topics including the examination and celebration of transportation, industry, architecture, ethnic groups and more. The photographs for this book were contributed by many county residents, members of the Cleburne County Historical Society, Cleburne County Extension Office, Fruithurst Winery and the East Alabama History Museum.
(Cleburne County, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at 888-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.)
(Article from The Cleburne News www.cleburnenews.com)
Below are links to sites that feature news about Cleburne County and the surrrounding area:
We welcome businesses and individuals as members in our association. The Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce has been working for a better Cleburne County area since 1990.
Does anything on the list below apply to you?
* I want the Cleburne County area to be a better place to live and make a living.
* I believe that the Cleburne County area holds a promise of better living.
* I want to promote the Cleburne County area in a positive manner.
* I want to be involved in making the Cleburne County area better.
If this sounds like you then Join the Chamber – click to signup – and complete the online form. If you have any questions or need more information, call us at (256) 463-2222. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can. Click here for investment rate information.
Benefits and Services of the Chamber
Membership in the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce entitles businesses and individuals to numerous benefits and services, to include:
*Advertising and publicity
*Workshops and seminars
*Marketing and research
*Business and political contacts
Reasons for being a Chamber Member
1. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce is proud of each and every business that invests in the county – big and small.
2. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce promotes economic growth through the expansion of existing businesses to that of new companies.
3. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce is an information center for hundreds of telephone calls, office visits, and inquiries annually on what to see and do in the county and where to live and work in the county.
4. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce is committed to community development and improving the quality of life in Cleburne County.
5. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce is all about promoting every aspect of the county.
6. Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce works hard everyday for YOU and your business!
10-Digit Calls In Alabama’s 256 Area Code To Begin Soon
New Area Code Will Share the Same Region as the Existing 256 Area Code
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the Public Service Commission of Alabama (PSC) has approved the addition of the 938 area code for the geographic region currently served by the 256 area code. This is called an Area Code Overlay. Area code 938 is a telephone numbering plan code in the state of Alabama officially scheduled to take effect on July 10, 2010, as an overlay of area code 256. In order to allow people time to reprogram electronics such as phones, computers, and other devices, 10-digit dialing was made available for “voluntary compliance” across the 256 area code beginning on November 7, 2009, and with mandatory usage by June 5, 2010.
To complete local calls, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial the full 10-digit telephone number. This means that all calls from the 256 area code that are currently dialed with 7-digits will need to be dialed using the area code + 7-digit telephone number.
However, long distance calls will remain the same. Callers need to dial 1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number whenever placing a long distance call from the 256 or 938 area code.