Business After Hours are held once a quarter at businesses throughout Cleburne County. Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business and our Business After Hours are best for it. Please continue to check our calendar of events for the next date and location.

Market located outside the Chamber building at 1401 Ross Street. In keeping with our rural heritage, the Farmer’s Market is here to support growers, producers, artists, and vendors of Cleburne County and surrounding areas seeking to sell their products.

The Cleburne County Farmers Market is a redemption center for the State of Alabama’s Alabama WIC & Senior Farmer Market ProgramFarmer’s Market Redemption Program connecting our seniors with nutritional, farm fresh produce. Our beautiful market facility is also available for private event rentals.

Our Farmer’s Market will be managed by a committee of member volunteers starting in 2014. If you are interested in being a committee member, a vendor, or renting the facility, contact Rhonda Green at 256-463-5302 or 256-201-2838 or by email at [email protected]

Farmers Market Vendor Form

In 2013, the Chamber launched its shop local campaign, Keep It In Cleburne. The goal of Keep It In Cleburne (KIIC) is to educate residents on why it’s important to stay and shop in Cleburne County. The Chamber has a Keep It In Cleburne Committee that is comprised of chamber members interested in advancing this initiative. If you are interested in being on the KIIC committee, please contact the Chamber Director.

Why Should You Keep It In Cleburne?

  1. You support schools, police and fire departments. When you shop local, the bulk of the money you spend and most of your taxes stay local — helping schools, paving streets, keeping you safe. According to the research firm Civic  Economics, for every $100 you spend:
    – In a local small business, $68 stays in your community.
    – At a local branch of a chain store, $43 remains.
    – Online, virtually no money stays local.
  2. You’ll raise your property values. Lively, vibrant neighborhood shopping streets are considered an advantage when selling a home. They make your property more valuable.
  3. You’ll strengthen your community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in your town, go to your church, donate to local charities, coach Little League teams. When you spend money in their stores and cafes, you support your neighbors.
  4. You’ll create jobs. Local businesses create local jobs. Often, these are jobs that pay better than those at chain stores.
Download: How to Encourage Customers to Shop Local