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back_2_school.jpgBack to School Tax Free Weekend

 

From Friday morning 7/20/18 to Sunday night 77/22/18, clothing, school supplies, books and computer equipment will be sold without state taxes, and many cities and counties will also waive taxes on the same items throughout the weekend.


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Expand your network and productivity through community support. Entrepreneurs who need a home to build their startup will find a unique setting for success in our Innovation Center, located in the heart of the Wetumpka's Downtown Business District.

 

Tenants and Innovation Center Members will have access to workshops, mentors, strategic partners, and the entire community to leverage the skills they need for success.

Click here for more information.


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Would you like to pay for your membership dues online?

Click on this link!


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Click Here for our list of members.




Hampton Inn Wetumpka

350 South Main Street, Wetumpka, Alabama, 36092, USA

TEL: +1-334-4787698 FAX: +1-334-4787699

JOB FAIR: Monday, July 16th 9 am - 2 pm at the Wetumpka Civic Center

This hotel will soon be joining the Hilton Portfolio of Brands and is presently accepting reservations for arrival September 1, 2018 and beyond. The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce will post information regarding current employment opportunities with the hotel as soon as they are made available to us. Watch the Hampton Inn Wetumpka website for updates.  Thank you!

 



IMPACT WETUMPKA, a strategic capital campaign for the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce designed to target, preserve and transform our aging, at-risk city block in the heart of historic downtown into a pathway for our future. 

 

Read the letter to the membership

about Wetumpka's Downtown Renovation Project here.


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Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Wetumpka Downtown Redevelopment Plan


 

 

 

Wetumpka Chamber Events


 

Click here for the Chamber's monthly calendar

To see larger versions of the events listed below:

Click here for all Community Events


Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Need a larger view of the flyer? Click on this link to be redirected to our Community Calendar page.
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D & M's More Than Floors Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
2:00 pm
102 - C Main Street, Wetumpka
(In the former "Curves" building )
Come meet the owners Dave and Melissa Byrd and enjoy refreshments as we welcome them to Wetumpka!
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Marcia Weber Art Objects Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
118 E. Bridge Street (Next door to the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce)
Grand Opening and Open to the public
August 24th and Aug. 25th
11 am - 5 pm
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Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
and Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wind Creek Wetumpka Penthouse
100 River Oaks Drive, Wetumpka
"Celebrating Local Businesses"

Join the appreciation of our Chamber members with a Sunset Business Reception at Wind Creek Wetumpka Penthouse.
Heavy Appetizers, 2 Drinks from the Skybar, Networking, & Swag Bags!
Complimentary for all Chamber members in good standing. RSVP to Jamie Young at 334-567-4811 or jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org
by Thursday, August 16th.

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Quarterly Luncheon is being merged with the Wind Creek Business Appreciation Reception on August 21st from 6 pm to 9 pm at Wind Creek Wetumpka Penthouse. The reception is complimentary for all Chamber members in good standing and will include heavy appetizers, 2 drinks from the Skybar and a complimentary swag bag.
Please join us for three hours of networking with local business and community leaders!
If you have already registered and prepaid for the Summer Luncheon, your payment will defer to the Fall Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 At 11:30 am at the Wetumpka Civic Center. If you cannot attend the Fall Luncheon, we will provide a refund for your luncheon payment.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me regarding this event at 334-567-4811 or by email at jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org.
 
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CoosaPalooza Brewfest
Saturday, July 21, 2018
2 pm - 8 pm Brew Samplings & Live Music
8 pm -10 pm Jeff & the Johnsons
$20 Brewfest Booklet
Call Main Street Wetumpka for more details at
 334-478-5100




Riki's Ride 2018
River Perk and Deathwish Coffee are hosting Riki's Ride on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ Noon at River Perk @ 109 Company Street in downtown Wetumpka. Riki Rachtman, host of MTV's Headbanger's Ball fame is traveling the countryside by motorcycle with bikers from the charity "Stop Soldier Suicide" raising donations and spreading awareness about veteran suicide. He will be stopping in River Perk as part of his journey across country. Pictures,autographs and donations to the charity are welcome! Visit the website for more information on this important project:
Stop by River Perk anytime before August 23rd to make a donation to the Stop Soldier Suicide cause!
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Ambassador Meeting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Noon

Chamber Conference room

Feel free to bring your lunch!

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MERGED WITH OUR BUSINESS APPRECIATION RECEPTION AT WIND CREEK WETUMPKA ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21ST - NO LUNCHEON FOR AUGUST 9TH - PLEASE RSVP FOR THE BUSINESS APPRECIATION RECEPTION INSTEAD. THANK YOU!


Summer Quarterly Luncheon

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Please note: the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Quarterly Luncheon is being merged with the Wind Creek Business Appreciation Reception on August 21st from 6 pm to 9 pm at Wind Creek Wetumpka Penthouse. The reception is complimentary for all Chamber members in good standing and will include heavy appetizers, 2 drinks from the Skybar and a complimentary swag bag.


This is three hours of unlimited networking with local business and community leaders!


If you have already registered and prepaid for the Summer Luncheon, your payment will defer to the Fall Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 At 11:30 am at the Wetumpka Civic Center. If you cannot attend the Fall Luncheon, we will provide a refund for your luncheon payment.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me regarding this event at 334-567-4811 or by email at jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org. 


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WACC 2nd Annual

Drawdown & Silent Auction

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wetumpka Civic Center

$25 Dinner Only Ticket

$100 ticket includes dinner for two, 2 beverages and one entry into the drawdown

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd Annual Drawdown and Silent Auction, the Chamber's biggest fundraiser of the year, to benefit the Chamber's Building Fund with chances to win big prizes, and the opportunity to socialize with Elmore County's movers and shakers.

A $100 Drawdown ticket includes admission for two, two dinners, two drinks and one entry into the Drawdown.

Dinner only tickets are $25 and consist of one dinner, one drink and admission for one.


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3rd Annual

Haunted History Tours of Wetumpka

Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Sat. Oct. 27, 2018

7:00 pm - 10 pm Regular tour $15

7:00 pm to 12:00 am Extended Tour includes two hour paranormal investigation of Chamber $45

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Fall Quarterly Luncheon

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Wetumpka Civic Center

$15 per person

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BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXPO

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wetumpka Civic Center

Member 6' Booth Space : $75

Member 6' Booth Space with Electric: $100

Non-Member 6' Booth Space: $150

Non-Member 6' Booth Space with electric: $175

Register for a space online

Questions? Call 334-567-4811

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Chamber & Downtown Holiday Open House

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

116 E. Bridge Street

Complimentary Hot Cocoa & Cookies

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Join us for our next monthly meeting,

River Region Women in Business Group

Thursday, SEPT. 20th, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 at the Wetumpka Area Chamber conference room, 116 E. Bridge Street, Wetumpka

No cost to attend first meeting

Please RSVP to 334-651-8289 or sheainal@gmail.com


We'll see you there!

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Wetumpka Chamber Challengers

 

CHAIRMAN CIRCLE

 - Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

 - City of Wetumpka

 - Wind Creek Wetumpka Casino & Hotel

 - Jackson Thornton & Co.

 - River Bank and Trust

 

KEYSTONE LEVEL

 - Alabama Power Company 

 - Cumulus Broadcasting

 - The Wetumpka Herald

 - Productive I.T.

 

CATALYST LEVEL

 - Adams Drugs

 - ASE Credit Union

 - BB&T

 - First Community Bank of Central Alabama

 - Guardian Credit Union

 - Information Transport Solutions, Inc.

 - PrimeSouth Bank

 - Sam's Club

  - Wells Fargo 

  - WCOV FOX 20

 

Become a Challenger >

 




2018 NEW MEMBERS


Berney Office Solutions

Peck, Mary

Solar Nails

Titanium Music Productions Group, Inc.

O'Charleys

Bama's Best Products, LLC.

Bert's Tacklebox

Mrs. Cookie Knot

Mr. Ron Drinkard

Treehouse Candles

Brand New Promo

Just 4 U Cleaning

Marcia Weber Art Objects, Inc.

MD Revenue Solutions

Southern Cookie Cottage

A Wiggle and A Wag Dog Grooming Spa

State Farm Insurance Jackson Hagan Agency

D & M More Than Floors

Wetumpka FFA Alumni Chapter (Rodeo)

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

ProLine Motorsports

AFC Primed

Wetumpka Line Dancing


Pending Board of Director's Approval:

South Pointe Bank

Blue Ridge Chiropractic






Chamber Board Meeting Schedule:

All Board Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the Month at Noon at The Chamber's new offices located at 116 E. Bridge Street unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.

   

2018 WACC CHAMBER BOARD MEETING DATES

1/25/18       8:00 am - Noon Board Retreat & Meeting  @ Chamber       

No Board Meeting in Feb.

2/8/18    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Annual Awards Dinner and Meeting @ Civic Center - Board must be present for installation

*3/15/18  Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber

4/6/18     11:00 am    Golf Tournament @ Quail Walk

4/26/18   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber

5/22/18   11:30 am Spring Luncheon @ Civic Center

5/24/18   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

6/28/18   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

7/26/18   Noon    Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

8/9/18     11:30   Summer Luncheon @ Civic Center

8/23/18   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

9/11/18   5:30 - 8:30 pm Drawdown & Silent Auction

9/27/18   Noon   Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

*10/18/18  Noon  Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

10/24 -10/27/18 Haunted History Tours @ Chamber

11/13/18   11:30 Fall Quarterly Luncheon @ Civic Center

*11/15/18  Noon Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

11/27/18   2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Business EXPO@ Civic Center

12/7/18     6 pm Chamber Holiday Open House/ Nativity/ Luminaria/ Downtown Business Open House

*12/13/18  Noon Bd Mtg @ Chamber Offices

 

 *Board Meetings fall on the 4th Thursday of each month, but in months of holidays or conflicts with special events, board meetings will be moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month.

 
A special thank you to Austin's Flowers for creating all of the beautiful ribbons for each Grand Opening the Chamber provides!