The Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce is presenting our “Save the Date Christmas Gala” benefiting Angel Tree Ministries & Jimmy Hale Missions. The Gala will be on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Grayson Valley Country Club. We will have dinner, music, and a silent auction. As a business you have the opportunity to sponsor the event, a table, or the silent auction and all of the profits will benefit our chosen non-profits this year. For more information contact Greg Carroll, Board President -540-6632, Deana Carroll, Event Coordinator -655-3455 or Ronnie Dixon at Clay City Hall.
The chamber had a ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 3rd, for the new Dollar General. They had their grand opening and the store was full. In attendance was new councilman Ben Thackerson, new Mayor Charles Webster, council woman and chamber president Becky Johnson, and board members from the chamber.
The new council members will be “sworn in” on Monday, November 5. The community is invited to come to the “swearing-in” ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Clay Community Center on Clay-Palmerdale Road. The pre-council meeting that normally occurs before the regular council meeting is cancelled. A reception will follow the “swearing-in” ceremony and a brief council meeting will be at 7 p.m.
The new council will be made up of:
- Mayor Charles Webster
- Councilor Becky Johnson
- Councilor Kevin Small
- Councilor Ricky Baker
- Councilor Ben Thackerson
- Councilor Mark Halstead
The 2012 edition of the Alabama Butterbean Festival is in the books as a huge success. We thought the date change would effect the attendance this year but apparently it was the right choice. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office estimated over 35,000 in attendance and that would be the largest crowd to date. Most all of the vendors enjoyed bigger sales, the crowd stayed longer since the temperatures were absolutely perfect, and the fireworks display on Friday night was absolutely spectacular!. If you missed this year then make sure you don’t miss it next year, it will be bigger than ever.
The Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Center Point Chamber and the Trussville Chamber to present our first “Speednetworking Breakfast.” If you haven’t been to one, here’s how it works: everybody will have one minute to go around their table and introduce themselves, tell the company they work for, and something about themselves. After about 8 minutes and everybody has had a turn, a timer will indicate that it’s time to switch to another table and start over. It’s a great way to network!
The breakfast will be on Thursday, September 27, at the Grayson Valley Country Club. A buffet breakfast will begin at 7 a.m., and networking will begin at approximately 7:45. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!
The breakfast is sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, America’s First Federal Credit Union, and Carroll Pharmacy in Trussville and Clay.