Business leaders recognized by Calera Chamber

Published 8:01 am Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Calera Chamber of Commerce recognized businesses who have contributed to its success in a luncheon held at Timberline Country Club. (contributed)

By MOLLIE BROWN / Community Columnist

The Calera Chamber of Commerce recognized community business leaders Aug. 14 in a luncheon held at Timberline Country Club. Five businesses were recognized as level one supporters. A. C. Legg, Inc. led in contributors.

“Not only does A.C. Legg sponsor luncheons and support our annual golf tournament and firefighter and police officer of the year award, but at any time if we get in a bind we can always count on Jim Purvis,” chamber president Bill Davis said.

Central State Bank is the chamber’s No. 2 contributor with luncheon and golf tournament sponsorships. In addition, the bank donated $1,000 to purchase an office laptop computer.

Lhoist North America, ARGOS USA-Roberta Plant and Vulcan Materials Co. finished out the top five, respectively, contributing for luncheon and golf sponsorships.

Six businesses received level two recognition. The City of Calera was recognized for its $55 monthly donation toward the chamber’s water and sewer bill. The city also provides use of the community center at no charge. Victory Buick GMC and Saiia Construction Co., two of the chamber’s newest members, have exceeded expectations with contributions towards luncheons and the golf tournament. Timberline Golf Club hosts the monthly chamber luncheons at a reasonable cost and supports the annual golf tournament. The Hampton Inn provided advertising and Alabama Power is a tournament sponsor.

Executive Director Gail Blankenship recognized in-kind services. Sav Mor Food Outlet leads in services and resources given to the chamber.

“Bill Davis gives so much in time, labor resources and use of equipment to help make the chamber successful. In the past he provided luncheon meals from his Ribs-To-Go wagon as well as used it for fundraisers.”

Calera IDB provides an office for the chamber at no cost. Additionally, the company pays the building insurance, helps with maintenance and are contributors to the Alabama Firefighters Museum. Calera Monthly O. Advertising gives free advertising for the chamber’s beautification awards, luncheon pictures and chamber announcements at no charge.

Barbara’s Candles supports the tournament, provides door prizes and spends time and resources for chamber events. Alabama National Guard has worked with the chamber in providing manpower support for the annual Christmas parades.


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