Members in the News

  • 2019 03 14 Grand Opening Paper Pushers

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  • 2016 07 21 pernickety

    New gift shop, boutique now open

    Pernickety celebrated its grand opening on July 21 at 11 Grove St. on the square. Owned by Krystle Sealy, Pernickety offers women’s  clothing, home décor, interior decorating, wedding planning and coordinating, art classes, custom gift baskets  and monograming. The new business relocated from Blakely, GA and will also host events such as birthday parties for children and adults, and wedding and baby showers . Contact Pernickety at (334)632-0171.

    Pernickety
    11 Grove St.
    Owner: Krystle Sealy
    (334)632-0171

  • 2018 02 10 grand opening simply perfect

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  • 2016 02 05 grand opening small special occasions
  • 2016 02 05 small special occasions

    2016 02 05 grand opening small special occasions

    Small Special Occasions
    301 Boynton St.
    Owner: Erica Freeman
    (334)721-4776

  • 2016 03 01 smiths true value

    2016 03 18 smiths hardware grand opening

    Smith's True Value
    16648 US Hwy 431
    Owner: John Smith
    (334)693-0204

  • 2019 04 17 grand opening the grille and oyster bar

    Welcome to Headland and to the Chamber of Commerce! The Grille and Oyster Bar celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting on April 17. John Craft and Karen Carter opened up the new business in the former 3 Pigs location, 16352 U.S. Hwy 431 S in Headland They offer seafood, steaks, burgers and more. Find them on Facebook or call (334) 693-0293.

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  • 2019 04 18 grand opening timeless strands salon

    The Chamber celebrated the opening of Timeless Strands Salon during their open house on April 18. Congratulations to Sandra Lee, owner of the new salon that opened in the old Taylor Barber Shop at 40 E. Church Street in downtown Headland. They offer color, cuts, perms, waxing, shaves, extensions, and much more. Services are provided for men, women, and children. Find them on Facebook or call (334) 785-5537.

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  • 2016 10 11 grand openingp To The Point Dance Academy

    To The Pointe Dance Academy celebrated it's grand opening with a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Formerly Steps Dance Studio, To The Pointe Dance Academy opened this month at their new location on the square in the old NAPA building located at 21 Park St. next to the library. For more information about classes call 334-322-5086

  • 2016 01 12 grand opening todd farms

    Todd Farms Grand Opening

    2016 01 12 todd farms grand opening announcement

    Todd Farms General Store & Cafe
    19329 US Hwy 431
    Owners: Joe Todd, Dewey & Annette Todd
    (334)693-2004

  • Grand Opening - Wiregras Behavioral

    Wiregrass Behavioral Systems
    6501 US Hwy 431 N
    Headland, AL 36345
    Dr. Bascom Bradshaw
    334-792-6736

  • Congratulations Julie and Bill Barber, owners of the new Headland business, You Never Know Ceramic Studio, located at 5 Grove St, on the square. The Chamber with the Barbers during their Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting on Thursday, Sept. 7. What a fun place to spend some creative time. You can schedule parties and groups by calling them at (334) 785-5496

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  • 2015 10 Elite Vision
    2015 grand opening elite vision

    Elite Vision Family Eye Care
    16662 US Hwy 431 S
    Headland, AL 36345
    Dr. Bryan Brown
    334-693-3937

  • Objectives:
    The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Director initiates programs, which promote activities to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Headland area and ensure the business community will prosper and grow.

    Responsibilities:

    1. The development, execution, and documentation of Chamber projects for the Headland area.
    2. Oversee fund raising programs with the help of the board of directors and volunteers.
    3. To develop a plan and timeline of work.
    4. Work with the Board to develop and present a plan of operation, the annual budget, and the funding process.
    5. Oversee office procedures and manage overhead costs within the approved budget.
    6. Represent the community locally, regionally and nationally.
    7. Work cooperatively on joint projects with the Headland Main Street director.
    8. Foster a healthy working relationship with the city and county.
    9. Provide educational opportunities for businesses and community members through Troy University Small Business Development and other sources.
    10. Communicate effectively the issues confronting business and property owners, public agencies, and community organizations
    11. Attend Chamber training seminars and retreats.
    12. Promote the Chamber of Commerce and its members.

    Duties:

    1. Maintain office services by organizing office operations, routing correspondence and providing information services to members, including a monthly e-newsletter, Facebook and website posts.
    2. Facilitate membership campaigns working with the Board of Directors and volunteers.
    3. Survey and address member needs and identify community program needs. Develop and oversee program implementation. Measure program effectiveness. Provide monthly membership updates to the Board.
    4. Establish and manage a membership retention plan, including invoicing and tracking membership payments.
    5. Keep the Board of Directors informed by reviewing and analyzing reports, summarizing and presenting information and requests. Plan monthly Board meetings and reports.
    6. Provide the members of the board of directors, and others as appropriate with the leadership and tools they need to build membership in the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce and to increase available funds.
    7. Plan regular events with the Board members/committees by identifying, assembling and coordinating requirements, establishing contacts, developing schedules and assignments, promoting events, coordinating mailing lists and setup and breakdown of events.
    8. Coordinating and promoting ribbon cutting ceremonies for members.
    9. Work with the Treasurer in maintaining financial accounts and historical financial records. Monitor budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts. Prepare financial reports for monthly Board meetings as well as at the request of the President.
    10. Ensure Chamber’s compliance with Federal, State of Alabama, and local regulations/requirements.
    11. Coordination, attendance and maintenance of minutes and record keeping at Chamber Board meetings and certain committee meetings.

    12.Maintian the membership Kiosk located in the municipal building.

    1. Market and promote Chamber activities, programs and goals.
    2. Maintain social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and the Chamber web page. Post events on Event and tourism websites.
    3. Establish networks, maintain a sound working relationship and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
    4. Establish and maintain contact log noting new members and leads using Chamber Master. Provide monthly membership updates to the Board.
    5. Provide business assistance and act as a resource for new and existing local businesses.
    6. Work with local government, business, and other organizations to encourage economic development in Headland. Enhance the recruitment of new business and assist property owners and Realtors in the marketing of vacant properties.
    7. Create materials and events to heighten tourism, revitalization efforts, retention and expansion programs, and infrastructure development. Respond to all inquiries
    8. Learn new systems/software programs to support the Chamber.
    9. Hire, supervise and train interns and volunteers. Develop and maintain an active volunteer list and assign duties as necessary.
    10. Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. College degree preferred. Previous experience in a Chamber of Commerce. (Degree and experience in at least one of the following fields: business, public relations, communications, finance, event planning or related field.)
    2. Being entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, creative, well organized, self-motivated, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
    3. Sound time management skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and a high level of professionalism
    4. Strong verbal communication skills. This position requires communication with Headland area citizens, business, city government leaders, and area media. Verbal communication duties may include public speaking, fund raising, membership drives, and early morning television interviews, and on location interviews.
    5. Strong written communication skills. Written communication includes emails, newsletters, brochures, social media posts, letters, and requests for information, quotations or proposals.
    6. Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel Spread sheets, Microsoft Publisher, QuickBooks, Chamber Master, Power Point and others as needed.
    7. Knowledge of budgeting and record keeping.
    8. Fund raising experience
    9. Available to work a flexible schedule for special events, Chamber business meetings and continuing education training.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Biweekly salary of $_____________________. Possibility of annual bonus based upon agreed membership incentive program.

    Five paid vacation days, three paid sick days.

    Paid holidays as follows: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

    DISCLAIMER This Position Description contains information about the Executive Director position and is to be viewed as guidelines only. The Executive Board reserves the right to interpret and administer the provisions of this Position Description as needed. The Board of Directors has the maximum discretion permitted by law to change, modify or delete any provision contained in this Position Description at any time with or without notice. However, oral statements or representations cannot supplement, change or modify the provisions in this Position Description. The guidelines in this Position Description are not intended to in any way create any contractual obligations with respect to employment.

  • Rhonda HarrisonCity— 10-17-19 This week, Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Rhonda Harrison  announced her retirement for December of this year. Rhonda Harrison is a familiar face for our area. She has served as an advocate for Headland, local businesses and economic development for the last six years.

    “I truly believe Headland and the Chamber is poised for incredible growth and prosperity for the future and that this is the best time for such a transition. I cannot begin to express my deep appreciation for the opportunities you all have given me the past six years to be able to work alongside you for the betterment of our community. I am forever grateful. I love you all, and I love Headland,” said Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Rhonda Harrison .

     “On behalf of the Board, we cannot thank Rhonda enough for the work and dedication she has provided for the Chamber,” said Pete Crews, Board of Directors President, Headland Area Chamber of Commerce. “We love Rhonda and she will be missed.”

    The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.  Information about the position is available at www.headlandal.org and Facebook/headlandareachamberofcommerce. If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to headlandevents@gmail.com , attention Pete Crews.  Deadline for application is October 29, 2019.

  • logo working cows dairyThe General Store at Todd Farms now carries milk products from Working Cows Dairy in Slocomb, AL. A Working Cows delivery truck will be parked in front of the store until May 2 and they will be offering free samples (while supplies last). “It is absolutely delicious and very healthy,” Dewey Todd said. “Regular store milk is pasteurized to 200 degrees, which kills the healthy enzymes. The FDA only requires 145 degrees, which is what Working Cows Dairy does. This milk is not homogenized, so you ‘shake before you drink.’ It will remind you of the milk you got fresh at Grandma's house. We offer whole, 2%, skim and chocolate milk, and fresh organic whipping cream. We have several customers who buy the whipping cream and make their own organic butter.”

  • Johnny Lee has been chosen Grand Marshal for the 2015 Headland Christmas Parade. This year’s parade theme is “A Christmas Parade of Lights” and is set for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6pm.  The Grand Marshal will lead the parade through the downtown area followed by bands, floats, queens, dignitaries, horses and Santa Claus.

  • logo lesaffreOn Tuesday, January 10, Antoine BAULE, CEO of Lesaffre, Thomas Benner, President and CEO at Lesaffre Yeast Corporation LLC and Red Star Yeast, and Didier Masy, General Manager of Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations, inaugurate the new Lesaffre Yeast Corporation drying facility in Headland, Alabama and celebrate the launch of Leaf’s
    new bioengineered yeast for ethanol production.

    Lesaffre celebrates a major milestone with the inauguration of its first yeast drying facility in the United States. The drying facility is located in Headland, Alabama where Lesaffre and Red Star Yeast operate a cream yeast facility since the 1990’s.

    On January 10, at the occasion of the grand opening of the yeast drying facility, Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations, announced the launch of its new bioengineered yeast, ER-Xpress™, a robust enzyme expressing yeast specifically developed for the US bioethanol industry. This new strain will be produced and dried in the new facility.

    “Lesaffre is pleased to invest and extend its industrial yeast manufacturing network in the USA. This new yeast drying capacity will enable us to continue to develop tailored products and to address our white biotech customers’ development strategies.” says Antoine Baule, CEO of Lesaffre.

  • Living Waters Counseling celebrated the completion of their vision for the facility with thededication of five new cabins on February 25. The Christian counseling facility is located at 2130 County Rd. 125 in Headland.

    Two of the cabins are dorms and sleep 10 and three of them are buddy cabins for families and camp leaders. The cabins are available for youth, marriage and pastoral retreats. The cabins may also be used for disaster or crisis situations where churches can help sponsor a family in need. Call 693-3380 for more information.

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