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For all Events in the City of Wetumpka: www.cityofwetumpka.com 

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Area Events






Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Administration

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

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YETI COOLER:
The first are $5 tickets (and they are also for sale at all four branches of PrimeSouth Bank) for your chance to  win an ultra-modern Yeti Cooler! The winning ticket will be drawn on 22 November at The Fur Ball
where you might also win $5000!
FURBALL:
 Fur Ball tickets are for sale (as well as at all PrimeSouth locations and The Humane Society) for $50 and each ticket is good for two people to join in the fun on Saturday, 22 November at Quail Walk Country Club, Wetumpka.
BILLY JOE ROYAL CONCERT:
Tickets are $25; 12 & under half-price at the Humane Society shelter for an evening with Billy Joe Royal (Down in the Boondocks, Cherry Hill Park, To Love Somebody and more) and The Rockets, along with Buddy Baker and The Dixie Drifters, 7 pm, Fri, 14 Nov at the Wetumpka Civic Center. Tickets are also available by contacting Buddy Baker at 334-740-0735, email to wbaker63@aol.com  or at R & R Music & Things, 2639 Notasulga Rd, Tallassee, 334-991-4682.

 If you want to learn more about the shelter just check out  www.elmorehumane.org , or call (334) 567-3377.









Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7 AM - 10 AM
Coaches Corner
203 Orline Street, Wetumpka
Tickets $5
Available at Chamber Office
110 East Bridge Street, Wetumpka
All Proceeds benefit the
Chamber's Downtown Renovation Building Fund
Tickets available at Chamber Office
110 East Bridge Street


Enjoy breakfast with your neighbors at Coaches Corner Restaurant located at 203 Orline Street in beautiful, historic downtown Wetumpka from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6th.


A variety of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee will be served by the Chamber’s Ambassadors. Breakfasts can be purchased eat-in or to-go.


On display will be historic photos of the buildings to be renovated. The Downtown Building Renovation Project is a fundraiser designed to raise awareness and funding through various efforts of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce for the renovation of the buildings located at 116 & 118 E. Bridge Street and 107 & 109 Court Street.


The charge is $5 for the breakfast with all proceeds funding the repair and renovation costs of the downtown buildings.


Tickets will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12th, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday- Friday at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, 110 East Bridge Street (One block in front of the Elmore County Courthouse) in Wetumpka.

"I think it will help the town to prosper. It will help the folks around here to prosper as well, but it will just bring some life back into downtown. It will be an exciting  place to come to visit. I mean we got the river, we got a lot of great things already going on in this downtown. Just to revitalize it would add to that," said Eric Hyde, Pancake Breakfast Chairman and Chamber Volunteer Ambassador with Edward Jones Investments.


For additional information, call the Chamber at (334) 567-4811 or visit the Chamber’s Website at www.wetumpkachamber.com .


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Saturday, Nov. 8th - Dec. 21st

Thursdays, Fridays &  Sundays

Noon - 4 PM

Saturdays

10 AM - 4 PM

Christmas Faire

Alabama River Region Arts Center

300 W. Tallassee Street, Wetumpka


 

Calling all artists and artisans...

For six weeks from November 15th thru December 21st 2014, the second annual Christmas Faire will be held every Thursday thru Friday and Sunday from noon - 4 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Alabama River Region Arts Center at 300 W. Tallassee Street in Wetumpka. The Arts Center Lobby and Hall will be filled with trees and decorated tables to display quality local handmade gifts and decorations.

Cost for displaying your items is free for ARRAC members and $20 for non-members.  We can arrange for the $20 fee to be paid from your first sales.  Christmas trees, tables and other display set-ups are available but the best space is limited to "first arrivals".  ARRAC has limited jewelry cases and display racks for cards, so please feel free to bring your own displays. Highly valuable items can be locked up over-night. Checking inventory "in and out" accommodations will be made for those artists planning other short-term arts and crafts shows such as Christmas on the Coosa.  You do not have to stay with your work, but volunteers are welcome.

Advertising and marketing will consist of Community Calendars in local newspapers, ARRAC’s website and Facebook page, as well as flyers distributed around the community and at upcoming functions. A copy of the flyer can be provided to you for your own mail list, or an electronic version in PDF format can be emailed for your email list distribution. Exhibitors are required to submit a photo and/or a sample of each item to be sold along with the application.  Products will be juried in.  Only personally handcrafted or assembled items will be accepted.  **No import trinkets are allowed. ARRAC reserves the right to refuse entry. If an entry has been misrepresented in any way, the exhibitor will not be permitted to participate and space rental fees will be forfeited.**

For more information call Theresa Wayne at 334-300-9394, or

leave a message at the Arts Center by calling 334-578-9485.

 

- See more at: http://www.arrac.org/index.php/christmas-faire#sthash.YKtLNI7s.dpuf






December 9- Decorating Contest
December 2-Tree Lighting
December 5- Progressive Nativity / Luminary Night/ Chamber of Commerce & Downtown Business Open House
December 4- The Nelon's and The LeFevre Quartet Concert
December 9- Decorations Contest
December 13- Christmas on the Coosa
                    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.- Arts and Crafts(behind City Admin)
                    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Car Show (Gold Star Park)
                      7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.- Character Breakfast (Civic Center)
                    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- Gold Star Stage Performances
                      2:00 p.m. - Street Parade
                      5:00 p.m. - Ski-in Santa/Boat Parade
                      6:00 p.m.- FIREWORKS


Wetumpka Senior Center Activities

 

For More Information on Wetumpka Senior Center's Calendar of Events, Click Here:

http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=522

 


                                          

Small Business Administration Online Webinars

 

Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP todayAffordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will host a free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

 

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall.

 







 

Humane Society of Elmore County Events Click Here



Alabama Bass Trail Events Click Here



Alabama Cooperative Extension System  - Elmore County Extension Activities & Events Click Here


   Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, Millbrook Events Click Here


Wetumpka Depot Players Events Click Here


Millbrook Community Players Events Click Here


Venture Outdoors TV Show featuring Wetumpka, AL Click here


Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel & Casino Schedule of Events:

http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Calendar


1-866-WIND-360
100 River Oaks Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092


 


 DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION OFFICE CLOSED ON THURSDAYS

 The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.


 

Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



 

 National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President. (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
758 Karrh Rd
Prattville, AL  36067
334-799-2261

www.NARFE.org 



 



 

Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

 

DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan PresentationKick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

 

Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

Development Block Grant

Read the full article here:

                                                                                       

 

SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

 



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ARTWALK WETUMPKA

Artwalk Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.





Online Events


 

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COURSE: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

SBA's free online course will help you protect your business information online. This self-paced training covers topics that include what cybersecurity is, the importance of securing information, the kind of information that should be secured, types of cyber threats and tips for guarding against online hackers and breaches.

> Take the course

 

VIDEO: Women's Small Business Month- How to Start and Grow Your Business

Starting a business takes motivation, desire, and talent. It also takes planning and preparation. In this video, you will learn the many ways SBA helps women have the tools they need to succeed—from providing counseling and training through Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and SBA District Offices in every state. You will also hear from Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of Grommet. Jules is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School and was named one of Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013.

> Watch the video

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Doing Business with the U.S. Government: Are You Ready?

Join the Minority Business Development Agency and SBA for a webinar on how to prepare to do business with the federal government. Learn how SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program helps socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain a foothold in government contracting.

  • Wednesday, October 29
  • 1 PM ET

> Read more and register

 

SBA and PayPal Present: How to Export Online

Learn about a new tool for exporters – PayPal Passport – as well as several US government tools to help grow an online business in markets around the world. Join us Thursday, November 6 at 2 PM ET to find out about:

  • New trade corridors
  • Seasonal sales peaks around the world
  • Shipping and distribution logistics
  • Currency exchange and fees

> Read more and register


Take Your Small Business Global!

Join us to learn how to get paid for – and how to finance – your export sales. Discover four commonly used international methods of payment and loan programs specifically designed to help exporters during this webinar on Wednesday, November 12 at 12 PM.

> Read more and register

 

Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://awards.sba.gov.

> Read more


8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services

Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to increase your small business sales.

> Read more

 

Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP todayAffordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will host a free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

 

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall.

 

How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

Small business size standards define the maximum size that a company can be to qualify as a small business. These standards are used to help determine whether your business is eligible for SBA’s small business programs, including financial assistance. Here's what you need to know.

> Read more

 

Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

The I-Corp program helps scientist-entrepreneurs become more business savvy rooted in applying the principles of “evidence-based customer discovery” as they develop their prototypes. Here's what that means.

> Read more

 

5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

Are you thinking about starting a business, but nervous about the actual step forward? It’s understandable to be apprehensive about such a large investment of time and money with no guaranteed success, but these fears must be overcome so you can at least give it a try.

> Read more

 

Franchise Due Diligence: 3 Revealing Questions To Ask Franchisees

Before you sign on the dotted line for that franchise you’ve been investigating, it’s important to make sure you have asked existing franchisees some key questions. Here are three of them.

> Read more

 

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Counseling and Training

Get free business training and counseling - online and across the country.

 

Online Government Contracting Training

Understanding government contracts and how to obtain them.

 


 


Santuck Flea Market

7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

OPEN:  12/6/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

imports, food, and more.The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

Prices: Free admission, free parking available

Phone: 334-567-7400
Link:
Santuck Flea Market

 



 


 


 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

The Wetumpka Exchange Club Bass Tournament

Saturday, September 5, 2015

6 AM -2 PM

Gold Star Park

1st Place $2,000

Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456





View Freshwater Tournaments  Upcoming LAKE JORDAN Tournaments

  
 
 
 



LAKE JORDAN BASS TOURNAMENT  - FEBRUARY 14, 2015

All regular season tournaments are single-day team events held on Saturdays. A mandatory registration and pre-tournament meeting will take place on the preceding Friday, beginning at 5:00 P.M. Each team member must check in in person at the designated site during official registration and present a valid fishing license and proof of boat insurance. See 2015 rules for complete details and refund policy.

Registration & Pre-Tournament Meeting

February 13, 2015
Wetumpka Civic Center
410 South Main Street, 
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Registration: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Pre-Tournament Meeting: 7:00 P.M.

Launch & Weigh In

February 14, 2015
Boat Check &amp: Bonners Landing & State Boat Ramp

Blast-off & Weigh In – All Anglers
State Boat Ramp
Boat Ramp Road

Fish Size: 12 inches on Largemouth and spotted bass
Off-limits Areas: Within 100 yards of the ramp at the State Boat Ramp

Accepted Species

Largemouth, Spotted and Smallmouth bass

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