BY HEATHER KNIGHT, STAFF WRITER/ PHOTOS BY CARLA WILSON AND SARAH STEPHENS
On Oct. 21, the Millbrook Area Chamber hosted the inaugural “Business Jive After Five” event, inviting area businesses to set up a table, meet and greet and share information about their services. The event was held at the Millbrook Area of Chamber office which shares a building with the Millbrook Economic Development office on Main Street.
Chamber members were given a free space for the event, as a thank you for their membership.
Chamber Director Elisa Jones, and Chamber Volunteer Janet Brown organized the day to highlight area businesses.
Participating businesses included:
Army National Guard
Carol Bowman-Lucretia Cauthen Realty
Chris the Cannaboss
City of Millbrook
Central Access-Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
River Region’s Elmore/Autauga News
Family Home Furniture
First Community Bank
Hot Rods in the Park, Casey’s Automotive
Ingram’s Farmers Market
K&T D.J. Service
MAX Credit Union
River Region Scottish Society
River Region Vision
Southpoint Mortgage Bank
We Care Family Medicine
“For our very first event I believe it to be a success. It was tight because we were so full. We hope to grow the event and appoint a chairperson to organize and plan it each year. We will have to seek a larger venue, perhaps the Millbrook Civic Center,” Jones said.
The event offered door prizes, samples, music, sweets and treats and so much more. The food was prepared by Max Credit Union, Catfish House and Ingram’s Farmers Market. In front of the building beautiful vehicles were available for viewing as well, thanks to Casey’s Automotive, which sponsors Hot Rods in the Park each year at Village Green.
“Business Jive After 5 came alive. It was such a pleasure meeting fellow business owners and colleagues. It was a really great start to an annual event,” said Brian Edgeworth, from Family Home Furniture.
The Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting a project by Leadership Elmore County. The Cans and Coats Drive will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Millbrook Chamber Office.
Leadership Elmore County -Cans & Coats- After Hours Mixer
Public · Hosted by Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
3390 Main St, Millbrook, AL 36054-3219, United States
Organizers will be accepting non-perishable food items, along with gently worn coats for all ages. Also accepted will be gently used hats, gloves and scarves. All food donations will benefit the W.E.L.C.O.M.E. Food Pantry and coats will be donated to those in need. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in donating to the cause, you can drop the items off at the Millbrook Area Chamber office from now until the event Nov. 7.