Scholarship program fundraising efforts underway; the
Chamber's sixth annual golf tournament set for August 19
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
The Chamber awarded $9,000 in scholarships this month, an increase
of $3,000 over the 2016 amount. Five $1,500 scholarships were
awarded to Plainview High School students, and another $1,500 went
to a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy (the scholarship
program started in 2000 with one $500!). In recent years, the
growing scholarship program has been funded through an annual
, and plans are underway to continue the
on August 19 at the Rainsville Golf & Country Club
The success of the 2017
will depend on the generosity of a few
dozen sponsors and the thrill-seeking competitors. Visit our
Go to our Mother's Day shopping page to find out where
to go in Rainsville for last-minute gifts
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
Several gift shops, boutiques and other specialty retailers offer
last-minute shoppers opportunities to get the perfect Mother's Day
gift. We have prepared a page, www.rainsville.info/2017-mothers-day-open-house.html
with a map showing the places where gifts should be found.
The variety is broad and the places are spread out across the city.
We hope you will use the map and Facebook links found on the
to plan your last-minute Mother's Day shopping adventure.
Also visit our
where we have "shared" posts by several of the
retailers Mother's Day gift-related posts that we could find.
The Rusty Lantern to host Open House
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
Owners Teresa Davis and Lanita Allen of The
Rusty Lantern Workshop
invite you to their Open House this
Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be some prize
drawings, gourmet food samples and other nice things for shoppers to
Rusty Lantern Workshop
opened in April at 111 Main Street
(Alabama Hwy 35) East next door to Black’s Tire. Think refurbished
furniture, antiques, home decor, artsy signs, fashion accessories,
gift baskets and much more. Their regular business hours are 10-5 on
Wednesday through Friday, and 10-2 on Saturday. Learn more at their
There will be a ribbon cutting at The
on May 10 at 11 a.m.
Industrial Appreciation Breakfast is May 2nd
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
Leaders from Rainsville manufacturing facilities, utilities and
other industry- or economic development-related organizations
are invited to join the Rainsville Industrial Development Board
along with the City of Rainsville and the Chamber of Commerce at
breakfast on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 a.m. at Kelly's Kitchen.
The Pine Rose Florist comes to Rainsville's Main Street
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
Lynn Hendrix has moved her florist business to 611 Main Street West
in Rainsville. It was formerly located in the Buttram's Crossroads
area. A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, April 12th (ribbon
). Follow The
Pine Rose Florist on Facebook
Big news: new ownership at Rainsville Auto Glass
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
Fred Bobo owned and operated Rainsville Auto Glass for over 27
years. The business was recently acquired by Joshua Brandon and
Sandra Tipton. The shop located at 3204 Main Street (Alabama Hwy 35)
East in Rainsville is the leading automobile glass service company
in DeKalb County. Think windshield replacement, windshield repair,
window regulators, etc. They also offer replacement glass for just
about any other type of window.
Contact Rainsville Auto Glass at 256-638-7888.
Reception honoring House Majority Leader Nathaniel
Ledbetter planned for Thursday, March 23 at TBEC
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
Ledbetter was recently named as Majority Leader for the Alabama
House of Representatives -- the first freshman state representative
ever named to that position. Join us in congratulating Ledbetter for
this accomplishment. Several state officials are expected to be on
hand. The reception starts at 6 p.m.
Liberty Tax raising money for Addicts 4 Christ; offering
free tax service to police officers, firemen, senior citizens
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
(129 Main Street East in Rainsville) has partnered
with Addicts for Christ in a fundraising effort. Watch for details
about a roadside party. Also, Liberty is now offering FREE tax
returns to the following persons:
• police officers
• school administration
• city officials
• active military and veterans
• senior citizens
• doctors, nurses and medical staff.
Contact the Rainsville location at 256-304-6970 for details.
Kelly's Kitchen new location opened March 21
UPDATED BY TIM EBERHART ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
The ribbon cutting ceremony for Kelly's Kitchen's new location in
the Sand Mountain Plaza was held on March 27. At the present time
Kelly's is open for breakfast and lunch.
Kitchen on Facebook
Get to know Polyvance better with their latest video
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
The Chamber's Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
to feature catered lunch, comedian
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
are now on sale for the annual Adminstrative
Professionals Day Luncheon
slated for Wednesday, April 26,
2017 at the Tom
Bevill Enrichment Center
in Rainsville. The luncheon is
designed to give CEO's, department heads and other bosses an
opportunity to treat their admin staff to a special event during
National Administrative Professionals Week.
will provide the entertainment. Lunch will be
catered. Several door prizes will be given away including two large
Order tickets by April 17th by calling 256-638-7800, emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using the credit card widget found on
Ribbon cutting set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8
at Liberty Tax Service
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
has opened a new location near the heart of
Rainsville at 129
Main Street (Alabama Hwy 35) East
. There will be ribbon
cutting ceremony there at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8.
There are now 43 Liberty
locations in Alabama and over 4,000 across North America.
promise: friendly, accurate and with a money-back
guarantee.” , you can count on their knowledge of income tax issues
when they prepare your personal or small business taxes. With
Liberty “you're getting a partner who will stand with you and
actively seek out your best interests” and “biggest refunds.”
Follow the Rainsville
location on Facebook
As Close As Family's grand opening postponed
UPDATED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
The grand opening planned at As Close As Family has been postponed
until later in the month of February. The new business will provide
non-medical home care services such as caregiver service,
housekeeping, meal prep, companionship, laundry, errands and
appointments. It will be located in the heart of the city at 27
Parker Avenue - Suite B behind Merle Norman.
Events and activities for 2017: the Chamber is always
open to feedback and ideas
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
Some of our primary annual endeavors are coming up in the spring.
Our Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon will be on April 26.
We will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships at PHS and one at
Cornerstone this spring. For PHS seniors who would like to go ahead
and examine them, the scholarship applications are available on the
. For Cornerstone’s seniors, we will be ironing out the
application process soon.
We are looking for one or two member businesses who would be
interested in hosting a Rainsville Business After Hours or a Lunch
& Learn in the spring. When a business hosts one of these, they
generally provide the location and the refreshments. They can
provide a program and also use the opportunity to spotlight their
business and its products or services. We promote these events
through invitations, email reminders, Facebook and announcements.
We are seeking feedback from the business community in regard to the
type of workshop and keynoter we could put together for 2017.
If you have seminar ideas to share, or if you have suggestions for
helping make us more effective at doing what we do in 2017.
Bill and Judy Ayers to receive the 2017 Rainsville
Persons of the Year award
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016
The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently named
Bill and Judy Ayers its Rainsville Persons of the Year for 2017. The
award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting on January
The Chamber has named a Person of the Year each year since 1990.
Both long-time educators, the Ayers have been dedicated to Plainview
School and its activities for many decades. To many people in the
Rainsville community, perhaps they are best known for working at
most Plainview sporting events since the mid-1980s.
Judy Ayers currently serves as the high school librarian, keeps
school inventory, and organizes senior activities including
baccalaureate and graduation. She also previously served many years
as an English teacher, cheerleader coach and much more.
Bill Ayers retired a few years ago after nearly three decades as a
teacher. He continues to volunteerily keep the stats for most of the
Plainview sports teams. He also continues to help the school when
computer problems arise, and he operates the PHS Bears sports
website, 2muchblue.com. Currently, he also serves as the chairperson
of the Rainsville Public Library board.
For details about the award or the Chamber’s annual meeting on
January 19, contact the Rainsville Chamber at 256-638-7800 or
email@example.com, or visit www.rainsville.info.
Deadline is December 5th for Rainsville Person of the
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the
next Rainsville Person of the Year award, but the deadline is now
only a few days away.
The award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting on
The Chamber has honored one outstanding citizen as it’s Person of
the Year each winter since 1990.
Nominations should be submitted in the form of a letter describing
the impact the nominee has had on the community and its people,
along with the traits, achievements and other factors that make the
individual an outstanding citizen.
Ideally, the letter will be from 300 to 700 words in length, but
longer ones will be accepted. They can be mailed to the Rainsville
Chamber; PO Box 396, Rainsville, AL 35986, dropped off at the
Chamber office, or emailed.
Christmas at the Crossroads to feature 57th Annual
Rainsville Christmas Parade, the Santa Dash and a Christmas
POSTED BY TIM EBERHART ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Pictured: Victoria Griffith.
Annual Rainsville Christmas Parade
will start at 4 p.m. on
Saturday, December 10. Lineup will start at 3 p.m. The Santa Dash, a
fun run or walk of a little over one mile, will lead out the parade
at 4 p.m.
The free Christmas concert with Victoria Griffith and her live band
will be held at 6 p.m. at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center.
There will be a float contest for non-commercial entries with a top
prize of $500 for the top entry.
Visit the parade
for parade entry form, details and updates.