October 8, 2018
The Chamber sent membership renewals through the mail October 1st. Please contact the Chamber if you have any questions.


Please read through the newsletter to stay caught up on everything going on with the Chamber, and click the links at the bottom of this e-mail to follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you can keep up with all our activities. And feel free to contact me at any time. Thanks for all your support of the Chamber of Commerce.

Ashley M. Crane

Ashley M. Crane
Executive Director
  CHAMBER HAPPENINGS!
Contact Chamber to Register!
Contact Chamber for Sponsorship Applications
or Vendor Applications.

chamber@greatervalleyarea.com

334.642.1411

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Professional Services!
Locally owned and operated; LV Pro Studio dba Merle Norman, offers high quality, American made cosmetics including the latest advancements in skin care and anti-aging technology. We offer complimentary facials, skin assessments and foundation checks to all customers, as well as instruction in the use and application of all products.    

We also offer professional airbrush and standard make up application for events such as prom, photo shoots and weddings. These services are offered in the studio or on site.

Merle Norman was established in 1931 in Los Angeles, California. All products are proudly made in America and are all researched and tested using only the most advanced standards and never tested on animals. Merle Norman started the “try before you buy” philosophy, which continues to this day, emphasizing our strong stand on customer service. We believe in the free makeover and that the right makeup can change your life.

Merle Norman Valley also offers a full selection of boutique style clothing; featuring our newest addition, Jane Marie jewelry and T-shirts. We have something for every one in this great line!

Greenleaf fragrances are another spotlight product proudly made in the USA and we carry a great selection of sachets, oil diffusers and other amazing products for the home!

Owned and operated by Caleb Walls and Melanie Colley since 2012, the tradition of Merle Norman in the Greater Valley Area carries on since the 1940’s. As proud members of the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, we strive to make a positive impact on our community. Our customers and our community are our business and our number one priority. We look forward to serving our customers and invite everyone to come in and let us assist you, whether it’s just a quick foundation check or coming to your wedding venue to help make your special day perfect!
 
Please give us a call 334.768.3393 or visit our website www.lvprostudios.com . You can also see what’s happening at Merle Norman on our Facebook page: Merle Norman Valley; or on Instagram@ ValleyMerleNorman. 

We are located at #3 Chambers Square Valley, Alabama.  Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
  COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS!
Mark Your Calendar
VHS Pride Band
Please consider helping another in need – nothing to buy, nothing to sell – just donate your shoes that you no longer need or wear or that you have outgrown – ALL shoes and ALL sizes needed: dance, tap, ballet, sneakers, boots, heels, flats, flip flops, sandals, cleats, house shoes… from babies to adults
 
One of our biggest fundraisers this year will be centered around trying to teach invaluable lessons to our students. We hope to inspire generosity, promote awareness, show the importance of team building, educate about sustainability, and ecofriendly alternatives; how one simple gesture can make such a huge impact not only in the lives of others and our eco system, but also within themselves. In return for their hard work and efforts, the company Funds2Orgs will pay them for each bag of shoes they collect. So rather than trying to sell multiple different things throughout the year (we will still have a few fundraisers like cokes, shirts, etc.) and asking everyone to buy, donate or sponsor, we will be focusing on simply asking for unwanted and unneeded shoes that people would otherwise throw away or leave piled in the closet.
 
If other businesses or organizations would like to generously offer to aid in our efforts to collect as many shoes as possible over the next 3 months, we would certainly appreciate it! We sincerely hope that the public will like this idea as much as we do and be willing to drop off their gently worn and used (or new) shoes. All shoes are needed: heels, boots, cleats, sandals, dance, ballet, flip flops, etc., Kids, infants, toddlers, and adults.
 
One of our biggest fundraisers this year will be centered around trying to teach invaluable lessons to our students. We hope to inspire generosity, promote awareness, show the importance of team building, educate about sustainability, and ecofriendly alternatives; how one simple gesture can make such a huge impact not only in the lives of others and our eco system, but also within themselves. In return for their hard work and efforts, the company Funds2Orgs will pay them for each bag of shoes they collect. So rather than trying to sell multiple different things throughout the year (we will still have a few fundraisers like cokes, shirts, etc.) and asking everyone to buy, donate or sponsor, we will be focusing on simply asking for unwanted and unneeded shoes that people would otherwise throw away or leave piled in the closet.
 
If other businesses or organizations would like to generously offer to aid in our efforts to collect as many shoes as possible over the next 3 months, we would certainly appreciate it! We sincerely hope that the public will like this idea as much as we do and be willing to drop off their gently worn and used (or new) shoes. All shoes are needed: heels, boots, cleats, sandals, dance, ballet, flip flops, etc., Kids, infants, toddlers, and adults.
 
The shoe drive will take place from 9-13-2018 to 11-12-18. If you have any questions you can contact Kathy Ann Ogle (Hornsby), Colleen Boyd, Kitty Deloach - we are all on FB. For any business or Organization, or Church who would be interested in helping us make a difference, please private message with a contact number and any questions; we will get with you as quick as we can. 
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  COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS!
Johnny's New York Style Pizza
Thank You To Our Premier Sponsors!
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Ashley M. Crane
Executive Director

Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
2102 South Broad Avenue | PO BOX 205 | Lanett, Alabama 36863

334-642-1411

chamber@greatervalleyarea.com
www.greatervalleyarea.com