E-Newsletter
April 30, 2018
Greetings!
We are overwhelmed with the response from our members, new and old, in supporting the chamber as platinum, gold, and silver sponsors for 2018! Click the image to see more detail. Sponsors will be featured in each newsletter and on our website, as well as at Chamber luncheons and events.

It's not too late to be a sponsor! Click here for the details and benefits - including teams in the golf tournament and exposure on our brand new website!

This week is another packed newsletter. You'll want to scroll all the way to the end in order not to miss some great news and promotions! As always, members, do not forget to email us your news, photos, promotions, and events by Friday for next week's edition of this e-newsletter.

Have a wonderful week!

2018 Irondale Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
We are thrilled to report - just over two weeks from the event - that the 2018 Golf Classic is already larger than last year's inaugural tournament!

A big thank-you to Enterprise Rentals for agreeing to be our title sponsor, and to all those who have already responded as sponsors and participants.

TODAY is the deadline to get those sponsorships in! If you are interested, click here for more information and contact Tellis today.

If you would like to donate raffle prizes or your business/organization's promotional materials for the gift pages, let us hear from you .
Ribbon Cutting at a Friendship Garden
We invite the entire Irondale community to join the Chamber and the Irondale Arts Council for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Grantswood Community School on Friday, May 11, at 4:30 PM.

Why a ribbon cutting at GCS? The students there have been working hard painting rocks for their friendship garden, which will be dedicated on May 11.
May Membership Luncheon
The Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Irondale Police Chief Ken Atkinson as our guest speaker at the membership luncheon next Thursday, May 10 at Pine Tree Country Club.

Admission is $20 for GICC members, $25 for non-members, and we accept cash, check, or debit/credit card (sorry, not AmEx).

Please RSVP no later than noon Wednesday, May 9 by responding to our invitation email later this week or by emailing Lynda directly.
Student Art Contest Winners!
The Irondale Arts Council's third annual spring student art contest was a huge success. Click here to see a list of all the winners.
IPD Officer wins Shooting Award
Congratulations to Sergeant Jonathan Hayes on his 4th place finish in the Razorback Shootout’s Stock Service Pistol division. The police pistol team received a generous, private donation to fund their trip to compete in Arkansas.
Chamber Launches New Website!
Hopefully you received our special announcement last week regarding the brand new Greater Irondale Chamber website ! We are very proud of the work that went into this website. Even more so, we are excited about the added features this site will provide for our members.

 (Remember, email addresses for Tellis and Lynda have changed.)

If you haven't already done so, visit the website and look around. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the main page. And if you're a member, find your listing. We are definitely still "tweaking" the site, but we'd love to hear your feedback!
Habitat for Humanity's annual event is almost here! Each volunteer raises $250 and commits to volunteer for just 3.5 hours May 10-12 Click here  for more information.
Looking for housing? Contact the Retreat at Mountain Brook to learn about the many unique amenities. Call 205-956-9722 today!
Get Involved in East Jefferson County Strategic Planning!
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has organized several strategic planning meetings to hear from members of the community. Your input and vision for this community is invaluable as the Community Foundation considers the ways it can fulfill its mission to be a vehicle to ignite passion for transformational change in this region.

The meeting to discuss Eastern Jefferson County is next Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 PM, at St. Vincent's East. The event is FREE, but your rsvp is needed for seating purposes. Click here for more information and to make your reservation.
Mobile Monday at Chick-fil-A!

Order anytime during business hours (6:30 AM - 9 PM) next Monday, May 7 using your Chick-fil-A One App and receive a FREE treat in your App!

Skip the line at Eastwood Village
and score some FREE Chick-fil-A!

**Available ONLY at Chick-fil-A Eastwood Village.
Treats take up to 72 hours to appear on your App. 
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to former Shades Valley Mountie, Da'Ron Payne!
Last Thursday the Washington Redskins selected University of Alabama football defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne in the NFL draft! At the 13th overall pick in the first round, Da'Ron became the highest NFL draftee in Mountie history. Click here to read more.
101 20th Street South | Irondale, AL 35210 | (205) 956-3104 
Tellis Shoemaker, Executive Director
Lynda Reynolds, Administrative Assistant