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  • Chamber to Host 20th Annual Golf Tournament

     

     

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  • Hardee's Offers Deals to Locals

    Hardee's is one of our many valued Chamber Members, and we are thrilled to offer these deals to you on their behalf. Please click "Read More" and scroll down for the printable coupons offered by Hardee's! 

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  • Chamber Connection 3/6

    We have been rocking along at the Chamber; read on below for just a small slice of what we have been up to!

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  • Black History Month Bucket List

    The history of our area is steeped in rich African American heritage. So many of our esteemed leaders have left an indelible impact not only on our city, county, and region, but across the globe. From the stinging yoke of slavery to the liberation and empowerment of the Reconstruction Era; from decades of disenfranchisement to the passage of the Voting Rights Act; from oppressive Jim Crowe laws to a proliferation of African American elected officials; our history is black history. We invite you to explore a small slice of Selma and Dallas County’s African American Heritage by visiting these 10 sites:

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  • Area Boasts Three Finalists for Statewide Business Awards

    BIRMINGHAM – The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Executive Director, Sheryl Smedley, spent a portion of Friday attending The Partnership’s Annual Meeting in support of three local finalists for statewide business awards. The Partnership, a collaboration between the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, presents awards each year for “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year.”

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  • Real Estate Gallery
  • Cornerstone Realty
  • Legacy Properties
  • Pinebelt Wireless
  • Frazer Group
  • Town Country Real Estate
  • St Pauls Episcopal Selma
  • First Cahawba Bank
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Alzheimer's Outreach Contest

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 12:00 am - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 12:00 am
Alzheimer's Outreach is holding a contest for Regions Bank employees that give out the most Collegiate Minting key chains, accepting a minimum of a $15.00 donation for each, will be deemed the winner. The donations will fund transmitter bracelets for the Project Lifesaver Program, an organization dedicated to searching for demented individuals and is in the process of being available in every Alabama County. For more information about the contest visit alzheimersoutreach.com or call 334-419-3610.

Selma Pilgrimage

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 9:00 am - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 8:00 pm

42nd Historic Selma Pilgrimage.   Travel back in time to tour eight private homes representing many architectural styles and an historic church. Visit four museums, art show, the evening house reception and 1850s gristmill. Tickets available 8:30  til 4 during Pilgrimage at headquarters, 109 Union St.  For more information, call 334-412-8550 or 1-800-45-SELMA. Find Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage on Facebook.  Website:  SelmaPilgrimage.com   

 

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Championship Parade and Cookout

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 3:30 pm

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St. Patrick's Day at Tally Ho

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 6:00 pm

When Bob Kelley, previous owner of the Tally-Ho restaurant, moved to Selma, he saw an opportunity to turn his restaurant green on St. Patrick’s Day in more ways than one.

Not only would people come dressed in green and enjoy green beer, they would also raise money for charities.

“I came to Selma in 1980 and I realized that nobody was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. So in 1981, I decided we’re going to have a party and I got with the March of Dimes and that year I decided that we were going to give the profits from the food sales to the March of Dimes,” Kelley said.

“We kept the March of Dimes for several years, and then thought it would be good to share the evening with other charities and over the years we’ve done mostly a different charity each year.”

The Tally-Ho and the Selma Rotary Club partner each year to provide a different charity with the money raised from the event, as well as to the Rotary Club for the contributions they make in the community.

“We’ve also partnered with the Selma Rotary Club where we would give money to the foundation so that we could do work in the local community,” Kelley said.

Kelley said they ask different businesses in the community to donate gifts for door prizes, and as people come into the restaurant, they can buy tickets to be entered into drawings for the prizes. 

This year, the restaurant is raising money for Easter Seals at the annual event on March 17. 

“Anything we can do to raise money for the charity is what we’re trying to do,” he said.

“The more people that get there, the more that buy those tickets and the more food we sell, the bigger the donation will be for the charity.”

Paul Wilkerson, current owner of the Tally-Ho, said the annual event is always fun for the community.

“It’s really fun,” Wilkerson said. “It’s just a good atmosphere, really laid back.”

Wilkerson said the restaurant will have a special menu for the night, which usually includes hamburgers, fish and chips and of course, green beer among other Irish specialties.

And although the night is fun, Wilkerson said it’s really exciting to be able to give back to local charities.

“[Giving back to the charities] is really like a thank you to everybody that comes and supports us throughout the year. Selma’s a small town and it takes repeat business, repeat customers,” Wilkerson said.

“It’s nice to be able to take that money and give it back to some charities that are well deserving.”

Wilkerson said that many times customers will reach out to the restaurant with a recommendation of a charity that could really use the funds that year, and sometimes the charity itself will ask to be featured charity.

Wilkerson estimates that more than $100,000 has been raised over the years for the charities.

Kelley said he just enjoys being able to give back and have fun at the same time.

“I’ve lived here half of my life. I never dreamed that I would live in Selma for half of my life, but now, you couldn’t get me out of here if you had to,” Kelley said.

“There’s just so many nice people, and I like giving back to it.”

Kelley said they will also be hosting Rick Williams, who will be performing in the lounge during the event.

Wilkerson said that they will take walk-ins, but asks that those wanting to attend the event make reservations by calling (334) 872-1390, and don’t forget to wear green.