Shop Local, Shop Small
When local businesses and companies think of joining their local Chamber the main reason is often networking. Truthfully, there are many more opportunities and programs besides networking. So, this month, we dive into our Shop Local, Shop Small campaign and explore this benefit of being a member at your local chamber.
So much good can happen when communities choose to shop local and shop small. As you begin to shop for the holidays, venture away from your online norm to discover something new, unique, local.
Know when shopping local, you’re making an impact on our schools, public services like safety and fire protection,roads and much more. So, before making that easy purchase,remember, money spent here, stays here. This investmentrecirculates again and again in our community, to local nonprofits,accountants, print shops, restaurants, and more!
While we are often drawn to the lowest prices, we overlook the convenience, customer service and goods provided by our neighbors. We challenge our members and communities to think long term. Help us keep our local economy strong and invest in main street, shop small and shop local. Utilize our area businesses and services whenever you can. Thank you for continuing to help our communities grow!
November 24, Iron Bowl Day, we’re set to kick off our Shop Small, Shop Local Holiday Campaign with our very own “Buddy the Elf.” If your business would like to offer a holiday retail deal for the general public, please email the details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you’d like more information on how your business could participate, please call (256) 237-3536.
Start this holiday trend and use #UShopLocal when you share pictures, tweets and posts.

Small Business Awards

And the winners are...

LIfetime Achievement

  • King Motor Company
  • Wakefield’s/Martin’s
  • Couch’s Jewelers
  • F&M Bank
  • Webb Concrete & Building Materials
  • Acker Electric, ERA King Real Estate
  • K.L. Brown Funeral Home
  • Young Oil
  • Bennett Lumber Company

2018

  • Emerging
    Rosa Lee Jewelry
  • Sustaining
    New Leaf Marketing
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Karla Eden, Taste of Eden
  • Non-Profit of the Year
    Interfaith Ministries

2017

  • Emergining
    Hometown Parent Magazine
  • Sustaining
    J. Brittain Associates
  • Award for Business Excellence
    Abbey Carpet & Floor
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Niky Van Hatten, Envy Salon
  • Non-Profit of the Year
    United Way of East Central Alabama
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    JSU Small Business Development Center

2016

  • Emerging
    Calhoun Pickers
  • Sustaining
    The Surgery Center
  • Innovative Small Business of the Year
    Pediatrics Plus
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Leah Sparks of Southern Girl Coffee
  • Non-Profit of the Year
    YMCA of Calhoun County
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System

2015

  • Emerging
    Cheaha Women’s Health & Wellness
  • Sustaining
    Signature In-Home Care
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Center for Domestic Preparedness

2014

  • Emerging
    Cheaha Cheer and Tumble
  • Sustaining
    Piedmont Outdoor
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Anniston Army Depot

2013

  • Emerging
    Christian Corner Meats
  • Sustaining
    Oxford Lumber
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    John Wheeler, ACES Program

2012

  • Emerging
    Smoke-N-Hot BBQ, Inc.
  • Sustaining
    Morris Building Constructors
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Donna Fathke, East Alabama Regional Planning & Development

2011

  • Emerging
    WideNet Consulting
  • Sustaining
    AOD Federal Credit Union
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Robbie Medders, SBDC

2010

  • Emerging
    Wig’s Wheels
  • Sustaining
    Miller Funeral Home & Crematory
  • The Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate
    Tom Coleman, SCORE

2009

  • Emerging
    NobleBank
  • Sustaining
    SPAR, Inc.

2008

  • 19th Hole Sports Grille at Cane Creek (now Heroes)

2007

  • Animal Medical Center

2006

  • ERA King Real Estate

2005

  • Altex Packaging

2004

  • MedResource

For more information, contact the Chamber at 256-237-3536.

1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201

PHONE: (256) 237-3536
FAX: (256) 237-0126

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