June 14, 2022 — Applications are now available to volunteer with the United Way as Loaned Executive for the upcoming 2023 Campaign. The United Way relies on valued employees of local businesses who want to give back to their community to serve as Loaned Executives. Applications can be found online at unitedwayofleecounty.com and are due by June 30. Campaign season will kick off in August and a half day training session for Loaned Executives will take place in July. Loaned Executives will gain valuable experience with a nonprofit that supports more than 20 local agencies, learn about their community, and be [...]
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March 23, 2022 - Volunteers for Relay For Life of Lee County will meet Thursday, March 24, and anyone interested in learning about relay, as well as volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, are encouraged to attend. The 5 p.m. meeting will be held at Opelika’s Public Library, 1100 Glenn Street. “We’re a group of dedicated people whose lives have been changed by cancer, and we’re working to do something about it,” said Randy Causey, who along with his wife, Debra, co-chair the 2022 Lee County Relay For Life. The theme of this year’s relay is “Roaring Back” because the last two years we haven’t [...]
As December comes rolling in, the Auburn Chamber is in full celebration mode and full of appreciation for a wonderful year! Cue the Johnny Mathis music and sing along, it really is the most wonderful time of the year! Thinking about the last quarter, I am reminded about the many things we have celebrated this fall. We were delighted to welcome back the Auburn Family for football season and are so thankful for the support to our businesses from all of our family members who came back to cheer on the Tigers! We are thankful for our Public Safety Officers [...]
October 5, 2021 — Dr. Roman Pausch, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO of Rausch & Pausch (RAPA) Automotive is pleased to announce the promotion of Carmen Jordan to President & CEO of RAPA LP in Auburn, Alabama. According to Dr. Pausch, “She combines technical competence as an engineer, personal qualities as a manager with many years of professional experience, and has the respect of the Associates in Selb and Auburn.” Jordan was raised in Auburn and is an Auburn High School Class of 1993 graduate. She completed a degree in chemical engineering at Cornell University. Jordan started [...]
July 15, 2021—Machen McChesney, a leading CPA and Business Advisory firm, announces the promotion of Stephen Taunton to Manager, Austin Duran to Supervisor, and Michael Chesnutt to the firm's leadership team. Stephen Taunton, CPAMachen McChesney announces the promotion of Stephen Taunton, CPA, to Manager. Stephen has been employed with Machen McChesney since 2015. Stephen's areas of expertise include tax compliance and planning. He specializes in individual, business, and trust, and estate tax.Stephen received his Masters of Accountancy and his B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University. Austin Duran, CPAMachen McChesney announces the promotion of Austin Duran, CPA, to Supervisor. Austin [...]
Just in time for the start of summer, we were thrilled to welcome back another event to our schedule after taking a pause last year. Our annual Women In Business lunch was Tuesday and it was a fantastic reminder of the many women who work to make our community so wonderful. We are so fortunate to have so many businesses that support the programs and work of the Chamber including the women who co-founded Three Sixty Real Estate who have supported this particular event since its inception! This year, we were happy to greet 150 smiling women and watch them [...]
School is out and the temperature outside has taken a scalding turn – we all know what this means. It’s summer! A time for enjoying a day at the pool, heading to the beach, eating a popsicle, and going to summer camp! Many of the Auburn Chamber members are offering nifty summer camps that you won’t want to miss out on! From sporty to crafty, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Read along and dive into the world of miraculous summer fun! — written by Kimberly VanderWal Auburn Area Community Theatre Are you a little dramatic? Do you sometimes feel [...]
June 7, 2021—The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has made recent changes with the promotion of Crystal McKelvy and the addition of three team members. Crystal McKelvy, Events Services Coordinator Former Resource Specialist Crystal McKelvy has been a member of the Auburn Chamber staff for three years and has been promoted to the position of Event Services Coordinator. From accepting reservations for events, planning and executing the logistics of our programs, and ensuring that our sponsors’ expectations are met, McKelvy oversees all things associated with the Chamber’s Events and Programs. She manages the Diplomat Program, schedules ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking celebrations, [...]
Auburn Adult and Pediatric Medicine - Ribbon Cutting, 560 Devall Drive, Suite 201 (Healthcare/Medical) Backpack International - Ribbon Cutting, 923 Stage Rd, Suite J (Organization) Key Commercial Real Estate - Groundbreaking of The Vintage 2298 University Drive (Real Estate) Rob's Ribs - Ribbon Cutting, 307 North College Street (Food & Beverage) Stone Martin Builders - Grand Opening of the Model Home at Camden Ridge (Commercial & Residential Construction) Waynes Pest Control - Ribbon Cutting, Auburn location (Business and Professional Services)
Each year the Auburn Chamber Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of the Auburn business community and an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the past year, applaud outstanding area businesses, and look forward to the year ahead. This year’s meeting, held at The Hotel at Auburn University, featured remarks by the following: Rod Carter, 2020 chair of the Auburn Chamber; Dr. Cory Smith, Auburn United Methodist Church; Stacy Williams Jordan, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate; Anna Hovey, Auburn Chamber; Mayor Ron Anders, City of Auburn; and Elliott MacIsaac, 2021 chair of the Auburn Chamber. The meeting was presented by [...]