Talladega Main Street to host Chamber Coffee
January 26, 2023
(Talladega, AL) Talladega Main Street, Inc. will host a Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, January 31, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., at Miss April’s Workshop, which is located at 121 Court Street North.
“This will be a great opportunity to introduce the Talladega Main Street board to chamber businesses and gather information about their desires and how we can assist through our initiatives,” said Talladega Main Street Chair April Clark. “It’s important for us to do as much as we can to be a visible and productive program that benefits the City of Talladega, so we’re happy to participate in events like this."
"We hope to encourage participants to serve on our various committees,” she added.
Main Street committees focus on four distinct areas: economic vitality, design, promotions, and organization. Members of Talladega Main Street’s economic vitality committee will assist new and existing businesses, encourage property development, and create a positive environment for innovators and entrepreneurs. The design committee will enhance the physical and visual assets and the overall brand of the Main Street area through façade improvements and streetscapes Members of the promotions committee will oversee internal and external communication, promote the organization’s brand and shine a light on the community’s unique characteristics via promotional campaigns and other activities. The organization committee will foster critical partnerships, and help build a financially-sound organization through fundraising initiatives and supportive business, philanthropic and community partnerships.
The City of Talladega was named a Main Street Alabama Designated Community in June, 2022, after over a year of extensive preparation. The city worked closely with local leaders and volunteers to prepare for the intense application process, which required showing evidence of the city's commitment to revitalization. Talladega City Council passed Resolution 5446 to show businesses that the city supports incentives that will help them succeed in Talladega and Resolution 5447 to support current benefits for senior citizens as well as future services and plans to create a better quality of life for seniors. Senior citizens in Alabama do not pay state property tax or income tax on government and private pension benefits as well as Social Security. City Manager Seddrick Hill Sr. notes that the city also demonstrated its commitment to beautifying the community and increasing tourism during the Main Street Alabama application process.
“Ordinance 1897 defines junk, debris, rubbish and scrap and provides example of where they may not be placed. This ordinance helps us to build a cleaner, more attractive city by reducing blight. The 2% increase in lodging tax, which will be used for tourism, is a way to raise needed funds without burdening residents,” said Mr. Hill.
"Becoming a Main Street Designated Community was among our top priorities. Main Street has a proven track record for helping to transform cities like ours," added City Council President Dr. Horace Patterson. "Millions of dollars are being invested into Talladega's housing market. This will create jobs and make Talladega a more attractive place to live. Our future is bright."