Whistle Stop 2014 was Great Fun!

The weather cooperated on Saturday, September 27, helping to make the 2014 Whistle Stop Festival a wonderful success. (Check out our photos here.)
DSC 0143The vendors and food were plentiful and varied. The children's area was not only fun - with clowns, inflatables, animals, and water balls - but also included a free Child Identification Program, sponsored by Irondale's own Shriner Lodge at Zamora Temple. And of course, the Whistle Stop train was in operation, giving lots of free rides to delighted kids (young and old!).
The Festival planners extended their thanks (on their Facebook page) to the city leaders who supported the 2014 event  - with special hats off to all the city employees who made this year's Festival a safe, clean, and enjoyable place to be!

Coats for Chiropractic

"Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. Ultimately, the goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health."
chiropracticAs you might imagine, back and neck pain can be greatly relieved by regular chiropractic treatment.  But did you know stress, headaches, allergies, and other ailments also can be addressed by your chiropractor?
In remembrance of Snowmageddon, Back on Track Chiropractic is collecting gently used coats until December. Bring a gently used winter coat and receive a spinal checkup, which includes an exam, at least 2 x-rays, and a doctor's report of the findings!  (Future services will be charged at their customary rates, but that can be discussed at your initial visit.)
If you've ever thought about visiting a chiropractor - or if you've not been in a while but know you should - take advantage of this amazing offer.  Back on Track is conveniently located just up the hill from Sam's Club on Grants Mill Road in Irondale.  Dr. Keron Vickers and his staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Pull a gently worn coat out of your closet and contact them right away to set up an appointment.

Chamber After Hours a Success

afterhours2The Irondale Chamber's After Hours networking event at iStore Self Storage last Thursday night was - from all accounts - quite successful. The turnout was terrific, with a head count of approximately seventy people! Everyone enjoyed good food, drinks, music, door prizes, and meeting new people! (Check out some photos here.)
iStore Self Storage has a networking group that meets in their offices the last Thursday morning of each month. Thursday night's event brought together their group and a larger number of Greater Irondale Chamber members (with some overlap, of course).  If you weren't able to attend, make sure you don't miss the next one!
The Chamber extends its appreciation to iStore and their staff for being outstanding hosts and a great event!
If your business would like to host a Chamber event, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tellis at (205) 956-3104.

GICC September Membership Luncheon

Once again a large group of Greater Irondale Chamber members and visitors enjoyed a delicious meal and were treated to superb guest speakers at our monthly membership luncheon last week.  (Click here to see the photo album.)lunch wide view2 small
Dr. Craig Pouncey complimented our community for its active involvement in educating our children and challenged area business owners to be a part of the education process.  Shades Valley High School principal, Mary Beth Blankenship, also spoke briefly about the need for everyone to be invested in equipping our youth to be prepared for college and a career.  She is excited about the new internship program to be launched for her students in partnership with the Chamber.

Irondale Recycling FAQs

When is my recycling collected?  Regardless which day(s) your garbage is picked up, blue recycling bins will be collected every Wednesday. City ordinance requires all trash be at the street by 6:30 AM, and that applies to recycling. Not all trash is picked up at exactly 6:30, but putting it out later runs the risk of being too late. The routes and timing can change occasionally, and they cannot send the truck back out to your house once it's been by.  Also, be sure your bin is at the curb and clearly visible!

Did I just see my recycling dumped into a garbage truck?  Never fear, your recycling was collected for the proper purpose.  Recycling is also picked up by garbage trucks.

Do I need to sort my recycled items?  No. Make sure you read what can be recycled in Irondale here.  And large boxes should be broken down and stacked under your blue bin.

What if I have too much to fit in my recycle bin? You can put recyclables in regular trash bags, but make sure it is on top of or next to your blue bin, and it is clearly separated away from your trash can.

What do I recycle?  Generally, most plastics, steel and aluminum cans, and many kinds of (but not all) paper.  You'll find a list on the City's Web site here.  The Web site also provides other locations to take recyclables such as glass, appliances, and electronics.

Is recycling here to stay in Irondale? The recycling project actually costs the City money.  In order to be cost effective (and "stay" in Irondale), we need approximately one-third of our residents to recycle. So spread the word and recycle, Irondale!

If you have additional questions, call the Irondale Public Works Department at (205) 951-1420.

Upcoming Events

St. Martin's in the Pines Ribbon Cutting
Thu Jul 27 @11:00AM -
August Membership Luncheon
Thu Aug 10 @11:30AM - 01:00PM

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