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Millennial Bank hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Branch
We would like to congratulate Millennial Bank on the ribbon cutting celebration in honor of their new Hoover location. A large group of Leeds folks joined the Hoover Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon for the ribbon cutting and reception afterwards that included a tour of the new bank.
The Leeds Millennial Bank was the recipient in December of 2021 Business of the Year Award by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and we are very excited about their expansion to another community. This coveted Business of the Year award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated a consistent and genuine commitment to strong business ethics and who has served the Leeds area in a special and caring manner. Everyone knows how important it is to be plugged in and how a business can positively impact a community. Over the last few years, Millennial Bank has been a constant in local support. The bank sponsors the Leader of the month signs for our schools, has paid off past due lunch accounts for students, paid for back-to-school haircuts, serve as an athletic sponsor for Leeds City Schools and recently hosted free pictures with Santa. Millennial Bank was chartered in 1997 as Covenant Bank. Headquartered in Leeds, the bank currently serves the greater Birmingham area, primarily in three counties: Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair. Millennial Bank is the product of a merger with Covenant Bank in 2018. Tiffiany Ward serves as the Bank Manager. Millennial Bank constantly look for positive ways to impact Leeds and now in the Hoover community area as well.
Congratulations, Millennial Bank on your expansion!
It was the Game of the Year! Leeds 14-Moody-13!
It was said that this was the best high school football game people had ever seen! Both Leeds and Moody teams played their hearts out and Leeds came out on top by one point! Leeds 14-Moody 13! Go Greenwave!!
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Lunch for 2022-2023 High School Diplomats
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce hosted lunch this week for their new High School Diplomats at their monthly Corporate Ambassador Meeting to kick off this year's Diplomat Program. This was an orientation to educate each new Diplomat about the Chamber of Commerce and what their role would be this school year. The meeting was held at Mango's Cantina & Grill and gave these students a bigger picture of what the Chamber does. It was a great time for them to meet and get to know some of the Ambassadors as well as learn what they do. Randell Pickering, the Chamber Ambassador Chair, led the meeting and Executive Director, Sandra McGuire, shared what the program would entail throughout the year. Dona Bonnett, Immediate Past President, shared information about the different committees that the chamber has to carry out the work to support our local business community, the City, our schools and our community.
The Chamber High School Diplomat Program is a leadership program. This school year, these students will learn about our local business community, participate in different business tours to learn about how these businesses operate and their contributions to our community, learn about career opportunities as these students plot their own career paths, participate in chamber of commerce luncheons, work chamber and community events and more. One of the major tours planned is to visit the Atlanta Chick-fil-A headquarters. The Diplomats are excited about what they will learn this year. For more information about this and other chamber programs, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Have You Been BOOed?
There's quite a lot of excitement in the downtown area in the last week. Apparently, there are a lot of "BOO's" going on! The Three Earred Rabbit has been "BOOed" Who's next?!?! This was the brainchild of Annette McGuire with Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. She thought this would be a fun way to celebrate the Halloween season so she created a few "BOO Bags" and dropped them off at local businesses downtown. So then what? These businesses are supposed to create their own BOO Bags and go BOO someone else!!! SO...if you've been BOOed, then use your own creativity and create some BOO Bags and go Boo someone else!! Have fun!!!
Grand River Drive In
Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!
MOVIE LINEUP FRIDAY 10/21 & SATURDAY 10/22
Gates open at 6:00pm / Movies begin at 7:30
SCREEN 2: BLACK ADAM (PG-13) 7:30 / THE INVITATION (PG-13) 9:50
SCREEN 3: HALLOWEEN ENDS (R) 7:30 / SMILE (R) 9:25
SCREEN 4: LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (PG) 7:30 / GOOSEBUMPS (2015) (PG) 9:30
INTERMISSIONS WILL LAST FROM 9:20-9:40. BOX OFFICE AND CONCESSIONS OPEN UNTIL THE LAST FEATURE STARTS AT 9:40.
Visit Us Online to View the Movies and Pre-order Tickets Quick and Easy - www.grandriverdrive-in.com/
Thursday, October 20
Monthly Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, October 20 at 11:45 am with Guest Speaker, Leeds Fire Chief Chuck Parsons at Leeds First United Methodist Church. Make reservations now by calling 205.965.9392 or email Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.
More Info: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Thursday, October 20 - Jeff Roberts (6-9pm)
Friday, October 21
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Pepper Brooks - Friday (6-9pm)
DJ Dirty Mike | Van's Bar Leeds
VAN'S presents a fresh new face this Friday. Scratching, Spinning, Taking Requests. Music Variety All Night Long! Karaoke Favorites. More info: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds
Saturday, October 22
Family Movie Time | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Family Movie Time will be the Saturday feature at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library with the movie Hocus Pocus. Come enjoy the movie with free popcorn at 11 am.
Call for more information 205-699-5962 or visit www.LeedsLibrary.com
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Ronnie Melton Trio - Saturday (2-5pm) / Stephen Wheeler (6-9)
Check out our Special Drinks - October:
- Purple People Eater - Celebrating Halloween / Purple color represents Domestic Violence Victims
- Octoberfest - Original brew from Neighbors
Halloween Party | The American Legion 107
Black Sedan Band | Van's Bar
Sunday, October 23
Enjoy your day and celebrate in the church of your choice!
Jeepers Creepers - Trunk or Treat | The Backyard Leeds
Jeepers Creepers! Are you joining us for our trunk or treat this year?
Iron City Wranglers teamed up with The Backyard for the second year in a row! On October 23rd, get ready to make your way from Jeep to Jeep for the MOST UNIQUE trunk or treat experience in the Birmingham area.
Date - October 23rd, 2022 (Sunday)
Time - Fun Activities All-Day // Trunk or Treat 2-5pm
Live Music - Cody Barrett | 2-5pm
Trunk or Treat with Iron City Wranglers | 2-5pm
Pumpkin Painting Contest | All Day – First to Enter
Costume Contest | All Day – Open to Everyone
Best Decorated Jeep Award | (ICW) award only
Award Ceremony | 5-5:30pm
Door Prizes for Our Winners to Follow
All Day Festive Food, Drink, and Live Music
Pumpkins & Chili with Stratford Real Estate | Rails and Ales
Sunday, October 23 from 4-7 pm
Happy Fall, y’all! Please join us for our first annual “Pumpkins & Chili”.
There will be a pallet of pumpkins for painting, a chili bar, and a fall photo booth!
Rails & Ales will also be open for beer & wine!
Monday, October 24
Hustle & Grind Coffee Monday | 6a-11a
Hustle & Grind Coffee Company will be back to serve their wonderful coffee and breakfast items in historic downtown Leeds on Monday, October 24 at the corner of 9th Street & Parkway (where Food Truck Mondays usually set up). Please note that they will be here from 6a-11a that morning. Come out and support this coffee specialty option right here in downtown Leeds this Monday morning and stay tuned for future dates!
Masterpiece Monday's at Leeds Theatre & Arts Center | 9a-Noon
We are holding open hours every monday to offer the opportunity to view the wonderful works of art hanging on our walls which features a new artist every month!
More Info: www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Monday Lunchtime Movies | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Bring your lunch and meet your friends at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for Lunchtime Movies from 11am - 1pm. Our Lunchtime Movies are a -drop-in to watch and leave when you need to -style program. This week's movie will be Hocus Pocus!
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962
Tuesday, October 25
Blazin Beats Music Bingo | Rails & Ales
Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is adding to the fun we bring with Blazin' Beats Bingo. This is a fast paced music bingo game where our hosts will play part of songs while you listen and mark them off on your bingo card. This ain't your grandma's bingo! Get ready to hear great music, win prizes and, hopefully, be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun to Rails and Ales every Tuesday at 7 pm. More Information: Rails & Ales
Line Dancing & Pool Tournament | Van's Bar
Wednesday, October 26
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Support Meeting
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Retail Support Meeting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 26 (4th Thursday) at the chamber meeting room. This meeting is designed for local retailers and restaurant owners/managers. Please RSVP to 205.965.9392.
More Info: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Meet your friends! Wednesday, October 26th in the Leeds Library Meeting Room at 11am - to eat popcorn and watch the Peanut classic - It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
For more information: Call 205-699-5962 - Visit: www.LeedsLibrary.com
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night | Van's Bar
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout
Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout 2022 - Thursday, October 27 from 11a-1p | The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce would like to show our appreciation to you as a chamber member.
Our Board of Directors will have hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill to provide an appreciation lunch just for you so if you are a chamber member, drop by anytime between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for a free lunch on us! Location: Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center.
There is no charge to participate, but RSVP is required so we may prepare enough food.
To RSVP, please call Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001, 205.965.9392 or email Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.
UPWARD Basketball & Cheer Registration Begins | FBC Leeds
Trunk or Treat | The American Legion 107
Leeds Cruising for Toys Charity Cruise In | Saturday, October 29
Leeds Cruising for Toys, cruise-in for a cause, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022 beginning at 1:00 pm in downtown Leeds, Alabama. This event is open to all cars, trucks and bikes. Admission: an unwrapped toy or donation. Bring unwrapped toy to enter drawing to win $500 cash. This is a toy drive and fundraiser to benefit children and teens through Leeds Outreach to provide Christmas for needy families. Cruise-In | 50-50 | Door Prizes | Food Trucks. We are accepting unwrapped toys, monetary donations and items for door prizes. Let’s all work together to make this a great Christmas for many children! This event is hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Leeds and C & C Motor Company.
More Info: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com
Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Contest | Van's Bar Leeds
One of the largest and spookiest Halloween parties in town. Join us for VAN'S Annual Boos & Booze Halloween Spooktacular and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 29th, starting at 7 PM!
$1,000 in cash prizes. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. You gotta go big to win!
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds
Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat - Monday, October 31
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce announces Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat 2022 scheduled for Monday, October 31. Downtown Trick or Treating provides safe and fun event for all children in our area to participate in each year and all businesses in the greater Leeds area are encouraged to participate. As always, our Trick or Treating hours will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. You do not have to be a Chamber Member to participate in this event and there is no fee to participate as a vendor – just plan to bring LOTS OF CANDY. If your company is not located in the designated downtown area, you may sign up to participate and be issued a designated space to set up.
For more information or to register your business to participate in this exciting event, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at 205.699.5001 and visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library! This is a new special event in conjunction with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat event. See details below for dates and times to drop off your decorated or carved pumpkin to enter the contest and for the viewing/judging of all pumpkins. It’s going to be a fabulous time!!
Click here to download these printables & complete to enter the contest!
Shopping, Deals & More
PATIENT APPRECIATION DAYS!! | Leeds Family Chiropractic
To infinity and Beyond!!! …Join us for our “Toy Story” themed Patient Appreciation Days! Leeds Family Chiropractic is celebrating 11 years in the Leeds area! Since opening our doors in 2011, we have experienced growth through which we have helped thousands of people with health care needs. With the end of another year of service, also comes our time to show our appreciation to you, our patients.
On October 20th and October 27th, we will be holding our annual PATIENT APPRECIATION DAYS!!!
Check out the details on our Facebook page.
Leeds Family Chiropractic - 1101 Higrove Parkway, Suite 113, Leeds
P: 205.699.6600 - F: 205.702.4877
Shop Historic Downtown Leeds
See It. Love It. Get It. | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
MyZone | Workout Anytime Leeds
Workout Anytime Leeds is launching MyZone, a fitness tracking tool meant to help you take your fitness journey to the next level.
With the MyZone Switch, a wearable fitness tracker, you can enhance your workout in several ways:
- Measure biometrics such as heart rate, calorie burn, weight, BMI, and BMR
- Observe data in real-time and upload it to the MZ app to view your progress
- Connect with friends to track each other's goals and give props for reaching them!
Collect MyZone Effort Points and reach your fitness goals with data that is tailored to you. Was $159 - NOW $75 | Get in the zone! Don't miss out on this deal!
Ask a staff member for more details. Learn more at www.WorkoutAnytime.com
Leeds Outreach Update
There are so many of you that we need to thank for loving your neighbors. There's so much happening. We continue accepting children's Christmas wishes and sponsors to fill those wishes. October 29th, the Cruising for Toys event will be fun and help fill some of those wishes. It will be December before we realize. Our ongoing weekly food distribution is always a challenge because because of limited selection from the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Donations of food, personal care and household items are needed. Money allows us to target our weekly needs. We hope to have more stores as collection points to make it easier to donate. We hope to have businesses that will be collecting children's vitamins and pet food. Yes, it's a busy time at Leeds Outreach. Please share our posts with your neighborhood groups, church groups and friends and family. For those that do not use FB, please share our web page at https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com. You may also email us at email@example.com.
This Week's Recipe
Blackened Chicken Salad with Avocado
This blackened chicken salad recipe with avocado is crisp and full of flavor - Salad with chicken is the simplest and healthiest meal you can make!
Get recipe @ EatWell101
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