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March 24, 2013

Chamber applies for alcohol license

Will be used for internal events

By Trent Moore
The Cullman Times

— The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce has applied for a city alcohol license, which officials say will be used to host internal events such as the Business After Hours.

The 12-month special event application request went before the Alcohol Review Committee earlier this week and received a favorable recommendation. The structure is similar to the municipal golf course’s license, which covers any events for the one-year period.

Chamber President Leah Bolin said the decision to apply for a license is a logistical one, as it will allow the group to host events they typically outsource at their own facility.

“We’ve been limited on availability of space to have these types of events, so now we’ll be able to host a few more things at the Chamber and use our facilities there, because they’re so nice,” Bolin said. “That’s essentially all we’re doing. It’s no big deal.”

One idea being floated for future events is to host some meet-and-greets in the pedestrian walkway outside the Chamber, which runs from the front street to the back parking lot.

“That’s a lovely space and we’d love to find some new uses for it,” Bolin said. “That’s just one thing we’re looking at.”

The license could be approved by the city council later this month or early next month.



Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 220.