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Chamber, local governments to declare April 17 as ‘Tuskegee University Day’

April 15, 2019

Karin Hopkins, Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce
Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Logos for the Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Tuskegee, and Macon County AlabamaApril 16: updated with additional participating businesses

Local business and government leaders are looking forward to celebrating Tuskegee University’s importance to the community by declaring Wednesday, April 17 as “Tuskegee University Day.”

Karin Hopkins, executive director of the Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce hopes the effort will help “demonstrate community support of the Tuskegee University family of students, faculty, staff and administrators by engaging the local chamber of commerce, chamber member businesses, city and county officials, and other area stakeholders.”

The special emphasis day will include proclamations by City of Tuskegee and Macon County officials, but the real “treat” for university students and employees will be incentives and perks offered by area businesses throughout the day. Just a few that will be available during regular business hours on Wednesday to students and employees showing a valid university I.D. include:

Community Tourism Network
608 Dibble Street
Free tourism magazines

Harrison Dance and Nightclub
471 Pleasant Springs Dr.
Half-priced drinks

Indigo Avenue Clothing Store
1608 West Montgomery Rd.
5% discount

Kountry Gulz Bakery & More
117 Martin Luther King Hwy.
10% discount on sliced assorted cakes and donuts

Loretta’s University Cleaners
203 West Montgomery Rd.
5% discount on dry cleaning

Marilyn's Boutique
306 Fonville St.
25% off dresses

401 West Martin Luther King Hwy.
Free dessert with purchase of value meal

Mo's Beauty Supply
209 West Martin Luther King Hwy.
5% discount on hair and hair products

Tuskegee Computer Repair
123 Westside St.
Free virus removal April 17-20

VIP Barber & Style Shop
1609-A West Montgomery Rd.
Free regular cut

For a complete list of Tuskegee University Day discounts and participating businesses, install the Levers’ Connect app created by Tuskegee student Henry Moses and his business partner Malachi Ards. The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

For more information on Tuskegee University Day, contact Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karin Hopkins at or 334-727-6619.

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