Making Ironton a Better Place to Live. Work. Play.

Our Focus

What does Ironton aLive do?

Business Enhancement

Ironton aLive works to enhance Ironton’s business environment by reaching out to businesses, determining their needs, and devising ways to meet those needs.


Ironton aLive conducts a number of events throughout the year and provides support to other organizations’ events. Through low-cost promotional methods, the Promotions Committee is able to bring traffic to Ironton events.


Design focuses on ways to improve the appearance of Ironton, mostly working with other organizations and business owners in improving the appearance of the city.

Organization & Maintenance

Ironton aLive has a specific set of bylaws that are closely followed, ensuring that the functions of each committee are carried out and that the board remains an active board working together to achieve the same goals.

About Ironton aLive

A group of like-minded individuals working together to make Ironton great!
We focus on everything from shopping local and marketing to business training.

Ironton aLive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to continuing Ironton's forward momentum. We are constantly looking for ways to make Ironton a better place to live, work, and play. We recognize the challenges that Ironton is currently facing, so we work diligently one step at a time to find ways to address those challenges. Of course the economy is a major area of concern for businesses and residents. We address these concerns by talking to prospective business owners, providing our existing businesses with tools, creating events that bring people into Ironton's downtown, and encouraging local shopping. The more dollars we can keep in Ironton, the more attractive we become to businesses looking to locate here. That is why we work with the city government, other organizations, and citizens on events, promoting Ironton, our Christmas aLive project, Small Business Saturday, and much more. Together, we can all make a huge difference in Ironton.

  • The Dollars You Spend with Small Business

    Percentage of each dollar that remains in your community

  • The Dollars You Spend with Local Chains

    Percentage of each dollar that remains in your community

  • Shifting Your Spending

    Shift your spending this much and make an impact.

  • Small Business Supports local events

    Small businesses actually support local events by up to 250% more than national retail.

Our Board of Directors

Ginger Gillenwater


Nicole Cox


Sarah Smith


Cindy Anderson


Carol Allen

Parliamentarian/Organization & Maintenance Chairman

Jenny Mays

Promotions Chairman

Bill Dickens

Alternate/Business Enhancement Chairman

Sam Heighton

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Katrina Keith, Paul Woods, Diva Justice, Pati Payne, Jenny Mays, Jane Griffith, Shirley Dyer, Bob Cleary, and Melissa Butterworth.

Director Alternates

Suzie Hamlin, Marta Leach, Ralph Kline, Mike Pearson, Mike McKee, Laura Brown, Davina Wise, Beth Rist, and Rowena Mollett.

2016 Events

What do we have in the works for 2016?

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