Birmingham City Sales Club
About The Club
Who We Are
The City Salesmen’s Club was founded by a group of businessmen in Birmingham, Alabama in 1937. This club is believed to be the second oldest club of its kind.
The purpose for the Club was for Birmingham and area businessmen to meet once a week to have lunch and to thank each other for deeds done to help one another. Club members also seek to promote each other’s businesses whenever possible.
As Cy Thaxton put it in his letter to the club read during the June 30, 1964 “Founder’s Night” held at the Holiday Inn South: “In 1937 when the City Salesmen’s Club was organized in Birmingham, it was established upon the basic concept “that as a man sows, so shall he reap” and that its members should treat each other as they would like to be treated. These ideas are incorporated in the Club’s Creed.”
It was decided to hold a Charter dinner which was held the evening of March 15, 1937, at the Bankhead Hotel. There were twenty two members there, and the club had the honor of having Ray Costello as guest speaker. He was the originator of the Louisville Club and President of same. Our CREED was also drawn up by him.” (Quoted from a letter from Geo. E. Jacobsen dated June 5, 1964)
Cy Thaxton was the first President of the City Salesmen’s Club and was elected for the period ending June 30, 1937. President, C. A. Thaxton; Vice President, George E. Jacobsen; Secretary, George Nealeans; Treasurer, H. H. Howard. The names of the first Board of Director are not at hand at this time, but there were seven elected.
The club today
The tradition of our great club continues on today.
The original purpose of “helping the other fellow” that the Birmingham City Sales Club was originally founded upon over 70 years ago is still alive and growing to this day.
Today, local businesses and organizations all types of belong to the Birmingham City Sales Club.
Members enjoys weekly luncheons to fellowship and help one another’s business through advice, referrals and sales.
Additionally, members also have the opportunity to participate in peer-to-peer roundtable meetings, where can members can discuss solutions to business challenges in the privacy of a peer-to-peer setting.
There are also many different types of club activities throughout the year as well. If you are interested in learning more about the Birmingham City Sales Club, we invite you to get in touch.
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