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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” African Proverb

APRIL-JUNE 2017


Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Here’s some of our significant second quarter accomplishments: Program Development    

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YLCC had their GSCC Day on April 11th and had 30 in attendance. LCC had their Small Business and Community Service Day on April 13th. There were 24 class members in attendance. For the Community Service Day portion the class participated in a poverty simulation developed by Shannon Jenkins of the United Way. LCC Advisory Committee met on April 17th to finalize YLCC & LCC Graduation plans. They also approved and finalized the Chamber of Commerce's Executive Leadership program called CLIMB (Calhoun Leaders in Management and Business). Partnered with Career Coach Tommy Wood to assist in locating participating businesses for Anniston High School Seniors' Job Shadow Day on April 14th. There were 82 Anniston High School Seniors who shadowed local business employees within various career fields. Represented the Chamber of Commerce as guests at the 2017 Calhoun County Schools International Fair that was held at Saks High School on April 20th. April's Chamber Award of Excellence submissions focused on Anniston City Schools' students favorite museum exhibits. Winners were Messiah Clay of Randolph Park Elementary School, Brenton from Cobb Pre-K Academy, and Jamir Ferrell of Randolph Park Elementary School. YLCC Graduation Breakfast was held on May 2nd at the Oxford Civic Center. YLCC parents were in attendance as the students received their certificates. YLCC Scholarship Certificates were presented to winners Lauren Usrey of Alexandria High School and Reid Hightower of Pleasant Valley High School at their respective high school Award's Day ceremonies on May 10th. LCC had Quality of Life Day on May 4th. Rosie's to Go gave us a significant discount toward the gift cards awarded to the scavenger hunt winning team. LCC Graduation was held May 9th at Zoe's on the Lake. Sheriff Matthew Wade was the Roy Crow Award Winner. The 2017-2018 LCC Application and Brochure were completed and put on the website, as well as emailed out to all chamber members. Chamber Award of Excellence Award Recipients for May were Lily Schimmelbusch of Coldwater Elementary, Ay'Kayln Gilbert of C.E. Hanna, and Kobe Slaughter of Coldwater Elementary. This month's submissions focused on drawing their favorite historic home. Submissions were judged by Edye Anoatubby of Posche Salon, and Award Recipients received their certificates at the May 16th Anniston City Board of Education Meeting. Leadership Calhoun County’s application deadline was June 7th. We had total of 36 applicants. Interviews were held on June 13th and 25 new members were chosen for the Class of 2018. LCC’s CLIMB program has three of the five available spots filled. The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Job Shadow Days have been set and will be hosted on Halloween (10/31/17) and Ground Hog Day (2/2/18). The Chamber Award of Excellence will start back in September in collaboration with the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

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Hosted a briefing with Senator Marsh on Monday, April 17th. Hosted a luncheon with Senator Strange with updates from AAD & CDP. Co-hosted breakfast with AUSA and special guest Congressman Mike Rogers Public Affairs Committee met on May 17th with discussion on Occupational Tax and report by Jack Plunk, East AL Reg. Planning & Commission Finalized plans for Washington DC Fly- in on Wed, July 26th, with discussion on 3 priority areas to take to DC Public Affairs Committee met on Wed, May 31st

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Hosted JSU Small Business Development Center Procurement Workshop with 15 in attendance The Ready Business Workshop Series held the second and third of four courses on April 4th and April 20th,

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with 15 members participating in the course preparing businesses for all types of emergencies. The Ready Business Workshop Series concluded its course on May 2nd. May 11, hosted the Night of Laughter & Business Awards at the Anniston Meeting Center with 21 honorees and nearly 500 in attendance.

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Chamber Ambassadors meeting was held on Tuesday, April 11 at the Chamber, hosted by C.A.R.E.S. Chamber Ambassadors meeting was held on Tuesday, May 9 at the Chamber and hosted by Webb Concrete & Building Materials. Chamber Ambassadors meeting was held on Tuesday, June 13 at RMC Stringfellow Hospital. Kicked off the Chamber World Series Membership Drive on April 3 at the Chamber with 50 volunteers in attendance. Wrapped up the Chamber World Series Membership Drive during May. 104 businesses joined the Chamber because of the efforts of our volunteers and exceeded Membership Retention Goal for May. Business & Biscuits was sponsored by The Main Olive in Oxford on Thursday, April 6th with over 50 members in attendance. Business & Biscuits was sponsored by Cider Ridge Golf Club in Oxford on Thursday, May 4th with over 50 members in attendance. Lunch & Leads was held on Wednesday, April 12th. It was sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. and held at Olive Garden in Oxford with over 60 members in attendance. Lunch & Leads was held on Wednesday, May 10th. It was sponsored Webb Concrete and Building Materials and held at Yume in Oxford with over 60 members in attendance. Business After Hours was sponsored by Abbey Carpet & Floor in Anniston on Tuesday, April 18th with more than 80 members in attendance. Business After Hours was sponsored by Jacksonville State University School of Business and Industry and held at Meehan Towers at Burgess Snow Field on Tuesday, May 16th with more than 100 members in attendance. Delivered Longevity Awards to East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission and Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. Longevity Awards are for businesses who have been a member of the Chamber for 30+ years. Ribbon Cuttings were held for the Calhoun County Habitat for Humanity Warehouse (grand opening), J. Mae B Boutique (grand opening), Southern Immediate Care (grand opening), McDonald's at Golden Springs (lobby remodel), RMC Oxford Mediplex (grand opening), the Coffee Clef (grand opening), Wellborn-Blue Mountain Community Center (grand opening), Data Storage Solutions (grand opening), Escape Zone Oxford (new location), and American Family Care (grand opening). 84 new members joined the Chamber in April. 17 new members joined the Chamber in May. 14 new members joined the Chamber in June. Our Chamber Ambassadors will begin planning and talking with sponsors for our 2017 Member Appreciation Day, scheduled for Friday, October 27. As a member of the Calhoun County Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee, held a week-long event for Law Enforcement Officers including guest speakers Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Met with the Promotions subcommittee of Main Street Anniston on May 24th to learn how the Chamber can promote the upcoming growth of downtown Anniston. The Chamber has 1147 members.

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Completed a 6 week Natural Treasure Scavenger Hunt with the Anniston Star, sending participants to each municipality to collect clues Delivered tear-away maps to area hotels Set up at the Alabama Cycling Classic as racers registered, with 503 racers on Saturday and 204 racing Sunday Attended State Tourism Workshop in Montgomery April 12, updating the information shared through the state tourism department Hosted first Attractions meeting on April 18, with six representatives in attendance


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Participated in Cheaha Challenge Packet stuffing, preparing for 900 riders this year on May 21 April 19, hosted Ladiga Meeting with municipalities at Chamber Met the new National Park Service Superintendent for Birmingham and Anniston, Reggie Tiller April 28, City of Oxford's Mayor Alton Craft & John Longshore represented the Chamber and Visitors Center on Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40. Josh Craft and John Longshore were also interviewed on K98 during April. Also attended the Coldwater Meetings, Freedom Riders Meetings and Choccolocco Park Meetings. Wrapped up K98 & Pandora Radio ads with same spot shared through both means. May 3, hosted Hotel/Motel Meeting at Jacksonville Train Depot along the Ladiga Trail, with 10 in attendance and Pete Conroy providing trail updates. Prepared 20 Coaches packets for OVC Softball and Track & Field May 9-13. All softball and track players received a Visit Calhoun County backpacks, which equaled around 1000. Set up at Oxford's Lickskillet Festival on May 13, asking trivia questions and presenting prizes to participants. Assisted with Freedom Riders Community Celebration May 13th. Attended Dixie Youth Little League World Series Meeting with District Directors and City of Oxford May 19. We've secured 600 hotel room blocks for August 4-10. Chamber staff assisted with Packet Pick-up, registration, and rest stops during Cheaha Challenge. Prepared 10 OVC Rep and Coaches packets and distributed more than 250 stress balls to coaches and players during the OVC Baseball Championship. Participated in the Ladiga Summit, May 23rd, bringing municipalities together for updates and presentations. Set up at the Cleburne Welcome Center Tourism Day May 24, distributing 112 tote bags to visitors. 337 Visitors/relocation packets given out for the month of May 206 Visitors/relocation packets were given out for June

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The Visit Calhoun County Facebook Page now has 1207 likes. VisitCalhounCounty.com had more than 2,715 visitors, with 82% being new visitors. The Visit Calhoun County blog has generated more than 1359 page views. @VisitCalhounCo has 484 followers on Twitter. @VisitCalhounCo has 296 followers on Instagram. The Chamber Facebook page has 3842 likes/Followers. CalhounChamber.com had more than 13,496 visitors, with 4042 directory searches of our online membership directory. With 10 active job posting, we garnered 956 views. Our Calhounchamber.com event calendar received more than 8732 searches. Our14 Hot Deals received 876 views. The Chamber's Twitter, @CalhounChamber, has 1191followers The Chamber's Blog garnered 124 views. The Chamber's April E-Newsletter, distributed April 3, had 609 opens, of the 2160 sent. The Chamber's May E-Newsletter, distributed May 1, had 617 opens, of the 2235 sent. The Chamber's June E-Newsletter, distributed May 31, had 508 opens, of the 2061 sent. The Chamber's App, Calhoun2Go, has 177 users .


Thank you to our Chamber World Series Team Captains Linda Jenkins representing the Regions Bank Lenders

Ken Barrett representing the Chamber Ambassadors

Rod Nowlin representing the Alabama Power Power Hitters

Angela Kemp representing BB&T Beauties and the Beasts

Gayle Macolly Harris representing Eastman's Calhoun County Sluggers

Introducing the starting lineup in the Chamber World Series Membership Drive....

Matt Whitaker representing Team NobleBank & Trust

Virginia Bowen representing the AOD Federal Credit Union Cash Catchers

Barry Robertson representing Barry & the Chamber Chicks

Cheryl Slick representing the F&M Bank Moneyballers

World Series Commissioner Larry Deason

Bridgette Magouirk representing Team RMC

World Series Commissioner Mike Simpson


Hit a Homerun with the Chamber Week One’s MVP was Phil Webb of Webb Concrete & Building Materials! Thank you, Phil, for your unwavering support of the Chamber! April 3, the Chamber hosted the Chamber World Series Membership Drive Spring Training to kick off this month's activities.

Week One’s World Series Member Drive Pennant Race crowned the F&M Bank Moneyballers as early leaders! Congratulations to the Moneyballers team at F&M Bank for being the first to reach third base in the Chamber's World Series Membership Drive!

During week one, the F&M Moneyballers won the Prize Patrol's gift card and the Louisville Slugger Award for rounding second first in the Member Drive!

Thank you Maryann Gendron with F&M Bank for being week two’s MVP during the Chamber's World Series Membership Drive!

Congratulations to Effie Russell at F&M Bank in Oxford! Effie was the first person to submit a new membership during our Tuesday morning contest. Thanks to Effie, Bagels and cream cheese from Panera bread were delivered to the staff at F&M Bank in Oxford.


Connect - Engage Prosper Our first Chamber World Series Homerun Award goes to the F&M Moneyballers!

Corey McWhorter of Regions Bank won week two's Ice Cream World Series Member Drive Contest and this week's drawing! Congrats and thank you!

Congratulations to Amanda Kirkland with WISE Environmental and the Alabama Power Hitters for winning today's Chamber World Series giveaway!

Congratulations to our World Series Member Drive giveaway winners Barry E. Robertson Commissioner of Licenses & Matt Clonts with F&M Bank !

The AOD Cash Catchers’ Jenny Phillips, of the Home Builders Association, won a gift card to The Willow Tree in our Friday Member Challenge.

Jill Tice of the Alabama PowerHitters turned in new members totaling more than $500 today and took home a 30 minute massage certificate.


April Events

April 6, The Main Olive hosted Business & Biscuits at their location on Main Street in Historic Downtown Oxford.

April 6, Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County hosted a ribbon cutting for their relocation of the Habitat for Humanity warehouse and a dedication service in honor of businesses and volunteers who made the move possible.

April 7, J. MAEB Boutique celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new location at 1931 Noble Street in Anniston.

April 10, Southern Immediate Care celebrated the ribbon cutting for their grand opening at 4100 McClellan Boulevard in Anniston.

April 12, C.A.R.E.S. hosted Lunch and Leads at Olive Garden in Oxford.

April 13, during LCC’s Small Business & Community Service Day, the JSU SBDC, the Entrepreneurial Center and SBA presented, and Wig's Wheels, Downing & Sons and Oxford Lumber hosted small business tours. The United Way hosted a poverty simulation to showcase area agencies and resources.

Thank you to C.A.R.E.S. for sponsoring the Ambassadors' Meeting for April!

April 13, McDonald's in Golden Springs celebrated the completion of their major remodel with a ribbon cutting celebration.


April Events

April 18, Ted's Abbey Carpet & Floor hosted Business After Hours at their 1008 U.S. Hwy. 431 North location in Anniston.

April 11, Youth Leadership Calhoun County had the opportunity to tour Gadsden State and hear from several departments.

April 27, RMC celebrated the ribbon cutting for their brand new Oxford Mediplex, located at 1400 Highway Drive along Highway 78 in Oxford. Thank you to our Board members who were able to attend the April Board Meeting and recognize our Business Award Nominees!

April 28, The Coffee Clef celebrated the ribbon cutting for their 1307 Noble Street location in Anniston, featuring live music and samples from their menu.

Congratulations to our Youth Leadership Calhoun County Class of 2017!

May 2, Youth Leadership Calhoun County had their 2017 Graduation at the Oxford Civic Center. YLCC is a program designed to prepare students for constructive leadership and responsible participation in the affairs of the community. These juniors from area high schools were nominated by their principals and counselors to participate in the program.


YLCC Class of 2017

Lanardo Talley Mary Shelton Jumoke Sanusi Anniston High School Jacksonville High School Sacred Heart School

Jeremy Pruitt Pleasant Valley High School

Maddie McGrady White Plains High School

Cody Hopkins Saks High School

Emily Kisor Piedmont High School

Cade Mackey

Jordan Peters Saks High School

Haley Rogers Oxford High School

Zaurayze Rehman Donoho School

Chloe Mobley Piedmont High School

Jacksonville Christian Academy

Emily Prichard

Walker Messer

White Plains High School

Pleasant Valley High School

Jacksonville Christian Academy

Kimberly Humphries Weaver High School

Constance Hodges Donoho School

Rebecca Hearn Jacksonville High School

Patrick Harris Wellborn High School

Dalton Hamby Weaver High School

Bethany Johnson


YLCC Class of 2017

Ben Glass Ohatchee High School

Zachary Briley Alexandria High School

Nina DiValentin Sacred Heart School

Zaahra Ahmed IMSA Iqra Math and Science Academy

Amaya Cook Oxford High School

Sumer AL-Saadi IMSA Iqra Math and Science Academy

Charles Conaway Faith Christian School

Logan Boyd Faith Christian School

Dakarai Wilson Anniston High School

Kevin Williamson Ohatchee High School

Congratulations to our Chamber Award of Excellence winners from Oxford City Schools: 1st - Lily Schimmelbusch & 3rd - Kobe Slaughter! Gracie Muncher Alexandria High School

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May Events

May 4, Oxford's Cider Ridge Golf Club hosted Business & Biscuits with their annual chip to win door prize contest!

May 2, these business complete their eight hour Ready Business certification, with topics including Threats, Hazards, Extreme Weather, Active Shooter, Telecommunications Outage, Responding to Crisis, Community Impact, and more.

May 5, the Calhoun County Commission celebrated the grand opening of the Wellborn-Blue Mountain Community Center with a ribbon cutting.

Leadership Calhoun County saves the best for last, ending with the fun-filled quality of Life scavenger hunt! Congratulate these class members on completing LCC 2017! May 9, LCC’s Class of 2017 held their graduation at Zoe’s on the Lake. Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) is a ten month program of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, designed to prepare and build upon leadership resources within our entire county.

May 10, Webb Concrete & Building Materials hosted the Chamber's monthly Lunch & Leads at Yume in Oxford, with more than 40 in attendance. During this year's Gadsden State Honors Day, Torren Wilson of Piedmont and Markeisha Dearman of Weaver were the recipients of the Cardinal Foundation/Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce scholarships. The $500 scholarship is presented annually to a student who is a resident of Calhoun County attending either the Ayers Campus or McClellan Center with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients are selected by the Gadsden State Scholarship Committee.


Our 21 nominees for the 2017 Business Awards are... Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jay Grubbs, RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jean & Steven Ellison, The Music Box

Non-Profit of the Year The Right Place for Housing & Support, Inc.

Non-Profit of the Year: RMC Foundation

THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR WINNER IS…. Niky Van Hatten, Envy Salon

THE NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR WINNER IS…. United Way of East Central Alabama Emerging Small Business of the Year Daybreak Media LLC

Emerging Small Business of the Year Infinity Massage Studio for Women

Emerging Small Business of the Year Posche Salon

Emerging Small Business of the THE EMERGING SMALL BUSINESS Year OF THE YEAR WINNER IS…. Taste of Eden Hometown Parent Magazine

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR WINNER IS…. JSU Small Business Development

THE SMALL BUSINESS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER IS… Young Oil

THE 2017 BUSINESS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER IS…. Abbey Carpet & Floor


Our Business Award Nominees & Winners cont. Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Autumn Cove

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Downing and Sons

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Calhoun Insurance

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Xtreme Autospa

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Cobb Automotive

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Moore Printing Co

Sustaining Small Business of the Year: Wise Environmental

THE SUSTAINING SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR IS‌ J. Brittain Associates

Chamber Celebrates Longevity Members

Members celebrating 30 plus years of dedication to the Chamber

Congratulations H&R Block for your longevity award and thank you for supporting the Chamber for 34 years!

Congratulations and thank you East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission for 33 years of Chamber Membership and support!

Thank you Regional Medical Center for your commitment to the Chamber for 32+ years! Here CEO Louis Bass receives the Member Longevity Award.


May Events

Thank you Webb Concrete & Building Materials for hosting our May Ambassadors' Meeting!

May 16, the JSU School of Business & Industry hosted Business After Hours at Meehan Towers, overlooking Burgess Snow Field at JSU. Pictured second from the left, Jodie Stanfield, Owner of Local Joe’s in Alexandria, was named Alabama’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2017.

May 11, the Chamber hosted our annual Business Awards at the Anniston City Meeting Center with 500 in attendance.

May 18, Data Storage Solutions celebrated the ribbon cutting for their facility at 1809 Hillyer Robinson Parkway in Anniston. Services include: Rental office space, data storage computers, internet service providers, 100 gigabits of broadband internet access, grant writing and more.

May 19, Escape Zone Oxford celebrated the ribbon cutting for their location at 1945 Barry Street in Oxford. Do you have what it takes to find the clues, solve the riddles and crack the code to escape in 60 minutes? Thank you to the Cleburne County Welcome Center for hosting another great Tourism Day Celebration May 24! May 31, American Family Care celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of their 30 Holmes Drive location in Oxford! May 25, the Chamber Board met for its monthly meeting.


June Events

June 1, RMC Stringfellow hosted Business & Biscuits and more than 60 members attended. Exile Armory celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting for their 205 Main Street location in Weaver.

June 6, all seven Calhoun County mayors met at the Chamber office for their quarterly roundtable discussion.

June 14, Hometown Parent Magazine sponsored Lunch & Leads at Rosie's Gourmet 2 Go, located at 3337 Henry Road in Anniston.

The Chamber Ambassadors held their monthly meeting in June at RMC Stringfellow Hospital, learning of the history and the future of RMC.

June 21, Data Storage Solutions hosted the Chamber's monthly Business After Hours at their facility on Hillyer Robinson Parkway in Anniston, providing tours of their facility.

June 22, the Chamber Board met for their monthly meeting at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. June 9, Cobb Automotive celebrated a ribbon cutting for their Automotive Accessory Showroom, located at 1724 Alabama Highway 21 South in Oxford.


June Events

June 22, Hometown Parent Magazine celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new location at 1430 Leighton Avenue in Anniston. June 28, Chamber 101 was held to educate new members & those who would like to know more about their Chamber membership. Other members attended to share about committees & programs.

June 29, Rose’s Department Store celebrated the ribbon cutting for their new location at 3101 McClellan Boulevard in Anniston.

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Leadership Calhoun County Class of 2017

Dennis Bradford Birmingham Theological Seminary

Angie Bryant M2Connections

Hannah Ellenburg ERA King Real Estate

Toni Fanning The City of Jacksonville

Jeff Hooie Jacksonville State University

Leigh Read Anniston Army Depot

Tripp Johnson Regional Medical Center

Jessica Smith United Way of East Central AL

Holly Clonts Bridgewater Interiors

Jonathan Gaddy Calhoun County EMA

Lauren Keef Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

John Smith Alagasco

Matt Cotney Alabama Power Company

Ken Grissom JSU SBDC

Keith McCullough NobleBank & Trust

Dr. Sara Wheeler Gadsden State Community College

Kim Dunaway Elwood Staffing

Jay Grubbs Ra-Lin and Associates

Mitzi Morrison Center for Domestic Preparedness

Debra Whittaker Tyco

Emily Duncan Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Don Henderson B.R. Williams Trucking

Shannon Noel Anniston Army Depot


New Members April-June Kandy Bothwell J. MAEB Boutique 1931 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 Boutique Sam Sutchaleo Thai One On 911 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 770-7256 Restaurants Michael Poe P & S Heating & Air Conditioning Heflin, AL 36264 (256) 253-2976 Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Alyssa Enzor Enzor and Maniscalco, Attorneys at Law 506 Main St. Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 770-7232 Attorneys Don James Don James Construction 129 West 7th St. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 238-0106 Contractors Troy Foster Pressley Auto Sales, LLC 1509 U.S. Highway 78W Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-6178 Auto Sales Andy or Alisa Cowan Southern Finance Adjusters, Inc. 101 Sherman Drive Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-4600 Financial Consultants & Services

Michael LaPlante Laplante, Merritt, Faulkner, & Clay, LLC 1207 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 236-7354 Attorneys Kevin Jenne Choccolocco Creek Alliance 1413 Hillyer Robinson Parkway Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 835-0512 Non-Profit Organization Scott Shiflett Scott Shiflett's Enterprises LLC Anniston, AL 36202 (256) 310-0546 Financial Consultant Brad Ross ATVs & Golf Carts 100 Industrial Drive Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 835-6434 Golf Cart Rentals & Sales Mike Halpin Midsouth Paving, Inc. 3560 Werner Lane Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-7130 Construction Rod Nowlin Longleaf Botanical Gardens Foundation Anniston, AL 36202 (256) 231-3321 Non-Profit Organization Alvin Thacker Laser Fabrication & Machine Co. Inc. 14055 Hwy 431 S Wellington, AL 36279 (256) 892-1600 Manufacturing Richard Patty Shotgun Sports Supply 1414 -A Hwy 431 North Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 235-2780 Shooting Supplies

Leighann Kennedy Randy Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. 413 Quintard Ave. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-7508 Insurance Thomas E. Griffith Tommy Griffith Auto Repair 223 E. J Street Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 238-0750 Auto Repair Tobi Burt B & B Developers LLC Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 340-8288 Construction Alvin Thacker Gate Builders 14055 Hwy 431 S Wellington, AL 36279 (256) 892-1600 Custom Gates Lonny Ervin Ervin Funeral Chapel LLC 1518 Brown Ave Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-1717 Funeral Home Carol Woodard Eagle Pointe Development, LLC 1595 Church Ave SE Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-7484 Apartments Jeff Ray Rivers of Living Waters Thrift Store 1310 Ann Ct Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 831-1025 Thrift Store Summer Turner New Images 4318 Saks Road Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 452-4455 Salon


New Members Continued... Mayor Rudy Rooks City of Heflin 850 Ross Street Heflin, AL 36264 (256) 463-8469 Mayor& Municipality Ross D. Cash Deep South Balloons Ohatchee, AL 36271 (256) 452-3897 Balloons Jennifer Yates Calhoun Conservation District 1416 Hillyer Robinson Parkway Anniston, AL 36207 Environmental Services Stacy Beason Stacy's Auto Sales 13 Hamric Dr. W Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 770-7258 Auto Sales Daniel Villareal Data Storage Solutions LLC 1809 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy Bldg B Anniston, AL 36207 (904) 345-2060 IT Services Max Bruce Sand Mountain Pest Management, LLC 2109 Quintard Ave. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 891-7400 Pest Control Anthony Clark Gleaning Hands Appliance Repair Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 235-2004 Appliance Repairs

Natasha Horn Natasha Horn/Keller Williams 1805 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy Suite A Anniston, Al 36207 (256) 454-8660 Realtors

Don Richey BPOE No.189 1019 S. Noble St. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 236-9687 Non-Profit

Tommy Buzan AFC Development 3114 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-4206 Professional Service

Steven Lines WM Grocery 119 East Ladiga St. Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-8006 Grocers

Scott Allen Quality Services Eastaboga, AL 36260 (256) 310-1690 HVAC & Plumbing

Ashley Martin & Abby Bass Growing Trends LLC 11 East 10th St. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-9554 Boutique

Mark Lee Mark Lee Insurance Agency, Inc. 320 Snow Street, Suite A Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-8691 Insurance Mayor Alton Craft City of Oxford 145 E. Hamric Dr. Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-7510 Municipality Jeff Johnson Twin Creeks Towing Munford, AL 36268 (256) 223-1418 Wrecker Service Scott Roszell Quality Gutter & Siding Service 2830 Pelham Rd. S Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 310-8797 Gutters & Downspouts Vick Freeman Vick Freeman Renovation Service Inc. Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 310-4857 Construction

Michael Ingram- Pastor Piedmont First Baptist Church 105 N. Main Street Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-9496 Church Craig Wyatt Cheaha Animal Hospital 915 Snow Street Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-5768 Veterinarians Regina Phillips Travis P. Phillips, DMD, LLC 1695 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 831-1333 Dentists Pieper Herren Tans Down Under 1521 Greenbrier Dear Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 832-1313 Tanning Salon Phillip Law Law Concrete Specialists 869 Law Martin Rd. Piedmont, AL 36272 Construction/Contractor


New Members Continued... Bill McAdams Grace Contracting, LLC Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 282-2828 Commercial General Contractors Mark Cotton Cotton & Company CPA 931 Noble St. Suite 303 Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 231-9405 Accountants Joseph Howell Joseph B. Howell, Ph.D. 1115 Leighton Ave. Suite 1A Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 238-8113 Physician Jarrod Plunkett Southland Machinery 8920 Weaver Ave. Leeds, AL 35094 (256) 699-2699 Machine Sales & Rentals P.D. Pritchett P.D. Pritchett Construction Co. LLC Anniston, AL 36207 (205) 369-5419 Construction Bruce Woodard Advantage Tire 5750 AL Hwy 202 Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 236-9987 Tires Jarrod McMichael AL Kustom Kartz 118 Industrial Drive Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 835-6396 Golf Cart Rental/Sales Lynn Phillips

Talladega Short Track 4343 Speedway Blvd. Eastaboga, AL 36260 (256) 831-1413 Stock Car Racing Kart Racing

Arnold Construction & Electrical Services 1136 DeArmanville Dr. N Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 310-4467 Construction

Roland P. Brown, Pastor Golden Springs Baptist Church 3 Robertson Rd. Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 236-1325 Church

Dean Gaskins Christian Electric 1039 1st Ave. Gadsden, AL 35901 (256) 453-2040 Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Services

Louis Skinner/Brandon Skinner Skinner's Cash & Carry Inc. 2007 Coleman Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 832-8880 Wholesale Food Distributor Jon Hegeman Greenway Plants Inc. 8170 AL Hwy 9 Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 689-2008 Commercial Greenhouse Corey Barbee Bar-B Roofing 526 Chestnut Ave. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 591-7777 Roofing Pete Morris Morrison Sheet Metal Heating and Air 3125 Red Morris Parkway Anniston, AL 362074 (256) 835-0204 HVAC Mel Ostrander Rex Heat Treat 3008 Red Morris Pkwy Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 835-3370 Commercial Heat Treat Manufacturing Co.

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Kristen Key Associated MetalCast, Inc. 787 HJ Bentley Jr. Pkwy Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-8000 Manufacturer Fiona & Greg Wright Thistle Café, LLC Edwardsville, AL 36261 (256) 499-8360 Food Truck Robin Fuller Thacker Exquisite You 2 SalonBoutique & Antique Hall 7808 Hwy 77 Ohatchee, AL 36271 (256) 330-0075 Salon, Boutique & Antique Shop Robin Fuller Thacker Exquisite You Hair & Makeup Studio & Boutique 1007 US Hwy 431 N Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 231-1600 Salon & Boutique Jessica Payne All About You Hair Salon 7740 US Hwy 431 N Alexandria, AL 36250 (256) 770-7173 Salon


New Members Continued... Carrie Robinson Alabama Court Reporting, Inc. - Gadsden-Anniston Division 109 Jefferson St. North Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 304-5451 Government Emily Hubbard Superior Pest Control, Inc. 205 Park South Blvd. Lineville, AL 36266 (256) 832-0492 Pest Control Amado Ortiz O Brand Marketing 16 Public Square Suite 8 Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 770-9888 Promotional Items

Piedmont Rescue & EMS 122 South Center Ave. Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-3089 Ambulance Service C.O. Grinstead- Pastor Trinity Baptist Church 1500 Airport Rd. Oxford, AL 36203 Church Jarod Kirk Jancore Commercial Cleaning Company 1414 Golden Springs Rd. Suite 202 Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 405-9734 Commercial Cleaning Service Ken Tolar Tolar Construction, LLC Scottsboro, AL 35768 (256) 259-3069 General Contractor

Joe Bennett Bennett Properties 3300 AL Hwy 21 S Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-2917 Real Estate Developer

Frank Raughton Raughton/Oxford Septic 210 Fish Hatchery Road Eastaboga, AL 36260 (256) 310-0936 Plumbing & Septic Services

Kandi Street Alfa InsuranceKandi Street 7113 US Hwy 431 Alexandria, AL 36250 (256) 820-5225 Life, Auto, Home & Commercial Insurance

Amanda Williams A.Williams Photography Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 405-9626 Photography

Tony Porco Tony Porco Construction, Inc. Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 310-1912 Custom Home Building Lewis Franklin No Worries Kayak Rental 7001 AL Hwy 9 South Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 927-7102 Kayak & Canoe Rentals Phillip J. Winkles

Trudy Munford Cobb High Sports Museum 323 East 16th Street Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 237-6779 Museum Kim Yates Rodney Coleman Coleman Tree Service Ohatchee, AL 36271 (256) 310-2966 Tree Service Joseph Bynum

Raymond James Investment Services 501 Quintard Ave. Suite 17 Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-2300 Financial Consultants Michael R. Webb Anniston, AL 36201 Friends of the Chamber Austin Kirby Kirb Appeal Lawn & Landscape Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 310-5218 Lawn & Landscape Chassidy Casey The Fairytale Project Birmingham, AL 35211 (256) 499-0757 Non-Profit Joseph Bynum Raymond James Investment Services 501 Quintard Ave. Suite 17 Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-2300 Financial Consultants Dara Murphy Rosa Lee Jewelry 1118 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 591-2446 Custom Design Jewelry Ryan Varnum Ryan Turf Management Anniston, AL 36202 (256) 310-3640 Landscaping Jonathan Gamble Crossroads Social Marketing Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 239-3533 Marketing Agency


New Members Continued... Kim Yates Rodney Coleman Coleman Tree Service Ohatchee, AL 36271 (256) 310-2966 Tree Service Terry Norred Norred's Body Shop 4008 Saks Road Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 237-3261 Auto Body Shop Donnie Minton Minton Auto and Truck Service 5207 US Hwy 78 West Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 835-0807 Auto & Truck Service LC Jackson Anniston, AL 36206 Friends of the Chamber Bruce Collins Collins Poultry Support Services, Inc. 806 Buckhorn Road Munford, AL 36268 (256) 310-1954 Poultry Grower Russell Goldfinger New York Life 200 Clinton Ave. Suite 600 Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 479-7248 Insurance & Financial Consultant Jennifer Hall Landmark Church 7390 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 770-7174 Church

Brian & Angie Medders CFS, Inc. 531 Davis Loop Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-7703 Home Theatre Systems Cynthia Mosley Helping and Homing, Inc. Alexandria, AL 36250 (256) 225-1773 Non-Profit Daniel Mosley Blu's Karaoke Bar 1013 B US Hwy 431 Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 342-5669 Bar Monica Zayas & Mallory Johnson Southern Savvy Weddings & Events 1021 Noble Street Suite 203 Anniston, Al 36201 (256) 800-4333 Event Planning Kathryn M. Bowen Kathryn Anne Weddings Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 282-6214 Floral Designer Weddings & Special Events Tom Kilgore Kilgore Construction Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 310-2106 Construction Dale Harbin H&H Home & Truck Accessory Center 1817 E US 78 Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 310-1858 Shopping & Retail

Dee Wilson River Rest Wedding and Event Venue 3883 Griffith Bend Rd. Talladega, AL 35160 (256) 283-5715 Event Venue/Weddings Mischa Sharpe Grandma White's House Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-8811 Bed & Breakfast Mary Bowman All Purpose Automotive 1515 Greenbrier Dear Rd. Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 405-4907 Oil Change and auto repair Jason Kellner &Danny Tidwell Kolectic Treasures 4406 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 624-6995 Antique Market Terry Black Nephrology Associates, P.C. 1430 Christine Ave. Anniston, AL 36207 (205) 226-5900 Medical Practice Caitlin Barringer Grayson & Associates, P.C. 801 Noble St. Suite 400 Anniston, AL 36201 (205) 770-4083 Mental Health Clinic Dr. Boyce Callahan Sr. & Donna Callahan Callahan Chiropractic & Acupuncture 3329 Henry Rd. Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 236-7591 Chiropractors


New Members Continued... Christine Schmucker PHR, SHRM-SCP Kelly Services 1994 Hwy 78 East Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 832-0247 Staffing Services Samir Shukla America's Best Value Inn 3 Recreation Drive Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 835-0300 Hotel/Motel Susie Palmer Hair & Co. 1012 Noble St. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 342-5626 Hair Salon

Tim Brunson Infignos Media, LLC 600 Leighton Ave. Suite C Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 405-4444 Media Annie Brunson Buyer’s Edge Realty 600 Leighton Ave Suite C Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 525-0213 Realtor Bob Hirneisen Carmin Industies 1350 Francis St. W Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-8626 Machine Shop

Mike Milliner Rose’s/Variety Wholesalers 3101 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 741-9996 Retail Store

Thank You to our 2017 Partnership Investors

Connections summer 2017  

From LCC & YLCC's graduating classes to Business Award Honors and Member Drive Champions, this issue has it all and more!

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