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the Headlines & Happenings from The Voice of Business Sponsor of the Month:

Inside This Issue Renewals...........................................2 New Members.................................3 Why Join............................................4 Annual Meeting Honors................6 Celebrating Longevity....................7 February Recap................................8

Identify Your Risks, Develop a Plan, and Take Action

Business Bytes..................................9 Community Calendar.................. 12 Chamber Calendar...................... 12

Is your business prepared for all emergencies? We’re not just talking about knowing the fire drill. Whether a school, a workplace or an apartment building, your business should have site-specific emergency plans. This plan outlines preparing and responding to a multitude of emergencies such as an active shooter or losing your entire database. Consider the places your family or friends spend the most time. Do they have an emergency plan? Are they a Ready Business? This is an eight hour course divided among four days. All businesses and organizations are invited to join us

for this four part certification, March 23, April 4, April 20 and May 2, from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Oxford Civic Center, located at 401 McCullars Lane in Oxford. The cost is $50 per person, and registration to (256)237-3536 is required. Topics covered will include: Threats, Hazards, Extreme Weather, Active Shooter, Telecommunications Outage, Medical Assistance, Responding to Crisis, Long Term Recovery, Community Impact, and more! Attendance of all four sessions is necessary to receive the Ready Business Certification. Course fee covers

your Ready Business plan materials, refreshments, and Ready Business Certification. The fee must be paid by the first session on March 23. Ready Business Workshop Series In Partnership with the Calhoun County EMA March - May 2017 $50 per person Oxford Civic Center To gain your certification, register by calling (256)237-3536.


Renewals US Army – 1 Year

Town of Hobson City- 10 Years

Wig’s Wheels – 11 Years

Garfrerick’s Café- 7 Years

Alabama Publishing Group, Inc. – 14 Years

Adams Miller, LLP – 3 Years

Anniston Storage – 5 Years

WCKA Alabama 810, 94.3 & 97.1 FM – 18 Years

Huron Valley Steel Corporation – 35 years

Harris-McKay Realty- Lela J. Sarrell – 2 Years

Edward Jones-Oxford – 12 Years

Independent Reading/Counseling Service, Inc. (IRCS) – 1 Year

Edward Jones- Anniston – 3 Years

The Green Stores. Inc. – 1 Year

Southside Garage Doors, LLC – 1 Year

The Ponder Agency – 1 Year

Malcolm Street – 4 Years

NE Alabama Entrepreneurial System – 19 Years

All Saints Interfaith Center of Concern – 7 Years

Sam’s Club- Oxford – 3 Years

Mike’s Tree Service – 3 Years

Clinical Urology Associates PC -1 Year

Republic Services, Inc. – 17 Years

Sound Solutions – 4 Years

Neat & Clean 100% Hand Car Wash – 3 Years

Office Depot #6830 - 2 Years

Hubbard’s Off Main – 4 Years

Thomas R. Shelton – 4 Years

Belpointe Wealth Management LLC – 5 Years

Designer Smiles by Benton – 1 Year

Sequel Electrical Supply - 3 Years

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust – 6 Years

General Dynamics Land Systems – 1 Year

Model City Erection Co. – 4 Years

Honda Manufacturing of AL – 15 Years

Timeless Treasures Antique Mall – 17 Years

Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc. – 3 Years

Cheaha Bank- Oxford – 17 Years

The Anniston Star – 36 Years

JSU Center for Economic Development – 3 Years

AFGE Local 1945 – 23 Years

Floating Fun, LLC – 3 Years

Lackey Inc. – 5 Years

eNVy Salon – 3 Years

AIG/American General Financial – 28 Years

Southern States Bank – 10 Years

Artisanal Baked Goods – 4 Years

Sacred Heart Catholic School – 5 Years

Tri-Co Supply Company of Alabama, Inc. – 28 Years

Mr. Dan’s Plumbing Inc. – 6 Years

RA-LIN and Associates, Inc. – 2 Years

Hurst Construction, LLC. – 3 Years

Downey Drug – 3 Years

Webb Concrete & Building Materials – 29 Years

Turner & Mooneyham, LLC – 3 Years

City of Jacksonville – 23 Years

East Alabama Portables – 16 Years

James S. Nolen – 3 Years

Jerry Leake – 3 Years

The Bridge – 21 Years

Kindred Hospice – 6 Years

ADS Security – 21 Years

Brian McVeigh, District Attorney – 3 Years

Nunnally’s Noble Frame & Gallery – 22 Years

Robert B. Folsom, Jr., Attorney at Law – 1 Year

Heroes – 8 Years

First Presbyterian Church – 5 Years

* Teal lettering denotes Chamber Partner Investors 2


New Members Ann Welch Spirit of Anniston, Inc. Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 236-0996 Non-Profit Organization Steve Swafford Cleburne County Commission The Mountain Center 6751 Highway 78 Heflin, AL 36264 (256) 463-3822   Brett Terrell Infinity Ink 1302 Greenbrier Dear Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 770-7293 Tattoo Shop   Carolyn Orchid Springwood Inn 1301 Booger Hollow Anniston, AL 36207 (843) 384-2618 Bed & Breakfast Event Venue   Casey Howard Harbert Realty Services 2 North 20th St. Suite 700 Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 323-2020 Real Estate Developer  

Sandra Stone Long Leaf Lodge 74 Exchange Avenue Anniston, AL 36205 (256) 820-9494 Hotels/Motels Pat Roberson Auntie Anne’s Pretzels 92 Plaza Lane Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-1388 Restaurants   Anjuli Thompson House Counseling 506 Main Street Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 499-2608 Counseling    Jennifer South Solid Rock Café 105 N Center Ave Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-1960 Restaurant   Greg South Chief Ladiga Trading Post 104 N Center Ave Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 792-9229 Shopping & Retail

2017 Partnership Investors Presidential Partners

Regional Medical Center Webb Concrete & Building Materials Alabama Power Company

Chairman Partners AOD Federal Credit Union EASTMAN

Executive Partners

Civilian Marksmanship Program The Anniston Star B.R. Williams Trucking Warehousing Logistics C.A.R.E.S. Cheaha Bank ERA King Real Estate NobleBank & Trust Regions Bank SAMCO Sunny King Automotive

Visionary Partners

Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board Abbey Carpet & Floor Stringfellow Memorial Hospital Farmers & Merchants Bank Wells Fargo Bank

Classic Partners Alagasco M² Connections New Leaf Marketing BBVA Compass Small Town Bank Southern States Bank

Corporate Partners

America’s First Federal Credit Union Auto Custom Carpets BB&T CableOne Calhoun Insurance Personnel Staffing Inc. The Surgery Center Tyler Union Wise Environmental First Bank of Alabama Telephone Communications Inc.

Builder Partners YMCA Huron Valley Steel Insurance Planning Services. M&H Valve Warren Averett, LLC RA-LIN & Associates, Inc. Acker Electric Company Aerospace Coatings Sequel Electrical Supply The Supply Room

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Why Join? It’s about people. It’s about ideas. It’s about influence, the Power of Connection. Your business thrives on it. Your future depends on it. Connect with success at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, your link to influential people, innovative ideas and exclusive opportunities. Chamber members are as diverse as the county

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“We are the best business tool, providing opportunities to engage, link and grow businesses.” itself. They represent businesses and industries of all sizes, and viewpoints from every position on the political spectrum. Together, we’re shaping Calhoun County’s dynamic business environment and making the area an exceptional place to live and work. Join us and make your own connections - in Calhoun County and in the world of business.

Our goal is the same as yours...the growth of YOUR business! Now is the time for every business to be a member of the chamber. Join us to build your business and become a part of THE leading business organization supporting the growth of Calhoun County.


Annual Meeting Honors Brenda Dozier Hollis Chairman’s Cup Bridgette Magouirk was honored with the Brenda Dozier Hollis Chairman’s Cup award for her dedication and involvement in Chamber programs for more than 15 years. Bridgette serves as the manager for RMC’s Occupational Health and Wellness Program. She has spent over 11 years focusing on reducing workers’ compensation costs, improving employee health, and designing and implementing physician partnerships with local industries. Each Year, the Brenda Dozier Hollis Chairman’s Cup is awarded to recipients for their efforts, contributions and dedication to the Chamber and our communities. Brenda was dedicated to this Chamber and served as an advocate for getting new leaders and younger people involved with the Chamber. These honorees have worked tirelessly to

grow the Chamber to truly represent and engage our business community and region. Bridgette has served as the Vice Chair for Business Development the last 2 years. On the Board of Directors since 2013, Bridgette has dedicated her volunteer hours in making sure the Chamber has profitable and successful events. As the Chair of the Business EXPO, she has lead this program to become the Chamber’s premier nondues program with record attendance year after year. She has assisted with every program of the Chamber from Small Business Activities to Salute to Industry Golf, Membership Campaigns and numerous other events. Whatever the event or program, you can be sure that Bridgette will be there to show her support for this community and the Chamber.

Ambassador of the Year The Ambassadors’ mission is to promote general membership services and enhance goodwill for the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce with the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge, and integrity; mastering in Recruitment, Retention, and Referrals. Through their active role and participation in ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and events, the Chamber is able to better serve our membership. Some Ambassadors go above and beyond what is expected, well representing their business and the Chamber in the community. Our Ambassador of the Year, Trisha Anderson, became a Chamber Ambassador because she loves to meet new people, and it was a natural fit. She embraced the mission of the Chamber Ambassadors, and right away 6

began working to make a difference by visiting with current members, helping to recruit new members, and educating everyone she spoke to about the benefits and resources available through the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Trisha was born into a military family in Germany and through her life has lived in Panama, Japan, and the United States. Trisha graduated from Talladega High School in 2000, and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Colorado Technical University Online. She loves to sew and do crafts of all kinds. She currently resides in Munford, AL, with her husband Brandon, a medically retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, and their kids Brianna, Audrey, Tamryn Che’ and Kristoffer.


celebrating longevity Recognizing Members of 30+ Years

Congratulations to Fort McClellan Credit Union, celebrating a ground breaking for a new location and for receiving the Chamber’s Longevity Award for 37 years of Chamber involvement!

Congratulations and thank you to Turley’s Body Shop, celebrating 36 years as a Chamber Member with the presentation of their Chamber Longevity Award!

Congratulations to Sam & Jenny Tunstall, owners of Garcy Manufacturing in Piedmont, who are celebrating 30 years as Chamber Members!

February 16, our Programs Director Krychelle Smith presented the Longevity Award for the Piedmont Board of Education to Piedmont High School’s Principal Adam Clemons. They have been a member for 31 years. 7


February Recap

February 2, Telephone Communications, Inc. hosted the Chamber’s monthly Business & Biscuits at the Chamber.

The Chamber was excited to participate in Piedmont High School’s 2017 Advantage Plus Program, connecting students to business leaders like Phil Webb and Del Marsh, teaching soft skills in breakout sessions and hosting an etiquette lunch at Jacksonville State University.

February 2, the Chamber celebrated its 38th Annual Meeting at the Oxford Civic Center with more than 250 in attendance. 8

February 2, seniors and juniors from Calhoun County Schools were invited to job shadow in fields of their interest at area businesses.

February 6, Simmons Staffing celebrated a ribbon cutting for their new location, as Anniston’s only independent staffing agency, at 1516 Quintard Avenue, Suite B.

February 7, the Hotel/Motel Meeting took a field trip to the Anniston Museums and Gardens, including learning behind the scenes stories and plans for the complex.

February 8, EASTMAN hosted Lunch & Leads at Garfrerick’s Cafe, located at 655 Creekside Drive Suite C in Oxford.


February 8, the Small Business Committee met at Anniston’s Carver Community Center. This committee is the great crew that helps organize workshops and the business awards, and these meetings are open to the Chamber Membership. Join us at the next meeting, Wednesday, March 8, at 8:00 at the Chamber!

February 9, Leadership Calhoun County joined forces with Youth Leadership Calhoun County for Law and Justice Day, learning about the Sheriff’s Office and Jail, the County Commission, the Courthouse, and our municipalities.

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February 17, the Dannon Project celebrated a ribbon cutting for their grand opening at 715 Martin Luther Drive, Anniston.

February 21, Regional Dental Center hosted the Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours at the Buckner Event Plaza on McClellan.

February 22, Leadership Calhoun County hosted their Spring Connection Luncheon for the current class and alumni at the Oxford Civic Center, featuring guest speaker Liz Huntley, Writer, Child Advocate and Litigation Attorney.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR MARCH 2017 Alabama Ballet’s Giselle Saturday, March 4, 7:30 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center www.oxfordpac.org

JSU Soccer vs Montevallo Saturday, March 11, 1:00 P.M. Pete Mathews Coliseum JSU Soccer Complex www.jsugamecocksports.com

Saturday Alive! Hoo’s talking? Saturday, March 18, 11:00 A.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History www.annistonmuseum.org

JSU Beach Volleyball vs. Austin Peay Monday, March 6, 10:00 A.M. Jacksonville State University www.jsugamecocksports.com

Once the Broadway Musical Monday, March 13, 7:00 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center www.oxfordpac.org

JSU Baseball vs Eastern Illinois Saturday, March 18, 1:00 P.M. Choccolocco Park www.jsugamecocksports.com

JSU Softball vs. UAB Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 P.M. JSU University Field www.jsugamecocksports.com

JSU Softball vs. Winthrop Tuesday, March 14, 3 P.M. & 5 P.M. JSU University Field www.jsugamecocksports.com

Sara Evans (Acoustic) Saturday, March 18, 7:30 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center www.oxfordpac.org

Ohio Valley Conference vs. Mid-Atlantic Conference March 9 - 11 Choccolocco Park

JSU Baseball vs. Samford Tuesday, March 14, 3:00 P.M. Choccolocco Park www.jsugamecocksports.com

JSU Baseball vs Eastern Illinois Sunday, March 19, 1:00 P.M. Choccolocco Park www.jsugamecocksports.com

JSU Tennis vs. Mercer Thursday, March 9, 1:00 P.M. Pete Mathews Coliseum Tennis Courts www.jsugamecocksports.com

JSU Softball vs. Western Kentucky Wednesday, March 15, 4:00 P.M. JSU University Field www.jsugamecocksports.com

An Irish Heart with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra & Chloe Agnew Friday, March 24, 7:30 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center www.oxfordpac.org

JSU Men’s Tennis vs. Chattanooga Friday, March 10, 1:00 P.M. Pete Mathews Coliseum Tennis Courts www.jsugamecocksports.com

Battle Above the Clouds March 17 & 18, 9:00 A.M. Cheaha State Park

GSCC & CharACTers presents The Drowsy Chaperone March 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:00 P.M. & March 12 & 19 at 2:00 P.M. Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center www.WallaceHall.org The Fab Tour Friday, March 10, 7:30 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center www.oxfordpac.org 12

Raider 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday, March 18, 8:00 A.M. Jacksonville Community Center Shamrockin’ 5K Color Walk/Run Saturday, March 18, 8:00 A.M. Zinn Park, Anniston JSU Women’s Tennis vs. SIU Edwardsville Saturday, March 18, 10:00 A.M. Pete Mathews Coliseum JSU Tennis Courts www.jsugamecocksports.com

ARC Anniston Canyon Climb 5 Miler Saturday, March 25, 8:00 A.M. Regional Medical Center JSU Softball vs. UT Martin Saturday, March 25, 1 & 3 P.M. JSU University Field www.jsugamecocksports.com JSU Softball vs. Southeast Missouri Sunday, March 26, 1 & 3 P.M. JSU University Field www.jsugamecocksports.com


Show me Your Smile Tuesday, March 28, 11:00 A.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History www.annistonmuseum.org

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Thursday Night Tastings at Tyson’s Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 P.M. 3326 Henry Road, Anniston

Friday Wine Tastings at White Oak Fridays, 1:00-6:00 P.M. 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston To submit an event to this community calendar, visit www. CalhounChamber.com and search the news and events tab for the Event Calendar.There, find “Submit an Event,” complete the form and submit for publication approval.

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MARCH 2017 chamber CALENDAR Business & Biscuits

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 A.M.

Sponsored by: Regional Dental Center - Dr. Bruce Young Hosted at the Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston Business and Biscuits, our monthly morning networking opportunity, is on the first Thursday of each month.

Worlds of Work

Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9,

Chamber Board Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 8:00 A.M. Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston The Board of Directors are a group of individuals chosen to make strategic decisions, providing financial oversight, while ensuring and monitoring the strength of services and supporting the staff to ensure adequate resources and planning.

ROSE Awards

Tuesday, March 14, 12:00 (Noon) Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford This annual event presents a variety of career opportunities via hands on, interactive activities across ten career worlds to 8th grade students from across the region to help them make smart choices for their future and encourage them to stay in school.

Small Business Committee Wednesday, March 8, 8:00 A.M.

Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston The Chamber’s Small Business Committee works with the mission “to promote the growth, success and recognition of small businesses by promoting training, networking opportunities, and engaging public awareness.”

Lunch and Leads

Wednesday, March 8, 12:00 (Noon) Hosted by: Telephone Communications, Inc. at Western Sizzlin, 200 Hamric Drive, Oxford Connect with us for lunch and build relationships with other professionals. These events are held the second Wednesday of each month. The only cost is the lunch you would already take, so join us! 14

Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford ROSE is an acronym for Recognition of Service Excellence, and this event is an opportunity for the Chamber & Visitors Center to honor employees in the tourism & hospitality industry who enhance visitors’ experiences during their stay in Calhoun County. Hoteliers, Restaurateurs and Attractions may RSVP for FREE to (256)2373536. Lunch will begin at 11:30 A.M.

Military & Securities Affairs Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 8:00 A.M.

Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston The Military and Security Affairs Committee (MSAC) is a unique branch of the Chamber, offering familiarization, education, training, demonstrations, documentation, marketing and socialization with Calhoun County’s military and security affairs resources to the businesses and residents of this area. Annual Membership Dues, which will be used exclusively for MSAC activities, are $50. For more information, contact Linda Hearn at (256)237-3536.

LCC State Government Day Thursday, March 16,

Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) is a yearlong class designed to prepare and build upon leadership resources within our entire county. Applications for each year’s class are accepted during the summer.

LCC Advisory Committee Monday, March 20, 4:00 P.M. Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) Advisory Committee assigns Day Chairs and assist with the planning and agendas for each LCC and YLCC day and requirements.

Business Basics Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 A.M. to 12 Noon In Partnership with the City of Anniston At the Carver Community Center, 720 West 14th Street, Anniston These events are a chance for entrepreneurs or those considering opening a business to learn about municipal and regional resources and information. For more information or to RSVP, call (256)237-3536.

Business After Hours Tuesday, March 21, 5:30-7:00 P.M. Sponsored by: Regional Medical Center Hosted at RMC Oxford Mediplex, 1400 Highway Drive, Oxford Regarded as the area’s best networking opportunity, these evening events offer guests the chance to meet people representing products and services in a relaxed, social setting, held the third Tuesday of every month.


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Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 - 9:30 A.M. Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston This is an orientation for new members or those who would like to know more about their Chamber membership. A breakfast will be provided for guests. Members from various committees will attend and help members plug into committees and other Chamber programs. Call 256-237-3536 to RSVP.

Ready Business Workshop Series Thursday, March 23, 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.

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