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

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Now in its 32nd year, Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) is a program of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, designed to prepare and build upon leadership resources within our entire county. Each class is comprised of leaders and emerging leaders from this area. This ten month program is exclusive to Chamber Members only. Applicants complete an application and interview to be considered for the 24 class member slots. The chosen class then completes community service hours, a program of work and out of class assignments before graduating from the program in May.

Inside This Issue New Members.................................2 Renewals...........................................3 LCC Class 0f 2017..........................5 YLCC class of 2017....................6 2017 Business Awards Nominees.......9 May Recap...................................... 10 Community Calendar.................. 12 Chamber Calendar...................... 14

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Team Building & Orientation Day brings the classmates together quickly. From trust falls to climbing walls, they realize each other’s strengths and weaknesses and organize to do what’s best for the group as a whole. Learn to be a strong communicator. From personality test summaries, classmates compare styles of thinking, response and problem solving with their classmates. The program of work also includes a “how to” for media interviews in times of crisis and success.

Recipient of Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce distinction

May 2017

Begin with a vision and follow it through. Class members participate in in depth tours of the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the Anniston Army Depot and area Healthcare providers, some of this county’s largest employers. These tours also allow class members to hear challenges and success from the leaders of these organizations. Each class is also introduced to the various sized industries that made our community home, showcasing the diverse economy we have. They also tour small businesses, meeting and hearing from continued on page 4


New Members

Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Welcomes Our New Members

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. Nick Arnold Arnold Construction & Electrical Services 1136 DeArmanville Dr. N Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 310-4467 Construction Dean Gaskins Christian Electric 1039 1st Ave. Gadsden, AL 35901 (256) 453-2040 Residential, Commercial, Industrial Electrical Services Kristen Key Associated MetalCast, Inc. 787 HJ Bentley Jr. Pkwy Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-8000 Manufacturer Fiona & Greg Wright Thistle Café, LLC 11015 Hwy 78 Edwardsville, AL 36261 (256) 499-8360 Food Truck

Robin Fuller Thacker Exquisite You 2 Salon-Boutique & 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

Lewis Franklin No Worries Kayak Rental 7001 AL Hwy 9 South Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 927-7102 Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Joseph Bynum Raymond James Investment Services 501 Quintard Ave. Suite 17 Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 237-2300 Financial Consultants

Phillip J. Winkles Piedmont Rescue & EMS 122 South Center Ave. Piedmont, AL 36272 (256) 447-3089 Ambulance Service

Dara Murphy Rosa Lee Jewelry 1118 Noble Street Anniston, AL 36201 (256) 591-2446 Custom Design Jewelry

C.O. Grinstead- Pastor Trinity Baptist Church 1500 Airport Rd. Oxford, AL 36203 (256) 831-3333 Church

Terry Norred Norred’s Body Shop 4008 Saks Road Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 237-3261 Auto Body Shop

Carrie Robinson Alabama Court Reporting, Inc. Gadsden-Anniston Division 109 Jefferson St. North Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 304-5451 Government

Jarod Kirk Jancore Commercial Cleaning Company 1414 Golden Springs Rd. Suite 202 Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 405-9734 Commercial Cleaning Service

Emily Hubbard Superior Pest Control, Inc. 205 Park South Blvd. Lineville, AL 36266 (256) 832-0492 Pest Control

Ken Tolar Tolar Construction, LLC Scottsboro, AL 35768 (256) 259-3069 General Contractor

Amado Ortiz O Brand Marketing 16 Public Square Suite 8 Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 770-9888 Promotional Items

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

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

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

Kandi Street Alfa Insurance-Kandi Street 7113 US Hwy 431 Alexandria, AL 36250 (256) 820-5225 Life, Auto, Home & Commercial Insurance Tony Porco Tony Porco Construction, Inc. Anniston, AL 36206 (256) 310-1912 Custom Home Building

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

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 Ryan Varnum Ryan Turf Management Anniston, AL 36202 (256) 310-3640 Landscaping 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 Michael R. Webb Anniston, AL 36201 Friends of the Chamber Jonathan Gamble Crossroads Social Marketing Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 239-3533 Marketing Agency

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


Renewals

Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Says Thanks to our Renewing Members Parnell Insurance Company – 24 Years

Mad Hatter Cupcake Shop – 4 Years

Marie’s Pool Store – 16 Years

Cellular Sales – Anniston – 3 years

Dr. David Cummings – 31 Years

Joel Denney – 5 Years

Jack Green Oil Company – 29 Years

Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. – 3 Years

Rice Pest Control & Co., Inc. – 29 Years

Wells Fargo Bank- Noble– 28 Years

Calhoun Meter Company – 18 Years

Couch Counseling PC – 3 Years

Moore Printing – 37 Years

Anniston Orthopedics Associates PA – 33 Years

State Farm Charlotte Alford – 33 Years

Jacksonville Christian Academy – 16 Years

Long Animal Clinic – 22 Years

Forestlawn Gardens & Mausoleum – 3 Years

Valens Point – 2 Years

City of Weaver – 18 Years

Wells Fargo Advisors LLC – 28 Years

Michael Pinson Flowers, LLC – 31 Years

WPXH-TV 44 – 17 Years

Woodforest National Bank-Anniston – 3 Years

Wise Environmental Solutions, Inc. – 2 Years

Parker House Bed & Breakfast – 5 Years

LaQuinta Inns & Suites – 11 Years

Christian & Associates, Architects – 18 Years

Millwork Sales & Surplus – 2 years

Red Lobster – 26 Years

Elite Home Theaters, LLC – 7 Years

Col. (Ret) Charles D. Keith, Jr. – 2 Years

Strategic Financial Partners – 18 Years

Alagasco – 28 Years

Waites Construction – 3 Years

Webb Concrete & Building Materials – 29 Years

Mattress Max-Oxford – 11 Years

Uricho Services, Inc. – 6 Years

Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack – 17 Years

East & Son Tile, Inc. – 22 Years

Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board – 22 Years

Servpro – 14 Years

Boys & Girls Club – 29 Years

Auto Custom Carpets, Inc. – 29 Years

Network Technology, Inc. – 27 Years

Davies School Supply – 28 Years

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority -25 Years

Braxton Harris Properties – 2 Years

RMC Foundation -1 Year

Mountain View Apartments – 17 Years

Bolton Service Company – 13 Years

Holmes II Excavation, Inc. – 2 Years

Huron Valley Steel Corporation – 35 Years

Evans Flower Shop – 5 Years

Jamie “Red” Etheridge – 3 Years

MDA Professional Group, PC- Anniston – 4 Years

BR Williams Trucking, Inc. – 28 Years

MDA Professional Group, PC –Gadsden – 4 Years

Apprio – 3 Years

Wood’s Auto Body Shop – 20 Years

Anniston Country Club – 23 Years

NE Alabama Entertainment Initiative – 3 Years

Gensco Aircraft Tire – 1 Year

Floating Fun, LLC – 3 Years

Quality of Life Health Services, Inc. – 16 Years

King Property Management – 2 Years

Fred Wilson – 3 Years

Alabama Safety Products, Inc. – 18 Years

Allstate Insurance – 28 Years

Richard Cockrell, Inc. – 18 Years

Eastman – 28 Years

Cheaha Safety Solutions, LLC – 5 Years

J. Brittain Associates – 31 Years Joe Serviss – 5 Years Lipscomb Auto Sales – 9 Years

*Teal lettering denotes Chamber Partner Investors

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continued from page 1 the small business owners their success stories and their challenges, reinforcing the importance of Shop Local. Build up our future. LCC also tours our school systems, from elementary to higher education and private to public institutions. These tours provide insight from administration and educators from schools of all sizes, allowing the class to compare resources and opportunities in workforce development. Advocate for your community. From the county administration building and courthouse to Montgomery, LCC provides tours of local and state government, introducing class members to elected officials and pending legislation affecting our communities directly. Always give back. LCC features a community service day, providing an opportunity for class members to learn about resources and services provided by area non-profits. The class also completes a community service project during the duration of their program of work. Don’t say there’s not enough time. LCC puts knowledge to the test with an Etiquette class and Quality of Life Scavenger Hunt, teaching class members the importance of time management and enlightening the class of all the things to do in and around Calhoun County.

If this sounds like a wonderful and educational opportunity that could benefit your business, complete an LCC Application at CalhounChamber.com by June 7th!

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Congratulations to our 2017 Class of Leadership Calhoun County

Dennis Bradford Birmingham Theological Seminary

Angie Bryant M2Connections

Holly Clonts Bridgewater Interiors

Matt Cotney Alabama Power Company

Kim Dunaway Elwood Staffing

Emily Duncan Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Hannah Ellenburg ERA King Real Estate

Toni Fanning The City of Jacksonville

Jonathan Gaddy Calhoun County EMA

Ken Grissom JSU SBDC

Jay Grubbs Ra-Lin and Associates

Don Henderson B.R. Williams Trucking

Jeff Hooie Jacksonville State University

Tripp Johnson Regional Medical Center

Lauren Keef Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Keith McCullough NobleBank & Trust

Mitzi Morrison Center for Domestic Preparedness

Shannon Noel Anniston Army Depot

Leigh Read Anniston Army Depot

Jessica Smith United Way of East Central AL

John Smith Alagasco

Dr. Sara Wheeler Gadsden State Community College

Debra Whittaker Tyco 5


Congratulations to our 2017 Class of Youth Leadership Calhoun County 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.

Zaahra Ahmed IMSA Iqra Math and Science Academy

Sumer AL-Saadi IMSA Iqra Math and Science Academy

Zachary Briley Alexandria High School

Gracie Muncher Alexandria High School

Dakarai Wilson Anniston High School

Lanardo Talley Anniston High School

Zaurayze Rehman Donoho School

Constance Hodges Donoho School

Logan Boyd Faith Christian School

Charles Conaway Faith Christian School

Walker Messer Jacksonville Christian Academy

Emily Prichard Jacksonville Christian Academy

Rebecca Hearn Jacksonville High School

Mary Shelton Jacksonville High School

Ben Glass Ohatchee High School

Kevin Williamson Ohatchee High School

Amaya Cook Oxford High School

Haley Rogers Oxford High School

Chloe Mobley Piedmont High School

Emily Kisor Piedmont High School

Bethany Johnson Pleasant Valley High School

Jeremy Pruitt Pleasant Valley High School

Antonina DiValentin Sacred Heart School

Jumoke Sanusi Sacred Heart School

Jordan Peters Saks High School

Cody Hopkins Saks High School

Not Pictured Caleb Smith – Trinity Christian School Madison Craft – Trinity Christian School Dalton Hamby Weaver High School

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Kimberly Humphries Weaver High School

Patrick Harris Wellborn High School

Maddie McGrady White Plains High School

Daulton Mackey White Plains High School

Kyra Curry – Trinity Christian School


celebrating longevity 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.

Recognizing Chamber Members of 30+ Years

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

Torren Wilson

Markeisha Dearman

Thank you Regional Medical Center for your commitment to the Chamber for 32+ years! Here CEO Louis Bass receives the Member Longevity Award. 7


The nominees are...

April 27th, the Board of Directors recognized our 21 nominees for the 2017 Business Awards.

Winner of Emerging Small Business of the Year: Hometown Parent Magazine

Emerging Small Business of the Year Nominee: Daybreak Media LLC

Winner of Sustaining Small Business of the Year: J. Brittain Associates

Sustaining Small Business Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: of the Year Nominee: Wise Environmental Xtreme Autospa

Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: Cobb Automotive

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Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: Calhoun Insurance

Emerging Small Business of the Year Nominee: Infinity Massage Studio for Women

Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: Autumn Cove

Emerging Small Business of the Year Nominee: Posche Salon

Emerging Small Business of the Year Nominee: Taste of Eden

Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: Moore Printing Co

Sustaining Small Business of the Year Nominee: Downing and Sons

Winner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Niky Van Hatten, Envy Salon

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


Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee: Jay Grubbs, RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.

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

Winner of Non-Profit of the Year: United Way of East Central Alabama

Winner of Lifetime Achievement: Young Oil

Non-Profit of the Year Nominee: RMC Foundation

Small Business Advocate of the Year: JSU Small Business Development Center

Winner of Business Excellence: Ted’s Abbey Carpet & Floor

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Recap of APRIL & MAY Chamber Happenings

April 27, RMC celebrated the ribbon cutting for their brand new Oxford Mediplex, located at 1400 Highway Drive along Highway 78 in Oxford.

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 10, Webb Concrete & Building Materials hosted the Chamber’s monthly Lunch & Leads at Yume in Oxford, with more than 40 in attendance.

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

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

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

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

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May 9, LCC Class of 2017 had their graduation at Zoe’s on The Lake in Weaver. 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 16, the JSU School of Business & Industry hosted Business After Hours at Meehan Towers, overlooking Burgess Snow Field at JSU with catering by Local Joe’s.


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Calhoun County COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 2017 For more information, check out www.visitcalhouncounty.com

HerpFest 2017 Saturday, June 3, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History BBQ & Bluegrass Saturday, June 3, 11:00 A.M. -6:00 P.M. Church of St. Michael & All Angels Windhorse Workshop Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Longleaf Botanical Gardens 73rd Anniversary D-Day Ceremony Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 A.M. Berman Museum of World History The Phantom of the Opera Presented by JSU’s Jacksonville Opera Theatre June 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 P.M. & June 11 & 18 at 2:30 P.M. Oxford Performing Arts Center 2nd Chance Pint Night Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 P.M. Cheaha Brewing Company ROARing Reading With U.S. Forest Service & Smokey Bear Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 A.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History Third Thursday in the Gardens Thursday, June 15, 5:00 P.M. Longleaf Botanical Gardens World Sea Turtle Day Friday, June 16, 1:00 P.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History Miss Mary’s Global Experience Camp Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23 Anniston Museum of Natural History Makers Market Friday, June 23, 6:00 P.M. Downtown Noble Street, Anniston 12

ROARing Reading With 97.9 WVOK’s Jock Burgess Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 A.M. Anniston Museum of Natural History 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.

Weekly Events: Cider Ridge Junior Golf Event

Tuesdays, May 30-July 31 Cider Ridge Golf Club

Shell Dig & Discover

Tuesdays, June & July Anniston Museum of Natural History

CHAMBER STAFF Linda Hearn

Chamber Manager lindah@calhounchamber.com

Kim Boyd

Membership Director kimb@calhounchamber.com

Krychelle Smith

Programs Director ksmith@calhounchamber.com

Emily Duncan

Tourism & Marketing Director emilyd@calhounchamber.com

Chelsey Strong

Member Services Director chelseys@calhounchamber.com

Judy Myers

Customer Service Representative judym@calhounchamber.com

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Thursdays, June & July Anniston Museum of Natural History I SPY!

Saturdays, June – August Berman Museum of World History Camp Donoho

SHOP LOCAL

Camp Dates & Times Vary The Donoho School

Civilian Marksmanship Program Open to Public

Tuesdays, from 4-7 P.M. 1470 Sentinel Drive, Anniston

Over 48% of the state's working population work in a small business.

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

Small Businesses create about 2 our of every 3 new jobs in the U.S.

The 388,850 Small Businesses in Alabama equal 99.4% of Alabama Businesses.


JUNE 2017 chamber CALENDAR Thursday, June 1, 7:30 A.M. Business & Biscuits Sponsored & Hosted by: RMC Stringfellow Memorial Hospital , 301 East 18th Street, Anniston Business and Biscuits, our monthly morning networking opportunity, is on the first Thursday of each month. Friday, June 2, 10:30 A.M. Ribbon Cutting for Exile Armory 205 Main Street, Weaver Join us to celebrate the grand opening for Exile Armory’s new location on Main Street in Weaver. Tuesday, June 6, 8:00 A.M. Business EXPO Committee Meeting Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston This year, the Chamber celebrates its 33rd annual Business to Business EXPO on Tuesday, October 17. If you would like to be a part of the committee that creates the area’s largest networking event, email info@ calhounchamber.com. Thursday, June 8, 8:00 A.M. Salute to Industry Committee Meeting Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston Each September, the Chamber salutes and celebrates industry with events including the annual Salute to Industry Golf Outing. The committee plans and organizes the month’s activities. For information on joining this committee, email info@calhounchamber.com. Tuesday, June 13, Ambassador Meeting The Chamber’s Ambassadors consist of enthusiastic volunteers, representing the Chamber Membership, who donate their time to help build member awareness and 14

commitment. These meetings are open to Ambassadors and invited guests only. Wednesday, June 14, 12:00 (Noon) Lunch and Leads Hosted by: Hometown Parent Magazine at Rosie’s Gourmet 2 Go, 3337 Henry Road, Anniston 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! Tuesday, June 20, 2:00 P.M. Restaurant Meeting Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston These meetings are to update restaurants on upcoming events and opportunities in the Chamber and community. Tuesday, June 20, 5:30-7:00 P.M. Business After Hours Sponsored & hosted by: Data Storage Solutions, LLC 1809 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Building B, Anniston 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. Thursday, June 22, 8:00 A.M. Chamber Board Meeting 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. Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 A.M.

Chamber 101 Chamber of Commerce, 1330 Quintard Avenue, Anniston This orientation is for new members & those who would like to know more about their Chamber membership. Other members will be there to share about committees & programs. Breakfast will be provided for guests, so RSVP is required to (256)237-3536. Thursday, June 29, 5:30 P.M. State of the Cities At the Jacksonville Public Safety Complex, 911 Public Safety Dr. SW, Jacksonville All mayors of Calhoun County will give an update of their municipalities including accomplishments, plans, and future goals.


Thank you to our 2017 Partnership Investors!

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Congratulations

Class of

2017!

Anna Catherine Alderman

William Keith Allen, Jr.

Clayton Pitts Angell

Mitchell Carlton Baker

Katherine Marie Brown

Wittney Roberta Emily Brown

Shea James Buckner

Maren Isabel Christian

Elizabeth Leland Davis

Dylan Wayne Dunaway

Celine Marie Dupre

Kaleigh Michele Ford

James Alexander Gavino

Emma Virginia Gibson

Meghana Krishna Giri

Garret Addison Green

Ross Phillip Hagan

Dominic Norwood Hodges

Lauren Ann Holbrook

Abigail Faye Howard

Isabella Nicole Howell

John Patrick Hutto

Mohammad Mateen Ibrahim

Sonny Keron Jenkins

Lilianna Claire Kaplan

Harris McKeithen Owsley

Hinton Boozer Owsley, Jr.

Allegheny College American Dramatic Arts College - New York Auburn University Belhaven University Berry College

Birmingham Southern College Centre College College of Charleston Colorado State Davidson College Duke University Elizabethtown College Emory University Faulkner University George Mason University Gustavus Adolphus College Huntingdon College Indiana State Jacksonville State University Johns Hopkins

University Kings College Lindsey Wilson College Mercer University Millikin University Milsaps College Mississippi State University New York University Oakland City University Randolph Macon College Salisbury University Samford University Sweet Briar College Trinity College of Ireland Troy University United State Military Academy - West Point

University of Alabama University of Alabama in Birmingham University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Dayton University of Denver University of Findlay University of Georgia University of Illinois Chicago University of Maryland -

Baltimore University of Memphis University of Mississippi University of Montevallo University of South Alabama University of Virginia Vanderbilt University Wake Forest Wofford College

Regan Cooper Phillis

Elliot Avery Rogers

Wilson Charles Russell

Ameen Salame

Garrett Walker Steed, Jr

Samantha Elise Strunk

Peyton Nicole Suco

Jacob Anderson Walker

Members of The Donoho School’s Class of 2017 were awarded scholarships in excess of $20 million and have been offered acceptances by 51 colleges and universities including:

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May Local Loop  

This issue showcases Leadership Calhoun County and Youth Leadership Calhoun County, as well as recaps events during the month of May 2017.

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