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A Publication of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce


Welcome to Opelika! On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and membership of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce I would like to welcome you to our city. Opelika has a rich heritage. Our city takes great pride in offering all of the qualities of small town living coupled with amenities usually reserved for much larger cities. Education - The Opelika City School system offers K-12 educational opportunities in modern facilities equipped with the latest technologies to enhance the learning experience. Opelika is also home to Southern Union State Community College, which offers a wide variety of curriculums to prepare students for careers in health sciences and various technical fields. Faulkner University and Huntingdon College now have a presence here and Auburn University is just next door. Shopping and Dining - Opelika offers a wide variety of fabulous shopping and dining options. The Tiger Town shopping complex is truly a regional destination with a vast array of well-known national retailers and restaurants. Opelika’s revitalized downtown area is vibrant and exciting - filled with wonderful locally owned restaurants and retailers offering a diverse variety of delicious foods and unique retail products and services. Health, Wellness and Recreation- Opelika is home to East Alabama Medical Center - a premier regional healthcare facility serving five East Alabama counties. This modern facility offers 340 beds with the mission of “high quality compassionate healthcare, provided by employees and physicians that are committed to excellence”. The SportsPlex is our city’s wellness facility with a fitness center, fitness programs, indoor track, spinning room and sports such as basketball, soccer, swimming, weight lifting, and racquetball. Business and Industry- Opelika offers a wide range of employment opportunities from a diverse group of businesses and industries. The Northeast Opelika Industrial Park is home to large companies producing components for the auto industry. State of the art distribution centers ship products across the United States. Medically related companies are a growing sector with Gambro Renal Products and our latest industry partner, Pharmavite, that produces nutritional supplements. We are also home to many outstanding small businesses. Large or small, Opelika offers employment and career opportunities for all. We are open for business!! These are just a few of the many great things Opelika offers. I encourage you to look through our Opelika Lifestyle Magazine for more in-depth information about the quality of living that our city has to offer. If you have any questions please call us at the Chamber of Commerce 334- 745-4861. We hope you will call Opelika your home! I n t r o d u c t i o n

Jimmy Wright Chairman – Opelika Chamber of Commerce

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Advertiser’s Index Publisher

President Barbara Patton – bpatton@opelikachamber.com

Membership Director Jill Robinson – jrobinson@opelikachamber.com

Business Marketing Director Dinah Motley – dmotley@opelikachamber.com

Administrative Assistant Vivian Anthony – vanthony@opelikachamber.com

Contributing Writers Ann Cipperly, Caroline Dunklin, Jacqueline Kochak, Kate Asbury Larkin, Dinah Motley, Donna Williamson

Photography Opelika City Schools, Dana Gafford, Dinah Motley, Opelika Power Services, Opelika Utilities, Opelika Parks & Recreation Department, East Alabama Arts, Flip Flop Foto, Cottonseed Studios, Ashley Smith, East Alabama Medical Center, Marriott, East Alabama Arts Cover photo is a rendering of the Cotton District.

Graphic Design McNutt & Company, LLC ads@leadershipbycreativity.com

Advertising Dinah Motley – dmotley@opelikachamber.com

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Opelika Chamber of Commer ce 601 Avenue A Opelika, Alabama 36801 Phone: (334) 745-4861 • Fax (334) 749-4740 Toll Fr ee: (877) 41 8-3889

www.opelikachamber.com Opelika Lifestyle is a publication of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce. In order to advertise in this publication you must be a member. To become a member of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and have your business listed in the Membership Directory, among other benefits,, please contact (334) 745-4861.

Welcome to Opelika! Thank you very much for choosing to make our community the place you call home! I’m confident you will find this is a wonderful place to live, work, play, worship, and raise a family. I believe our quality of life is exceptional and truly special.

Opelika is a progressive community which offers an abundance of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for our citizens throughout the year, as well as one that nurtures unparalleled opportunities for business, commercial, retail and industrial development.

You will quickly recognize that the people who live here make the real difference in the “Opelika Lifestyle!” Gracious and willing people can do amazing things for a community – and this is certainly true here. The business community, local government, civic groups, churches and residents all work together to make Opelika an outstanding community that remains proud of its rich heritage, but one that is ready to embrace all of the bright and promising possibilities of the future!

If there is anything we, your city government, can do to help make your transition into our community a smoother, more enjoyable experience – or if there is information you need, but can’t find – please do not hesitate to call on us here at City Hall, or visit our website online at: www.opelika.org. If you don’t have internet access, please call my office at (334) 705-5150 and we’ll be happy to help.

Again, on behalf of the City of Opelika, welcome to our community! We’re glad you chose us and we look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Warmest regards,

Gary Fuller Mayor of Opelika

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Advantage Chiropractic Clinic .......................................21 Alabama Power .................................................................9 Auburn-Opelika Tourism ...............................................35 Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center, Ltd..................29 Auburn Pediatric Dentistry ............................................19 Auburn Bank........................................Inside Front Cover Auburn Cardiovascular, P.C............................................19 AU Regional Airport ......................................................41 BancorpSouth .................................................................41 Brantley, Boucher & Farr ...............................................17 Bubba’s Medicine Shop ..................................................32 Country and Commercial Properties.............................27 Doctor’s Hearing Clinic..................................................18 East Alabama Dental Group, LLC.................................21 EAMC - Rehab Works...................................................18 East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry...................................12 Ellis-Harper Advertising .................................................45 Employment Resources ..................................................43 First Realty ......................................................................27 Four Seasons Federal Credit Union................................39 Frederick-Dean Funeral Home ......................................58 Grady’s Tire and Auto.....................................................45 Hilyer & Associates.........................................................39 Himmelwright, Huguley & Boles..................................41 The Hotel at Auburn University....................................33 J. Smith Lanier & Company..........................................29 Keystone Bank ................................................................32 Liles Pediatric Dentistry..................................................17 Machen, McChesney & Chastain, LLP.........................33 McNutt & Company, LLC............................................91 National Village ..............................................................28 City of Opelika......................................Inside Back Cover Opelika City Schools......................................................13 Opelika Power Services .............................................48-49 Opelika Utilities ...............................................Back Cover Prestige Properties ...........................................................27 Prewett Insurance Group................................................25 Red Lobster.....................................................................32 Saugahatchee Country Club ..........................................45 Scott Bridge Company ...................................................94 Smith-Kastner Wealth Management..............................37 Southern Union State Community College ..................15 Tatum, Tatum & Tatum.................................................57

Mayor’s Welcome

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Relocation Quick Facts Table of Contents Relocation Quick Facts ......................................................................7 Calendar of Annual Events ............................................8 Live It Your Way ............................................................10

Education Quick Facts ....................................................................12 The Lee County Young Leaders ..................................14 Opelika: An Uncommon City ....................................16

Health & Safety Quick Facts ....................................................................18 EAMC-State of the Art Healthcare for an Evolving Community ..........................................20 Opelika Sportsplex Embracing Health, Fitness & Fun ..22

Lifestyle A Crowning Moment ..................................................24 Spectacular Renovations & Additions ........................26

Shopping & Dining Topnotch Restaurants Dot Downtown Landscape........30 A Day of Pampering......................................................34

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Charter Communications – 1-800-536-2223 Opelika Power Services – (334) 705-5570

Motor Vehicle:

Driver’s License – (334) 742-9986, Driver’s License Examiner’s Office, 1220 Fox Run Road, Opelika, AL 36801. An Alabama driver’s license must be obtained upon establishing residency. If you have a valid out-ofstate driver’s license and a social security card, you will need to take the vision and written tests only. New Resident Vehicle Registration – Lee County Revenue Commissioner’s Office – Lee County Courthouse, (334) 737-3655, 215 S. 9th St., Opelika, AL 36801 Newcomers must register their vehicles within 30 days of entering the State of Alabama. This involves transferring the vehicle title to Alabama and then registering the vehicle. After transferring the title, the vehicle will be registered and ad valorem tax and tag fees will be calculated.

Yearly Registration Renewal – Although reminders are mailed the first few days of each renewal month, it is still the responsibility of the vehicle owner to make sure the vehicle is registered and fees are paid on time. Vehicle registration can be renewed by mail. Mail the reminder along with a check or money order to the address shown on the reminder car. The owner must sign the card and include their driver’s license number. Tags – Vehicle tags are paid for and issued at the time you register your vehicle or renew your vehicle registration. Automobile Insurance – Motorists are required to carry liability insurance on each motor vehicle. Failure to show proof of coverage at traffic stops could result in a fine of up to $500.

Local Phone Service:

Arts & Entertainment

Social Security Administration:

Worship Parish Nurses Educate & Promote Healthy Lifestyles ....56

Membership Directory Quick Facts ....................................................................59 Categorical Listings........................................................61

Gas Alagasco – (334) 887-4800, 3400 Skyway Dr, Auburn, AL 36830 Water and Sewer Opelika Utilities – W. Warner Williams Water Resource Park, (334) 705-5500, 4055 Water Street, Opelika, AL 36801

Recycling:

The City has three full-service drop-off sites for recycling. These are located at Denson Drive Recreation Center, Covington Recreation Center (Carver Avenue) and Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant (Grand National Parkway). There is a fourth drop-off site, Parkway Shopping Center (2nd Avenue), but they are not full-service. They will take magazines, newspapers and cardboard. For more information call Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970. Items accepted for recycling include: newspaper, clear and colored glass, aluminum, steel cans, plastic jugs, and cardboard.

US Postal Service:

Opelika Branch – (334) 745-3561, 500 S. 7th St, Opelika, AL 36801 To register your vehicle, you will need a certificate of title, vehicle registration and a bill of sale.

Quick Facts ....................................................................36 Opelika Flourishes with Economic Diversity..............38 Utilities Go High–Tech ................................................40 Long-Lived Businesses ..................................................42

Quick Facts ....................................................................44 The Next Great Art Community ................................46 OHS Fine Arts Programs an Inspiration ....................50 Performance Series Capture All Aspects of the Arts ..54

Utilities Cont.:

AT&T – 1-888-757-6500 (residential), 1-866-620-6000 (business) Earthlink – 1-800-239-3000 (residential), 1-800-239-3000 (business) Charter Communications – 1-877-728-3121 Opelika Power Services – (334) 705-5570 (334) 745-7052, 1800 Corporate Dr, Opelika, AL 36801

Utilities:

Electric Opelika Power Services – (334) 705-5570, 600 Fox Run Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 *Most residents within the Opelika city limits are served by Opelika Power Services. If you are unsure of your provider, call OPS first. If they do not service your address, they will direct you to the proper provider. Alabama Power – 1-800-245-2244 (residential), 1-800-430-5787 (business), 1699 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36801 Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) – (334) 864-9331, 15163 US Hwy 431, Lafayette, AL 36862

Voter Registration:

Board of Registrars – (334) 737-3635, Lee County Courthouse, 215 S. 9th St, Opelika, AL 36801 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 1530, Opelika, AL 36803-1530)

Property Taxes:

For detailed information on property taxes, contact: Lee County Revenue Commissioner’s Office – Lee County Courthouse, (334) 737-3655, 215 S. 9th St., Opelika, AL 36801

Sales Tax Rate:

Opelika Sales and Use Tax – 9.0%

Cost of Living

ACCRA Cost of Living Index* – 97.5 *First Quarter 2012

Climate (Fahrenheit and Inches) Winter Spring Summer Fall

Avg. High 54.7 73.9 89.1 74.5

Avg. Low 33.6 49.8 68.2 51.6

Avg. Rainfall 14.94 16.00 12.57 11.07

Time Zone

Opelika is located in the Central Time Zone.

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Calendar of Annual Events Opelika Chamber of Commerce Calendar Annual Meeting ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................June Ambassador’s Meeting ............................................................................................................................................................................................Every 3rd Tuesday Board of Directors Monthly Meetings............................................................................................................................................................Every 3rd Wednesday Business & Healthcare Expo ....................................................................................................................................................................................................August Business After Hours..............................................................................................................................................................................................................Quarterly Business Over Breakfast ........................................................................................................................................................................................................Quarterly Career Tech Tour............................................................................................................................................................................................................................April Christmas Parade ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................December 7 Christmas Reception ............................................................................................................................................................................................................December Connections ............................................................................................................................................................................Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month East Alabama Industrial Luncheon ......................................................................................................................................Tri-Annual – March, July, November First Responders Appreciation Breakfast............................................................................................................................................................................September Golf Tournament ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................May 6 Health Science Tour ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................April Leadership Lee County ..................................................................................................................................................................................................August - May Lee County Young Leaders Program ..........................................................................................................................................................................August – May Legislative Reception ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................May New Members Breakfast ......................................................................................................................................................................................................Quarterly Past Chairman’s Luncheon ....................................................................................................................................................................................................February Quarterly Seminar / Workshops ..........................................................................................................................................................................................Quarterly School to Career Transition Workshop..................................................................................................................................................................................October Small Business Week ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................May Young Entrepreneur’s Academy ....................................................................................................................................................................................August - 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Downtown Farmers Market................................................................................................................................................................Every Tuesday, June – August Holiday Open House ....................................................................................................................................................................................................November 10 Easter on the Square ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................April Fall Festival ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................October 29 First Fridays – Downtown Opelika..........................................................................................................................................................1st Friday of every Month Freedom Celebration....................................................................................................................................................................................................................July 3 Howl-o-ween ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................October 30 Noon Tunes (Courthouse Square)............................................................................................................................................Every Wednesday, May • 12 pm On the Tracks, A Food & Wine Event..........................................................................................................................................................................October 18 / Opelika Board of Zoning & Adjustments ..........................................................................................................................2nd Tuesday of every Month • 9 am Opelika City Council Meeting ......................................................................................................................................1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month • 7 pm Opelika City School Board of Education Meetings ..............................................................................................................4th Tuesday of the Month • 4 pm Opelika Planning Commission Meeting ..................................................................................................................................4th Tuesday of the Month • 3 pm Summer Swing (Municipal Park) ......................................................................................................................................Every Tuesday, May – August • 7pm Think Pink Breast Cancer Walk ..................................................................................................................................................................................September 28

Christmas Calendar Camelot Christmas Cards....................................................................................................................................................................................................December Christmas Parade..............................................................................................................................................................................................December 7 @ 10 am Christmas in a Railroad Town ......................................................................................................................................................................................December 13 Collinwood Luminaries..................................................................................................................................................................................................December 19 Holiday Light Show @ National Village......................................................................................................................................................November - December Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express ..................................................................................................................................................................December 5 & 6 Victorian Front Porch Tour ..................................................................................................................................................................................December 11 – 15 AlabamaPower.com

Keep Opelika Beautiful Calendar Arbor Day ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................February 22 Azalea Trail ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................April Garden in the Park......................................................................................................................................................................................................................March Christmas Tree Recycling ..............................................................................................................................................................................................December 28 City-Wide Clean Up ............................................................................................................................................................................................................March 1 Electronic Recycling / Document Shredding ............................................................................................................................................................Fall and Spring Telephone Book Recycling ................................................................................................................................................................November 15 – December 13

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Relocation By: Ann Cipperly

The Auburn-Opelika Marriott at Grand National serves as the clubhouse for the community with a new tropical resort pool complex, including three saltwater pools, an indoor pool, whirlpools, waterfalls and firepots. There is also a fitness center and eight clay tennis courts and four pickle ball courts.

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Live It Your Way

National Village National Village, a community tucked away near Grand National Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, offers easy, active adult living. Over 300 acres of green space provide miles of nature walking trails and four stocked fishing lakes as well as fishing and boating on the 600acre Saugahatchee Lake. Residents enjoy unlimited play on the short course at Grand National.

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ith historic houses, spacious downtown lofts and new homes suited for active lifestyles, Opelika offers a variety of residences for newcomers.

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The antebellum home of Hayley and Jeff Welsh was built of heart pine on land purchased from Creek Indians in 1839. The Greek revival house with a veranda supported by white columns is one of the oldest houses in Lee County. At one time it was a two thousand acre plantation that once grew sweet potatoes, as it was one crop that could be taken to Atlanta to sell without rotting. In 1974 the Taylor family began restoration, making every effort to restore the house to its original architectural style, while adding contemporary comforts. Other owners renovated the master bath and updated the kitchen. When the Welsh family purchased the house in 2003, they added further renovations, taking a year and a half to remodel the upstairs and expand the den. A spacious area upstairs provides a playroom for the Welshes’ three children, while a guest suite on the back opens to a wrap-around balcony.

In renovation, heart pine from an older house was used on the floors and to create countertops with a rich patina finish. A wall in the kitchen was removed to open to the den for a contemporary look. Appliances were updated in the charming kitchen with a farmhouse sink. During renovation, heart pine support beams were removed to enlarge the den. The wood was used to build cabinets in the office. “The cabinetmaker told us the trees were 400 years old when they were cut,” says Hayley. Jeff restored office spaces in downtown Opelika for his business, Alligare. “Opelika is a wonderful small town with wonderful people,” says Hayley. “We saw the historic properties and wanted to be a part of it.”

Wide, old planks provide the flooring, while doors are flanked with flickering gas lanterns. The balcony was inspired from old, historical photos from New Orleans. On the lower level, the patio was constructed from repurposed bricks. The textured brick along with original hardwood floors refinished to a gleaming shine provide rich character to the open living room, kitchen and dining space. The ceiling soars to 14 feet with 16-inch wide crown moldings from 12 layers of lumber with hand-cut dental detailing. Nestled into the living space is a cozy media room designed as a small jewel box with deep claret colored walls and a purple ceiling. Living downtown allows them to walk to a large variety of restaurants and shops. After leisurely resting in their haven, Allison and Aaron fly off to another adventurous journey.

Loft Living While traveling extensively across the globe as a filmmaker, Allison Wilmarth Kovak and her husband Aaron realized they needed a place to hang their hat when they were in the states. They were living in Canada and looked at various locations, settling on Opelika, as Allison’s parents live here.

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The landscape is professionally maintained year round for all of the homes. This includes mowing, debris removal, irrigation, pruning, plant replacement and mulch replacement. Residents at National Village range from newlyweds to retirees and enjoy a carefree, active lifestyle. o

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Older, Restored Home Older, restored homes abound in the Historic District and are dotted throughout the countryside, standing as reminders of another time when antebellum plantations stretched for miles with crops and cotton.

The house still contains the original mantels and heart pine wideplank floors, which are accented with Oriental rugs throughout.

Since they were interested in creating a retreat without grounds maintenance, they undertook completely gutting and renovating a 100 plus year old building in downtown Opelika for loft apartments.

Three neighborhoods feature different home sizes. Stone Lake has the largest homes with an average of 3,000 square feet, Quail Ridge has homes available from 1,850 to 2,160 square foot range, and Eagle Bend offers smaller 1,500 to 1,600 square foot homes.

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Education Quick Facts Educational Institutes in Opelika:

Private Schools • Trinity Christian School, K-12 (334) 745-2464; www.tcsopelika.org • Lee-Scott Academy, K-12 (334) 821-2430; www.lee-scott.org Public School System • Opelika City Schools, K-12 (334) 745-9700; www.opelikaschools.org • Lee County Schools, K-12 (334) 705-6000; www.lee.k12.al.us Opelika City Schools Quick Facts: Primary Schools (K-2nd) • Carver Primary School - 307 Carver Avenue, (334) 745-9712 • Jeter Primary School - 700 Jeter Avenue, (334) 745-9723 • Southview Primary School - 2712 Marvyn Pkwy, (334) 745-9711 Intermediate Schools (3rd-5th) • Morris Avenue Intermediate School- 8 Morris Ave, (334) 745-9734 • Northside Intermediate School- 601 North Fifth Str (334) 745-9731 • West Forest Intermediate School- 2801 Waverly Pkwy, (334) 745-9737 Opelika Middle School (6th-8th) • Opelika Middle School - 1206 Denson Drive, (334) 745-9726 Opelika High School (9th-12th) • Opelika High School - 1700 Lafayette Parkway, (334) 745-9715

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Opelika Learning Center – 214 Jeter Avenue, (334) 741-5603

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New Student Registration for Opelika City Schools: All children must live within the city limits of Opelika and within the school zone in which they are registering. The following items are required to register a child in the Opelika City School system: Birth Certificate To acquire a birth certificate: Alabama- Contact the Lee County Health Department. Allow 15-30 minutes for the certificate to be issued. The cost is $12.00. Certificates will be issued to immediate family members only. Outside Alabama- Request certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state where the child was born. Certificate of Immunizations Bring the child’s blue State of Alabama Certificate of Immunization. To receive updated immunizations, you will need to make an appointment for your child at the Lee County Health Department or your child’s physician. Child’s Social Security Card Proof of Residency Parents must present two current utility bills showing parents name and street address. Picture ID

Students transferring to Opelika City Schools must request transcripts from previous school. Registration for Opelika City Schools can occur at any time. School office hours are Mon.-Fri. from 8am to 4pm. Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 2nd of the year they will enter kindergarten. First graders must be 6 years old on or before September 2nd to be enrolled in a first grade class. For zoning information, please contact the Board of Education Office at (334)745-9700. To schedule a tour of Opelika City schools, please contact: Becky Brown, Public Relations Coordinator (334) 745-9700 www.opelikaschools.org

Higher Education

Auburn University (334) 844-4000; www.auburn.edu Southern Union State Community College (334) 745-6437; www.suscc.edu


Education The Lee County Young Leaders

By: Dinah Motley

build and sustain economic growth while improving the standard of living. For example, many students realized that it may take several years to get a company to locate in our area. They realized that it actually matters that a company is close to an interstate or an airport or that there is plenty of parking for restaurants and shops to survive and grow. The highlight of the day was a trip to Hyundai to see the robotic assembly and how everyone works together to produce quality and safe vehicles. Public Safety – The viewpoint of policemen and firemen was really enhanced when the students realized what these heroes go through and how they have to be very disciplined and prepared for any emergency. The LCYL actually got to wear the equipment, go through the courses, make a finger print and learn how to protect themselves. Local Government – This session was held in the Opelika City Council Chambers to give the students a sense of how a local government works. Lee County is very fortunate to have 3 forms of city government between Auburn, Opelika and Smiths Station. Local elected officials explained their own form of government. The afternoon was spent at the Lee County Courthouse where the Probate Judge and some Lee County Commissioners were on hand to talk about county government. Students enjoyed getting to role play in a mock City Council Meeting and County Commission Meeting.

“Ensuring our Youth are Prepared to Meet the Challenges as Future Leaders” he above slogan is a tall order facing community leaders today. The Opelika Chamber (OCC) realized the predicament and decided to begin a young leaders program for high school students in 2012, The Lee County Young Leaders (LCYL).

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The 9-month program consists of 7 sessions that expose students to businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies and how they all work together to create and maintain a thriving community. Twenty-two highly motivated students from Lee County public, private, and home schools were given the opportunity to go through this innovative form of training which was made possible through sponsorships. Sessions: Team Building – Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services hosted the group for a fun-filled day of mental and physical activities to encourage them to step out of their comfort zones and build trust in each other. Coming from different high schools, and often rivals in sports, academics, and arts, these

Health & Human Sciences – This session was probably the most eye-opening of all the sessions. The students visited the Achievement Center, East Alabama Medical Center, and the East Alabama Food Bank. Most knew about the hospital and the food bank, but had not heard about the Achievement Center, an Easter Seals organization, which is very valuable in our community in putting disabled or mentally challenged individuals to work by teaching them skills to be productive and independent. The Food Bank really touched these students by discovering the needs of others, even those in our area. Because of this, two students, one from Auburn High School and one from Opelika High School, coordinated an “AuburnOpelika Food Fight”, a food drive for the week of the rival football game. Over 926 pounds of canned food was collected! Economic Development – In this session, the students took a trip to Montgomery to hear from many of the entities in our state that are involved in working together to create jobs and

State Government – Our focused for this session was on state government, so a trip to Montgomery was in order to visit the Capitol, the Justice Department, the State House, and the Civil Rights Museum. The LCYL learned that a lot goes into making laws and as leaders, sometimes compromises must be made for the greater good. The Civil Rights Museum opened their eyes to a world many had not encountered. By these examples, the LCYL were reminded that the rights of people should be fought for and upheld at all costs; and a person should not be oppressed because of their ethnicity, religion, race, or gender. Senators Gerald Dial and Tom Whatley graciously treated the students to lunch as they talked to them about their roles in government. Judicial – The Lee County Justice Center served as the backdrop for this session. The students met with several of the judges and the district attorney to discuss the judicial system and how it applies to their particular area of law. All shared stories about some of the cases they encountered over the years as well as their journey to become a judge. A mock trial is planned for next year. o

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exercises gave them a sense of accomplishment in working together. This was the first session and set the stage for building relationships for the rest of the year.

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Education By: Caroline Dunklin

at Grand National in Opelika to celebrate the One Book - One City initiative. G EO R G E LILES, LILE LI L ES, S , DMD D GEORGE

Over 350 people were in attendance to support Opelika being a “City of Character.” The Opelika community was extremely inviting toward Dungy by standing and applauding as he entered to speak. Mayor Gary Fuller opened with the welcome followed by Rev. Steven Carson with the invocation. The Opelika High School Ovations impressed everyone with their talented voices before Dr. Arturo Menefee introduced Tony Dungy as the keynote speaker.

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The resolution that was adopted states there are certain character traits such as honesty, integrity, and truthfulness that all would agree as admirable and desirable human qualities, transcending age, position, financial status, culture, education, gender and personality. For the past 6 years, Opelika has encouraged families to have discussions about the importance of developing these traits into their lives. This year the Opelika Character Council encouraged the community to read the book Uncommon by Tony Dungy. This is the book the One Book - One City initiative has chosen to encourage character building in Opelika. “The One Book - One City initiative is special because it fos-

ters a love of life long literacy among our entire community,” Becky Brown, public relations coordinator for Opelika City Schools, said, “Students, city leaders, churches, teachers, parents, business people, community members and many others have been involved in the initiative and we are proud that so many people have joined the schools and the city."

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The Super Bowl winning, former NFL coach spoke about his book Uncommon and how important character education is, especially with young people. He also made time for questions from the audience at the end of the luncheon. Dr. Mark Neighbors closed this special program. The points that Tony Dungy spoke on were an encouragement to this city. Opelika cherishes character building as well as its rich heritage. It embraces opportunities for a promising future in the community. Opelika is special. Opelika is uncommon. o

Uncommon, a New York Times best-seller, reveals tips to achieving significance that Tony Dungy learned from different events and struggles in his life including his experiences as a coach, the death of a child and his walk with God. “As soon as Uncommon was selected, we began investigating the possibility of Coach Dungy actually visiting Opelika,” Brown said. “Thanks to the hard work of the Community Action Support Team (CAST), especially Dr. Arturo Menefee, the contacts were made and Coach Dungy agreed to come on April 5.” Former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy, spoke at the Uncommon Leadership Luncheon on Friday April 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon took place at the Marriott

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pelika isn’t your average small, southern town. It is a city of character. It is a city of honesty, integrity and truthfulness. Opelika is uncommon. To the leaders in this city, character building was an essential part of developing the community. The Opelika City Council had no opposition when they adopted the resolution to become a “City of Character” on April 3, 2007.

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Health & Safety Quick Contacts Emergency : 911

Department of Human Resources

Opelika Police Department

(334) 737-1100 1715 Corporate Drive, Opelika, AL 36801

(334) 705-5200 501 S. Tenth St, Opelika, AL 36801

Better Business Bureau (800) 768-4222

Opelika Fire Department (334) 705-5300 1015 Avenue B, Opelika, AL 36801

Lee County Sheriff’s Office (334) 749-5651 1900 Frederick Road, Opelika, AL 36801

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In addition to providing all the necessary services at the hospital, EAMC also offers a senior community complete with assisted living facilities and retirement living cottages. Atkinson added, “Our HealthPlus Fitness Center is located nearby and was the first such gym in Alabama to be certified as a ‘medical fitness facility’ by the Medical Fitness Association.”

In the 2012 fiscal year, the hospital invested more than seven million dollars in new equipment and technology. Purchases include a dual nuclear medicine camera, a PACS system upgrade (PACS is a picture archiving communication system used in radiology that allows for electronic viewing and storage of digital medical images.), an ultrasound machine, and a Haloflex system (used in the endoscopy department).

“Over the past three years, EAMC has donated more than $1.6 million in financial and in-kind donations to non-profits, civic groups, and area schools. In the 2012 fiscal year, more than six million dollars in charity care was provided to the uninsured and underinsured,” Atkinson said.

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“We recently concluded an expansion of our psychiatric services area here at EAMC. While we have been treating patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, our newly expanded area provides space to more effectively serve these patients. It’s an area that we are very proud of,” said John Atkinson, EAMC public relations manager.

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ver the years, East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) has grown to meet the needs of the community by adding physician specialists and equipment. As a result, the staff at EAMC is able to treat most conditions, which allows patients the opportunity to recover in their own community.

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Health & Safety Opelika Sportsplex – Embracing Health, Fitness & Fun By: Donna Williamson

“The egg hunt took place in varying depths of water so that children of all abilities could participate. We had floating eggs and weighted eggs distributed around the pool and children ages 6-10 were invited to retrieve the eggs and place them in their bucket beside the pool. All participants received Easter treats for their efforts, so no child went home empty-handed,” Pierce said.

Disc Golf is a new sport that has sparked quite a bit of interest since being added at the Sportsplex. According to Pierce the sport was originally called Frisbee Golf, but as the sport evolved so did the name.

“We added the disc golf course because we saw a need for it in our area. The great thing about this sport is that people of any age can play. We have grandparents coming out with their grandchildren, which I think is great because there aren’t too many sports out there that allow for that kind of thing,” Pierce emphasizes. Playing Sportsplex disc golf is free; however, players must purchase their own discs. The Underwater Egg Hunt was a new program for the Sportsplex this year. Mandy Johnson, aquatics director, had seen it at another Parks and Recreation Department in the state and thought it would be a great addition for Opelika’s Easter events.

The Sportsplex Tri for Kids was held in the summer. The kids’ triathlon (tri) was for ages 6-15; however, the children were split into different divisions based on their ages. A “Small Fry Tri” was also held for children ages 2-5. This event is in its second year, but has just been relocated to the Sportsplex. The children swam and biked short distances and then ran through the splash park to finish the event. Pierce said, “All proceeds from this event went towards the American Cancer Society.” Awesome Goals Soccer is a new program that will be offered in the fall. This soccer program is specifically tailored to children between the ages of 5 and 18 who have physical or mental limitations. This program focuses on learning soccer skills in a safe and accepting environment.

Health Programs promote health and wellness. The Sportsplex offers physically challenging classes like Body Pump, Cardio Intervals, and Zumba, as well as classes like Yoga and Tai Chi, which improve one’s mental and spiritual well-being. o

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“Disc golf is played similarly to the actual game of golf. We have an 18-hole course with par 3 and par 4 holes. Some holes cross bodies of water; some travel through the woods, and others are in more open areas. The goal is to throw the disc into a basket with as few throws as possible,” Pierce explains.

The Sportsplex has the only disc golf course in the area, with the closest other one being in Fort Benning. Pierce emphasizes that people drive from Columbus and Montgomery to play.

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ur goal at the Opelika Sportsplex is to better our community and create activities and programs that bring families and our community together. Our slogan is ‘we have something for everybody’ and we take pride in that. We have something for people of different ages, different ability levels, and different walks of life,” said Laura Leigh Pierce, Public Relations and Special Programs Coordinator for Opelika Parks and Recreation.

Approximately 40 children participated. This activity was free to Sportsplex members and only $3 for guests who participated. Pierce stated, “We definitely want to continue this event in the future.”

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“While Opelika does have several great programs for children with special needs, especially in comparison to what other cities and departments have, there is always room to grow and add more programs specifically for these kids.

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Lifestyle A Crowning Moment

Mallory Hagan - Opelika’s Miss America

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Hagan is a 2007 graduate of Opelika High School where she was active in many extracurricular activities. Hagan’s mother Mandy Moore thinks this is one of the reasons why Hagan was so successful in her move to New York. “Mal (Moore’s nickname for her daughter) was involved in so many extracurricular activities that she had to learn how to manage her time wisely and prioritize. This skill came in very handy when she moved to New York,” Moore said. Hagan began dancing when she was 18 months old. Moore said, “The main reason for my studio (Make Your Move Dance Studio) at the time was to be able to offer a place for Mal’s creative outlet and natural talent to develop and grow.” As a toddler Hagan only entered a couple of random pageants. “The dream to become Miss America started when Mal was approximately 13 years old, which is when she began in the Miss America system. She ended up in the top five of what was

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Miss Brooklyn was a preliminary to Miss New York, where Hagan was first runner-up. Next year Hagan was Miss Manhattan and once again first runner-up to Miss New York. She returned her final time as Miss New York City. This time she won the state title, which would take her to Miss America and make her childhood dream a reality. o

then called the Teen Miss Alabama Pageant, and she was hooked,” Moore said. After one year at Auburn University, Hagan decided that she needed to “go find herself.” After a summer job and a yard sale, Hagan had $987.67, enough money to last her about three months in New York City (NYC), her destination. Moore said, “She left for NYC, found her way to a ‘friend of a friend’s house’ and two days later went on a trek to find a job and begin her New York experience. She actually secured two jobs during her first day of job hunting.” After Hagan moved to NYC, she told everyone that she had “hung her high heels up for good.” However, that year Moore and some close friends were having a “Miss America Viewing Party” when Hagan called. Moore said, “Mal called and we were all talking and discussing the pageant, and I knew it was tugging at her.” That’s when Hagan said, “Mom, you know what, I can do this.” Moore readily agreed and suggested that her daughter enter the Miss Brooklyn Pageant. Hagan entered and won! More said, “Our mantra is that everything happens for a reason.” Hagan had planned to return home if she had not won.

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lthough Miss America Mallory Hagan won her title as the reigning Miss New York, she still calls Opelika home.

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ituated amid 2,000 acres of lakefront countryside, the Auburn-Opelika Marriott Hotel and Conference Center overlooks the award-winning Grand National championship golf course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Arts and Crafts style resort with 114 guest rooms and 15 luxury suites features private balconies with sweeping, serene views.

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Newly renovated 24-hour fitness center has been expanded to include men’s and women’s saunas. Guests can leisurely savor a picnic at the pavilion or have a brisk walk on the seven-mile nature trail. Complimentary bicycles are available upon request.

America’s best by Golf Magazine surround the hotel. Grand National was ranked as the top public golf course in the 2009 Golf World Readers' Choice awards. Other honors include the Links course being named by Golf Digest as the second best new public course in America in 1993, followed by the Lake course as the fourth best. Both courses have also made the top 10 of Golf Digest's list of America's Top 50 Affordable Courses. The three courses at Grand National are also listed among the nation's 40 Super Value courses by Golf Digest's Places to Play. Built around the 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee, 32 of the 54 holes drape along its shores. The Links Course has 18 holes, 7,311 yards, while the Lake Course offers 18 holes, 7,139 yards. The 18-hole Short Course has more than half the holes edging the lake.

Dining options include American cuisine in a classic lodge setting in the Lakeview Room. Hearty steaks, fresh seafood and game dishes provide delectable menu choices.

Rentals and lessons are available along with a driving range and putting green.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Golf Digest Couples Classic is held each September at Grand National.

The Fairways Lounge serves traditional pub fare with a southern flavor. The casual sports bar setting offers hamburgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Three Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses ranked among

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The resort’s new tennis facility includes eight clay courts and four pickle ball courts. Other new additions include a recently added outdoor adult pool with a Jacuzzi, a feature pool with a water slide and splash park, as well as an indoor heated pool with a Jacuzzi,

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Niffer’s at the Tracks

Topnotch Restaurants Dot Downtown Landscape

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Niffer’s at the Tracks opened in 2012 with the concept of good food and value in a fun atmosphere. Specials such as Burger Night, Wing Night and Wednesday Kids Eat Free have been popular. Activities for children include colorful chalkboards and a magician/balloon artist making his rounds at the tables and a play area. Live music is featured occasionally. Among the menu items are nachos, salads, wings, grilled chicken and half-pound burgers, pastas, desserts and a menu for children. The popular burgers are hand pattied and seasoned with a family recipe. Baked beans are also a family recipe. Dressings are made fresh at the restaurant.

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ver the past few years, historic downtown Opelika has changed to a bustling destination with an array of award winning restaurants and bakeries. Whether you desire Creole, Italian, pub fare, upscale or simply a good cheeseburger, downtown restaurants offer tempting choices. Here are a few of the most popular eateries.

Steaks at the restaurant are cut in house. Chef Eron Bass created the popular Brown Sugar Rub Ribeye, which is covered with his signature rub, caramelizing on the steak. Chef Bass considers the menu fine southern cuisine with a French influence. He serves fresh, seasonal dishes. Seafood is one of his favorite foods since it is versatile and allows him to be creative in the preparation. A fresh catch is delivered to the restaurant twice a week.

The Irish Bred Pub serves fresh food from local businesses. Guinness Barbecue Chicken, Fresh Rainbow Trout,

Jimmy’s has been recognized in the national publication of Opinionated About Dining 2012, as being among the best in regional restaurants. It has also received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the fifth year. The restaurant focuses on Creole and New Orleans style dishes. Gumbo is always popular, as well as the Taste of New Orleans dish with jambalaya, crawfish etouffée and shrimp and grits. Red fish is generally on the menu. The most popular dessert is bread pudding with bourbon sauce. Traditional Southern dishes are also on the menu along with small plates featuring New Orleans style tapas. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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Housed in a historic building that was once a drugstore, Café 123 has been named in the top 20 fine dining destinations in the state by Alabama magazine. With black and white checkered flooring, white tablecloths and candlelight, the restaurant offers a casual elegant setting.

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Jameson Ribeye, a 28 oz. ribeye and fresh cut filets highlight the menu. Desserts are from two downtown bakeries, the Cheesecake Cottage and Sweet Malisa’s. The restaurant has a traditional pub atmosphere while the upstairs has more a contemporary feel downstairs. In the pub, old red bricks walls provide an aged look, and the dark mahogany bar has a centerpiece arch from the 1850s Bank of Savannah with a mirror set in the center. The Pub has live bands every Friday night.

Jefferson’s Jefferson’s offers indoor and outdoor seating. Favorites include the Jefferson burger topped with American cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce and also the wings with four “heat levels.” Also among the most popular choices are the baked oysters topped with hot sauce, Parmesan cheese and jalapenos. Oysters on the half shell, a variety of salads, platters and specialty sandwiches round out the menu. A children’s menu is available, and daily specials are offered. o

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your brand new home to come with such a long to-do list. You know it’s a cool college town; you might expect a few fun things to do. But from teeing off along the shore and buying lots of extra toilet paper to riding a Rocket and following a wine trail

hen Holly Surrency decided to open her own salon five years ago she realized that Downtown Opelika, with the exciting changes and expansion of its entertainment district, would be the perfect place for Envy Salon. With the salon’s continued success it was an easy decision to expand the business to include a clothing boutique when the space next door became available.

provide a variety of ages and personal style to balance the choices. This assures clothes in the boutique will appeal to a broad variety of customers. Along with apparel the boutique also carries jewelry and accessories.

The doors to Coveted Closet opened last fall, capturing the same elegant style as the salon. Sparkling chandeliers, original hardwood floors, antique fixtures and spacious fitting rooms with high ceilings lend a feminine grace to the boutique.

Since there would be construction for the boutique, Holly began to think about expanding the salon as well. “I began to think about what was not working in the salon and how we could make it a smoother experience for the customer. We added the processing area, closed off the shampoo room to make it more secluded, added the color bar and a new reception area.

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“To me, fashion is as much about hair as it is about clothes,” says Holly. “We care as much about what we are wear as how our hair looks. I felt with the salon doing so well, and the traffic coming here that we would be able to open a boutique for the women who come to the salon and downtown to dine at the restaurants. “The goal is to have options for women of all ages at an affordable price. I think our reasonable costs are what surprise shoppers the most. I wanted the boutique to feel inviting and uncluttered with soft cream colors and soothing lighting so customers will feel like they are at a high end boutique, without the unreasonable price tags.”

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In the center of the boutique is a sitting area, an added touch geared toward men who are accompanying the shoppers.

“We want to offer the best experience and service we can to our customers,” says Holly. “After five years of the salon being open, thinking about how it can be better for the customers and adding the boutique, it sums up everything a woman would need for a day of pampering.

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“You can come in and get a really nice outfit for an amazing price, go to the salon and get your hair done, have a makeover with Bare Minerals makeup and get a manicure,” adds Holly. “It is a full service establishment armed with everything a woman needs to feel good about herself at the end of the day.” o

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Business & Industry Quick Facts Business Climate

A small town community with large town amenities, Opelika has the infrastructure and leadership in place to welcome and work with new or expanding businesses. With five exits off Interstate 85, and an hour and fifteen minute drive from Atlanta, Opelika’s location provides quick access to markets and people across the Southeast.

Location

Major Cities Columbus, GA Montgomery, AL Atlanta, GA Birmingham, AL Mobile, AL Savannah, GA

Distance in Miles 30 65 100 110 240 272

Population

Auburn-Opelika MSA MSA Total (Lee County) Opelika City

2011 143,468 27,092

Age Groups (2010) 0-20 21-64 65- over

27.9% 58.4% 9.1%

Median Age Number of Households Average Household Income Median Household Per Capita Personal Income

2010 140,247 26,477 0- $24,999 $25,000-$49,999 $50,000 & Over 27.5 110,618 $36,415 $36,925 $21,862

Transportation

Highways Interstate Highway U.S. Highways Alabama State Highway

85 29, 280 and 431 51

Motor Freight Carriers/Overnight Carriers There are more than 30 licensed carriers in the area.

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Air Service Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport – serves corporate aircraft with 5,265’ main runway Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – in Atlanta, approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes from Opelika Columbus Metropolitan Airport – in Columbus, GA approximately 30 minutes from Opelika Montgomery Regional Airport – in Montgomery, AL approximately 1 hour from Opelika

Labor

Auburn-Opelika MSA (2011) Total Civilian Labor Force Unemployment Percent Unemployed

68,027 4,970 7.6%

Total Employment

62,424

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Total Civilian Labor Force Unemployment Percent Unemployed Total Employment

363,328 36,021 10.1% 327,307

Largest Employers – MSA Industrial/Distribution 999-500 employees Briggs and Stratton Wal-Mart Distribution Mando America Corporation

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499-200 employees Daewon America Borbet CV Holdings, LLC Donaldson Company Hanwha Masterbrand Cabinets SCA, Inc. Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. Seohan Auto USA Corporation Pharmavite

Automotive - Suspension Bars & Springs Automotive- Wheels Automotive - Plastics Automotive – Mufflers Automotive – Bumpers & Headliners Cabinets Automotive - Plastics Distribution Center Automotive- Axles & Driveshafts Vitamin Manufacturer

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199-100 employees Benteler Automotive Flowers Baking Company Gambro Renal Products Matrix Wire, Inc. Pyongsan Rexnord Industries, LLC Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

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4 Year University (4,700 Employees) Auburn Hospital (2,700 Employees) Opelika Education (1,100 Employees) Lee County Education (900 Employees) Auburn Retail (670 Employees) Auburn/Opelika Government (660 Employees) Auburn Education (570 Employees) Opelika In-Bound Call Center (550 Employees) Opelika Government (335 Employees) Opelika 2 Year Community College (300 Employees) Opelika


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pelika is home to an unusually diverse assortment of businesses, ranging from charming antique shops and restaurants to national clothing retailers and manufacturers. In fact, since January 2005 the thriving city has announced new industry investments and existing industry expansions totaling $581 million, accounting for more than 2,000 jobs.

Opelika’s location—at the intersection of three major highways (I-85, U.S. 280 and U.S. 431) and near an international airport—makes the city an attractive location for distribution hubs. One of the city’s largest employers is the Wal-Mart Grocery Distribution Center, located in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park and employing some 700 people. The regional center is one of 42 distribution centers around the country that support between 75 and 100 stores within a 250-mile radius. Another large employer is the Jo-Ann Stores distribution center, one of three distribution centers serving nearly 800 fabric and craft stores nationwide. Jo-Ann Stores also has a distribution center at the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park. Opelika’s central location combined with the presence of nearby Auburn University has contributed to the growth of other kinds of businesses. Because the city is situated halfway between giant auto manufacturers Hyundai and Kia in

Montgomery and West Point, Ga., the city is attractive to Korean automotive component manufacturers such as Mando America, Daewon America and Hanwha. Mando, which manufactures brake corner modules, brake calipers, suspension modules and steering systems, employs more than 600 workers and this year announced $35 million expansion plans. Daewon America and Hanwha are also expanding. German automotive parts manufacturer Benteler Automotive also has a facility in Opelika. With Gambro Renal Products, a manufacturer of kidney dialyzer filters, Pharmavite, a manufacturer of vitamins and Afni, Inc., an inbound call center employing more than 500 people to answer queries, Opelika’s business and manufacturing base is very broad. o

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What’s remarkable about Opelika, however, is that while Tiger Town flourishes, the downtown area has undergone a rebirth. Opelika’s downtown is booming, with long waits at restaurants. Strolling along city blocks, you will find sweet smells of bakeries scattered among gift shops, antique galleries and unique clothing stores. Another draw downtown is the Event Center, a reception and meeting venue located in the old Coca-Cola facility and accommodating up to 1,500 people.

The city’s vitality is supported by a wide variety of industrial operations. Flowers Bakery, for example, is one of numerous facilities in the Southeast where the $3 billion Flowers Foods, headquartered in Thomaston, GA., turns out baked goods ranging from Nature’s Own and Sunbeam bread to Tastykake and Blue Bird snack cakes.

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Opelika has become a regional shopping mecca with the growth of Tiger Town, now home to thriving outlets such as Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Petco, Target and Old Navy. Tiger Town, located at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Highway 280, offers more than 800,000 square feet of retail space as well as freestanding restaurants, banks, office and hotels.

“Bringing the good, high-paying industrial jobs has helped increase retail in our area,” Huguley notes. “And downtown is amazing with the influx of private investment. We are thrilled for what that means to our community.”

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““Our office and city leadership have a goal to diversify our industrial landscape,” says Lori Huguley, Opelika’s director of economic development. “We don’t want to be heavily dependent upon one industry sector or the other.”

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roviders of Opelika utilities are keeping up with the times. Both Opelika Power Services (which provides power) and Opelika Utilities (which provides water) have moved into new, state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, Opelika residents will soon be able to access high-speed Internet and IP-based television because of a high-tech fiber optic network through Opelika Power Services.

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The city first started researching the feasibility of a fiber network as early as 2008. Citizens voted to allow the city to go into the cable business in 2010, and a $41 million bond issue was authorized to pay for the project, which included building a facility for the smart grid electronics as well as an administration building on Fox Run Parkway that brings the city utility’s employees under one roof.

“The infrastructure improvements are making the city increasingly attractive to business and industry as well as residents,” says Lori Huguley, the city’s economic development director. “The next piece of the puzzle will come when we are able to deploy our high-speed fiber network through Opelika Power Services,” Huguley said. “This will bring voice, video and data at very high speeds to residents and businesses within the City of Opelika, and we know this sets us apart and brings more economic development opportunities our way.”

The fiber network isn’t the only “carrot” in place to attract future industry. “The increased water capacity from the new Opelika Utilities facility—an additional two million gallons a day—also will help attract industrial companies,” said Opelika Utilities General Manager Dan Hilyer.

Opelika Power Services is the first municipally owned electric utility in the state of Alabama to build a fiber-to-the-home system. When the project is complete, the city will be home to one of the fastest broadband systems and most efficient electric systems in the world. The fiber system will deliver cable television, high speed Internet and telephone services to customers who choose Opelika Power Services as their provider.

Between the new Saugahatchee facility and the Robert A. Betts Water Treatment Plant at Lake Harding in the eastern part of Lee County, Opelika Utilities produces up to 24 million gallons of water a day. The utility now services some 13,000 accounts, but is poised to handle anticipated population growth and industrial needs. o

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The fiber network will be supported by state-of-the-art “smart grid” technology, which modernizes the electrical system in addition to enabling the delivery of broadband services. The smart grid enables the city to monitor and measure performance across the power grid in real time, helping them to more effectively manage the flow of electricity and resolve problems quickly. A detailed picture of customers’ energy needs will help the utility balance power supply and demand, leading to efficiency and reduced power.

This spring, Opelika Utilities moved to the W. Warner Williams Water Resource Park at Saugahatchee Lake, which provides part of the city’s water supply. The new complex, in the works for some ten years, replaces outdated systems built in 1946 and produces eight million gallons of water a day, compared to the six million produced by the old facility. The LEED-certified water resource park includes a modern water treatment plant, distribution and maintenance facilities and an administration building.

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unusual name comes from an ancestor who in the early 1800s tired of having the common surname of “Smith.”

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And then there’s the newcomer—Alabama Office Supply—in business since 1946 and now having two stores, one in Opelika and one in Montgomery. The company has grown into one of Alabama’s largest independent dealers of office furniture and supplies, despite competition from national chains like Office Depot, Office Max and Staples..

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he failure rate for new businesses is phenomenal, yet Opelika boasts more than one business that has been around for an entire century. Yes, a hundred years. The city is also home to several other businesses that may well reach that auspicious anniversary, since they’ve been here almost as long. The oldest business in the city is Piedmont Fertilizer Co., family owned and operated since 1910. The law firm of Samford & Denson in downtown Opelika, founded in 1912, celebrated a hundred years last year, and the Tatum & Tatum dental office in Opelika is right behind, having survived for 95 years. Smith T Building Supply in the historic section of downtown Opelika has been serving Lee County for the last 80 years. That makes Alabama Office Supply, with stores in Opelika and Montgomery, a relative youngster—the company is pushing 70 years in business.

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Sanford & Denson “I try to worry about my own business and let everybody else worry about theirs,” he says. “We just try to offer service. We try to know our products and know our customers, and we work hard—so that’s a good recipe.”

Tim and Crawford learned more from their father than they did in dental school, she notes. Crawford Sr. was a dentist in the Army after World War II, and where he was posted an oral surgeon was needed. He wasn’t an oral surgeon, but he learned fast, studying on his own. The dental practice went on to do pioneering work in dentistry, Sara Jane says, and was one of the first in the country to offer dental implants.

Alabama Office Supply was founded by Lucy and Judson Salter Sr. with two partners, later becoming sole owners. Their son-in-law, Harris Asbury, took over the business when Lucy Salter retired in the late 1960s. Their grandson, Wake Asbury, joined Alabama Office Supply in 1982 and took over management in the late 1980s. o

Piedmont Fertilizer Co., the manufacturer of Peafowl Fertilizers, sells to both retail customers and wholesale dealers in East Central Alabama and West Georgia. In early 1910, Alabama Polytechnic Institute graduate E.F. Jackson and several partners founded the business. Jackson worked as general manager and by 1926 had bought out all other outstanding shares of stock, becoming the company’s president and brought his brother Frank into the business.

“There was a little lady named Inez Lowe who started with their grandfather when she was 16 and worked in the practice till she was over 80,” recalls Sara Jane Tatum, Tim’s wife. “She worked for all three generations and is really a legend.”

Smith T Building Supply Like Samford & Denson and Tatum & Tatum, Smith T Building Supply has survived because of family ties, a local focus and an emphasis on service. In business since 1931, during the Great Depression, Smith T Building Supply is now run by founder Winston Smith T’s grandson, Dozier Smith T, providing the same kind of one-on-one service. The family’s

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Carson Jackson, the third-generation owner of the family business, says his father started bringing him to work when he was 5 years old. He worked at Piedmont after school and during the summers, and joined the business full time in 1973. He’s been there ever since.

The Tatum & Tatum comprehensive general dentistry office was founded by Oscar Hilt Tatum after the first World War. His sons, Crawford Sr. and Hilt, both joined the practice. Hilt Tatum eventually moved to Florida, but Crawford Sr.’s two sons, Crawford Jr. and Tim, followed their father into dentistry in the 1970s.

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Samford & Denson, which has had several names over the years depending on the partners, was founded by Denson’s grandfather, Judge N.D. Denson. The Denson patriarch was a former member of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and his son John V. Denson joined him in the partnership. Another son, N.D. Denson Jr., began practice with the firm in 1914. Two grandsons—Yetta Samford Jr. and John V. Denson II—joined the practice in 1949 and 1960 respectively. Both are still active in the firm.

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That idea of service keeps coming up when talking about these long-lived businesses. Samford & Denson has survived for more than century because the partnership’s attorneys have been successful in representing clients, says John V. Denson II, the founder’s grandson and a former circuit court judge. “We win cases and we provide good service,” he says.

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Arts & Entertainment Quick Facts Entertainment

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East Alabama Arts Association celebrated its 27th anniversary with the

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2012-2013 Performance Series. These events are the premier cultural

• Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art

attractions in East Alabama, offering a variety of national and internation-

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• Lee County Historical Museum

• Auburn University Theater & Singers • Opelika High School Theater • Opelika High School Ovations / Impressions / Imaginations • Noon Tunes • Summer Swing in the Park • Garden in the Park • On the Tracks Food and Wine Event • Touch a Truck • Victorian Front Porch Tour

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Recently, the movie Stuck stopped in Opelika as part of a 61-city tour and the producer was more than impressed with the community. “He called after the showing and told me Opelika was the highlight of the entire tour,” Wilmarth said. “He loved the atmosphere, the people, the area, and just the overall experience. We doubled the number of viewers who attended in Birmingham, which validates the relevance of a small town. The whole Stuck project was a huge endorsement for what we are doing and there are many, many more events conducive to the space and the vision for the Cottonseed Studios.”

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Partners Richard Patton, Allison Wilmarth and Rob Slocomb are working together to bring the world of art to downtown Opelika. “We have a great foundation in the East Alabama Arts Association and with the new restaurants, taverns, shops and residences in downtown, we are already getting a lot of attention,” Slocomb said. “We want to take that a step further; a big step further, and make Opelika the place to come for music, theatre, and every other art medium.”

The Railyard of Cottonseed Studios already draws large crowds for bands that play during the week and on weekends. Patton has been booking small bands for years and is glad to offer a unique venue for musicians and their fans. “From local and regional to national names, we want to bring in bands, art shows, filmmakers, movies, and any other art medium, we want to bring it all to Opelika which in turn, will draw fans, followers and families to the area,” Patton said. “It’s a win-win for us, the artists, Opelika and the community as a whole.”

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“Our dream is to make this area into a cultural center for the arts,” explained Richard Patton, owner of the cotton warehouse properties. “We want to offer a total cultural experience for artists of all kinds to express themselves, share their talents and draw families together to experience true art.”

“We already have a number of artists who are using the warehouse space to create, nurture and perfect their crafts,” Wilmarth said. “When artists really ‘get into’ a project they can sometimes stay for 24 or more hours and this area is the perfect place for them to be for as long as they want to be here. We would even like to get to a point to offer artist-in-residence opportunities. There are so many possibilities and ideas; the potential for this project really has no limits.”

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Cottonseed Studios is part of a two-block area that runs along North Railroad Avenue on one side and First Avenue on the other that is being transformed to fill a gap in this little corner of the world.

Plans for Cottonseed Studios include coffee shops, a brewery and distillery, restaurants, a watering hole, gift and art shops, businesses, individual areas for artists to cultivate their talents and ideas, and a state-of-the art sound stage, theatre and recording studio and for musicians and filmmakers.

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here is no doubt new life has been breathed into South Railroad Avenue in Historic Downtown Opelika and now a trio of entrepreneurs is reviving the “other side of the tracks.”

All artists begin with an idea and a dream and Cottonseed Studios is no exception. However, to make this dream a reality, Patton, Wilmarth and Slocomb need more than paint brushes, guitars, or movie cameras; they need funding. The trio is writing grants and working with business leaders, private investors, artists and any other creative income resources to make Opelika the next great arts community.

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One reason for the success of the high school choral program is the strong Opelika Middle School (OMS) choral program and its director Tamera Garner. By: Donna Williamson “Building excitement is the key to becoming involved in any program. That is my goal! I want my students to fall in love with the world of music and I want them to be and stay a part of it. I also believe that a feeder program is necessary to any successful high school program,” Garner said.

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Art “Art is like learning a new language. Students must learn to communicate visually. Communication is pulled from live experiences. Through self expression students learn to deal with emotions and communications,” said Jeff Conway, OHS art teacher. OHS art students have placed in every competition they have entered. A high point for Conway and his students include three Best of Shows for the State of Alabama. Each Congressional District chooses one piece of student art to hang in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. One of Conway’s students has received this honor for the past six years. “I am one of the lucky teachers who get to work with students for multiple years, sometimes four. A bond develops. I learn their strengths and am able to push them in the directions where they can find success,” Conway said.

The theatre department has thrived under the direction of Revel Gholston who teaches beginning theatre, advanced theatre, and creative writer’s workshop. His other classes include lighting and sound, along with set design and set movements.

Upcoming productions include: The Fantasticks, Here’s To Your Health (A Morality Play), Alice in Wonderland, and Chicago.

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Allyson Petrone and Calvin Ellis, choir directors, offer a wellrounded approach to teaching their choral students. “We don’t just focus on the performance. We work with the other fine arts’ instructors to allow our students the opportunity to participate in theatre, band, and visual arts,” Petrone said. “The Opelika City Board of Education strongly supports the arts. Because of this strong support, we have one of the finest choral departments in the area. Our facilities are second to none,” Petrone said.

Patrick Bruce teaches three levels of guitar classes, with approximately 100 students taking guitar. The guitar students have two official concerts each year. According to Bruce, the one in the fall is a themed concert in which students research music genres or certain decades of music. Students then form bands, rehearse, and put on a show that is open to the community. The second concert is always in May and is a “free for all.” Bruce adds, “Students pick music they are interested in and put on a show.” “Guitar class is unique due to the diversity of musical tastes and

The marching band, also known as “The Spirit of the South,” performs at every football game and competes at marching competitions throughout the year. The band also has a visual ensemble made up of majorettes, color guard, and the “Showstoppers” kickline. Jason Smith’s goal as band director is to maintain the success of the band program, as well as upstart new competitive outlets for the students. “Using the indoor percussion and winter guard programs in a competitive Southeastern Color Guard Association has allowed students in the percussion and visual ensemble sections of the band improve skills for the entire band program,” Smith said. The OMS bands under Rick Holland’s direction have received superior rankings at every contest, festival, and judged performance. “Because of Holland’s love and dedication to the young musicians, the high school maintains a solid reputation as a band program,” Smith said. “The Opelika band program is a total program, consisting of many different opportunities for students to excel musically, to develop discipline and pride, and to be a part of a team effort,” Smith said. o

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The theatre department also hosts the District IV Trumbauer competition every year. “Trumbauer is the ultimate opportunity for our students to realize they are not alone. They get the experience of performing in front of other teachers and directors and critics.” Gholston said.

Art students are moving into their new classrooms in the fall A display area for showcasing student art work has been added. Rooms are more spacious with an outdoor venue. State of the art computers are available, along with a new kiln and plenty of natural lighting. “The opportunities are only limited by our imaginations,” Conway said.

The Opelika band program is a source of pride for the Opelika City School System, its students, as well as parents and the entire community. The band maintains 20% of the student population, which is almost 350 students, in grades 7-12.

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In the spring Gholston and his students took on the challenge of Beauty and the Beast. Gholston said, “We had the largest crowds ever. Approximately 4,000 people attended. There were so many students involved in the music making, the set pushing and pulling, the set painting, and of course, the acting. They all ultimately benefit from being a part of something bigger than themselves.”

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contractual commitments while the tours are still being formed. “The commitment of a large-scale subscriber base is the only way this works,” states Preston, “along with the support of business sponsors who make financial and service contributions. “Whether you are returning for the 27th Performance Series season or are new to the East Alabama Arts family, welcome to the 2013-2014 lineup of Broadway and All That Jazz!” adds Preston. As always, the signature variety and quality of every Performance Series event is front and center – from Mamma Mia and all things ABBA; to the based-on-a-true-story of race and forbidden love in Memphis; to the wacky and wonderful family values of the Addams Family.

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MAMA MIA! October 24, 2013

An Evening with Christine Ebersole November 19, 2013

Memphis, The Musical January 13, 2014

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Preston is involved in securing performances one to three years ahead. “We are scouting for a combination of events with a particular variety that will work for us, and we are still guided by that same spirit of innovation as the Performance Series has evolved through nearly three decades now. Making sure of the quality, the variety, and a sense of discovery and willingness to challenge preconceived notions within the programming, is paramount to a successful venture.” “Newcomers don’t expect to find a full fledge theater facility in a small town,” says Preston. “It is fun to see people’s reactions, especially if they moved here from larger areas. They think they are moving into a cultural desert until they learn about our Series. We are doing a lot on the same level as larger cities at much reduced prices.” A hallmark of the Series has been the level of community support with subscribers and contributors. Since some events are purchased two or three years ahead, the AAEA has to make

Jonathan Batiste February 25, 2014

The Ten Tenors April 2, 2014

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The Series opened in September 1987 with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Each season has featured a variety of performances including Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, opera companies and entertainers. Popular performances over the past two decades include the Bolshoi Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Madame Butterfly, Oklahoma, Cinderella, Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, 5 Browns, The Sound of Music, Big River, Wynton Marsalis, Crazy For You, among many others.

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Phillip Preston, director, reflects on the early years and growth of the Series. The Arts Association began with the Spring Festival Concert Series years earlier but was limited to productions suitable for church sanctuaries. “When the school board decided to build the Performing Arts Center as a dual facility to serve the high school and community as theater space,” remembers Preston, “it opened up many possibilities.” The Arts Association was asked to create a new concert series, which established the working relationship with the city school system.

to represent each of the major areas of the arts in terms of music, theater and dance with variety within those areas, and then looking at what is available coming in and out of the region,” Preston explains. “We are trying to develop programming within a certain comfort zone of familiarity but with some cutting edge performances as well.” East Alabama Arts catches productions moving through Atlanta, Birmingham as well as cities in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and other areas as they head to points east/west, north/south on their national tours.

For tickets to the Performance Series, contact the East Alabama Arts office located in the historic Opelika Depot at 1032 South Railroad Avenue; or purchase online by visiting www.eastalabamaarts.org Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For general information call 334-749-8105. o

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elebrating its 27th season with stellar productions, the Arts Association of East Alabama Performance Series brings the best in music, theatre and dance to the community. Six to eight major shows featuring national and international touring productions, which are generally only available in larger metropolitan areas, are presented each year at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts.

“Just remember, though, as exciting as all that is, you are the biggest star at every event, every season. Hosting national-tour Broadway shows and world-class performing arts ensembles

and artists right here in our own community living room at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts simply can’t happen in a void. So you, as part of our remarkably committed subscriber and contributor network of citizens and businesses across East Alabama, are the stars of the arts that fill that void season after season.”

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Parish nurses are also instrumental in providing free health screens and health education to the community at the Darden Wellness Center in Opelika. The EAMC parish nurses, the Auburn University School of Nursing, and the J. W. Darden Foundation work together to provide these free screenings. Hansen said, “Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, to provide health screenings and education, with the goal of reducing health care costs and improving the health of those in the community.” The Darden Wellness Clinic is located in the historic Darden House at 1323 Auburn Street in Opelika. This is the restored home of Dr. J. W. Darden, the area’s first African-American physician who practiced here in the early 20th century. Today, the house serves as the Darden Wellness Center, which is appropriate since Dr. Darden actually established a small clinic there. According to Hansen, approximately 400 clients visited the Darden Wellness Center in 2012. More than 100 of those seen had no insurance of any kind. Thirty-one student nurses from the Auburn University School of Nursing assisted with weekly Wednesday morning (9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon)

health screenings and education. The parish nurse program at EAMC contributes 150 hours overseeing the Wednesday morning program. This program benefits uninsured or underinsured seniors and others who have limited resources and income. EAMC started the parish nurse program as a way for EAMC nurses to give back to the community. The main objective is to touch lives and improve overall health. “I believe this is preventative medicine at its best,” Hansen said. The EAMC parish nurses also provide blood pressure screenings several times a month at the community market, a division of the East Alabama Food Bank, the food pantry at one of the area’s largest churches, and at local barber and beauty shops. Parish nursing, also known as faith community nursing, is an internationally recognized area of nursing practice. “We are registered nurses with additional training as parish nurses. We address health from a whole perspective. That is to say, we promote body, mind, and spiritual health,” Hansen said. Appointments and information can be obtained by calling the Darden Helpline at 334-528-1438. All services are FREE of charge. o

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Membership Quick Facts Referrals & Information Center

The Opelika Chamber is a business based organization that receives thousands of requests for information and referrals. The Chamber only refers its members to residents, newcomers, and business clients. Members are notified of the referrals they receive. In addition, the Opelika Chamber serves as a clearinghouse for information regarding Opelika and its surrounding area.

Business Services

• Membership Mailing Labels • East Alabama Industrial Guide • Bulk Rate Permit Stamp • Monthly Business Licensing Report • Notary Service

Promotional Opportunities

Work with the Chamber to help get your business the attention it deserves: • Participate in giveaways for special events and meetings. • Display your company’s promotional materials in the Chamber information center. • Have the Chamber schedule and promote a groundbreaking, ribbon cutting or grand opening ceremony. • Send the Chamber a press release for an upcoming event so that it can be publicized at www.opelika.com and announce it on weekly and monthly radio spots.

Advertising

Membership Directory Listings • One listing in the Membership Directory, published every eighteen months. • For a nominal fee, your business may be listed under two categories in the Membership Directory and on the website. • Listing in the on-line Membership Directory with a link to your business website. • Membership plaque indicating to your customers that you support the business community.

Advertising Opportunities

Networking Opportunities Business After Hours You will find Business After Hours to be a low cost, high-impact sales and marketing tool. This event is a great opportunity to build business relationships and the perfect setting to generate quality leads. Business awaits you at Business After Hours!

Leadership Lee County Leadership Lee County, a leadership organization sponsored by the Auburn and Opelika Chambers of Commerce. The purpose of Leadership Lee County is to seek out, honor, educate, challenge, and develop a select group of Lee County Citizens who have the potential to provide the leadership needed to solve problems of community and statewide significance. Lee County Young Leaders Twenty-five highly motivated student leaders are selected from area high schools to go through a 9 month leadership program. Our goal is to ensure our youth are prepared to meet the challenges as future leaders. School to Career Transition Workshop The School-To-Career Transition Workshop is a two-day event encouraging and empowering students to pursue their business careers after graduating from high school. Career Technical Fair An opportunity to show high school students the available technical training at Southern Union State Community College and the area industries that utilize these trades. Health Science Fair An opportunity to show high school students the available health science training such as nursing, radiology, EMT, at Southern Union State Community College

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Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting brings Chamber members together for a time of celebration of the previous year’s progress and in anticipation of the upcoming year’s opportunities.

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Business Over Breakfast Business Over Breakfast allows chamber members an opportunity to network and learn about issues facing the community.

Business Development Seminars Business Development seminars and workshops offer additional training for business, information on community and business issues, as well as networking with other business people.

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• Opelika Lifestyle Publication • Opelika@Work- Monthly Newsletter in the OA News • Membership Mailer • Newcomer Packets • The Opelika/Auburn and Lee County Map

Connections Connections is a monthly leads group that meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend. This is a great way to pass leads and to create those lasting relationships in business.

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Committees Ambassador Committee Our wonderful ambassadors assist the Membership Director and Chamber staff in developing new members and retaining existing members. This committee attends, assists and promotes Chamber events. Business Marketing Committee Purpose is to provide or facilitate educational programs of interest for membership, to inform the membership on member benefits and services and to assist in advancing workforce development.

Golf Committee Purpose is to assist membership director with coordinating annual member golf tournament held in the spring. This committees helps get hole sponsors, door prizes and volunteers for this fun event. Governmental Affairs The Chamber serves as an advocate for the area, working on the local, state, and federal level to ensure funding and positioning.

Parade Committee Purpose is to oversee the workings of the Christmas Parade which include clearing it with the City of Opelika, managing the applications and parade assignments, and feeding the police officers and parade drivers.

Small Business Committee The Small Business Committee was formed to support and focus on the needs of the small business community by generating new business opportunities and solutions for the common challenges facing this group today. This group of members will strive to provide opportunities to create new relationships, generate exposure and develop a strong network of partners to serve the largest segment of member companies. If you are interested in joining an Opelika Chamber of Commerce committee, contact the chamber at coc@opelika.com

Jean Morgan & Associates Jean Morgan 2108C Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1753 • fax: (334) 749-2191

Thomas Crowley, CPA Tommy Crowley 1705 Pepperell Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-5210 • fax: (334) 749-4200 Hilyer & Associates, CPA's Jeff Hilyer 608 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.hilyercpa.com (334) 745-2564 Himmelwright, Huguley & Boles, LLC Hal Huguley 2002 Yarbrough Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.hhcpas.net (334) 749-3449 • fax: (334) 749-3450 Lovoy, Summerville, & Shelton, PC Michelle Granberry P.O. Box 3196 Auburn, AL 36831-3196 www.go2cpa.com (334) 741-1050 • fax: (334) 741-1059

Advertising C2B Media Nick Autrey 1791 Callaway Court Auburn, AL 36830 www.c2bmediausa.com (334) 356-8281 Advertising Agencies Ellis-Harper Advertising Dee Dee Harper P.O. Box 668 Auburn, AL 36831-0668 www.ellisharper.com (334) 887-6536 • fax: (334) 887-6539 McNutt & Company, LLC John McNutt P.O. Box 2708 Auburn, AL 36831-2708 www.leadershipbycreativity.com (334) 501-4807 • fax: (334) 501-4809 Agricultural Chemical Marketing and Research Co. Alligare, LLC Jeff Welsh P.O. Box 967 Opelika, AL 36803 www.alligarellc.com (334) 741-9393 • fax: (334) 741-9395

Airport Shuttle Express 85 Atlanta / Montgomery Airport Shuttle Lacey Updegraff P.O. Box 1329 Auburn, AL 36831 www.express85.com (334) 887-8595 • fax: (334) 826-5544 Antiques & Flea Mall Angel's Antique & Flea Mall, Inc. Leo Brewer 900 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.angelsmall.info (334) 745-3221 • fax: (334) 745-5574 Apartments Colonial Arms Apartments Charles Jones P.O. Box 227 Opelika, AL 36803-0227 (334) 745-3117 • fax: (334) 749-4200 The Crossings of Opelika Apartment Homes Rachel Lentz 1650 S. Fox Run Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.thecrossingsofopelikaapartments.com (334) 749-7949 • fax: (334) 270-0738 Paces at The Estates Tiffany Paulson 4150 Academy Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.pacesattheestates.com (334) 749-9493 • fax: (334) 749-9473

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Nominating Committee Purpose is to select and present qualified candidates for the Opelika Chamber Board of Directors.

Economic Development Committee Purpose is to assist the City of Opelika’s Economic Development Department in economic development and to insure City of Opelika Contract is implemented properly

Brantley, Boucher & Farr, LLP Lynne Boucher P.O. Box 587 Opelika, AL 36803-0587 www.bbfcpa.com (334) 749-8191 • fax: (334) 749-9358

Airport Auburn University Regional Airport William Hutto 2150 Mike Hubbard Boulevard Auburn, AL 36830 www.auoairport.com (334) 844-4606 • fax: (334) 844-4272

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Finance Committee Purpose is to assist in preparation with annual Chamber operating budget, to provide advice on capital improvements, to assist in Chamber Executive Annual Review, to provide advice on City of Opelika Contract, to assist in raising funds for the Opelika Chamber of Commerce.

Recognition Committee Purpose is to assist in the selection of Honorees for the Small Business of the Quarter award that is given at Business over Breakfast and the awards that are given at the Annual Meeting.

Machen, McChesney & Chastain, LLP Louis Hawkins 1820 E. University Dr. Auburn, AL 36830 www.mmcfirm.com (334) 887-7022 • fax: (334) 887-7221

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Education Committee Purpose is to coordinate and offer educational events combining area high schools and industry.

Public Relations Committee Purpose is to review effectiveness of Chamber publications and to insure proper distribution of Chamber publications.

Accountants-Certified Public Bartlett and Gunter, CPA's Jayne Gunter 2206 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8500 • fax: (334) 749-8502

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County Wanda Lewis 1365 Gatewood Drive Ste 221 Auburn, AL 36830 www.bgcleeco.org (334) 502-1311 • fax: (334) 502-1313

Haddie's Home TR Amason P.O. Box 1525 Opelika, AL 36803 www.haddieshome.com (334) 750-1361

Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc. Scott Holmes 3120 Frederick Road Suite D Opelika, AL 36801 www.hechtburdeshaw.com (334) 826-8448

Associations & Organizations Alabama Rural Ministry Lisa Pierce 3831 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.buildmorestore.com (334) 745-5996 • fax: (334) 745-5993

Chattahoochee CASA Mike Angstadt 1810 Corporate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.twincedars.org (334) 705-0770 • fax: (334) 705-0741

J.W. Darden Foundation Inc. Harrison Dixon P.O. Box 247 Dadeville, AL 36853 www.jwdarden.org (334) 749-8040

Art/Sculpture The Potpourri DiAnn Cullinan 1908 Highpoint Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-9885

The Arts Association of East Alabama Phillip Preston 1032 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.eastalabamaarts.org (334) 749-8105 • fax: (334) 705-5546

Chattahoochee Council Boy Scouts of America P.O. Box 115 Auburn, AL 36831-0115 www.chattahoochee.bsa.org (706) 327-2634 • fax: (706) 327-3622

Keep Opelika Beautiful, Inc. Tipi Miller P.O. Box 2366 Opelika, AL 36803 www.keepopelikabeautiful.com (334) 749-4970 • fax: (334) 749-4740

Asphalt Walker Paving & Asphalt Maintenance Inc Eddie Walker P.O. Box 133 Opelika, AL 36803-0133 (334) 745-3937

Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau John Wild 714 E. Glenn Ave. Auburn, AL 36830 www.aotourism.com (334) 887-8747 • fax: (334) 821-5500

EASHRM Aimee Sikes P.O. Box 4198 Opelika, AL 36803 eashrm.shrm.org/ (334) 321-3264 • fax: (334) 321-3201

Leadership Lee County Vertrina Grubbs P.O. Box 1370 Auburn, AL 36831 www.leadershipleecounty.com (334) 707-0090 • fax: (334) 749-4740

Assisted Living Community Cambridge Place Asstd Living & Specialty Care Amber Clegg 1001 Fox Run Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.cambridgeplaceassistedliving.com (334) 749-7992 • fax: (334) 749-9943

Better Business Bureau Linda Askew P.O. Box 2587 Columbus, GA 31902-2587 www.bbb.org (706) 324-0712 • fax: (706) 324-2181

Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc. Barbara Patton P.O Box 165 Opelika, AL 36803-0165 www.envisionopelika.org (334) 705-5138 • fax: (334) 705-5138

Lee County AL Habitat for Humanity Mark Grantham 605 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-2123 • fax: (334) 745-2428

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Lee County Auburn Club Michael Freeman P.O. Box 2511 Auburn, AL 36831 www.leecountyauclub.com

Opelika Historic Preservation Society Jo Lovell P.O. Box 4092 Opelika, AL 36803-4092 (334) 745-5490

Lee County Extension System Chuck Browne 600 South 7th Street Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801 www.aces.edu/counties/lee (334) 749-3353 • fax: (334) 749-1444

Opelika Industrial Development AuthorityOIDA Ronnie Wilson 204 South 7th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelika.org (334) 705-5115 • fax: (334) 705-5113

Lee County Farmers Federation Tommy Maloy PO Box 2328 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 740-4282 Lee County Historical Society Jeannette Frandsen P.O. Box 206 Loachapoka, AL 36865 www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org (334) 887-3007

Opelika Main Street, Inc. Pam Powers-Smith P.O. Box 2464 Opelika, AL 36803-2464 www.opelikamainstreet.org (334) 745-0466 • fax: (334) 705-5464 Public Relations Council of Alabama Robyn Bridges P.O. Box 855 Auburn, AL 36831-0855 (334) 887-8747 • fax: (334) 821-5500

Lee County Humane Society Bobbi Yeo 1140 Ware Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.leecountyhumane.org (334) 821-3222 • fax: (334) 821-6374

Republican Party, Lee County Oline Price P.O. Box 3311 Auburn, AL 36831-3311 (334) 749-5264

Lee County Literacy Coalition Sue Edge 2133 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.leecountyliteracy.org (334) 705-0001 • fax: (334) 745-5606

Still Serving Veterans Charles Livings 614 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.stillservingveterans.org (256) 883-7035 • fax: (256) 883-7166

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Seniorserve, LLC Fred Fox 3467 Lee Road 54 Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 741-5344 • (334) 741-5346

Architects Goodwyn, Mills And Cawood, Inc. Billy Belk P.O. Box 242128 Montgomery, AL 36124 www.gmcnetwork.com (334) 271-3200 • fax: (334) 272-1566

Genealogical Society of East Alabama Dan Robertson P.O. Box 2892 Opelika, AL 36803-2892

March of Dimes Linda Gross 71 Market Place Montgomery, AL 36117 www.marchofdimes.com (334) 277-6910 • fax: (334) 279-7362

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Lee County Association of Realtors, Inc. Jamie Sergen 880 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.leecorealtors.org (334) 321-0606 • fax: (334) 321-0607

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Senior Communities Sybil Haughery 1365 Gatewood Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.eamc.org (334) 826-7200 • fax: (334) 821-7239

Ski Lodge Apartments Karen Calhoun 3501 Birmingham Highway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-5739 • fax: (334) 745-5730

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The Exodus Ranch Shelley Tufts 1114 Collinwood Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 328-4192

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Members By Category Storybook Farm, Inc. Dena Little 300 Cusseta Road Opelika, AL 36801 hopeonhorseback.org (334) 444-5966

Dean & Barrett Kathy Barrett P.O. Box 231 Opelika, AL 36803-0231 www.deananadbarrett.com (334) 749-2222 • fax: (334) 749-5857

McCollum & Wilson, P.C. Wes McCollum 363-B E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.mcwlegal.com (334) 821-7799 • fax: (334) 821-7732

Attorneys Adams, Umbach, Davidson & White, LLP Phil Adams P.O. Box 2069 Opelika, AL 36803-2069 (334) 745-6466 • fax: (334) 749-3238

Donaldson & Donaldson, Attorneys at Law, LLC Ray Donaldson PO Box 1288 Auburn, AL 36831 www.donaldsonlawauburn.com (334) 501-7804 • fax: (334) 501-2082

Ray & Tipton W. Larry Ray 606 Ave. A Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 742-9400 • fax: (334) 745-5915

Battaglia Law Office, LLC Katherine Lauer 114 N 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.batlawoffice.com (334) 737-6240 • fax: (334) 737-6248

Kenneth Wilkes, Attorney At Law P.O. Box 2068 Opelika, AL 36803-2068 (334) 745-7462 • fax: (334) 749-0298

Hilyer & Associates, CPA's Jeff Hilyer 608 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.hilyercpa.com (334) 745-2564

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Thomas Eden, III 3120 D Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.constangy.com (334) 246-2901 • fax: (334) 521-7017

Lakeman, Peagler, Hollett & Alsobrook Zach Alsobrook 126 S 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.lphalaw.com (334) 737-3718 • fax: (334) 737-3716

Lynch Automotive of Auburn Sylvia Bullard P.O. Box 3308 Auburn, AL 36831-3308 www.lynchauto.com (334) 887-1125 • fax: (334) 821-0560

Davis, Bingham & Hudson, PC Nancy Davis 324 E. Magnolia Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-1908 • fax: (334) 821-6335

Martin Law, LLC Allen Martin P.O. Box 2526 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 749-4142 • fax: (334) 749-4131

America's Car-Mart Jeremiah Smith 501 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-5550 Gentry & Ware Motor Company Don Gentry 3906 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.gentryandwaremotors.com/ (334) 749-1286 • fax: (334) 749-6541

Victory Engraving Betsy Gore 817 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.victoryengraving.com (334) 745-2255 • fax: (334) 745-2255

Glynn Smith Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Glynn Smith/Gerry Potter P.O. Box 791 Opelika, AL 36803-0791 www.glynnsmith.com (334) 749-1454 • fax: (334) 749-5138

Bakery/Dessert/Café Flowers Baking Co. of Opelika, LLC Steve Bordeaux P.O. Box 2548 Opelika, AL 36803-2548 (334) 749-8257 • fax: (334) 749-0835

Hyundai of Auburn Billy Allgood 645 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.hyundaiofauburn.com (334) 321-0777 • fax: (334) 321-0771

Banks Aliant Bank O.D. Alsobrook 472 N. Dean Road, Suite 4 Auburn, AL 36830 www.aliantbank.com (334) 821-8127

Auto-Repair, Service & Towing Gateway Tire & Automotive Wayne Rogers 2023 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.gatewaytireandautomotive.com (334) 749-6357 Grady's Tire & Auto Service, Inc. Temple Anderson P.O. Box 97 Opelika, AL 36803-0097 www.gradystire.net (334) 745-3569 • fax: (334) 749-8332 H&W Tire Service, Inc. Mike Thrower 601 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.hwmarinemotor.com (334) 749-5888 • fax: (334) 749-5897 Wesley Tire & Automotive Center Inc. Sam Wesley 3709 Pepperell Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-7601 • fax: (334) 749-7922

King Honda Dave King P.O. Box 2397 Auburn, AL 36831-2397 www.kinghondacarworld.com (334) 821-7283 • fax: (334) 821-6886

Amerifirst Bank-LPO Larry Petty 3120 Frederick Road Suite L Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 821-1329 • fax: (334) 887-8916

Lynch Automotive of Auburn Sylvia Bullard P.O. Box 3308 Auburn, AL 36831-3308 www.lynchauto.com (334) 887-1125 • fax: (334) 821-0560

AuburnBank Barbara Wilcox 100 N. Gay Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnbank.com (334) 821-9200 • fax: (334) 887-2772

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Capell & Howard, PC Bob Meadows 3120 Frederick Road Suite B Opelika, AL 36801 www.chlaw.com (334) 501-1540 • fax: (334) 501-4512

Auto-Collision Repair Autosport Shey Knight 3601 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.autosportbodyworksinc.com (334) 745-2166 • fax: (334) 745-4666

Auto-Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car Derek Ruud 1220 Fox Run Avenue Suite B2B Opelika, AL 36801 www.enterprise.com (334) 749-6767 • fax: (334) 745-1625

Awards/Engraving Crown Trophy Kris Kirk 1959 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.crowntrophy.com (334) 502-9522 • fax: (334) 502-6641

Motley Motors Joey Motley 284 Columbus Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 737-6076

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Haygood, Cleveland, Pierce & Thompson James Haygood P.O. Box 3310 Auburn, AL 36831-3310 (334) 821-3892 • fax: (334) 826-9467

Auto-Sales Airport Motors, Inc. Tony Cofield 1777 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.airportmotors.com (334) 826-7555 • fax: (334) 826-7716

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Joanne Camp Attorney at Law 2304-A Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-7011 • fax: (334) 749-2700

Guy F. Gunter III, Attorney At Law P.O. Box 409 Opelika, AL 36803-0409 (334) 745-6244 • fax: (334) 745-0817

Samford & Denson, LLP Robert Pettey, Jr. P.O. Box 2345 Opelika, AL 36803-2345 www.samfordlaw.com (334) 745-3504 • fax: (334) 745-3506

Auto-High Performance APR Stephen Hooks 4800 US Hwy 280 Opelika, AL 36801 www.goapr.com (334) 502-5181 • fax: (334) 502-5180

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BBVA Compass Bank-Opelika Michelle Thompson 315 S. 6th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.bbvacompass.com (334) 887-1276 • fax: (334) 749-0734

AuburnBank-Auburn Wal-Mart Erin Moody 1717 S. College Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnbank.com (334) 502-7272 • fax: (334) 502-1397

BancorpSouth-Pepperell Corners Tina Cook 2420 Pepperell Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 www.bancorpsouth.com (334) 705-4034 • fax: (334) 705-4037

BBVA Compass Bank-Village Plains Jim Peters P.O. Box 2149 Auburn, AL 36831-2149 www.bbvacompass.com (334) 887-1225 • fax: (334) 887-1227

AuburnBank-Opelika Eddie Smith P.O. Drawer 4170 Opelika, AL 36801 www.auburnbank.com (334) 742-9100 • fax: (334) 742-6610

BB&T Ryan Tillery 600 2nd Ave Opelika, AL 36803-0270 www.bbandt.com (334) 749-1423 • fax: (334) 749-1440

Charter Bank Linda Drummond 701 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.charterbank.net (334) 742-0266 • fax: (334) 742-0915

AuburnBank-Opelika Kroger Tinneil Warlick 2450 Enterprise Dr Opelika, AL 36801 www.auburnbank.com (334) 705-2937 • fax: (334) 742-6423

BB&T-Auburn Kelsey Twehues 325 North Gay Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.bbandt.com (334) 821-8587

Charter Bank-E. University Dr. Joetta Cobb 1605 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.charterbank.net (334) 887-2212 • fax: (334) 887-6529

AuburnBank-Opelika Wal-Mart Casey Rigby 2900 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.auburnbank.com (334) 749-0890 • fax: (334) 749-3777

BB&T-E. University Shawn Blanton 2124 E University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.bbandt.com (334) 502-0015 • fax: (334) 502-3657

Charter Bank-S. College Thomas Casson P.O. Box 3424 Auburn, AL 36831 www.charterbank.net (334) 821-6900 • fax: (334) 821-6939

BancorpSouth Robert Williams P.O. Box 970 Opelika, AL 36803-0970 www.bancorpsouth.com (334) 749-2041 • fax: (334) 705-4031

BBVA Compass Bank Connie Sellers P.O. Box 2149 Auburn, AL 36831-2149 www.bbvacompass.com (334) 887-1272 • fax: (334) 887-1275

HeritageBank of the South Mike Mann 1943 E. Glenn Ave. Auburn, AL 36830 www.eheritagebank.com (334) 321-2265 • fax: (334) 821-9993

Envy Salon Holly Surrency 829 S. Railroad Avenue Suite 101 Opelika, AL 36801 www.envysalonopelika.com (334) 749-3366 • fax: (334) 749-3376

Metro City Bank Rhonda Morris 1805 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.metrocitybank.com (334) 741-1300 • fax: (334) 741-9932

Southern States Bank Mark Chambers 2601 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.southernstatesbank.net (334) 737-1092 • fax: (334) 737-2810

The Mane Event-Salon Spa Pamela Brinson P.O. Box 585 LaFayette, AL 36862 www.themaneevent.net (334) 864-9989 • fax: (334) 864-2026

MidSouth Bank Doug Barto 519 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.bankmidsouth.com (334) 887-6440 • fax: (334) 887-6410

Trustmark National Bank Jimmy Hurst 1801 Thomason Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.trustmark.com (334) 745-2113 • fax: (334) 745-4883

Superior Kutz and Styles Jerald Shutz 2107B Pepperell Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 759-9419

National Bank of Commerce Eric Canada 2443 Enterprise Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.nationalbankofcommerce.com (334) 705-1005 • fax: (334) 705-1001

Wells Fargo Mark Carter 307 N. Gay Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.wellsfargo.com (334) 821-8184 • fax: (334) 887-4490

PNC Bank Challas Goldman 605 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.pnc.com (334) 749-8361 • fax: (334) 749-6604

Wells Fargo-Opelika Office Beth Ann King 603 S. 6th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.wellsfargo.com (334) 742-2900 • fax: (334) 742-2905

Regions Bank Rett Moncrief 165 N. College Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.regions.com (334) 821-5664 • fax: (334) 821-3233

Wells Fargo-Village Mall Office Kimberly Buchan 2001 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.wellsfargo.com (334) 887-4470

Regions-Moores Mill Branch Christine Smith 2154 Moores Mill Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.regions.com (334) 501-0293 • fax: (334) 887-2998

Beauty Salons/Barbers/Supplies 2 Chic Terri McDonald 2328 S. College Street Suite 7 Auburn, AL 36830 www.2chic.net (334) 887-2442 • fax: (334) 821-3765

Beauty Supplies-Dealers State Beauty Supply Sherri Meadows P.O. Box 2133 Opelika, AL 36803-2133 (334) 745-7783 • fax: (334) 749-1525 Bedding Wholesale Mattress Center Ronnie Cooper 937 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-0558 • fax: (334) 821-0687 Beverage-Wholesale/Dist Adams Beverages Steve Wamick 508 Walker Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3488 • fax: (334) 745-4744 Premium Beverage Company Linda Clark 928 N. Railroad Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-4521 • fax: (334) 745-2179

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BancorpSouth-Auburn Brenda Dozier 807 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.bancorpsouth.com (334) 821-2220 • fax: (334) 821-2219

Regions-Opelika Branch Steven Soltau 2401 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.regions.com (334) 749-8151 • fax: (334) 742-7111

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AuburnBank-Auburn Kroger Erin Moody 300 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnbank.com (334) 887-2718 • fax: (334) 887-4605

Keystone Bank Boles Pegues III 2394 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.keystonebank.us (334) 466-2210 • fax: (334) 826-0425

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Members By Category Royal Cup Coffee Joe Bradley 1779 Williams Road Wetumpka, AL 36092 www.royalcupcoffee.com (334) 657-2240 • fax: (334) 279-4995

Homeworks of Alabama, Inc. Allan Campfield 2905 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.homeworksofalabama.com (334) 444-5094 • fax: (888) 778-6966

Blood Donation LifeSouth Community Blood Center 505 East Thomason Circle Opelika, AL 36801 www.lifesouth.org (334) 705-0884 • fax: (334) 745-8154

Hudmon Construction Co., Inc. Brendy Baker 1900 Industrial Blvd Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-2430 • fax: (334) 749-7283

Broadcasting Auburn Network, Inc. Chris Hines P O Box 950 Auburn, AL 36831-0950 www.aunetwork.com (334) 826-2929 • fax: (334) 826-9151

Whatley Construction, LLC Alex Whatley P.O. Box 137 Opelika, AL 36803-0137 (334) 745-2583 • fax: (334) 749-3504 Building-Materials Smith T Building Supply Co. Dozier Smith T P.O. Box 427 Opelika, AL 36803-0427 www.smithtbuildingsupply.com (334) 745-4618 • fax: (334) 745-4939

Carpet Cleaning Peaches'n Clean Jody Pangle 1276 Financial Court Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 502-5326 • fax: (334) 821-2148 Cellular Phones & Services Verizon Wireless Michael Bryan 2100 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.verizonwireless.com (334) 737-3200 • fax: (334) 749-7128 Chamber of Commerce Alexander City Chamber of Commerce Ann Rye 120 Tallapoosa Street Alexander City, AL 35010 www.alexandercity.org (256) 234-3461

Child Daycare Center Bonnie's Kids Child Care Inc. Tammie Long 2314 Enterprise Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-6248 • fax: (334) 745-6203 Chimney Sales/Service Top Hat Chimney Sweeps Hearth & Patio Jeff Simmons P.O. Box 528 Opelika, AL 36803 www.hearthshoppe.com (334) 749-3559 • (334) 749-0803 Chiropractic Clinic Advantage Chiropractic Clinic Brad Adams 2408 E. University Drive Suite 101 Auburn, AL 36830 www.advantagechiropracticclinic.com (334) 821-2552 • fax: (866) 850-0983 Herring Spine & Rehab Ronald Herring 2011 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.herringsr.com (334) 745-5321 • fax: (334) 745-5358

Cross Connection Church Jon Russell P.O. Box 3337 Auburn, AL 36831 www.auburnc3.com (334) 745-6077 First Baptist Church Mike King P.O. Box 329 Opelika, AL 36803 www.fbcopelika.com (334) 745-5715 • fax: (334) 745-2979 First Presbyterian Church of Opelika David Bailey 900 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.firstpresopelika.com (334) 745-3421 • fax: (334) 745-3421 First United Methodist of Opelika Laura Boggs 702 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.fumcopelika.org (334) 745-7604 • fax: (334) 745-7611 Greater Peace Baptist Church Clifford Jones 650 Jeter Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-9487 • fax: (334) 749-1727 Trinity United Methodist Church

Civic Clubs Kiwanis Club of Opelika Josh Jackson P.O. Box 2294 Opelika, AL 36803-2294 www.opelikakiwanis.org Opelika Lions Club Doug Hicks P.O. Box 404 Opelika, AL 36803-0404 www.opelikalions.org (334) 745-2159 Opelika Rotary Club John Story P.O. Box 2013 Opelika, AL 36803 www.opelikarotary.org Pilot Club of Opelika Fay Burns 2621 Moores Mill Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 749-9794 Cleaning Service Cleaning Services John Folta 2205 Centerhill Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.cleaningservicesauburn.com (334) 749-2640 • fax: (334) 749-1343 Servpro of Lee County Jim Culpepper 7045 Hwy 280 W. Auburn, AL 36830 www.servpro.com (334) 821-4858 • fax: (334) 209-1454

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Dan-Ric Homes Darby Pippin 89 Durand Road LaGrange, GA 30241 www.danric.com (706) 882-7773 • fax: (706) 845-8038

Stone Martin Builders Melissa Jones 404 South 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.stonemartinbuilders.com (334) 744-7801

Cable Television Charter Communications John Duron 1990 Mall Blvd. Auburn, AL 36830 www.charter.com (877) 728-3121 • fax: (334) 887-3638

Child Care-Resources Child Care Resource Center Tammy Morgan 510 S. 7th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8400 • fax: (334) 749-9398

Cornerstone Church Jack Fisher 2123 Hamilton Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.cornerstonebuzz.org (334) 887-1152

Rick Wheatley 800 Second Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.tumcopelika.org (334) 745-2632 • fax: (334) 742-9085

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Batson-Cook Construction Rebecca Gaston P.O. Box 554 West Point, GA 31833 www.batson-cook.com (706) 643-2533 • fax: (706) 645-1221

Scott Bridge Company Ike Scott 2641 Interstate Drive Opelika, AL 36804 www.scottbridge.com (334) 749-5045 • fax: (334) 749-3936

Cable Advertising Sales OnMedia Peggy Traylor 2101 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-6464 • fax: (334) 745-0244

Opelika Chamber of Commerce Barbara Patton 601 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelikachamber.com (334) 745-4861 • fax: (334) 749-4740

Churches Connect Church John Brogdon 2900 Waverly Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.connectopelika.com (334) 749-3916

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Building-Contractors Bailey-Harris Construction Dennis Hamlet P.O. Box 490 Auburn, AL 36831-0490 www.bailey-harris.com (334) 821-0807 • fax: (334) 826-1152

J&L Contractors, Inc. Jeff Evans P O Box 427 Auburn, AL 36831-0427 (334) 821-9737 • fax: (334) 821-7092

Surplus Warehouse Lee Thomas 2590 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-8626 • fax: (334) 705-8876

Auburn Chamber Of Commerce Lolly Steiner P.O. Box 1370 Auburn, AL 36831 www.auburnchamber.com (334) 887-7011 • fax: (334) 821-5500

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Members By Category Top Notch Cleaning, Inc. Tammie Kirby 2219 Centerhills Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.topnotchopelika.com (334) 749-2031 • fax: (334) 749-8499 Computer-Service Duncan Services Andy Sadler 2204 A Gateway Dr. Opelika, AL 36801 www.duncanservices.com (334) 745-4605 • fax: (334) 745-4607 Eministration Scott Lowery 1621 Cottonwood Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.eministration.com (334) 787-9191

Best Copy Products Bret Reid P.O. Box 648 Auburn, AL 36831 www.bestcopyproducts.com (334) 749-2378 • fax: (334) 826-1130

Contractors-General Doug Horn Roofing Doug Horn P.O. Box 141 Opelika, AL 36803-0141 (334) 749-1289 East Alabama Paving Co., Inc. Charles Lawler P.O. Box 2630 Opelika, AL 36803-2630 (334) 749-2418 • fax: (334) 749-0067 Rabren General Contractors Ron Anders 139 Lee Road 15 Auburn, AL 36830 www.rabren.com (334) 826-6143 • fax: (334) 826-6141 Convenience Store The La-z-bee Jamie Lazenby 4184 Lee Road 146 Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 749-5346 • fax: (334) 749-1540 Second Avenue Food Mart Hal Smith 300 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3579

Counseling Services Family Counseling Associates Emilyn Gipson 2108 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 444-4032 Credit Union East Alabama Community FCU Kristin Sturges P.O. Box 2588 Opelika, AL 36803 www.eacfcu.com (334) 364-2850 • fax: (334) 364-2855 Four Seasons Federal Credit Union DeDe Jackson 2915 Pepperell Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 www.fourseasonsfederalcu.com (334) 745-4711 • fax: (334) 745-4495 Four Seasons Federal Credit Union DeDe Jackson 2300 Marvyn Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 www.fourseasonsfcu.com (334) 364-0474 • fax: (334) 749-5101

Custom Home Builders America's Home Place, II Ron Meares 1250 Fox Run Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.americashomeplace.com (334) 364-0058 • fax: (334) 364-0063 Customer Service Center Afni, Inc. Cherise Torbert 1000 Jeter Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.afni.com (334) 737-4500 • fax: (334) 745-7908 Database Development Software Made Simple, Inc. Becky Parnell 1501 13th Street Suite C Columbus, GA 31901 www.softwaremadesimple.net (706) 332-7372 • fax: (706) 320-3990 Dentists-General Auburn Dental Spa Susie Litkenhous 1575 Professional Pkwy. Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburndentalspa.com (334) 821-2846 • fax: (334) 821-4322

Dr. Robert Hall 1710 Pepperell Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1577 • fax: (334) 745-5601 Dr. Brian Hollingsworth 1995 Pepperell Parkway Suite 1 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-4663 • fax: (334) 745-4654 Robert Huskey, DMD 1610 Second Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 www.rwhuskey.com (334) 745-6295 • fax: (334) 749-3002 James Leonard, DMD 1945 1st Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.eastalabamadental.com (334) 749-5014 • fax: (334) 749-9823 Opelika Dental Arts James Tatum 1957 1st Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3135 • fax: (334) 749-3120 Howard Rearden D.M.D., PC 111 N. 16th St. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3563 • fax: (334) 745-3566 Drs. Tatum & Tatum P.O. Box 2326 Opelika, AL 36803-2326 www.tatum3.com (334) 745-6393 • fax: (334) 749-5290

Tiger Town Family Dentistry Judy Thurmond 2542 Enterprise Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.tigertowndentistry.com (334) 737-6261 • fax: (334) 460-9765 Dentists-Oral Surgeons Oral & Facial Surgery of East AL, LLC Thomas Fuqua, Jr., DMD, MD 121 N 20th St. Suite 20-B Opelika, AL 36801 www.omsea.com (334) 749-3436 • fax: (334) 749-3223 Dentists-Orthodontist Allen Orthodontics Meredith Ward 1995 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-8655 Sprayberry Orthodontics, PC Joanna Hardman 773 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.sprayberryortho.com (334) 821-5031 • fax: (334) 821-7037 Dentists-Pediatric Auburn Pediatric Dentistry Charles Greenleaf, DMD 841 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnpediatricdentistry.com (334) 826-6651 • fax: (334) 826-6657 East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry Sandy Buff 742 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.gatorgrins.com (334) 321-0780 • fax: (334) 321-0786

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Concrete-Supplier Couch Ready Mix USA Joe Beckwith 2101 Poplar St. Opelika, AL 36801 www.readymixusa.com (334) 737-1818 • fax: (334) 737-1393

RACO Alabama, LLC Audrey White 4001 Carmichael Road Ste. 235 Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 273-8904 • fax: (334) 273-8905

MAX Credit Union Joe Andrew 3021 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.myMAX.com (334) 260-2600 • fax: (334) 270-0921

Keith A. Thompson, DMD 1945 1st Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.eastalabamadental.com (334) 749-5014 • fax: (334) 749-9823

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Woodley Enterprises, Inc. Steve Woodley P.O. Box 3587 Auburn, AL 36831-3587 (334) 826-0410 • fax: (334) 826-0410

Copiers Sales/Service Berney Office Solutions Randy Harper 129 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.berney.com (334) 821-2679 • fax: (334) 821-8748

East Alabama Dental Group Katy Leonard 1945 1st Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.eastalabamadental.com (334) 749-5014 • fax: (334) 749-9823

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Granade Technology Solutions John Granade 570 Devall Dr Suite 303 Auburn, AL 36832 www.granade.co (334) 610-1007

Construction Management Batson-Cook Construction Rebecca Gaston P.O. Box 554 West Point, GA 31833 www.batson-cook.com (706) 643-2533 • fax: (706) 645-1221

Four Seasons Federal Credit Union DeDe Jackson 1530 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.fourseasonsfederalcu.com (334) 321-1260

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Members By Category Liles Pediatric Dentistry George Liles 2320 Moores Mill Road, Suite 250 Auburn, AL 36830 www.lilessmiles.com (334) 887-0099 • fax: (334) 209-2067 Dialysis Centers DaVita Opelika Dialysis Vickie Taylor, R.N. 2340 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.davita.com (334) 745-6883 • fax: (334) 745-2177 Distributors Pharmavite Les Davis 4701 Northpark Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.pharmavite.com (334) 705-8135

Allegiance Staffing Seth Parker 1220 Fox Run Avenue Suite A-3 Opelika, AL 36801 www.allegiancestaffing.com (334) 737-6152 • fax: (334) 737-6154 Ambassador Personnel Lesley Campbell 3320 Skyway Drive Suite 807 Opelika, AL 36804 www.teamambassador.com (334) 501-7481 • fax: (334) 501-7920 AU-Career Development Services Haven Hart 303 Mary Martin Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.jobs.auburn.edu (334) 844-4744 • fax: (334) 844-3871

Employment Resources Janie Corlee P.O. Box 4136 Opelika, AL 36803-4136 www.employmentresources.us (334) 742-9271 • fax: (334) 749-2360 First Choice Personnel Katie Bass 128 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.fcpersonnel.com (334) 704-0400 • fax: (334) 704-0300 Onin Staffing Sundra Kinman 2210 AA Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.oninstaffing.com (334) 528-0010 • fax: (334) 363-2600 Opelika Career Center Peggy Bridges 2300 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.dir.state.al.us (334) 749-5065 • fax: (334) 745-5783

Barrett-Simpson, Inc. Blake Rice 223 South 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.barrett-simpson.com (334) 745-7026 • fax: (334) 745-4367 Goodwyn, Mills And Cawood, Inc. Billy Belk P.O. Box 242128 Montgomery, AL 36124 www.gmcnetwork.com (334) 271-3200 • fax: (334) 272-1566 Hydro Engineering Solutions, LLC John Curry P.O. Box 2889 Auburn, AL 36831-2889 (334) 466-0894 • fax: (334) 466-0989 Entertainment Cyberzone Simon Back 107 N. 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.cyberzone334.com (334) 737-5000

Equipment-Farming/Heavy (Rental,Purchase&Repair) Melson Tractor Co. Joel Phillips 13440 US 280 East Salem, AL 36874 (334) 291-7609 • fax: (334) 214-9811 Thompson Tractor Co. Todd Cowan 302 Fox Run Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3359 • fax: (334) 749-0779 Event Planning Event Center Downtown Dale Downing 614 N. Railroad Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 www.eventcenterdowntown.com (334) 705-5466 • fax: (334) 705-5467 Event Venue Event Center Downtown Dale Downing 614 N. Railroad Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 www.eventcenterdowntown.com (334) 705-5466 • fax: (334) 705-5467 Fencing Stand Alone Fencing Richard Mitchell 2500 3rd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.standalonefencing.com (334) 717-3903

Edward Jones Investments Bill Loosier P.O. Box 3016 Opelika, AL 36803-3016 www.edwardjones.com (334) 745-3219 • fax: (866) 857-9775 First Financial Group of the South, Inc. B. Dale Henderson 3320 Skyway Dr., Suite 712-A Opelika, AL 36801 www.FFGofTheSouth.com (334) 321-0078 • fax: (334) 321-4735 LaMar Financial Services Andy Lamar 822 N. Dean Road Ste. 100 Auburn, AL 36830 www.raymondjames.com/lamarfinancial (334) 821-8940 • fax: (334) 821-8943 Smith-Kastner Wealth Management, LLC Nathan Kastner 1800 Airport Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.smith-kastner.com (334) 749-5001 • fax: (334) 749-5003 Financial/Investment Advisor Wilson Investment Group Keith Pridgen P.O. Box 1571 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 559-2220 Financing Alabama Ag Credit Louis Kennedy 1431 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3303 • fax: (334) 742-9819

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Drug/Alcohol Addiction Services The Reprieve Britten Elliott 401 S. 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.bradfordhealth.com (334) 749-3445 • fax: (334) 749-2787

Employment Agencies A-1 Employment Kim Petrina 400 South 8th Street Suite 101 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 704-0677 • fax: (334) 745-2205

Elwood Staffing Services, Inc. Donna Smith 3120 Frederick Road Suite A Opelika, AL 36801 www.elwoodstaffing.com (334) 502-1215 • fax: (334) 502-1224

Engineering AME Engineers, Inc. Joe Eichelberg 6013-A East Shirley Lane Montgomery, AL 36117 www.ame-engineers.com (334) 277-2866 • fax: (334) 277-5118

Financial Planning Consultants Edward Jones Investments Blake Henry P.O. Drawer 1949 Opelika, AL 36803-1949 (334) 745-0100 • fax: (888) 512-1581

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Wal-Mart Grocery Distribution Center Brian Henderson 2701 Andrews Road Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-2800 • fax: (334) 705-2861

Electrical Equipment & Supplies Interstate Electrical Supply, Inc. Harry Peterson P.O. Box 3238 Auburn, AL 36831-3238 www.interstate-electrical.com (334) 821-3341 • fax: (334) 887-8084

Burt Employment Services & Training, Inc. Merry Burt 508 Fox Run Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-4211 • fax: (334) 741-4166

Environmental/Industrial Services/Recycling Environmental & Recycling Solutions David Chunn 1902 Market Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.ersnow.com (334) 737-3866 • fax: (334) 737-3866

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Southern Controls, Inc. Scott Davis P.O. Box 210399 Montgomery, AL 36121 www.southerncontrols.com (334) 749-5545 • fax: (888) 815-5580

Electrical Contractors Auburn Electric Construction Company, Inc. Robert Pruitt P.O. Box 2310 Auburn, AL 36831-2310 www.aecci.com (334) 821-7360 • fax: (334) 826-6366

Staffing Connections Bernita Carr 1995 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.staffing-connections.com (334) 705-7041 • fax: (706) 571-9790

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Members By Category Rice Banking Company Dan DeLoney PO Box 147 Opelika, AL 36803 www.ricebankingcompany.com (334) 745-3494 • fax: (334) 745-0650

Framing/Art The Gallery Debbie Purves 809 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-2462 • fax: (334) 741-4004

Firearms & Accessories Retail The Firing Pin Rick Bradshaw 3900 Pepperell Pkwy. Suite 103 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 737-6444 • fax: (334) 737-6446

Funeral Homes Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Joseph Dean 1801 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.fredericksfh.com (334) 745-4667 • fax: (334) 745-8181

Fitness & Weight Loss Center Metabolic Research Center Blair McLain 3320 Skyway Drive Suite 703 Opelika, AL 36801 www.emetabolic.com (334) 887-9292 • fax: (334) 887-9290

Vines Funeral Home, Inc Merilyn Vines P.O. Box 198 LaFayette, AL 36862 www.vinesfuneralhome.com (334) 864-7128 • fax: (334) 864-8184

Transformations Life Center / TLC Gifts & Books Ann Stroud 824 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.transformationslifecenter.org (334) 705-0071

Furniture Alabama Contract Sales, Inc. Tim Turnham P.O. Box 3490 Auburn, AL 36831-3490 www.alabamacontractsales.com (334) 821-4500 • fax: (334) 821-4561

Gold,Silver/Plat. Buyers/Dealer (Jewelry & Coins) Goldfinger Robert Garlington 3500 Pepperell Pkwy. Suite E Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 578-1648

Ashley Furniture Home Store Walt Williams 2401 Interstate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.ashleyhomestores.com (334) 364-0440 • fax: (334) 364-0447

Southern Bullion Coin & Jewelry Rick Norred 3909 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.sbcoin.com (334) 209-2170

Saugahatchee Country Club John King 3800 Bent Creek Rd. Opelika, AL 36804 www.saugahatcheecountryclub.com (334) 749-3441 • fax: (334) 745-2520 Governmental Offices Congressman Mike Rogers Office Cheryl Cunningham 1819 Pepperell Parkway Suite 203 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-6221 • fax: (334) 742-0109 Government Offices-City City of Opelika Gary Fuller P.O. Box 390 Opelika, AL 36803-0390 www.opelika.org (334) 705-5150 • fax: (334) 705-5153

Lee County District Attorney's Office Robert Treese 2311 Gateway Drive, Suite 111 Opelika, AL 36801 www.leecountydistrictattorneyal.us (334) 737-3446 • fax: (334) 745-5161 Lee County Sheriff's Office Jay Jones 1900 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.leecountysheriff.org (334) 749-5651 • fax: (334) 749-9188 Lee Russell Council of Govts Suzanne Burnette 2207 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-5264 • fax: (334) 749-6582 Grocery Stores Piggly Wiggly Drew Milligan 1515 2nd Avenue Suite A Opelika, AL 36801 www.pigglywiggly.net (334) 742-1119 • fax: (334) 742-1151 Wright's Market Jimmy Wright P.O. Box 2461 Opelika, AL 36803 www.wrightsmarkets.com (334) 749-1333 • fax: (334) 749-1326

Healthcare East Alabama Skilled Nursing Jason Banks 2000 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.eamc.org (334) 826-7200 • fax: (334) 821-7239 Heating & Air-Contractors & Parts Suppliers A Green Planet Michael Lunceford 3505 Pepperell Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 www.agreenplanet.us (334) 745-7400 • fax: (334) 887-2248 Energy Savers Jack Warren P.O. Box 261 Opelika, AL 36803 www.energysaversair.com (334) 749-9300 • Jackson Heating & Air Conditioning Ben Jackson 401 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.jacksonair.com (334) 298-1963 • fax: (334) 737-2768 Sensigreen Justin Quinn 404 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 363-0610

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Forestry Consultant Green South Land & Timber, Inc. Lehman Bass P.O. Box 2773 Opelika, AL 36803-2773 (334) 749-0598 • fax: (334) 749-0598

Taylor Made Designs at TMD2 Lynn Bradakis 120 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-2343

Golf Courses Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National Scott Gomberg 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail Opelika, AL 36801 www.rtjgolf.com (334) 749-9042 • fax: (334) 749-8479

Governmental Offices-County Lee County Commission Bill English P. O. Box 666 Opelika, AL 36803-0666 www.leeco.us (334) 737-3660 • fax: (334) 742-9478

Gutters & Siding Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. Bill Leffler 675 Lee Rd. 646 Salem, AL 36874 www.chattgutter.com (334) 826-1678 • fax: (334) 297-1400

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Florists New Blossom Shop Angela Hood 905 Geneva Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelikaflowers.com (334) 745-4411 • fax: (334) 749-2049

Southern Crossing Kathy Penton 813 South Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-0015

Knight Rides Yamaha Golf Cars Doug Knight 101 North 11th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.knightrides.com (334) 742-0755 • fax: (334) 741-8611

Opelika Housing Authority Akinola Papoola P.O. Box 786 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 745-4171 • fax: (334) 745-6783

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Floor Covering Cannon's Carpet One Dan Cannon 3500 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.cannoncarpetoneopelika.com/ (334) 749-1300 • fax: (334) 749-1315

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory Bill Trant 1500 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8700 • fax: (334) 749-8784

Gift Shops/Bookstores Heritage Gifts & Gourmet Barbara Patton 108 S. 8th St. Opelika, AL 36801 www.heritagegifts.us (334) 705-0484 • fax: (334) 705-0484

Golf Carts Fun Carts of Opelika, Inc. Jim Hadaway 618 Lee Road 113 Opelika, AL 36804 www.funcarts.net (334) 745-0660 • fax: (334) 741-5351

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Members By Category Spencer Heating & Air Cond. E.L. Spencer, Jr. P.O. Box 3288 Auburn, AL 36831-3288 (334) 887-9020 • fax: (334) 887-8565 Home Health Care Comfort Keepers Chris Jane P.O. Box 1527 Opelika, AL 36803-1527 www.comfortkeepers.com (334) 749-8461 • fax: (334) 749-8819 East Alabama Home Health James Hardin 665 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 826-3131 • fax: (334) 821-8894

Hampton Inn Debbie Kopp 2430 S. College Street Auburn, AL 36832 www.e-hamptoninn.com (334) 821-4111 • fax: (334) 821-2146 Hampton Inn and Suites Chris Chavis 3000 Capps Way Opelika, AL 36804 www.opelikasuites.hamptoninn.com (334) 745-4311 • fax: (334) 745-4303 Home-Towne Suites Carolyn Sadler 1188 Commerce Dr. Auburn, AL 36830 www.htshotel.com (334) 826-1123 • fax: (334) 826-0139

Microtel Inn & Suites Alvin Bettcher 1651 Parker Way Opelika, AL 36801 www.microtelinn.com (334) 745-0415 • fax: (334) 745-0559 Human Resource Specialists Strategic HR Partners, LLC Charles Little, SPHR 3100 Gentian Blvd. Suite 7C Columbus, GA 31907 www.strategichrpartners.com (706) 561-2465 • fax: (706) 561-2465 Ice Cream/Yogurt Marble Slab Creamery Terri Meeks 2340 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-0033 Individual Member Nick Abbett 1804 Northgate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0555

William Boecklen 2108 Gateway Drive Suite D Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-2158 • fax: (334) 704-0488

Dr. James & Anne Grady 2711 Rockybrook Lane Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0982

Ted Little P.O. Box 2366 Auburn, AL 36831-2366 (334) 887-3472 • fax: (334) 826-7700

Lucinda S. Cannon P.O. Box 3080 Opelika, AL 36803-3080 (334) 749-8481 • fax: (334) 704-0504

Mechele Gullatte 6006 Lee Rd 401 Salem, AL 36874 (334) 749-3854

Margaret Mayfield P.O. Box 809 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 745-0333

Race & Heather Cannon 715 Avenue A Suite 200 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-5097

Bill Ham P.O. Box 1062 Auburn, AL 36831-1062 (334) 821-6662 • fax: (334) 821-6155

Doug McCaghren 890 Tacoma Drive Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 703-1157

David & Ann Canon 501 Winterburn Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-6873

Robert & Elizabeth Ham 20 Lee Road 2120 Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 319-0697 • fax: (334) 749-2082

Frank Morris P.O. Box 2115 Opelika, AL 36803-2115 (334) 745-3728

Al & Dudley Cook P.O. Box 1558 Opelika, AL 36801-1558 (334) 750-9124

Bert Harris P.O. Box 3235 Auburn, AL 36831 (334) 887-9760 • fax: (334) 887-9635

William E. Morris 501 3rd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-7454

T.K. Davis, III 621 N. 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801

Ann Hovey P.O. Box 543 Camp Hill, AL 36850 (334) 844-4120

Randy & Oline Price 2270 Old Columbus Rd Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 749-0588

Dora James 4200 Sedgefield Lane Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3174

Flora Jane Rhodes 2104 Heritage Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8444

Patricia "Patsy" Jones P.O. Box 1555 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 745-6656

Bret & Rita Richardson P.O. Box 1481 Auburn, AL 36831 (404) 213-9555 • fax: (770) 242-3909

Penny & Arnett Jones P.O. Box 1719 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 745-5937

Dan Robertson 205 N. 7th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3886 • fax: (334) 749-9209

George Dyar 2713 Rockybrook Lane Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1602 Shirley Flora 403 Dunlop Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-6101 David L. Fox 3506 Tifton Lane Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 737-6101 • fax: (334) 737-6103

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Hospital East Alabama Medical Center Terry Andrus 2000 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.eamc.org (334) 749-3411 • fax: (334) 528-1347

Fairfield Inn & Suites Auburn Opelika Emily Wright 2257 Interstate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.fairfieldinn.com/csgao (334) 742-2590 • fax: (334) 742-2591

Knight's Inn Rajesh Patel 1105 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 749-8377 • fax: (334) 745-1700

Jim Levins 1506 Sandray Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-4629 • fax: (334) 745-5481

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Hospice Advantage & Bethany House/EAMC Sheri Burdell 665 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.hospiceadvantage.net (334) 826-1899 • fax: (334) 826-0756

Hotels Auburn Opelika Marriott at Grand National Jay Prater 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail Opelika, AL 36801 www.marriott.com/csgab (334) 741-9292 • fax: (334) 741-9733

The Hotel at Auburn University Hans van der Reijden 241 S. College St. Auburn, AL 36830 www.auhcc.com (334) 821-8200 • fax: (334) 826-8755

Earle Fuller 1007 4th Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0235

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Hospice Columbus Hospice of Alabama Diane Taylor 7020 Moon Road Columbus, GA 31909 www.columbushospice.com (706) 569-7992 • fax: (706) 569-8560

Hospital-Rehabilitation-Medical Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Erin Collier 3715 Hwy 280/431 N Phenix City, AL 36867 www.regionalrehabhospital.com/ (334) 732-2232 • fax: (334) 732-2123

Richard Bailey 684 Belmonte Drive Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 826-5849

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Members By Category Bill & Nell Samford 1125 E. Collinwood Circle Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-7238

Dr. Keith & Joanne Woodall 1805 Whittlesey Court Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0271

Ira Silberman 1109 Willow Run Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1546

Insulation Installation Beacon Insulation Claire Northcutt P.O. Box 1829 Opelika, AL 36803 www.beaconinsulation.com (334) 524-4977 • fax: (334) 460-9899

Charles Albert Smith 504 North 9th St. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3718 Henry J. Stern 1106 Live Oak Circle Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-2559 Loren & Elouise Sutton 901 Oak Bowery Road Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-7464 • fax: (334) 705-3025

Charles Whatley 105 Lee Road 2060 Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 705-6454

Country Financial Tim McLain 107 18th St Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-0080 • fax: (334) 741-0030

Southern Insurance Consultants Jerry Ray 1809 Corporate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0468 • fax: (334) 749-4111 State Farm Insurance Tom Bryan P.O. Box 4049 Opelika, AL 36803-4049 (334) 749-5777 • fax: (334) 749-5779 State Farm Insurance-Scott Holley Christie Hill 440 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.scottholley.com (334) 887-5876 • fax: (334) 887-3169 State Farm Insurance Rusty Sheehan P.O. Box 2007 Opelika, AL 36803-2007 www.rustysheehan.com (334) 745-6303 • fax: (334) 704-0144

Loan Service Southern Development Council Jennifer Seymour 8132 Old Federal Road Montgomery, AL 36117 www.sdcinc.org (334) 244-1801 • fax: (334) 244-1421 Machine Shop L&L Machine Tool, LLC Chris Lecroy 5370 US Highway 431 North Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-2159 • fax: (334) 364-0207 Manufacturer-Aggregates APAC Mid-South Inc Myles Tatum 3085 AL Highway 169 Opelika, AL 36804 www.apacmidsouth.com (334) 741-7584 • fax: (334) 741-6974

Castone Corporation David James P.O. Box 747 Opelika, AL 36803-0747 www.castonecorp.com (334) 745-3571 • fax: (334) 749-5722 Daewon America, Inc. Hee Yong Bhang 4600 Northpark Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.dwku.com (334) 364-1600 • fax: (334) 364-1601 Gambro Renal Products Inc. Alisa Anthony 1101 Jeter Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.gambro.com (334) 364-1049 • fax: (334) 364-1149 Hanwha L&C Alabama, LLC Martin Kim 4400 North Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-7725 • fax: (334) 741-7796 Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. Corinne Hodges 7777 KIA Parkway West Point, GA 31833 (706) 902-7637 • fax: (706) 902-7799

Piedmont Fertilizer Co. Carson Jackson P.O. Box 71 Opelika, AL 36803-0071 (334) 745-5734 • fax: (334) 745-5745 West Fraser Timber Co. Jim McMillan P.O. Box 4230 Opelika, AL 36803-4230 (334) 749-6281 • fax: (334) 742-9979 Medical Billing & Coding MedTek Systems Donna Weaver 3365 Skyway Drive Suite 300 Auburn, AL 36830 www.medteksystems.com (334) 539-1700 • fax: (334) 539-1710 Mental Health Services East Alabama Mental Health Ctr. Anne Penney 2506 Lambert Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 742-2700 • fax: (334) 742-2707 Metal Fabrication/Welding Advanced Fabrication Solutions Travis Mellons 1705 Airport Road Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-7387 Tyson Metal Works John Tyson 114 14th Place Opelika, AL 36801 www.tysonmetalworks.com (334) 745-2451 • fax: (334) 749-6030

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Warner Williams P.O. Box 2151 Opelika, AL 36803 (334) 745-6861

Benefit Compensation Group R. Allen Brewer 1549 Professional Pkwy Suite B Auburn, AL 36830 www.benefitcompensationgroup.com (334) 246-5842 • fax: (334) 460-8626

J. Smith Lanier & Co. Eddy Kilman P.O. Box 828 Opelika, AL 36803-0828 www.jsmithlanier.com (334) 749-3401 • fax: (334) 745-8785

Land Developers Lands South LLC Buddy Satterwhite 2100 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1873

Briggs & Stratton Corp. Jerry King 150 Technology Park Auburn, AL 36830 www.briggsandstratton.com (334) 821-7999 • fax: (334) 502-2259

Mando America Corporation Kim Gradic 4201 N. Park Dr. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 364-3600 • fax: (334) 364-3601

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Honorable Jacob A. Walker 2311 Gateway Drive Suite 207 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 737-3413 • fax: (334) 737-3421

Allstate-Prewett Insurance Group Rusty Prewett 1849 Ogletree Rd, Suite 300 Auburn, AL 36830 www.prewettinsurancegroup.com (334) 502-5111

Humana Tina Cuevas 2810 Tara Ct. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 524-0807

Jewelers Ware Jewelers Betsi Plyler 2163 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 364-0219 • fax: (334) 749-5089

Manufacturers Apollo Chemical, Div. of Mt. Vernon Chem. Richard Smith 2905 Highway 280 East Opelika, AL 36804 www.apollochemical.com (334) 749-1700 • fax: (334) 749-2221

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Jacqueline Varner 600 5th Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-4368

Insurance Alliance Insurance Group Jason Hicks 1809 Corporate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.allianceinsgroup.com (334) 749-0468

Elliott & Associates Insurance Service Rickey Elliot 211 2nd Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 www.elliottandassociatesagency.com (334) 745-0888 • fax: (334) 745-8190

State Farm Insurance Bill White P.O. Box 766 Opelika, AL 36803-0766 (334) 749-8319 • fax: (334) 749-0477

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Members By Category Two Men and A Truck Joe Lovvorn 1917 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.twomen.com (334) 887-2636 • fax: (334) 887-7420

Opelika Observer Hilary Hawks 225 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelikaobserveronline.com (334) 749-8003 • fax: (334) 749-8009

Mortgage Loans Supreme Lending James Durham 1530 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite E Auburn, AL 36830 www.supremelendingauburn.com (334) 329-6851

Museum Jule Collins Smith-Museum of Art-AU Marilyn Laufer 901 S. College Street Auburn University, AL 36849 www.jcsm.auburn.edu (334) 844-1484

Nursing Home Arbor Springs Health and Rehab Center, Ltd Mark Traylor 1910 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.arborspringshealth.com (334) 749-1471 • fax: (334) 749-6649

Motorcycles/ATVs/Generators Big Swamp Harley-Davidson John Cunningham 1201 Fox Run Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.bigswamphd.com (706) 324-4294 • fax: (706) 324-5125

Museum of East Alabama Glen Buxton P.O. Box 3085 Opelika, AL 36803-3085 www.eastalabama.org (334) 749-2751 • fax: (334) 749-2607

Senior Communities Sybil Haughery 1365 Gatewood Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.eamc.org (334) 826-7200 • fax: (334) 821-7239

Old Timers & Chimers Clock Museum John Hendricks 405 S. 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.oldtimersandchimers.com (334) 745-0129

Nutrition GNC Marsha Gladfelder 3000 Pepperell Pkwy Suite 11 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-8828 • fax: (334) 741-8828

Music Instruction & Entertainment Spicer's Music, LLC Tim Spicer 2140 E. University Drive, Suite 5 Auburn, AL 36830 www.spicersmusic.com (334) 329-7529

Office Equipment/Supplies/Furniture Alabama Office Supply Co., LLP Wake Asbury P.O. Box 467 Opelika, AL 36803-0467 (334) 749-3456 • fax: (334) 749-5583

Moving Company Lambert Transfer & Storage Carlton Hunley, III 1102B Fox Trail Opelika, AL 36801 www.lamberttransfer.net (334) 745-5706 • fax: (334) 745-7240

Newspapers Opelika Auburn News Rex Maynor P.O. Box 2208 Opelika, AL 36803-2208 www.oanow.com (334) 749-6271 • fax: (334) 749-1228

Office Depot #2225 Kim Milburn 2061 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.officedepot.com (334) 742-0225 • fax: (334) 742-9983

Party Rentals Special Arrangements Donna Phillips 2201 Enterprise Dr Opelika, AL 36801 www.specialarrangements.com (334) 737-2995 • fax: (334) 737-2997

Village Photographers Allen Patterson P O Box 2550 Auburn, AL 36831-2550 www.villagephotographers.com (334) 821-9196 • fax: (334) 821-6166

Family Medicine Associates of East Alabama, PC Bonnie Farr 122 N. 20th Street #24 Opelika, AL 36801 www.familymedicineopelika.com (334) 745-4646 • fax: (334) 745-0633

Pest Control S&S Termite & Pest Control, LLC John Story P.O. Box 3079 Opelika, AL 36803-3079 www.sandstermite.com (334) 745-0666 • fax: (877) 377-1321 Pharmacies Adams Pharmacy & Homecare Inc. June Adams 1961 1st Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3881 • fax: (334) 745-4717 Beauregard Drugs Tucker Simmons 7667 AL Hwy 51 Ste A Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 364-9993 • fax: (334) 364-9997 Bubba's Medicine Shop Jeff Jerkins 512 2nd Ave Opelika, AL 36801 www.bubbasonline.com (334) 749-3426 • fax: (334) 742-0757 Medical Arts Pharmacy Dennis Miller 121 N. 20th St. Bldg #1 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-5756 • fax: (334) 749-2102

Physicians-Allergy/Asthma East Alabama Allergy & Asthma Kristy Barker 121 N. 20th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.eaallergy.com/ (334) 528-0078 • fax: (334) 528-0079 Physicians-Auditory Hearing Life Katie Slade 2204-D Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.doctorshearingclinic.com (334) 745-1635 Physicians-Cardiology Auburn Cardiovascular, PC Janet Whatley P.O. Box 1033 Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-1219 • fax: (334) 821-0838 Physicians-Ear/Nose/Throat East Alabama Ear, Nose, & Throat Julie Rendleman 1965 First Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.eaent.com (334) 705-0012 • fax: (334) 705-0378

Physicians-Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Associates, PC Joyce Spratlin 121 N. 20th St. Suite 6 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3385 • fax: (334) 705-3426 Kevin L. Jackson, MD Becky Boyd 1925 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-6300 • fax: (334) 821-1849 Physicians-Neurosurgery Auburn Spine & Neurosurgery, PC Lisa Warren 560 Devall Drive, Suite 301 Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnspine.com (334) 821-0466 • fax: (334) 821-4682 Physicians-Occupational/ Work Related Srvs Alabama Occupational Medicine J. Garth Stauffer 2515 E. Glenn Avenue Suite 106 Auburn, AL 36830 www.alaoccmed.com (334) 821-7788 • fax: (334) 821-7555

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Twin Cities Yamaha Scott Tway 851 Stage Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.twincitiesyamaha.com (334) 821-0439

Physicians-Family American Family Care TigerTown Felicia Fortune 2544 Enterprise Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.americanfamilycare.com (334) 528-9050 • fax: (334) 528-9053

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Honda-Suzuki of Opelika Ernest Lieder 1110 Frederick Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-6357 • fax: (334) 705-0750

Photographers Jernigan Photography Charles Jernigan P.O. Box 140 Opelika, AL 36803-0140 www.jerniganphotography.com (334) 745-2334 • fax: (334) 745-2949

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Mobile Home-Dealers Miller Homes Gary Miller 1818 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0401 • fax: (334) 749-9974

Packaging Packaging Corporation of America Melissa Johnson 3200 Hipack Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.packagingcorp.com (334) 749-8203 • fax: (334) 749-1788

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Physicians-Women Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.A. Chris Cornett 121 N. 20th St. Suite 2 Opelika, AL 36801 www.leeobgyn.com (334) 745-6447 • fax: (334) 742-0713

Private Investigation Appreciative Investigations, LLC Shawn Schooley, PH.D 300 N. Dean Road Ste 5-125 Auburn, AL 36830 www.appreciativeinvestigations.com (334) 246-2318 • fax: (334) 246-2317

Whatley Eye Care, P.C. Russell Whatley 518 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 www.whatleyeyecare.com (334) 745-3112 • fax: (334) 745-8751

Premier OB/GYN, LLC Daniel Obiekwe 2412 Village Professional Drive S Opelika, AL 36801 www.thepremierobgyn.com (334) 705-2900 • fax: (334) 705-2901

Professional Development/ Continuing Education Emerald Coast Dale Carnegie Training Len Williams 5168 Point Shores Lane Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (850) 206-5691 • fax: (850) 932-3490

Physicians-Orthopedics The Orthopaedic Clinic, PC Marion Fuller P O Box 2125 Opelika, AL 36803-2125 www.theorthoclinic.com (334) 749-8303 • fax: (334) 745-5243

Plumbing-Wholesale Industrial Supply Thompson Supply Company, Inc. Phillip Thompson P.O. Box 2860 Opelika, AL 36803-2860 (334) 745-6253 • fax: (334) 749-1982

Physicians-Pediatric Pediatric Associates of Auburn Dianne Carlton 411 B Opelika Rd. Auburn, AL 36830 www.auburnpediatricassociates.com (334) 821-4766 • fax: (334) 821-4767 Pediatric Clinic, LLC Jerry Haynes 2401 Village Professional Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-8121

Printers Ink Images Harold Whatley 611 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 364-1818 • fax: (334) 364-1820 Kemp and Sons Printing Brian Bass 2301 Enterprise Drive Suite A Opelika, AL 36801 www.kempandsons.com (334) 705-5888 • fax: (334) 741-0754

Office of Professional and Continuing Education John Freeze 301 O.D. Smith Hall 135 S. College Street Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu/opce (334) 844-5100 • fax: (334) 844-3101 Prosthetics & Orthotics Alabama Artificial Limb & Orthopedic Services Holly Thornton 1703 Westend Court Opelika, AL 36801 www.aalos.com (334) 737-3000 • fax: (334) 737-3014

Radio Stations Qantum Communications John Bodiford 915 Veterans Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.qantumofauburn.com (334) 745-4656 • fax: (334) 749-1520 Kicker 97.7 FM-WKKR John Bodiford 915 Veterans Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.kickerfm.com (334) 745-4656 • fax: (334) 743-1520 Mix 96.7 FM-WMXA Zack Fox 915 Veterans Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.mix967online.com (334) 745-4656 • fax: (334) 749-1520 The Touch 910 AM-WZMG Richard LaGrand 915 Veterans Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.intouch910am.com (334) 745-4656 • fax: (334) 749-1520

Praise 88.7 WELL FM P.O. Box 2208 Auburn, AL 36831 www.praise887.com (334) 705-8004 • fax: (334) 705-8006 WANI-1400AM & 98.7 FM Andy Burcham P.O. Box 950 Auburn, AL 36831 www.wani1400.com (334) 826-2929 • fax: (334) 826-9151 Real Estate Associated Realty Selena Daniel 414 2nd Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelikadaniel.com (334) 705-0045 • fax: (334) 705-0026 The Brown Agency, Inc. Bill Brown P.O. Box 466 Opelika, AL 36803-0466 (334) 745-3584 • fax: (334) 745-3322 Century 21 Koullas Realty Deborah Koullas 890 N. Dean Road Suite 300 Auburn, AL 36830 www.century21koullasrealty.com (334) 887-2000 • fax: (334) 246-3313 Country & Commercial Properties Jimmy Collins P.O. Box 1034 Opelika, AL 36803-1034 www.countryandcommercial.com (334) 749-1221 • fax: (334) 749-0808

First Realty Sherri McCollum 1725 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.firstrealtyopelika.com (334) 826-0111 • fax: (334) 826-0116 Mary Cho Realty, Inc Mary Cho 311 N. College Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.marycho.com (334) 821-8866 • fax: (334) 821-3505 National Village Realty Ab Conner P.O. Box 3070 Auburn, AL 36831-3070 (334) 821-1470 • fax: (334) 821-8534 Overton Real Estate Companies Yvonne Eason 1747 Ogletree Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.overtonrealestate.com (334) 321-4444 • fax: (334) 321-2222 Prestige Properties Mark Jones 472 N. Dean Road Suite 101 Auburn, AL 36830 www.prestigeprops.com (334) 887-5274 • fax: (334) 887-0389 Prudential Commercial Real Estate Bill Moody 1530 E. Glenn Avenue Suite C Auburn, AL 36830 www.prucomrealestate.com (334) 826-1010 • fax: (334) 826-1049 Prudential Preferred Real Estate Stacy Jordan 1530 E. Glenn Avenue Suite C Auburn, AL 36830 www.prudentialpreferredauburn.com (334) 826-1010 • fax: (334) 826-1049

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Physicians-Surgeons Surgical Clinic, PC Keith Adkins 121 N. 20th St. Suite 3 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-6271 • fax: (334) 742-9879

Pools & Spas The Backyard Experience Pools & Spas Eric Rudd 1514 2nd Avenue, Suite 2 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-0303

Glenn Shepard Seminars, Inc. Cindy Edwards P.O. Box 210559 Nashville, TN 37221 www.glennshepard.com (615) 366-7217 • fax: (615) 366-7299

Publishers Lee Magazine Terri Petry 219 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.leemag.com (334) 991-0087

WTLM-1520 Ben Taylor 915 Veterans Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-4656

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Physicians-Opthamology/Optometry Auburn Lasik & Eye Institute Wes McDaniel 3021 Frederick Road Suite 4 Opelika, AL 36801 www.auburneye.com (334) 705-8803

Public Works Management ESG Operations, Inc. Mike Hilyer 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL 36801 www.esginc.net (334) 705-5413 • fax: (334) 705-5452

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Members By Category Three Sixty Development + Sales + Management Lessie McCreless P.O. Box 3584 Auburn, AL 36831 www.concepttoclosing.com (334) 887-3601 • fax: (334) 887-3606 Weichert Realtors-Porter Properties, LLC Philip Minor P O Box 28 Auburn, AL 36831-0028 www.portercompanies.com (334) 887-2070 • fax: (334) 826-8602 Real Estate-Agents Century 21 Koullas Realty Dawn Radnitz 890 N. Dean Road Suite 300 Auburn, AL 36830 www.century21koullasrealty.com (334) 887-2000 • fax: (334) 246-3313

Prestige Properties Susan Swatts Murphree 3203 Tifton Lane Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 559-2789

Three Sixty Development + Sales + Management Dane Griffith PO Box 3584 Auburn, AL 36831 (334) 887-3601 • fax: (334) 887-3606

National Village Realty Ab Conner P.O. Box 3070 Auburn, AL 36831-3070 (334) 821-1470 • fax: (334) 821-8534

Weichert Realtors-Porter Properties Carole Harrison 472 N. Dean Road Suite 200 Auburn, AL 36830 www.caroleharrison.com (334) 444-5693 • fax: (334) 826-8602 Real Estate-Commercial Rentals King Properties, Inc. Joan King 3309 Stonybrook Lane Opelika, AL 36804 (334) 749-8095 • fax: (334) 737-1446 Real Estate-Developers E.A. Investment Corporation David Jones P.O. Box 2562 Opelika, AL 36803-2562 www.firstleasing.com (334) 749-2780 • fax: (334) 749-2752

Recording/Film Studio Cottonseed Studios Richard Patton 108 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.cottonseedstudios.com (334) 787-3288 Recreation Opelika Sportsplex & Aquatics Center Reid Pope P.O. Box 1026 Opelika, AL 36803 www.opelikasportsplex.com (334) 705-5560 • fax: (334) 705-5568 Rehabilitation/Training Services Achievement Center-Easter Seal Furrel Bailey 510 W. Thomason Circle Opelika, AL 36801 www.achievement-center.org (334) 745-3501 • fax: (334) 749-5808

Rental Service Special Arrangements Donna Phillips 2201 Enterprise Dr Opelika, AL 36801 www.specialarrangements.com (334) 737-2995 • fax: (334) 737-2997 Restaurants Beijing Cafe John Lin 1703 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-3338 Brick Oven Pizza Co. Jeff Finkhousen P.O. Box 3755 Auburn, AL 36831 www.brickovenpizza.com (334) 745-0223 • fax: (334) 745-0224 Buffalo Wild Wings Lakesha Johnson 2257 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.buffalowildwings.com (334) 741-0989 • fax: (334) 741-7346 Burger King #1457 Tom Wilson P.O. Box 12029 Columbus, GA 31917-2029 (334) 749-3351

Chick-fil-A at TigerTown Andrew Barnes 2052 Tiger Town Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.chick-fil-a.com (334) 741-7112 • fax: (334) 741-7113 Chuck's Bar-B-Que of Opelika, LLC Jody Escoe 905 Short Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-4043 Golden Corral Restaurant Michael Cantey 2301 Birmingham Highway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-0570 • fax: (334) 741-0601 The Honeybaked Ham Co. & Cafe Crystal Perry 1451 C Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 741-8411 Jim Bob's Chicken Fingers, Inc-Tiger Town Bonnie Ferrell 2070 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.jimbobschickenfingers.com (334) 741-4001 • fax: (334) 741-4009 Jimmy's Jim Sikes 104 South 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.jimmysopelika.com (334) 745-2155

LongHorn Steakhouse Molly Henderson 2601 Gateway Dr. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-8800 • fax: (334) 705-8809 Mandarin House S. Wang 3800 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-7234 • fax: (334) 745-7538 McDonald's Paul Marshall P. O. Box 1210 Auburn, AL 36831 (334) 749-5648 • fax: (334) 826-2907 Mellow Mushroom Adam Nemeroff 128 N. College Street Auburn, AL 36830 www.mellowmushroom.com (334) 887-6356 • fax: (334) 887-2328 Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar Rhonda Boothe 1900 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-1719 Niffer's @ the Tracks Patrick Payne 917 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.niffersplace.com (334) 787-5989 Subway of Opelika Donna Cribb PO Box 3049 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-2309 • fax: (334) 742-0853

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Fimiani Development Corp. Michael Fimiani 399 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite 106 Boca Raton, FL 33432 www.fimiani.com (561) 395-8882 • fax: (561) 395-8886

Scott Land Company, Inc. David Scott P.O. Box 2000 Opelika, AL 36803-2000 (334) 705-3917 • fax: (334) 749-3908

Remodeling Services NewBath Alabama Terry Crews 102F Penser Blvd. Millbrook, AL 36054 www.mynextbath.com (334) 290-3830 • fax: (334) 290-3826

Laredo Mexican Restaurant Barbara Reyes 1832 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 826-2724 • fax: (334) 826-2795

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Prestige Properties Ashley Durham 3207 Turkey Spur Lane Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 559-8817 • fax: (334) 887-0389

Industrial Partners Nimrod Frazer 4747 Woodmere Blvd. Montgomery, AL 36106 www.industrialpartners.com (334) 244-8650 • fax: (334) 244-8665

Chappy’s Deli David Barranco 754 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830 www.chappysdeli.com (334) 821-7220 fax (334) 821-7411

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Century 21 Koullas Realty Susette Urmeneta 890 N. Dean Road Auburn, AL 36830 (408) 373-9543 • fax: (334) 246-3313

Prudential Preferred Real Estate Stacy Jordan 1530 E. Glenn Avenue Ste. C Auburn, AL 36830 www.stacywjordan.com (334) 826-1010 • fax: (334) 826-1049

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. Ted Bryant 3740 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.gwisr.org (334) 275-4815 • fax: (706) 660-0429

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Members By Category Zaxby's Thomas Bush 2015 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-9733 • fax: (334) 745-7717 Retail Sears Opelika Jeff Rothstein 3724 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.sears.com (334) 364-0174 USA Town Center Victor Vance 4480 Sandhill Road Auburn, AL 36830-2523 www.usatowncenter.com (334) 749-0561

AU-Arts & Humanities Center Jay Lamar 101 Debardeleben Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4946 • fax: (334) 844-4949

Fringe Consignment Boutique Stacie Money 125 South 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-6727

AU-Business & Engin. Outreach Dianne Townsend 109 Lowder Business Building Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-2352 • fax: (334) 844-4092

Retirement Community Monarch Estates 1550 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.monarchestates.net (334) 502-0977 • fax: (334) 502-0976

AU-College of Agriculture William Batchelor 107 Comer Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-2345 • fax: (334) 844-2937

Schools Lee County Board of Education Steve Miller 2410 Society Hill Road Opelika, AL 36804 www.lee.k12.al.us (334) 705-6000 fax (334) 745-9795

AU-Coll. of Arch., Design & Constr. Daniel Bennett 202 Dudley Commons Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4524 • fax: (334) 844-2735

AU-Econ. & Comm. Devel. Inst. Joe Sumners Extension Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4704 • fax: (334) 844-4709

AU-College of Education Frances Kochan 3084 Haley Center Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4446 • fax: (334) 844-5785

AU-Governmental Scv. Ctr. Don-Terry Veal 2236 Haley Center Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4781 • fax: (334) 844-1919

AU-College of Human Sciences June Henton 210 Spidle Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-3790 • fax: (334) 844-3749

AU-Graduate School George Flowers 106D Hargis Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4700 • fax: (334) 844-4348

AU-College of Science & Math. Stewart Schneller 315 Roosevelt Concourse Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu/cosam (334) 844-5737 • fax: (334) 844-5824

AU-Harrison School of Pharmacy R. Lee Evans 2316 Walker Building Auburn University, AL 36849 www.pharmacy.auburn.edu (334) 844-8348 • fax: (334) 844-8353

AU-College of Veterinary Medicine Timothy Boosinger 104 Greene Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.vetmed.auburn.edu (334) 844-4546 • fax: (334) 844-3697

AU-Human Resources Lynne Hammond 332 James E. Foy Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4145 • fax: (334) 844-1617

AU-Communications & Marketing Camille Barkley 23 Samford Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-9999 • fax: (334) 844-9987

AU-Liberal Arts Anne-Katrin Gramberg 2046 Haley Ctr Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4026 • fax: (334) 844-2378

AU-Samuel Ginn-College of Engin. Larry Benefield 1301 Shelby Center Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-2308 • fax: (334) 844-4487 AU-Sch. of Forestry & Wildlife Sci. James Shepard 3301 Forestry & Wildlife Science Bl Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-1007 • fax: (334) 844-1084 AU-School of Nursing Gregg Newschwander 103 Miller Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-5665 • fax: (334) 844-4177 Faulkner University Chris Ours 5345 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36109 www.faulkner.edu (334) 386-7140 • fax: (334) 386-7143 Huntingdon College Rebecca Masic 1701 Lafayette Pkwy.-124 Admin Bldg. Opelika, AL 36801 www.huntingdon.edu/adep/ (334) 745-2940 • fax: (334) 833-4306 Southern Union State Community College 1701 Lafayette Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.suscc.edu (334) 745-6437 • fax: (334) 742-9418

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Retail-Apparel Goody's Family Clothing Cynthia Jackson 2540 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.goodysonline.com (334) 749-4926

Dressbarn Donna Baccollo (corporate) 2127 Tigertown Pkwy. Suite 320 Opelika, AL 36801 www.dressbarn.com (334) 741-8777 • fax: (845) 369-4323

Schools-Colleges Auburn University Don Large 107 Samford Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4000

AU-College of Business Paul Bobrowski 516 Lowder Business Bldg. Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-4832 • fax: (334) 844-4861

AU-Office of Trusts, Estates, & Gift Planning George Willock, CLU, LUTCF 317 S. College Street Auburn University, AL 36849-5137 www.auburn.edu/plannedgiving (334) 844-1135 • fax: (334) 844-0105

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tony Thigpen 2900 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.walmart.com (334) 745-9333 • fax: (334) 745-8103

Retail-Women's Apparel Coveted Closet Holly Surrency 829 S Railroad Avenue Suite 102 Opelika, AL 36801 www.mycovetedcloset.com (334) 745-7746 • fax: (334) 749-3376

Opelika City Schools Mark Neighbors P.O. Box 2469 Opelika, AL 36803-2469 www.opelikaschools.org (334) 745-9700 • fax: (334) 745-9706

AU-Cooperative Education Kim Durbin 104 Ramsey Hall Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-5410

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Village Mall Ross Fulford 1627-53 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.shopvillagemall.com (334) 821-8327 • fax: (334) 826-6737

Retail-Electronics/Batteries Battery Source Chris Herras 2151 Interstate Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.batterysource.com (334) 704-9997 • fax: (334) 704-9984

AU-College of Bus. Corp. Srvc. Jimmy Lawrence 105 Lowder Business Bldg. Auburn University, AL 36849 www.auburn.edu (334) 844-2218 • fax: (334) 844-2234

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Members By Category Schools-Private Lee-Scott Academy Don Roberts 1601 Academy Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.lee-scott.org (334) 821-2430 • fax: (334) 821-0876 Trinity Christian School Sharon Miller P.O. Box 311 Opelika, AL 36803-0311 www.tcsopelika.org (334) 745-2464 • fax: (334) 745-4856

Home Instead Senior Care Joan Lasseter 923-Q Stage Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.homeinstead.com (334) 321-1050 • fax: (334) 321-1051

Small Engine Repair CTE Small Engines, Inc Arch Hodges 2419 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-0055 Social Service Organizations Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc. Sharon Smith P.O. Box 409 Auburn, AL 36831-0409 www.achr.com (334) 821-8336 • fax: (334) 826-6397 Domestic Violence Intervention Center Lisa Stephens P.O. Box 2183 Opelika, AL 36803-2183 www.dvic1.org (334) 749-1515 • fax: (334) 749-2220

Harvest Evangelism/His Place/Hosanna Home Rick Hagans P.O. Box 2888 Opelika, AL 36803 www.harvestevangelism.org (334) 742-0777 • fax: (334) 745-9809 The Salvation Army Ronnette Smith 1038 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 745-6459 • fax: (334) 826-0471

Sporting Goods Play It Again Sports Casey Waid 3051 Frederick Road Suite 12 Opelika, AL 36801 www.playitagainsportsopelika.com (334) 737-6235 Storage Storage Solutions Charlie Cox 3806 Pepperell Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 745-1548 • fax: (334) 745-1550

United Way of Lee Co., Inc. Becky Benton P.O. Box 3075 Auburn, AL 36831-3075 www.unitedwayofleecounty.com (334) 745-5540 • fax: (334) 745-5606

Sun Self Storage Nancy Claridy 1704 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.sunselfstorageinc.com (334) 742-0637 • fax: (334) 742-0946

Software Consulting Software Made Simple, Inc. Becky Parnell 1501 13th Street Suite C Columbus, GA 31901 www.softwaremadesimple.net (706) 332-7372 • fax: (706) 320-3990

Subsidized Retirement Living Timothy Manor Cindy Nash 2016 Waverly Parkway #300 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-4400 • (334) 749-1438

Telephone Communications & Services AT&T Ty Fondren 1801 Airport Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.att.com (334) 745-8574 • fax: (334) 745-8504

Thrift Store USA Michael Freeman 804 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 737-6050 • fax: (334) 737-6019

East Alabama Telephone Specialties, Inc Bennett Jones 923 Stage Road Suite D Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-0019 • fax: (334) 821-0036

Trade Show Displays & Booths Design Group Exhibits Tricia Dimon 102 Westside Drive LaGrange, GA 30240 www.tradeshowatlanta.com (706) 883-7741 • fax: (706) 882-2466

Television Stations WLTZ-TV & CW GaBama Drew Rhodes 6140 Buena Vista Road Columbus, GA 31907 www.wltz.com (706) 561-3838 • fax: (706) 561-3880 WRBL Channel 3 Randy Ingram 1350 13th Avenue Columbus, GA 31901 www.wrbl.com (706) 323-3333 • fax: (706) 322-3070 WTVM-TV Wanda Farish 2101 Executive Park Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.wtvm.com (334) 745-3517 • fax: (334) 745-3518 WXTX-Fox 54 Jackie Lynch 6524 Buena Vista Road Columbus, GA 31907 www.wxtx.com (706) 568-2887

Travel Agencies Arnie's Adventures and Tours Arnold Goodman 2227 Lancelot Place Columbus, GA 31904 www.cruiseshipcenters.com/ArnoldGoodman (706) 575-6837 My Travel at Midtown Carolyn McDaniel 3051 Frederick Road Suite 7 Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-0877 • fax: (334) 749-1807 Tree Removal & Relocation Hall's Tree Service John Upton 1918 Wrights Mill Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.hallstreeservice.com (334) 745-7366 • fax: (334) 821-6503

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Signs & Banners Advanced Graphics, LLC Sean Snow P.O. Box 3232 Auburn, AL 36831 www.advanced-graphics.net (334) 501-8600 • fax: (334) 501-8080

Signs, Inc. Robert Teasley 6100 Coca Cola Blvd. Columbus, GA 31909 www.signs-inc.net (706) 569-9952 • fax: (706) 569-0797

Food Bank of East Alabama Martha Henk 375 Industry Drive Auburn, AL 36832 www.foodbankofeastalabama.com (334) 821-9006 • fax: (334) 821-4697

Speech Therapist Expressive Minds, Inc. Jennifer Sammons P.O. Box 3664 Auburn, AL 36831 www.expressiveminds.net (334) 332-1771 • fax: (334) 826-8302

Thrift Store Life-Savers Mission Thrift Store Karen Anderegg 2051 E. University Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.lifesaversministries.org (334) 887-5433 • fax: (334) 887-5433

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Senior Services Comfort Keepers Chris Jane P.O. Box 1527 Opelika, AL 36803-1527 www.comfortkeepers.com (334) 749-8461 • fax: (334) 749-8819

Pinnacle Concepts, LLC Jerry Teel 508 Fox Run Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 750-4939

East Alabama Services for the Elderly, Inc. Lura New 1300 Commerce Drive Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 826-5811 • fax: (334) 826-6468

Surveyors McCrory Surveying Co., Inc. James McCrory P.O. Box 349 Opelika, AL 36803-0349 (334) 745-3220

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Screen Printing Victory Designs Bill Price 817 S. Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801 www.victorydesigns.com (334) 742-9300 • fax: (334) 742-9325

Effective Sign Company John Persons 2100 Executive Park Opelika, AL 36801 www.effectivesigncompany.com (334) 749-0001

Software Training Software Made Simple, Inc. Becky Parnell 1501 13th Street Suite C Columbus, GA 31901 www.softwaremadesimple.net (706) 332-7372 • fax: (706) 320-3990

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Members By Category Uniform Sales-Industrial/Medical Betty's Uniforms Betty & Ronnie Gaston 2211 Pepperell Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 749-3195 • fax: (334) 749-3150 Utilities-Gas Alabama Gas Corporation Lynn Harris 3400 Skyway Drive Auburn, AL 36830 www.alagasco.com (334) 887-4819 • fax: (334) 887-4822 Utilities-Power Alabama Municipal Elect. Auth. Fred Clark P.O. Drawer 5220 Montgomery, AL 36103 www.amea.com (334) 262-1126 • fax: (334) 262-2267

Veterinarians Opelika Animal Hospital Jere Colley 1615 Second Ave. Opelika, AL 36801 www.opelikaanimalhospital.com (334) 749-2025 • fax: (334) 745-0909 Parkway Animal Hospital David Harding 1935 Opelika Road Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 821-7672 • fax: (334) 821-7657 Thornton Animal Hospital James Moore 229 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 www.thorntonanimalhospital.com (334) 745-2541 • fax: (334) 745-2576

Warehouse Merchandise Sam's Club Chris Byrum 2335 Bent Creek Road Auburn, AL 36830 www.samsclub.com (334) 821-0121 • fax: (334) 821-7149

Youth Organizations & Centers Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. Cheryl Miller 145 Coliseum Blvd Montgomery, AL 36109 www.girlscoutssa.org (334) 749-5403

Wholesale Industrial Supply Store Room Fasteners Robert Luckie 1300 McCoy Street Opelika, AL 36801 www.storeroomfasteners.com (334) 364-0080 • fax: (334) 364-0081

Lee County Youth Dev. Ctr. Laura Cooper 1109 Spring Drive Opelika, AL 36801 www.lcydc.org (334) 749-2996 • fax: (334) 745-0503

Waste Collection & Disposal Advanced Disposal Kim Morse P.O. Box 781150 Tallassee, AL 36078 www.advanceddisposal.com (334) 319-3327 • (904) 309-6684 Water Treatment/Maintenance Clearwater Solutions, LLC Rick Ailiff 3101 Frederick Road Suite 1 Opelika, AL 36801 www.clearwatersol.com (334) 532-3201 • fax: (334) 364-0489

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Opelika Power Services June Owens 600 Fox Run Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 (334) 705-5570 • fax: (334) 705-5148

Utilities-Water Opelika Utilities Dan Hilyer P.O. Box 1029 Opelika, AL 36803-1029 www.owwb.com (334) 705-5500 • fax: (334) 745-3487

Veterinarians-Emergency/ 24 Hr. Boarding Fur Buds After Hours Veterinary Clinic Marisel San Miguel, DVM 3600 Pepperell Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801 www.furbudsvet.com (334) 737-6201 • fax: (334) 737-6387

McNutt & Company, LLC John McNutt P.O. Box 2708 Auburn, AL 36831-2708 www.leadershipbycreativity.com (334) 501-4807 • fax: (334) 501-4809

Project Uplift-Lee County Youth Devel Center Chris Nunn 191 Cary Hall Auburn University, AL 36849-5249 www.auburn.edu/projectuplift (334) 844-4430 • fax: (334) 844-4449

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Dixie Electric Cooperative Ernie Faulkner P.O. Box 30 Union Springs, AL 36089-0030 www.dixieec.com (334) 738-2500 • fax: (334) 738-2527

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative Louie Ward P.O. Box 675 LaFayette, AL 36862 www.trec.coop (334) 864-9331 • fax: (334) 864-0817

TigerTown Veterinary Hospital Graham Carroll 2711 Frederick Road Opelika, AL 36801 www.tigertownvet.com (334) 741-8884 • fax: (334) 741-6906

Workforce Development Auburn Training Connection (ATC) Cary Cox 1500 Pumphrey Avenue Auburn, AL 36832 www.auburnalabama.org/ATC (334) 501-7300 • fax: (334) 826-1659

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Alabama Power Company Titus Lindsey 1699 S. College St. Auburn, AL 36832 www.alabamapower.com (334) 502-2602 • fax: (334) 502-2694

Southern Power Plant Franklin Joseph Rogers 530 Lee Road 330 Smiths, AL 36877 (706) 317-6070

Web Site Design Advanced Graphics, LLC Sean Snow P.O. Box 3232 Auburn, AL 36831 www.advanced-graphics.net (334) 501-8600 • fax: (334) 501-8080

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Country and Commercial Properties (334) 749-1221 www.countryandcommercial.com See Ad pg. 27

Hilyer & Associates (334) 745-2564 www.hilyercpa.com See Ad pg. 39

Opelika Power Services (334) 705-5170 www.opelika.org See Ad pg. 48-49

Alabama Power (334) 705-8655 www.bracesbyallen.com See Ad pg. 9

Doctor’s Hearing Clinic (334) 745-1635 www.doctorshearingclinic.com See Ad pg. 18

Himmelwright, Huguley & Boles (334) 749-3449 www.hhcpas.net See Ad pg. 41

Opelika Utilities (334) 705-5500 www.owwb.com See Ad Back Cover

Auburn-Opelika Tourism (334) 887-8747 www.aotourism.com See Ad pg. 35

East Alabama Dental Group, LLC (334) 749-5014 www.eastalabamadental.com See Ad pg. 21

The Hotel at Auburn University (334) 821-8200 www.auhcc.com See Ad pg. 33

Prestige Properties – Ashley Durham (334) 887-5274 www.opelikaauburnrealestate.com See Ad pg. 27

Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center, Ltd. (334) 749-1471 www.arborspringshealth.com See Ad pg. 29

East Alabama Medical Center – Rehab Works (334) 749-3411 www.eamc.org See Ad pg. 18

J. Smith Lanier & Company (334) 749-3401 www.jsmithlanier.com See Ad pg. 29

Prewett Insurance Group (334) 502-5111 www.allstate.com See Ad pg. 25

Auburn Pediatric Dentistry (334) 826-6651 www.auburnpediatricdentistry.com See Ad pg. 19

East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry (334) 321-0780 www.gatorgrins.com See Ad pg. 12

Keystone Bank (334) 466-2210 www.keystonebank.us See Ad pg. 32

Red Lobster (334) 821-4474 www.redlobster.com See Ad pg. 32

Auburn Bank (334) 742-9100 www.auburnbank.com See Ad Inside Front Cover

Ellis-Harper Advertising (334) 887-6536 www.ellisharper.com See Ad pg. 45

Liles Pediatric Dentistry (334) 887-0099 www.lilessmiles.com See Ad pg. 17

Saugahatchee Country Club (334) 749-3441 www.saugahatcheecountryclub.com See Ad pg. 45

Auburn Cardiovascular, P.C. (334) 821-1219 www.auburncv.com See Ad pg. 19

Employment Resources 334-742-9271 www.employmentresources.us See Ad pg. 43

Machen, McChesney & Chastain, LLP (334) 887-7022 • (334) 364-0906 www.mmcfirm.com See Ad pg. 33

Scott Bridge Company (334) 749-5045 www.scottbridge.com See Ad pg. 94

AU Regional Airport (334) 844-4597 www.auoairport.com See Ad pg. 41

First Realty (334) 826-0111 www.firstrealtyauburn.com See Ad pg. 27

McNutt & Company, LLC (334) 501-4807 • (334) 707-1109 www.leadershipbycreativity.com See Ad pg. 91

Smith-Kastner Wealth Management (334) 749-5001 www.smith-kastner.com See Ad pg. 37

BancorpSouth (334) 749-2041 www.bancorpsouth.com See Ad pg. 41

Four Seasons Federal Credit Union (334) 745-4711 www.fourseasonsfcu.com See Ad pg. 39

National Village (334) 749-8165 www.nationalvillage.com See Ad pg. 28

Southern Union Community College (334) 745-6437 www.suscc.edu See Ad pg. 15

Brantley, Boucher & Farr (334) 749-8191 www.bbfcpa.com See Ad pg. 17

Frederick-Dean Funeral Home (334) 745-4667 www.fredericksfh.com See Ad pg. 58

City of Opelika (334) 705-5150 www.opelika.org See Ad Inside Back Cover

Tatum, Tatum & Tatum (334) 745-6393 www.tatum3.com See Ad pg. 57

Bubba’s Medicine Shop (334) 749-3426 www.bubbasonline.com See Ad pg. 32

Grady’s Tire and Auto (334) 745-3568 www.gradystireandauto.com See Ad pg. 45

Opelika City Schools (334) 745-9700 www.opelikaschools.org See Ad pg. 13

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