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Shelby County ViewPoints

December 2011

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce • 1301 County Services Drive • Pelham, AL 35124 • 205-663-4542 •


Welcome New Members

Adams Homes LLC

Ben Wallace

266-A Yeager Pkwy


Residential Real Estate

Blankenship Harrelson, LLP

Brandon Blankenship

15 Southlake Lane, Ste 350 Birmingham


Direct Pay Provider Network, LLC

Paul Williams

150 Mallard Pointe Circle


Medical Scheduling & Services

Good Things - Small Packages, LLC

David Gentry

1080 Somerset Lane


Website Design & Services

Main Street Web Development

Bill McKelvey

214 Scotts Trace


Website Design & Services


Danielle Spiller

197 Cahaba Valley Pkwy


Medical Specialized

Pub 261

Mike Sarvaunt

9340 Helena Rd, Ste C



Sears Hometown Stores

Patrick McFarland

3333 Beverly Rd

Hoffman Estates

Retail Home Improvement

Sips N Strokes of Pelham

Michelle McCauley

381 Huntley Pkwy


Art & Painting Classes

State Farm Insurance

Jarrod Gibson

4290 Highway 52 Ste F



To find out more about any member listed or other Chamber members, visit the online Business Directory at:

Interested in advertising in ViewPoints? Email the Shelby County Reporter marketing department at for exclusive member pricing.

Business-to-Business Online Networking and Person-to-Person Continues to Rapidly Increase Online networking is becoming a large part of marketing and the way to promote your business and form relationships. The Greater Shelby Chamber recognizes this communication medium as innovative, creative, and one more way for our Chamber family to connect with one another. If you haven’t created a Facebook or Twitter page yet, we encourage you to do so. We share Chamber updates, community events/ needs, and cross-promote posts from our members. Online networking is an invaluable tool to build an expanded audience for products or services. Integrate online networking into your existing marketing plan. Embrace it by connecting with the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. We’re excited to share your news too! Visit and click on the Online Networking icons to login or sign up today. Together, we are Building a Network of Opportunity.

2011 Continual Sponsors A.C. Legg, Inc. Alabama Power Company ALAGASCO Alabama Telco Credit Union America’s First Federal Credit Union AT&T Business Electronics Business Telephones, Inc. Cahaba Valley Computer Services Carr & Associates Engineers, Inc. Charter Business FastSigns First Commercial Bank ITT Technical Institute Jefferson State Community College Legacy Community Federal Credit Union Lemak Sports Medicine M&F Bank Minuteman Press of Alabaster  Neil Bailey Insurance & Investments PAETEC RBC Bank Regions Financial Shelby Baptist Medical Center Shelby County Reporter ShelbyCo Magazine Sirote & Permutt, PC St. Vincent’s Health System Stewart Organization Susan Schein Automotive

Ambassador Spotlight November Ambassador of the Month


Vicki Everett Vicki Everett of Juice Plus+ has been named Ambassador of the Month for the Greater Shelby Chamber. November was Vicki’s first month as an Ambassador and already she is a huge asset to our Chamber! Juice Plus+ has been a daily part of Vicki’s life for 10 healthy years. Five years ago she started her own Juice Plus+ franchise because knowing how it was benefiting her, she felt compelled to share with others. Juice Plus+ is a global business, reaching 20 countries, and is the most thoroughly researched nutritional brand name product in the world. If you are not consuming the USDA recommended 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, then Juice Plus+ is a solution. It includes 25 fruits, berries, vegetables and two grains in a capsule or soft chew. In her free time, Vicki spends time with her husband and two sons and enjoys Auburn football, gardening, birding, Bible Study and antiquing. For more information about Juice Plus+ call (205) 332-5255 or visit If you are interested in the Ambassador program, call April Stone at (205) 663-4542 or visit for more information.

4 Greater Shelby Chamber Holiday Tea A very merry Holiday Tea Is the perfect place to be! We’re inviting our Chamber family To join us for holiday glee. Enjoy light holiday treats And festive music for the ears, While we celebrate the season And look forward to the coming year. Drop by the Chamber Holiday Tea From 2 until 5 on December the 8th. It’s our way of saying “Thank You”! Our Greater Shelby Chamber members are GREAT! Where: Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham When: December 8th Time: Drop by anytime between 2 pm until 5 pm

2011 Greater Shelby Chamber Board of Directors Lisa McMahon Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino

Terri Gualano Chair AT&T

Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College

Keith Barfield Finance Chair Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith

Dave Davis Legacy Community Federal Credit Union

Phillip Heard Development Chair Alabama Gas

Jim Garner The Insurance Store

Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

Silvia Hoyos Hispanic Interest Coalition of AL

Joe Sullivan Sullivan Communications

Vivian Johnson Sam’s Club

April Weaver Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Elizabeth Roland Governance Chair Attorney at Law Chris Bottcher Sirote & Permutt Tim Bowen Alabama Power

Bill Keller Regions Financial

David Nolen M&F Bank

Jennifer Whisenant Greater Shelby Chamber



Congratulations to Cox Media Group on its official ribbon cutting ceremony and for hosting a Business After Hours for members to tour and enjoy networking.

New and existing members had a little fun while learning about one another and how to maximize the benefits of Chamber membership at Chamber Works.

Participants at the recent Grow & Go workshop, Organizational Communication presented by Oldenburg and Associates, LLC, learned the different styles of communication using hands-on activities.

Thank you to Fairfield Inn & Suites for hosting the recent Pelham City Focus. Members enjoyed a full hot breakfast bar while networking and hearing an update on the city.

Wendy Sandlin, Membership Director for the Greater Shelby Chamber and Meagan Mims with the Shelby County Reporter, participated in the recent Birmingham Business Journal’s Business Growth Expo.

Thank you to Columbiana Mayor Allan Lowe for providing an update on the city at the recent Columbiana City Focus held at the Old Shelby County Courthouse.

Thank you to St. Vincent’s Health System for co-sponsoring the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon.

Thank you to AT&T Advertising Solutions for co-sponsoring the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon.

Thank you to America’s First Federal Credit Union for co-sponsoring the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon.


Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Selwood Farm. We appreciate the following members for their sponsorships:

1st Place Shooter Larry Kirkpatrick, Buffalo Rock

Title Sponsors: ALAGASCO and Regions Financial Breakfast Sponsors: Ekklesia Coffee House and Sirote & Permutt, PC

1st Place Team Buffalo Rock

2nd Place Team ALAGASCO 2nd Place Shooter Joe Hill, Buffalo Rock

Drink Sponsor: Buffalo Rock Sponsor of all Contests: Mr. Bugg’s Pest Control, Inc. Luncheon Sponsor: Texas Roadhouse Pelham Our tournament wouldn’t have been a success without your support!

3rd Place Team Regions Financial

Contest Sponsor Susan Taylor, Mr. Bugg’s Pest Control

Cotton Drop Contest Winner Philip Webb, Regions Financial

Congratulations to the 2011 Safety Award Recipients


Alabaster Fire Shaun Barr, Firefighter (r), with Lieutenant Jim Golden

Alabaster Police Paul Johnson, Detective Corporal (l), award accepted by wife, Stephanie Johnson with Lieutenant Mike Jones

Calera Police Matthew Staggs (l), Officer, and Clayton Smith (r), Officer with Chief Sean Lemley

Calera Fire Barkely Johnstone, Lieutenant (r), with Chief Sean Kendrick

Chelsea Citizens Observer Patrol Matt Mellen (l), Volunteer with Deputy Director John McMunn

Chelsea Fire Marty Land (l), Firefighter with Chief Wayne Shirley

Helena Fire Daniel Mills (l), Firefighter/Paramedic, with Captain Bryan Ryder

Helena Police Philip Richards (l), Officer, and Bak, K-9, with Captain Ivey Penhale

North Shelby Fire & EMS District Patrick Coleman (r), Firefighter/Paramedic, with Chief Michael O’Connor

Pelham Fire Matthew Maples (c), Fire/Medic, with Battalion Chief David McCurry (l) and Chief Danny Ray

Pelham Police Richard Strickland (l), Detective, with Chief Tommy Thomas

Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Kevin Hand (r), Deputy Sheriff, with Sheriff Chris Curry

Nominations being accepted to serve on the Board of Directors The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations to serve on the board of directors. Board members serve three-year terms and must be a Greater Shelby Chamber member in good standing. If you have any questions or need more details contact Jennifer Whisenant, President/CEO of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce via email at or call 663-4542.

Ambassador Program Accepting Applications The purpose of the Ambassador Program is to extend the warmth and hospitality of the Chamber to members and guests while facilitating networking at Chamber functions. Ambassadors serve as an extension of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce by attending Chamber events in which they act as greeters, points of contacts for information, and promoters of networking among event attendees. To become an Ambassador: * You must be a Chamber member in good standing * You must have the willingness to commit time to attend Chamber functions ensuring all attendees feel welcome and at ease. If you are interested in becoming part of this program please contact April Stone, Director of Member Relations at 663-4542 or email her at

Attention: The Greater Shelby County Education Foundation is seeking grant opportunities. If your company or organization offers grants for various education initiatives, such as workforce development, please contact us with the information. Call Heather Stripling at (205) 663-4542 or by email and include the application process information. Thank you for helping us further promote education throughout Shelby County!

Upcoming Events

Find more details of what you can expect about any event listed by visiting the Greater Shelby County Chamber’s website at: Register for events online at, call the RSVP Line 663-8923, or the Chamber 663-4542. CANCELLATION POLICY REMINDER: If a reservation is made for the luncheon and you are unable to attend, you will be charged for the luncheon unless a cancellation request is made at least TWO business days prior to the event.


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2 p.m. - 5 p.m. ~ Chamber Holiday Tea Greater Shelby Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr. No RSVP required. No cost.

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. ~ Chamber Works Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, December 12th. No cost.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ~ Social 280 Hampton Inn & Suites Eagle Point, 6220 Farley Court No RSVP required. No cost

Contact Us Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124 (205) 663-4542 Fax: (205) 663-4524

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