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SOUTH SHELBY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

KALEIDOSCOPE Columbiana • Chelsea • Harpersville • Westover Wilsonville • Vincent and the South Shelby County Region

July 2012

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Inside this Edition • Board of Directors’ & Ambassadors • Scholarships & Golf Tournament Photos • Things to Do & See in Shelby County • Snap Shots •Next Monthly Chamber Luncheon •New & Renewing Chamber Members Listing •Chamber Events

Visit Shelby County’s Museum Trail at www.shelbycountymuseums.com Call the Chamber Office at 205-669-9075 for more information on these events or visit our website at www.southshelbychamber.com for complete calendar information.

2012 Corporate Sponsors


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BOARD MEMBERS

President Donna Smelcer Shelby Baptist Medical Center

1st Vice President Faye McGuire Frontier Bank

Secretary/Treasurer 2nd Vice President Dr. Benjamin W. Smith, III Kevin Morris Smith Chiropractic M&F Bank

Linda Wren, AT&T

Framing and Gifts

Dr. Ben Smith, Smith Chiropractic

Evan Major, Former Superintendent of Education

Tim Prince, Shelby County Reporter

Jon Lauderdale, Alagasco

Parish Argo, First United Robert Jackson Bridges, Historic Security Bank Shelby Association 2010-2012 Miranda Carter, Johnny Rays Faye McGuire, Frontier Bank Mary Strehle, Victory GMC Kevin Morris, M&F Bank Chris Cano, Alabama Power Wayne Johnsey, Piggly Wiggly Company Donna Smelcer, Shelby Baptist Mayor Earl Niven, Becky Medical Center Landers, Chelsea Richard Cook, Busy Hands

Past President & Advisor Billy Jones Bryant Bank

Executive Director Stacy Walkup

Mayor Allan Lowe, Gina Antolini, Columbiana Mayor Theoangelo Perkins, Jackie Ingram Harpersville Della Pender, MT Laurel Mayor Ray McAllister, Joy Marler, Vincent Mayor Rosemary Liveoak, Kay Ray, Wilsonville Mayor Mark McLaughlin, Wayne Jones, Westover Office Team, Ben Corbitt and RSVP Volunteers

2012 ambassaDOrs PhOTO OF 2ND QUarTerlY meeTING The 2012 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce ambassadors pictured are L-R: Mike Cooley, Donald Shirley, Dale Neuendorf (Chelsea COP’s); Andrea Lewis/Make You New; Bobby Joe Seales/Shelby County Museum and Archives; Keith Mire/Candlewood Suites, Mary Strehle/Victory GMC; Vicki Everett/ Juice Plus; Carla Watkins/Shop South Shelby; Cindy Salser/280 Auto Service LLC; Suzie Smart/Victory GMC; Gerie Kelley; Retired DHR Manager, Freda York/Realty South.


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2012 Music & Fireworks Schedule-Harpersville Harpersville | Shelby County 6:00 p.m. Morgan Creek Vinyards. Admission charged. Call 205-669-9075 or Visit www.morgancreekvineyards.com. Celebration featuring fireworks, Live Music by Big Tasties, and more.

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July 4th Independence Day Celebration Montevallo | Shelby County 12 p.m. Noon-Until After Fireworks (9pm). Admission Charged, $5.00 per person. Live Music, Food, Fun and Fireworks at the American Village. Visit with Patrick Henry, Abigail Adams, George Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Dolley Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. For More Information call 205-665-3535 or visit www.americanvillage.org. 3727 Hwy 119 South.

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The Novella Club of Columbiana presents its annual: Antiques, Arts, and Crafts Show Columbiana | Shelby County 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shelby County High School. 101 Washington St., Columbiana-All proceeds go to women and children charities and local schools. Booth space available-Contact Peggy Wood at 669-9073.

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The Big Kaboom Fireworks, 5th Annual Chelsea | Shelby County 6:00 p.m. Chelsea Park Subdivision. Event is free admission. Call 205-669-9075 or Visit www.cityofchelsea.com. Celebration featuring fireworks, entertainment, and more. Entertainment and 9 pm fireworks! Visit our Website at www.southshelbychamber.com for Details on these events! Like us on Facebook at South Shelby Chamber!

Music on Main Columbiana | Shelby County 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Downtown Main Street. Event is free admission. Call 205-669-3331 or Visit www.cityofcolumbiana.com. Celebration featuring Live Music. Bring lawn chairs, eat, shop and enjoy! July 6-None scheduled July 13-Shinbone July 20-Tim Shoemaker & Last Chance July 27-The Vinyls August 3-Back in Time August 17-Austin Foster & Gospel Music August 24-None Scheduled August 31-Randy Glenn

Visit our Website at www.southshelbychamber.com for Details on these events! Like us on Face book at South Shelby Chamber!


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Bill Brasher and Ben Corbitt working at the Chamber office.

Dales Beauty Shop Celebrates New Location

Congratulations to our 2012 Johnny Lowe Student Scholarship Recipients!

Cahaba Valley Computer Services, John Browning was the Keynote Speaker at the monthly chamber luncheon.

Bolton Funeral Home was the Sponsor of the monthly chamber luncheon.

Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington was an Expo table at the Spotlight on Columbiana.

Alabama 4H Center at the Columbiana Expo.

Alabama 4H Center at the Columbiana Expo.

Golf Tournament photos from our Annual Jeff Falkner Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Bryant Bank, Shelby County Reporter and Texas Road House benefitting Student Scholarships.

Golf Tournament photos from our Annual Jeff Falkner Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Bryant Bank, Shelby County Reporter and Texas Road House benefitting Student Scholarships.


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July 12, 2012

Annual Summer Chamber Picnic Honorign Public Safety Officials Topic: Location:

Disaster Preparedness for your Business Shelby County Exhibition Center 86 Argo Road (Kelley Lane) Columbiana, Al 35051. Keynote Speaker: Eric Greene, ServPro of Birmingham, Director of Marketing Honoring: Public Safety Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, Firefighters, Police, Rescue, COPS Program, EMA and all Public Saftety Officials Lunch Hosted by: Texas Roadhouse Music presented by: CGS Events Please RSVP: 205-669-9075

Join us in Honoring our Military and Public Safety Officials as our Special Guests. First Annual Weather & Safety Expo 2012 *How to Prepare for and Respond to Inclement Weather & Damage that may result from it. Learn about Weather Safety, Guest Speaker Lineup, Free Admission, Weather Alert Providers, Various Vendors to help prepare the public. Free Admission. Title Sponsors include ServPro of Birmingham, City of Columbiana, Rux Carter Insurance Agency, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce.

A Salute to Public Safety The South Shelby Chamber of Commerce pays tribute to public safety personnel at its annual Public Safety Appreciation Picnic. A highlight of the picnic is the appreciation and recognition of the annual Public Safety Officials from our County. This year’s picnic will kick off the First annual Safety and Weather Expo. This countywide effort gives the entire community an opportunity to say “thank you” to public safety personnel who protect citizens of our municipalities and our county each day.


7 New chamber members Vision Financial Group R. Heath Morris, CFP 4505 Pine Tree Circle, Ste 101, Birmingham, AL 35243 205-970-4909 http://www.vision-financialgroup.com

APCO Employees Credit Union (Coming Soon to Chelsea) Caitlin Brothers 750 17th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 205-226-6896 http://www.apcocu.org Starnes Publishing/280 Living Dan Starnes, 205-370-0732 Birmingham, Alabama 35209 Union Missionary Baptist Church Dora Montgomery, Assistant Pastor 1910 Highway 47 South, Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-9810

Our Commitment At Vision Financial Group, Inc., we look forward to helping individuals and families first visualize - and then realize - a more secure financial future. We do it through a personalized partnership, assuming the role of a trusted financial coach. Together we forge relationships based on values - helping our clients discover what’s important about money to them, and then encouraging them to strive to achieve their financial goals. We help individuals and families design a financial road map that cannot only help them get to where they need to go, but Also prepare for whatever bumps and detours life can throw their way. The bottom line is this: We’ll offer financial guidance you can trust, and we’ll teach you how to make smart money decisions. Together, we can help you realize a more secure future for you and yours. And we do it all with a teamwork approach to your business. By having two of our financial expert’s familiar with your needs and goals, you are assured of continuity in a world of business changes. What’s more our teamwork approach makes us very accessible when you have a question or concern. We’ll be there when you need us. Mission Statement “Making the Financial Difference for MEMBERS.” Vision Statement “APCO Employees Credit Union is dedicated to providing convenient, professional, and quality financial services with a competitive price advantage, while ensuring institutional safety, soundness and security for Members.”

280 Living is the neighborly news source for the communities along the Highway 280 corridor in Birmingham, Alabama. We welcome contributions from our readers and community members.

Union Missionary Baptist Church joined the Chamber in June 2012. The Church is located on Hwy 47 South in the community of Shelby Alabama. Mrs. Dora Montgomery is the Assistant Pastor. The Church has many wonderful programs according to Dora but she specifically talked about the Global Go Girl Alabama ministry. Their mission is “Handling Abuse God’s Way”. For More information about the services and missions please contact the church at 205-669-9810 or you may reach Dora Montgomery at 205669-9536.

chamber member Renewals Photography, Medical Clinics, Business meeting space, Wildlife Education, Hospice Services, Construction, Education & Consulting, Dental Services, Community Churches and so many more new members joining the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce to network, promote and be a part of the local communities through the chamber of commerce. Are these your neighbors, reach out to them and explore what they are all about, you will truly be amazed!

Farmers Insurance Group Joseph Buff Birmingham, AL 35242 205-701-4924 Office 205-266-4931 Cell

Berney Office Solutions Ben Blankenship Birmingham, AL 35244 866-633-9991

Architectural Stone Imports, Inc. Dorothy DeLoach Sherry Giordano Chelsea, AL 35043 205-678-0538

Wilsonville Civitans Wilsonville, AL 35186 205-669-4904

Central Alabama Fabricators, Inc.

Alagasco

Edward Jones

Columbiana Properties, LTD

White Rock Quarry

Adaptive Aquatics

Distinctive Web Design

Jon Chrisda Travel

Davis Drugs

Stevens Wack N Sack

Chelsea Family Dentistry

Edwin & Sarah Atchison Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-6120 William Rasco Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-6009 Susan Carman Chelsea, AL 35043 205-314-5745

Karen & Barry & Steven Gladstone Maylene, AL 35114 205-621-8531

Jon Lauderdale Pelham, AL 35124 205-716-2884 Kathy Copeland Vincent, AL 35078 205-505-9225

Dinah Davis Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-6746 L. Michelle Jones, DMD Chelsea, AL 35043 205-678-2096

Jesse A. Scroggins, Financial Advisor Birmingham, AL 35242 205-437-2866 Joe Ray Wilsonville, AL 35186 205-807-7519 Jimmy Davis/Jim Davis Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-6713


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8 UPcOmING chamber eVeNTs Upcoming July Chamber Events: July 12

Thursday-Public Safety Appreciation Annual Picnic — 11:30am1pm. Sponsored by Shelby Baptist Medical Center Safety and Weather Expo: Open to the Public 1:00-8:00pm. Shelby County Exhibition Center (86 Argo Road (Kelley Lane Columbiana, Al 35051). • Chamber Members and Community Leaders Express Appreciation to our Public Safety Officials at the Picnic • Learn how to stay prepared and safe before, during and after inclement weather in your community at the Safety and Weather Expo, OPEN to the PUBLIC EVENT!

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Tuesday-3rd Quarterly Ambassador Meeting — 11am-12pm At the Home of Mr. Evan and Linda Major (213 Mildred Street, Columbiana, Alabama) Ambassadors please RSVP to 205-669-9075. • Volunteer for Upcoming Events and Connect with New Members!

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Tuesday-New Member Orientation — 9am-10pm At the Wilsonville Town Hall (9905 North Main Street Wilsonville, AL 35186) *Learn how the Chamber can benefit your business!

Check out our chamber photographs on our website at southshelbychamber.com

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