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

JUNE 2011

Chamber Upcoming Events June 3 June 14 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 21 June 24/25 June 26

Town House Tea Shoppe and Tea Party Castle Ribbon Cutting at 10AM Flag Day at the American Village – Starts at 10AM (Admission Charged) Coffee with the Mayor with Mayor Allan Lowe in Columbiana at 8AM Location: Old Court House Shelby County High School Reunion – Music on Main Street in Columbiana Morgan Creek Vineyards - Music and Fireworks in the Vineyards @ 6pm Admission Charged Chamber Networking Mixer at Town House Tea Shoppe and Tea Party Castle 5-6pm Liberty Day Celebration in Columbiana Wilsonville God and Country Celebration

Friday Nights in June – Music on Main – Main Street in Columbiana Saturday’s in June – Mt. Laurel Farmers Market

Call the Chamber office at 205.669.9075 for more information on these events. 2011 Corporate Sponsors

New chamber members Marc-1 Express Car Wash Jennifer Hendricks 205.520.6032 Pelham, AL Coming soon to Chelsea: Marc1 Express Car Wash - Shelby County’s Top Carwash. Locations in Hoover, Pelham, and Prattville. Marc-1 Express Car Wash is open 7 days a week rain or shine. Marc-1 Express Car Wash offers an advanced wash process that is affordable, safe, and a fast way to preserve your cars appearance. Free self-serve vacuums are included with every wash! The Cat’s Meow Family Consignment Kimberly Valentine-Pierotti 205.903.9805 Chelsea, AL The Cat’s Meow is focused on providing high-quality, name brand clothing, shoes and accessories for the whole family. We are committed to providing customers with a pleasant shopping experience and will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Our consignors are our customers, too! We guarantee that you will be happy working with us as we offer a very straight forward consignment process. We are now taking Spring and Summer items, so please contact us to make an appointment at 205.903.9805. Groomingdales Pet Salon Lea Ann Reid Chelsea, AL 205.678.8779

The owner, Lea Ann Reid, moved to Birmingham last summer after selling her Florida based grooming and boarding business. Reid completed grooming school at the Florida Academy of Pet Grooming and annually attends continuing education lectures and show to keep up with the growing industry and its standards. Groomingdales is a stress free, safe and loving pet spa meeting any and all of your best “furry” friends pampering needs. They also carry all natural pet foods, treats, toys and more. Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are also welcome.

about our liquid nutritionals, weight management, and skin care products. Also, visit my website to learn more about the Zija business opportunity.

Tiffany’s Salon Tiffany Moriarty 205.678.3200 Chelsea, AL Tiffany’s Salon is a full service salon offering hair services, color , cuts and facial waxing. She has been in business for three years now and her customers always tell them the salon is clean, friendly and has such a great atmosphere. Located in the Old 280 Business Plaza, stop in and make your appointment today.

Lemak Sports Medicine Jenna Beach, Marketing and PR Specialist Birmingham, AL Our practice has an exceptional group of specialized orthopedic surgeons and physicians who provide personalized health care for our patients. As a leader in the sports medicine and orthopedics field, our focus is redefining health and wellness for athletes, active professionals and youth. At Lemak Sports we have an orthopedic physician to fit your every need…from hand surgeons, foot and ankle surgeons, spine surgeons, sports medicine physicians to occupational medicine physicians. The focus for Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics is redefining health and wellness for athletes, active professionals and youth .

Zija-Drink Life In Bernard and Agnes W. Glenn 256.404.6415 Sylacauga, AL Zija was founded by an innovative team with decades of proven success. Their combination of vision, industry experience, and product focus is positioning Zija to lead their category with the world’s most respected Moringa products. Visit www. to learn more

Cates Milk Hauling Jae Cates Columbiana, AL 205.669.6404 Operating out of Columbiana, Cates Milk Hauling is locally owned and operated for the last 4 generations – over 50 years. Cates Milk Hauling provides specialized hauling of milk, other liquid foods, and freight.

American Hospice Ashleigh Finn Sylacauga, AL

American Hospice of Sylacauga is locally owned and operated in Sylacauga. American Hospice is a kind of care that focuses on pain control and comfort for patients with life limiting conditions. We believe that quality of life is as important as length of life. We treat the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, families and care givers. We have all RNs with 30 plus years’ experience combined. We also have 24/7 on call nurse realty to answer in moments of medical question or crisis with a fast response time. American Hospice makes no distinctions as to age, race, religion, sex, nationality, handicap, or ability to pay. Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington Columbiana, AL 205.669669.8767 The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain, glassware, silver, jewelry, busts and more. Martha Washington’s prayer book printed in New York in 1783, an original 1787 Samuel Vaughn sketch of Mt. Vernon grounds, writing instruments and tools from George Washington’ s survey case and an original tintype depicting Robert E. Lee in his uniform for the last time are just a few collection highlights. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Call today to schedule a tour!

chamber member Renewals Information Technology Services Steve Collins 205-332-9895 Sam’s Club Vivian Johnson 205-982-0596 Donald Real Estate And Ins. Co. Inc. Donald Robinson 205-669-9010 Servpro David Wilson

205-678-2224 http://www.serveproofbirmingham. com Lloyd’s Restaurant Eli Stevens 205-991-5530 Hampton Inn Brad Robison 205-668-6565 Chevron Food Mart T.C. Ellis 205-669-5507

Weldon Enterprises LLC Dba Smith’s Associated Foods Phil Weldon 205-672-7458 Mohawk Floorz Randy Long and Mark Forester 205-678-6577 Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging Debbie Battles 205.670.5770

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leTTer FrOm DIrecTOr South Shelby Chamber of Commerce business leaders take the lead after devastating storms strike Alabama. It is amazing to see how the business and community leaders in our area volunteer their time, money and resources to help others in need after the many tragically hit areas in our great state. Stacy Walkup We have seen so many of our Executive Director members take action and contribute to the cause to helping others in need! At the chamber office we took great pride in helping organize volunteers, donations and communications for relief efforts. Our community as a region and state are one when it comes to our overall needs and well being and it is important to help our friends and neighbors just as we would want to be helped.


President Brenda Frias Alabama Power

1st Vice President Donna Smelcer Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Tornado Relief Truck at the Chelsea Wal-Mart. Pictured in donation efforts is Jeremy Carter/Johnny Rays, Miranda Carte/Johnny Rays, Mike Echols/Advantage StafďŹ ng and Jay Franks/Technology on Demand

It is with great pride and humility that we thank our business and community leaders for all the good works you are doing not only locally everyday but in helping communities affected by the storms rebuild for a better today and tomorrow!

2nd Vice President Faye McGuire Frontier Bank

Richard Cook Busy Hands Framing and Gifts

Matthew Allen Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

Evan Major Shelby County Schools (Ret.)

City Government

Linda Wren AT&T

Mayor Earl Niven, Becky Landers Chelsea

Dr. Ben Smith Smith Chiropractic Billy Ray Jones Bryant Bank

Mayor Theoangelo Perkins Jackie Ingram Harpersville

John Browning Cahaba Valley Computer Services, LLC

Della Pender MT Laurel

Jon Lauderdale Alagasco

Mayor Ray McCallister Joy Marler Vincent

Kevin Morris M&F Bank

Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Morris M&F Bank

Past President Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Imc.

Executive Director Stacy Walkup

Mayor Mark McLaughlin Wayne Jones Westover

Mayor Allan Lowe Gina Antonlini Columbiana

Robert Jackson Bridges Historic Shelby Association

Edwin Brasher First United Security Bank

3rd Vice President Andrew Brown Brown Lumber & Building Supply

Mayor Rosemary Liveoak Kay Ray Wilsonville

Office Team: Front L-R Helen Dean, Stacy Walkup, Executive Director, Ben Corbitt and Ellen Brechin

4 lUNcheON reFlecTIONs May Luncheon On May 6, 2011 the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce met with a wonderful and informative program featuring the Counties website and its many opportunities for businesses and citizens by Phil Burns, Chief Information Officer for Shelby County. Not only did Mr. Burns educate the luncheon attendees on www., but also and Chamber President Brenda Frias welcomed everyone and introduced Shirley Middleton and Chief David Latimer of the Town of Harpersville. Col Glenn Nivens made announcements for the Blue Star Salute Foundation upcoming events.

Left to Right: Mary Hedrick, Phil Burns, Stacy Walkup, Helen Dean

The chamber welcomed the businesses from Harpersville such as L’s Treasures, Perk’s BBQ, Blue Star Salute, Ruby Slippers, Waffle House, and the City of Harpersville. We welcomed new members Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Cates Milk Hauling, The Cat’s Meow Family Consignment Shop, Juice Plus+-Vicki Everett, Zija-Agnes Glenn, American Hospice, Tiffany’s Salon, Formaggio’s Italian Bistro, and Groomingdales Pet Salon. Shelby County RSVP program volunteers, organized by director Marvin Copes, set-up our luncheon and helped serve food. Special thanks from the Chamber Office Staff to Marvin Copes and the Shelby County RSVP Volunteers for all you do for us each month in helping us have a successful luncheon!

Blue Star Salute Foundation at the May Chamber Luncheon.

5 membershIP TIPs Introducing newly redesigned website! The website,, now features videos, easy access to social networking site, complete member listing, and calendar of events among other items. What does our newly designed website offer your business? -Up to date listing of member businesses. Easy to access listing sorted both by category and alphabetically. Use this website feature to shop local and support fellow chamber members.

Helen Dean Program & Communcations

-Calendar of events. Use this website page to make a connection in the chamber. The chamber holds many networking and educational events. Attend one of our many events to connect with your peers and others. -Twitter and Facebook feed. Use this to keep current with events and happenings at the Chamber office. -Area Quick Links and Resources – a quick resource to: maps, schools, tourism links, elected officials and Shelby County links as well as important phone numbers.

-Interactive Link – Under the link ‘Contact Us’, you can let us know of any news from your business. Let the Chamber know if your business is having a sale, holding an event, or you are looking to hire. Our goal is promote community and member business events on our Chamber website and our shop local announcements of Facebook.

lIberTY DaY 2011 26th Annual Liberty Day Celebration: The 26th annual Liberty Day Celebration presented by M & F Bank event begins on Friday night, June 24th and continues on Saturday, June 25th. Bring a chair or blanket and your family and join us on Main Street in Columbiana for Friday Night Live-Music on Main. Saturday morning begins the day long festivities (food, arts and crafts vendors, music, children’s activities, and a parade). Saturday night

at the stadium, bring your chairs and blankets and end the day with an awesome fireworks show! If you are interested in being a food vendor or an arts and crafts vendor, please find the application online at www. If you are interested in being in the parade, please contact the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce at 205.669.9075.

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Columbiana - June 24-25


Mayor Rosemary Liveoak



Town Hall:

9905 North Main Street Wilsonville, AL 35186 205-669-6180



“wilsonville is known for having friendly

southern hospitality.”

Town Council: Kay Ray City Clerk 669-6180

Calvin Gill 669-6697

Dennis Blackerby 669-6180

Patricia “Pat” Johnson 670-0010

E. Lee McCarty 669-6180

Terry Newman 669-6180

Alan Revis 669-9621

Melissa Rosetta 669-1747


Police: 669-4181 Fire: 911 Water: 669-6180

Welcome to the town of Wilsonville. Located just 35 miles south of Birmingham and 15 minutes from Highway 280 makes it easy to locate. Wilsonville was incorporated in 1879. In the earlier times, the railroad was of great importance; Wilsonville bustled with people and trade. It is now home to more than 1,500 residents with retail businesses and a couple of small manufacturers added in. Wilsonville exhibits a true “hometown” feel with a mixture of young growing families, established families, and retirees. Wilsonville is known for having friendly southern hospitality, close family ties, active organizations, and a religious background. We have a wonderful area for sports and other forms of recreation all year round. Grab your pole and enjoy fishing and easy living along the banks of the Coosa River. Wilsonville is definitely a “Great place to call Home”. We would enjoy having you come and visit us. Call us at 205-669-6180 or visit us online at

ambassaDOr hIGhlIGhTs Ambassador Honorable Mention Chuck and Carla Watkins, New Leaf

July Upcoming Events July


Independence Day Celebration in the Vineyards-Morgan Creek Vineyards Admission Charged

Design, Shop South Shelby and In addition to owning and operating 3 different businesses (New Leaf Design, Shop South Shelby and, Chuck and Carla are very active ambassadors for the Chamber. Chuck and Carla stay busy recruiting new members and can be found at most ribbon cuttings, luncheons and events. Not only do they attend many events with the Chamber, but often lend a helping hand. Chuck and Carla, the South Shelby Chamber Office Team, fellow Ambassador’s and the Board of Directors thank you for all of your hard work on behalf of the Chamber.

July 3

The Big Kaboom Fireworks in Chelsea

July 4

American Village – Food, Fun and Fireworks

July 26

Alabama Cooperative Extension System Home Food Preservation Basics 1 p.m.-4 p.m. or 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

For complete calendar information, visit our website at

Chunky Monkey Fabrics Ribbon Cutting

Tiffany’s Salon Ribbon Cutting

One Stop Screen Printing Ribbon Cutting

Alota Scents Ribbon Cutting

The Cat’s Meow Family Consignment Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Mundy Motors Ribbon Cutting

Ruff and Tuff Outdoors Ribbon Cutting

Groomingdales Pet Salon Ribbon Cutting

South Shelby Mayor’s Association Meeting

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88 UPcOmING chamber lUNcheON Location: Columbiana United Methodist Church

June 2, 2011

200 North Main Street, Columbiana Spotlight on City of Wilsonville/Lay Lake Area

Keynote Speaker: Reggie Holloway, Department Head, Manager of Community Services Yellow Dot Program Presentation: 2011 SSCC Johnny Lowe Academic Scholarships Luncheon Sponsor: Victory GMC Lunch catered by: DJ’s Barbeque Price: $10.00 *Networking begins at 11:30am Please join us in June for the presentation of the 2011 SSCC Johnny Lowe Academic Scholarships to student s of South Shelby County. June’s luncheon will also feature information about the ‘Yellow Dot Program’ of Shelby County. The Chamber luncheon is a great place to network your business, learn more about events and opportunities for your business, visit City of Wilsonville’s expo booths, and enjoy lunch with new and existing business friends. As always, door prizes are welcome!

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