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Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Community

C o m m e rc e

Collaboration

June 2013

SERVING:Alabaster Columbiana Wilton

Chelsea

Wilsonville Montevallo Indian Springs Vincent Pelham Harpersville Calera

Helena

Hoover Westover

Shelby County

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce • 1301 County Services Drive • Pelham, AL 35124 • 205-663-4542 • info@shelbychamber.org


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Welcome New Members

BB&T Bank/Meadowbrook

Horace Jackson, II

4705 Meadowbrook Rd

Birmingham

Financial Instituion

Chaundra Davis

Chaundra Davis

P.O. Box 55181

Pelham

Marketing

Cornerstone Christian School

Jay Adams

24975 Highway 25

Columbiana

Education/School

Customwork Construction Solutions, LLC

Mary Perko

250 Commerce Pkwy

Pelham

Construction

Fusion One Marketing

Glyna Humm

261 Woodbury Dr

Sterrett

Marketing

Gifted-Handmade Gifts & More

Paige Burnett & MaryLou Kunka

2643 Pelham Pkwy

Pelham

Retail/Specialty

H. Keith Miller DMD, PC

Anna Cain

2200 Valleydale Rd Ste 110

Hoover

Dental

Joanne Fogle Art

Joanne Fogle

1857 Massey Rd

Alabaster

Art & Painting Classes

K&J’s Elegant Pastries

Kristal Bryant

1614 Kent Dairy Rd #206

Alabaster

Bakery

Legacy Community Federal Credit Union

Jolyn Berry

810 Colonial Promenade Pkwy

Alabaster

Financial Instituion

Modern Woodmen of America

Sam Price

4285 Hathaway Ln

Mount Olive

Financial Instituion

Motivated Movers

Brian Stiffler

1007 Commerce Blvd

Pelham

Moving Company

Mutual of Omaha

Thomas Davis

1920 Valleydale Rd Ste 115

Pelham

Insurance/Financial

Partners Healthcare Group of Alabama, LLC Rob Radics

3525 Piedmont Rd NE Ste 8-515 Atlanta

Home Health Care

Precision Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, PC Marty Lovvorn

104 Owens Pkwy Ste A

Birmingham

Chiropractic Care

Royal Restoration

Jason Richardson

P.O. Box 492

Helena

Fire & Water Restoration

The Bead Biz

Lora Lunsford

3745 Helena Rd Ste 100

Helena

Jewelry & Gifts

Yellow Bicycle Catering

Cathy Averette

195 Vulcan Rd

Homewood

Catering Services

To find out more about any member listed — or other Chamber members — please visit our online Business Directory at www.shelbychamber.org.


Greater Shelby Chamber Board of Directors David Nolen M&F Bank 2013 Chair Bill Keller Regions Financial Corporation 2013 Chair-elect Terri Williams AT&T - Alabama Immediate Past Chair Phillip Heard Alabama Gas Corporation Vice Chair, Business Development Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Inc. Vice Chair, Communications April Weaver Shelby Baptist Medical Center Vice Chair, Community & Workforce Development Keith Barfield Barfield Murphy, Shank & Smith, PC Vice Chair, Finance & Administration John D. Browning Cahaba Valley Computer Services, LLC Vice Chair, Membership & Marketing Vivian Johnson Sam’s Club Hoover Lisa McMahon Warren Averett, LLC Paul Rogers Aliant Bank Joe Sullivan Sullivan Communications, Inc Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College Tim Bowen Alabama Power Company David Platt Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Charlie Stevens Thompson Tractor, Inc. Linda Cencula Alabama Telco Credit Union Gregg Maercker First Commercial Bank James E. “Jim” Purvis A.C. Legg, Inc. Tim Benefield Buffalo Rock

Ambassador of the Month

Bruce Koppenhoefer

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Congratulations to our Ambassador of the Month, Bruce Koppenhoefer, Renaissance Enterprises. With a 40-year career that evolved from equipment engineer to product manager to marketing manager and now communications director, Bruce provides marketing communications services through his sole proprietorship, Renaissance Enterprises. In this capacity, he provides his clients with a single source for all their marketing communications needs, whether it be development of presentations or sales literature, newsletter implementation, ad design, or business writing. In addition to his volunteer activities as a Chamber Ambassador, Bruce also serves on the Board of the Arc of Shelby County and heads up Invent Alabama, an inventor support group. He and his wife have been married for 35 years and are full-time care givers for their special needs son who lives with them. For more information about the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program and how you can become involved contact Aubri McClendon at 663-4542 or aubri@shelbychamber.org.

Go & Grow Workshop - Finding and Keeping Great Talent We all know you’re only as good as the people you have on your team. So “Finding & Keeping Great Talent” is the most important skill a manager can develop. The workshop, facilitated by Michael Smith, TheGREAT theGOODandtheGONE, will help you grow your ability to attract the GREAT and keep them on your team. You’ll learn how to: • build a selection process • initiation process • create team bonding • set the right expectations for performance before you bring people on the payroll. The Go & Grow workshop will be held from 7:45AM until 1:30PM at the Greater

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on June 18. Investment includes lunch, refreshments, workbook & action plan. Individual coaching available for participants’ implementation plan after workshop. Investment is $50 for members, $75 for future members. Contact the Chamber: info@shelbychamber.org, call 663-4542 or register online at shelbychamber.org.


4 June Membership Luncheon ~ Workforce Development Join us as the Chamber welcomes Dr. Philip Cleveland, State Director of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development, Alabama State Department of Education. Dr. Cleveland started this position in June 2012 which includes an expanded role in working with the Work Force and Economic Development Councils. Dr. Cleveland’s past

experiences include serving as a teacher, Career Technical Education Director, Principal,

and interim community college President. He will share current trends in education.

The membership luncheon, sponsored by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union, will be held from 11:00AM until 1:00AM at the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. Investment for members is $17 and future members $25. Reservations are requested by noon, Monday, June 24.

Health Focus of the Month: Men’s Health - Why Do Men Skip Health Tests? It’s a fact that women are quicker to see a doctor when they develop symptoms. In contrast, men are more likely to ignore symptoms and hope they go away. Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. According to an American Academy of Family Physicians survey: • 36% of men only see a doctor when they are extremely sick, • 55% percent of men did not have a routine physical in the last year, • Almost one in five, age 55 or older, had not been screened for colon cancer. Not seeing a doctor regularly means you lose out on important health

screenings or early diagnosis. You can feel fine and still have conditions that require treatment like high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Early detection and treatment of cholesterol and blood pressure problems can prevent a heart attack or stroke. Men may also miss out on preventative care. Early detection is the key to fighting many illnesses and diseases. Getting the right test at the right time can increase chances of treatment success and survival. Ask your doctor about what is right for you. Suggested Checkups and Tests for Men Screening tests can help men stay healthy. Find out which

tests you need based on age, health and risks for other health problems. This checklist is meant only as a general guideline. The tests and screenings you need depend on your individual risks, medical and genetic histories, and age. Talk with your doctor to know what you need to do to keep up your health. Your doctor can also tell you how often you should have these tests and screenings. Many doctors follow the guidelines put forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is the nation’s leading source of recommendations and guidelines for screening tests. Doctors also follow other recommendations, like those made by the American Cancer Society or other professional organizations. • Regular checkups • Blood pressure • Testicular exams • Aortic aneurysm • Cholesterol • Diabetes testing testing • Obesity • Prostate cancer • Dental checkups screening • Eye exams • Colon cancer • Skin exams exams Cindy McCain, R.N. Wellness Coordinator, S.S. Nesbitt / Chamber’s Health Services Work Group


5 Greater Shelby Chamber Salutes Industry The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Industry Appreciation Reception on May 2 at Timberline Country Club. With approximately 40 business and community leaders on hand, the Chamber and the Shelby County Economic & Industrial Development Authority (SCEIDA) expressed their appreciation to local industry for their investment in Shelby County. The reception, sponsored by Regions, featured remarks from David Nolen, 2013 Chamber Chair, James Dedes, Executive Director of SCEIDA and Ms. April Gray, Project Manager with the Alabama Department of Commerce. “This event relates directly back to our Business Support and Development component of ShelbyOne -- the Chamber’s new five-year Strategic Plan,” Chamber President

Front Row: Bill Keller, Regions City President Shelby County, Columbiana Mayor Stancil Handley, Rosemarie Chambless, Regions Relationship Manager, Jason B. Long, Regions Relationship Manager. Back row: David Nolen, M&F Bank, Chamber Chair, John J. Collier, Regions Relationship Manager

& CEO Kirk Mancer commented. “Expressing our appreciation for the investment these businesses make in Shelby County is an important first step. And, make no mistake, these businesses do invest in our communities here in Shelby County - through their employment and training of our citizens, through their volunteer involvement

and through their financial stake in our area’s growth - not least of which is the tax base they generate,” Mancer continued. Future outreach efforts will also include the Chamber partnering with SCEIDA on visits to Shelby County industry to make sure any challenges or opportunities they might be facing are heard. “Shelby County has a lot to offer businesses

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and industry — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pursued and courted by other counties, other states — even other countries. We need to make sure we’re talking with them on a regular basis regarding their future employment needs, training efforts and more so they’re equipped to grow and prosper right here in Shelby County,” Mancer concluded. The Chamber plans on holding its Industry Appreciation event annually to enhance partnership opportunities between industry and community leaders that focus on the value of working together to ensure quality employment, retain existing businesses and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Shelby County.

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 1301County Services Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124 Phone: (205) 663-4542 Fax: (205) 663-4524 RSVP Line: (205) 663-8923 info@shelbychamber.org | www.shelbychamber.org


6 Greater Shelby Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities Is Your Company Seeking Promotional Opportunities? Consider a Chamber Sponsorship! The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has numerous sponsorship opportunities to create visibility and promote your organization. Each sponsorship offers your organization exposure in all of the Chamber’s communications mediums: Business Connections, (monthly newsletter distribution 16,000+ via the Shelby County Reporter), website, fliers, PowerPoint at the luncheon, and social media. There are sponsorships to meet every budget. A few of the 2013 sponsorships are: • Monthly Membership Luncheons • Business After Hours - Quarterly • Membership Receptions - Quarterly • Seminars/ Workshops - Monthy and additonal throughout 2013 • Special events - Various events throughout 2013

• Golf Fore! Education Classic — Multiple sponsorships available at tournament • Sporting Clay Shoot - Multiple sponsorships available at tournament

To learn more details about any sponsorship listed or other sponsorship considerations, contact the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 663-4542.

Interested in advertising in Business Connections? Who’s Who of Shelby County Businesses Quarterly Membership Directory Slated for July! The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will begin publishing a complimentary quarterly membership directory entitled “Who’s Who of Shelby County Businesses” beginning July 10! The publication will be inserted in the Shelby County Reporter with a readership of more than 16,000. We encourage you to visit your online business listing today to ensure

your information is displaying how you would like it to appear in the quarterly directory. You may use your member login and password to make any updates needed or call the Greater Shelby County Chamber office at 663-4542. All edits and updates will need to be made by Tuesday, June 25th to be included in the publication.

Email the Shelby County Reporter marketing department at advertise@ shelbycountyreporter. com for exclusive member pricing.


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Congratulations on the grand opening of the Gardens of Pelham! The Gardens of Pelham is an assisted living and dementia care community designed to help residents maintain as much independence as possible, while offering comfortable living accommodations and assistance from a friendly staff.

Sam’s Club, Hoover recently celebrated its re-grand opening. At the event, Sam’s Club demonstrated their commitment to being an excellent corporate citizen by presenting Community Grants to multiple organizations. The Greater Shelby Chamber plans to use the funds towards education and workforce development. THANK YOU Sam’s Club!

Thanks to Dr. Mickey Bunn’s “Special Topics” class at the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business for their research on the Chamber’s programs and activities.

Attendees of the recent membership luncheon enjoyed the presentation on “Stress And It’s Affect on You” by Dr. James Colvard, Brookwood Primary Care - Oak Mountain. He educated attendees on what are good and bad stressors, how to recognize the signs of stress, and used humor to make important key points.

The UPS Store in Pelham held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its move to expanded facilities! Congratulations to The UPS Store for expanding in size and services for its customers!


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Upcoming Events

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June

2013

Ambassadors Work Group 11:30 A.M. - Greater Shelby Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham

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

Small Business Work Group 4:00 P.M. - Greater Shelby Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham Education Work Group 8:30 A.M. - Shelby County Instructional Services Center, 601 First Street South, Alabaster Existing Business & Industry Work Group 9:00 A.M. - Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc., 3535 Grandview Parkway, Suite 500, Birmingham Health Services Work Group 8:30 A.M. - Cardiovascular Associates, 3890 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham Go & Grow Workshop “Finding & Keeping Great Talent” 7:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. - Presented by Michael T. Smith, The GREAT, the GOOD, and The GONE Greater Shelby Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham RSVP required by Friday, June 14. Investment, Members $50, future-members $75. Membership Luncheon Workforce Development 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. - Sponsored by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union Presenter: Dr. Philip Cleveland, Director, Alabama State Department of Education Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Rd., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, June 24. Investment: Members $17, future-members $25. Showcase Feature: Educational entities. Governmental Affairs Work Group 9:00 A.M. - Greater Shelby Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham

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