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

March 2012

Inside this Edition

• Meet our New Members • Board of Directors’ & Ambassadors • Participation is Key when planning to Succeed: Shelby County’s Best BBQ & Community Health Fair • Luncheon Reflections & Membership Application • Things to Do & See in Shelby County/ Snapshots • Economic Development • Next Chamber Luncheon Call the Chamber Office at 205-669-9075 for more information on these events or visit our website at for complete calendar information. 2012 Corporate Sponsors

2 New chamber members 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! Food Studio B Sean Butler 16688 Highway 280 Chelsea, Alabama 35043 205-965-3682 HYPERLINK “http://www.foodstudiob. com/Home.html” \t “_blank” http://www. Now located in Chelsea this business offers fresh homemade ingredients that provide fresh menu items from their business to your table, office or event. Café is coming soon but now offering box lunches, take out, catering for events etc… Stop in and welcome this fabulous business to South Shelby County! H&R Block Dennis Dupont 245 Columbiana Square Columbiana, Alabama 205-669-3278 HYPERLINK “” www. When it comes to your tax return, you never

have to settle for less. Located right here in South Shelby County let us help you with your tax returns. Law Office of Mavanee Routt Bear and Samantha Bristow Rush Samantha Rush 106 North Main Street Columbiana, Alabama 35051 205-933-0940 HYPERLINK “” We are a full-service law firm established to meet the many needs of the citizens of the state of Alabama. Our legal services include a wide range of practice areas including divorce, domestic and family law, breach of contract, personal injury, probate and estate matters, wills, Title IX and 1983 Issues, appellate practice and criminal defense.

Mid State Binding & Finishing LLC Jolyn Broadhead Doug Jowers P.O. Box 1753 Columbiana, AL 35051 205-266-5810 This business can do it all! They have been in business for many years. With a location downtown Birmingham and their family living local this business is ready to take care of your businesses marketing, printing and promotional needs. Meet Jolyn at the next chamber luncheon or give them a call today! Price Homes Todd Pearson, Sales Consultant 31870 US Hwy 280 Childersburg, Alabama 35044 256-346-3326New location coming soon for this business! Just over the bridge in Childersburg Price Homes is offer a wonderful array of floor plans that you will be excited to choose from. Todd Pearson is no stranger around South Shelby County. As a local

resident he is ready to help you and your family with your home buying decision. Give Todd a call to set up an appointment or if you would like more information about this business. Robin Construction LLC Michael Griffin P.O. Box 25 Wilsonville, Alabama 205-515-4715 HYPERLINK “http://www.robinconstructionllc. com” We are a steel fabrication company located in Wilsonville, Alabama. The company was started seven years ago and specializes in the light steel fabrication and iron working business we concentrate on today.  We service the metropolitan area surrounding Birmingham, Alabama.  Please see the additional pages for details on our work activities.  Call 205515-4715, or contact us at HYPERLINK “” to schedule a consultation or to order a product.

chamber member Renewals 280 Medical Supply-Chelsea A.C. Legg- Calera Accelerated Physical Therapy-Chelsea ADM and Associates-Chelsea Alabama 4-H Center-Columbiana American Tree Maintenance-Chelsea Anderson Gail Farms-Shelby Anytime Fitness-Chelsea Apostolic Truth Center-Columbiana Blue Springs Manor Bed and Breakfast-Vincent Bo jangle’s Restaurant-Chelsea Bolton Funeral Home-Columbiana Bryant Bank-Columbiana Business Telephone Inc.-Hoover Cates Milk Hauling-Columbiana Chelsea Comprehensive Dentistry Chelsea Orthodontics Chelsea Tire Chevron Food Mart-Columbiana Columbiana Health and Rehabilitation Columbiana United Methodist Church


Comfort Care Home Health-Alabaster Donald Real-estate- Columbiana Dr. Stancil Handley Optometrist-Columbiana Edward Jones-Birmingham First Educators Credit Union First United Security Bank-Columbiana Friends of the Library-Columbiana George Anderson Accountant-Columbiana Gresham Smith and Partners-Birmingham Hampton Inn-Calera Harpersville Church of Christ Harrison Regional Library-Columbiana Honea Family Dentistry-Westover Information Technology Services-Chelsea Johnny Rays BBQ-Chelsea Kellis Vegetation-Columbiana Kings Quality Cars-Chelsea Kiwanis Club-Columbiana L&T Trailer-Wilsonville Lloyds Restaurant-Birmingham Marc 1 Car Wash-Chelsea

Middle Alabama Area on Aging-Calera Mid-State Co-Op-Columbiana Mt. Laurel Dentistry Old Baker Farms-Harpersville One Surplus-Sterrett Paul’s BP-Wilsonville Residence Inn Marriott-Birmingham Rodgers Pest Control-Columbiana Russell Do It Yourself Building-Harpersville Safe House-Pelham ServPro of Birmingham-Westover Shelbiana Veterinarian Clinic-Columbiana Shelby Baptist Medical Center Hospital-Alabaster Shelby County Legislative Delegation Southern Family Health-Columbiana The Arc of Shelby County-Pelham The Tax Lady-Columbiana University of Montevallo Wal-Mart-Chelsea World Class Kennels-Harpersville



2012 eXecUTIVe cOmmITTee


President Donna Smelcer Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Linda Wren, AT&T (retired) Dr. Ben Smith, Smith Chiropractic Matthew Allen, Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

1st Vice President Faye McGuire Frontier Bank

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

Past President & Advisor Billy Jones Bryant Bank

Executive Director Stacy Walkup

Donna Smelcer, Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Mayor Theoangelo Perkins, Jackie Ingram Harpersville

Richard Cook, Busy Hands Framing and Gifts

Della Pender, Mt Laurel

Evan Major, Former Superintendent of Education

Robert Jackson Bridges, Historic Jon Lauderdale, Alagasco Shelby Association

Mayor Ray McAllister, Joy Marler, Vincent Mayor Rosemary Liveoak, Kay Ray, Wilsonville

Miranda Carter, Johnny Rays BBQ

Edwin Brasher, First United Security Bank

Mayor Mark McLaughlin, Wayne Jones, Westover

Mary Strehle, Victory GMC

Mayor Earl Niven, Becky Landers, Chelsea

Stacy Walkup, Executive Director

Wayne Johnsey, Piggly Wiggly

Mayor Allan Lowe, Gina Antolini, Columbiana

Office Team, Ben Corbitt and RSVP Volunteers

2012 ambassaDOrs PhOTO OF 1sT QUarTerlY meeTING The 2012 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce ambassadors pictured are L-R: Keith Mire/Candlewood Suites; Chris Williams/ Servpro of Birmingham; Kelly Ellison/Alliance Accounting; Gerie Kelley/SSCC; Mary Strehle/Victory GMC and Director & Board Member of the Ambassador Program; Cindy Salser/280 Auto Service & Stella & Dot; Carla Watkins/Shop South Shelby; Dale Neuendorf/ Chelsea COP & City of Chelsea Councilman; Donald Shirley/Chelsea COP; Karen Stamps/RSVP Volunteer; Freda York/Realty South; Jolynn Broadhead/MidState Binding; Marvin Copes/RSVP Director of Shelby County; Dr. Ben Smith/SSCC Executive Board Member; Je Anne Smith/Smith Chiropractic; Bobby Joe Seales/Shelby County Museum & Archives; Georgia Lay/280 Medical Supply; Vicki Everett/Juice Plus; Pastor Phillip Rush/Antioch Baptist Church; Bill Brasher/RSVP Volunteer; Chuck Watkins/Newleaf Designs; Andrea Lewis/Make You New; Linda Major(not pictured)and Kelli Foster/Frontier National Bank.

4 sNaPshOTs Highland CleanersChelsea

 Love Struck PhotographyColumbiana

Blue Rain Express Car Wash, LLC-Pelham

5 lUNcheON reFlecTIONs

New member orientation

On February 2, 2012 the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon held its monthly membership luncheon. Donna Smelcer, President of the chamber welcomed everyone and board member Kevin Morris gave our invocation and introduced Dr. C. Dale Elliott our keynote speaker. Dr. C. Dale Elliott is a board certified internal medicine and cardiovascular disease physician who practices at Shelby Baptist Medical Center since the start of their program. Chuck and Carla Watkins of Newleaf Designs shared with the chamber membership the newly designed Shelby County Museum Trail that will feature a

path and listing of local museums full of facts and knowledge waiting for your explorations. We featured our newest members as they displayed their goods and services at the expo prior to the luncheon. These businesses were Make You New, Vincent Baptist Church, Harpersville Medical Clinic/Heart Walk, America’s First Federal Credit Union, Shelby County’s Best BBQ Cook Off, Wilson Trainer ship/ Servpro, Love Struck Photography, Alliance Accounting, and H&R Block of Columbiana. We were excited to announce our newest members in addition to the expo

booths being Chelsea Comprehensive Dental, Jim Martin Construction, Southern Care Hospice, Highland Cleaners, Alabama Wildlife Center, and Trinity Medical Clinics at Chelsea. A huge thanks went out to our RSVP Volunteers and Chamber Ambassadors for helping at this event. The luncheon would not have been possible without the sponsorship of our member business Bryant Bank of Columbiana and Bo Jangle’s of Chelsea for catering the event. We invite you all to like us on face book at South Shelby Chamber of Commerce to get postings of upcoming community events for your area!


March March 1

Chamber Luncheon, Town of MT Laurel Business Expo Sponsored

by America’s First Federal Credit Union

March 2

Fashion Show at the Shelby County High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.

For more information call 205-682-6575 or 205-669-9075

March 3

Central Alabama Antique and appraisal market-Columbiana

March 15

Coffee with the Mayor & Community Leaders; Chelsea City Hall at 8am

March 30

Shelby County’s Best BBQ Cook Off benefitting the Shelby County

Arts Council & SSCC

March 31

Free Community Health Expo at Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea 9-12 p.m.

Sponsored by Shelby Baptist Medical Center Hospital, Narrows Podiatry

and City of Chelsea

April April 5

Chamber Luncheon, City of Harpersville Business Expo Sponsored by M&F Bank

April 12

Educational Seminar 101, Topic: Marketing & Sales Training @ 8:30-10:30

(Hosted and instructed by Victory GMC)

April 19

Coffee with the Mayor & Community Leaders in Westover @ 8am

April 24

New Member Orientation @ Columbiana City Hall @ 9-10am

April 28

Shelby Iron Works-Fun in the Iron Park- Spring Festival

May May 3

Chamber Luncheon, City of Westover & Non Profits Business Expo

Sponsored by Piggly Wiggly

May 8

Quarterly Ambassador Meeting @ 11am

May 11

South Shelby American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event

May 17

Silent Auction & Gala

May 18

Jeff Falkner Memorial Golf Tournament

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

7 ecONOmIc DeVelOPmeNT Is lOcal bUsINess Sharing information on member properties in Columbiana, Chelsea, Harpersville, Westover, Wilsonville, Vincent and surrounding areas. To share your information email us at HYPERLINK “” soshelby@ Commercial Building for Lease

Depot St. & Hwy 70 Columbiana


Commercial Building for Lease

Hwy 47 South



Commercial Building for Sale

Hwy 70



Retail Space for Lease

Hwy 25 & Hwy 70



Commercial Building & land

Hwy 25 By-Pass



Commercial Land for Sale- 8.07 acres

Hwy 25



Prime Retail Building-Reduced Price

Main Street



Prime Retail Building- Two Spaces

Mildred Street



100 +/- Acres

Hwy 25



Commercial Land for Sale or Lease

Hwy 47 & Hwy 145



Approximately 10.3 acres Please visit our website at HYPERLINK “” and click the Economic Development tab and the Real Estate tab listed under our business directory link for more listings.

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