Shelby Living Magazine, May/June 2022

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FOOD, FUN MAY/JUNE 2022 Volume 14 | Issue 3 $4.95



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People are our specialty. Homes are our business.

Integrity is our standard. Excellence is our result.




BEST OF THE BEST 2022 You voted. We tallied. Now see who you said Shelby County’s best retailers, restaurants, community events and more are.

67 LOVELY LOUISVILLE Less than six hours away from Shelby County, Alabama, is Louisville, Kentucky; the perfect family getaway within driving range. 2 May/June 2022






arts & culture

11 Nostalgic Scents: New Candle Scents Remind You of Home 18 Arts Council Corner: Sounds of Summer

schools & sports

19 Stuntin’ Like My Dad: For the Love of the Game


& drink

27 Meet the Boss Hog: Pelham’s First Brewery and Eatery in One


& style

in every issue 4 Contributors 5 From the Editor 6 The Question 7 The Guide 72 Business Connections 86 Out & About 90 Marketplace 92 My Shelby County

37 Tranquil Retreat: Traditional and Modern Decor: A Beautiful Blend


contributors EDITORIAL

Alec Etheredge Meg Herndon Michelle Love Keith McCoy Anna Grace Moore Emily Sparacino


Carmen Brown Lauren Dowdle Lauren Ustad Anne Riley Christiana Roussel Mary Tweedy Untold Imagery


Jamie Dawkins Connor Martin-Lively Kimberly Myers Briana Sansom

Lauren Dowdle, Writer

An award-winning writer, Lauren lives in Hoover with her husband, daughter and four fur-babies. She writes for a variety of local, national and international publications. A graduate from the University of Alabama, Lauren played the tuba in the Million Dollar Band, which is how she met her husband. When she isn’t writing or chasing around a toddler, she loves to bake for friends and family.

Lauren Ustad, Photographer

Lauren lives in Homewood with her husband, Joe, their four children and their 2-pound Yorkie they refer to as “Boobie.” She spends her professional time posing itty bitties and chasing little munchkins. In her free time you can probably find her slaving away at their most current renovation project or building Legos with her self-proclaimed super heroes.


Octavia Campbell Evann Campbell Jessica Caudill Kari George Michaela Hancock Casey Haney Rachel Henderson Rhett McCreight Tori Montjoy Viridiana Romero

ADMINISTRATION Hailey Dolbare Mary Jo Eskridge Daniel Holmes Stacey Meadows Tim Prince Brittany Schofield Savana Tarwater Anna Willis

Christiana Roussel, Writer

Where should we have dinner? Where should we go on our next family vacation or couple’s getaway? What kind of shotgun should I buy? These are all queries writer Christiana Roussel has answered in recent months. While food writing is her original passion, she has really enjoyed expanding her repertoire to include travel and sporting activities that might involve an upland adventure. And no, it is not just because there might be a need for new clothes for the expedition.

Mary Tweedy, Photographer

Mary started her photography journey with a film camera in high school. Today, she runs Mary Tweedy Photography, a full-service photography studio, located in the heart of beautiful town of Helena. The studio specializes in all things portrait: maternity, newborn, baby’s first year plan, family and high school senior portraits and professional headshots. When she is not taking portraits, Mary helps startups, small businesses and non-profits build beautiful, responsive websites, stress free and fast. She lives in Pelham with her amazing husband and two boys.

Shelby Living Magazine is published bi-monthly by Shelby County Newspapers Inc., P.O. Box 947, Columbiana, AL 35051. Shelby Living Magazine is a registered trademark. All contents herein are the sole property of Shelby County Newspapers Inc. [the Publisher]. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without written permission from the Publisher. Please address all correspondence (including but not limited to letters, story ideas and requests to reprint materials) to: Editor, Shelby Living Magazine, P.O. Box 947, Columbiana, AL 35051. Shelby Living Magazine is mailed to select households throughout Shelby County, and a limited number of free copies are available at local businesses. Please visit for a list of those locations. Subscriptions are available at a rate of $14.95 plus tax for one year by visiting or calling (205) 669-3131, ext. 532. Advertising inquiries may be made by emailing, or by calling (205) 669-3131, ext. 536.

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from the editor



The Beer Boss Hog

Alabaster resident Chris Lawrence is known for his business, The Beer Hog, but what once was a small brewery is now one of Pelham’s most coveted breweries, package stores, restaurants and entertainment spots all in one. Photo by Christina and Daniel Dennis, Untold Imagery Design by Kimberly Myers

Hello! My name is Anna Grace Moore, and I am the new Chief Magazine Editor for Shelby County Newspapers Inc. which includes Shelby Living, Mountain Brook Magazine, Vestavia Hills Magazine, Hoover’s Magazine and Homewood Life. It is my privilege to work in such an inspiring industry whose focus is engaging our community, building better relationships and highlighting pivotal figures who shape our way of life. Before coming to work at Shelby County Newspapers Inc., I attended Samford University where I graduated in May of 2021 with a degree in journalism and mass communications with a concentration in public relations. After graduating I welcomed my now nine-month-old, Jacob, in July of 2021 with my fiancé, Justin Breedlove. We live in Hoover where I was raised, and we plan to reside here as we get married and grow our family in the future. Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to write. I would always write short stories, poems, prose and even essays for fun on my summer reading books. Writing has always been a passion of mine. When I was 8 years old in the third grade, I won second place in a poetry contest honoring Hoover City Firefighters. I recited my poem in front of 200 city officials at a brunch, and my picture was published in the paper the next week! Not even the first-place winner’s picture made the papers. I was told I was featured because of how dramatically I read about water hoses and house fires. Fast forward more than a decade, and you’ll find me at my corner desk, scribbling down the latest scoops in my brown leather notebook or typing away on my MacBook into the wee hours of the morning. Not much has changed. My passion for the written word has fueled my desire to serve my community because of how people in my community have poured into me. It was not until I became a mother that I realized just how many people it took investing in my future to help me achieve the position I have today. It is such an honor to serve all of you. So, while you can’t always count on Alabama weather, I assure you that you can count on the magazine you’re reading to be entertaining and eye opening. Happy reading, folks! Best,



Where’s your favorite place to visit Shelby County in the Spring and why? Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera! It’s relaxing for Mom and Dad, and exciting for the kids at the same time.

Oak mountain state Park!!!

Margarita Grill in Pelham. The food is always good, live music, and the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel appreciated for being there.

American Village

-Lindsay Schluntz Barnett

-Melanie Elkins Rehovsky

The Veteran’s Park in Alabaster -Maria Villanueva

The Brass Bear! I can relive my childhood there with all the nostalgic items they sell and learning about each items provenance! -Renee Brown Bailey

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-Amy Jones Strozier

-Margie Beale

Seven-den tacos because the rest of the day will be great -Derek Bradley

I like to visit Oak Mountain State Park because I can travel to the top of the mountain and look out over everything. It’s beautiful! -Anna Ruffino


LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY MAY 15 8:30 P.M. - MIDNIGHT Oak Mountain State Park Oak Mountain State Park is hosting a late-night lunar eclipse viewing party. Guests are to park at the golf pro-shop and walk over to golf course driving range on the state park’s campus for the viewing. Everyone is advised to arrive by 10:30 p.m. and bring their own chairs, flashlights, blankets and cameras or binoculars for viewing aid. Admission is $2 for ages 4-11, $5 for ages 12 and up, $2 for ages 62 and up and free for ages 3 and under, as well as veterans, too. Food trucks, accessible bathrooms and security will be on site for guests.


THE GUIDE AROUND TOWN MAY 3-8 Birmingham Barons vs. Tennessee Smokies Regions Field MAY 7 Mother’s Day Market Cahaba Brewing Company MAY 7 Celebrate the Family Expo Hoover Metropolitan Complex


Alabaster CityFest 9 A.M. – 11 P.M. Thompson High School

Hosted by the Alabaster Arts Council, the 20th annual Alabaster CityFest is back! With more than 20 food vendors, 150 exhibitors including live entertainment, a classic car show,

merchandise and fun for all, this event is expected to draw in tens of thousands. The event will also include a KidsFest area with hands-on activities such as arts and crafts, inflatables and kid-approved carnival games. This event is perfect for all ages, and admission is free!

MAY 13-14

Benefitting Charity Runk the Gap

Oak Mountain State Park Hosted by Oak Mountain State Park, this two-person relay event is a 12-hour-lap race that begins at midnight on May 13 and ends at noon on May 14. Racers will compete in teams in two separate categories which include run or ruck. Racers will begin at the Redbud Pavilion and run through the night. Those in the ruck category will be required to run with a ruck sack varying in weight depending on the racer’s own weight. Aid stations will be available, but participants should be physically prepared for a grueling trek during dark hours. The team having run the most number of loops within the race’s duration wins the event. This event’s proceeds benefit the Designs for Hope charity. Runners’ fees are $200 per team. Register online at 8 May/June 2022

MAY 11-15 Regions Tournament Greystone Golf and Country Club MAY 12 CoffeeNET Valley Bank MAY 12 “How to Truly Lead, Not Just Manage” Seminar Faulkner University MAY 13 2022 State Legislative Wrap Up Jefferson State Community College MAY 14 Do Dah Day Cahaba Brewing Company MAY 15 Alabama Bridal & Wedding Expo Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex MAY 18 10th Annual Small Business Awards Community Luncheon presented by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce The Grande Hall at Old Mill Square Facility MAY 19 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce May Luncheon Inverness Country Club

THE GUIDE MAY 21 Pelham Palooza Pelham Recreation Center MAY 24 “Engaging the Right Prospects to Move Them Forward” Seminar Faulkner University MAY 24 NETWORK280 Ruby Sunshine MAY 30 Memorial Day JUNE 7 Maverick City Music Legacy Arena JUNE 16 Quarterly Investor Reception The Shelby County Chamber JUNE 18 Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout Tour Legacy Arena JUNE 17-19 Euphonious Festival 2022 Birmingham Zoo JUNE 24-25 Liberty Day Columbiana City Hall JUNE 28 Matchbox Twenty Oak Mountain Amphitheatre JUNE 29 TSCC June “Community Luncheon” recognizing the Shelby County Healthcare Professionals of the Year The Grande Hall at Old Mill Square

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Helena’s Buck Creek Festival Helena’s Amphitheater Park

Everyone’s favorite festival returns to its original summer time frame.

Residents of Helena are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of local food vendors, local artists, live music and the always popular Rubber Duckie Race.

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Making a Difference 4th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Ride

8:30 A.M. Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson - Pelham The Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Ride begins at the Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson in Pelham and ends at Riders Harley-Davidson in

Trussville, Alabama. Lunch will be served at Riders Harley-Davidson, and there will also be a “hottest bike” and “coolest car” contest for participating motorcyclists. Door prizes will also be given out. The ride’s purpose is to join adults together to end child abuse across America.

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Puppy Palooza 12 P.M. - 3 P.M. Cat-n-Bird Winery

Bring your four-legged furry friends and join the Shelby Humane Society for Puppy Palooza! This event is sponsoring more than 30 dogs who

will be up for adoption and ready to go home with a loving family. Dog treat vendors Giggle Paws Boutique and Blind Dog Biscuit Co. will be there along with live music and food trucks for the two-legged folks. As always, all pets and humans are welcome!


Paid for by the Committee to Elect Cameron Elkins ● P.O. Box 204 ● Helena, AL 35080

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How an Alabaster native turned her love for her grassroots into sweet-smelling scents that remind people of home. BY ANNE RILEY PHOTOS BY MARY TWEEDY



Alabaster native Casie Jarman believes there’s nothing quite like a good candle. In fact, she’s lost count of the number of times she’s gone into a store specifically to buy a new candle, only later to discover that the smell was too strong or not strong enough, or the candle burned too quickly. Eventually, Casie decided that if she couldn’t find the perfect candle, she would just have to make her own—and that’s what prompted her to start her own candle company, Siluria Mills Co. If the name sounds familiar, that’s probably because locals have grown up with it. The Siluria Cotton Mill has been an Alabaster icon for as long as Casie can remember, and she was inspired to adopt the name after the city made recent improvements to the old mill water tower. “When I thought about the water tower, I thought, ‘that’s it!’” Casie says. “If the water tower can become an icon that symbolizes hope, prosperity and community, then I’ve got the perfect name for my company.” The goal of Siluria Mills Co. is simple yet profound: Casie wants to remind people of home. She wants them to remember their time at Thompson High School, the Dixie Youth Fields, prom, homecoming, all those trips to the promenade and Sonic on the weekends, day trips to the slab and the creek and all the other things that make Alabaster such a special place. “Once people smell my candles, they’re instantly reminded of summers at their friend’s lake house, Friday night football games, picking honeysuckle as a kid, or whatever memories it may bring back,” Casie says. “Very few things beat making someone else happy, especially in the world we’re living in now. That’s why my slogan is ‘smells like home.’ I try to blend fragrances that remind people of home; whatever and wherever that may be to them.” It’s not just the smell that reminds people of home; it’s the names of the candles, too. All of Casie’s spring and summer candles, which make up her “Hometown” line, are named after something or someone in Shelby County. While she’s gotten some pushback about limiting her market to such a local area, most people appreciate the fact that she loves her hometown enough to keep it as the focus.

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“Not only are the fragrances phenomenal, if I do say so myself, but the names alone are a conversation starter,” Casie says. “I can’t count the number of times I’ve had customers come up to my booth and say, ‘Thompson? I graduated from there!’ Or, ‘Lay Lake? I grew up going there!’” In addition to her Hometown line and seasonal fragrances, Casie makes personalized candles— custom labeling, custom fragrances, candles in remembrance of a loved one, bridesmaid or wedding gifts, and more. To date, her favorite request was to make a candle that smelled like “him.” The “him” in question was a childhood friend of Casie’s who passed away several years ago. When his sister smelled the candle, she smiled and burst into tears. “Of course, I did too,” Casie says of the sweet memory. The utmost care goes into every candle Casie makes. Each product is hand-poured in her home studio and goes through intense testing to ensure it’s the very best it can be—including feedback received from her 5-year-old daughter, who Casie says frequently puts her in her place as far as candle fragrances go. As she began this venture, Casie was shocked at how complicated candle making could be. “It’s not just mixing some wax and fragrances together and pouring it into a jar,” Casie says. “Every single fragrance oil requires a different percentage to get the perfect melt pool and 14 May/June 2022

fragrance throw because they vary in weight. Then you add in all the different types of wax, wicks, vessels, embeds and colorants—you have a whole science experiment, which may be the most fun part for me, being a biologist by education.” Her selection of products has already moved beyond the candle realm, adding room sprays, scoopable wax melts and goat milk soaps to the list of offerings. On the company website (Siluriamills. com), customers can select from seasonal fragrances

like autumn’s Basic Witch, PSL Season!, and Sweater Weather; her spring line includes scents of Lay Lake, Mainstreet and Buck Creek. There’s also a year-round collection for scents that transcend seasonal restrictions. Vessel sizes range from a wax pot shot to a dough bowl, so customers can smell their way down memory lane for as long as they want. Now approaching one year in business, Casie is extremely proud of how far her company has come.


SILURIA MILLS CO. SPRING FRAGRANCES Cahaba River 1896 Buck Creek Creek View Lay Lake Mainstreet Montevallo Mt Laurel Olive Branch Siluria Cotton Skeeter Eater Thompson Under the Kudzu

She’s already partnering with two local brick-and-mortar shops: Alabaster’s Brooklere Pharmacy and Plant Calera. In the next year, she hopes to gain at least two more partnerships, and her schedule is already blissfully booked with vendor shows and events. “My ultimate goal is to eventually have a brick-and-mortar store and candle bar where people can come and experience candle making with their friends,” Casie says of her

future plans. Until then, she’ll continue to sell her candles at in-person events and through her local partners, as well as virtually at She’s also available to discuss wholesale candle supply with businesses and individuals. You can connect with Siluria Mills Co. on Facebook ( mills.9) and Instagram (@siluria_ mills), or email Casie directly at


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The nights are warming up in Shelby County, but the summer fun is just getting started at the Shelby County Arts Council. BY LINDSAY DYESS PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY THE RED CLAY STRAYS Celebrate the school year ending by checking out a show in the Song Theater! Joining us on Friday, May 13, for the first time in the Song Theater are South Alabama musicians, The Red Clay Strays. Fresh from the release of their debut album, Moment of Truth, The Red Clay Strays share their passion for country and southern rock in their songs that reflect elements of good women, hard times, forgiveness, heartache and about their own moment of truth. Their rock and roll style is influenced by bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and even southern gospel. Check out these up-and-coming musicians at the Song Theater on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. If you’re looking for something for the kids, check out our children’s musical theater class spring performance, A Kids Journey Through Broadway. Musical theater teacher Leslie Belk has been hard at work with these young performers since January to prepare them for their big show. If your child has had an interest in musical theater, check out this free performance on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. In June Leslie returns with a weeklong children’s theater summer camp. In just one week the campers will learn lines, songs, and end the week with a performance. It’s a fun week that campers always look forward to. This year’s camp will take place June 13-18 and will cost $150 per child. Space will go fast, so don’t wait. Sign your rising star up today. Visit Coming to the Shelby County Arts Council’s EBSCO Fine Art Gallery in May is America’s Favorite Pastime – The Art of Ron Adair. Adair has had a prolific freelance art career ranging from commissions for five U.S. postage stamps, the official oil portrait of Jack Nicklaus for the United

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States Golf Association, sports posters for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, oil portraits of NFL and Major League athletes for Donruss Baseball Cards and much more! America’s Favorite Pastime gallery exhibit will feature a collection of museum reproduction prints of Adair’s baseball portraits along with the baseball cards they appeared on, several original paintings and MLB memorabilia. Also featured will be a portrait of Hank Aaron that Adair has painted specifically for this exhibit. The portrait will be auctioned off while the show is on display and proceeds from this auction will be donated to Shelby County Youth Baseball to support the next generation of baseball players. Work will be on display, from May 16-June 30. Join us on Thursday, June 2 for the gallery reception to celebrate this show. This reception is free and open to the public. This exhibit is made possible by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Caring Foundation. There’s always something fun happening at the Shelby County Arts Council. Visit our website at to see upcoming events, classes and purchase tickets. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@shelby_ county_arts).




Pro-golfer and Mt Laurel resident teaches the love of the game that he learned from his father to his daughters. BY CARMEN BROWN PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED


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Zack Sucher remembers running home after school when he was 5 years old, not to watch cartoons or grab a snack, but to play and learn golf with his father, Randy. “I would play about nine holes with him, and for every par I made, he would give me a baseball card,” Sucher said. “I would just keep playing and keep getting better.” Keep playing and keep getting better. From that point on, this became Sucher’s philosophy, perhaps even mantra, about the profession that

seemed to start chasing him as soon as he started chasing random golf balls as a kid. Now 35, Sucher has been playing professionally for 13 years, most recently competing in the Korn Ferry Tour. Sucher said golf was always his joie de vivre. If he wasn’t playing with his dad, he was playing with his friends in middle school at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile, where he grew up. “We had an unbelievable group of guys at St. Paul’s,” Sucher said. “When we were in 5th grade,


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if we weren’t in school, we were playing. Our parents would drop us off at 8 a.m., we would play 18 holes, have lunch and then go play 18 more holes. Our parents would come pick us up at 8 p.m. So we would play for like 12 hours until dark.” Sucher said simply having good friends to play and practice with were his best memories. “Several went on to play in college like I did,” Sucher said. “We still keep in touch and talk about those days.” By his sophomore year at St. Paul’s, he was playing Division 1 college golf, helping his team earn four consecutive Alabama Class 5A State Titles from 2001 to 2004 and eventually earning a full scholarship to UAB. He majored in communication management, but golf remained his true passion. He won seven events at the college level while at University of AlabamaBirmingham and was named All-American in 2008 and 2009. He was also named to the U.S. team for the U.S.-Japan International Cup. “It was at this point that I realized, this is something I’m good at. I think I can do this professionally,” Sucher said. After going pro in 2009, he played on the NGA Hooters Tour from 2010 to 2012. He played on the Tour in 2011 and 2013 to 2014 and won his first title in July 2014 at the Midwest

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Classic. Sucher, who just finished playing a tournament in Gulf Shores, will turn around in a couple of days and head to Miami for a one-day tour before taking a two-week break to spend time at his home in Mt Laurel. He spends 24 to 28 weeks out of the year traveling, but his family—his wife Courtney and two daughters, Hadley, 9, and Claire, 5—usually travels with him. “One of my favorite things about the PGA is it is very family-oriented,” Sucher said. “It has what we call a tour school, where kids can stay and six to eight teachers rotate and make sure they keep up with their schoolwork.” Sucher said being able to take his family with him has helped them share the love of the game together and even learn a little, or maybe even a lot. “My wife plays for fun. At first she didn’t know much. Now she knows it all. When the kids leave the house, I’m sure she’ll enjoy it a lot more.” It’s even possible that at least one of his two daughters could follow in his footsteps, but now is too soon to tell. “I’m trying to get them started. They’re great for two holes and then they’re done. Right now 24 May/June 2022

my younger daughter shows more interest than my oldest. I think from the age of about 10 to 13 is when they will really decide.” As for his vision for the future, Sucher said he wants to focus on that constant and never-ending improvement that was encouraged by his father at such a tender age. At every level, from age 5 to 35, he has worked on getting better, while always remembering the fun he had playing with his friends and the sheer love of the game. “With golf, it’s hard to plan for the future,” Sucher said. “I had a bad year last year. Four times I gained status and three times I lost it. Golf is like a roller coaster, with lots of highs and lows. Every year, everything changes.” Sucher said the most important lesson he’s learned in his career is something he hopes to convey to his children—and it’s a powerful message for golfers and non-golfers alike. “Golf is one of the few sports where the best in the world lose way more than they win,” Sucher said. “You have to go with the flow. You can’t get caught up in the little things. You have to focus less on the outcome and more on what you’re doing now.” He keeps playing, and he keeps getting better.


SIDEBAR TRIVIA In addition to being a talented golfer, Sucher also made the All-State basketball selection while a student at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile. After college, Sucher performed in a Backstreet Boys cover band. Sucher was the sixth-grade checker champion in middle school. He has wrestled an alligator, and skydiving is on his bucket list. Favorite Golfer: Ernie Els, known as “The Big Easy.” “I grew up watching

him on TV. I haven’t played with him, but I’ve met him a couple of times while on tour.” Favorite golf range: Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, CA

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From handcrafted, color-coated menu boards to glasses designed to highlight each type of drink, The Beer Hog in Pelham makes beer the main star. It’s that focus on the frothy beverage that truly sets this spot apart, says owner Chris Lawrence. Managing a business is nothing new for Chris. He also owns Deermans BBQ in Adamsville and planned to open another BBQ restaurant in the Alabaster-Pelham area. When that idea fell through, Chris decided to focus on another one of his passions: craft beer. He became interested in craft beer in his late 20s around 2008 when it became legal. “Beer was fun,” says Chris, an Alabaster resident. “I got to see different varieties and started doing some homebrewing.” Chris says he knew others loved craft beer like he did, and with no other breweries nearby at the time, he opened The Beer Hog in Pelham near the bowling alley in 2016. They offered a wide variety of beer and also brought in food trucks. “Most people hadn’t really seen anything like it,” he says. “We’re a bar with a package store.” Last spring, The Beer Hog expanded its menu and moved to a larger location at Pelham’s Campus No. 124, which is the former Valley Elementary School. Along with their large selection of craft beers, they now have a kitchen to go with them. The fully stocked bar has 64 craft beers on the wall (no domestics), six wines on tap, bourbon and whiskey. They also have about 300 bottled craft beers residents can take home to enjoy. Beers from local breweries like TrimTab Brewing, Ghost Train Brewing and Cahaba Brewing Company are especially popular with regulars. Thanks to their new kitchen, guests can now pair these flavorful beverages with savory dishes. Their food menu includes a variety of tasty meals and snacks, starting with appetizers like garlic knots, spinach dip, soft pretzels and smoked salmon dip.

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Their thin-crust pizzas are cooked to order and come in 12-inch and 16-inch sizes. They have cheese, pepperoni, the loaded hog, the no hog, BBQ chicken, buffalo chicken and crowd-favorite the whole hog, which comes with a blend of mozzarella, provolone, pepperoni, sausage, bacon and ham. Even though they are able to offer a food menu now, guests won’t be confused about the focus of The Beer Hog. “It feels more like a brewery than a restaurant,” Chris says. “It’s really rustic with a lot of burned oak wood, charred oaks and a live-edge cedar bar. It’s got a warehouse, steam-punk look.” Chris and area manager Eric Messer built everything by hand, from the menu boards and flights to the blowtorched backsplash. They took old whiskey barrels and refurbished them into tables, which is especially fitting now that whiskey is on the menu. There’s a second room with a pool table, pinball machine and darts that’s open to the public and can also be rented out for events and parties. The Beer Hog is the perfect spot for friends and families to come together for good drinks, food and atmosphere.


PELHAM’S ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Located at the former Valley Elementary School, Campus No. 124 has 86,000 square feet of mixed-use brewery, restaurant, entertainment, retail, office and residential space—and it’s also home to The Beer Hog. Here are a few of the other places found in this growing development: uThe Guys’ Place barbershop uHalf Shell Oyster House uSlide (coming soon) uReverb Media uLocAL Realty Designed to help boost the city of Pelham’s entertainment district, Campus No. 124 also features murals by local artists and a public park.

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When they were getting started, it took a little creativity to figure out how to create a menu board because they’re constantly making changes and adding new beers. They decided to create a color-coated menu: IPAs are in green, stouts in white and so on. Customers can easily look at the type of beer they want to make their selection. Their beers on tap rotate and can include mead, cider, stout, brown ale, sour, IPA, red ale, porter, strong ale, farmhouse ale, wheat beer, cream ale, hard seltzer and blonde ale. While other places might serve all of their beer in a pint glass, The Beer Hog treats each craft beer differently. “We’re beer nerds,” Chris says. “You’re supposed to use a certain glass for each beer. We also keep all of the original craft handles.” The glasses also don’t have logos, allowing guests to appreciate the colors and flavors of the beer. They also have beer and whiskey flights, along with growlers for to-go beer. “You can experience craft beer in a way you never have before,” he says. Chris, who describes himself as an IPA guy, says his favorite thing there is his staff, from the


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bartenders to the managers. “They’re all amazing,” he says. “Regulars come in here and they feel like family. That’s the best part about The Beer Hog by far.” While they are constantly looking for ways to improve—including possibly expanding to a second location—The Beer Hog will keep the same feel customers have grown to love. From the 50-inch televisions and free WiFi to an outdoor patio and nice couches, there are plenty of ways to relax and enjoy a fun time out. They have karaoke on Mondays, trivia on Wednesdays and live music Thursday through Saturday nights. They hold events throughout the year like ones on Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, a chili cookoff and a crawfish boil—along with hosting food trucks. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events. The Beer Hog is open Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 11 p.m., Friday noon to midnight, Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 11 p.m. It’s located in Campus No. 124 at 2408 Pelham Parkway in Pelham. For more information, visit

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TRANQUIL RETREAT Traditional meets modern in Nakia and Tyrell Buckner’s Helena home. BY EMILY SPARACINO PHOTOS BY LAUREN USTAD


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When Nakia and Tyrell Buckner sit on their back patio and gaze at the lake behind their Shelby County home, they know they are exactly where they should be. After their youngest child graduated from ClayChalkville High School several years ago, Nakia and Tyrell were looking for a change of scenery—and a new place to plant their roots as empty-nesters. They were initially interested in Hoover, but when they started looking in the nearby Helena area, they felt like they had uncovered a hidden gem. “It’s really quiet, and it’s beautiful over there,” Tyrell says. “That’s the direction we went in.” Nakia, a real estate agent, was in her element looking at different houses and weighing their pros and cons. Like Tyrell, she was attracted to the quiet, scenic qualities Helena had to offer. And the thought of living close to two cities without being in the busiest parts of them appealed to her, too. It was just a matter of finding their ideal home, and that wasn’t difficult. A house in the Silver Lakes neighborhood checked many of the couple’s boxes. “We walked up, and I said, ‘This is the one,’” Nakia says. “We just thought it was the perfect space since we are empty-nesters now. We really liked the layout.” They moved into the house in 2018 and kept their furnishings and décor simple. “I don’t decorate a lot,” Nakia says. “It was very minimal and didn’t have a lot of décor. We had dreams of one day laying it out just how we want it.” They got their chance when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. Nakia was working from home, and the idea of redesigning their main living spaces—the rooms she was spending even more time in every day— seemed like a good way to reset during a stressful time. Nakia’s friend suggested she reach out to Andrea Meade, who was starting a design firm, Ellie Cate Home, with another woman named Angela Jones. “My friend knows I’m not a decorator,” Nakia says. “I don’t have the eye for it at all. She said, ‘Maybe you should let her (Andrea) do it.’”

Nakia and Tyrell reached out to Andrea and Angela in the summer of 2020 for help. Nakia wanted an overall warm and traditional feel, with occasional pops of color and modern touches. “I’m very conservative, and I like traditional,” she says. Andrea and Angela started with gray – Nakia’s favorite color – and looked at ways to add blue, mauve, purple and gold accents throughout the spaces. They kept the house’s original paint color – a dark gray with green undertones ­ – in the entryway, living and dining room spaces. From there, Andrea and Angela went to work on bringing their overall vision for the spaces to life. “They’re great to work with through every step of the process,” Nakia says. “They’ll give you ideas as well.” Nakia and Tyrell were so pleased with how the first two rooms turned out that they decided to revamp the downstairs patio area—also considered a part of Tyrell’s man cave. “I wanted an area where I could have a pool table, bar and patio with furniture and a grill,” he says. “Once I started seeing the way everything was transforming upstairs, I wanted them to do the same thing for me down here.” As University of Alabama alumni, Nakia and Tyrell watch their fair share of football games, often with family and friends. Tyrell played for the Crimson Tide from 1993-1997, and he and Nakia met each other when they were students at UA. “That’s why Alabama is still really big for both of us,” she says. “I always make the joke that I went to Alabama, found an Alabama football player husband and got a degree.” They wanted an outdoor space where they could relax, watch the games on TV and socialize with their guests. “We entertain a lot, and we both have big families,” he says. “I’m ready to have football parties. I’m excited about that.” Tyrell describes the redesign of the three spaces as “a complete 180,” a transformation he and Nakia are thrilled to have finished for the summer and fall seasons. “We’re ready to enjoy life and enjoy our home and enjoy each other,” Nakia says. “We just can’t wait.”


Dining Room The couple knew they were keeping Tyrell’s grandmother’s wood table and chairs in their dining room, so Andrea and Angela designed the rest of the space around it, adding modern elements that paired well with the traditional style of the table. Custom drapery draws attention to the 15-foot ceilings, and they added accent chairs to the original chairs and chose an ornate chandelier for an elegant touch. “All of it just worked,” Nakia says. “It’s very light and very warm. I think the dining room is my favorite room.”

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Living Room The couple kept the large sofa and oversized chair they already had and added new pieces, including two more chairs, curtains, a coffee table and a rug. To brighten the space, Andrea and Angela painted the mantel and replaced the dark curtains with lighter ones. They painted the bookshelves next to the fireplace and filled them with family photos. Matching credenzas provide much-needed storage space, especially for games the Buckners play during their family game nights. “I love everything about it,” Nakia says of the space. “It looks like a totally different room.”

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Patio Tyrell wanted the patio to reflect a sense of masculinity with the modern comforts of a versatile outdoor living space. Andrea and Angela used a primarily black and white color palette with splashes of gray and gold in elements like pillows and décor. Along with ample seating, the space boasts a wall-mount electric fireplace and a big-screen TV. “Everything was perfect,” he says. “Everything was very sleek and stylish. I was amazed and blown away with everything they did.”

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BEHIND THE SCENES Interior Design: Ellie Cate Home Custom Drapery: Pottery Barn

Dining Room Table Décor: Argent of Homewood Patio Furniture:

Furniture Assembly: Jefferson Co. Patio Tables and Rugs: Overstock

Patio TV and Fireplace Installation: Grace Family Electric

Lanterns: At Home Pillows: At Home

Outdoor Drapes: Amazon









Who’s the best? We asked, and you answered. Thousands of votes were cast in Shelby Living Magazine’s annual Best of the Best contest. Read on to find out our readers’ favorites in Shelby County. Photos by Keith McCoy & Contributed 46 May/June 2022


BEST KID FRIENDLY DINING Station 31 Kitchen (205) 677-2158 104 Chesser Dr, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Main Street Tavern, Taco Mama - Hwy 119 BEST ETHNIC DINING Zapopan Mexican Restaurant Calera Location: (205) 668-4008 45 Beverly Dr, Calera, AL 35040 Montevallo Location: (205) 665-7404 4551 AL-25, Montevallo, AL 35115 Runners Up: Mama Coco Cantina, Joseph’s Table


BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT Main Street Tavern (205) 665-0336 710 N Boundary St, Montevallo, AL 35115 Runners Up: Chuck’s Fish Birmingham, Amore Ristorante Italiano BEST BAR/COCKTAILS Main Street Tavern (205) 665-0336 710 N Boundary St, Montevallo, AL 35115 Runners Up: Taco Mama, Oversoul Brewing BEST COFFEE Adventurer’s Coffee Co. (205) 690-8945 10874 AL-25, Calera, AL, 35040

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BEST PIZZA AREA 41 PIZZA CO BEST BARBECUE Tin Top Bar-B-Que 2 (205) 670-0583 121 Old Hwy 25 W, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Jim ‘N Nick’s, Full Moon Bar-B-Que BEST PIZZA Area 41 Pizza Co (205) 995-4141 30 Manning Pl, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: The Pizza Star, Marco’s Pizza BEST BAKERY Creations Galore and Moore (205) 543-9585 8261 US-31, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: Edgar’s Bakery, Tee’s Cakes & Pastries BEST MILKSHAKE Davis Drug Snack Bar (205) 669-9449 112 S Main St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: K & J’s Elegant Pastries, Freezy’s Creamery BEST PATIO DINING Margarita Grill (205) 982-7281 234 Cahaba Valley Rd, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: Station 31 Kitchen, Creekside BBQ BEST CATERER Home Plate Cooking (205) 621-6502 5129 Hwy 17, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q 48 May/June 2022

BEST SWEET TREATS Creations Galore and Moore (205) 543-9585 8261 US-31, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: Edgar’s Bakery, Freezy’s Creamery BEST MARGARITA Taco Mama – Hwy 119 (205) 705-3333 6801 Cahaba Valley Rd Suite 124, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Margarita Grill, Cozumel | Grill & Mexican Restaurant BEST BURGER Tony’s Hot Dogs (205) 988-3236 1922 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244 Runners Up: Chubbfathers, Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods

BEST LUNCH SPOT Tony’s Hot Dogs (205) 988-3236 1922 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244 Runners Up: Main Street Tavern, Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods BEST CASUAL RESTAURANT Main Street Tavern (205) 665-0336 710 N Boundary St, Montevallo, AL 35115 Runners Up: Station 31 Kitchen, Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods BEST CHEF Jonathan Harrison – Next Level Chef Contestant Instagram: @chef_jonathanharrison Facebook: @ChefJonathanHarrison Twitter: @chefjonathan_h Runners Up: Criss Smiley – Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods, Jeff Webster – Main Street Tavern


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BEST BRUNCH Big Bad Breakfast (205) 490-7568 5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: The Copper Train, Ruby Sunshine BEST DENTAL PRACTICE Luma Dentistry – Columbiana (205) 669-9900 22727 AL-25, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Helena Family Dentistry, Pelham Dental Care BEST ORTHODONTICS PRACTICE Calera Orthodontics (205) 620-4611 101 Hwy 87 Bldg 100, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: Chelsea Orthodontics, Edwards Orthodontics BEST SPA Spa Cahaba (205) 214-8832 2279 Valleydale Rd Suite 102, Hoover, AL 35244 Runners Up: Skin Care Solutions of Alabama, Massage 119 BEST FITNESS CENTER Body by Brii Female Only Fitness Studio (205) 305-0770 48 Chesser Crane Rd Unit A&B, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Jazzercise Riverchase Fitness Center Birmingham, Ground Strike Grappling

BEST BRUNCH BIG BAD BREAKFAST BEST EYE CARE PRACTICE Inverness Eye Care (205) 991-0020 252 Inverness Center Drive Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Eyes on Chelsea Vision Care, Pelham Eye Center BEST CHIROPRACTIC CARE PRACTICE Chelsea Chiropractic (205) 678-1000 398 Chesser Drive Suite 2, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Shelby Family Chiropractic, Family Wellness Chiropractic BEST PHARMACY Davis Drug Company (205) 669-6713 111 S Main St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Cowart Drug Co., Snider’s Discount Pharmacy

BEST DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE Cahaba Dermatology & Skin Health Center (205) 214-7546 2279 Valleydale Rd, Ste 100, Birmingham, AL 35244

BEST FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE Columbiana Clinic (205) 669-3138 22266 AL-25, Columbiana, AL 35051

Runners Up: Shelby Dermatology, Inverness Dermatology & Laser

Runners Up: Cahaba Family Medicine, Total Care 280 - Dr. Amy L. Illescas, MD


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BEST SPA SPA CAHABA BEST PEDIATRIC PRACTICE Pathway Pediatrics, Inc (205) 678-1286 398 Chesser Dr. #7, Chelsea, AL 35043

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Runners Up: Greenvale Pediatrics, Southlake Pediatrics

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WEIGHT LOSS The Garage Kickboxing - Calera (205) 690-8087 10864 AL-25, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: 4th & Inches Nutrition, SoCal Nutrition PERSONAL TRAINER Brii Verbitski – Body by Brii (205) 305-0770 48 Chesser Crane Rd Unit A&B, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Rachel Jacobs – Ground Strike Grappling, Zak Moore – The Garage Kickboxing DOCTOR Dr. Amy Bentley-Illescas (205) 547-2323 10 Meadowview Dr, Meadowbrook, AL 35242 Runners Up: Dr. Robert Snyder, Dr. Joseph Jolly BEST ESTHETICIAN Joy Bianchi – Spa Cahaba (205) 214-7546 2279 Valleydale Rd Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35244 Runners Up: Valerie Brock – Skin Care Solutions, Southern Wellness

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BEST NEW BUSINESS Fuzzy Buttz Pet Supply (205) 690-8332 8274 US-31, Calera, AL 35040


Runners Up: The Sweetest Booth, Salon Monarch BEST GIFT SHOP Plant Gifts & Décor (205) 319-7071 10876 AL-25, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: The Farm Company, Gifted BEST STORE FOR HOME

FURNISHINGS/DÉCOR/KITCHENS Alabama Furniture Market (205) 668-9995 10 Commercial Park Dr, Calera, AL 35040

BEST BOUTIQUE/CLOTHING STORE Oh My Sole (205) 406-5602 4045 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: The Sassy Shopper Boutique, High Cotton Boutique BED & BREAKFAST Columbiana Inn, Bed & Breakfast (205) 669-1450 306 E College St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Magnolia Manor, Fox & Pheasant Inn

Runners Up: Plant Gifts & Décor, Encore Home BEST JEWELRY STORE Southeastern Jewelers (205) 980-9030 5299 Valleydale Rd #111, Birmingham, AL 35242

BEST HOTEL Candlewood Suites Alabaster (205) 620-0188 1004 Balmoral Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007

Runners Up: Hughes Jewelers, Isbell Jewelers

Runners Up: Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point, Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Pelham

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE Consigned Design (205) 664-7540 72 Fulton Springs Rd, Alabaster, AL 35007

BEST EVENT/ WEDDING VENUE Helena Hollow (205) 541-8150 6027 Hwy 17, Helena, AL 35080

Runners Up: The Marketplace by Hatching Hope, Style Encore - Inverness, AL

Runners Up: Oak Island Mansion, Douglas Manor

BEST KIDS STORE Gifted (205) 533-2335 2643 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: ROE Hobby, WeePeat Boutique

BEST FARMERS MARKET Burnette Farms Market (205) 730-9170 8551 Helena Rd, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: Helena Farmers Market, Calera Mainstreet Farmers Market




BEST CHILDCARE Ardent Preschool & Daycare – Greystone (205) 396-1250 6801 Tattersall Way, Hoover, AL 35242 Runners Up: Vinehouse Nursery, Ardent Preschool & Daycare-Valleydale BEST DANCE/GYMNASTICS STUDIO Joy’s Dance Company (205) 835-8483 378 Shady Acres Rd, Alabaster, AL 3500 Runners Up: Calera Dance Academy, NXS Gym BEST HAIR SALON Studio Chic Salon (205) 358-8784 271 Village Pkwy, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: Vanna Mac Salon, Salon Monarch BEST BARBER SHOP Old Town Barber Shop (205) 624-2299 3989 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: The Pit Stop Barbershop, Joy’s Barber Shop BEST NAIL SALON Polished 31 NailSpa (205) 783-1180 2156 Pelham Pkwy Suite E, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: Nail Star, Sun ‘n Nails 54 May/June 2022

BEST ANIMAL CLINIC MAC Animal Hospital (205) 453-7500 4300 US-31, Calera, AL 35040


Runners Up: 280 Animal Medical Center, Kent Farms Animal Hospital BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods (205) 406-8421 214 Huntley Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124

BEST INSURANCE AGENCY The Rinehart Agency (205) 671-5555 Rushton Building, 101 W College St Suite C, Columbiana, AL 35051

Runners Up: Fuzzy Buttz Pet Supply, The Sassy Shopper Boutique

Runners Up: Jami Noe - State Farm Insurance Agent, Brittani Morris - State Farm Insurance Agent

BEST LANDSCAPING COMPANY Alabama Turf Works (205) 624-2010 5657 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT Corley Ellis - Ellis Properties, Inc. (205) 669-1863 434 W College Street, Columbiana, AL 35051

Runners Up: Acre Group Lawn and Landscape, Lilla’s Lawn and Landscape BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Fisher Photography Instagram: @stephaniefisherphotography 3745 Helena Rd # 200, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: Cat Elliott Photography, Sidney Smith Photography HOME IMPROVEMENT Brown Lumber & Building Supply (205) 669-6715 21891 AL-25, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Helena Hardware, Lowe’s Home Improvement

Runners Up: Brandi Edwards - Sold South Realty, Christy Brasher - Ellis Properties, Inc. BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY Ellis Properties, Inc. (205) 669-1863 434 W College St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Sold South Realty, Keller Williams Realty Metro South BEST BANK Central State Bank (205) 668-0711 11025 AL-25, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: America’s First Federal Credit Union, Avadian Credit Union

BEST INSURANCE AGENT Torie Rinehart Nix - Rinehart Agency (205) 671-5555 Rushton Building, 101 W College St Suite C, Columbiana, AL 35051

BEST HVAC SERVICE Carden Heating & Cooling (205) 669-2459 1152 US-31, Calera, AL 35040

Runners Up: Jami Noe - State Farm Insurance Agent, Ray Pevy - State Farm Insurance Agent

Runners Up: Country Boyz Heating & Cooling AL, 3D Air Services


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BEST HOME BUILDER New Castle Home Builders (205) 326-7406 121 Bishop Circle, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: Winford Homecrafters, Scotch Home Builders BEST REMODELER Alabama Decks & Exteriors (205) 492-3325 405 Grove Hill Cir, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: L&M Renovations Plus, One Call Remodel


BEST FLORIST The Petal Cart (205) 624-4333 4040 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080

BEST GARDEN SHOP Cedar Creek Nursery Helena Location: (205) 624-4554 | 4726 Co Rd 52, Helena, AL 35080 Montevallo Location: (205) 283-1221 | 2979 Hwy 119, Montevallo, AL 35115

Runners Up: Plant Gifts & Décor, Bella Blooms and Designs

Runners Up: Plant Gifts & Décor, Secret Garden and Learning Center


BEST LAW FIRM Wallace Ellis Fowler & Head (205) 669-6783 113 N Main St, Columbiana, AL 35051

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE SMILEY BROTHERS SPECIALTY FOODS BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Kyle Mims (205) 669-8529 101 W College St Suite 200 Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Brittani Morris - State Farm Insurance Agent, Guild Mortgage- Chase Rogers BEST SPECIALTY STORE Just a Tish (205) 671-5267 115 W College St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Skull Girl Soaps, Fuzzy Buttz Pet Supply BEST PET SUPPLY STORE Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique (205) 703-2129 16618 US-280, Chelsea, AL 35043

Runners Up: Scozzaro Law, Reli Title BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER Lauren Valentine Instagram: @valentine_styleanddesign Facebook: @laurenrainsvalentine (205) 807-2987 Runners Up: Sweet Home Design Company, The White House Interiors BEST ACCOUNTING COMPANY Essential Solutions (205) 663-8686 138 5th Ave NE, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Benefield & Hamner CPA, VIC Smith CPA PC BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY Central State Mortgage (205) 981-6555 71 Limestone Pkwy Suite B, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: MortgageBanc, Home Town Mortgage Services

Runners Up: Hollywood Feed, Alabama Pet Foods BEST DRY CLEANER Champion Cleaners (205) 668-4727 4204 US-31, Calera, AL 35040

BEST PEST CONTROL Farmer’s Pest Control (205) 506-3500 Columbiana and nearby areas

Runners Up: Spin Cleaners, Pelham Cleaners

Runners Up: Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol, Vulcan Termite & Pest Control

BEST ATTORNEY Butch Ellis - Wallace Ellis Fowler & Head (205) 669-6783 113 N Main St, Columbiana, AL 35051

BEST COMMUNITY CENTER Chelsea Community Center (205) 677-2052 11101 Hwy 47, Chelsea, AL 35043

Runners Up: Kenneth St John - RELI Pelham, Emmanuel Scozzaro - Scozzaro Law

Runners Up: Columbiana Senior Center, Heardmont Park

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BEST PUBLIC LIBRARY Columbiana Public Library (205) 669-5812 50 Lester St, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: North Shelby Library, Pelham Public Library BEST PARK Veterans Park Alabaster (205) 664-6840 7305 Hwy 119, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Orr Park, Old Mill Square Park BEST PLACE FOR A FAMILY OUTING Oak Mountain State Park (205) 620-2520 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124 Runners Up: Helena Hollow, Old Baker Farm BEST PLACE FOR A KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY Helena Hollow (205) 541-8150 6027 Hwy 17, Helena, AL 35080 Runners Up: Oak Mountain Lanes, Altitude Trampoline Park BEST GOLF COURSE Inverness Country Club (205) 991-8608 1 Country Club Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Timberline Golf Club, Ballantrae Golf Club

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BEST SENIOR LIVING FACILITY Danberry at Inverness (205) 443-9500 235 Inverness Center Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Columbiana Health and Rehabilitation, Somerby at St Vincent’s One Nineteen


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BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP Collectivus Church (205) 722-6532 8271 US-31, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: Westwood Baptist Church, Church of the Highlands | Riverchase Campus BEST AUTO SERVICE Christian Brothers Automotive Tattersall Park (205) 598-3106 6612 Tattersall Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242


Runners Up: The Garage, Chelsea Tire Pros BEST NEW CAR DEALER Ernest McCarty Ford (205) 663-3831 1471 1st St N, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Edwards Chevrolet-280, Med Center Mazda BEST USED CAR DEALER Ernest McCarty Ford (205) 663-3831 1471 1st St N, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Driver’s Way Pelham, Driver’s Way Hwy 280 BEST RV CENTER Burton Campers (205) 668-0075 320 Co Rd 304, Calera, AL 35040 Runners Up: Camping World of Calera, Great American RV Super Stores - Calera BEST BOATING CENTER Airport Marine (205) 664-0407 424 Co Rd 87, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Rambo Marine – Birmingham, Skier’s Marine

BEST OIL CHANGE Christian Brothers Automotive Tattersall Park (205) 598-3106 6612 Tattersall Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Howard Tire Service, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers BEST FESTIVAL Alabaster CityFest 1921 Warrior Pkwy, Alabaster, AL 35007 Runners Up: Shelby Iron Works Fall Festival, Helena’s Buck Creek Festival BEST LOCAL CAUSE Shelby Humane Society (205) 669-3916 381 McDow Rd, Columbiana, AL 35051 Runners Up: Hatching Hope, Vineyard Family Services


BEST MUSEUM American Village (205) 665-3535 3727 Highway 119 S, Montevallo, AL 35115 Runners Up: Shelby County Museum and Archives, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL Forest Oaks Elementary School (205) 682-7220 1000 Hornet Pkwy, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Shelby County High School, Calera High School BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL Briarwood Christian (205) 776-5900 6255 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242 Runners Up: Evangel Christian School, Our Lady of the Valley School

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BEST TEACHER Leslie Sulenski Forest Oaks Elementary School (205) 682-7220 1000 Hornet Pkwy, Chelsea, AL 35043 Runners Up: Helen Gibson - Elvin Hill Elementary School, Tamika Whitt-Wright - Calera High School BEST LOCAL PERSONALITY James Spann Chief Meteorologist for ABC 33/40 (205) 403-3340 800 Concourse Pkwy # 200, Hoover, AL 35244 Runners Up: Chef Jon Harrison - Contestant on Next Level Chef, Jackie Batson - Calera Main Street Director


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Lovely LOUISVILLE By Christiana Roussel | Photos Contributed

When you first think about the city of Louisville, baseball, bourbon and horses might be the first thoughts that come to mind. To be sure, this city is wellknown for all three things but venture a bit farther and you will discover so much more.



WHAT TO DO Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Whether or not you’re a fan of the baseball diamond, you need to visit this downtown landmark. After capturing an Instagram-worthy photo with the giant bat out front, head inside for a tour of the factory where this legendary company has been churning out Louisville Slugger bats for peewees to pros since 1884. Book your tour time in advance and plan to fall in love with the art of woodworking.

WHEN TO GO Honestly, any time of year is a great time to head north on I-65 where this city, founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark as a way to honor King Louis XVI, lies just five hours away. Families love all there is to do outside – baseball games, historical exploration, biking along the Ohio River – while couples or maybe a passel of guys might want to dive headlong into the bourbon scene. With the Zombie Walk in August, Porktoberfest in October, Derby Day in May, summer concert series and art shows year round, there is great food and culture here for days so, pack a bag and hit the road.

Where to stay Hotel Distil 21C The Grady Hotel The Brown Home of the original Hot Brown sandwich

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Bernheim Forest Before you even get into the city of Louisville, plan to stop at Bernheim Forest, just 20 minutes south of town. Situated on 16,000 acres in Bullitt County, this arboretum and research forest feels like you’ve stepped sideways into another world, one with a slower pace, that is lush and begging to be explored. Not to be missed: Forest Giants in the Giant Forest. Frazier History Museum Located just across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is the Frazier History Museum, an airy renovated factory space with a well-curated and well-edited collection of historically significant artifacts and art, aimed at introducing visitors to all things Kentucky. It also marks the official start of the Urban Bourbon Trail.

Churchill Downs At the top of most visitors’ lists is a trip to horse-racing mecca, Churchill Downs. Sure, tout le monde wishes to be here in early May, donning a fancy hat and sipping a signature Mint Julep, but there is great history and culture here year ‘round, that merits exploration. Tours include a stunning video in the round, as well as glimpses into the paddocks and the vaunted Winner’s Circle. But don’t even think about stepping foot onto the famed track, unless you want to go to jail. Seriously. Stitzel-Weller Distillery If you have to pick just one distillery to tour in your time in Louisville, let it be Stitzel-Weller. Period. The grounds are gorgeous, the tour is inspirational and informative, and this is where bourbon’s past meets its future. Be sure to save time to pop in to the Garden & Gun Club upstairs, where the skilled bartenders will help you while away the afternoon in a beautiful amber-hue.

Neighborhood Tours Like most Southern cities, Louisville is divided into neighborhoods (more than 200!), each with a culture and a vibe all their own. Cave Hill Cemetery Outside of New Orleans, when was the last time a cemetery visit was on your itinerary? Possible never but this one is very much worth seeing. Lush rolling hills, dotted with marble landmarks, Cave Hill is as serene as you might imagine, and an integral part of Louisville history. What makes it notable are two famous residents: Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, and Muhammad Ali. Olmsted Parks Famous for his vision in creating New York City’s Central Park and Asheville’s Biltmore Estate landscape, Frederick Law Olmsted was commissioned to design an entire park system for the city of Louisville in 1891. There are more than a dozen parks here that carry the Olmsted vision of providing engaging community spaces for all to enjoy. We’ll leave it to you to determine which one has the better space for picnics or frisbee golf.


HIT THE ROAD NULU The East Market District of downtown is affectionately referred to as New Louisville or NULU for short. Fantastic food, eclectic shopping and gallery-hopping are the big draws here. A specific highlight would be the leather-goods purveyor Clayton & Crume flagship store, in Muhammad Ali’s former gym. Butchertown One of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods and a former meatpacking district, Butchertown is home to Bourbon Barrel Foods where owner Matt Jamie retails culinary wares including his epic Kentucky soy sauce aged in reclaimed bourbon barrels. Definitely do not miss. Locust Grove This site is the former home of William Clark’s sister, Lucy and her husband William Croghan. The famed explorers Lewis and Clark stopped here on their return to Washington City in 1806.

WHERE TO EAT Prepare to be wowed by the food here. Yes, we are spoiled in Birmingham, with our James Beard Award winning chefs a plenty, but Louisville has its fair share of culinary hot spots, to be sure.

Bourbon Barrel Foods Marketplace Every Friday night, Chef-in-Residence Michael Hargrove of River City Supper Club, crafts a unique menu while bartender Lauren Dupre creates cocktails or beer pairings for each dish.

Taco Luchador A little kitchy but a lot of yummy at this casual eatery with four area locations. Redhog Artisan Market Lunch, dinner, custom charcuterie boards – rooted in the simplest of ingredients but elevated with deft chef hands. La Bodeguita de Mima Cuban Restaurant & Bar Come hungry and adventurous, and if you arrive in bad mood, you’re guaranteed to leave happier. It is just impossible not to, such is the vibe.

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Logan Street Market Literally something for everyone here in this bright and airy space that is onepart food hall, one-part community hub, one-part maker space. A total locals-only kind of spot where you feel cool just being there.

River House Restaurant Just outside of town, on the banks of the Ohio River. Only the food rivals the view. Pizza Lupo A favorite with locals, with the awards to prove it, their wood-fired pizza is fantastic.

Justin’s House of Bourbon More than a mere liquor store, Justin’s House of Bourbon is an EXPERIENCE. This tasting shop that doubles as retailer of vintage and rare bourbons and whiskeys even boasts a Whiskey Historian. After graduating college in 2014, Caroline Paulus moved to Kentucky to pursue a career in archeology. While her days were spent with prehistoric artifacts her nights and weekends involved a complete and total exploration into the beverage of choice in her new hometown. Now, as senior editor of The Bourbon Review, Caroline also shares her knowledge with customers at Justin’s House of Bourbon, ensuring everyone leaves feeling more confident in their preferences and with a bottle or two of something they’ll love.



The Shelby County Chamber BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Alabama 2022 State Legislative Wrap Up The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Work Group is hosting a 2022 Alabama Legislative Wrap Up Breakfast on May 13. Members of the Shelby County Legislative delegation will provide an overview of the 2022 Alabama Legislative Ses-

sion. The program, presented by Alabama Power, is scheduled to be held at Jefferson State Community College’s Hoover / Shelby Campus (4600 Valleydale Road) from 8:00AM – 9:30AM). The cost for Chamber investors is $15 per per-

son and $25 for “Future” investors. For proper planning, reservations are requested by no later than Friday, May 6. Please contact Kirk Mancer by e-mail @ to make your reservation.

Join the Chamber for “CoffeeNET” Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, May 12 and join The Shelby County Chamber for a CoffeeNET event hosted by Valley Bank – Alabaster from 8:30AM until 9:30AM. The morning meeting is designed for investors to enjoy networking, coffee and light refreshments -- all before heading to

Hosted by

the office. CoffeeNET events, Co-Sponsored by Shelby County Reporter

and Cahaba Valley Computer Services, are a great way to make new business contacts so bring plenty

of business cards. There is no cost to attend however reservations are requested by NOON on Wednesday, May 11 to assist in preparation. Please contact The Shelby County Chamber by phone at 205663-4542 or register at jordan@

Chelsea Business Alliance May Luncheon On May 5, the Chelsea Business Alliance will host their monthly luncheon at the Chelsea Community Center. Doors open at 11:30AM

for business networking with the luncheon starting at noon. To allow for proper planning, reservations are requested by no later than

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May 4. Reservations can be made by contacting Kirk Mancer at kirk@, by telephone at 205-663-4542.

PELHAM, AL, 35124

NETWORK280 Are you looking to expand your contacts on the Highway 280 corridor? NETWORK280 can help you with that by providing businesses with an excellent opportunity to make them! The next NETWORK280 will be held on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:30PM until 6:00PM at host sponsor, Ruby Sunshine. Bring plenty of cards and plan on

meeting lots of new contacts at this event.

The cost is $10 per person for Chamber investors and $20 per

person for “Future” investors and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two beverage tickets. Reservations are requested by noon on Monday, May 23 to assist in preparation, so please contact the Chamber via email at jordan@shelbychamber. org, by phone at 205-663-4542 or register online at

Ambassador of the Month

Tradebank of Birmingham was the #1 Region in 2021, and Brad Howard Regional Owner was #1 with new sales in 2021. Tradebank of Birmingham was selected as business of the year in 2022. Additionally - We have been chosen to launch the Alignable Alliance of Greater Birmingham. Tradebank: Barter for the Modern Age Tradebank provides an opportunity for businesses to build, grow and expand through the bartering system. In a form of Cashless Commerce, businesses



Charmaine Dye uA 25+ Year Veteran in the Trade Industry. I began my Trade Career with Tradebank in 1993. uCertified Trade Broker by NATE 1997 (National Association of Trade Exchanges) u# 1 Broker for US & Canada Awards uMillion Dollar Trade Volume Awards u2017 CO-Ambassador of the Year, Shelby County Chamber u2018 Ambassador of the Year, Shelby County Chamber

use “Trade Dollars” instead of “Real Cash” to trade products or services. The Benefits of Joining Tradebank: Increase Profitability, Improve Your Bottom Line, Gain a Competitive Edge, Utilize Networking And Marketing that works Trading is an effective management tool that goes straight to the bottom line. Businesses large and small have realized that barter enables them to build their revenue. Every time your company barters: uYou leave cash in your business.

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uYou gain new customers. uYou buy goods at your wholesale cost. uYou convert excess inventory or unused capacity into tangible assets. uYou improve your bottom line.




May is Small Business Month – Check Out These Opportunities As We Celebrate Small Businesses in Shelby County! “How to Truly Lead – Not Just Manage” Seminar Whether you have 2, 10 or 20 employees make plans to join Kristine Sizemore -- Owner & President of Sandler Training in Alabama, by KSA, Inc. -- to learn how you can get past fixing problems and putting out fires to be the leader you are meant to be. Ms. Sizemore spe-

cializes in Sales, Management and Leadership Development for Proactive Business Growth. This hands-on seminar will be held on May 12 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at Faulkner University (4524 Southlake Parkway, Suite 1 in Shelby County). The cost to attend is $10

per person for Chamber investors and $20 per person for “Future” investors and includes the seminar and boxed lunch. To assist with planning, reservations are requested by no later than Wednesday, May 11, by calling the Chamber at 205-663-4542 or register online.

The “10th Annual Shelby County Small Business Awards” Luncheon On May 18, the Chamber’s Small Business Work Group in collaboration with five other business organizations will host the 2022 Shelby County Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon. The program, presented this year by Regions, will celebrate the positive economic impact small business has on Shelby County. Nominees for the Shelby County 2022 Small Business of the Year in

five categories will be recognized and the recipients in each category will be announced. Joining the Chamber’s Small Business Work Group in co-hosting the Awards Luncheon are Calera Main Street, Chelsea Business Alliance, Columbiana Main Street, Montevallo Main Street and the Montevallo Chamber. The cost to attend is $20 per person for Chamber investors



and $30 per person for “Future” investors. To assist with planning, reservations are requested by no later than Monday, May 16, by calling the Chamber at 205-663-

4542 or register online. *PLEASE NOTE: The luncheon is earlier than usual & will be held in the Grande Hall at Old Mill Square in Columbiana.

“Engaging Prospects (the Right Prospects) To Move Them Forward” Seminar Join this May 24 seminar to talk about how buyer’s buy today, and how businesses traditionally sell. Kristine Sizemore -- Owner & President of Sandler Training in Alabama, by KSA, Inc. – will share how you (and your business) can stop wasting time and resources and start working with more qual-

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ified prospects. Ms. Sizemore specializes in Sales, Management and Leadership Development for Proactive Business Growth. This hands-on seminar is scheduled for 11:30AM – 1:00PM at Faulkner University (4524 Southlake Parkway, Suite 1 in Shelby County). The cost to attend is

$10 per person for Chamber investors and $20 per person for “Future” investors and includes the seminar and boxed lunch. To assist with planning, reservations are requested by no later than Monday, May 23, by calling the Chamber at 205-663-4542 or register online.

Ready to Shred: Recycling Day Event Friday, May 6, 2022 9:00AM - 2:00PM Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena Parking Lot 500 Amphitheater Road Pelham, AL 35124 There will be an on-site mobile truck for document destruction and an E-Waste drop off area.

Acceptable E-Waste items are: uComputers/Laptops uCell Phones/PDAs uLaptops

Presented by

We are unable to accept: uANY TVs uTubed Computer Monitors uBatteries uHousehold Appliances uRefrigerators CHAMBER STAFF WILL BE ON SITE - PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO HANDLE THEIR OWN RECYCLABLES Please contact Jordan Powell at or 205-663-4542 with any questions or visit


uLimit of 3-4 “Banker Boxes” of paper items uLimit 3-4 leaf bags of acceptable recyclables uLimit 3-4 medium plastic storage bins of acceptable recyclables

uSmall Communications Equipment uOffice Machines uPrinters uServers/Routers

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Your Chamber at work February 12 – March 11, 2022 - Responded to 67 requests for business & community information. - Promoting Chamber investors as well as Chamber & Community events through the following Social Media outlets: - Facebook: 24 “new follows”, 3,625 “views”, 9,282 “post reaches” and 5,890”total followers” - Twitter: 22 “tweets”, 1,206 “tweet impressions”, 269 “profile visits”, 3,024 “followers” - Instagram: 1,507 “followers” - LinkedIn: 715 (26 new) “followers”

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2022 TSCC Officers and Board of Directors (as of 1/28/22) OFFICERS (EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE) Chamber Chair Brian Massey Ascension St. Vincent’s

Vice Chair, Tourism & Recreation John Collier Regions Bank Immediate Past Chair Chris Grace Barge Design Solutions, Inc

Chair-Elect Mechelle Wilder ARC Realty

DIRECTORS Rux Bentley Rux Carter Insurance

Vice Chair, Business Development & Support Kelly Thrasher Fox Hand Arendall, Harrison, Sale LLC

Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College

Vice Chair, Communications & Marketing Lee Dorrill Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Vice Chair, Community & Career Development Kevin Morris America’s First Federal Credit Union Vice Chair, Finance & Administration April Harry Warren, Averett, LLC Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Mike Swinson Spire Alabama, Inc. Vice Chair, Investor Relations Daniel Listi BBH / Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Steven Smith Specification Rubber Products Melinda Bennett Candlewood Suites – Alabaster Traci Fox T Fox SalonSpa Kimberly L. Jackson Alabama Power Company Will Norwood Valley Bank

Laura Clarke SYNOVUS

Benji Sawyer Sawyer Solutions, LLC

Jeff Purvis A. C. Legg, Inc.

Chad Scroggins Shelby County

Guy Locker SouthWest Water Company

Gretchen DiFante City of Pelham

Amiee Mellon University of Montevallo

Meribeth Gilbert McLeod Software

Melissa Dixon Charles Dixon Industries

Bruce Gouin Express Employment Professionals

Daniel Holmes Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

Keith Richards Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Khiari McAlpin Vinehouse Nursery

Chris Stricklin Dunn Companies

Maurice Mercer KATs Delivery

The Hon. Brian Puckett (Ex-Officio, SCMA) City of Helena

Kyle Mims Edward Jones Investments – Kyle Mims Agency

Amy Sturdivant (Ex-Officio) 58, INC


Jack Bridges, Ph.D. (205) 669-1165 Chelsea Citizen Observer Patrol (205) 678-8455

Who’s Who

of Shelby County Businesses

Through their voluntary investment, these chamber investors support a program of work designed to make Shelby County an even better place to live and do business. The Chamber considers these organizations to be the most community-minded and successful businesses in Shelby County and strongly encourages you to do business with them. The Shelby County Chamber Who’s Who Directory consists of Investors at the “Sustaining Level” or higher. For our complete investor list, please visit

Block listings = ShelbyOne Next Level Up Investors

As of 3/24/22

City of Pelham Commercial Development Authority (205) 966-4103 ACCOUNTING Access Accounting, Inc. (205) 516-4644 Aprio, LLP (205) 991-5506 Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC (205) 982-5500 Cooke, Cameron, Travis & Company, PC(205) 988-8810 Deloach, Barber & Caspers CPA (205) 822-6350



Carden Heating & Cooling (205) 669-2459

The Bluffs at Greystone (205) 379-0322

Metro Heating and Cooling (205) 538-2420


Western Sales and Services, Inc. (205) 787-8674 ALTERATIONS By George - Embroidery, Screen Printing and Banners (205) 663-7004 ANTIQUES & INTERIORS Myrtle Jane’s (205) 664-4333 APARTMENTS & LEASING SERVICES Grand Reserve at Pelham (205) 685-4111 Hill Brook Manor / Central Shelby, Ltd. (205) 668-2020

Alabama Association of Nonprofits\ (205) 879-4712 Aldridge Gardens (205) 682-8019 Angel Warriors Foundation (205) 960-2175 Better Business Bureau (205) 558-2222 Chelsea Business Alliance (205) 678-0123 chelseabusinessalliance/ Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (205) 912-7000 ATTORNEYS

Meadow Wood Apartments (205) 663-1101

Alabama Law Services, LLC (205) 419-4414

Retreat at Greystone Apartments (205) 983-7833

Bradford & Holliman, LLC (205) 663-0281

I.H. McNeill, III, PC (205) 982-2664

The Abbey at Inverness (205) 991-9060 apartments/al/birmingham/huntcliff-road/

Dentons Sirote (205) 930-5100

Jones & Associates, LLC (205) 436-8481

The Huntley Apartments (205) 621-7062

Kassouf & Co. (205) 443-2500

Trails at Alabaster (205) 663-2824

SAS Tax & Accounting, LLC (205) 621-0388

Turtle Lake Apartment Homes (205) 991-3719

Warren Averett LLC (205) 979-4100

Wellington Manor Apartments (205) 621-0811



Essential Solutions, LLC. (205) 663-8686 Graham and Associates, CPA (205) 663-6673

Angels Advertising, LLC (205) 968-1544 Bell Media, LLC (205) 721-8660 BLR Further LLC (205) 324-8005 Digital Media Southeast, LLC (205) 395-3035 Fusion One Marketing (205) 206-6070 Meridian Graphics (205) 746-1188 Plexamedia (877) 497-4606 Radio Active (205) 663-1859 Turner Promotions (205) 983-2167 ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES Crown Trophy of Pelham (205) 621-7393

Barry Davis Architects, PC (205) 444-1112 Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, Inc. (205) 879-4462 Lathan Associates Architects, PC (205) 988-9112 O’Kelley Architecture LLC (205) 637-1124 TRO Jung/Brannen, Inc. (205) 324-6744 ART & PAINTING CLASSES Hammer & Stain Birmingham (260) 242-0376 Old Mill Square (205) 669-5800 South City Theatre (205) 621-2128 ART GALLERY Owen Arts Studio / Owen Gallery (205) 669-9700

Ellis, Head, Owens & Justice (205) 669-6783 Gina H. McDonald & Associates, LLC (205) 982-3325 Law Office of Rodney Davis, PLLC (205) 578-1597 Paul J. DeMarco, Attorney at Law (205) 326-6600 Phillip Bahakel & Accociates Attorneys at Law (205) 987-8787 Roland Milling Law, LLC (205) 620-1278 Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC (205) 870-0555 Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial (205) 572-4100 AUCTION Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. (205) 410-6751 Pearce & Associates (205) 664-4300 AUDIO/VIDEO EXPERIENCE FOR BUSINESS Lighting & Lamp (205) 271-1423 AUTOMOBILE CAR WASH Alabaster Car Wash & Wax Center (205) 358-8517 Marc-1 Express Car Wash (205) 380-7404



Montevallo Main Street (205) 665-2555 ext. 106 MontevalloMainStreet/


AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMIZATION Elite Offroad And Performance (205) 337-6608 Southern Off Road (205) 685-1911 AUTOMOBILE DEALERS DonohooAuto, LLC (205) 444-9333 EAW Exclusive Auto Wholesale (205) 406-5644 Enterprise Car Sales (205) 621-1343 Ernest McCarty Ford, Inc. (205) 663-3831 Med Center Mazda (205) 226-0929 NEXTRAN Truck Centers (205) 841-4450

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Care (205) 668-4244 Southern Truck Center, Inc. (205) 226-0880 Tuffy Tire & Auto Service (205) 624-2190 BAKERY Beignets & Lattes (205) 358-7828 Brown Sugar Desserts (205) 895-1021 Brownie Fusion (205) 690-0023 Cinnaholic (205) 573-6166 Creations Galore and Moore (205) 690-8399

BED & BREAKFAST Columbiana Inn (205) 669-1450 BEVERAGE 4th & Inches Nutrition Studio (205) 677-2060 Buck Creek Coffee House (205) 624-3733 Daysol Coffee Lab (251) 753-1160 Ground Up Coffee & Smoothies located inside Snider’s Pharmacy (205) 678-3899 GroundUpCoffeeAndSmoothies/ Hard Times Brewing Company (205) 913-4235 Helena Nutrition (205) 624-3422

LegalShield & IDShield (205) 503-3829 (205) 663-6613 The Carter Group (205) 314-9810 The Neutral Solution (205) 202-6608 BUSINESS FURNISHINGS Business Interiors (205) 939-1008 CAMPGROUND Birmingham South RV Park (205) 664-8832

CHILDCARE Ready, Set, Grow (205) 678-7123 readyset_grow_cdc_chelsea_al Vinehouse Nursery (205) 564-8564 CHIROPRACTIC CARE Chiropractic Today (205) 991-3511 The Joint Chiropractic (205) 460-1395 birmingham/lee-branch-22010 CHURCHES Columbiana United Methodist Church (205) 669-7164

Cherokee Campground (205) 428-8339

DAYSPRING Church (205) 588-8681


First Baptist Church of Columbiana (205) 669-3128

Donut Joe’s (205) 663-6006

Highway 52 Nutrition (205) 495-2585 Smoothie---Juice-Bar/Highway-52Nutrition-107030577898985/

Edgar’s Bakery, Inc. @ Cadence Place (205) 987-0790

Just A Tish, Wine & More (205) 671-5267

Edgar’s Bakery, Inc. @ Pelham (205) 987-0790

OHenry’s Coffee (205) 945-8970

Edgar’s Bakery, Inc. @ the Colonnade (205) 987-0790

Old Towne Vapes & Coffee (205) 624-4425


K&J’s Elegant Pastries (205) 663-4827

Oversoul Brewing LLC (205) 999-6444

Burton Campers, Inc. (205) 668-0075

Louise’s Cakes & Supply (205) 823-6799

The Beer Hog (205) 913-0468

Cahaba Tire (205) 663-0433

Mama Suz’s Kitchen (205) 960-7544

The Healthy Hangout (205) 834-0322

Cassady & Self Glass Company (205) 252-4284

Nana Bakes LLC (205) 861-2050

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck (205) 578-8939

Chelsea Tire & Service (205) 719-3321

Rickey J’s Bakery, Inc. (205) 874-9007

Uplift Nutrition (205) 800-3399

Christian Brothers Automotive (985) 778-9632

The Sweetest Booth LLC (205) 390-7944


Fultondale Chamber of Commerce (205) 337-1629

Buffalo Rock Company (205) 940-9799

Homewood Chamber of Commerce (205) 871-5631


Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce (205) 988-5672

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (205) 223-0612


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce (205) 699-5001


Oak Mountain Brewing Company (205) 994-6544

Montevallo Chamber of Commerce (205) 665-1519


Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce (205) 871-3779

Riverchase Kia (205) 987-6518 RV Roadway & Roadway Collision Center Inc. (205) 663-0046 Southtown Motors (205) 663-4590 Susan Schein Automotive Group (205) 664-1491

Empire Autohaus, Inc. (205) 664-5757 Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (205) 945-1771 Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers - Helena (205) 942-8957

BARBER SHOPS The Guys’ Place (205) 249-0858 BARTER EXCHANGE Moxey Bham (205) 991-7050

Greystone Tire and Automotive (205) 980-5113

Tradebank of Birmingham (205) 529-1786

Joe Hudson Collision Center Champion Blvd (205) 453-7489


Lynn Johnson Collision Repair, Inc. (205) 678-3784 Melton Automotive (205) 663-8088 Mobile Fleet Specialists of Birmingham, Inc. (205) 564-8660 O’Reilly Auto Parts Helena (205) 378-5660

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European Wax Center (205) 637-3201 Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio @ Inverness Plaza (205) 995-2442 Shear Elegance (205) 365-9539 T. Fox SALONSPA (205) 403-8369

Oak Mountain Lanes (205) 403-7466

Sunbelt Business Brokers (205) 903-3564 BUSINESS & PERSONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Ann’s All Around Town Catering (205) 568-8610 Chelsea Coffee House (205) 678-4444 Gumbo to Geaux (205) 873-2740 The Happy Catering Co. (205) 251-8925 Yellow Bicycle Catering (205) 427-0806 CELLULAR EQUIPMENT & SERVICE Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless (205) 822-2526 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce (205) 425-3253 Chilton County Chamber of Commerce (205) 755-2400

The Shelby County Chamber (205) 663-4542

Michael Smith - Entrepreneur in Residence (205) 568-2526 michaeltsmithusa/

Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (205) 655-7535


Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce (205) 823-5011

Hear My Cry LLC (205) 378-9394


First Baptist Church of Vincent (205) 672-2512 CLEANING SERVICES Magic City Clean-Out 205-395-3630 CLOTHING RETAIL & ACCESSORIES America’s Thrift Store (205) 856-1234 COFFEE Cabin Fever Coffee (419) 439-1961 cabinfevercoffeetruck Leader’s Corner Coffee & Tea (205) 620-1700 COIN DEALER Alabama Coin Shop (205) 401-3839 COMMERCIAL & FLEET SUPPLIER Quality Petroleum (205) 988-4600 COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL JUNK REMOVAL

Charles Dixon Industries, Inc. (205) 981-2171 Envirosol (205) 229-7650 COMMUNITY/SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AARP (866) 542-8167 Adaptive Aquatics (205) 807-7519 Alabama Family Rights Association (205) 626-9458 / Alabama Forest Owners’ Association, Inc. (205) 987-8811

Alabaster Arts Council (205) 664-9273

Shelby Emergency Assistance (205) 665-1942

Springer Equipment Company, Inc. (205) 951-3675

Helena Road Dental Care (205) 784-4558

Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club (205) 408-7620

Shelby Humane (205) 669-3916

Thornton, Inc. (205) 870-5498

Kari Bartlett DMD, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (205) 663-6545

58 INC. - Shelby County Economic Development Corporation (205) 620-6658

The Arc of Shelby County (205) 664-9313

Tim James, Inc. (334) 324-3386

Lee Branch Dental Studio (205) 678-0871

Alabama Works (800) 248-0033

The Jimmie Hale Mission (205) 323-5878

Timberline Construction Group LLC (205) 848-8300

United Way of Central Alabama (205) 251-5131


Montevallo Family Dentistry - Dr. Bobby F. Shunnarah DMD (205) 665-2224

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (205) 943-4700

Pelham Dental Care (205) 663-6246

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (205) 251-8139

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham - Shelby County Office (205) 378-4050 Cahaba River Society (205) 322-5326 Columbiana Housing Authority (205) 669-6921 Columbiana Main Street (205) 209-2417 ColumbianaMainStreet1/?hc_ location=ufi Compact2020 (205) 605-1824 Developing Alabama Youth Foundation (205) 664-1600

Vineyard Family Services (205) 533-7852 COMPUTER SERVICES & SOLUTIONS Personal Computer Consulting (205) 621-9304 Cahaba Valley Computer Services, LLC (205) 980-9903

Scott Howard Consulting (844) 396-7301



MannaMarket (205) 566-2533


SafeHouse of Shelby County, Inc. (205) 669-1877 Sav-A-Life Shelby, Inc. (205) 664-1667 SBA - Alabama District Office (205) 290-7101 SCORE (205) 264-8425 Shelby County Arts Council (205) 669-0044 Shelby County Community Corrections (205) 669-8900 Shelby County Community Services (205) 669-3740

COUNSELING SERVICES Warrior Wellness Group, LLC (205) 624-2422

The Driveway Company - Birmingham (205) 704-4779

Owens House, The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. (205) 669-3333

Raceway Oak Mountain (205) 982-2900

Ackee Design (205) 999-1060

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers (205) 943-6000

My Sister’s Place, Inc. (205) 434-0701


Raceway Hwy 280 (205) 995-6601

McLeod Software (205) 823-5100

Leadership Shelby County (205) 413-6704

Rise Up Journey (205) 401-6391


Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness & Sports (205) 607-0504

King’s Home (205) 678-8331

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, LLC (573) 953-0717

Quick Shop (205) 682-2766

Doozer Software, Inc. (205) 413-8302

Junior Achievement of Alabama, Inc. (205) 290-9365 ja-birmingham/


Cumberland Computer Services, LLC (205) 467-4055

Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area (205) 942-6277

Grace Klein Community (205) 490-7516

Thompson Tractor Company, Inc. (205) 664-4833

Adams Homes, LLC (205) 620-1173 Alabama Gutter Company (205) 991-2001 Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC (205) 328-4000 Champion Technologies, LLC (205) 663-6116 championtechnologiesllc1-35124/ pelham-al/ Dunn Construction Company, Inc. (205) 592-3866 M.J. Harris Construction Services, LLC (205) 380-6800 Rausch Coleman Homes (479) 455-9090 SDH Alabama, LLC (256) 201-3706 South East Concrete, LLC (205) 995-9888

Kontane Logistics Inc. (205) 937-8611 CREDIT CARD & ELECTRONIC FUND SERVICES Financial Resource Group (205) 802-7910 KLJ Solutions LLC (205) 368-8552 DANCE SCHOOL Tippi Toes Birmingham (205) 907-0116 DELIVERY SERVICE KATs Delivery (205) 624-0777 Raughley Logistics (205) 365-5125 DENTAL Acton Family Dentistry (205) 823-2258 Albritton & Ardovino Family Dentistry (205) 664-7610

Premier Family Dentistry (205) 621-5304


Shelby Pediatric Dentistry (205) 419-7444

Alabama 4H Center (205) 669-4241

StoneCreek Dental Care (205) 663-1280

Alabama Wildlife Center (205) 663-7930

Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, PC (205) 663-6545

American Village (205) 665-3535


McWane Science Center (205) 714-8372

Clayton Management, LLC (205) 621-0809 Creed, Incorporated (205) 621-0809 Enviro-Systems (205) 437-3779 DISINFECTION TECHNOLOGIES Clean Surface LLC (205) 229-3588 DISTRIBUTORS American Wholesale Distributors (205) 620-3971 www.americanwholesaledistributors. com ATG Distribtuion (256) 249-8578 Avanti Polar Lipids (205) 663-2494 BTC Wholesale Distributors, Inc. (205) 324-2581 Hibbett Distribution Center (205) 942-8398 Morrow Water Technologies, Inc. (205) 991-7222 DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES Gone for Good Secure Document Destruction (205) 943-5252

Stick And Strum Academy (205) 434-0870 EDUCATION - SCHOOLS Southern Christian Preparatory Academy (205) 440-2149


American Red Cross - Shelby Jefferson Office (205) 987-2793


Alabaster City Board of Education (205) 663-8400 Calera High School (205) 682-6100 index.htm Calera Middle School (205) 682-6140 cams/ Career Technical Educational Center (205) 682-6650 index.htm Central Alabama Community College (256) 234-6346 Chelsea High School (205) 682-7290 index.htm Coosa Valley Academy (205) 672-7326 Cornerstone Christian School (205) 669-7777


Faulkner University (205) 879-5588

Boohaker Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (205) 621-4007

Fastest Labs of South Birmingham (205) 498-0444

Helena High School (205) 682-3650

Buck Creek Family Dental (205) 624-4570


Indian Springs School (205) 988-3350

Calera Dental Center, P.C. (205) 620-3312 Elite Dentistry & Implant Center (205) 678-2525 Greystone Smile Design (205) 981-7775

Champion Cleaners of Hoover (205) 408-2797 Champion Cleaners of Calera (205) 668-4727

Jefferson State Community College (205) 520-5900


Montevallo High School (205) 682-6400

A & S Hauling (205) 283-8431

Oak Mountain Elementary School (205) 682-5230



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City of Columbiana (205) 669-5800

Shelby County Director of Public Works (205) 669-3869

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Town of Westover (205) 678-3375

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Ray & Poynor Properties -- Shane Plyler, Agent (205) 440-2193

Blue’s Bourbon & Brews (205) 358-8337

Double A Drugs (205) 642-9274 doubleadrugs Helena Drugs (205) 729-5060 PHYSICAL THERAPY Therapy South of Chelsea (205) 678-7272 TherapySouth of Pelham (205) 664-8404 PLUMBING & GAS FITTERS AH Plumbing, LLC (205) 807-7137 Plumb-Tech, Inc. (205) 664-5324 PLUMBING SERVICES K & S Plumbing Services, LLC (877) 251-3194 Roto-Rooter Services Co. (205) 518-7072 The Neighborhood Plumber (205) 663-0612 PRINTING SERVICES FedEx Office Inside Alabaster Walmart 205-564-3238 ext 9 office-2578/ Minuteman Press (205) 621-2722 PrintsWell (800) 476-4723 Soul Ink Printing (205) 677-2177 The Awards & Engraving Place (205) 823-7676 The UPS Store Caldwell Mill at Valleydale in Hoover (205) 980-8180

Greystone Neighbors (205) 777-8334 REAL ESTATE AHI Properties (205) 682-9106 ARC Realty (205) 969-8910 ARC Realty -- Kristi Sayers, Agent (205) 835-3930 Canopy at Oak Mountain (205) 979-3790 EXIT Magic City Realty - Trish Tuma (205) 688-6685 EXIT Realty Prime (205) 420-8989 EXIT Royal Realty (205) 299-2084 EXP Realty - Karl Heckman (205) 492-5669 Iron City Premier Realty (205) 327-5033 Jessica Spencer - Keller Williams Hoover (205) 218-4487 Kim Scherer and Company - KW Metro South (205) 966-8678

RE/MAX First Choice (205) 663-4402 RealtySouth - Shelby (205) 663-3895 Team Lehman, Keller Williams Metro South (205) 542-4011 RECREATION Alabaster Senior Center (205) 663-1307 facility/details/seniorcenter-16 Birmingham Barons Baseball (205) 988-3200 Blue Water Park LLC (205) 663-7428 City of Pelham Parks and Recreation (205) 620-6426 DeSoto Caverns (256) 378-7252 Oak Mountain State Park (205) 620-2520 Old Baker Farm (205) 672-7209 Pelham Racquet Club (205) 621-3380

Melissa Wise/RealtySouth Agency (205) 520-3878

Regions Tradition (205) 967-4745

Peter Northcott, Realtor / LAH Hoover & Brass Bear Antiques northcott/

SCPARA (205) 991-2015

REMAX Preferred (205) 677-8463

Shiloh Clays (205) 368-2776 RECREATION EQUIPMENT & RETAIL


Southern Realty Specialists (205) 426-1113

Overland Adventure Rentals (205) 601-9266

Ferrellgas (800) 344-1939

The Highlands Community (205) 278-2602



Wesley Young - Keller Williams (256) 750-1620

Birmingham Home Leasing (205) 259-1918 Blackwell Nelson (205) 637-0281 Sealy Management Co. Inc (205) 391-6000 PUBLICATIONS Birmingham Christian Family Magazine (205) 408-7150 Birmingham Parent (205) 624-2405

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Shelby Baptist Association (205) 669-7858 RESTAURANTS

White House Real Estate (205) 874-6709

2 Pesos Cantina (205) 987-3800


5 Amigos Mexican Restaurant (205) 980-8266

Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate (205) 939-4440 Myers Enterprises LLC - eXp Commercial (205) 616-1445 REAL ESTATE - RESIDENTIAL ARC Realty - Cindy Edmunds, Agent (205) 229-2774

Applebee’s Bar + Grill of Chelsea (205) 678-8800 Arby’s - Alabaster (205) 664-1797 Baumhower’s Victory Grille (205) 995-5151

Cajun Boys & Our Poboys - Chelsea (205) 678-2256 Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken (205) 621-3991 Chick-Fil-A at Greystone (205) 995-8333 Chick-Fil-A at Inverness (205) 995-9925 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (205) 987-1555 Cream & Cones Ice Cream Lounge (205) 848-8383 Creekside BBQ (443) 418-6599 Customs Cafe’ (205) 987-0176 Delta Blues Hot Tamales (205) 624-2092 Dreamland BBQ -- Highway 280 (205) 820-7427 Dunkin’ in Alabaster (865) 392-1881 Dunkin’ in Helena (205) 580-1961 East 59 Cafe at Lee Branch (205) 573-6103 Eli’s Jerusalem Grill (205) 637-3658 Fat Johnny’s Comfort & Soul (205) 671-5331 Frida Kahlo Modern Mexican Cuisine LLC (205) 358-8607 Full Moon Bar-B-Que of Pelham (205) 517-6966 Jefferson’s Restaurant (205) 989-9464 Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q at Greystone (205) 991-1306 Jimmy John’s (205) 564-8228 Joe’s Italian Pizza Pasta & Cafe (205) 663-4111 Kamali Creole Kitchen (205) 573-6003 www.kamalicreolekitchen. com/?fbclid=IwAR0Ji4vkOEcj6HcxGM Tz24YSB9scE7l1KcRtYApbjkRA0g4HU QnSfFqoPGk La Patrona Mexican Restaurant (205) 671-5277

Maya Mexican Restaurant Alabaster (205) 624-4477 / McAlister’s Deli of Pelham (205) 985-9797 Miami Fusion Cafe 280 (205) 585-9165 Milo’s Hamburgers - Alabaster (205) 871-2000 Milo’s Hamburgers - Calera (205) 668-7748 Milo’s Hamburgers - Inverness (205) 991-6456 Milo’s Hamburgers - Pelham (205) 402-0722 Nueva Michoacana (205) 358-8554 Oak House (205) 843-0047 Papa John’s Calera (205) 319-3184 Pita Mediterranean Street Food (205) 671-5155 Ruby Sunshine Salvatore’s Pizza & Pasta (205) 991-2881 Shelby Sandwich Shop (205) 669-9102 shelbysandwichshop Shugah’s (205) 624-3431 Shugahs-103511658056427/photos/ Soul Spot Wings Montevallo LLC (205) 476-8694 Subway of Alabaster (205) 267-7014 Subway of Chelsea (205) 678-9601 united-states/al/chelsea/100-chelseacorners-way?utm_source=yxtgoog&utm_medium=local&utm_ term=acq&utm_content=21818&utm_ campaign=evergreen-2020 Taco Mama (205) 705-3333 Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe (205) 380-4344 Texas Roadhouse (205) 985-7427 The Anvil Pub & Grill (205) 637-7100 The Copper Train (205) 358-8179

The HoneyBaked Ham Company (205) 620-9899 alabaster/808 The Juicy Seafood (205) 582-2288 Tin Top Bar B Que 2 (205) 670-0583 VJ’s Restaurant (205) 670-5109 vjsrestaurantatthelake Walk - On’s Sports Bistreaux & Bar (205) 538-2700 Whataburger @ Alabaster (205) 620-4188 Whataburger @ Inverness (205) 980-9314 birmingham/111-resource-centerpkwy.html Whataburger @ Pelham (205) 987-2779 White On Rice Pho & Noodle House (205) 739-2177 Zapopan Mexican Resaurant (205) 668-4008 RETAIL A Birthday Place (205) 637-0010 Bailey Brothers Music Company (205) 271-7827 Best Buy (205) 437-8966 Cahaba Tractor Company (205) 663-1470 EcoWash Systems LLC (205) 624-4099 Ensley-Fairfield Mattress Company (205) 663-9733



Specification Rubber Products (205) 663-2521

Tandems, Ltd. (205) 991-5519

The Foundry Ministries (205) 424-4673




Shelbiana Animal Clinic (205) 669-7717

Great American RV Superstores (844) 642-4947

Rivalry Sports (205) 396-4328

Tire Engineers @ Hwy 280 (205) 408-2720

Valleydale Animal Clinic (205) 991-5416



Tires & Engine Performance (205) 620-3311

Veterinary Specialists Of Birmingham (205) 967-9107



Alabama Technology Network (205) 856-8000

Hope Finley Photography & Videography (205) 281-1908

Sandler Training in Alabama by KSA Inc. (205) 306-8164

Pitts Media (205) 365-3523

Comtex Technologies (205) 871-3000 SECURITY SERVICES ADT Security Services (205) 403-3164 Five Star Security, Inc. (205) 230-3551 SENIOR LIVING PLACEMENT Assisted Living Locators (205) 775-6006 birmingham SHIPPING The UPS Store Calera (205) 668-4822 theupsstore/ SIGNS FASTSIGNS (205) 823-4045 Reliable Sign Services, Inc. (205) 664-0955 Steel City Signs Inc. (205) 624-3573

Buck Creek Stained Glass (205) 541-3322 STEEL FABRICATORS Dunn Building Company, LLC (205) 510-0243 STONE SUPPLIER AM3 Surfaces (205) 624-3506 Cutstone Company LLC (205) 624-3538 STORAGE Attic Plus Storage (205) 969-1860

CoolBox Self Storage - Caldwell Mill (205) 991-9449


Greystone Self Storage, LLC (205) 206-7882

Pipelines, LLC (205) 358-8202

The Narrows Self Storage (205) 438-6200



Rehab Select at Shelby Ridge (205) 620-8500

Swimming Pool Services, LLC (205) 601-3385

The Healthcare Center at Buck Creek (205) 663-3859

TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES Cornerstone Certified Public Accounting, LLC (205) 678-8033

Magnolia’s (205) 618-9800

Specialty GiftsFancy Fur (205) 408-1693

Wilson Computer Support (205) 985-9942

Marvin’s Building Materials of Calera (205) 668-2608

Preppy Pinkies LLC (941) 201-9435


Selective Selections By She (205) 378-7769

Reverie Custom Creations (205) 977-0775


Whiskers & Wags Pet Boutique (205) 618-9496

Danberry At Inverness (205) 443-9500 Royale Living Suites (205) 808-2468 ROOFING Yellowhammer Roofing, Inc (205) 988-3337

Alabama Soccer Association (205) 991-9779 Birmingham Bulls Hockey Club, LLC (256) 620-6870 Birmingham Legion FC (205) 600-4720 Flip Side Watersports (205) 423-5457

Alabama Fleet Worx, LLC (205) 600-3220

Transporation Concepts, Inc. (205) 951-4051

Uncle Keith’s Red Sauce (205) 914-8921



American Self Storage, LLC (205) 624-2336



Sanctuary Trust for Shelby County (205) 283-2680

Double O Carriers (205) 471-3177

Strongbox Self Storage (205) 719-1506




Helena Hardware A True Value (205) 605-0600

Hester’s Electronics and Services (205) 787-1298

Riverview Animal Clinic (205) 991-9580



AT&T - Alabama (205) 714-0523 CE Workforce- d.b.a T-Mobile (205) 620-6190 Low Latency Communications, LLC (205) 745-3970 T-Mobile (205) 344-2151

Transportation South, Inc. (205) 663-2287 TRAVEL AGENCY Expedia CruiseShipCenters (205) 437-3354 GreystoneAL PDPH Travel - Pixie Dust & Pirate Hooks/ Savvy Travel Group (407) 205-9078 UTILITY COMPANIES Alabama Power Company (205) 226-1720 Gaston Steam Plant (205) 669-8007 SouthWest Water Company (205) 987-8352 Spire Alabama, Inc. (800) 292-4008

Weld South Inc. (205) 381-8118 WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES Bin There Dump That (205) 406-5850 Trash Taxi of Alabama LLC (205) 419-4005 WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING Moore Coal Company, Inc. (205) 424-2705 WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS Aqua Systems (205) 383-3999 WEALTH MANAGEMENT OneAscent Wealth Management, LLC (205) 313-9142 WEB DESIGN & SERVICES Great New Day Internet Solutions, LLC (205) 939-3565 WEDDING VENUE Douglas Manor (205) 369-8714 WELLNESS CLINIC creACTive Wellness Center (205) 918-3305 WINDOW TREATMENTS

Sterrett - Vandiver Water System, Inc. (205) 672-3396

Van Gogh Window Fashions (205) 987-3711

Xpert Drilling (205) 937-6382


VACATION RENTAL Lighthouse 1115 (205) 909-7363 VETERINARIAN

T-Mobile - Chelsea (205) 720-3964

280 Animal Medical Center (205) 678-8253


Airport Veterinary Hospital, P.C. (205) 621-0500

Business Telephones Incorporated (205) 988-8297


Helena Veterinary Clinic (205) 236-0500

Corbin Farms Winery (205) 685-0655 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Central Alabama Partnership for Training & Employment (CAPTE) (205) 325-4880 Central Six Alabama Works! (205) 719-3227 The Onin Group (205) 298-7233

Oak View Animal Hospital (205) 988-3559



The Craft Burger (205) 995-0003








Girls from Helena High School dressed in their most beautiful pageant gowns to compete in the 2022 Miss Helena High School Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 26. Participants were judged on poise, stage presence, appearance and how they responded to interview questions. 1.

Jasmine Spratling, Kate Hawes, Abigail Viola, Kaitlin Elise Glawson, Addie Holcomb, Allie Rae Anderson, Kimberly Grace Bell, Anna Beth Goodman.


Jasmine Spratling, Andre Odom, and Kate Hawes.


Alyson Ragland.


Kaitlin Elise Glawson.


Kenny Spears, Kasyn Bustamento, Cade Shannon, Andre Odom, JC Sivley, AJ Horstead, and Sammy Ratley.


Former Miss HHS Olivia Beland crowning this year’s winner Kaitlin Elise Glawson.


Jasmine Spratling, Addie Holcomb and Kimberly Grace Bell.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 13 South Main Street closed down for a Next Level Chef watch party. Community members gathered in support of Jonathan Harrison and watched the show on a large screen set up in the street under the string lights. 1.

Kristy Shepard, Kathy Hitt and Tiger Hitt.


Ambry and Marie Martin.


Grace and O.Z. Hall.


Carlos Hernandez, Kayte Fuglaar and Chip Nash.

Check out our unbeatable selection of wine & craft beer!














Chelsea native Xander Echols spearheaded a sports camp and classic car show fundraiser for Hargis Christian Camp on Saturday, March 19. Proceeds from the event will go toward an ongoing effort to preserve and renovate the camp. 1.

Mike Echols and Xander Echols.


Dina Cheslock, Sheryl Christian and Michelle Ferrel.


Ginger Wilson with Negan.


Sara, Daniel, Grayson, Lucas and Samuel Ringpfeil.


Xander Echols and Drew Martin.


Season Kelly, Cailyn Kelly, Carson Donovan and Jack Donovan with Katie.


Charlie Richardson, Mike Richardson and Gregg Black.


Bruce Burdette, Ann Burdette, Becky Franks and Mike Franks.


Sandy Carroll and Cherry Dearman.

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Pelham residents crowded to the Pelham Civic Complex to celebrate the return of their favorite annual event, The Taste of Pelham. Local restaurants set up shop to feature the tastiest items on their menu. 1.

John Morice, Alex Plata and Luz Garduno.


Laura Catherine Vaughn and Jacob Commerford with Folklore Brewing.


Maurice Mercer, Mary Campbell and Liz Winn.


Members of Pelham High School’s Culinary Arts Team.



Marketplace Shelby Living Magazine • 205.669.3131

NOW HIRING: EXPERIENCED STANDUP FORKLIFT OPERATOR $19.85/HOUR, PLUS $$$ PRODUCTION & SAFETY INCENTIVES 2nd shift starts at 4:00pm. TRUCK DRIVERHOME MOST EVERY NIGHT! Earn $55,000 - $85,000 delivering palletized loads to grocery stores within 300 mile radius of our Birmingham warehouse. Min. 2 years tractor-trailer experience required. Great BenefitsBlue Cross Health+Dental Insurance for only $59/week. Paid vacation & holidays, and matching 401k plan. APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.AGSOUTH.COM

Automation Personnel Services Hiring IMMEDIATELY For: Automotive Assembly, General Labor, Production, Clerical, Machine Operator, Quality, Carpentry, Welder, Foundry. Positions In: Calera, Clanton, Pelham, Bessemer, McCalla. Walk-in applications accepted. Clanton (205)280-0002. Pelham (205)444-9774. Bama Concrete Now Hiring: Diesel Mechanic 4 Years Minimum Experience. CDL Preferred. Competitive Pay. Great Benefits. Apply in person: 2180 Hwy 87 Alabaster, 35007 Now Hiring For Utility Positions Starting pay $14.42/ hour Must be able to pass background screen. Please apply at: $80,000+ Yearly Potential Sales positions available at Burton Campers. Please call Mickey Price for phone interview: 205-668-0075 Chilton and Shelby County Treatment Center Now Hiring Masters in counseling/ social work and related fields. Email resume to: Or call 205-755-4300 for more information. Kelly Education • Shelby County Schools • Hiring Substitute Teachers. Limitless opportunities for passionate people! •Free pre-hire training •Paid orientation •Ongoing professional development •Steady, yet flexible, work

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•Weekly pay •Your preference of schools. Contact Anne Gamble: O: 205.682.7062 M: 205.532.1122 Lancaster Place Apartments. Location, community & quality living in Calera, AL. 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments available. Call today for specials!! 205-668-6871. Or visit Marble Valley Manor. Affordable 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments for Elderly & Disabled. Many on-site services! 2115 Motes Rd, Sylacauga. 256-245-6500 •TDD#s: 800-548-2547(V) •800-548-2546(T/A). Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Equal Opportunity Provider/ Employer Oxford Healthcare in Montgomery currently hiring certified CNA’s and/or Home Health aides in the Clanton, Marbury and Maplesville areas. Must be able to pass complete background check, have reliable transportation and have a strong work ethic. Serious inquiries only. Call 334-409-0035 or apply on-line at LAND FOR SALE 180 acres, located on Walnut Creek. Will not divide property. Call for more information: 205-369-5641 Part-Time Maintenance Manager Position Opening at Riverside Baptist Church Helena. Good employment for qualified retired or semi-retired person. Call 205-426-1910 for additional information. NOW HIRING!! Dunnavant Valley Ace Hardware 300 Carlow Ln (AKA Hwy 41) Birmingham, AL 35242 Ken Smith 205-980-7221 william.coker@ Your help is more than wanted! South Haven Health & Rehab NOW HIRING!!! •LPN’s & RN’s -$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for Full-Time shift •CNA’s Apply in person: 3141 Old Columbiana Rd Birmingham,AL-35266 Electrician - FT Supreme Electric, local-based company in Pelham. Must be willing

to learn & work hard. Go to: Print employment application under Contact Us. Mail to: Supreme Electric 231 Commerce Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124 or call 205-453-9327. Become a Dental Assistant in ONLY 8 WEEKS! Please visit our website or call (205)561-8118 and get your career started! Now Hiring! Termite Treaters and Inspectors. Work with a great local company, in business for over 50 years. BC/BS insurance, 401k, opportunities available. No experience required. Must have a good driving record and be able to pass drug screen. Email to or call 205-369-6250. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Now hiring RN’s and LPN’s throughout Alabama! $250 community referral bonus for RN’s and LPN’s. Sign-on Bonuses available at select locations! For more information please contact: Paige Gandolfi Call/text: 724-691-7474 HIRING EXPERIENCED PIPE LAYERS & CDL DRIVERS REV Construction seeking Experienced Pipe Layers CDL Drivers Class A or B 2yrs dump truck exp. preferred Benefits include: BCBS Medical Insurance, 401k Paid holidays & vacation time. Email resume: mtucker@ Fax: 205-349-1862 Call: 205-349-1860 NOW HIRING FT/PT Farm Equipment Operator, Lawn Maintenance and Fork Lift Driver Needed. Drug and Background Check Required. COMPETITIVE PAY. Call 205-688-0258 to set up an interview. H&H Enterprises, Inc Alabaster, AL has an immediate opening for a Portable Building Delivery Driver. Delivery Driver will be primarily be responsible for loading, delivering, blocking and leveling portable storage

buildings. The delivery driver will also be responsible for completing other tasks associated with our business. All delivery driver applicants must be customer service driven and represent our company in the upmost way. We are an established 33 year old company with 19 retail locations. We look forward to adding to our team to continue working toward future success. Portable Building Delivery Drivers job duties: • drives a company vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner • load portable buildings at the store and verifies the condition of the truck, the manifest and other paperwork associated with the deliveries to be made • drives to the delivery destination, confirms order with customer, unloads, blocks, levels and obtains confirmation signature Delivery Driver job requirements: • Applicants will need a valid Class D driver license. No CDL is required • Pass DOT driving physical Delivery Driver Salary starting at $600.00 + per week based on experience. To Apply: Send Resumes to tracy.thomas@ or Call 205.664.9191 ext 125. H&H Enterprises, Inc. Alabaster, AL has an immediate opening for a Delivery Driver. Delivery Drivers will be primarily responsible for the delivery and set up of portable buildings. All applicants must be customer service driven and represent our company in the upmost way. We are an established 35 year old company with 18 retail locations. We look forward to adding to our team to continue working toward future success. Delivery Drivers: • must have a good driving record • must have a Class A CDL license • must be able to deliver wide load buildings Salary is $900.00 plus per week depending on experience Direct Deposit is available Health/Dental and Vision Insurance To Apply: Send Resumes to tracy.thomas@hhenterprises. com or Call 205.664.9191 ext 125.

We’re Hiring -All Positions www.altogethergreat. com OR www. Morrison’s Healthcare Food Service 1000 1st Street N. Alabaster, Alabama 35007 205.620.8107 Experienced Termite Technician or someone experienced in route-service work and wants to learn new profession. Work-vehicle/ equipment provided. Must drive straight-shift, have clean driving record/be 21/pass background/drug test. Training provided. Insurance/401K offered. M-F 7:00-4:30 + 1 Saturday/month. Pay $13hr. Send resume to Southeastern Sealcoating Now Hiring RECEPTIONIST Requirements: Microsoft Office proficiency, Organizational skills, Personable phone skills. We offer benefits & 401k! Must pass drug test. Email resume: Grace@southeastern LOOKING FOR A TRAVEL TRAILER We have several to choose from Travel Trailers, 5th wheels and Motorhomes Financing available W.A.C. Give Me A Call Now! 205-991-3500 LOOK TO THE STARS & FIND YOUR DESTINY! Improve your love life! Find success & happiness! •Spiritual Meditation •Chakra Therapy • Energy Restoration •Psychic Readings ¶ Advice. Find out what the new year holds! One visit will convince you. $5 OFF YOUR FIRST READING! Personal readings from your trusted local psychic, available in-person or by phone. Call Mrs. StarL 205-560-0490 For All Your Masonry Repair Needs Call 205-643-0729 or email



Shelby County Commissioner for District 4 & Vineyard Family Services Executive Director

Best Eats in Town

Davis Drug Snack Bar Davis Drug Snack Bar in Columbiana has some of the best burgers, hot potato salad and milkshakes anywhere in town!

Friday Night Lights

Thompson High School Thompson High School Friday Nights are a favorite of mine. I get to watch two of my children perform: Sarah Paige, who’s my youngest who’s also on the dance team, and Carson, who’s my middle child who played in the band.

Faith and Fellowship

Vineyard Family Services The Vineyard Family Services Center ribbon cutting was such a proud moment for my family and me. I’ve been working as the Executive Director for Vineyard Family Services, and the establishment of this community center was monumental in expanding our outreach within the community.

Supporting Small Businesses

Buck Creek Coffee House Local coffee shops such as Buck Creek Coffee House are always delicious. Buck Creek Coffee always gets my order, a large mocha with an extra shot and almond milk, perfect each time I swing by for a cup.

Small Town Eats

Taste of Pelham Taste of Pelham is a great spot for fellowship.

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