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

May 2012

Inside this Edition

• Meet our New Members • Board of Directors’ & Ambassadors • Snapshots • Luncheon Reflections & Membership Application • Things to Do & See in Shelby County • Golf Registration Form • Next Chamber Luncheon Call the Chamber Office at 205-669-9075 for more information on these events or visit our website at for complete calendar information. 2012 Corporate Sponsors

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

Southern Pines Chiropractic Center 50 Manning Place, Birmingham, AL 35242 205-437-8637

Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen 200 One Nineteen Blvd, Hoover, AL 35242 205-745-4611

Elite Rx Pharmacy 135 Gemini Cr., Ste 201, Birmingham, AL 35209 205-945-6705

EarthFare-Megan Senn

Purifoy Adult Day Health Care 8707 Helena Rd, Pelham, AL 35124 205-643-6070

Citrus Solutions Chelsea, Alabama 205-678-7708

Plexus Slim 433 Kensington Manor Drive, Calera, AL 35040 337-849-6690

Plexus Slim-Keith Mire 205-757-7029

Chelsea Lodge#886 Chelsea, Alabama 205-999-3843

CHAMBER MEMBER RENEWALS Regions Bank-Corporate Sponsor Sam’s Wholesale New Beacon Hospice Kiwanis Club Chelsea Juice Plus Vicki Everett Cahaba Valley Computer Services State Farm Chester Lewis


Explore a glimpse of your local history by visiting Shelby County’s Museum Trail at www.Shelby





President Donna Smelcer Shelby Baptist Medical Center

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

1st Vice President Faye McGuire Frontier Bank

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

Mary Strehle, Victory GMC

Executive Director Stacy Walkup

Richard Cook, Busy Hands Framing and Gifts

Mayor Theoangelo Perkins, Jackie Ingram Harpersville

Evan Major, Former Superintendent of Education

Della Pender, MT Laurel

Jon Lauderdale, Alagasco

Robert Jackson Bridges, Historic Parish Argo, First United Security Bank Shelby Association Miranda Carter, Johnny Rays BBQ

Past President & Advisor Billy Jones Bryant Bank

Faye McGuire, Frontier Bank Kevin Morris, M&F Bank

Wayne Johnsey, Piggly Wiggly

Mayor Earl Niven, Becky Landers, Chelsea

Donna Smelcer, Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Mayor Allan Lowe, Gina Antolini, Columbiana

Mayor Ray McAllister, Joy Marler, Vincent Mayor Rosemary Liveoak, Kay Ray, Wilsonville Mayor Mark McLaughlin, Wayne Jones, Westover Office Team, Ben Corbitt and RSVP Volunteers

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


Coffee with the MayorChelsea Chris Cano/ Alabama Power, Billy Jones/Bryant Bank, Donna Smelcer/Shelby Baptist Medical Center Sponsors

Chef Specialty 3rd Place Brasfield and Gorrie MegaBytes

Ribs 1st Place and Sauce 2nd Place Alagasco

Kiwanis members Miranda Carter, Earl Niven and Bob Wanninger pose with Mayor Nivens Granddaughter, Kelli Nivens.

Chef Specialty 2nd Place and Ribs 2nd Place Shelby County Reporter

People’s Choice Sullivan Communications

Overall Best Ribs & Sauce Alabama Power/ Power Hogs Team

Sauce 3rd Place AC Legg

Chef Specialty 1st Place, Ribs 3rd Place, and Sauce 1st Place Three Amigos

Chamber Volunteers (l-r) Peggy Canady, Estelle Thompson, Lois Trussr, Linda Major/Chamber Ambassador, Karen Stamps/Chamber Ambassador, and Jean Schofield.

Community Health Expo offered many screenings and educational materials for Health and Wellness Education sponsored by Shelby Baptist Medical Center Hospital and Chelsea Clinic.

5 LUNCHEON REFLECTIONS On April 5, 2012 the chamber hosted its monthly membership luncheon spotlighting the Town of Harpersville. Mayor Theo Perkins shared many historical facts highlighting Harpersville rich past while progressing into the town’s future. Sammy Blocker of Bama Budweiser gave a quick overview of the new plant being built and how it will be moving from Sylacauga to Harpersville bringing over 130 jobs with it. As these jobs change with turnover it will be an asset to our area as they begin rehiring from Shelby County for these positions.

Kevin Morris, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce board member gave our invocation and introduced our luncheon sponsors from First United Security Bank and Harpersville Medical Clinic. We had many businesses represented at the luncheon including Morgan Creek Vineyards, Southern Care Hospice, Russell Building Supply, Gill’s Service Center, Perk’s BBQ and many more. All of these businesses had donated door prizes, provided the lunch, sponsored the lunch and or had an expo table. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and ambassadors who help at the luncheons each month!

2012 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Welcome Aboard 2012 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 396 • 208 East College Street • Columbiana, Alabama 35051 What is your Chamber? Your chamber of commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in your community. Who leads your Chamber? Its members run your chamber of commerce. The Board of Directors that determines policies and sets goals. An Executive director handles the day-to-day operations. The Members are needed for involvement in committees that range from economic development, education and human resources, tourism, public affairs and governments relations. The Chamber meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at noon. Membership Application We wish to invest in Shelby County by joining the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce according to the following fee schedule: Non – Business Rates: Private or retired individual...........................................$ 65.00 Business Rates: 1-3 employees...................................$120.00 4-8 employees...................................................$175.00 9-20 employees.................................................$230.00 21-50 employees...............................................$285.00 51-100 employees.............................................$395.00 over 100 employees..........................................$450.00 Please find our check for $_____________

_____________________________________________________ COMPANY _____________________________________________________ CONTACT PERSON _____________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________ City, State and Zip _____________________________________________________ Telephone FAX _____________________________________________________ WEBSITE _____________________________________________________ E-MAIL Please complete and return with your check to: South Shelby Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 396 Columbiana, Alabama 35051 Ph. 205-669-9075 Fax 669-1842 E-Mail Visit our website at


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Chamber Luncheon- City of Westover & Non Profits Business Expo Sponsored by Piggly Wiggly Quarterly Ambassador Meeting @ 11am South Shelby American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event Jeff Falkner Memorial Golf Tournament Shelby County Senior Picnic Happy Memorial Day

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First Music on Main- Downtown Columbiana (Every Friday Night in June) Chamber Luncheon-Presentation of the Johnny Lowe Academic Scholarships Coffee with the Mayor- Columbiana City Hall at 8am Liberty Day Festival Begins Liberty Day Festival All Day Event (To sign up for the parade call 205-669-9075) Visit our Website for Details on these events! Like us on Face book at South Shelby Chamber!


South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Jeff Falkner Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, May 18, 2012~ Golf Tournament Magnolia Meadows Golf Course, Columbiana Tournament Tee Times:

Shotgun Start at 8:00 am or 12:30 p.m. Golfers Lunch Served at 11:30 am

. Sponsor a Tee or Green for $100.00________________________ Patron Sponsor for $50.00_______________________________ Sponsor a Hospitality Tent on the Greens for $250.00_____________ Team Cost $380.00 Individual cost $95.00 Name: ______________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _________________Phone#_____________________ Team or Individual:____________________________Amount:________ Tee Time: 8:00am or 12:30 pm______________ Mail to: South Shelby Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 396 Columbiana, Al 35051


Proceeds for local student scholarships

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May 3, 2012 Location: Columbiana United Methodist Church (Multipurpose Room) 200 North Main Street, Columbiana Keynote Speakers: Moore Hallmark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Southeastern Regional Director Local Spotlight: Vineyard Family Services of Central Alabama Spotlighting the City of Westover & Non Profit Businesses Sponsor:

Lunch provided by Johnny Rays Price: $10.00 *Networking begins at 11:30am

Congratulations to South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Chuck and Carla Watkins for being the Ambassadors of the Quarter!! Producing the Shelby County Museum Trail Pano’s, Inviting New Members to join, attending the events and so much more!! We appreciate you two very much

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