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Welcome New Members Associates In Management

Patrick Lozito

2420 Chuchura Road

Birmingham

Commercial Real Estate

City Vineyard, LLC

Gavin Ennis

5479 Highway 280, Ste 102

Birmingham

Specialty Gift Store

Family Wellness Chiropractic, LLC

Janice Bailey

4500 Valleydale Road, Ste 1000

Birmingham

Health & Wellness

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Pam Mitchell

1401 Doug Baker Blvd. Ste 109

Birmingham

Interior Design

Graphic Specialties LLC

Brenda Owens

92-A Hinds Street

Pelham

Promotional Products

Healthspring of Alabama

Rebecca Walden

2 Chase Corporate Drive

Birmingham

Health Insurance

iCantina

Alex Castros

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd

Birmingham

Restaurants

Noland Hospital Shelby

Terri Oberst

1000 First Street North

Alabaster

Hospital

Principal Financial Group

Todd Talbot

2200 Riverchase Center, # 608

Birmingham

Financial Services

Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Randy Morton

9200 Highway 119, Suite 1400

Alabaster

Grocers

RealtySouth - Gusty Gulas

Gusty Gulas

105 Euclid Drive

Birmingham

Real Estate Residential

Reliable Sign Services, Inc.

Wesley McKeller

5003-A Whitling Drive

Pelham

Signs

Southern Style Furniture

Jane Smith

4089 Helena Road

Helena

Home Furnishings

Stacks Furniture Outlet, LLC

Beckie Huff

3500 Pelham Parkway.,

Pelham

Home Furnishings

To find out more about any member listed or other Chamber members, visit the online Business Directory at: www.shelbychamber.org.

Online Benefits Keep Expanding Open the door to the world wide web of online benefits by using your Member Login and Password. If you haven’t taken the time to check out your free online benefits, do it today on the Greater Shelby Chamber website at www.shelbychamber.org!

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FREE online business listing with Search Engine Optimization. Add eight keywords for best search optimization. Add your Facebook and LinkedIn pages to display in your online business listing FREE! FREE online postings for Hot Deals. You can now upload your company logo with your Hot Deal posting! FREE cross-promotional marketing via the Chamber’s social networking sites Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. FREE push pin for your business on Google maps so customers can find you.

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Check your company information for accuracy. Check the representatives associated with your organization and update if needed. Exclusive member-only advertising on the Greater Shelby Chamber website. Add job postings for FREE. Add events for FREE.


Ambassador Spotlight Lynn Ray, Owner and President of Business Telephones Inc., has been named Ambassador of the Month for the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. BTI has been in business for 26 years specializing in meeting communication needs of small to medium-sized businesses by providing telephone systems, unified messaging, off site telephones and phone/data cabling. Lynn provides consulting on local, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), long distance and telecommunication information to aid businesses in making the best decision to increase productivity and income. Lynn resides in Pelham with her husband, Terry, and their daughter Jessyca. She can be reached at (205) 988-8297 or lynn@bticonnect.com.

Save the Date: 21st Annual Golf Classic Mark your calendars for October 13th and make plans to participate in the Greater Shelby Chamber’s 21st Annual Golf Classic! Our golf classic has a superior reputation and there’s something for everyone. Our players, sponsors, volunteers all walk away a winner. We are fortunate to host a premiere golf tournament that offers friendly competition, lots of prizes, and fun for all. This year the tournament will be held at Inverness Country Club. Watch for details! If you are interested in being a sponsor, volunteer, or playing, call the Chamber at 6634542.

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Interested in advertising in ViewPoints? Contact Molly Alexander, (205) 669-3131, at the Shelby County Reporter for exclusive member pricing.

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Online networking is quickly becoming the way to communicate business-to-business. The Greater Shelby Chamber invites you to join us on our sites as we share news, events, and posts from our members.

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Online Networking Is Where it’s Happening

Social networking is certainly an invaluable tool to build an expanded audience for products or services. Integrate social networking into your existing marketing plan today. It’s the wave of the future, and it’s here to stay! Embrace it by connecting with the Greater Shelby Chamber on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Plaxo. We’re here to help share your news too! Sign up today ... together, we are building a greater Shelby County.

We joined the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce just this year. The Chamber immediately turned around and helped us with a ribbon cutting event, we have attended and enjoyed several of the monthly luncheons, we were able to have a table at the Spotlight on Pelham in May, and just this week they provided items for gift bags we gave out when we hosted the Southeast Regional Meeting of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association). When we received the invitation to attend the upcoming anniversary celebration, our Director Kathleen Claybrook said, “Well, we should absolutely support them given all they have done for us!”

Dorrie Fuchs Assistant Director Special Equestians, Inc.

September Luncheon scheduled Join us on September 29th for our annual Safety Awards luncheon as we honor public safety officials from throughout Shelby County. Each year we are privileged to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in public safety. This is a time when we can personally give thanks to the fire, police and sheriff personnel, and honor them for the outstanding service and sacrifices they make each day in keeping our respective communities a safe place to live, work, and play. Be sure to join us during networking as the unique businesses from the city of Helena will be showcasing as the Spotlight City Feature from at 11 a.m. until noon. Seated program begins at noon and concludes at 1 p.m. 1x

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Admission: $17 for members of the Greater Shelby Chamber, $20 for non-members. Register online at www.shelbychamber.org, call the RSVP line at 663-8923 or the Chamber office at 6634542.

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Krista Rogers State Farm Agency in Alabaster celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pizza Express, Arbor Place Shopping Center, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Noland Hospital, the county’s first long-term health care facility housed in the main hospital of Shelby Baptist’s campus, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Keynote speaker Dale Brakhage gave an informative presentation on “How to Sell More in this Less Economy” at the July membership luncheon.

Thank you to America’s First Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the July luncheon.

Thank you to Summer Classics of Pelham for hosting the recent Business After Hours.

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A Taste of Shelby County Tickets on Sale Grab your 2010 tickets while they last. You can purchase your business’ tickets in advance. Call the chamber office at 663-4542. See page 6 for more details.

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A Taste of Shelby County

The Greater Shelby County Education Foundation and THE PARTNERSHIP of Shelby County are hosting the 3rd Annual Taste of Shelby County on Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 6:30 until 9 pm at the Harley Davidson HOG Room in Pelham, located off Hwy 119 / Cahaba Valley Rd. There will be vendors from all over Shelby County offering a “taste� from their menus. These vendors include restaurants, wineries, and caterers including Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Momma Goldbergs, and Morgan Creek Winery. Tickets are $35 and available for purchase at the Chamber. Proceeds go to the Greater Shelby County Education Foundation. For more information please contact Heather Stripling, heather@shelbychamber.org or Lindsay Humphries, lindsay@shelbychamber.org, or 205-663-4542.


Shelby County Community and Chamber Friends

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Dear Chamber Members and Shelby County Community -Our third annual Taste of Shelby County is being planned for September 23rd and will be an incredibly fun event featuring signature dishes from a wide range of restaurants, local wineries and music with proceeds benefitting our education initiatives. See page 6 for details. We’re also looking forward to honoring the men and women who keep Shelby County safe on a daily basis. The Greater Shelby County Chamber’s annual Safety Awards luncheon will be held on September 29th. It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding service of our local fire and police departments at this luncheon. See page 4 for details. The Chamber’s 21st annual golf tournament is coming up on October 13th at Inverness Country Club! Players, sponsors and volunteers all walk away a winner at our tournament. Another event we’re planning for outdoor enthusiasts is a Sporting Clay shoot in November! Call the Chamber to find out how you can get involved in these events. Please use ViewPoints as a source of information and check us out online as well at www.shelbychamber.org. Thank you for your support of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Together, we are building a greater Shelby County.

Jennifer Trammell

President & CEO Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce jennifer@shelbychamber.org

2010 Board of Directors Terri Gualano Chair AT&T Keith Barfield Finance Chair Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith Phillip Heard Development Chair Alabama Gas Elizabeth Roland Governance Chair Attorney at Law Chris Bottcher Sirote & Permutt Tim Bowen Alabama Power Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College

Ken Collier BE&K Trent Cotton Dave Davis Legacy Community Federal Credit Union Jim Garner The Insurance Store Silvia Hoyos Hispanic Interest Coalition of AL Lisa McMahon Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino Joe Meads Sain Associates

Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Inc. Joe Sullivan Sullivan Communications Scott Williams Shelby Baptist Medical Center Vern Hydorn The HR Assessments Group Jennifer Trammell Greater Shelby Chamber


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5 pm - 7 pm ~ Business After Hours Adventure Travel, 4555 Southlake Parkway, Hoover No RSVP required. No cost.

8:30 am - 10 am ~ New Member Orientation Chamber, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham RSVP required by September 7th. No cost.

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11 am - 1 pm ~ Grow & Go Workshop Professional Development by World-Class Speaking Chamber, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham Materials and lunch are included. RSVP required by noon, September 7th. Investment: Members $10, non-members $15.

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21st Annual Golf Classic Inverness Country Club, #1 Country Club Drive, Birmingham Morning and afternoon tournaments.

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11 am - 1 pm ~ Grow & Go Workshop Using Performance Management to Exceed Your Company’s Goals, SourcePointe, LLC Chamber, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham Materials and lunch are included. RSVP required by noon, October 12th. Investment: Members $10, non-members $15.

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11 am - 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Annual Fall Festival of Fun Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Drive, Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, October 18th Investment: Members $17, non-members $20.

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8:30 am - 10 am ~ SpeedNetworking for Professionals Chamber, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham RSVP required by October 19th. No cost.

8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Meeting Helena Primrose School of Riverwoods, 501 Riverwoods Court, Helena No RSVP required. No cost.

6:30 - 9 pm ~ 3rd Annual A Taste of Shelby County Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson, 333 Cahaba Valley Parkway, Pelham Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at the Chamber. See page 6 for details.

8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Meeting Pelham Linda Nolen Learning Center, 2280 Hwy. 35, Pelham No RSVP required. No cost.

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11 am - 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Annual Safety Awards Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Drive, Pelham Spotlight on Helena RSVP required by noon, Monday, September 27th Investment: Members $17, non-members $20.

CANCELLATION POLICY REMINDER

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If a reservation is made for the luncheon and you are unable to attend, you will be charged for the luncheon unless a cancellation request is made at least TWO business days prior to the event.


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