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Shelby County ViewPoints May 2011
Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce • 1301 County Services Drive • Pelham, AL 35124 • (p) 205-663-4542 • (f) 205-663-4524 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome New Members
American Diabetes Association
Annah Grace Morgan
3918 Montclair Road, Ste 218
Andrea Mathews, LPC, LLC
2112 11th Ave., Ste 218
355 Grande View Trail
Bear and Bean Skincare
163 Teal Circle
Health & Beauty
100 South Colonial Dr., Ste 1000
108 Waltham Abbey
Boatright Railroad Products
P.O. Box 10586
Cahaba Grand Conference Center Gregory Layne
1 HealthSouth Parkway South
Helena Hometown Pharmacy
5129 Highway 17
2027 Stonegate Trail, Ste 101
Mary Kay Cosmetics
2853 Berkeley Drive
Health & Beauty
Mill House Natural Foods
Mary Ann Metzler
507 11th Avenue SW
Health & Wellness
NAPA Auto Parts of Alabaster
3529 Pelham Parkway
NAPA Auto Parts of Pelham
96 Hilltop Business Center Drive
North Shelby Baptist Church
4100 Belcher Drive
Oldenburg and Associates
631 Shelby Forest Trail
2101 Magnolia Avenue, Ste 501
Quality Time Powersports, Inc.
3031 Pelham Parkway
Red Rock Insurance Group
P.O. Box 43785
Resource Insurance Group
2106 Devereux Circle, Ste 100
Scott Machinery & Supply, Inc.
P.O. Box 430
Industrial Product Sales
Sheffield Insurance Agency, Inc.
265 Riverchase Parkway E., Ste 103
2853 Berkeley Drive
TCBY of Pelham
305 Huntley Parkway
Beauty Bar Health & Wellness Studio Stephanie Donegan
4052 Helena Road
Health & Wellness
Universal Weight Loss Clinic
2232 Pelham Parkway
Health & Wellness
Webb Signs Etc.
P.O. Box 1621
White Rock Quarries-Vincent Hills
121 Carlisle Road
Industrial Product Sales
To find out more about any member listed or other Chamber members, visit the online Business Directory at: www.shelbychamber.org.
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Regions Tradition The Greater Shelby Chamber is pleased to offer a special Business After Hours at the Regions Tradition golf tournament at Shoal Creek! Sponsored in part by Yeager & Boyd, the Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, May 5th, from 6 pm until 8 pm. Look for information online and on the Greater Shelby Chamber GSC E-News for ticket and parking information. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to check out the golf at the Regions Tradition and visit Shoal Creek!
Buy your tickets for the 2011 Regions Tradition today! You will not want to miss out on the first of the five majors on the Champions Tour. Come and see golf legends like Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Fred Funk, Corey Pavin and Tom Lehman as they take on one of the country’s finest golf courses, Shoal Creek, on May 3-8. Tournament proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Please visit the website www.regionstradition.com to order your tickets today!
Thank you so much for the online login info!! This has been on my list to do as a priority! I have gone from part time to full time work with my business and have already seen an upswing thanks to Chamber events and networking. I am forever grateful!!!! I will call you if I have questions. You are a sweetheart and I am so excited to be a part of the Greater Shelby Chamber! I missed the March luncheon because I had a vendor table at the Pelham YMCA all day Wednesday — another connection from networking!
Vicki Everett Juice Plus+
Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations to Stephen Frey who has been named Greater Shelby County Chamber Ambassador of the Month. Stephen serves as the Legislative Director for the Shelby County Legislative Delegation. His day to day activities include communicating with constituents and participating with the community at large as well as managing the operations of the Delegation Office. Contact Stephen at email@example.com or call him at (205) 620-6610. In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and their puppy, Roscoe.
22nd Annual Golf Classic is set for May 10th at Timberline Golf Club
There are only a few days to register your team in the Greater Shelby Chamber’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic! Our golf classic has a superior reputation and there’s something for everyone. This year’s tournament will be held on May 10th at Timberline Golf Club, 300 Timberline Trail, Calera. 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. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the driving range will be open. Shotgun start is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Registration includes: Round of golf, course and cart fee, two meals, two drink tickets per person, one mulligan per person, and all contests. Format: Four person scramble with chances to win ﬂighted divisions, along with longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest and many other prizes. Thank you to our 2011 Title Sponsors: AT&T, Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, and Shelby County Reporter! Players, teams, and sponsorships must be sent in ASAP if you would like to be included in promotion the day of the tournament! If you are interested in being a sponsor, volunteer, or playing, call the Chamber at 663-4542.
Teacher Internship Program (TIPs) THE PARTNERSHIP is offering a Teacher Internship Program (TIPs) for Shelby County educators to participate in this summer. We need YOUR BUSINESS to host a teacher or two. There is no cost for you to participate. Our TIPs teachers will be honored at the June Chamber Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be John Stewart, the new President of the University of Montevallo. TIPs allows teachers a three-day experience
in the world of business to incorporate into lesson plans for their students. As a business leader, this is your opportunity to strengthen relationships between the education and business communities. Please consider hosting a teacher for a threeday internship at your business in June. To sign up and receive additional information, contact Heather Stripling at 663-4542 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The June luncheon will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on June 29th at the Pelham Civic Complex. Investment is $17 for Greater Shelby Chamber members, $20 for non-members. RSVP required by Monday, June 27th. The Showcase City Feature will be businesses from Helena and Westover during networking.
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Congratulations to Buck Creek Stained Glass which held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its grand opening in Old Town Helena.
Thank you to Joeâ€™s Italian for hosting the recent Alabaster Focus. Members enjoyed a true Italian style warm welcome!
Thank you to Robin Inzinna (l), owner of Bryant Art Gallery, for hosting the recent Network 280 meeting. Cris Ferguson from Cartridge World enjoyed the event too.
The Greater Shelby and Hoover Chambers joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites at Eagle Point.
Congratulations to owner Bryan Sheffield of the Sheffield Insurance Agency on the grand opening of his Allstate Insurance office.
Thank you to Business Electronics for sponsoring the March Membership Luncheon.
Thank you to Texas Roadhouse for hosting the recent Business After Hours. Ann Marie Regan, Susan Schein Automotive and Jeff Brown, Brownstone Marketing Solutions enjoyed networking.
Universal Weight Loss held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its recent grand opening.
Review and Refresh your online Business Listing on the Chamber website
Have you looked at your online business listing lately? Visit shelbychamber.org and click on “Business Directory” from the home page. Search for your business by name or by using the category search. Use your Member Login and take advantage of your complimentary online benefits! The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce implementing search engine optimization with our online business directory, member listings are showing up in online search engines, i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, that links them directly to the members website. Refresh your business listing by: • Add information to your your online business listing • FREE Advertising with Hot Deals • Job Postings • Submit Events for consideration Once you’ve received your member login and password follow these simple steps to open the door to your online benefits: • From the Chamber’s website, www.shelbychamber.org, select Member Login at the top right of the home page • Enter your login name • Enter your password • Use the menu on the left hand side to access your online benefits • Always remember to click SAVE if you make any changes!
2011 Continual Sponsors A.C. Legg, Inc. Alabama Power Company Alabama Telco Credit Union America’s First Federal Credit Union AT&T Business Telephones, Inc. Cahaba Valley Computer Services Carr & Associates Engineers, Inc. Charter Business FastSigns First Commercial Bank ITT Technical Institute Jefferson State Community College Legacy Community Federal Credit Union
Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics M&F Bank Minuteman Press of Alabaster Neil Bailey Insurance & Investments PAETEC RBC Bank Regions Financial Shelby Baptist Medical Center Shelby County Reporter Sirote & Permutt, PC St. Vincent’s Health System Stewart Organization Susan Schein Automotive
Contact Us Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 1301 County Services Drive • Pelham, Alabama 35124 (205) 663-4542 • Fax: (205) 663-4524 email@example.com
2011 Greater Shelby Chamber Board of Directors Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College
Lisa McMahon Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino
Keith Barfield Finance Chair Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith
Trent Cotton BBVA Compass Bank
David Nolen M&F Bank
Phillip Heard Development Chair Alabama Gas Elizabeth Roland Governance Chair Attorney at Law Chris Bottcher Sirote & Permutt Tim Bowen Alabama Power
Dave Davis Legacy Community Federal Credit Union
Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.
Jim Garner The Insurance Store
Joe Sullivan Sullivan Communications
Silvia Hoyos Hispanic Interest Coalition of AL
April Weaver Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Vivian Johnson Sam’s Club
Jennifer Trammell Greater Shelby Chamber
Bill Keller Regions Financial
Member Tip of the Month
“Hot D eals”
Terri Gualano Chair AT&T
It seems everyone is coupon-clipping, searching for sales, and seeking “Hot Deals” when purchasing products or services. What is a Hot Deal? It’s a coupon, discount, incentive, or savings on products or services that is posted online by Greater Shelby County Chamber members only ... for FREE! When searching for products or services do you think of your Greater Shelby Chamber family first? You should. Being a member of the Greater Shelby Chamber means you have access to like-minded business professionals at your fingertips. This is the time people are shopping for deals so get your name out there! Are you having a sale? Do you have discounted items? Are you currently offering special savings on services? Heat up your business “deals” for FREE by adding a Hot Deal. Use your Member Login and password to add a Hot Deal today. Need your Member Login and password? Call or email the Chamber: 663-4542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more details of what you can expect about any event listed by visiting the Greater Shelby County Chamber’s website at: www.shelbychamber.org. Register for events online at www.shelbychamber.org, call the RSVP Line 663-8923, or the Chamber 663-4542.
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8:30 am – 9:30 am ~ Focus Alabaster Belk, 300 Colonial Promenade, Ste. 2100, Alabaster No RSVP required. No cost. 5 pm – 7 pm ~ Business After Hours Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek 100 New Williamsburg Drive, Shoal Creek 11 am ~ 22nd Annual Golf Classic Timberline Golf Club, 300 Timberline Trail, Calera See page 4 for details on teams and sponsorships. 8:30 am – 9:30 am ~ Focus Montevallo American Village, 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo No RSVP required. No cost. 8:30 am – 10 am ~ SpeedNetworking for Professionals Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham No cost. RSVP required by noon, Monday, May 17th. 11 am – 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Dr., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, May 23rd. Investment: Members $17, non-members $20. Showcase City Feature: Alabaster and Columbiana
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8:30 am – 9:30 am ~ Focus Columbiana Shelby County Reporter, 115 North Main St., Columbiana No RSVP required. No cost. 8:30 am – 10 am ~ Chamber Works (formerly New Member Orientation) Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham No cost. RSVP required by noon, Monday, June 13th. 4 pm – 6 pm ~ Social 280 Greystone Smile Design, 140 Village St., Ste. 203, Birmingham No RSVP required. No cost. 5 pm – 7 pm ~ Business After Hours Birmingham Barons, 100 Ben Chapman Dr., Birmingham No RSVP required. No cost. 11 am – 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Dr., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, June 27th. Investment: Members $17, non-members $20. Showcase City Feature: Helena and Westover
CANCELLATION POLICY REMINDER
If a reservation is made for the luncheon and you are unable to 8:30 am – 9:30 am ~ Network 280 Momma Goldberg’s Deli, 4647 Hwy. 280, Ste. U, Birmingham attend, you will be charged for the luncheon unless a cancellation request is made at least TWO business days prior to the event. No RSVP required. No cost.
Online Networking is Where it’s Happening 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. 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! Login or sign up today ... together we are building a Network of Opportunity.