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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 • info@shelbychamber.org


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Welcome New Members

American Diabetes Association

Annah Grace Morgan

3918 Montclair Road, Ste 218

Birmingham

Community Service

Andrea Mathews, LPC, LLC

Andrea Mathews

2112 11th Ave., Ste 218

Birmingham

Education-Training

Bailey’s Renew-o-vators

Clark Bailey

355 Grande View Trail

Maylene

Carpet Cleaning

Bear and Bean Skincare

Wendy Baker

163 Teal Circle

Pelham

Health & Beauty

Bedzzz Express

Jeff Brewer

100 South Colonial Dr., Ste 1000

Alabaster

Mattress Retail

Birch Communications

Bo Gill

108 Waltham Abbey

Alabaster

Telecommunications

Boatright Railroad Products

Steven Bookout

P.O. Box 10586

Birmingham

Railroad Products

Cahaba Grand Conference Center Gregory Layne

1 HealthSouth Parkway South

Birmingham

Event/Meeting Facility

Helena Hometown Pharmacy

Scott Arledge

5129 Highway 17

Helena

Pharmacy

Jani King

Jennifer Newby

2027 Stonegate Trail, Ste 101

Birmingham

Cleaning Services

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Lisa Phillips

2853 Berkeley Drive

Birmingham

Health & Beauty

Mill House Natural Foods

Mary Ann Metzler

507 11th Avenue SW

Alabaster

Health & Wellness

NAPA Auto Parts of Alabaster

Jorge Aleman

3529 Pelham Parkway

Pelham

Auto Repair

NAPA Auto Parts of Pelham

Parrish Sellers

96 Hilltop Business Center Drive

Pelham

Auto Repair

North Shelby Baptist Church

Cassie Burchell

4100 Belcher Drive

Birmingham

Churches

Oldenburg and Associates

Chris Oldenburg

631 Shelby Forest Trail

Chelsea

Professional Coaching

Peritus

Jim Bakken

2101 Magnolia Avenue, Ste 501

Birmingham

Advertising/Marketing

Quality Time Powersports, Inc.

Andy Thurmond

3031 Pelham Parkway

Pelham

Motorcycle Dealership

Red Rock Insurance Group

Trey McKinney

P.O. Box 43785

Birmingham

Insurance

Resource Insurance Group

Jennifer Olive

2106 Devereux Circle, Ste 100

Birmingham

Insurance

Scott Machinery & Supply, Inc.

Mike Scott

P.O. Box 430

Helena

Industrial Product Sales

Sheffield Insurance Agency, Inc.

Bryan Sheffield

265 Riverchase Parkway E., Ste 103

Hoover

Insurance

SimpleWorks

Lisa Phillips

2853 Berkeley Drive

Birmingham

Organizing Service

TCBY of Pelham

Tara Howard

305 Huntley Parkway

Pelham

Restaurant/Yogurt

Beauty Bar Health & Wellness Studio Stephanie Donegan

4052 Helena Road

Helena

Health & Wellness

Universal Weight Loss Clinic

Beth Moore

2232 Pelham Parkway

Pelham

Health & Wellness

Webb Signs Etc.

Barbra Evenbly

P.O. Box 1621

Calera

Signs

White Rock Quarries-Vincent Hills

Kathy Copeland

121 Carlisle Road

Vincent

Industrial Product Sales

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

Interested in advertising in ViewPoints? Contact Steven Kilpatrick, 669-3131, at the Shelby County Reporter for exclusive member pricing.


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!

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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 Spotlight

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Ambassador of the Month

Stephen Frey

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 sfrey@shelbylegislators.com or call him at (205) 620-6610. In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and their puppy, Roscoe.


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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, heather@shelbychamber.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.


Snapshots

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Catch more photos of Greater Shelby Chamber events online at:

shelbychamber.org

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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 Joe’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.


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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 info@shelbychamber.org


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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 info@shelbychamber.org.


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Upcoming Events

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.


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