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

November 2011

Chamber Upcoming Events Nov. 3 Nov. 6 Nov. 17

Chamber Luncheon, Spotlighting Shelby County Tourism & Attractions Veterans Day Ceremony & Tribute featuring the History of the Monument Coffee with the Mayor; Town of Vincent

Photo of the pumpkin patch at Old Baker Farm

Call the Chamber Office at 205-669-9075 for more information on these events or visit our website at for complete calendar information. 2011 Corporate Sponsors

2 New chamber members Farmers Insurance Group Jon Falkner Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-1599 Our mission is to provide excellent customer service and offer superior insurance products. Farmer’s gets you back to where you belong. Jon is located off Hwy 25 in Columbiana. Great Clips Marc Novellino Chelsea, AL 35043 205-678-7786 Great Clips understands that with today’s fast-paced lifestyle, you need a salon that fits your schedule. That’s why we’re open evenings and weekends; no appointments necessary. At Great

Clips, you can relax, because you know you will get an affordable, quality haircut in a comfortable, friendly salon. Lakeside Technologies, LLC Chris Smith Columbiana, AL 35051 205-610-9522 At Lakeside Technologies, we specialize in web technology which includes the following: website design and construction, e-commerce, search engine optimization, social networking for businesses, web collaboration, content management, web marketing, and just about anything else that can be done on the World Wide Web. Our goal is to build a web presence that meets the needs of your business, no more

and no less. We want to grow with your business, not, take advantage of your hard work.

objective is to keep a complicated world simple. Spivey Family Dentistry Columbiana, AL 35051 205-669-9900

Last Minute Medical Doug Guillory Columbiana, AL 35051 205-986-8906 Last Minute is a free service that allows patients to search for a provider and book an appointment, in real-time, all online. Providers gain improved patient as well as administrative efficiency. Our vision is to create solutions to everyday problems within the healthcare community. Despite generating trillions of dollars in products and services, there are always systems and processes that can be improved for both provider and patient. Our main

Spivey Family Dentistry located in Columbiana, AL! Dr. Reid Spivey specializes in maintaining dental health and is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today!

chamber member Renewals Adaptive Aquatics Joe Ray Wilsonville, AL 35186 205-807-7519

Farmers Insurance Group Joseph Buff 205-701-4924 Office 205-266-4931 Cell

Bob & Ann Sauers, Columbiana

Hwy 280 Paint & Body Tim Crawford/Jackie Kirby Birmingham, AL 35242 205-980-9919 www/

Chelsea Lane Elizabeth Sisk Chelsea, AL 35043 205-678-3361

Napa Auto Parts Joey Roberto Columbiana, AL 35051 205-670-0506

Edwards Orthodontics Dr. Cory Blake Edwards, DMD, MS, PC Birmingham, AL 35242


Shelby Accounting & Tax Service Rhonda McCormac Chelsea, AL 35043 205-678-8033 Stonecrest at Double Oak Mountain Birmingham, AL 35242 205-981-3005 Sullivan Communications Joe Sullivan Birmingham, AL 35244 205-988-5522



lUNcheON reFlecTIONs

On October 6, 2011 the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce held its monthly membership luncheon honoring Westover and South Shelby County businesses featuring Dr. John Farley, MD, of St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. Dr. Farley spoke about the importance of Health Care in the

Digital Age. Mayor Ray McAllister of Vincent gave our invocation. The chambers luncheon was catered by Formaggio’s Italian Bistro and sponsored by St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. The Chamber welcomed new member Dr. Reid Spivey of Spivey


President Brenda Frias Alabama Power

Richard Cook Busy Hands Framing and Gifts Evan Major Shelby County Schools (Ret.) Linda Wren AT&T Dr. Ben Smith Smith Chiropractic Billy Ray Jones Bryant Bank Robert Jackson Bridges Historic Shelby Association John Browning Cahaba Valley Computer Services, LLC

1st Vice President Donna Smelcer Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Family Dentistry of Columbiana. Congratulations to Miranda Carter, Johnny Rays; Mary Strehle, Victory GMC and Wayne Johnsey, Piggly Wiggly as newly nominated board members of the South Shelby Chamber. Thank you to the Businesses Expo-ing at the luncheon: Serv-Pro

2nd Vice President Faye McGuire Frontier Bank

3rd Vice President Andrew Brown Brown Lumber & Building Supply

Jon Lauderdale Alagasco

of Birmingham, Comfort Keepers, Geo-Stone, and St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, Barn Brat, Juice Plus, Sullivan Communications, The Shelby County Arts Council and the Alabama Youth Homes. Great door prizes from member businesses were drawn by our chamber ambassadors!

Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Morris M&F Bank

Past President Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Imc.

Executive Director Stacy Walkup

Gina Antonlini Columbiana

Edwin Brasher First United Security Bank

Mayor Theoangelo Perkins Jackie Ingram Harpersville

Kevin Morris M&F Bank

Della Pender MT Laurel

Matthew Allen Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

Mayor Ray McCallister Joy Marler Vincent

City Government

Mayor Rosemary Liveoak Kay Ray Wilsonville

Mayor Earl Niven, Becky Landers Chelsea Mayor Allan Lowe

Mayor Mark McLaughlin Wayne Jones Westover

4 ThINGs TO DO aND see IN shelbY cOUNTY

November Nov. 6

Shelby County Veterans Day Ceremony & Tribute Featuring the History of the Monument Sponsored by Full Moon BBQ, Shelby County Reporter and Johnny Rays Shelby County Courthouse lawn- Tribute honoring our nation’s veterans. 3-4pm, 669-9075 or

Nov. 17 Town of Vincent Coffee with the Mayor at 8am at the Town Hall (25 Florey Street, Vincent, Al 35178)

December Dec. 1

Columbiana Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, 7pm 205-669-7813

Dec. 2-3 Columbiana Christmas Open House; Friday 9-7pm; Saturday 9-3pm Dec. 3

Columbiana Tour of Homes; 11-3pm; Tickets available at Dr. Stancil Handley’s & Busy Hands Framing and Gifts ($10.00 in advance; $12.00 at the door)

Dec 3

Christmas Bazaar-Wilsonville; 8-3pm; Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Wilsonville. Breakfast & Lunch served and Visit Santa

Dec. 6

Attn: Ladies sign up for a “Make You New” Workshop at the Chelsea City Hall Creating your purpose, Developing your goals, How to live your plan, How to present the best You, Make You New Interviewing Model and More… Free and begins at 8am-2:30pm and includes breakfast and lunch. To register contact Andrea Lewis at 205-434-0627 or you may also call the chamber office at 205-669-9075,

Dec. 8 Vincent Christmas Parade, 6pm 205-672-2261(This date will change) Dec. 8

Town of Westover Coffee with the Mayor at 8am at the Town Hall (3312 Westover Road, Westover Al 35147)

Dec. 10 Westover Christmas Parade, 10am 205-678-3375 Dec. 10 Columbiana: Children’s Shopping Day 9-2pm begins at the Shelby County Arts Council and Visit Santa Downtown from 10-2pm Dec. 10 Lay Lake Christmas Parade begins at Beeswax Creek Park at 5:15pm Dec. 17 Chelsea Christmas Parade, 10am 205-678-8455 Dec. 17 Columbiana: Naughty or Nice List Christmas Shopping Day

5 leTTer FrOm The DIrecTOr Don’t you just love this time of year? The leaves changing, the cooler weather and the freshness of the new season upon us is so much Stacy Walkup fun! All the local businesses getting Executive Director their fall and winter merchandise ready for the busy time of year is well underway. The downtowns and storefronts are so wonderfully decorated adding so much excitement and charm to our communities.

As you are getting your shopping lists underway for all of these wonderful upcoming holiday events and family gatherings please keep your local businesses in mind because they are such an asset to our communities and add so much to our local economy. Offering unique goods and services and one on one customer service you can’t find just anywhere! Also the Chamber wants to Thank all of our businesses for the hard work that each and every one of you offer to your customers and for the goods and services you provide in our communities. Sometimes it just isn’t easy doing all that you all do on a daily basis and during this

changing economy it may feel like it’s an uphill battle at times but just know that together all of you make such a difference! I often reflect on how nice some of my customers were when my mom and I owned a store. During the holiday season I had so many customers who became friends that would bring in their out of town family to meet us and shop. We really loved it when a customer would bring in cakes, brownies, you name it to thank us for being in business, wow we felt so appreciated. Buying local this holiday season will help our businesses prosper and grow providing a better community for all! Happy Fall Everyone!

these prestigious awards. Please visit our Chamber website for Nomination Forms and return them along with any other required documents by the deadline date, November 18, 2011. Please fill free to make as many copies of the Nomination Forms as you would like to submit nominees for each category. Citizen of the Year was created to honor that individual who has made an outstanding contribution to your community and/or to recognize a person who has gone above and beyond what was expected of them.

Stacy at the Chamber. Of course, businesses may nominate themselves.

DIamOND awarDs Dear Chamber Members: We adopted a program in 2006, The Diamond Awards, and would like to encourage you to participate in the program this year. The program is designed to honor individuals and businesses of our area that uphold strong commitments to community, service, leadership, and innovation. The 2011 Diamond Awards will be presented to: Ambassador of the Year (chosen by the Ambassadors), Citizen of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Business of the Year. You can participate by nominating someone and/or some businesses for

There are two business categories: 1) New Business of the Year (business started since January 2010) and 2) Business of the Year. The businesses you nominate must be Chamber members. You can verify this by phoning

The 2011 Diamond Awards will be presented at a ceremony that will be held during the Chamber Christmas Luncheon on December 1st at the Columbiana United Methodist Church (Multi- purpose room). Nomination Forms can be found on the Chambers Website at www. We look forward to receiving your nominations and to presenting these awards to well deserving people of our communities. Yours very truly, John Browning Cahaba Valley Computer Services, Committee Chairman

6 sNaPshOTs Columbiana LibraryJane Bailey’s Retirement Party

Chelsea Tire Celebrates Expansion and New Location

South Shelby Chamber Display travels to the Greater Shelby Chamber for Spotlight on Chelsea and Harpersville and Leadership Shelby County

Chamber Volunteers; Bill Brasher and Ellen Brechin

Chamber luncheon

Chamber luncheon

Smith Chiropractic Celebrates Expansion and New Location

Chamber luncheon

7 “leT’s GrOw TOGeTher” Looking to start a business? Interested in Relocating or expanding your existing business? Our chamber has recently put together information for a community bulletin board listing local available properties for sale and rent in our South Shelby County area to bring awareness to these listings that are available to the public. Here is a brief listing of these properties as this information was provided to the chamber for public awareness. If you have any questions feel free to contact the property owner or you are welcome to contact the Chamber and we will help you get in touch with the property owner and or real estate representative. Commercial Building for Lease

Depot St. & Hwy 70



Commercial Building for Lease

Hwy 47 South



Commercial Building for Lease

Main Street



Commercial Building for Sale

Hwy 70



Retail Space for Lease

Hwy 25 & Hwy 70



Commercial Building & land

Hwy 25 By-Pass



Commercial Land for Sale- 8.07 acres

Hwy 25



Prime Retail Building-Reduced Price

Main Street



Prime Retail Building- Two Spaces

Mildred Street



100 +/- Acres

Hwy 25



Please visit our website at and click the Economic Development tab and the Real Estate tab listed under our business directory link for more listings.

8 8 UPcOmING chamber lUNcheON

November 3, 2011

Location: Columbiana United Methodist Church 200 North Main Street, Columbiana Spotlight on: Shelby County Tourism & Attractions Special Presentation to the Shelby County Museum & Archives

Keynote speaker: Andrea Lewis, President, Make You New! ™ will be motivating business owners and professionals on the benefits of continually renewing and reinventing yourself, and the importance of investing in the people of our community to further grow your business. Make You New!™ was founded and created with a three tier model approach, for the strategic purpose in providing services for skill development and training in addition, by providing professional consulting and coaching. Focusing on The Business Owner, The Professional, And The Community. Luncheon Sponsored by: M&F Bank Lunch catered by: Bernie’s on Main Price: $10 *Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Join us for our November Chamber luncheon where you can visit expo tables featuring Shelby County’s Tourism & Attractions in Shelby County. The programs keynote speaker is Andrea Lewis, President, and Make You New! ™ will be motivating business owners and professionals on the benefits of continually renewing and reinventing yourself, and the importance of investing in the people of our community to further grow your business. The luncheon is a great place to network your business, learn more about events and opportunities for your business while enjoying a business lunch with new and existing business friends. Door Prizes welcomed!

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