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Shelby County ViewPoints

September 2011

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce • 1301 County Services Drive • Pelham, AL 35124 • 205-663-4542 • info@shelbychamber.org


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Welcome New Members

American Cancer Society

1100 Ireland Way, Ste 201

Birmingham

Baptist Health Centers of Alabama LeAnn Sullivan

Kylee Patrick

3201 4th Avenue South

Birmingham

Health Care

Edward Jones ~ McEachern

3659 Lorna Road, Ste 153

Hoover

Financial Investments

Michael McEachern

Community Organization

Essentials of Leadership

Kelly Knight

149 Cattail Lane

Calera

Business Consulting

HallMarketing, LLC

Darla Hall

342 Trace Ridge Road

Hoover

Marketing Services

Moore Coal Company, Inc.

Trisston Burrows

129 4th Street N

Bessemer

Waste Management

Payscape Advisors

Bret Goldstein

100 41st Street South

Birmingham

Financial Products

Pro Forma Title, Inc.

Angie Phillips

1900 Indian Lake Drive

Birmingham

Title Services

Shelby County Republican Party

Freddy Ard

1920 Valleydale Road, Suite 154

Hoover

Community Organization

Cat’s Meow Family Consignment

Kimberly Valentine-Pierrotti

10699 Old Hwy 280, Bldg. 5, Ste 8

Chelsea

Consignment

Wells Fargo at Brook Highland

Ben Leach

5376 Highway 280

Birmingham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo at North Shelby

Jeff Olive

3350 Pelham Parkway

Pelham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo at Oak Mountain

Judd Cantley

2261 Highway 31 South

Pelham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo at The Summit

Brian Fricks

301 Summit Blvd

Birmingham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

George Trible

420 North 20th Street

Birmingham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo of Alabaster

Robert Collins

500 Colonial Promenade

Alabaster

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo of Hoover

Maria Dikis

1600 Montgomery Highway

Hoover

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo of Inverness

Mike Wheeler

4651 Highway 280

Birmingham

Financial Institutions

Wells Fargo of Riverchase

Linda Bowen

3089 Highway 150 South

Birmingham

Financial Institutions

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

Business-to-Business Online Networking and Person-to-Person Continues to Rapidly Increase Online networking is becoming a large part of marketing and the way to promote your business and form relationships. The Greater Shelby Chamber recognized this communication medium as innovative, creative, and one more way for our Chamber family to connect with one another. If you haven’t created a Facebook or Twitter page yet, we encourage you to do so. We share Chamber updates, community events/needs, and cross-promote posts from our members. Online networking is an invaluable tool to build an expanded audience for products or services. Integrate online networking into your existing marketing plan. Embrace it by connecting with the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. We’re excited to share your news too! Visit www.shelbychamber.org and click on the Online Networking icons to login or sign up today. Together, we are Building a Network of Opportunity.

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


Ambassador Spotlight

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July Ambassador of the Month

August Ambassador of the Month

Lynn Ray

Charmaine Dye

Lynn Ray, Owner and President of Business Telephones Inc., has been named Ambassador of the Month in July for the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. BTI has been in business for 27 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.

Congratulations to Charmaine Dye, the August Ambassador of the Month for the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce! Charmaine works with ITEX, a company that specializes in bartering and trade. ITEX puts business owners together so they can utilize each other’s goods and services without spending hard earned cash. This is a passion of Charmaine’s as she has been in the industry for 18 years. There is no cost to open an account with ITEX so for more information, call (205) 314-5797 or visit www.ITEX.com For information about the Ambassador program, contact April Stone at (205) 663-4542 or visit www.shelbychamber.org.

Visit us at www.shoptiluflop.com for more information and vendor registration.


We’re excited to host the first ever Shelby Blues & BBQ! Come out and enjoy great food and great music, and even watch football. Shelby Blues & BBQ will be held on October 1st at the Verizon Wireless Music Center Charter Pavilion. Gates will open to the public at 1 pm until 9 pm and tickets are only $5 per person and will go on sale September 1st. We are planning to have a Kids Area, Tailgating Area

to watch Alabama or Auburn on large screens (both away games), tons of vendors, and great blues music. This is a family-friendly event so invite everyone you know to come on out for a great time! If you would like to participate in the BBQ competition or sponsor the Shelby Blues & BBQ, forms are available on the website, www.shelbybluesandbbq.org. For more information contact Heather Stripling at 6634542 or heather@shelbychamber.org.


Snapshots

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Thank you to McAlister’s Greystone for hosting the recent Network 280 meeting and providing delicious refreshements and networking for all the attendees.

Congratulations to Anytime Fitness in Alabaster on its grand opening which was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Greater Shelby Chamber members enjoyed hearing from John Stewart, III, President of Montevallo University. He brings with him a positive vision and plan to continue moving the university forward.

Congratulations to The Cat’s Meow Consignment Shop, Chelsea on its recent grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Thank you to Buck Creek Stained Glass for hosting the recent Focus Helena meeting and allowing members to view the beautiful stained glass works on display.

Congratulations to Specification Rubber on the opening of its new sales office in Pelham which was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Focus Chelsea was held at Chelsea City Hall. Thank you to Mayor Earl Niven for providing an update on the city and to all of the local businesses for providing delicious refreshments!

Congratulations to Brown Mackie College on its recent grand opening and joint ribbon cutting ceremony shared with several chambers of commerce.

Governor Robert Bentley visited the Alabaster Books-A-Million to give exposure to the state’s Tax Free weekend which was held Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7.


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September Membership Luncheon

Grow & Go

The September membership luncheon is planned to be interactive and informative. Networking will begin 11 a.m. with a mini-business expo, our Showcase City Feature. This month we will showcase the cities of Chelsea and Harpersville. The Showcase City Feature is just what the title implies ... businesses located in the respective cities showcase their products and services. The luncheon will begin at noon and will feature a keynote speaker to address attendees. Our luncheons are fast-paced and action-packed. The luncheon will be at the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham and reservations are required by September 26th. The investment is $17 for members of the Greater Shelby Chamber and $25 for guests. Reservations for Greater Shelby County Chamber members taken after the RSVP deadline are $25. Cancellation Policy: If you make a reservation for a membership luncheon and are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation at least TWO days prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged.

“Organizational Trust”

2011 Greater Shelby Chamber Board of Directors Lisa McMahon Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino

Terri Gualano Chair AT&T

Keith Brown Jefferson State Community College

Keith Barfield Finance Chair Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith

Dave Davis Legacy Community Federal Credit Union

Phillip Heard Development Chair Alabama Gas

Jim Garner The Insurance Store

Tim Prince Shelby County Newspapers, Inc.

Silvia Hoyos Hispanic Interest Coalition of AL

Joe Sullivan Sullivan Communications

Vivian Johnson Sam’s Club

April Weaver Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Elizabeth Roland Governance Chair Attorney at Law Chris Bottcher Sirote & Permutt Tim Bowen Alabama Power

Bill Keller Regions Financial

David Nolen M&F Bank

Jennifer Whisenant Greater Shelby Chamber

presented by Oldenburg and Associates, LLC During lean economic times, businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve speed and productivity. Higher synergy among employees helps accomplish both. Organizational Trust will focus on ways to build trust between team members and the value of growing trust on your team. Trust is the foundation of any team and high trust between team members creates higher speed of work performed and lower costs. Grow and Go workshop to be held on September 8, 2011 from 11 am until 1 pm at the Greater Shelby Chamber office, 1301 County Services Drive, Pelham. RSVP is required by noon, Tuesday, September 6th. Investment: $10, includes lunch and materials.


Join in on the fun! Travel with The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce to ‘The Emerald Isle’ and spend St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, March 14-21, 2012. We will fly from Birmingham to explore Dublin & Killarney; a land with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles and rollicking fun. Traveling with a group offers you the best travel opportunities; meet & travel with interesting people, have fun with the group AND time on your own to visit the sites, shops and restaurants of your choice. Several meals and tours are already included in the great package price!

2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Selwood Farm The Greater Shelby Chamber is planning its 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on November 2nd at Selwood Farm in Alpine. Selwoodís fully automated Sporting Clays course, both challenging and fun, meets the needs of all levels of shooters. Selwoodís comprehensive shooting facility includes a NEW covered 5-stand for warm-up and training and a 100-target course. Their traps offer challenging targets for both the beginner and expert. We are calling all Sporting Clay enthusiasts, beginners and experts, to test your skills on the course, designed for pleasure and enjoyment in the great outdoors. Watch for details! For more information call the Chamber at 663-4542.

2011 Continual Sponsors A.C. Legg, Inc. Alabama Power Company ALAGASCO Alabama Telco Credit Union America’s First Federal Credit Union AT&T Business Electronics 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 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

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive your gift of eloquent speech. For more information call Ronda Engles at Adventure Travel (205) 444-4833 ext. 3201.


Upcoming Events

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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. CANCELLATION POLICY REMINDER: 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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8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Indian Springs Indian Springs School 190 Woodward Dr. No RSVP required. No cost.

11 am - 1 pm ~ Grow & Go “Organizational Trust” Presented by Oldenburg and Associates Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham Lunch and materials included. RSVP required by noon, Tuesday, September 6th. Investment: Members and non-members $10.

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3 pm - 7 pm ~ Business After Hours Property Enhancement Services 252 Yeager Parkway, Pelham No RSVP required. No cost. 8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Network 280 St. Vincent’s One Nineteen 7191 Cahaba Valley Rd. No RSVP required. No cost. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Business After Hours Parc at Cahaba River 50 Cahaba River Parc, Birmingham No RSVP required. No cost. 8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Pelham Sarah’s Flowers, Inc. 2834-C Pelham Pkwy. No RSVP required. No cost. 11 am - 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Pelham Civic Complex 500 Amphitheater Dr., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, September 26th. Investment: Members $17, non-members $25. Showcase City Feature: Chelsea and Harpersville

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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1 pm - 9 pm ~ Shelby Blues & BBQ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charter Pavillion 1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham Tickets $5 per person. 8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Alabaster State Farm, Rogers Agency 100 Colonial Promenade Pkwy, Ste 600 No RSVP required. No cost. 5 pm - 7 pm ~ Business After Hours Cox Media Group 2700 Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Birmingham No RSVP required. No cost. 8:30 am - 10 am ~ Chamber Works Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham No cost. RSVP required by Friday, October 7th due to holiday.

11 am - 1 pm ~ Grow & Go “Organizational Communication” Presented by Oldenburg and Associates Chamber, 1301 County Services Dr., Pelham Lunch and materials included. RSVP required by noon, Tuesday, September 11th. Investment: Members and non-members $10. 8:30 am - 9:30 am ~ Focus Pelham Fairfield Inn & Suites 230 Cahaba Valley Road No RSVP required. No cost. 11 am - 1 pm ~ Membership Luncheon Pelham Civic Complex 500 Amphitheater Dr., Pelham RSVP required by noon, Monday, October 24th. Investment: Members $17, non-members $25.


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