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Meet the Winners of the Annual Awards
      The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce held its 89th Annual Meeting June 27 at Oak Hollow Farm.
     Sugarcane Jane provided entertainment for the event, which included dinner and the presentation of awards.Millie Sue Hawk Ambassador
Millie Sue Hawk was presented the Ambassador of the Year Award, which is sponsored by Harbor Communications. Ambassadors spend many hours each month representing the Eastern Shore Chamber attending ribbon cuttings, visits to new members, grand openings and more.
ESCC President Darrelyn Bender presented the Bulldog Award to Mike Galiber and Kathleen Fernandez. This award is given to a chamber volunteer who has displayed dogged determination and tireless efforts in providing support to the members during the year.    
Sherry Sullivan ServiceThe Service Award went to Sherry Sullivan, a 15-year ambassador for the ESCC. The award is presented to the volunteer member who has provided ongoing selfless service to the chamber.   

Paige Moore received the Small Business of Re/Max By The Bay Small Businessthe Year Award which was sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank..  Moore, who owns Re/Max By the Bay, has more than 25 years of experience and has been ranked as one of the top agents in her state numerous times.
Original Oyster House EnvironmentalThe Environmental Award, sponsored by Baldwin EMC, went to Joe Roszkowski and David Dekle of The Original Oyster House. The restaurant, a leader in the industry to become green, is a partner with the Gulf Coast Exploreum to help educate children about the positive effects of green energy.
Dr. Barry L. Booth received the award for Community Leader of the Year, sponsored by Bryant Bank. The longtime chamber member and Vietnam veteran has been an activist for veterans and spearheaded the Honor Flight South Alabama.
At the close of the meeting, the Chairman's gavel was passed from Kerry O'Connor of BancorpSouth to Deanna Auner of Homestead Village.
Ribbon Cuttings ribboncuttings
The Eastern Shore Chamber welcomed new members and celebrated recent new beginnings of the following members this past month:

Gentiva Hospice 

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Gentiva Hospice Services with a ribbon cutting at the 9805-A Millwood Circle location in Daphne.  Present for the event were (from left to right, back row):  Brian Daughtery, Kim Lloyd, Laine Walter, Keith Johnson, Lorrey Chapman, Kim Smith, Cathy Blanchard, Tonda Bettner, Sean McCay, Keith Humphries, Kari Whatley, Amie Dodd and Sandra Vinson.  (Front row):  Belinda Pounds, Diane Gilreath, Kristin Bedsole and Angie Thornton.  Gentiva Hospice services allow patients to make the most of each day, at home surrounded by friends and family in a familiar, comfortable environment. Gentiva offers a special kind of caring atmosphere that encompasses the medical, social, emotional and spiritual aspect of treatment. Through a team approach, Gentiva's goal is to ensure that the patient's remaining days are lived with dignity and respect.   For more information call 621-2500.


Daphne Pharmacy 

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Daphne Pharmacy with a  ribbon cutting at the 2101 US Highway 98 in Daphne.  Present for the event were (From left to right, back row):    Keith Lott and Linda Scott, chamber ambassadors; Linda Meredith, Amanda Jones, and Lucy King, Daphne Pharmacy; Jeff Ramsland and Shean McCay, chamber ambassadors.  (Front row): Cindy Zebryk, Diane Siefert, chamber ambassadors; Shalonda White, Danny Cottrell, R.Ph, Kenny King, R.Ph., Daphne Pharmacy; Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood; Renee Browning, R.Ph., Daphne Pharmacy; Sally Wagner and Millie Sue Hawk, chamber ambassadors.  Daphne Pharmacy is a locally owned, independent pharmacy located in Fountain Square. They provide easy prescription transfers, fast service with convenient drive-thru and familiar faces who treat you like family. Pharmacists Kenny King, Renee Browning and their staff look forward to servicing the prescription needs of Daphne and the Eastern Shore.  Call 509-0616 for more informaion.


 Navigator Credit Union 

Navigator Credit Union celebrated the Grand Opening of its Daphne Branch on June 11 as it welcomed public officials and members of the community to its newest location.  The opening of the Daphne Branch marks a milestone for Navigator as the credit union's first location in Baldwin County.With the addition of this facility, Navigator Credit Union now operates 11 branches between Daphne and Gulfport, MS.  Operating hours for the Daphne location are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The new branch is located at 28520 U.S. Highway 98 in Daphne and includes 24-hour ATM access with free withdrawals for members. Attending the event were (Back Row- L to R)John Lake (Councilman, District 3), Pat Rudicell (Councilman, District 2). Randy Fry (Councilman, District 4), Kerry O'Connor (Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board),  (Front Row- L to R) Tommie Conaway (Councilman, District 1). Jim O'Brien (Navigator Nominating Committee Chair), Gloria Donworth (Navigator Alabama Operations Manager), Joe Krebs (Navigator Chairman of the Board), Laurin F. Avara, (Navigator President & CEO), Dane Haygood (Daphne Mayor), Dorothy Todd (Navigator Overview Committee Chair), Chamber Ambassadors Tabitha Raus, Cindy Zebryk, Millie Sue Hawk and Thom Lott.  For more information call 602-6294.

Ambassador of the Monthambassador
     Congratulations to Diane Lynn Siefert for being selected as Ambassador of the Month for May. Diane participated in numerous Chamber events and activities throughout the month, earning her the most points.

      A native of Staten Island, New York, moved to Baldwin County in 1989 from Louisiana. She and her husband Edward reside in Marlow on Fish River and they also have property in Fairhope.The couple has two children, Jennifer Lynn Siefert and Edward C. Siefert.

     Diane received her Bachelors of Science degree from Louisiana State University and a Masters degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama.  She owned her own business Southern Accounting and Business Services.  She is now retired and enjoys creating art.

     When not volunteering for the chamber as an Ambassador she also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee and the Arts and Crafts in Fairhope Committee.  Her hobbies are painting, dancing, singing and reading - and she enjoys playing with her two 2 years old granddaughters.

Great Deal to Costa Ricacostarica
The Eastern Shore Chamber is collaborating with The Collette Foundation to offer a GREAT deal on a vacation to Costa Rica for 9 days, including transportation, hotel, 14 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 dinners), air taxes and fees/surcharges and lots of fun activities.  The dates are October 12 - 20, 2013.  There will be an optional 3-night Jungle Adventure Post Tour Extension for an additional cost.  The fee is $1,969 per person for triple, $1,999 per person for double, $2,399 per person for single.  This is open to friends, family and the community.  For more information call the Chamber at 621-8222. Visit: Costa Rica Vacation
Become a Sponsor of the
25th Annual Jubilee Festival 
It's a Jubilee!     The 25th Annual Jubilee Festival in Olde Towne Daphne, is scheduled for September 28 & 29, 2013.  The Eastern Shore Chamber Jubilee Festival offers a fine arts & crafts juried show, live, local entertainment will be on the festival stage every hour.  The Kids Art in the Park will have booths set up for young folks to explore their creative side.  The City of Daphne will have a large screen TV set up in City Hall for those who want to watch the hottest football games on TV, including Alabama or Auburn football games.          
     Sponsors to-date include:  Platinum Sponsor: Riviera Utilities; Stage Sponsor: Allen, Allen & Foster; T-Shirt Sponsor: InkWorks Custom T-Shirts; Gold Sponsors: Converge, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore; Friend of the Festival: Volkert, Inc.
     The Chamber is seeking more sponsors to for this event.  There are some slots available.  This is a great way to promote your business to the community.  Call Amy or Pat at 928-6387 for more information.
Chamber Member Benefits

   Why should your commit your time and money to the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce? Without strong businesses, we would not be able, as a community, to support the other worthwhile charities, churches and clubs in our community to the caliber that we can now.

     There are many issues that affect our Eastern Shore business climate above and beyond city limits and we need a strong Chamber of Commerce.


Membership Marketing Opportunities Currently in Place for You Include:


Members may display brochures and/or business cards in both Chamber locations.


Members may advertise in the Chamber newsletter or on the website.


Members may spotlight their business through sponsorships of events that the Chamber produces.


Members are listed in the Membership Directory and are accessible online and through the APP.


Members may advertise in the Membership Directory,


Members may enhance their listing in the online Chamber Directory to provide more connectivity to their website.


     Members may also obtain the names and addresses of people making inquiries by supplying the Chamber office in Daphne with twelve self-addressed, stamped envelopes. A list will then be mailed to them during the first week of each new month.

     Those same names and addresses are available on mailing labels at a pre-paid cost of $10 for retirement, relocation and tourism and $25 for all labels. Call Kay Overstreet at 621-8222 for information on this member benefit.



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JULY 2013
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Community Calendar

 July 2013
4  Fairhope Pier fireworks display, 9 pm, 990-0218
4  Baldwin Pops free concert, 7:30 pm, Fairhope Pier, 988-1260.
4  Daphne Jubilee Independence Day Celebration, Trione Sports Complex, 5:30 pm.
18   Morning Marketing Meeting, 8 am, Scenic Overlook office.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.
18  Business After Hours, 5 - 7pm, Terry Thompson Chevrolet, 1402 US Hwy. 98, Daphne.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.
18  Young Professionals Social will takes place at the Business After Hours at Terry Thompson Chevrolet.  

Housing Statistics

May 2013

Houses Sold
Average Selling Price
Average Days on Market
Units on the Market
Condos Sold
Average Selling Price
Average Days on Market
Units on the Market
Unemployment Stats
      5/2013       5/2012
AL        6.8%         7.5%  
BC        5.4%         6.1%
US        7.6%         8.2% 





The UPS Store

Robert D. Smith

6845 Highway 90 East, Ste. 105




Park Avenue Gallery, LLC

Carol Parkison

505 Potters Mill Ave.




Daphne Pharmacy

Kenneth King

2101 US Highway 98, Ste. K




Health Source of Spanish Fort

10179 Eastern Shore Dr., Ste. 102

Spanish Fort



Premier Landscape & Stone, LLC

Aaron Rogers

P. O. Box 91818




Advanced Mortgage & Investment Co., Inc.

Brian Lehmann

30500 State Highway 181, Ste. 460

Spanish Fort



Fairhope Film Festival

Mary Riser

10 North Section St., Ste. 108




Transworld Business Advisors of Alabama

Brittan Bailey

553 Johnson Ave.




Advanced Dental Comfort

Kim Daniels

24208 US Highway 98, Ste. C




Southern LED Solutions, LLC

Steve Gross

7650 Charleston Oak Dr.





Renewed Members


Cockrell's Eastern Shore

Automobile Paint & Body

Member 22 Years


Fairhope Family Medicine, LLC

Physicians or Surgeons - Family

Member 6 Years


Tacky Jacks Battleship Parkway, LLC


Member 2 Years




Member 10 Years


Junior League of Mobile, Inc.

Civic Organization

Member 20 Years


The Colony at the Grand

Real Estate Development

Member 7 Years


The Fairhope Inn and Restaurant

Restaurant - Fine Dining

Member 15 Years


Capt. Dan Kolenich

Fishing Guide

Member 8 Years


Baldwin Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems

Member 18 Years


Infirmary Health


Member 1 Year


Pro Cycle and Triathlon

Bicycle Shop

Member 2 Years


Rock Creek Golf Club

Golf Courses

Member 13 Years


Springhill Hospice Baldwin County


Member 2 Years


Goodyear dba/Alabama Auto Service

Automotive Service/Repairs/Tires

Member 16 Years


C-Spire Wireless

Cellular Phone & Satelite

Member 13 Years


Blue Rents

Equipment Rental & Party Supplies

Member 9 Years


Henry Crawford


Member 30 Years


Beard Equipment

Heavy Equipment

Member 10 Years


C.O. (Mac) McCawley, Jr., CPA, LLC

Accountant-Certified Public

Member 12 Years


Robert C. Gentle, Construction Consultant

Construction Consultant

Member 13 Years


Beds And Blinds, Inc.


Member 10 Years


Daruma Japanese Restaurant


Member 3 Years


Roberts Brothers, Inc. Eastern Shore

Mickie Russell

Real Estate Company

Member 31 Years


State Farm Insurance/Lad Drago

Insurance-Financial Services

Member 7 Years


Brown Financial Advisory

Financial Planner & Consultant

Member 27 Years


El Mexicano


Member 12 Years


Fairhope Single Tax Corporation

Land Leasing Company

Member 31 Years


Ashurst & Niemeyer

Real Estate Company

Member 29 Years


B & B Pecan Company, Inc.

Nuts/Edible Retail/Mail Order

Member 44 Years


Bayside Academy


Member 27 Years


Bayside Chiropractic


Member 1 Years


Big Daddy's Grill


Member 5 Years


Brenny's Jewelry Company

Jewelry & Gifts

Member 27 Years


Delta Airboat Express

Air Boat Tours

Member 7 Years


Eastern Shore Art Center

Art Gallery

Member 31 Years


Fairhope Pharmacy


Member 33 Years


Floor Medic

Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Member 5 Years


Hanak & Wells, PC

Accountants-Certified Public

Member 38 Years


Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC

Sally Wagner

Dennis Sherrin

Xavier A. Hartmann, III

Accountants-Certified Public

Member 15 Years


Jordan Automotive, Inc.

Automotive Service/Repair/Tires

Member 15 Years


Judge Tim Russell


Member 3 Years


Mathes of Alabama Electrical Supply

Electric & Lighting Supplies

Member 27 Years


SeeCoast Manufacturing Company

Telescope Manufacturing

Member 27 Years


The Colony Shop

Clothing & Accessories-Women

Member 31 Years


Baldwin County Sewer Service, LLC

Public Sanitary Sewer Provider

Member 4 Years


The First of Baldwin County


Member 12 Years


Away at the Bay

Bed & Breakfast

Member 28 Years


Ivey & Heard, PC

W. Kenneth Heard-Member 15 Years

Sam W. Irby-Member 47 Years



Oak Hollow Farm, Inc.

Party & Banquet Facility

Member 12 Years


PNC Bank


Member 13 Years


Riviera Utilities

Utility Company

Member 48 Years


USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park


Member 26 Years


White-Spunner Realty

Sharon Wright


Member 20 Years


Browning, Mecke and O'Neal, LLC

Business Consulting

Member 5 Years


Country Gables Assisted Living

Retirement & Assisted Living Community

Member 1 Year


Thomas Construction

Construction/General Contractor

Member 5 Years


Tucker Dorsey


Member 3 Years