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Meet Deanna Auner, Chairman of the Board

Deanna Auner 

Deanna Auner has been the General Manager of Homestead Village of Fairhope for the past 15 years. She is also a Regional Director for Community Senior Life, and a marketing consultant for Sage Management all under the not-for-profit parent company Community Senior Life. Deanna has worked in senior care for more than 26 years. She grew up in northeastern Ohio attended Kent State University majoring in Gerontology and is a licensed assisted living administrator. Deanna moved to the gulf coast of Alabama in 1994. She lives in Summerdale with her husband Austin and four children including four year old triplets and a six year old all of whom attend the Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education in Fairhope. In addition to her Chamber board role, she serves as a board director for the Assisted Living Association of Alabama, Impact 100 Baldwin County and is a member of the Rotary Club of Fairhope.

 

  
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The Eastern Shore Chamber welcomed new members and celebrated recent new beginnings of the following members this past month:  
  

Prana 

 

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Prana Health and Wellness with a ribbon cutting at the 209A S. Section St., Fairhope location. Attending the event were (left to right): Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant; Wayne Kent, Sarah Howard, Prana Health & Wellness; Darrelyn Bender, president/CEO, Eastern Shore Chamber; Ed Beck, Prana; Tabitha Raus, ESCoC ambassador; Keith Lott, ESCoC; and Cindy Zebryk, ESCoC ambassador. (Front row): Jeanelle Clark, Hanna Ardrey, Becky and Marley Ullock, Nancy Bolton Becky, Joy Larsen and Kaia Larsen, Prana; Sherry Sullivan, ESCoC ambassador. Prana Health and Wellness, located in downtown Fairhope, provides a full schedule of yoga classes for the yoga community. Classes are offered seven days a week and range from gentle/beginners to more advanced classes. All of the Prana instructors are registered with Yoga Alliance and have the designation of 200 RYT. For more information about yoga or for a place to grow an existing practice call or stop by the studio. 251-455-9359.

  

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Cindy Z.     Congratulations to Cindy Zebryk, agent for Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties, for being selected as Ambassador of the Month for June 2013. Cindy was selected because she attended numerous events and activities, delivered new member plaques and served as a liaison for the Chamber.

     A native of Fairhope, born and raised, Cindy and her husband Tad, reside in Fairhope. After graduating from Fairhope High School in 1977, she attended Faulkner State College.

     Cindy has been in the real estate industry since 1985 when she started with Magnolia Trace Real Estate in Point Clear, Ala. The company began in real estate development, but eventually went into full service realty.  Cindy obtained her real estate license in 1992 and broker's license in 1994. She was the Qualifying Broker at Magnolia Trace, working a total of 26 years until the company closed in 2011.  She is now with Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties as an Associate Broker and Realtor.

     "It is my passion to sell property on the Eastern Shore and throughout Baldwin County," said Cindy.

     Her husband,Tad Zebryk, works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The couple has two adult children, Taylor Ripley and Allison Ward.

     In her spare time, Cindy loves singing, calligraphy, making beeswax candles and assisting her husband in raising bees for local honey.

     "I am excited to be an Ambassador for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and give back to my community," she added.

 

   
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Kathleen
Kathleen Fernandez recently received the Eastern Shore Chamber's Bulldog Award.  The Chamber volunteer took on a task with Michael Galiber that they thought would only take six-weeks.  The job took six-months.  They called each and every Chamber member to update their information for the Chamber's data base and provide them with a login and password so they could enhance their own listings.  The Bulldog Award is presented to volunteers that demonstrated a dogged determination and tireless efforts for the programs and mission of the Eastern Shore Chamber.   Thanks Kathleen!
  
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Making Your Community Camera Ready
Alabama Film  

The Eastern Shore Chamber Business Academy's Eggs N' Issues for Tuesday, August 13, 8:30 am will focus on "Making Your Community Camera Ready" - bringing the film industry to our area. The keynote speaker will be Tommy Fell with the Alabama Development Film Office.                               

     Fell was born in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from Satsuma High School and Faulkner Community College in Bay Minette. In 1989 he began working on independent films in Mobile as a key grip, electrician and location scout.

 

     Since 1994 he has been the location coordinator for the Alabama Film Office. During this time he has successfully recruited a variety of projects to Alabama including feature films, commercials, documentaries and music videos.

 

     The Eggs N' Issues takes place at Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 2401 Main Street in Daphne. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for potential members. Those who are members of any chamber of commerce may attend for the discounted fee. A hot breakfast will be served. Sponsors for the event are Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC; Harbor Communications; Workshops Etc!; NOLA Lending Group, LLC; The Lady's Lawn Service and Converge.

 

     Go to the Chamber's website at www.eschamber.com to register online or call 928-6387.

Business Academy Workshop
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     The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Academy Workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 2013, will focus on the Affordable Care Act. Jason Johnson, MA, SPHR, Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC, will be the keynote speaker.

      The topics will include: Overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Defining a Large Business; How the ACA will Impact all Businesses; Establishing and Maintaining Compliance; The Insurance Exchanges and SHOP; Things to Avoid; and Tax Issues.

     The Business Academy Workshop takes place from 9:00 - 11:00 am at Daphne United Methodist Church, Community Life Center, 2401 Main Street, Daphne.

      Sponsors for the Business Academy are Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC; NOLA Lending Service; Harbor Communications, Lady's Lawn Service and Workshops, Etc!.

     The fee to attend is $20 for chamber members and $40 for potential members. Registration is a must. Call (251) 928-6387 or 621-8222 to sign up.

Plan to Attend

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    The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce is inviting community leaders, Chamber members, and general public to attend an Economic Development Luncheon on Tuesday, September 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Homestead Village of Fairhope, 924 Plantation Blvd.

     The topic of the luncheon will be an update of Airbus with David Trent. The Chamber will also provide an update of progress on the Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow. The fee to attend is $15 for Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow Partners; $25 for Chamber members and $30 for potential members. The luncheon will be catered by Naman's Catering.

     The Economic Development Luncheon is sponsored by Infirmary Health Systems.

     To sign up for the event call the Eastern Shore Chamber at 928-6387 or 621-8222. Attendees may pay in advance with a check or credit card or pay at the door. RSVPs are a must.
Great Deal to Costa Rica
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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
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AUGUST 2013
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In This Issue

Community Calendar

 August 2013 
  
1 Business After Hours, 5 - 7 pm, Town & Country, 42 1/2 S. Section St., Fairhope. An Eastern Shore Chamber event.
15   Morning Marketing Meeting, 8 am, Scenic Overlook office.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.
15  Young Professionals Social, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, McShary's Irish Pub.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.
23  Taste of the Eastern Shore, Daphne Civic Center, 7 - 10 pm, $25, 626-5300.
27  Grand Summer Ball, benefit for Thomas Hospital Foundation, 990-1512.
30-9//1  Fort Mims Re-enactments, 9 am - 3 pm, $5, 533-9024.

 

  

Housing Statistics

June 2013

Houses Sold
241
Average Selling Price
$215,384
Average Days on Market
178
Units on the Market
1,886
  
Condos Sold
128
Average Selling Price
$319,765
Average Days on Market
248
Units on the Market
964
  
Unemployment Stats
      6/2013       6/2012
AL        6.5%         7.6%  
BC        5.7%         7.2%
US        7.8%         8.4% 
 
 

 

New

Members

 

Aldridge Mechanical LLC

Kim Aldridge

19590 Lawrence Rd.

Fairhope

928-1111

 

Strategic Wealth Specialists

Chris Roussel

3233 Executive Park Cir.

Mobile

472-4400

 

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Lori Thompson

19915 Thompson Hall Rd.

Fairhope

626-7177

 

Charles D. Jones Capital Management Incorporated

Chris Alman

311 Magnolia Ave.

Fairhope

517-0780

 

Verizon Wireless - Z Wireless

Lexie Crawford

27900 Main St., Ste. 3

Daphne

625-0033

 

Gulf Coast Dance Alliance

Melissa Covo

9945 Spanish Fort Blvd., Ste. E

Spanish Ft.

621-9755

 

Ashurst & Niemeyer Real Estate

Morgan Ashurst

29 North Section St.

Fairhope

929-2150

 

Hamilton Mortgage

Robert Sorrells

26064 Capital Dr., Ste. B

Daphne

281-0926

Renewed Members

 

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association

Home Builders Trade Assoc.

Member 29 Years

 

Citizens Bank

Bank

Member 19 Years

 

Club Sun Salon

Tanning Salon

Member 7 Years

 

First Community Bank

Bank

Member 5 Years

 

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Hotel

Member 33 Years

 

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors - J. Steven McClure, PC

Engineering Construction Management

Member 5 Years

 

Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC - J. Earl Blackmon

Accountants/CPA

Member 31 Years

 

Sam's Club

Wholesale Distributor

Member 6 Years

 

State Farm Insurance/Jim Golemon

Insurance Agency

Member 27 Years

 

Tonsmeire Properties

Real Estate Management

Member 36 Years

 

Weinacker's Montessori School

School-Private

Member 4 Years

 

Boltz Pain and Wellness Center, LLC

Physicians/Pain Management

Member 3 Years

 

LuLu's at Homeport Marina

Restaurant

Member 2 Years

 

M & F Casuals

Clothing & Accessories/Women & Children

Member 37 Years

 

Nall Printing

Printer

Member 25 Years

 

Randy Delchamps Real Estate & Dev. Co.

Real Estate Development

Member 9 Years

 

Thomas Harrison & Associates Insurance Co, Inc.

Insurance Agency

Member 9 Years

 

Trax Tires Incorporated

Auto Repair & Service/Tires

Member 11 Years

 

Aaron's Lock Service

Locksmith/Safe Sales & Service

Member 3 Years

 

Bayside Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Rehab Center

Physicians & Surgeons/Orthopaedic

Member 32 Years

 

Hunter Security, Inc.

Security Contractor/Equipment & Systems

Member 30 Years

 

Terry Thompson Chevrolet

Auto Dealer/New & Used

Member 29 Years

 

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Investment Broker/Securities

Member 27 Years

 

Beach Dream Weddings

Wedding & Event Planner

Member 3 Years

 

Johnson Slaughter, Driver & Northcutt, PA

Accountants/CPA

Member 3 Years

 

Rob Copeland Property Management, LLC

Real Estate Management

Member 5 Years

 

Rainbow Sales & Service by Cleanfresh

Home Air Cleaning Equipment

Member 1 Year

 

Center for Family Health & Wellness

Physicians/Chiropractic

Member 20 Years

 

Cunningham Bounds, LLC

Attorneys

Member 1 Year

 

Mobile Symphony, Inc.

Performing Arts

Member 17 Years

 

Bay Eyes Cataract & Laser Center, Inc.

Physicians & Surgeons Ophthalmologists

Member 27 Years

 

BBVA Compass Bank - Fairhope

Bank

Member 16 Years

 

CertaPro Painters of Mobile

Painting/Residental/Commercial

Member 5 Years

 

Daphne Utilities

Utility Company

Member 13 Years

 

Fairhope Family Medicine, LLC

Physicians & Surgeons/Family Practice

Member 6 Years

 

Sunbelt Fire Incorporated

Fire Truck & Equipment Sales

Member 22 Years

 

Watershed Green Consulting, LLC

LEED Consulting/Sustainability

Member 1 Year

 

Bassett Engineers & Constructors, Inc.

Engineers

Member 17 Years

 

Gibert Logistics, LLC

Logistics Consultants

Member 2 Years

 

Charles Wilson

Individual

Member 21 Years

 

Bay Animal Clinic

Veterinarians

Member 25 Years

 

Westminster Village

Retirement/Assisted Living Community

Member 31 Years

 

Ascent Audiology & Hearing

Hearing/Balance Clinic

Member 2 Years

 

Fairhope Floor Covering & Interiors

Floor Covering

Member 30 Years

 

Fairhope Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Member 20 Years

 

Jim House & Associates, Inc.

Waste Water Treatment & Systems

Member 18 Years

 

McSharry's Irish Pub

Restaurant

Member 5 Years

 

Pinzone's Italian Downtown

Restaurant

Member 2 Years

 

The Picture Show Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Member 25 Years

 

Thompson Tractor Company, Inc.

Tractor/Equipment Dealers

Member 26 Years

 

Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home & Crematory

Funeral Home & Cemetery

Member 15 Years

 

Chick-fil-A

Restaurant/Fast Food

Member 8 Years

 

Fr. Meyer's Sohn NA LLC

Freight Forwarder

Member 2 Years

 

New Horizon's Credit Union

Credit Union

Member 18 Years

 

Peaches N' Clean

Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning

Member 22 Years

 

Pitman Insurance Agency

Insurance Agency

Member 61 Years

 

Point Clear Cottages

Bed & Breakfast Inn

Member 6 Years

 

South Alabama Orthodontics, LLC

Orthodontists

Member 14 Years

 

Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Art

Martial Arts

Member 3 Years

 

Dixie Dental Center

Dentists

Member 7 Years

 

Greer's Fairhope Market

Grocery/Catering

Member 4 Years

 

Historic Blakeley Foundation

State Park

Member 33 Years

 

JADE Consulting, LLC

Engineering/Civil

Member 5 Years

 

Thomas Hospital

Hospital

Member 29 Years

 

Walmart #934-Daphne

Department Store

Member 27 Years

 

Weeks Bay Foundation

Civic or Fraternal Organization

Member 7 Years

 

Centennial Bank

Bank

Member 10 Years

 

Serenity on the Bay

Cottage Short Term

Member 11 Years

 

The Drapery Makery

Drapery & Awning Contractor/Showroom

Member 12 Years

 

AAA Moving & Warehousing Co.

North American Van Lines Agent

Movers-Business/Residential

Members 4 Years

 

J. Johnson LLC/Daphne Business Park

Real Estate Commercial

Member 1 Year

 

Michael G. Galiber

Individual

Member 2 Years

 

Team Gunther Kia

Auto Dealer/New & Used

Member 15 Years

 

Southern Capital Services

Investment Advisors/Managers

Members 11 Years

 

Allen, Allen & Foster-Beverley Allen

Accountants/CPA

Member 18 Years

 

Bayside Bungalow

Short Term Rental

Member 10 Years

 

Cornerstone Investment Management & Consulting, LLC

Investment Advisors/Managers

Member 10 Years

 

David Clark

Individual

Member 1 Year

 

Hand Arendall, LLC-W. Bradley Smith

Attorneys

Member 2 Years

 

Hix & Snedeker, LLC

Attorneys

Member 2 Years

 

NFL Building Center

Retail/Commercial/Residential Building

Member 1 Year

 

Premier Medical Eye Group

Medical Clinic

Member 1 Year

 

Viva Medicare Plus

Insurance

Member 1 Year

 

WAVH-FM Talk 1065

Radio Station/Broadcasting

Member 6 years

 

Wells Fargo Bank

Bank

Member 31 Years

 

As of July 29, 2013