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Business After Hours Moved This Month
Please note that the Eastern Shore Chamber's Business After Hours has moved to May 8, 5 - 7 pm at JBT Power Outdoor Equipment, 26032 Capital Dr., Daphne.  We moved it because Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is May 1.
Baldwin County Commissioners
Candidate Forumforum

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Candidates Forum for Baldwin County Commissioner candidates. The forum takes place Tuesday, May 13, at 6:00 pm and is open to the public. It will be held at the Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 2401 Main Street, Daphne.


Guidelines for the forum will include: candidates will answer the public's questions. Each candidate will speak only for themselves. When answering questions, each candidate will speak on the issues. A stop watch will be used with a thirty second warning for answers.


Questions will be accepted the evening of the event in writing - there will not be microphones set up for public comments. The attendees will be expected to show respect to the candidates. There will be no yelling, rude comments, name calling or booing. Signs will not be allowed to be held in the audience. Pamphlets and buttons may be handed out and worn.


There is no admission fee to the Baldwin County Commissioners Candidate Forum. For more information call (251) 621-8222 or 928-6387.

Golf Tournament May 16golf

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The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 14th Annual Eastern Shore  Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament for Friday, May 16. This tournament will be held at the beautiful Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear. The course, a Robert Trent Golf Trail course, is owned by the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa. Registration is at 11:00 am with deli style lunch served and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. 


 A four- man team is available for $700, which includes four packages. Individuals may sign up for $175. The Eastern Shore Chamber Golf Tournament is based on a 4-person scramble, playing off the best ball. Diamond Sponsor is Terry Thompson Chevrolet; Platinum Sponsors is Segers; Gold Sponsor is TrustMark Bank; Awards Sponsor is Zaxby's; Lunch Sponsor is EastPointe Hospital; Tee Sponsors are Daphne Utilities, Mobile Gas, Premier Landscape & Stone, Citizens Bank, Jim Goleman Agency "State Farm" and United Bank.


A percentage of the net, will be given to the Eastern Shore Chambers' Youth Leadership Program.

The Award Presentation will take place following the tournament.

Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information on how you can be a player, sponsor or just get involved, please call Amy Dial at 928-6387.

Eggs N' Issues

Economic Development Update
of Baldwin County eggsnissues

The Eastern Shore Chamber Issues breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 8:30 am, will focus on "Economic Update of Baldwin County" with Lee Lawson, president/CEO of Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. The breakfast takes place at Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 2401 Main St., Daphne.


Before accepting the position of President and CEO for the Baldwin County EDA in August of 2012, Lawson worked as an economic development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in Andalusia, Ala. from 2008-2012. During his time at PowerSouth, Lawson managed PowerSouth's domestic and foreign economic development efforts for its 39 County Alabama service territory. Lee Lawson previously served as vice president of economic development for the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance from 2006 to 2008, during which time he was responsible for marketing and the recruitment of new jobs and corporate investments. Lawson has also held positions with the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority in Birmingham, the Madison Chamber of Commerce in Madison, Ala and Interned with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama.


Boards Lawson serves on: Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors, Finance Chair, South Alabama Workforce Development Council, Chair, Career Tech Education Council, Chair, South Alabama Economic Development Association and Former Board Member, Economic Development Association of Alabama.


Lawson resides in Fairhope, AL and is a native of Montgomery, Ala. and a 2003 graduate of Troy University, where he lettered in Men's Basketball and received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. Lawson is married to Regan Ware Lawson of Mobile, and is the father of four-year old Knox, three-year-old Greer and 10-month old McRaye.


Sponsors for the Business Academy Eggs N' Issues are: Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore, PC; Baldwin EMC and Daphne Utilities.


The fee to attend the event is $10 which includes a hot breakfast. To sign up call 928-6387. RSVPs are a must.


Rock Creek Golf Club Topic to Table Eventsrockcreek

Rock Creek Golf Club is partnering with the Eastern Shore Young Professionals for their first of many Topic to Table events. To kick off this series, Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant will be here to discuss the booming Young Professional Population in Fairhope, their impact on the city, as well as opportunities, news, and updates for this growing segment. Be informed, enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Rock Creek Executive Chef, Ashley Anderson, and network with fellow Eastern Shore Young Professionals. It takes place Wednesday, May 28 at Noon at Rock Creek Golf Club, 140 Clubhouse Dr., Fairhope.  Lunch is $15 at the door. This event is open to the public.  RSVP online at or call Ashlee Meriwether at 251-928-4223.

 Ambassador of the Monthambassador




Congratulations to Cindy Zebryk, Realtor and Associate Broker at Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties, for being selected as Ambassador of the Month for March 2014.Cindy was selected because she attended numerous events, served as a liaison for the Chamber, and served on the Total Resource Campaign selling memberships and sponsorships.She is chairing the Chamber's Golf Tournament to be held at Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear May 16, 2014, and is already busy with planning the event.
     A life long native of Fairhope, Cindy resides in Fairhope with her husband Tad.  She is a graduate of Fairhope High School and attended Faulkner State College.  She has two adult children: Taylor Ripley and Allison Ward.  She was the Broker at Magnolia Trace Real Estate in Point Clear, working there for 26 years from 1985 to 2011.

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

     "I love being an Ambassador for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and growing my real estate business at the same time!" she said. 

     "The Ambassador program has helped me with my business, gain more knowledge of the Eastern Shore area and meet people," said Millie Sue. "Living in Satsuma made it a challenge to do business in Eastern Shore, but my Chamber membership gave me many opportunities to network and learn about the Eastern Shore area."

Photo:  Mark Stejskal, Ambassador Chairman, presents plaque to Cindy Zabryk.
Welcome Allgood Dentistry

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Allgood Dentis try, PC with a ribbon cutting at the 2004 US Highway 98, Ste. F, Daphne location. Attending the event were: Phil Cusa, board member of the ESCoC; Jeff Ramsland, chamber ambassador; Tonya Wheat; Thomas Allgood (child); Darrelyn Bender, president/CEO of the ESCoC; Dr. Alan Allgood, Dr. Brittney Allgood; Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood; Mark Stejskal, chamber ambassador; Stephanie Richardson; Keith Lott, and Nancy Grace, chamber ambassadors. They were joined by other staff and chamber ambassadors. Dr. Brittney Allgood is a general dentist offering a wide range of treatment for patients of all ages. For more information please call 251-625-4446 or visit us online at

Let's Go ItalianItalian


The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Collette Vacations to offer a fantastic deal on a whirlwind trip to Italy. And what's great about it is you have nearly an entire year to save up!


The trip is November 10 - 18, 2014. If you book now the cost for a double is $2,999 per person, single $3,349 and triple is $2,969. The regular rates are double $3,249, single $3,599 and triple $3,219. Included in the price is round trip air from Mobile Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel stays and hotel transfers. Not included is a cancellation waiver and insurance of $230 per person.


You have the opportunity to explore the magic of Rome, Florence and Venice, which are filled with rich history, culture, art and romance. Rome, the "Eternal City" will be first, with three days of touring and experiencing the culture. Florence will be next, also with three days of group tours and time on your own. Venice will be next with a ride on a train, viewing 117 tiny islands, canals and 400 bridges. A boat trip will also be included and a walking tour with a guide explaining the many features of the area. The tour ends in the Milan Malpensa area on day nine, November 18.


Call the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce at (251) 621-8222 or 928-6387 to find out how to join us on this group tour.


The Eastern Shore Chamber is seeking  nominations for Community Leader of the Year, Small  Business of the Year and Environmental Award.
Call Kathie at 928-6387 to get the nomination forms.  Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting June 26 at Oak Hollow Farm.
Another Way to Toot Your Horn
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce offers other ways to help get the message out about our members' events and activities.  It is through social media.  Did you know that we have two facebook accounts?  One is Eastern Shore Chamber (over 700 likes) and the other is Eastern Shore Remembered (over 5,000 likes).  Do you have a facebook account?  Chances are that we have already "liked" you.  But, if not, please "like" us, post your message and we will be glad to "share".  Or if you do not have a facebook accounty, then email us your message and we will post it for you.  It's free.  Call Kathie at 928-6387 for more information.
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In This Issue



 April 2014




1   Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 am, Daphne Civic Center .  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.

1  Thomas Hospital Foundation Golf Classic, Lakewood Golf Club, tee time 1 pm, 990-1512.

1  A Taste of the Towns, 5 Rivers Delta Rsource Center, Daphne/Spanish Fort Kiwanis, 621-2996.

2  Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Daphne Middle School, 5 pm - 2 am, 621-7996.

8  Business After Hours, 5 - 7 pm, JBT Power Outdoor Power Equipment, 26032 Capital Dr., Daphne.

13  Baldwin County Commission Candidate Forum, 6 pm, Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 2401 Main St., Daphne, 621-8222.  An Eastern Shore Chamber Event.

15 Morning Marketing Meeting, 8 am, Scenic Overlook Office, 621-8222.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.

15  Young Professionals Social, Pinzone's Downtown, Fairhope Ave., Fairhope.  928-6387.  An Eastern Shore Chamber event.

16  Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, Lakewood Golf Club, 928-6387.  An Eastern SHore Chamber event.

18  Sunset Concert, 7 pm, Bayfront Park, Daphne, 583-1963

22  USO Damce at Nix Center. 7 pm, Exit 105 Band,  928-2389.

26  Baldwin Pops Sunset Concert, 7 pm, Henry George Park, Fairhope, 232-1072.

29  Art in the Park, 10 am to 1 pm, W.O. Lott Park, Daphne and June 7, for kids.

31  Grandman Triathlon, 7 am, Noon, Fairope Municipal Pier & Park.  990-0218


Baldwin County

Housing Statistics

March 2014

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
      3/2014    3/2013
AL        6.9%        6.4%  
BC        6.2%        5.9%
US        6.8%        7.6% 




As of 4/28/14


Shinebright Windows

Daniel Moreno

7973 Deerwood Dr.




Simply Southern

Jane Rae Ryan

303 South Dr.




Lemon Mohler Insurance Agency

Mark Mohler

22787 Highway 98, Bldg. E, Ste. 1




Vine Boutique and Salon

Rebekah Loper

1903 Main St., Ste. B




The Fuse Project

Grant Zarzour

1756 New Hamilton St.




Mossbridge Capital Partners

Max Bruckmann

311 Magnolia Ave.




Tiny Tots Academy, LLC

Cindy Turnage

25478 Friendship Rd., Ste. A




N2 Publishing

David Garcia

30000 Town Center Ave., Apt. 821

Spanish Fort



Easy Ads Advertising & Directory

Mardia Scott

230 Ridgewood Dr.




Fairhope Internal Medicine

Lara Ray, MC

188 Hospital Dr., Ste. 402








April Renewed Members


Baldwin County EMC

Utility Company

Member 25 Years


Community Bank-Fairhope


Member 1 Year


Country Place Senior Living

Assisted Living Community

Member 1 Year


Eastern Shore Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, PC

Physicians/Surgeons-Ear, Nose & Throat

Member 25 Years


Holiday Inn Express-Daphne


Member 8 Years


In The Company of Angels

Gift Shop

Member 17 Years


Jubilee Baptist Church


Member 6 Years


Sandy Sansing Ford Lincoln

Automobile Dealer-New & Used

Member 2 Years


Walmart Stores, Inc.

Department Store

Member 7 Years


Phelps Dunbar


Member 8 Years


The Brennity at Daphne

Assisted Living Community

Member 13 Years


The Brennity at Fairhope

Assisted Living Community

Member 12 Years


Accurate Control Equipment, Inc.

Mailing Equipment

Member 30 Years


Andree's Wine, Cheese & Things, Inc.

Deli - Catering

Member 21 Years


Harbison & Hoyt, LLC-Michael J. Hoyt


Member 8 Years


Harbison & Hoyt, LLC-Warren T. Harbison


Member 8 Years


Preble-Rish, LLC

Engineering & Surveying

Member 15 Years


Smile Design


Member 6 Years


The Wound Care Center At South Baldwin Regional Medical Center


Member 1 Year


Davis & Fields, PC


Member 15 Years


St. Francis at the Point Anglican Church


Member 1 Year


Sweat Tire Company

Auto Service/Repair/Tires

Member 2 Years


Tameron Honda Eastern Shore

Auto Dealer-New & Used

Member 3 Years


Balloons Are Everywhere, Inc.

Wholesale Distributor

Member 2 Years


Felix's Fish Camp


Member 11 Years


Fresh Focus Group

Internet Marketing

Member 4 Years


Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore

Civic or Fraternal Organization

Member 21 Years


Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

Utility Company

Member 22 Years


Hutchinson, Moore & Rauch, LLC

Engineers & Surveyors

Member 21 Years


Aseracare Hospice


Member 8 Years


Eastern Shore Handy Lock Self Storage


Member 1 Year


Eastern Shore Medical Specialists, LLC

Medical Clinic

Member 1 Year


Office Depot #3308

Office Supplies

Member 17 Years


Bellatore Real Estate & Development, LLC-

Nathan Cox

Real Estate Development

Member 3 Years


Global Security International, LLC

Security Contractor/Equipment & Systems

Member 12 Years


Mobile Asphalt Co., LLC

Asphalt, Grading & Paving

Member 9 Years


Oak Hollow Farm, Inc.

Party & Banquet Facility

Member 13 Years


Re/Max By The Bay

Real Estate

Member 16 Years


Rotolo's of Fairhope, LLC


Member 2 Years


Simmonds Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.

Insurance & Financial Services

Member 11 Years


Team One Communications

Radio Communication Equipment & Systems

Member 15 Years


The First of Baldwin County


Member 13 Years


Identity Signs

Signs & Banners

Member 1 Year


The Myrick Agency, LLC

Insurance Agency

Member 5 Years


Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Beverage Company

Member 24 Years


Eastern Shore Centre

Shopping Center

Member 10 Years


JMF Solutions, Inc.

Telephone Digital Services & Internet

Member 2 Years


Mobile Gas Service Corporation

Utility Company

Member 10 Years


Signs Now-Daphne

Signs & Banners

Member 1 Year


State of Alabama/Rep. Joe Faust

Individual Member

Member 10 Years


TekLinks, Inc.

Computer Network Services

Member 1 Year