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annualmeet 90th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Shore Chamber Features Memories of Yesteryear

The Eastern Shore Chamber's 90th Annual Meeting is Thursday, June 26, 5:30 - 9:00 pm at Oak Hollow Farm, South Greeno Road, Fairhope. The theme this year is "Casino Night". Tickets are $50 each. Call Kathie at (251) 928-6387 to make reservations. We will be taking a high angle commemorative photo of our attendees amongst some beautiful, high-end antique cars on the grounds of Oak Hollow Farm.  The photo will be taken at 6:00 pm.


We will also have a power point presentation of the history of the Chamber, along with photos taken throughout the years.


Sponsors are:
Platinum: Regions Bank
Gold: Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, Mobile Gas, a Sempra Company, Infirmary Health/Thomas Hospital
Community Leader of the Year: Dr. Barry L. Booth
Small Business of the Year: BBVA Compass Bank
Environmental Award: Fairhope Brewing Company
Service Award: Baldwin EMC
Bulldog Award: Homestead Village of Fairhope
Ambassador of the Year: Harbor Communications
Host: Oak Hollow Farm

(Table Top Sponsorships available for $200, which includes a ticket. Design a table Top centerpiece that depicts YOUR COMPANY. Attendees will pick their favorite. The winner receives free advertising in Chamber Connections & Enews for one month.)

 Ambassador of the Monthambassador 

Congratulations to Deborah Morrow, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, for being selected Ambassador of the Month for April. Deborah was selected for having participated in numerous chamber events and activities, attending ribbon cuttings and serving as a liaison for the chamber with new members. Having grown up in Stapleton, Deborah is proud to be a native of L.A. (Lower Alabama). She currently lives in Loxley with her husband of 34 years, Joel Morrow. The couple has three sons, Justin, Kyle and Logan. When not working or volunteering for the chamber, Deborah enjoys down time, relaxing. She also enjoys riding an ATV and attending Bay Community Church.

ribboncuttingsRibbon Cuttings

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery with a ribbon cutting at 7541 Cipriano Court, Fairhope. Attending the event were Millie Sue Hawk, chamber ambassador; Denvia Potter, Margaret Ward, Mandy Burns; Eric Beasley, IberiaBank; Dr. James Koehler, MD; Heiko Einfeld, executive director of ESCOC; Paige Turberville, City of Fairhope; Amanda Barfield, Kim Mattox; and Debbie Rider, IberiaBank. Dr. James Koehler of Eastern Shore Plastic Surgery is pleased to open his doors to the Eastern Shore community. As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Koehler provides services spanning an array of both surgical and non-surgical options including breast augmentation, body contouring, and a variety of facial treatments. ESCS (formerly Eastern Shore Plastic Surgery) and can be contacted at 251.929.7850 or via the website:


The Eastern Shore Chamber recently welcomed new member Easy.Ads Advertising with a ribbon cutting at La Quinta Inn in Daphne. Attending the event were (left to right): Willie Huff, John Whitfield, Marcia Scott, Patrick Patel; Heiko Einfeld, executive director of the Eastern Shore Chamber; Cindy Zebryk, chamber ambassador. Easy. Ads Advertising and Directory has brought the Digital Advertising Revolution to Lower Alabama. The Easy Ads Team is excited about launching its first Digital Advertising Space at the LA Quinta Inn in Daphne; which is owned and operated by Patrick Patel. Since coming into the Lower Alabama market in February this year, Easy Ads has added an additional ten (10) Easy Screens in the Mobile/Baldwin market. For more information about Digital Advertising call 225-274-6753.


The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Lemon Mohler Insurance Agency with a ribbon cutting at the 22787 U.S. Highway 98, Bldg. E, Ste. 1, Fairhope location. Attending the event were (left to right): Millie Sue Hawk, chamber ambassador; Josh Roszkowski, Scott Lemon, Mark Mohler, Sherri Knotts, Pam Wilson, Brandie Shows, Lemon Mohler Insurance; Jeff Ramsland and Larry Hunter, chamber ambassadors; and Jimmy Conyers, M & M Bank. Lemon Mohler Insurance specializes in providing coverage for all personal and commercial insurance needs with competitive prices, outstanding customer service and seven core values as the cornerstone of the business. With Integrity, Honesty, Family, Communication, Teamwork, Competence, and Spiritual Growth as the standard in everyday operations, the objective is to not only protect clients and their families from sudden events but also educate clients on the coverage they purchase. There are three locations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with a new opening of their first Alabama agency in Fairhope. For more information call 251-929-0864.


The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand reopening of Sportsman's Marine with a ribbon cutting at the 24201 U. S. Highway 98, Montrose location. Present were (left to right): Chamber Ambassadors Diane Siefert and Linda Scott; US Congressman Bradley Byrne; Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant; Legendary Marine General Manager Drew Wilson; Sportsman's Marine's Hank Miner, Lillian Miner, Hank Miner III, Jessica Miner, Ann Murrah Miner, and Elle Miner; Executive Director ESCOC Heiko Einfeld; and Chamber Ambassador Cindy Zebryk. The grand reopening featured the launch of five new boat brands to the market in partnership with Legendary Marine, the #1 Ranked Boat Dealer in North America. Sportsman's now represents Sea Hunt and Skeeter fishing boats, Cobalt sport boats and Sweetwater pontoons. The event also included a christening ceremony. Fishing boat seminars were held featuring local pro anglers, along with raffle drawings and other factory and special event presentations. For more information call (251) 928-2244.


JubileeJubilee Festival Planning Committee Searches for Vendors and Talent
The 26th Annual Jubilee Festival, an Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce event, is scheduled for September 27 and 28, 2014. The Jubilee Festival Organizing Committee is planning for a terrific event this year. Artists and craftsmen are currently being sought to participate in this year's event. Those interested may contact the chamber by phone at 621-8222 or visit the website at to download an application from the home page.

The juried art show of fine arts and crafts, takes place on Main Street (Scenic 98) in Olde Towne Daphne. There is no admission and the festival will be going on from 10 am until 5 pm each day.


This year the Jubilee Festival will feature up to 130 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the region. The Eastern Shore Chamber expects more than 30,000 patrons to attend this year. Those attending will also find a delicious assortment of festival foods.


Experienced judges will pick the best works in the show, and artists chosen as top in their category will win cash prizes. Artists are also recognized with the Art Patrons Award. Committee members and resident patrons announce their selection of work with special ribbons upon making a purchase. A total of $4,400 in cash awards will be given away.


The Kids Art at the Park project takes place in Centennial Park again this year. It is a great opportunity to provide children hands-on experience in learning and exploring their creative side. There will be eight booths set up which includes activities such as fish painting, wood sculpture, puppet making, etc. Kids will also have a chance to participate in the fence painting activity.


Those attending last year's event may recall the fantastic entertainment on stage at the Jubilee Fest, showcasing the best acts in the region. A talent search is currently underway. Those interested may forward information to the Eastern Shore Chamber at P. O. Drawer 310, Daphne, AL 36526.


Want to promote your business at the Jubilee Festival?  Sponsorships are still available.  Call Amy at 928-6387.


For more information call the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce at (251) 621-8222 or visit the website 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.


youngprofessionalsYP Social Moves To Eastern Shore Lanes
The Young Professionals of the Eastern Shore will hold their Social June 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Eastern Shore Lanes at the Eastern Shore Centre this month.  YPs age 40 and under are encouraged to attend.  Drink & food specials will be offered.  Come have some fun networking and playing the games offered at the Eastern Shore Lanes.  Call Dawn at 928-6387 if you need to know more information.
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June 2014
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 June 2014


18, 25  Wet & Wild, 10 am - 1 pm, W.O. Lott Park, Daphne, 621-3703.

13 & 14  Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, Foley, 943-3291.

19  Morning Marketing Meeting, 8 am, Scenic Overlook office.  An  Eastern Shore Chamber event.

19  Young Professionals Social, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Eastern Shore Lanes, Eastern Shore Centre. An Eastern Shore Chamber event.

23  Daphne Library Summer Reading Finale.

26  90th Annual Meeting, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, Oak Hollow Farm. An Eastern Shore Chamber event, 928-6387.

28  Daphne Farm & Art Faire, Olde Towne Daphne, 10 am - 4 pm.



Baldwin County

Housing Statistics

March 2014

Houses Sold
Average Selling Price
Average Days on Market
Unemployment Stats
      4/2014    4/2013
AL        6.2%        5.7%  
BC        5.2%        5.7%
US        5.9%        7.1% 




As of 6/4/2014


Algae Systems

Andrew Septimus

6321 Jordan Dr.




Content Fresh LLC

Deborah Geiger

6845 US Highway 98 East, Ste. 105-109




BBB Industries

Kip Robinson

5640 Commerce Blvd. East




Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery PC

James Koehler, MD

7541 Capriano Ct.




PointClear Networks

C.J. Ezell

24390 US Highway 98, St. 3




DP Sport Graphix

Phil DePalma

220 Montclair Loop




American Red Cross Biomedical Services

Micah Holliman

3446 Demetropolis Rd.




Alabama Home Care Remedies

Pamela Akins

21311 South Meadows





June Renewed Members



Bayside Taxi, Inc.

Taxi Cab Service

Member 8 Years


Springhill Hospice

Baldwin County


Member 3 Years


Sam's Club 4990

Wholesale Distributor

Member 7 Years


The Fairhope Salon & Spa

Salon & Day Spa

Member 1 Year


Edward Jones Investments-

Sue Cade

Investment Broker/Securities

Member 16 Years


The Bayside Agency, Inc.

Insurance Agency

Member 3 Years


Buffalo Rock Company-

Mobile Division

Beverage Company

Member 15 Years


Gambino's Italian Grill


Member 2 Years


Leroy Hill Coffee Company

Beverage Company

Member 4 Years


Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile-East Bay Daphne


Member 6 Years


University of Mobile


Member 19 Years



Radio Station &

Broadcasting Co.

Member 16 Years



Radio Station &

Broadcasting Co.

Member 16 Years


Cockrell's Eastern Shore

Automobile Paint & Body

Member 23 Years


Daphne Pharmacy


Member 1 Year


Naman's Catering


Member 10 Years


The Guarantee Title Company, LLC

Title Insurance

Member 15 Years


Allen, Allen & Foster-

Beverley Allen

Bookkeeping & Accounting

Member 19 Years


Junior League of Mobile Incorporated

Civic or Fraternal Association

Member 5 Years


Mosley's Fine Meats

Meat/Seafood Market

Member 8 Years


Pritchard, Dewberry and Hodges, PC


Member 14 Years


Safe Habour Mini Storage, LLC


Member 11 Years


Termac Construction, Inc.

Construction-General Contractor

Member 11 Years


Armbrecht Jackson, LLC


Member 9 Years


Beard Equipment

Heavy Equipment

Member 11 Years


Eastern Shore Endodontics


Member 14 Years


Gardens of Daphne

Retirement & Assisted Living Community

Member 10 Years


Glenn H. Glass, DMD, MS, PC dba

Glass Orthodontics

Orthodontic Dentist

Member 19 Years


Goodwyn, Mills and

Cawood, Inc.

Architectural Engineering Firm

Member 7 Years


Hutchinson, Moore & Rauch, LLC

Engineers & Surveyors

Member 21 Years


Jeffrey T. Ramsland


Member 7 Years


Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation

Civic & Fraternal Organization

Member 8 Years


Kemper Industries, Inc.

Chemical Formulators

Member 18 Years


Long's Human Resource Services

Employment Agency

Member 16 Years


Navigator Credit Union

Credit Union

Member 1 Year


Safe Harbor Financial

Financial & Insurance Services

Member 9 Years


Springhill Toyota Sales Dept.

Automobile Dealer-New & Used

Member 16 Years


Stewart Lodges at Steelwood


Member 5 Years


First Baptist Church of Fairhope


Member 16 Years


Landmark Tours, Inc.


Member 20 Years


Rob Copeland Property

Real Estate Management

Member 6 Years


Bay Mortgage Corporation

Mortgage Company

Member 25 Years


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generation

Real Estate

Member 1 Year


Community Action Agency of Baldwin/Escambia

Civic or Fraternal Organization

Member 17 Years


Community Bank-Daphne


Member 6 Years


Dobson Management, LLC

Office Suites, Executive Secretaries

Member 10 Years


Home Mortgage of America

Mortgage Company

Member 11 Years


Panini Pete's


Member 7 Years


Senior Bowl

Sports Event

Member 12 Years


The Plot Shop, LLC

Copies/Reprographic Services

Member 7 Years


Thomas Construction

Construction-General Contractor

Member 6 Years



Television & Broadcasting Co.

Member 12 Years


East Bay Engraving & Gallery


Member 29 Years


C. Douglas Harrell, III, DMD


Member 11 Years



Environmental Management

Member 6 Years


Fairhope Family Medicine

Physicians & Surgeons-Family

Member 7 Years


The UPS Store #3997

Mailing & Copying Services

Member 1 Year