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COAST CONNECTIONS | Events & Opportunities from the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber  
July 24, 2014
 
 
First Friday Forum August 1
CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
AT PELICAN PLACE AT CRAFT FARMS
WELCOMES GULF SHORES FIRE RESCUE TEAM
AND CELEBRATES "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" WITH SANTA


LYLE HEDEMAN HAS ISLAND SPIRIT

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber recently presented its Island SpiritAward for July 2014 to Lyle Hedeman at a special ceremony at Gulf State Park.

 

In presenting the award, Island Spirit Chairman Nora Mandoki praised Hedeman's reputation for friendly service and for his outstanding knowledge of the community which he so frequently shares with park guests.  "He's the go-to man on resolving customer needs at the campground.  he often works on special projects that improve customer service and loyalty."   

 

The Island Spirit Award is presented monthly by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber. It has been a tradition since the mid-1980's. The award was designed to give special recognition to individuals who make special contributions to the quality of life we enjoy in the Coastal Alabama region.  Nora Mandoki chairs the Island Spirit Committee. Anyone can nominate a special individual for this honor. Nominations can be made online by visiting the Chamber's website at www.alagulfcoastchamber.com 

RIBBON-CUTTINGS   
 
Magnolia By The Gulf
Magnolia By the Gulf Veterinary Animal Clinic - Gulf Shores 
 
Bill's By The Beach
Bill's By The Beach - Gulf Shores
 Sharky's Family Adventure Park - Orange Beach
Sharky's Family Adventure Park - Orange Beach
 
Kwik Dry by Advanced Clean
 Kwik Dry By Advanced Clean - Gulf Shores
Dillon Photoraphy 
 
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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay
150th Anniversary of the
Battle of Mobile Bay
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The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber family sends it prayers and thoughts to the family of Orange Beach Councilman Al Bradley, who passed away earlier this week. Al was a great leader in our community and he will be deeply missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friday, July 25
Orange Beach United Methodist Church
Visitation with Family 12:00 noon
Memorial Service 1:00 pm
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Orange Beach Gulf Shores Trail or to Orange Beach United Methodist Church.
HONORING AL BRADLEY: Click here to read comments by US Representative Bradley Byrne as read into the Congressional Record earlier this week from the floor of the US House of Representatives.
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Register for any Chamber event by clicking on the link above OR from our new smartphone app, Gulf2Go. 
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OWEN CORCORAN NAMED SPECIAL EVENTS & MEDIA COORDINATOR
 
The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber announced Tuesday that Owen Corcoran has been named Special Events & Media Coordinator for the organization.
 
Corcoran, a Gulf Shores resident and Auburn University graduate, replaces Lauren Turner, who resigned last month to pursue a career opportunity in Florida.   He comes to the Chamber from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball team where he held various duties related to special events, group sales, and group parties.  He previously served as Assistant Director of Golf Operations for Mill Creek Golf Club in Auburn, AL where he not only oversaw day-to-day operations but also handled various administrative duties.
 
Corcoran also has background and experience in communications in the areas of sports management, broadcasting, and real estate.

 

"Our Chamber's Special Events staff team, led by Ann vonEberstein and aided by hundreds of volunteers, has shown remarkable growth over the last few years and all staff positions at the Chamber have evolved as a result," said Chamber President Ed Rodriguez.  "We're poised for even more growth in the year ahead and Owen's background will make him a great addition to our team."
  
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COMMUNITY EVENTS 
Community Calendar  
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DID YOU KNOW?
WE CAN BRING "CHAMBER 101" TO YOU!

Each month the Chamber conducts a Chamber 101 Class designed to provide members with information on how to utilize their Chamber membership to dramatically increase their exposure in the community and on the internet. 
For some members are unable to attend, and other members would like to have multiple employees attend but cannot send them all at once, the Chamber will be happy to conduct a "Chamber 101" session for your employees in our boardroom -- or at your location -- at a special time that is convenient to all.   
 
We do not want any Chamber member to miss taking advantage of these valuable tools just because they cannot attend our "second Friday" morning classes," said Chamber President Ed Rodriguez.  "We'll schedule it at a different time and we'll even take the class to you -- whatever it takes!"
For more information, please contact Vicki Stillings at 251.968.7200.

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Member News 
Do you have news about your business? New location? New manager? New owner? Important award or recognition? Share the news with us and we 'll do our best to share it with our members.
 
  
 MIKE STEWARD JOINS KAISER REAL ESTATE SALES, INC.
 
Leonard A. Kaiser, CEO of Kaiser Real Estate Sales, Inc. is pleased to announce Mike Steward has accepted the position of President and COO for the company. Mike was formerly the CEO and Co-founder of Steward Real Estate.

"I have worked with Mike over the last few years through the Baldwin County Association of Realtors and have always been impressed with his professionalism, his leadership skills, and his genuine desire to help others be the best they can be," said Kaiser. "We are very excited to have Mike  leading our real estate sales company into the next phase."

A native of Pensacola, Mike and his wife, Diane chose Gulf Shores 8 years ago as the place where they wanted to live, work and raise their family. Mike is currently the President of the Baldwin County Association of Realtors and is a State Director for the Alabama Association of Realtors. 

"The fit with joining Kaiser Real Estate Sales is incredible," said Steward. "We have enjoyed building Steward Real Estate during the past 7 years, but this move simply made sense. I have always admired the hard work and solid reputation of Leonard and his family, and I am excited to continue our shared vision of helping clients and agents meet their goals."
 
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