January Eggs N’ Issues to Feature the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

DAPHNE, Ala. - The January Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Eggs N’ Issues will feature the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. They will be discussing the history of the Tribe, current issues and upcoming endeavors. 

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. 

The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents.  

A few of the Tribe's businesses are:  the Wind Creek Casino & Hotels that are located in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka, Muskogee Technology, and Owa in Foley, which will open Summer 2017.  

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is an active partner in the state of Alabama, contributing to economic, educational, social and cultural projects benefiting both tribal members and residents of these local communities and neighboring towns.

What: Eggs N’ Issues featuring the Poarch Band of Creek Indians 

Who: Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

Speaker: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Topic: They will be discussing the history of the Tribe, current issues and upcoming endeavors. 

When: Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Daphne United Methodist Church

Community Life Center

2401 Main Street, Daphne


Admission: $10 for Chamber members, $15 for guests


RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, January 6 by calling (251)928-6387

Fairhope Music Opens New Location

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (December 13, 2016) - Fairhope Music celebrated the opening of its

new location with a ribbon cutting, Tuesday, December 13. They are now located at 247

South Greeno Road in Fairhope.


Guests got a chance to tour the store showroom, hear music students play and enjoy



Fairhope Music is a locally owned and operated family music store. They sell new and

used instruments and accessories. They also sell and rent P.A. equipment. They do

instrument repairs and offer various types of private music lessons.


Their staff and music instructors have more than 100 years of combined experience.

Fairhope Music is also the home of the Fairhope Youth Orchestra, Fairhope Chamber

Strings and Pop Rocks.


Fairhope Music has won a NAMM award for Best Single Store Dealer of 2014 and 2014

Best New Dealer.


Fairhope Music can be found online at http://www.fairhopemusic.com or on Facebook at


Brandy Rhodes Coaching Now Open in Fairhope

Nurse Practitioner Turns Expertise to Prevention and Education with Fitness Studio

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (December 8, 2016) - Brandy Rhodes Coaching has opened its doors in Fairhope, offering a personalized approach to health and fitness. 

The studio located at 76 Plantation Point in Fairhope is a small, private space. Its size and design make it ideal for intimate group settings, as well as private services. The studio offers scheduled group fitness classes weekly by various trained fitness professionals. 

Brandy Rhode’s professional training is as a family nurse practitioner.  She has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Arkansas State University.  She has spent the last 12 years in health care, providing direct care to patients of all ages.  "I am enjoying being on the other side of helping people – working on prevention and educating, instead of only treating illness and injury,” said Rhodes.

Rhodes said her studio is more than just a gym. She chose the name "Brandy Rhodes Coaching” because it’s a good way to allow a broad variety of possible forms of coaching, teaching & education in one setting. 

"I obviously value exercise – but I stress to everyone how important it is to have a strong mind as well.  I would love to entertain new partnerships that would be able to utilize the work space I have created.  The possibilities are endless,” said Rhodes, "I want to promote independence, education, self- sufficiency, long-term planning, goal setting and all topics that empower someone to have a better life.”

Brandy Rhodes Coaching can be found online at http://brandyrhodes.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrandyRhodesCoaching/ 

Congressman Bradley Byrne Addresses Business Community Following the Presidential Election

DAPHNE, Ala. (November 9, 2016) - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce November Eggs N’ Issue was one of the most well-attended yet. About 80 people came out to Daphne United Methodist Church to hear Representative Bradley Byrne’s take on the presidential election results.

Byrne said the biggest takeaway from the presidential election was that voters made it clear they want change. He said one of the biggest issues he expects Congress to tackle immediately is repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. 

Other priorities Congressman Byrne said he and other republicans are focusing on include national security, the economy, workforce development, poverty and tax reform. Byrne has also taken a strong stance on defending the Littoral Combat Ship program and changing regulations on red snapper fishing.

He recommended that attendees should visit abetterway.speaker.gov to see a full slate of ideas collected by the Republican Party to address many of the country’s biggest challenges.

November’s Eggs N’ Issues was a perfect example of how the Eastern Shore Chamber is working to connect our business community with those elected to represent the Eastern Shore. Eggs N’ Issues is a bi-monthly breakfast featuring speakers on current topics pertinent to the business community.

The next Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Eggs N’ Issues will be held on January 11 at 7:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be a representative from Wind Creek Hospitality and the Poarch Creek Indians.

Congressman Bradley Byrne to Speak at November Eggs N' Issues

DAPHNE, Ala. - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce is excited to have Congressman Bradley Byrne (R - District 1) join us for our Eggs N’ Issues, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 

This Eggs N’ Issues falls on the morning following the presidential election. This will be a great opportunity to get our local Representative’s take on the results of the election. We will also hear about the initiatives he is working on to benefit District 1 in Washington D.C.

Eggs N’ Issues is part of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Academy. The bi-monthly breakfast series features speakers on current topics pertinent to the business community. The goal of our Business Academy is to provide quality professional development opportunities focused on the needs of the Eastern Shore business community.


We ask that you RSVP for our Eggs N' Issues event. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and $15 for Guests.

We would like to thank our presenting sponsor for this Eggs N’ Issues, Baldwin EMC.

Who: The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

What: Eggs N’ Issues

When: Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Daphne United Methodist Church

             2401 Main Street, Daphne, AL


About Congressman Bradley Byrne:

Bradley Byrne, 59, was born and raised in Mobile, just a few miles from the site where his great-great-great grandfather, Gerald Byrne, settled in the 1780’s.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Byrne received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has practiced law in Mobile for more than 30 years, always active in the local community through various service and economic development organizations.

Byrne served as a member of the Alabama State Board of Education and as a member of the Alabama State Senate representing District 32. In 2007, Byrne was appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education as Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to serve as the chief executive officer of Alabama’s two-year college system. Byrne was elected to Congress in December 2013, to complete the term of Congressman Jo Bonner, who announced his retirement in May 2013.

In Washington, Congressman Byrne serves on the House Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Committee on Natural Resources. He has taken an active role in fighting back against a bloated federal government, which he believes has a negative impact on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Congressman Byrne has worked to promote local industry by improving infrastructure, expanding opportunity, and removing red tape and senseless regulations.

Byrne has been married to the former Rebecca Dukes of Montgomery for 32 years. Rebecca is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, and they are the parents of four children: Patrick, Kathleen, Laura, and Colin. Bradley lives in Fairhope where he and his family are members of St. James Episcopal Church.


2nd Annual Elected Officials Luncheon Brings Businesses and Decision-makers Together

FAIRHOPE, Ala - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber's Governmental Affairs Committee is proud to offer members an opportunity to meet and talk with the elected officials who are making decisions throughout the Eastern Shore at our 2nd Annual Elected Officials Luncheon presented by Point Clear Networks.

We have invited the mayors and city council members from Daphne, Fairhope and Spanish Fort to join us, along with Baldwin County Commissioners, County Officials, School Board Members, Legislators and Judges. 

There will be a meet and greet time, followed by the luncheon when representatives will be given an opportunity to give an update on their area. This event gives business owners an opportunity to connect with local elected officials representing the Eastern Shore. The goal of the luncheon is to build relationships and establish a continuous discussion regarding issues of mutual interest between elected officials and our members. 

The Elected Officials Luncheon will be held Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairhope Yacht Club, 101 Volanta Avenue, Fairhope, AL. Tickets are available for $35. Please RSVP to (251) 928-6387. For more information about the luncheon click here.

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce looks forward to bringing our elected officials and business members together as we advocate for of our communities. 

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