STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGING ALL ALABAMIANS TO TAKE 10 MINUTES AND PARTICIPATE IN THE “TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION” SURVEY
August Small Business of the Month: Stowe's Jewelers
Much like the magic of the tree lighting, Stowe’s Jewelers continues to grow each year. They’ve committed to being involved in the community, listening to their needs and wants and changing with the times while staying true to values and tradition.
When not in the store, you can find the Stowe’s owners serving as the Chairman of the Hound Dog Music Festival, as a Board Member for the Baldwin Humane Society, the Thomas Hospital Advisory Board and as a founding member and board member of the Maids of Jubilee. They’re also members of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Fairhope Downtown Merchants and Impact 100.
Stowe’s is ready to serve customers with bridal registries, appraisals, estate jewelry and have a GIA graduate gemologist on staff.
To learn more about Stowe’s Jewelers, visit them online at http://stowesjewelers.net/or stop by the shop at 393 Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope.
Eastern Shore Chamber Unveils the Featured Artwork for the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts
DAPHNE, Ala. - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and Jubilee Festival of Arts Committee are proud to recognize Rianna Turner as the featured poster artist for the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts.
This year’s artwork is a mixed media interpretation of a fly-fishing lure created mostly with a palette knife. This eye-catching piece blends warm neutrals and bright neon colors.
"I grew up on the Gulf Coast, so water and fishing are just part of life. A few years ago, I began to paint the whimsical colorful lures that I grew up seeing and then expanded into fly fishing lures, which aren't quite as common here,” said Turner. "No offense to local fishers, my husband is one, but style wise, bold vibrant feathery flies are kind of "one uppers"! They are art all on their own. I especially love the added interest that's created by making this fly uncharacteristically huge.”
The bright colors are what originally caught the festival chairman’s eye. "The way each inanimate fly or lure is drawn and then painted seems to come to life!” said Festival Chairman Meghan Battles.
Turner says she does tend to gravitate toward playful colors. "These color combinations tend to reflect the way I live and see life; light, bright, adventurous, optimistic and sometimes surprising,” said Turner.
Each year the Jubilee Festival of Arts featured artwork is used throughout the Gulf Coast to promote the festival including billboards, t-shirts, posters and banners. Turner says she was so excited to get the call that she’d been selected to create this year’s artwork. "I've been attending the Jubilee Festival for years and participated as a vendor for 2 of those. It's such a great show and is just very reflective of life here on the Gulf Coast. For those reasons and more, it's very much an honor!”
Rianna Turner is married to Steven Turner and they have three children; Ellyana, Luke and Landry. They live in Mobile, Alabama.
To find more of her artwork visit https://www.facebook.com/artbyrianna.
About the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts:
The Jubilee Festival of Art will be held September 28 & 29, 2019 along Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne. The Festival includes more than 100 artist booths selling their best in handmade artwork. In addition to the entertainment stage, there will be a Kids Art Park where children can take advantage of six free hands-on activities. New this year, the festival is adding the Jubilee Market featuring homemade goodies as well as Cooking Demonstrations by some of the Eastern Shore’s most celebrated chefs. The Jubilee Festival of Arts is presented by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
Eastern Shore Chamber Now Offers Group Health Benefits Program
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our partnership with Iron ReHealth and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama to offer a health, dental and vision benefit program exclusively for our members.
This program utilizes the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama network and helps members reduce health benefit costs by providing a unique, specialized program tailored to small and mid-sized businesses that emphasizes wellness, cost saving education, and concierge-level service.
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Blues Angel Music Named Eastern Shore Chamber July Small Business of the Month
SPANISH FORT, Ala. - Blues Angel Music is making its mark on the Eastern Shore live music scene. The full-service music store opened its doors in Spanish Fort’s Eastern Shore Centre in November of 2018 and has not slowed down since.
In their most recent effort to bring entertainment opportunities to Spanish Fort, Blues Angel Music has partnered with the Eastern Shore Centre to offer the "Evenings at the Eastern Shore” concert series as part of their "Forth Fridays to Spanish Fort.”
They’re bringing in musical acts to play at the Pavilion while stores in the shopping center offer additional discounts for the monthly event.
Blues Angel Music is also sharing their love of music by offering free ukulele classes. These classes are consistently attracting a crowd.
Although Blues Angel Music is fairly new to the Eastern Shore Community, they’ve been active in Pensacola for 21 years where they have a long reputation for outstanding customer service. "We wanted to bring Blues Angel Music to Spanish Fort, but in a different way.” co-owner, Nan DeStafney said. "The new location is just over half the size of our Pensacola store, but we wanted to do all of the same things, so we went with a more modern, streamlined concept.”
Blues Angel Music is a full-line music store offering musical instruments and accessories, school band and orchestra instrument rental, audio and visual system sales and installation, PA rental, instrument repair, and will offer music lessons in 2019.
You can visit their showroom in the Eastern Shore Centre at 30500 State Highway 181, Suite 128. Find them online at http://bluesangelmusic.com/home-spanish-fort-music-store.
Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Local High School Student to Participate in Economic and Community Development Program at Huntingdon College
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Wyatt Townsend of Fairhope was one of the 32 rising high school seniors who participated in the third annual Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27.
The program is planned in partnership with and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Commerce, ECDS introduced young citizens who are poised to begin their professional journeys to the importance of economic and community development.
The students met with professionals seasoned in the processes of economic and community development and participated in a two-day economic development simulation. Participants "graduated" from the program wearing hard hats for ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting simulations.
Townsend was selected through the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership program where he became intrigued with his community and local government. "Participating in the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program, I became more interested in government and then now with this opportunity I realized this is really the pathway I would like to take,” said Townsend.
"It’s our goal to expose students like Wyatt Townsend to opportunities in our community to use their gifts and talents to lead our next generation,” said Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Workforce Director Christina Hellmich. "It excites me to see students who go through the Youth Leadership program graduate with a fire to serve the community in ways that hadn't previously considered.”
"We had an incredibly impressive collection of high school students on our campus last week," said Huntingdon senior vice president Anthony Leigh, an architect of the program. "These students are difference makers in their schools and their communities. I am confident they have returned to their communities enlightened about what economic and community developers do, and we hope that knowledge has given them an appreciation for the work of growing and bettering their community and our state."
Wyatt Townsend is a senior at Fairhope High School and plans to attend Huntingdon College after graduation. He would like to major in Political Science with a minor in Business.
About Youth Leadership:
The Youth Leadership Program is an intensive and elite, seven-month program designed to provide Eastern Shore high school students with the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge about their community, develop strong leadership skills and gain more self and social awareness. Participants engage in topic discussions including the history & geography of Baldwin County, law and government, business smarts, health and human services, and the environment. In addition to class sessions, students work in teams to develop small group projects that address and benefit a special community need.
- SEP. 2019 - STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGING ALL ALABAMIANS TO TAKE 10 MINUTES AND PARTICIPATE IN THE “TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION” SURVEY
- JUL. 2019 - Eastern Shore Chamber Unveils the Featured Artwork for the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts
- JUL. 2019 - Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Local High School Student to Participate in Economic and Community Development Program at Huntingdon College
- APR. 2019 - Baldwin County Named an ACT Work Ready Community
- MAR. 2019 - 2U Tire Named April Small Business of the Month
- JAN. 2019 - 2019 Baldwin County Career & Job Fair
- NOV. 2018 - 2018 Annual Award Nominations
- NOV. 2018 - City of Fairhope Holds Visual Preference Survey Process to Gather Feedback for Future Development
- NOV. 2018 - Hatch Fairhope Announces Grand Opening
- OCT. 2018 - YOUTH LEADERSHIP BLOG: History & Geography Day
- SEP. 2018 - Alliance Publishing Group Named Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month
- JUL. 2018 - Eastern Shore Chamber Unveils the Featured Artwork for the 30th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts
- JUN. 2018 - Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Wins Communications Excellence Award for Eastern Shore Elf Campaign
- JUN. 2018 - Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Publishes Updated Election Guide for Primary Runoff Races
- MAY. 2018 - 2018 Primary Election Guide
- MAY. 2018 - Old Tyme Feed: May Small Business of the Month
- MAR. 2018 - 2018 Annual Award Winners
- JAN. 2018 - A New Year: Where We've Been & Where We're Going
- SEP. 2017 - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Parts Ways with the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Foundation
- DEC. 2016 - Fairhope Music Opens New Location
- DEC. 2016 - Brandy Rhodes Coaching Now Open in Fairhope
- NOV. 2016 - Congressman Bradley Byrne Addresses Business Community Following the Presidential Election
- SEP. 2016 - Chamber to Offer Leadership Workshop for Members
- SEP. 2016 - Chamber Young Professionals to Host a Cornhole Tournament to Benefit the Spanish Fort Public Library
- JUL. 2016 - The Eastern Shore Guide to the 4th of July
- MAY. 2016 - May Newsletter
- APR. 2016 - Fairhope Resident Named SCORE Mentor of the Year
- APR. 2016 - The April 2016 Newsletter
- MAR. 2016 - Ribbon Cut for AltaWorx
- MAR. 2016 - Spring 2016 Youth Leadership Applications
- FEB. 2016 - Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce Host 16th Annual Job Fair
- FEB. 2016 - Specialized Therapy Services Opens in Fairhope
- FEB. 2016 - ESCoC Governmental Affairs Survey Results
- SEP. 2015 - Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
- SEP. 2015 - BenchMark Physical Therapy
- SEP. 2015 - Sage Lebanese Cuisine & Café
- SEP. 2015 - Shux on the Pier
- SEP. 2015 - Tourism Executive Of The Year Award
- SEP. 2015 - The 27th Anniversary Jubilee Festival
- SEP. 2015 - Youth Leadership 14th Annual Seven-Month Program
- JUL. 2015 - January 2015 Morning Marketing Release
- APR. 2015 - Eastern Shore Magazine 2015
- FEB. 2015 - EASTERN SHORE CHAMBER EGGS N’ ISSUES
- SEP. 2014 - EASTERN SHORE CHAMBER HONORS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNER Tree Planted at Christ the King School
- SEP. 2014 - Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program Applications Available - Forty Students to be Selected to Participate in Class of 2015
- SEP. 2014 - EASTERN SHORE CHAMBER EGGS N’ ISSUES June 10 TOPIC: “Economic Update for Baldwin County”
- SEP. 2014 - EASTERN SHORE CHAMBER TO HOLD CANDIDATES FORUM - For Baldwin County Commissioner Candidates
- Jun. 2014 - Eggs n' Issues
- Apr. 2014 - Candidates Forum
- Apr. 2014 - Eggs n' Issues
- Apr. 2014 - Celebrate the Arts
- Mar. 2014 - Eggs n' Issues
- Mar. 2014 - 30th Prayer Breakfast
- Mar. 2014 - Leadership Applications
- Mar. 2014 - Council Lucheon
- Feb. 2014 - Update on I-10 Bridge
- Jan. 2014 - Update on I-10 Bridge
- Nov. 2013 - Eggs N' Issues - Onespot
- Oct. 2013 - Student Art Competition
- Oct. 2013 - E.S.C. Seeks Local Artists
- Oct. 2013 - Candidate Forum Release
- Oct. 2013 - What's Going On in AL Legislature
- Jul.2013 - Mardi Gras Schedule - 2014