EASTERN SHORE CHAMBER EGGS N’ ISSUES June 10 TOPIC: “Economic Update for Baldwin County”

DAPHNE, ALA., April 9, 2014 - - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Academy Eggs N’ 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.

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