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14 H o m e w o o d M a g a z i n e 2 0 1 5 H Networking breakfasts that serve as the perfect place to expand your profes- sional network are held intermittently throughout the year. Location varies by sponsoring member. • Homewood Star Gift Certifi cates: Sign up to accept the Homewood Star Gift Card, which was designed to drive potential customers to your business, or stop by the offi ce to buy one as a gift! • Membership Decal: A new 75th Anniversary decal recognizes member businesses. • Website: The Chamber website keeps members informed of the Chamber's priorities, events, and much more. All Chamber member fi rms are listed at no charge in the online Business Directory. These listings are accessible worldwide. • Homewood Magazine: Published annually, Homewood Magazine is distributed to hotels, hospitals, Your investment provides continued improvement of the quality of life for Homewood. • Annual Events: So great that they happen just once a year, these events include the Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, State of the City Address, Excellence in Education, Holiday Open House, Taste of Homewood, Chamber Golf Tournament, August Tax Free Week-End, Hop 'N Shop, Sidewalk Sale, and many more. • Engagement: The Homewood Chamber is a member-based, volunteer-driven organization and we encourage—in fact, rely on— members to be involved by voicing their opinions and serving as volunteer leaders. Members are at the heart of creating workable solutions by moving ideas, projects, individuals and organizations forward towards common solutions. businesses, and the Greater Birmingham Convention Bureau. • Weekly Emails: The Chamber sends weekly emails to keep members informed on Chamber, city, and community events and special announcements. • Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings: The Chamber will assist members with a ribbon cutting or grand opening during the fi rst year of operation or upon a remodel or change in ownership. • Sponsorships: Sponsorships are available for many of the Chamber's meetings and networking events. Packages usually include promotional materials with company logos, plus recognition in Chamber online news releases and more. • Community Enrichment: Because you do business in Homewood, your success is tied to the success of the community. Board members, left to right: (Back) Stephen Preston, Patrick Barker, Mike Higginbotham, Mike Brandt, Brian McCool, Alan Patel; (Middle) Walter Brown, Bill Todd, Michael Morgan, Steve Thomas; (front) Trey Schaefer, Meredith Drennen, Merrick Wilson, Mandy Schwarting. Not pictured, Jimmy Moore, John Christopher Batts, Tricia Kirk. 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF Merrick Wilson, President Trey Schaefer, Immediate Past President Mike Brandt, President-Elect Mandy Schwarting, Treasurer Patrick Barker, Secretary Walter Brown, Vice President of Business Development Jimmy Moore, Vice President for Community Af airs Steve Preston, Vice President for Government Af airs John Christopher Batts, Director at Large Mike Higginbotham, Director at Large Brian McCool, Director at Large Tricia Kirk, Director at Large Michael Morgan, Director at Large Alan Patel, Director at Large Steve Thomas, Director at Large Bill Todd, Director at Large Britt Thames, City Liason Sarah Anne Elliott, Communications Manager Meredith Drennen, Executive Director

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