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2015 COVER: The new Homewood Central pool; Samford University; Homewood Belles; Homewood's new ladder f retruck; and the Homewood High School Patriot Marching Band. homewoodchamber.org T H E O F F I C I A L H O M E W O O D C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E 7 5 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y M A G A Z I N E Homewood magazine 2015 T H E O F F I C I A L H O M E W O O D C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E 7 5 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y M A G A Z I N E TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S h o m e w o o d c h a m b e r. o r g 7 homewoodchamber.org 2015-2016 8 Welcome In the almost 90 years since Homewood was founded, people have been drawn to the city by its vibrant community spirit. 10 New Chamber Leadership Meredith Drennen takes the reigns of the Homewood Chamber of Commerce. 12 Homewood Chamber Celebrates 75 Years! T e Chamber has worked to transform Homewood into a center for commerce, learning, culture, and recreation. 16 Homewood Happenings An annual roundup of Homewood's biggest events 22 Winning Businesses Some of Homewood's oldest businesses share their secrets to success. 16 22 52 27 HFD Does more than just douse f ames. 31 HPD Trains for Greatness HPD provides around-the-clock protection and services. 34 Homewood's A+ Schools Homewood's award-winning schools use their storied history to create a bright future. 38 Phone Numbers 40 Homewood History Hunt HMS teacher Jake Collins makes Homewood history fun. 42 Neighborhoods No one could have predicted the sought-after city that Homewood would become. 46 West Homewood Renaissance West Homewood gets a facelift and welcomes new growth. 48 Homewood Parks T e new Community Center is the jewel in Homewood Park's crown. 48 52 Samford One of the nation's best institutions for higher education — right here in Homewood! 56 Healthcare Homewood is home to world-class healthcare. 58 Homewood Eats Take a taste of the town. 66 Churches & Non-Prof ts 63 Ad Index Homewood magazine

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