Charter Member on the Board of Trustees
The Hoover Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in the past year established a new organization, the Board of Trustees. This newly established group is a highly recognized and prestigious group that carries several benefits. Charter Membership is open only during the next few months.
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A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato Restaurant at 610 Preserve Parkway in Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon are Matthew and Raquel Tamburello, children of owner Bernard Tamburello, holding the bow, as Brianna Panos assists him. Also attending, behind Brianna, are Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (in suit & tie), and behind him, Hoover City Councilman John Lyda. They were joined by a number of special friends and guests as well as a large number of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato Restaurant can be reached at 6 (205) 637-3036, email@example.com or through their website, www.vecchiabirmingham.com.
The overall winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Cooks Pest Control Team of Robby Cole, Mark Barron, Charlie Angel, and Andrew Benson. Pictured left to right are, Robby Cole, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, and Charlie Angel. They had a team score of 52.
The Second Flight Winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament came from the Enersys, Inc. Team of (l-r) Donald Carrie, Nathan Dayhuff, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, John Hicks, and Gabe Johnson, with a team score of 61.
The Third Flight Winners of the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament was the team from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, featuring (l-r) Brent Carter, John Lyda, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Angela Finley - representing Luncheon and Breakfast Sponsor Hendrick Auto Mall, Brian Kenney, and Eric Mann. They had a team score of 65.
Kyle Sapp of the Pearl River Resort Team hit the straightest drive on Hole Number 7, presented by Golf Committee Chairman Joe DiBenedetto. Phillip Gould playing on the Shelby County Reporter Team hit the straightest drive on Number 10; Shella Sylla of the Sister Golf Team and Alex Shahid, Sr. (shown above, left, with Chairman Kathleen Spencer) of the Shelby County Reporter Team hit Closest To the Pin on Par 3 Holes Number 6 & 12, respectively for their prizes. In all, it was perfect Chamber of Commerce weather, with about 88 degrees, and a perfect gentle left to right breeze all day long! We had some 32 volunteers working all through the day that kept everything running as smooth as silk, too. Thanks to Haley Montgomery of Teklinks for organizing the volunteers and their time commitments, and to Chairman Kathleen Spencer for chairing the tournament - this has been one of the most successful tournaments in the history of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce! The Grand Prize Winner in the Golf Tournament Raffle was Alex Shahid, left, of Legal Shield. He had purchased $40.00 of raffle tickets at $20.00 for a book of five tickets, and won the Grand Prize of a two-night weekend stay in the 2,000 square foot, two-story Presidential Suite at the recently remodeled Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel, including breakfast for two each morning and a $150.00 gift certificate to Shula's Steak House, presented by General Manager Dominic Buompastore.
Joe DiBenedetto, left, Five time tournament chairman, shown with 2014 Chairman Kathleen Spencer, won 1st and 4th place in the Putting Contest, Four Rounds of Golf at Riverchase, plus Four Rounds of Golf at Ballantrae Golf Course. He also won even more rounds of golf as Raffle Prizes! One happy young man!
Volunteers Make it Happen! The 19th Annual Hoover Area Chamber Golf Tournament came off without a hitch, thanks to our dozens of volunteers that worked tirelessly before, during and after the tournament. Shown here are just a few of the volunteers who worked during the day of the tournament to pull things together, left-to-right are, Verona Petite of the Hoover Chamber staff, Committee Chair Kathleen Spencer, Volunteer Coordinator Haley Montgomery of Teklinks, Nicole Loggins of Hoover Magazine and Shelby County Reporter, Angela Finley of Hoover Auto Mall - our Breakfast and Luncheon Sponsor, and Lillie Skelton of Seniors Helping Seniors. Some other volunteers not shown are Suzanne Russell, Larry Moore, Lisa McClellan, Suzanne White, Robert Bouchillon, Ahmad Ahmad, Glenn Lewis, Brian Baulch, Peter Northcutt, Fred Hughes, Fara McCray, Rihan Jamil, Caroline Kimrey, Lynn Ray, Joe Thomas, James Smith, Laura Morgan, Mark Josey, and Marilee from My Chiropractor. A very special Honorable Mention goes out to Andy Graffeo of Graffeo Financial Services, who outworked everyone on the committee to gather more raffle prizes from restaurants and other businesses along Highway 280 corridor. Great job, Andy! We even gave Andy a free slot in the tournament as a reward for his efforts.