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, December 2, 2014 at the new location of Newk's Eatery at 950 Inverness Corners in Hoover, for their Open House. Shown about to cut the ribbon is owner Sonya Jackson as her husband Todd (center) looks on, and Director of Sales and Marketing Paige Robinson Gilliland holds the bow. They are joined by several Newk's associates, Hoover Chamber Ambassadors, friends, and Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (3rd from right on front row).
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Lou Lou's at 160 Main Street in the Patton Creek Shopping Center in Hoover, across the street from Zoë's Kitchen, near the Rave Theaters. Shown cutting the ribbon is owner Mary Lou Kunka, as Jessica Zillman holds the bow. Mary Lou's daughter, Allison Kunka is to the right of Jessica, while employees Reata Nix and Lauren Dailey are to the left of Mary Lou. They are joined by several Hoover Chamber ambassadors and guests. They can be reached at 982-5117
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the new location of Winonah International School of Cosmetology in Hoover, 1870 Chace Drive, just south of the Riverchase Galleria. Shown cutting the ribbon is Manijeh Etminani, as her daughter, Mondonna Movahed, owner/director of the school, holds the bow. Mondonna's husband, Hansen is behind them, holding their granddaughter, Leila. The school Administrator Rebecca Elder is behind Manijeh, next to the previous owner Mitra Partain Thorpe (Mondonna's sister) in the red shirt, and Marketing Director Sheri Partain Gallyot in the black dress. They were joined by the School instructors Jimmy Hutchins, Precious Baker, Tiffany Jones, students, dozens of associates, family members, and Chamber ambassadors. Owner Mondonna Movahed can be reached at (205) 703-8070
, or through their website at www.winonah.net
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the new Kumon of Birmingham-Greystone at 270 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 400 at the Village at Lee Branch Shopping Center. Shown cutting the ribbon is owner Animeeta Patel, as her husband, Payden, holds the bow. They are joined by several Hoover Chamber ambassadors. Animeeta can be reached at (205) 994-7200
or through the website at www.kumon.com
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Tuesday, November 18 at HealthSource of Greystone, a new chiropractic office located at 1401 Doug Baker Boulevard in the Village at Lee Branch in Hoover. Shown cutting the ribbon is Dr. Krystal Drwencke, as Andrew Morris holds the bow. They are joined on the front row by Andrew's wife, Maggie, and young son, Jackson, as well as his parents (behind him), other friends and family, and many Hoover Chamber ambassadors. Dr. Krystal can be reached at (205) 980-0407
The volunteer committee who organized the October 11 Inaugural Forks & Corks Gala, that raised some $25,000.00 for the Chamber and the new Scholarship Funds gathered for a photo op after the Gala was over. Shown Left to right are Mary Perry of Strickland Companies; Kristen Walters of Aveda Institute; Glenn Lewis of Redshift Creative; Tara Vice of Any Reason To Plan; Nicole Loggins of Hoover's Magazine; Angela Finley of Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall; and Verona Petite of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Committee members not show are Suzanne White of Headway Marketing; Angela Leigh of Aveda Institute; Carol Martin and Kim Young of Lefleur Florists and Gifts; Stacy Larkin of Dex Imaging, Kathleen Spencer of Spencer Consulting Group; and Lisa Dunbar of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.
Gene Hallman of the Bruno Event Team served as the official Auctioneer at the October 11, 2014 Inaugural Forks & Corks Gala, raising over $8,000.00 in the Live Auction, with an additional $5,000.00 in the Silent Auction. The event was attended by over 140 guests and sponsors, with several restaurants and vendors providing food and drink at no charge, including Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Jesse's Steaks & Seafood, Outback Steakhouse, Seasons 52, Tre Luna catering, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, The Villaggio Restaurant & Bar, Alabama Crown, Buffalo Rock, good People Brewing Company, and Vineyard Brands.
During Veterans Week, a different group of scouts - Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownie Scouts - is given the opportunity to lower the American Flag at the Hoover Public Library during the Flag-Lowering Ceremony, and present the flag to retired Navy Captain Bob Beaty, chairman of Hoover's Veterans Committee. In turn, this particular flag was presented to 2010 Hoover Freedom Award winner Hollis Hayes, a WWII B-17 Bomber pilot.
The Sunday before Veterans Day, The City of Hoover starts a week-long celebration of Veterans Week with a reception at the Hoover Public Library, inviting all citizens and particularly all veterans to attend. This is a particularly moving ceremony featuring the Army Band playing patriotic music. Show here is Veterans Committee Chairman U.S. Navy Captain Bob Beaty (Ret.) giving a welcome to the audience of over 100.
At the November 20, 2014 Chamber Luncheon four outstanding employees of the Hoover City School System were recognized as 2013-14 Employees of the Year by Superintendent Andy Craig, with three Finalists, and one employee taking the top award. Shown left-to-right are Stevie Yanko, Brian Fancher, 2013-14 Employee of the Year Dee Forem and Bobbie Fancher. Bobbie and Brian are mother and son, and Bobbie's husband also works in the Hoover City School system as an outstanding employee. These awards as well as the luncheon, are sponsored by Cadence Bank.