Wednesday, August 16th, 2016
It's a Wonderful Wednesday and 
we hope your week is going great! 
Here's what's going on This Week in North Baldwin:
Our Final Market Day of the season will be THIS Saturday, August 20th from 9am to 1pm here at the North Baldwin Chamber! There are still booth spaces available, CLICK HERE for all the details!


Coastal Alabama Regional Tourism Workshop

Tuesday, August 23

Noon - 2:30 p.m.

Meyer Vacation Rentals Auditorium
1585 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is constantly working to make sure our tourism industry is well supported and well represented in the Coastal Alabama Region. One way of doing that is through our work with the Coastal Alabama Partnership's Regional Tourism Council. Through that partnership, we work with seven other tourism organization to promote all of Mobile and Baldwin County! We are proud to offer YOU a chance to join us for the Coastal Alabama Regional Tourism Workshop.

During this workshop, regional tourism leaders will discuss strategic planning, regional tourism promotion and how we can work together to grow our industry for the ENTIRE REGION!

The workshop costs $10 to attend and lunch will be provided. We want to hear from YOU while planning for the future of tourism in Coastal Alabama. 

Please see the invitation for more information.








Baldwin County High School Tiger Football Kicks Off THIS FRIDAY, August 19th at home against Northview-Dothan. Kick off is at 7:00pm! For ticket information and reserved seating information contact BCHS at 251-937-2341




Please join  U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne  for a town hall meeting in Stockton on Monday, August 22nd from 12-1pm at Stagecoach Cafe to discuss the House Republicans Better Way agenda, as well as your ideas and concerns. Congressman Byrne's town hall meetings give you a chance to ask questions or share your concerns directly with your voice in Congress. The town hall is free and open to the public.

IRS Small Business FREE Webinar:

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time: 1 p.m. Central; 2 p.m. Eastern
(not to exceed an hour)

Highlights of What's Covered:

 Future State - Preparing the IRS to adapt to the changing needs of taxpayers is described generally as the IRS Future State initiative

 Get Transcripts - IRS launched a more rigorous e-authentication pro-cess for taxpayers that will significantly increase protection against identity thieves impersonating taxpayers to access tax return infor-mation through the IRS Get Transcript online service

 Excise Tax Form 2290 - Reasons why you should consider filing Form 2290, Heavy Highway Use Tax, electronically and the IRS.gov web page specifically developed for truckers


FREE Disaster Preparedness Webinar:

On  Wed., Aug. 24  a  FREE  disaster preparedness webinar for businesses in Alabama will be offered by the IRS, Operation Hope and SBA.  
 
The webinar will provide an opportunity to receive tips and exchange ideas to help better prepare for disasters and to minimize or reduce the disaster's adverse impact on your business.  





We want to see North Baldwin County through YOUR eyes!
Tell us YOUR Story!

You may submit up to 5 photo entries of the North Baldwin Area that include: landscape, people, foliage, events, places, animals, etc.

All photos must be sent electronically ONLY to
along with a 250 word or less description of the photo.

Photos become property of the North Baldwin Chamber to be used in social media, advertising, print, etc.

Contest begins August 1st and all submissions are due September 30th.
Winner will be announced the week of October 17th.

Grand Prize is a $100.00 Walmart Gift Card!


Rules: All photos must be sent electronically ONLY to Kristina@northbaldwinchamber.com and must be high resolution images with minimum 300 DPI; All emails must be sent by the photographer only and include A) Full Name 2) Contact Phone Number & Address; All photos must have location of photo noted and/or person identified for use with their permission & a description of the photo. Disclaimer: All photos become property of the NBCC and the NBCC reserves the right to use or not use in any, but not limited to, the following: adverting campaigns, print, social media and other projects deemed appropriate.
 
3rd Annual Dash & Splash - 5k, Fun Run and POOL PARTY!!!!
Friday, September 9th, 6pm


The Firefighters and Volunteers of the Bay Minette Fire Department (BMFD) will be hosting their 3rd  Annual Dash & Splash 5k, Fun Run & Pool Party on Friday, September 9th, 2016. The 5k will begin at 6pm, followed by a one mile Fun Run at 7pm and will close with music, food and a pool party at the Bay Minette Municipal Pool Complex.
 
Proceeds from the Annual Dash & Splash will benefit the Bay Minette Fire Department and their Fire Prevention Programs. Over the past year the BMFD has given away and installed over 200 smoke detectors in homes in our community. In addition to the smoke detector giveaway program, the Bay Minette Firefighters see between 1,700-2,000 school age children each year teaching them about fire safety and leaving them with learning tools such as activity books, helmets and more to take home with them to ensure a lasting impression about fire prevention.
 
In addition to fire prevention education the BMFD offers CPR certification, car seat installation and fire extinguisher training among other services. 





Art Contest for the 34th Annual Christmas Fest is now open!


We're on the hunt for the 34th Annual Christmas Fest Artwork and we want to feature your design on billboards, posters and more!!!

Art contest top finishers receive CASH PRIZES and recognition during the festival!

Deadline to submit your entry is SEPTEMBER 19th!


Don't delay, your design could win you some cold, hard cash!

 

 

***Artwork pictured are previous year winners 2013, 2014 and 2015

LINC Form 

( Leadership Initiative for New Connections)

Mission statement: To build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.

As a community service, the LINC committee is compiling a list of resources available in our community - particularly those that serve our youth (birth through high school). 

We would like to include information about your organization as part of this listing. Please note that this information will be posted in various locations and will include a link to your websites for additional information.



 

WE LOVE OUR DELTA DASH SPONSORS!!!
Want to join them???

Sponsor Deadline: August 31st!!!



Have a Wonderful Week Everyone, and as always we hope to see you out and about in North Baldwin!