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Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - August 2017
New Energy & Name for the
29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts

Who: Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce & City of Daphne

What: 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts presented by Wind Creek

When: September 23 & 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Main Street, Daphne, AL

Admission: Free

The 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts presented by Wind Creek adds a fresh energy by introducing a new name and embracing a wide range of artistic talents. Each year, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce hosts this wonderful event in cooperation with the City of Daphne. The 29th Annual Festival will be held September 23 and 24 along Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne. Admission is free.

Your favorite artisans will set up beneath the canopy of oaks with original paintings, one-of-a-kind pottery, handcrafted jewelry and thoughtful gifts. Come ready to shop, but don’t miss out on the lively atmosphere. You’ll be treated to cooking competitions, craft demonstrations, pop-up performances and local musicians. 

When it comes to culinary arts, the festival is spicing things up. The Jubilee Festival of Arts committee has teamed up with the World Food Championships to offer two elite qualifier competitions for sandwich-making and the chef’s challenge. Some of the Eastern Shore’s most talented chefs will battle it

out for a chance to compete in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach this November. Food vendors and local restaurants will feature wonderful dining options.

The Jubilee Festival of Arts is also showcasing our local southern makers on the new Thomas Hospital Demonstration Stage. See craftsmanship at its finest and have an opportunity to ask questions from the artists themselves. “The World Food Championships and the southern makers components both

complement the celebratory nature of the Jubilee Festival,” said Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events Liz Thomson.

A festival favorite, the Kids Art Park will be in Centennial Park. Young artists will get to explore their creative side for free with several fun activities like face painting, jewelry-making, wooden block sculptures and they can leave their handprint on the park fence.

Celebrate the performing arts throughout the festival. Dance teams and bands will perform on the Entertainment stage and you will be able to catch pop-up performances from local theatre groups and street performers throughout the weekend.

“The Jubilee Festival evokes that feeling of nostalgia you get watching a sunset on the Eastern Shore or hearing someone cry ‘Jubilee!’ from the bay,” said Thomson, “We hope this year’s festival will also include the same excitement you get at the possibility of experiencing your first Jubilee.”

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who makes the Jubilee Festival of Arts possible: Mayor Dane Haygood, the Daphne City Council, City of Daphne employees, the festival committee and volunteers.

We'd also like to thank our festival sponsors: Wind Creek, Bryant Bank, Southern Cancer Center, Thomas Hospital, Safe Harbor Financial Services, Riviera Utilities, Alabama Public Radio & Alabama Coasting.

Check for entertainment and demonstration stage schedule announcements and festival updates throughout the Jubilee Festival on the Jubilee Festival of Arts Facebook page and website.

  Get Involved with the Jubilee Festival of Arts

Be a Sponsor:
We are offering a few new exciting sponsorship opportunities to this year's festival but we only have a few more days to secure those. Email  Frank Shepard or call 928-6387 if you're interested in becoming a sponsor. 
It takes a team of volunteers to make the Jubilee Festival of Arts a success each year. If you're looking for a way to give back to the community, this is your chance. Email  Liz Thomson if you'd like to sign up to volunteer or call 928-6387.

Spread the Word:
The Jubilee Festival of Arts draws thousands of people to Olde Towne Daphne each year and we want to welcome them with open arms. Help us spread the word about our wonderful festival by going to the Jubilee Festival Facebook page and SHARE it with your friends and family.
Meet the Poster Artist
Jean Marie McDonnell
The 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Art Poster artist is Jean-Marie McDonnell. She lives in Daphne and her work can be seen at the Garage Studio in Point Clear.
"It's just really special to be the artist this year," said McDonnell.
Leaders Council Spotlight:
Paige Moore - RE/MAX By The Bay
RE/MAX By The Bay has become a household name on the Eastern Shore thanks to the hard work and leadership of Paige Moore. Throughout her career, she has gained the respect of her buyers, sellers and real estate colleagues by proving that experience and knowledge matter.

Paige Moore is the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX By The Bay in Daphne and Fairhope. Her company is home to 30 experienced real estate agents who are well-respected for their professionalism and service to their clients.

RE/MAX By The Bay won the City of Fairhope's Beautification Award for their Fairhope Office renovations and they received the Small Business of the Year Award by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

The Paige Moore team has now helped more than 916 clients with real estate transactions for a total volume of more than $81.4 million.

Paige Moore is known as one of the area’s top REALTORS® consistently ranking as one of the top RE/MAX agents in the state and is in the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame. She was also awarded the RE/MAX Broker of the Year Award for the State of Alabama in 2014.

While Moore stays extremely busy with real estate, she also serves as a leader in the Eastern Shore Community serving as a board member for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Baldwin County Association of Realtors. She is also a member of the Mobile Area Association of REALTORS®, Alabama Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®.  

Locally, Moore gives back to local charities including donating a portion of each closing to the Children’s Miracle Network that supports our local USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. She also supports the arts, education and other local charities. Paige Moore is married to Ray Moore and they have 4 children. 

For more information on how Paige Moore and her team at RE/MAX By The Bay can help you, visit their website or give her a call at (251) 621-2588.
Leaders Council
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the newest member of the Leaders Council: S. Wesley Carpenter with Merrill Lynch.
The Eastern Shore Leaders Council provides an opportunity for companies to receive additional visibility and recognition while supporting the efforts of the Eastern Shore Chamber and its advocacy for our local communities and businesses. To learn more about how you can become a member of the Leaders Council email  Christina Hellmich.
Sam W. Irby Named President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar Association
Fairhope Attorney, Sam W. Irby of Irby & Heard, P.C., was installed as President-Elect of the 18,100-member Alabama State Bar Association on July 15, 2017. Sam will serve for one year as Present-Elect and will take office as the 143rd President of the Alabama State Bar Association in June of 2018 to serve a one year term as President. Sam is a lifelong resident of Fairhope and has practiced law in Fairhope since 1972. Sam W. Irby has been an Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce member since 1976.
During the Summer, many magazines promise to have the best reading lists for summer fun or great reads for the beach.  More than once I have thought... who has time to read!  Lately, I have gone back to some of my favorite titles to help me navigate those issues that often come up in the business world from time management to communication.  So here are a few of my favorite titles and they are not just for summer!

“You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader” by Mark Sanborn               
Great for employees!

“The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon            
Imagine a day with no complaining!    

“Crucial Conversations” by Patterson, Grenmy, McMilliam & Switzer     
I read it every year.

“The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell            
Talk about thinking outside the box!

Anything at all by John Maxwell

“Managing By the Numbers” by C. Kremer & R. Rizzuto   
What every business person should know. Thanks Marcus Neto for sharing this one with me.

And the Classics…                                                                                         “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie          
Can’t go wrong with this one!

”The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale       
Great for teenagers!

Is there a book that has helped you along the way that you haven’t picked up in a while? Take just 5  minutes a day before you log into your email and nourish you mind.  It is amazing what a difference it will make for your day.
Ribbon Cuttings

Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners Daphne is now open at 1539 US HWY 98, Suite 302 Daphne (Behind Tazikis). Want to get your family around the dinner table? Dream Dinners does all the planning, shopping, chopping and prep work! You go in, assemble meals to take home to freeze, then each night you can have a homemade meal cooked for your family within 30 minutes. 


Kaiser Sotheby's
International Realty

Kaiser Sotheby's International Realty expands to open an office in Fairhope at 10 S. Church Street. Kaiser has been a trusted name in real estate in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach since 1980. The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce helped them mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting July 20.


July New Members
BINGO! Young Professionals "Pencils & Glue for Bingo & Brew" Raises $4600 & Supplies for local students
The 3rd Annual Pencils & Glue for Bingo & Brew was a huge success raising $4600 and boxes filled with school supplies for students at the Fairhope Rotary Youth Club and the Ruff Wilson Youth Organization. The Eastern Shore Chamber Young Professionals team up with the United Way of Baldwin County Young Leaders for this annual project. A big thank you to our sponsors: Fairhope Brewing Company, Landscape Workshop, C.A. Luckie Insurance, Recovery Room, Davis & Fields, Tonsmeire Properties, Kiel Rubio - Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties, Steelwood Country Club, Crow Shields Bailey, The Plot Shop & ZEEKEE

Click here to see more pictures from the 3rd Annual Pencils & Glue for Bingo & Brew.
Chamber Events
Lunch & Learn: Employee Retention, Win Big in the Engagement War for Talent

Sponsored by: Dale Carnegie


August 9

11:30am - 12:30pm

Daphne Utilities - Central Services Building

8301 Well Road


Add to Calendar


August 10

11:30am - 12:30pm

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

327 Fairhope Avenue


Add to Calendar


RSVP is Required: 928-6387

Chamber 101

Chamber Office

327 Fairhope Avenue


Wednesday, August 16, 9 a.m.

Space is limited.

Call (251) 928-6387 to register

Add to Calendar

Morning Marketing Meeting

Dickey’s BBQ Daphne

6882 Highway 90, Suite G2

Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m.

Sponsor: Alabama Media Group

Add to Calendar

Workforce Reception

North Baldwin Center for Technology

505 W. Hurricane Road

Bay Minette

August 24, 5-6:30 PM

Add to Calendar

Open Tourism Meeting with OWA

Auditorium at the University of South Alabama 

Fairhope Campus 

111 St. James Street, Fairhope

Wednesday, August 30, 3 p.m.

Add to Calendar

Business After Hours Fairways Indoor Golf

25000 Bass Pro Dr #104


Thursday, September 7

5 p.m.

Add to Calendar

Eggs N’ Issues Speaker: Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler

Wednesday, September 13

7:30 a.m.

Daphne United Methodist Church

2401 Main Street

Daphne, AL

$10 for members

$15 for guests

Call (251) 928-6387 by September 8 to RSVP

Add to Calendar

29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts

Downtown Daphne

September 23 & 24

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Add to Calendar

Eastern Shore Chamber Foundation Golf Tournament

Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear

Friday, October 20

11 a.m. - Registration

Form Your Team:

Individual: $175

4 Man Team: $700

Call (251) 928-6387 to reserve your spot.

Add to Calendar

Elected Officials Luncheon

Fairhope Yacht Club

101 Volanta Ave.


October 11

Tickets: $40

RSVP at (251) 928-6387

Add to Calendar

Get Involved
Workforce Reception
August 24 - North Baldwin Center for Technology
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the North Baldwin Chamber to offer a Workforce Reception. Our Special Guest will be Lee Lawson, President & CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. Please RSVP to (251) 928-6387 by August 17.  
Open Tourism Meeting
with OWA

August 30, 3 p.m.

USA Baldwin County Campus

The Chamber Tourism Committee invites you to an open tourism meeting with OWA.

RSVP by calling (251) 928-6387.

Eggs N' Issues
September 13, 7:30 a.m.
Daphne United Methodist Church
Our speaker for the September Eggs N' Issues is Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler.
$10 for members
$15 for guests
Call (251) 928-6387 to RSVP

Elected Officials Luncheon
October 11, 11:30 a.m.
Fairhope Yacht Club
The Eastern Shore Chamber Elected Officials Luncheon is a great opportunity to meet and greet with our elected officials who advocate and make decisions for our Community and businesses.
Tickets: $40
Call (251) 928-6387 to RSVP
Eastern Shore Chamber Foundation Golf Tournament
October 20
Lakewood Golf Club
The Annual Foundation Golf Tournament is a popular event for networking with business leaders, their clients and customers. It benefits the Chamber youth programs, Youth Leadership and Student Training & Exploration Program.
Individual: $175
4 Man Team: $700
Call (251) 928-6387 to book your team.
Workshops & Opportunities
Dale Carnegie Lunch & Learn: Employee Retention
August 9 - Daphne
August 10 - Fairhope
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please join Dale Carnegie Training and the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce for a complimentary lunch and learn on how you can engage and retain your top performers. 
Register for Daphne Location.
Register for Fairhope Location.
Global Leadership Summit
August 10-11 
City Hope Church, Daphne
Join 400,000 people around the world for two days of world-class leadership training.
Alabama Restaurant Week
August 11 - 20
Local restaurants still have time to register. Alabama Restaurant Week is a statewide marketing event that highlights Alabama restaurants. This culinary event unites Alabama’s diverse range of cuisine into a 10-day event.
Baldwin County Sales & Use Tax/License Inspection Department
September 26 - Robertsdale
The Baldwin County Sales & Use Tax/License Inspection Department holds a quarterly taxpayer workshop for new & existing businesses. There is no fee to attend, and advanced registration is not required.
Southern Lifestyle Health & Beauty Expo

September 30, 9 a.m.

Fairhope Civic Center

The Inaugural Southern Lifestyle Health & Beauty Expo is seeking vendors. Reserve your booth space at:

Contact Maxine Fandrich for more information by calling (931)308-2173.

Community Events