Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce Newsletter 
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Upcoming Community Events

 City of Evergreen's 4th of July Celebration

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Board of Directors


Ronnie Johnson



Jeremy Wolff



Anthony Bishop



Debbie Jacob


Board Members

Kathy Daniel

Jeremy Anderson J.Michael Johnson

Jeremy Craig

Tom McLendon

Todd Watson


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Law Office of Anthony J. Bishop-Business of the Month  for April  2019

Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce presented Law Office of Anthony J. Bishop with the Business of the Month Award for the month of April 2019.
Harris Clothing Store- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
April 2019
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce,City of Evergreen and well wishers were on hand to take part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Harris Clothing Store in April 2019.
Godfather's Pizza-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony April 2019
     The Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce and the City of Evergreen held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Godfather's Pizza in April 2019.
Sparta Super Charge, LLC Transportation Company-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce and The City of Evergreen held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Sparta Super Charge, LLC Transportation Company in April 2019. 
2019 Chamber Banquet
The 2019 Chamber Banquet was held on April 25, 2019 and it was a huge success. Special thanks to our speaker, Mike Lutzenkirchen, Executive Director of LUTZIE 43 Foundation. Thanks to all of our Table Sponsors for their participation:  Evergreen Medical Center,  Fox 107.7 , Franklin Primary,  NAACP , Pharm-a-care,  Presley Fluker Funeral Home,  Rayonier,  South Alabama Gas and  Southern Equipment Company. 
Door prizes were supplied by  Agri-AFC,  Alabama Cooperative Extension Office,  Aubrey Padgett's Garage,  BB&T,  Cane Creek Custom Cabins,  Cherrie's Blossom & Blooms,  Church's Chicken,  Coca Cola United,  Community Crusade Choir,  Connie Manufacturing,  D & D Automotive,  Evergreen Housing Authority,  Evergreen Medical Center,  Evergreen Methodist Church,  Greater Nazarene Church,  Hardee's,  Joy Wilson,  Knud Nielsen,  Law Office of Anthony J. Bishop,  Miller Trading Company,  Pepsi Bottling of Atmore,  Pharm-a-care,  Piggly Wiggly,  Rayonier,  Regions Bank,  Reid State Technical College,  Salter Hardware,  Shirley Merrills,  Southern Pine,  State Farm,  Sweet P's,  The Evergreen Courant,  The Herb Shop,  Thompson Gas,  Weyerhaeuser,  Wolff Motor Company,  Woodmen Life , Zane's Boutique  and Zaxby's. The event was catered by South Alabama Vending, Music by Kay Hall and Gerry Ward, and flowers by Cherrie's Blossom.   To our Chamber Board Members, Ronnie Johnson, Jeremy Wolff, Anthony Bishop, Debbie Jacob, J. Michael Johnson, Jeremy Anderson, Tom McLendon, Jeremy Craig, Kathy Daniel, Todd Watson, your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thanks again for all you do.

Southern Care Hospice News
Southern Care Hospice receives Easter Baskets from St. Vincent DePaul Society
Southern Care Hospice received several Easter food boxes from the St. Vincent DePaul Society from Christ the King Catholic Church to help spread cheer to their hospice patients. Pictured presenting the boxes are members Mr. Tommie Powers and Mr. Larry DeFilippi from the St. Vincent DePaul Society 
Southern Care Hospice thanks the community
Southern Care Hospice would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community who help sponsor an Easter Basket for our patients this year!! We appreciate the kindness and effort you put into helping make our patients have a Happy Easter! They always look forward to the surprises we take them and you play a huge role in it!!  May God bless each of you for your donations!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help deliver surprises or provide companionship visits or respite sitting with a patient please call Jodie Williams, Volunteer Coordinator at 251-216-4349. I will be glad to go over the requirements to do so.
On behalf of Southern Care Hospice we wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter!!!
Southern Care Hospice celebrates National Volunteer Week 
It's National Volunteer Week April 7th - 13th. Southern Care Hospice would like to recognize our wonderful volunteers for all the hard work, love and compassion they give to our patients. A big thank you too  Elizabeth Pugh, Pam King, Freddie Bruce, Ellie Roberts, Jeaniece Hagood, Mattie Freeney, Gaylen Sims, David McMillian, Ouida Fleming, Lisa Parrish .
To show our appreciation Southern Care hosted a luncheon to honor them on Wednesday April 10th at their office.
Happy National Volunteer Week from the Staff of Southern Care Hospice!!!

Southern Care Hospice Volunteer Luncheon Attendees
Attending the luncheon are Amy Ellis DOO, Jodie Williams Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers Elizabeth Pugh, Jeanice Hagood, Ouida Fleming, and Lisa Parrish.
Horton's Insurance-Business of the Month May 2019 
  Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce presented Horton's Insurance with the Business of the Month Award for the month of May 2019.
Amour's Creations-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 2019  
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce,City of Evergreen and well wishers were on hand to take part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Amour's Creations in May 2019.
Thompson's Gas-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 2019  
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce,City of Evergreen and well wishers were on hand to take part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Thompson's Gas in May 2019.
Southern Care Hospice News
Covington County Master Gardner's Club donates Mother's Day plant to Southern Care Hospice
"The Covington County Master Gardner's Club recently potted beautiful plants to donate to Southern Care Hospice, to help brighten their patients Mother's Day Holiday. Pictured with plants is Mrs. Norman Riley CCGC member."
Pharm-a-Care-Business of the Month June 2019
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce presented Pharm-a-Care with the Business of the Month award in June 2019.
Dot's Deli-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 2019 
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce,City of Evergreen and well wishers were on hand to take part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dot's Deli in June 2019.
Southern Care Hospice Needs Volunteers

What Can I do This Summer to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others?
Now that summer is starting and many are thinking what is something different I could do this summer? I have the perfect suggestion!! Why not give some of your time to volunteering!
Here at Southern Care Hospice there are a lot of ways you can get involved in volunteering, and the rewards of doing something for somebody else far out ways the satisfaction of any time that you give!! Here at Southern Care Hospice we have a variety of programs you can choose from; Patient and Family Support, Bereavement mail outs that are done here at the office , helping to answer phones at the office, helping at community events such as health fairs, festivals ,birthday parties and special events at several of the nursing facilities we visit. There are other ways you can get involved such as making blankets for our patients, baking homemade bake goods, and helping to do yard work such as cleaning flower beds and cut grass for a patient! We even have a Teen Volunteer Program for high school students that are 16 or older, this is a great way for them to receive community service hours for applying for college scholarship applications.
The ways you can make a difference in the life of another are endless! I encouraged everyone to please consider volunteering to help others in 2019! Not only does it help them and you, but it also improves the community you live in!
If you are interested in becoming a Southern Care Hospice Volunteer or would like for me to come speak to your civic club or church also or would like more information please call Jodie Williams, Volunteer Coordinator at 251-216-4349.
Southern Care Hospice-Hurricane Relief Boxes
Southern Care Hospice is looking for people in our community who will be willing to sponsor a Hurricane Relief Box for our patients here in our service area.
As you know Hurricane season is fast approaching and we are trying to help our patients who are living at home to have a preparation box so if we do have a hurricane in our area they will have extra supplies they will need in time of emergency. Our goal is to collect 20 boxes between now and August 1, 2019. The following list is items we are looking for: Churches, civic clubs or people in the community this would be a great project to sponsor this summer! You may pick several items from the list to go in your box!
Nonperishable canned goods, handheld manual can opener
Flashlights with batteries or battery operated lanterns
Water purification tablets
Bottled water
Paper plates, solo cups, paper towels
Hand wipes/baby wipes
Self-light bag of charcoal
Peanut butter crackers, cookies, individually bagged potato chips, granola bars
Canned soft drinks
If you are interested in sponsoring a box please let Jodie Williams, Southern Care Hospice Volunteer Coordinator know at 251-216-4349 or you can email her at jodwilliams@southerncareinc.com.
Thank you for your support of this worthy project!!!!!
Southern Care Hospice News

5 Interesting Facts about Hospice Care of which you're not aware of!!
As a Volunteer Coordinator for Southern Care Hospice I enjoy teaching people new things about hospice of which you are not aware, because life is a never ending journey of learning! Here are five facts you may not be aware of about hospice care.
  1. At Southern Care Hospice we do not focus on dying but "living"! Our goal is to help you have the best quality of life regardless of whether you live for 2 years or 6 months. Our goal is to help minimalize your pain so that you can enjoy your life! We are not here to speed up the process nor can we stop the process, we are here for as long as we are needed! The only one who knows when any of us will leave this earth is the good Lord in Heaven! We are here to help take care of you!
  2. At Southern Care Hospice, we are here to help patients in many different ways. Along with our outstanding nursing services who visit patients twice a week and if needed more, we have a full time chaplain Pastor Andy Peavy who provides spiritual support to patients, Linda Hall our Social Worker can help with different problems the patient and caregiver could be facing financially or otherwise during this time. Our Volunteers who can provide companionship visits or respite sitting for the care giver to run errands. Our hospice aides Christina or Mary who can help patients with their bath or other personnel needs.
  3. At Southern Care Hospice we believe hospice care is a service not a place. We will come take care of you regardless of where you live.
  4. One question people in the community will as is, how is hospice care services covered financially? Medicare, Medicaid and other private insurance policies will help cover the patient medical expenses such as medications or equipment related to the diagnosis for which they are admitted.
  5. Many times people think we only take care of patients with different types of end stage cancers, however, this is not true. We also take care of other end stage diagnosis such as heart disease, lung disease (COPD, Emphysema) Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Liver Failure, etc....
We at Southern Care Hospice hope this information has been helpful to you and if we can be of service to any of your loved one's or your neighbors please give us a call! We would love to talk with you or come out to do an evaluation to see if they need our services. We can be reached at 251-216-4349 or come by our office at 116 Edwina St. Evergreen, Al.
Wishing all of you a Safe and Enjoyable Summer!
The staff and volunteers of Southern Care Hospice

Nathanael Salter was selected by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce to participate in the Huntingdon College and Community Development Scholars Programs. Nathanael Salter is a senior at Sparta Academy He is the son of Connery and Paula Salter of Evergreen. Congratulations Nathanael, we are very proud of you! 
Evergreen student participates in economic and community development program at Huntingdon College
Montgomery, Ala.- Nathanael Salter of Evergreen was one of the 32 rising high school seniors who participated in the third annual Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27. Planned in partnership with and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Commerce, ECDS introduced young citizens who are poised to begin their professional journeys to the importance of economic and community development. 
The students met with professionals seasoned in the processes of economic and community development, and participated in a two-day economic development simulation. Participants "graduated" from the program wearing hard hats for ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting simulations.  
"We had an incredibly impressive collection of high school students on our campus last week," said Huntingdon senior vice president Anthony Leigh, an architect of the program. "These students are difference makers in their schools and their communities.  I am confident they have returned to their communities enlightened about what economic and community developers do, and we hope that knowledge has given them an appreciation for the work of growing and bettering their community and our state." 
Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon College is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among "The Fastest Growing Colleges in America" by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 6 best regional values and a top 11 regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report; among a list of Colleges that Change Lives, by Washington Monthly; among the Best Colleges Region by Region (South) by the Princeton Review.  The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Evergreen Chamber Insurance Opportunity

The Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our partnership with Iron ReHealth and CCAA to offer a health, dental and vision benefit program exclusively for our members.
This program helps members reduce health benefit costs by providing a unique, specialized program tailored to small and mid-sized businesses that emphasizes wellness, cost saving education, and concierge-level service.

To get a quote, email info@ironrehealth.com or call (334) 245-1099.

Upcoming Events-City of Evergreen 4th of July Celebration

New Chamber Members April-June 2019

Harris Clothing Store
Salter's Exterminating Company
Best of Sparta Super Charge, LLC
Cherry's Paint N Pad
Dinosaur Adventure Land
Portland Outdoors
Camellia Trophy Shop

 Evergreen Chamber of Commerc e   proudly welcomes our new Chamber members. These new members joined between the Months of April - June 2019.
Please contact us if we can assist you in any way!

We are in the business of helping your business grow!

Carol Hamrac
Evergreen-Conecuh Chamber of Commerce

100 Depot Square

Evergreen, AL 36401

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