This Week In North Baldwin | Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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LATE FEES APPLY AFTER NOV.2! DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR BOOTH NOW FOR THIS YEAR'S 36TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL!

Food, Craft, Kids Zone, & Parade Apps found here.

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Kris at 251.937.5665 ext.3!
Well guys... the cat is out of the bag!!! In this case it's actually a dog. The City of Bay Minette's K9 Harko has been tapped as the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Christmas Parade! Harko joined the BMPD earlier this year after a tremendous fundraising effort from the community, Harko is already making a difference in our communities and is the perfect pick for Grand Marshal! Our Grand Marshal will be accompanied by his handler, Officer Lyle.
Stay tuned, the Harko Christmas Fest Shirt, designed by chamber staff, Marlee Bailey, will be on Sale for pre orders soon!
Congratulations Harko, Officer Lyle and the Bay Minette Police Department!
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
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UPCOMING EVENTS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
MEMBER NEWS & SPECIALS

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Joined September 2018:
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Swift Supply Announces Launch of New Brand: Strong Roots, New Vision Even Stronger
 
DAPHNE, AL — Swift Supply is excited to mark a new milestone with a new brand. With this announcement includes a new logo and tagline for Swift Supply.
 
Branding research determined that evolving its brand identity rather than changing its name was the most effective decision. The reputation built under its previous identity is a strong foundation for the new brand to more appropriately reflect the renewed vision of the company, which includes a refocus on a wider array of services and product categories.
 
“For more than 150 years, we’ve built a strong reputation as a family-focused business for quality and innovation,” said Ida Ross Hicks, Swift Supply president. “The market research we completed confirmed that evolving our services and progressing our brand was an appropriate strategy for us. While we wanted to stay true to our roots by keeping our family name, we also wanted to introduce our vision to create opportunities for future growth and expansion and a reinvestment in our local communities.”
 
The new tagline (“build to last”) is part of the organization’s strategy to reinforce its commitment to quality and responsibility to be an active part of building a strong economy for the local communities it serves.
 
“It’s an exciting era in the life of Swift Supply as it marks a strategic refocus for our future in this industry,” said Hicks. “We are staying true to our foundational values of being a strong, sixth-generation family business with a new brand to position us for greater opportunities.”
 
Ultimately, the new brand represents an organization that is reinvesting in itself and the community by moving toward the future with a primary goal: build to last.
On October 19, Franklin Primary Health Center's mobile unit was in the community and gave 17 FREE breast exam screenings!

For more information on the bus and/or for an exam, visit:
Sept. Sales Volume Jumps Double Digits From ‘17
Baldwin County Monthly Housing Report: September 2018

Home stats continue to surge here along the coast. It looks like people from all over want to see what makes this county so special. Just under 400 existing homes were sold last month, 123 new construction, and 156 condominium units throughout Baldwin County.
The total amount of residential active inventory in September 2018 was 3,104.
605 properties were sold last month, an increase of about 3% from September 2017: 586.
Properties are staying the market for less days from 2017: decreasing 19% from 103 days last year to 83 days in last month.
September total sales volume increased 13% this year, $186,103,000, from $164,960,211 in September 2017.
The average sales prices of residential properties in Baldwin County this month increased 9% from 2017. Last year, the average sales price was $281,502, and this year, $307,608.
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Have a Wonderful Week Everyone, and as always we hope to see you out and about in North Baldwin!
North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
301 McMeans Ave / PO Box 310
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Ashley Jones Davis, Executive Director - 251.937.5665 ext.2 | ashley@northbaldwinchamber.com
Kristina Angelone, Special Projects & Operations - 251.937.5665 ext.3 | kristina@northbaldwinchamber.com
Marlee Bailey, Marketing Assistant - 251.937.5665 | marlee@northbaldwinchamber.com