Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey spoke at the Homewood Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at Rosewood Hall today about the challenges and focuses of the upcoming year for the state government.
Chamber Executive Director Trisha Ford spoke to 2011 highlights including the Chamber’s partnership with Urban Cookhouse for the farmer’s market and the Chamber’s new “Everything Life Has to Offer” campaign.
Outgoing Chamber President Diane Litsey recognized all outgoing and incoming Chamber board members.
The following awards were also announced:
Ambassador of the Year: Tellis Shoemaker, Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market
Chamber Member of the Year: Merrick Wilson, Homewood Board of Education
Businesses of the Year: Brookwood Medical Center, Buffalo Rock, Samford University
Outgoing board members are Bill Cleveland, Homewood City Schools; Gloria Laster, O2 Ideas; Joe Fuller, Stead and Fuller Insurance; Helen Combs, Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center; and Randy Adamy, Red Mountain Roasters/O’Henry’s Coffee.
New board members are Merrick Wilson, Homewood Board of Education; Michael Brandt, Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt; Elizabeth Green, The Barber Company, Inc.; and Brian McCool, MD, McCool & Bhuta, ENT.
Other board members continuing to serve are Stephen D. Preston, Brookwood Medical Center, incoming president; Trey Schaefer, Art Promotional Service, incoming executive vice president; Patrick Barker, Dent, Baker & Company, LLP, secretary; John Christopher Batts, BB&T, treasurer; David Watts, Watts Realty Company; Michael Morgan, Samford University; Paul DeMarco, Parsons, Lee and Juliano, PC and State Representative; Darlene Negrotto, Vulcan Park and Museum; Kerry Adkins, On Time Electric; Laura Wilson, Four Seasons Antiques, Art and Botanics; and Josh Watkins, Feld, Hyde, Wertheimer, Bryant and Stone.