What Are Our Investors Saying?

Maurice Mercer
(205) 624-0777

“I made a decision to invest in The Shelby County Chamber a few years ago because of the networking and business services for small businesses. As a new business owner, the chamber was a vital part of my growth as a leader. I felt fortunate when KATs Delivery was nominated to be small business of the year 2018 by my peers and then successful in clinching the award in 2019. I have continued to stay involved and support other small businesses.”

– Maurice Mercer, Owner, KATs Delivery. Katsdelivery.com


Dr. Timothy J. Ansley, O.D.
(205) 991-0020

“At Inverness Eye Care we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients, and our investment in The Shelby County Chamber helps us do just that by connecting us with our community. As a member of the Shelby Chamber’s Health Services Work Group, we have been able to speak on Eye Health in the Workplace during the 8th annual Healthcare Professional of the year and connect with business owners concerned about the health and wellness of their employees. The Shelby County Chamber is a staple in our community, and they strive to do what’s best for the businesses and residents in our county!”

– Dr. Timothy J. Ansley, O.D., President, Alabama Eye Partners LLC, Inverness Eye Care. Invernesseyecare.com


Khiari McAlpin
(205) 564-8564

“I’m a relatively new business owner.  When I first “opened” Vinehouse Nursery, I thought I was ready.  I quickly realized there was a lot that I didn’t know.  The Shelby County Chamber has been a truly worthwhile investment for us, and the Chamber has continued to offer valuable advice, marketing, and a wealth of information which has truly been instrumental in our success.  I would strongly recommend any small business taking advantage of all the resources which our Chamber has to offer.”

– Khiari McAlpin, Owner, Vinehouse Nursery. Vinehousenursery.com


Michelle Harrell
(205) 565-7339

“Business networking at The Shelby County Chamber works!  At my very first event – before I even decided to invest in the Chamber – I met someone who was looking for locksmith services. Then, at my second event, I made even more potential business contacts, I would not have made elsewhere. We know we won’t get a contract every time we are at a Shelby County Chamber event, but feel positive that the business contacts we do make will more than pay for our annual investment.  If you’re a small business in Shelby County, and you’re looking to grow your business, investing in this Chamber may be one of the best decisions you make.”

– Michelle Harrell, Co-Owner, LockCorp, Inc. Lockcorpinc.com


Ken Sawyer
(844) 448-7767

“Shelby County is a great place to live and do business, and The Shelby County Chamber is one of the big reasons why this is true! Our business has experienced consistent growth as we have taken advantage of the numerous business networking opportunities that are available.  We also really appreciate the collaborative partnership between the Chamber, the County and all of our municipalities spelled out in “ShelbyOne – Next Level Up!” – their five-year strategic plan. When you also recognize the Chamber’s efforts in business development and support, career readiness and all the ways in which it supports our County, I think you’ll better understand why I believe the future here is so bright!  If your organization isn’t a Shelby County Chamber investor yet, we’d strongly recommend it!”

– Ken Sawyer, CEO, Saywer Solutions, LLC. Sawyersolutionsllc.com


Laurie Stroud
(205) 408-7150

“We are in the business of spreading Good News and being an investor in the Shelby Chamber helps us do that by connecting us with businesses as well as readers we can serve. The Chamber staff acts as an extension to my team- always upbeat, quick to respond, and determined to help in any way they can to see my business succeed.”

– Laurie Stroud, Owner, Birmingham Christian Family Magazine. Birminghamchristian.com


Eric Coleman
(205) 490-8346

“As a new business owner, making new business contacts and building relationships is essential to the growth of my business.  The wide array of businesspeople I’ve had the opportunity to meet at the different Shelby County Chamber events has been extremely beneficial to me. Whether it’s a CoffeeNET, a Chamber Luncheon, or an After Hours program the diverse businesses and people I’ve formed relationships with have meant a positive return on my annual investment.”

– Eric Coleman, Owner, Coleman Financial Soultions, LLC. Colemancfs.com


Vicki Everett
(205) 332-5255

“The Shelby County Chamber is more than just people it is relationships and friends. The Chamber, to me, is my family and has helped me reach people that ordinarily I would not be able to meet. I was welcomed with warmth and hospitality and I have grown my business exponentially with the Chamber’s help. The Chamber is a great investment for any business!”

– Vicki Everett, Juice Plus+. Vickieverett.juiceplus.com


Trisston Wright Burrows
(205) 424-2705

“The Shelby County Chamber allows me to better connect and serve our customers by creating an environment that enhances Moore Coal Company’s visibility throughout Shelby County. The Chamber provides the opportunity to meet businesses we want to align with and serve, but most importantly our investment allows access to direct connections, chamber programs and outstanding business support. We greatly appreciate how this Chamber has served our company and provided a quantifiable return on our investment.”

– Trisston Wright Burrows, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Moore Coal Company, Inc. MCC Commercial Waste Removal & Recycling


Cindy Edmunds
(205) 969-8910

“Joining The Shelby County Chamber just may be the best decision we’ve made since we started.  Everything this Chamber offers – business networking opportunities, one-on-one business consulting, workshops, and the increased visibility we receive as investors – has benefited our company.  We realize that making this annual investment is something we need to do to keep our business moving forward.”

– Cindy Edmunds, Agent, ARC Realty. Cindyedmunds.arcrealtyco.com


Steve Korson
(205) 991-8608

“The Shelby County Chamber’s “Go & Grow” workshops may be some of the best training opportunities available. I experienced an open dialogue and personal interaction during the sessions which I found extremely valuable.  I was pleasantly surprised knowing that you don’t often receive this at a seminar-type event.  We look forward to attending more of these hands-on and interactive training opportunities in the future.”

– Steve Korson, General Manager, Inverness Country Club. Iccalabama.com


John Turner
(205) 983-2167

“Whenever I can attend a Greater Shelby County Chamber function I’m able to make several new business contacts. In fact, at my very first luncheon which I attended, I made a contact for some new business that paid for my annual investment right away.  Now, not all of the individuals I meet end up being customers, but they have friends and business associates so the networking goes beyond just the people we meet at Chamber events.”

– John Turner, Owner, Turner Promotions. Turnerpromotions.com