President Jamie Warren opened the January 8th meeting of the Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce with a welcome to members and guests. She recognized all elected officials and other dignitaries among the 80 or so attendees.
Eddie Holmes, pastor at Celeste Road Baptist Church, led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the invocation.
Students of the Quarter were honored for their good deeds and commitment to excellence in all areas of their lives. Tony James, Saraland Elementary School and Tyler Rachel of Lee Elementary, accompanied by their parents and school principals, received a certificate and gift card (sponsored by First National Bank and Trust.)
Guests enjoyed a lunch catered by Wintzell's Oyster House and a very motivational presentation by speaker Wayne Sheppard, Lead Pastor of Destination Church. Bro. Sheppard's message was on leadership, and he gave five steps one should follow to become a leader.
Before the meeting was adjourned, Shilo Miller, Executive Director of the Chamber, brought members up to date on activities and accomplishments of the last year and plans for the coming year.
Pictured are a few of those present at the Saraland Chamber meeting.