Tuesday, June 30, 2009

OTEY's 20th Anniversary Shindig July 25th!
What: Otey's 20th Anniversary Shindig
When: Saturday July 25th @ 4pm
Where: The parking lot of Otey's/Crestline
Cost: $15 in advance/$20 day of event
Kids 12 and under Free

Sponsored by : The Pants Store, AVX, SouthLaw LLC, and Kenny Adkisson @ RealtySouth in Crestline to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

Music Lineup & Schedule:
  • 4:00PM Straight from Jamaica...... Culture Dread
  • 4:00PM Moonwalk opens for kids
  • 4:00PM Otey's famous cocktails served by Tight in main bar
  • 5:00PM Ian/Roundtable Radio Show on JOX 94.5FM/dunked for MDA
  • 6:00PM The Hurlers
  • 8:00PM Colonel Bruce Hampton
  • 10:30PM Mathew Mayfield ( inside )

Rodney will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken sandwiches
in the parking lot. Beer tents serving $2.00 beers and an outside bar is available.

Music, Food, Fun, and Spirits!! Don't miss it!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chamber Presentation

Much appreciation to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped with a venue or food for our marketing presentations including Taziki's, Emmet O'Neal Library, Newk's and Bryant Bank! The Chamber also appreciates all the merchants who came out after a long day to see what's being planned, and for their suggestions and support. We need to work together to make our villages even more successful and to share our uniqueness and vision with a broader audience.

If you missed the presentation or would like to see it again, click on the arrow above!

Thanks to the Village Beautification Team!

Please thank City Council and the Village Beautification Team, a subcommittee of Design Review, for the great looking new trees and planters, currently overflowing with flowers, in all the villages! It is part of an ongoing program to keep the villages looking great each season. Led by Sally Legg on the right, other volunteers included (pictured left to right: Sherry Wilson, Mary Catherine Crowe, and Nimrod Long and not pictured, Norman K. Johnson, Bob Moody, and George Jones)

Please consider making a donation as an individual or through garden and social clubs for future growing seasons by contacting Sam Gaston and noting on your donation that it is in honor or memory of (name) for the Village Beautification Fund.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Town & Country Deep Summer Discounts!

Town & Country Clothes is offering 40% off all spring and summer clothing & accessories June 29th to July 3rd, and 50% off beginning Monday, July 6th.

Please also mark your calendars for our Fall Trunk Show July 16th & 17th featuring updated fall separates from popular lines with cocktails served 3 to 5 PM. Call 871-7909 for more information.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Congratulations to The Scribbler and Lewis Communications!

For the second year in a row, Lewis Communications received Best of Show award in the 7th District Addy Awards held in New Orleans, which covers most of the Southeast. The award winning print campaign was for The Scribbler in Mountain Brook. (6/18/09) See the campaign here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thanks Taziki's!

The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce wants to express their heartfelt appreciation to Taziki's for hosting Tuesday night's informational meeting and marketing event!

Great Mediterranean roll-ups, salsa, and salads, wonderful staff, and friendly party venue - don't forget Taziki's when you need catering or a venue for your next business or social event! Ask for Mellanie (Yep, that's how it's spelled!) @ Taziki's Phone: 205 731-9001 Open Daily 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Chamber Marketing Plan Unveiled to Merchants!

Missed last night's meeting? It was a great success - at least 95 people in attendance heard exciting information regarding marketing opportunities for all the merchants in Mountain Brook. Thanks to Taziki's for great food! BIG Communications provided a video illustrating plans for television & print advertising, and participating vendors were there to help answer questions.

If you missed last night's meeting, please plan to attend one of the following and please pass the word. You don't want to miss it! It's a new WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN BROOK! campaign to boost sales and encourage merchants! One comment from a merchant who attended, "Last night, I consider, to be a very big success. Never seen such attendance! Congrats for all your work, planning, committees, etc. Finally, something to get excited about."

Cocktails and Hors d'oevres at informational meetings
from 6PM to 7:30PM
June 16 - Taziki's
June 18th - Emmet O'Neal Library
June 23rd - Bryant Bank
June 25th - Park Lane
Flyers will be available with more information in all the villages

Need Father's Day Ideas?

Peterbrook Chocolatier in Cahaba Village not only has unique chocolate items for Dad but treats that will cool you down this summer. Keep an eye out for their sign advertising Surprise Days offering a 20% discount on all shelf items.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Market Days to feature Junior League Cookbooks!

Market Days is coming soon! Don't forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 18th!

Mountain Brook's giant flea market will feature sidewalk and tent sales with some items up to 75% off! And while you're shopping, don't forget to drop by and taste the FREE SAMPLES made from the Junior League of Birmingham's three great cookbooks, Magic, Food for Thought, and Tables of Content.

If you're fresh out of ideas for summer cooking, and you've shopped 'til you've dropped, visit the Junior League of Birmingham booth for menu suggestions and a taste of some of the best recipes in Birmingham!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Garden Tour June 13th

Four private gardens will be open to the public

June 13 from 10am-4pm
. Tickets are $5 per garden or $15 for all 4. Proceeds benefit the Birmingham Botanical Garden and the Garden Conservancy. Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the four locations:
Troy and Randi Rhone, 921 Euclid Avenue
John and Louise Wrinkle, 2 Beechwood Road
Jeff and Linda Stone, 86 Country Club Boulevard
John and Diane North, 1423 Morningside Drive (shuttle from Pilgrim Place, 3801 Montclair Road near corner with Morningside Drive)

Maps and directions will be available on the information table in the lobby of the Birmingham Botanical Garden and at each garden location.

Directions to the gardens and information are available here or in the Garden Conservancy Open Days National Directory which can be purchased from the website, at Petals from the Past, or at Leaf ‘n’ Petal at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
For more information, call (205)541-3740.

Mountain Brook Marketing Campaign Previews

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Algebra and Your Child's Future!


Mountain Brook is a partner in the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP), a $9.96 million National Science Foundation Grant to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in the greater Birmingham area. One of the components of GBMP is Community Mathematics Nights (CMN) for parents and the public, usually held during the school year.
A special CMN titled "Algebra and Your Child's 9uture" is being held especially for Mountain Brook parents of rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 7th grade students to be held at Mountain Brook Elementary School on Tuesday, June 9th.

Don't miss it!


Are you feeling CREATIVE this summer?

All artists are invited to be a part of an ARTWALK event in Crestline at CRESTLINE SEAFOOD in the "HAPPYMESS Gallery - so called because it was once home to Klumpie's ice cream -" as well as in Laura Kathryn Collection next door throughout the summer.

Please submit to Allison Adams at chetti7@aol.com at least two weeks prior to each show a photo of one painting that you would like to have displayed at the ARTWALK Event that will be placed on consignment for the month following the event as well. Include ARTWALK SUBMISSION in the subject line. Space is limited so please get your submissions in early!

June 18TH theme will be FATHERS AND FREEDOM
July 16TH theme will be SUMMERTIME
August 20TH theme will be PEOPLE AND PLACES

Not an artist? Please support your fellow artists and come out for ARTWALK on the Third THURSDAY of June, July, and August.

More info will be posted here!

Twitter Tutorial for New Users

What could the economic impact of The 3/50 Project be on our community?

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Marketing Presentation

Video of Crestline Halloween Parade courtesy of Stephen Wolfe!