Vestavia Hills Living

2018

Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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H And some Chamber members, in response to the organiza- tion's continuing tradition of building businesses and fostering a thriving community, go beyond Chamber membership. They become Chamber Trustees, committing a greater investment in the Chamber to further its goals and help build an increas- ingly strong community in which to live, work and play. For instance, Mark Macoy of Macoy Law donates his time by serving as legal counsel for the Vestavia Hills Chamber's board of directors, but he also "gives his treasure" as a Chamber Trustee, says Lisa Christopher, membership and marketing consultant at the Chamber. As a longtime member of the Chamber, Macoy says he has seen firsthand how the organization "promotes its members, enhances the business community and partners with the city in making this a great place to live and work." After years of watching Chamber staff members work tirelessly to support members, keep them informed of issues affecting local businesses, and sponsor community events, Macoy decided to become a Trustee to support those efforts, he says. "As a member and Trustee of the Chamber, I stay well informed of community events and issues in the city and I Hundreds of business owners and individuals join or renew membership in the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce each year. They join to promote their businesses, network with others in the community, or get involved in popular Chamber programs such as I Love America Night, Helping Hands in the Hills, Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and Holiday in the Hills. have an opportunity to participate in affecting the decisions that impact my family and business," he says. "Also, my involvement with the Chamber has provided me the opportunity to meet numerous citizens and businesses in the city, which has broadened my network of friends and facilitated the growth of my law practice." Macoy and his wife both grew up in Vestavia Hills and chose to raise their children in the community they both love and support, he says. "Our school system is outstanding, and our children have received an excellent education," he says. "I chose to locate my law practice in Vestavia Hills because I wanted to spend more time with my family and work in the community where I live." Similarly, Nicol Pettway, M.D., owner of Summit Express Urgent Care in Vestavia Hills, became a Chamber Trustee to support her community as well as her business. "My family and I moved to Vestavia Hills in 2008 and took advantage of the excellent school system," Pettway says. "When my husband, who is my business partner, and I were looking to open an urgent care clinic, being in Vestavia Hills and Chamber members proved to be a wise choice." Chamber, Trustees Support Each Other 16 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 2 0 1 8

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