Shelby County Chamber to offer meeting, workshop for small business owners

Published 8:44 pm Sunday, July 7, 2024

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On Thursday, Aug. 8 small business owners will have two separate opportunities to access information they can use to grow their business.

The first opportunity is one-on-one assistance from Michael Smith, The Shelby County Chamber’s entrepreneur-in-residence.  Smith will be available for confidential and complimentary one-on-one meetings to discuss any business topic with four available time slots that day, starting at 8:30 a.m. There are no walk-ups, and appointments must be scheduled prior to Aug. 8 by contacting Karen Williams with the chamber at 205-663-4542 or by e-mail at

The second opportunity will come when Michael Smith will facilitate an interactive and informative workshop featuring four successful business owners from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists for this workshop— sponsored by Valley Bank—include the following:

  • Angie Simonetti, Advanced Landscape Services
  • Melissa Dixon, CDI Janitorial Services
  • Nedra Moore, Creations Galore and Moore, LLC
  • Samata Shah, Kopri Signs & Graphics, LLC

The investment for the workshop—which includes a boxed lunch— is $10 per person for TSCC investors and $20 per person for “Future” TSCC investors. To assist with proper planning for the Go & Grow Workshop please RSVP to Karen Williams by no later than Aug. 6 at, or by calling 205-663-4542.

Both opportunities will be held at The Shelby County Chamber’s offices located at 1301 County Services Drive in Pelham.