A summer of Island Spirt in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 9/28/22

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber presents the Island Spirit Award to a deserving individual each month. A well-traveled plaque traverses the area as a symbol of this well-deserved award.The …

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A summer of Island Spirt in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

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The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber presents the Island Spirit Award to a deserving individual each month. A well-traveled plaque traverses the area as a symbol of this well-deserved award.

The plaque reads: "Although Mother Nature has generously bestowed upon us our beautiful beaches, land and bodies of water; we are convinced what distinguishes the Alabama Gulf Coast is its people."

The purpose of the Island Spirit award is to shine a light on the workers in the Coastal Alabama area who go above and beyond by showing hospitality to those they serve.

The Island Spirt Award winners for the second quarter of 2022 are:

May: Dalton Lynne of Mile Marker 158 Dockside located at SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at The Wharf. The nomination letter said, "He take special care to make sure we have what we need. He comes early and stays late to ensure everything gets done."

June: Eliegha Winkler, staff at Efe's Greek Kitchen in Gulf Shores. The nomination letter said Winkler, "is always so cheerful and a delight when I call in our family orders. After a mix-up on an order of mine, she programmed my number as "falafel no sauce" and answers my call that way. She is fun to interact with, a quality so rare these days."

July: Jamie Smith of The Orange Beach Store. The nomination letter stated, "If Jamie is in the store, you will probably leave with a t-shirt, a new recipe and a good story. She great up in Bear Point and currently resides in Gulf Shores representing our island well for 60+ years."

August: Caroline Woods, Roasted Oak at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. The nomination letter stated, "Caroline has the most warm and welcoming attitude and displays it every day with her customers. She is friendly, outgoing, upbeat and always displays a warm welcome to all of our friends visiting The Lodge. She is very dedicated and somehow manages her time to work and go to school full time."

September: Rebekah Mathis, administrative assistant at Orange Beach City Hall. The nomination letter said, "She has a passion for problem-solving and helping people, this unteachable gift that can only come from someone's heart and soul. Rebekah is honest, professional, dedicated, a team player and an invaluable asset to the city of Orange Beach."

Nominations are encouraged year-round with two easy ways to send in a nomination. Visit mygulfcoastchamber.com to fill out an online form or stop by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber offices in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach for a paper application.

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