Community Opelika Chamber Stays Busy By opelikaobserver - April 13, 2022 0 352 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp Era Opelika Ribbon Cutting — Jasmine Oliver, the owner of Era in Opelika, brings liveliness through her new store by providing Downtown Opelika with a curated collection of vintage fashions and decor. If you are looking for something unique & special to add to your home, visit Jasmine's store located at 925 S. Railroad Ave, Opelika, AL 36801. Azalea Trail Ribbon Cutting — This event brings in visitors from across the state that appreciate the beautiful blossoms and lovely homes. The Trail begins and ends at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 8th Street and is approximately 5 miles. There are green arrow signs throughout the city directing each turn. Along with directions printed and online, the signs usher visitors and residents through the Azalea & Dogwood Trail. The trail opened on March 18 and closed April 4. Zen Steak & Sushi Ribbon Cutting — The new hibachi and sushi restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has a variety of incredible menu options including an ahi tuna appetizer with ponzu sauce, volcano roll with fried shrimp and filet mignon and shrimp hibachi. Stop in and enjoy some sushi or hibachi at its restaurant located at 2820 Pepperell Pkwy., in Opelika. Hometown Lenders on the Plains Ribbon Cutting – The The Hometown Lenders on the Plains way of doing business has always been to make sure that each customer receives the highest level of personalized, customer service throughout the entire mortgage loan process. Its team is ready to assist you with a smile. A special thanks to @nil_auburn for bringing the Auburn athletes to join in on the fun. War Eagle and welcome to the Auburn-Opelika area. Pokemen Ribbon Cutting — Pokemen offers a unique build your own Poké and Ramen bowl experience. It offers Hawaiian, Korean and Japanese dishes with a variety of fresh proteins including salmon and tuna, mixes including seaweed & crab meat, sauces including spicy mayo and original, sides such as avocado and toppings including fried onions and tempura flakes. All of its bowls are available for either dine in or takeout as well as delivery throughout the Auburn and Opelika area. Pokemen is located at 2701 Frederick Road in Opelika. Home Care Assistance Ribbon Cutting — Home Care Assistance offers comprehensive hourly and live-in care that enables older adults to maintain the lifestyle and freedom they want and deserve. This team is made up of kind women whose main goal is to provide the best home care for older adults in our community. If you are interested in visiting the office, it is located at 2701 Frederick Road in Opelika. Crawford/Willis Group Business After Hours — This was a Mardi Gras themed Business After Hours hosted by the Crawford-Willis Group. Crawfish, Louisiana brews and laughs were had by all. Thank you to Crawford Willis Group for providing everyone with a fantastic evening and to Big Blue Crawfish for the Cajun cuisine. Minority Business Council “Speed Networking Mixer” — The Opelika Chamber of Commerce heard raving reviews of its first ever “Speed Networking Mixer” brought to you by its very own Minority Business Council. This event was held at the Heritage House in downtown Opelika. Guests were able to create tons of new connections through speed networking rounds. Through the delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts and exchanging of conversations and business cards, people are already looking forward to the next one. First Community Mortgage Ribbon Cutting & Busi After Hours — Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have purchased several homes, Kevin and Kyle’s team will support you in a way you have never experienced. You can feel confident knowing you have experienced professionals always on your side. Its office located at 126 8th St., in Opelika. dermaLab Ribbon Cutting – dermaLAB offers lash extensions, hormone therapy, waxing, facial treatments and luxury skincare products to fulfill all of your self-care needs. It also carries Cire Trudon candles, which truly smell amazing. To learn more about dermaLAB, please visit its website at www.dermalabauburn.com or meet the team in person at 115 S 8th St., in Opelika. Urgent Care for Children Ribbon Cutting — Allury Arora-Lal, Urgent Care for Children founder and CEO, spoke about the vision & mission for the Urgent Care for Children stating, “Urgent Care for Children creates a continuum of care by supplementing the hours of local pediatric offices and providing an affordable alternative to the emergency room.” The facility, located at 2564 Enterprise Drive, is directly in front of Target. It’s the Birmingham-based company’s 10th location in Alabama. The team is thrilled to expand its network of services into the Auburn-Opelika market and look forward to becoming the area’s trusted after-hours provider for convenient pediatric urgent care needs all 365 days of the year.It is open from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekends. Patients can walk in or reserve a spot online. Sweet Gees Ribbon Cutting — Sweet Gees Restaurant & Catering is a new southern comfort restaurant in Opelika. It offers menu items including hamburger steak, baked/fried chicken, grilled salmon, ribs and fantastic sides such as Corn Casserole and Collards. It also has a great dessert selection with items such as cream cheese pound cake and peach cobbler. It is located at 3101 Frederick Road in Opelika. Stop in and give its amazing comfort food a try. Las Latinas Ribbon Cutting — Evelyn Ponce’s Food Truck. Las Latinas, offers delicious authentic Spanish food. A few of its menu favorites are Chicken Tacos, Chicken Empanadas, Birria Quesadillas and Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. It has participated in all of the Opelika Chamber’s Food Truck Friday events and people only have amazing things to say about the dishes. Be sure to check the business out on Facebook to see where it will be located next. The Coffee Shop Ribbon Cutting — Gleason Jones, owner of The Coffee Shop, started out making coffee on a former school bus that he retrofitted for mobile coffee sales. Now, he owns his own brick and mortar store in downtown Opelika, The Coffee Shop. It offers delicious coffees such as the Ms. Addie, Mama Knows Best and Hustle and Bustle. The shop also offer alternative options to coffee such as refreshers with flavors including the Melon Berry and Sunburst as well as delicious breakfast foods such as cinnamon rolls. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and get your morning coffee fix from The Coffee Shop. It is located at 122 S 8th St., in Opelika. Z & Z Cigar Co. Ribbon Cutting — For an awesome cigar bar experience, you need to head over and check the business out. A space that used to be a kitchen for a bakery now accommodates a walk-in humidor including a huge fine cigar selection, and the rest of the space is furnished in comfortable leather couches and chairs. It has also added an amazing outdoor patio where you could play poker with friends or even watch a sporting event all while enjoying a cigar and bourbon. It is located at 108 S 9th St., in downtown Opelika. Trinity Custom Homes Ribbon Cutting — Connie and her team are so excited to be in the Opelika area. Trinity Custom Homes offers superior quality construction and the most dependable customer service to its Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama customers. Its customers receive the best value in the industry because it can pass on its discounts and make its superior products affordable. If you are looking to build your own custom home, please visit its website at trinitycustom.com or stop by its office located at 2760 Enterprise Dr., in Opelika. Women’s Business Council “Sandwich Generation” Speaker Series — The Sandwich Generation is defined as a group of middle-aged adults who care for both their aging parents and their own children. At this event, guests were able to learn about resources and financial assistance available for their aging parents as well as on how to prepare their children to be financially stable on their own by building credit and instilling a desire to work. This workshop was held in hopes of women coming alongside each other to help those currently in the sandwich situation or to prepare those that may soon be consumed by it. The ladies enjoyed group discussions all over a lovely high tea bar and pastries from The Well. A special thanks to the four panelists, Jan Neal from Jan Neal Law Firm, LLC, Jeanna Thomas, Lee-Russell Council of Governments, Katherine Murray from Opelika City Schools and Marie Gill from Troy Bank & Trust for providing our attendees with resources and such beneficial information.