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CEO of Women's Resource Center
Marty Carrell with the Women's Resource Center.
RELEASED July 18th, 2023.
Marty N. Carrell
Marty Carrell has lead women’s ministry at her church, a bible study teacher, event speaker and is currently the CEO of Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit faith-based ministry in Mobile, Alabama. She was formerly the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson. Previously working for the City of Mobile, she was the Executive Director of Claire’s Hope. Through Claire’s Hope she began a girl’s program which inspires and empowers young women to know their value and encourages them to always find ways to impact those around them. Marty has a great love for Mobile and is very passionate about being a vital part of the community. She has volunteered and has served on various boards throughout Mobile County; such as previous President of the Mobile County Council of PTAs. She is also a part of the 2022 Leadership of Mobile Class.
Marty lives in Mobile, Alabama and is married to Dow Carrell. They have three children, a son-in-law and two grandsons.
Owner of Mitchell Container Services, LLC
A History of Saraland- An Interview with Ron Mitchell
RELEASED May 16th, 2023.
In this interview we sit down with one of the founding members of our chamber, Mr. Ron Mitchell. Ron has served on the Saraland City Council as a councilman, current chairman of the Saraland Water Board, former Chamber president and current board member of the Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce to name a few of his leadership roles. He has not only studied the history of our city but has lived it. Hear his accounts of the history of our area and the recent history of the City of Saraland.
Episode 13- A Chat with Current and Former Junior Ambassadors
RELEASED April 17th, 2023.
Current Junior Ambassador
Christina Williams is a senior at Saraland High School. She is in multiple activities and organizations. She is a Saraland Singer, the President of the Future Business Leaders of America, and a member of Student Council. She is also a member of Broadcasting, Leo Club, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. After graduation, she plans to attend University of Mobile and pursue a degree in nursing.
Current Junior Ambassador
Sadie Miller is a senior at Saraland High School. She is a member of National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Leo Club, and the Work Based Learning and Administrative Career Tech Program. She is currently pursuing a career in cosmetology through an apprenticeship. Sadie enjoys all things beauty and fashion! After graduation, Sadie will attend Coastal Alabama Community College and pursue an occupational degree in Small Business/Entrepreneurship. In the future, she intends to open and manage her own salon, becoming a small business owner.
Former Junior Ambassador
Caryngten Baggett is a sophomore in attendance at Coastal Alabama Community College, majoring in General Studies with a concentration in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Upon graduation in May, I am furthering my college education at the University of South Alabama, pursuing a degree in Recreational Therapy. In the future, I plan to use my degree in some capacity working with the elder community.
District Manager- Piggly Wiggly
Episode 12- An Interview with Tim Faircloth on Servant Leadership
RELEASED March 17th, 2023.
Tim Faircloth is president elect for the Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce. Tim has worked at AGC Piggly Wiggly since 2009. His current roles include Human Resources, Marketing, Special Events and Deli Operations. He enjoyed owning and running restaurants for 26 years before his adventure in the grocery business. Tim grew up in the Cottage Hill area of Mobile before moving to Nashville TN. There he worked at the corporate office of O’Charley’s after being recruited from the corporate office Ruby Tuesday. Faircloth worked at Naman’s Catering for seven years, and it was here he encountered what true servanthood looked like in his leadership role under Alec Naman.
Tim met the love of his life Penny in the church where they served as youth pastors and lead pastors for over seven years. Tim and Penny now pastor a home church called The Tank with a strong focus on discipleship and outreach to support other local churches and create strong communities. They have discovered the vital importance of authentic relationships that bind people to the scriptures and each other. Tim and Penny also serve International Gospel Outreach missions organization. They have been married for 16 years, and are proud of Tim’s daughter Katherine, a graduate of Troy University with an excelling career in the insurance industry.
Tim’s greatest passion is seeing men and their families grow in their walk with Christ. This focus drives him not only to meet weekly with men individually for discipleship, but also in a group environment every Monday. Tim believes that true success is measured one mature person at the time growing into the person God created them to be. This rarely happens in a busy crowd, but in the confidential place of dismantling the lies a broken person has chosen to listen and believe.
Laurel Flowers- State Farm Agent
Episode 11- Laurel Flowers- State Farm Agent- 2023 President of the Saraland Chamber of Commerce
RELEASED January 27th, 2022.
Last month I shared my vision for the chamber in 2023 and this month I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the owner of Laurel Flowers State Farm. I’ve been in the insurance industry since 2008 and had a great role model who showed me the ins and outs of his business. At that time, I was studying at the University of Mobile where I graduated with an MBA and an undergraduate in Mathematics and Business Finance. From there I moved to Nashville, TN to train under a State Farm agent in the agent aspirant program before taking over from a retiring agent in my hometown of Saraland, AL in 2017. Upon returning home I met my now husband Bradley Flowers and have two sweet kids Kleighton (9) and Luke (1). If you see me around, please come speak. I look forward to meeting new people this year and serving as your president.