Condo Owner

Fall 2016

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F A L L 2 0 1 6 • condo owner www.condo-owner.com 15 headlines 1-844-ORACODE Stand-alone and Online Keyless Access Control SERviCing FlORiDA, AlAbAmA, miSSiSSippi AnD TEnnESSEE Oracode Keyless Access Control System is an intelligent, electronic access control system that provides keyless access for temporary users, such as vacation renters, timeshare owners, and corporate housing tenants. Using a time- and date-specific code, Oracode eliminates keys and cards as well as time- consuming access control management. • Access for a few hours, days, or weeks • Access management from a centralized location • Operation from anywhere in the world • Code generation in advance or at a moments notice • Code transmission to a smartphone or laptop • i ntegration into an existing pmS system • management of temporary workers ORACODE 660 AUTHORiZED ORACODE DEAlER AL.ST.LIC.#1079 • TN.ST.LIC.#60 (672-2633) "We wanted to have a soft opening as a way to open our doors and let everyone know that we're here," Big Beach Brewing Co. Business Manager Millie Shamburger said. "We want to let people see what we've been up to for the past year and a half." With brother Ryan serving as the logistician and parents, Julie and Jim, as owners, the Big Beach Brewing Co. is truly a family affair that's rooted in Jim Shamburger's passion for craft beer. "My father has been brewing for about seven years, and he really wanted to make this happen," Shamburger said. "It was weird that there wasn't a brewery in Gulf Shores yet. My dad's a smart dude. He figured out a way to make it happen. One day, he said, 'let's just do this." And a year and a half later, they did. The 4,000-square-foot facility houses a 10-barrel brew system with four fermenters—complete with an outdoor observation deck. At the opening, Big Beach Brewing will be serving an original Irish Red, Pale Ale, Cream Ale, IPA, and Brown Ale. Although they won't serve food, customers are encouraged to bring their own. "We want everyone to come visit," Shamburger said. "We want everyone to come enjoy the live music, the atmosphere, and to have a beer." Big Beach Brewing Co. is located at 300 E. 24 th Ave. in Gulf Shores. For more information, call 251-609-5468 or visit www.bigbeachbrewing.com. Orange Beach Art Center To Host Weddings & Events Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach Director Desiree Blackwell and her staff are getting excited about opening their new facility this spring. "I really hope we are in there in time for the art festival on March 11," Blackwell told Gulf Coast News Today. The 43th annual Orange Beach Festival of Arts returns to Waterfront Park (adjacent to the facility) on March 11-12. But she and the center's staff aren't the only ones excited about the new building's potential. Inquiries come in every day from people wanting to book the facility, mostly future brides. "We've got about six or seven weddings pending, and three with money down," Blackwell said. "We're using theknot.com. That's how brides plan weddings these days. We get one or two inquiries a day requesting information." In addition to weddings, meeting planners are also eyeing the space for conferences and other business-related events. The Alabama Art Educators will have their annual conference at the new center in October of 2017 and there is hope of landing a future Alabama Clay Conference. ►

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