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  • Do You Know Anyone With Island Spirit?


  • Although Mother Nature has so generously bestowed upon us our beautiful beaches, land, and bodies of water, we are convinced that what distinguishes Coastal Alabama is its people. In recognition of this, a special award was created in the mid 1980s to demonstrate our appreciation to those people who contribute to the wonderful lifestyle we enjoy. We are especially looking for non-management employees in the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach-Fort Morgan workforce. That special recognition is The Island Spirit Award.

    The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber presents The Island Spirit Award monthly, to an individual who works on the island and displays an attitude of concern, warmth, and hospitality to those they serve. The Island Spirit Committee is looking for nominees who most often have direct contact with customers and visitors to the island. Past recipients have been waiters, waitresses, service station attendants, bank tellers, receptionists, police officers, grocery clerks, etc. Any individual working in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Ono Island qualify. Recipients cannot benefit financially for their actions and are not usually owners or persons in high levels of management.

    The Island Spirit Award includes the placement of the recipient’s name on a rotation plaque, a cash award, an article with a picture in our local newspaper, a custom made “Island Spirit” pin, and of course the appreciation of all who love this island paradise. Additionally, through the generosity of Flowers By The Shore, our recipients receive a lovely arrangement at the award presentation.

    To nominate someone, simply complete form below.