Author: Eric Hepperle

Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce get-to-know-you meeting flyer, August 16, 6 PM at the Farm Center/Extension (Credit: Randy Torrance, Edits: Eric Hepperle)

Geneva Chamber Executive Director Resigns After Cyber-Bullying of Family and Friends, Board to Discuss Future

The Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a special community “get-to-know-you” informational meeting tonight at the Farm Center/Extension tonight (August 16, 2018) at 6 PM. The focus of the meeting will be to reveal the new board and leadership, and to discuss the chamber’s vision for the future. Many of you became […]

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Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Geneva, Alabama (front with new hours sign). Photo by Eric Hepperle, 2018

My First Week as the Geneva Chamber Executive Director

Last week was very interesting to say the least. I officially began my first week as Geneva, Alabama’s new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. [For those who are unsure of what an executive director does, this post about the role of the executive director by attorney Molly Cullinane may shed some light. Another useful source […]

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Eric Hepperle - Owner of Eric Hepperle Geneva Web Design, and Executive Director of the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Geneva, Alabama

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director First Order of Business: Confession

When I began serving as the new Executive Director of the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce (Geneva, Alabama) last week, I had not anticipated the commotion that my past would cause. After concerns were brought on Facebook by certain residents of Geneva, I sat in deep contemplation and prayed to God for an answer […]

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Eric Hepperle, Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, interviewed by Mike Gurspan for WDHN TV, Dothan, Alabama

Eric Hepperle Interviewed for Dothan WDHN TV

 Yesterday, one day after taking the reigns as Geneva, Alabama’s new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, I received quite the surprise in the form of Mike Gurspan, a well-known sports reporter for WDHN TV in Dothan. Mike stopped by to leave me his business card because he thought nobody was here (because I like […]

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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's standard assessment exam, like the SAT and ACTs are for colleges.

How important are entrance scores like SAT, ACT, and ASVAB on your future?

Scoring high on the ASVAB When I graduated from high school (1993) I was in the top 90th percentile on standardized tests and had a 3.82 GPA, but all these years later I have no idea what my ACT or SAT scores were. However, I do remember my ASVAB score as plain as day. The […]

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The Super blood blue moon on January 31st , 2018 might look like this. (Credit: ulrikebohr570, licensed under CC0 1.0)

Rare Super Blood Blue Moon Tomorrow!

Early Wednesday morning, according to the New York Times, a total lunar eclipse (where the Earth moves between the sun and the moon), a supermoon, blue moon, and blood moon will coincide in what is being termed a “super blood blue moon”. To understand how rare such an event is, the last time anyone on Earth had the good fortune to witness this celestial phenomenon was on March 31, 1866 (EliteDaily), a little over a year after the civil war ended!

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Red ant, possibly a fire ant, from Pixabay (User: 631372)

John Farmer’s Tales – EP 3: What I Learned from My Encounter with Fire Ants

Recently I was digging a hole to create a fire pit in backyard. I had been digging for about an hour when I decided to rest. But, when I sat down on a “Big Wheels”-style, battery-powered toy SUV to take a break, I suddenly felt pain around the seams of my socks, where fabric meets […]

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Photo of Terry Trammell testing sugarcane syrup viscosity by Eric Hepperle (c) 2017

John Farmer’s Tales – EP 2: Where does sugar come from? A visit to a local sugarcane farm

As a child of the 1970’s and 1980’s growing up in the United States I was in love with the many different varieties of breakfast cereal. From those with crunchy “marshmallows”, to those shaped like tiny woven wicker pillows or crispy little donuts, the main ingredient that made them awesome was undoubtedly one thing: sugar! […]

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 1: The Magically Delicious Heart-Healthy Smoothie

Growing up, Grandma was the best cook I knew. She could make anything from Spanish rice to potato boats to macaroni and cheese to apple crisp. Now I’ve always been fascinated with wizards, witches, conjurers, and magicians. To me, cooking was a kind of magic and recipes were its spells. As a young’un I watched […]

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Vueminder Lite - Basic standalone desktop printable calendar.

VueMinder Lite: A Free Printable Desktop Calendar App for Windows 10

2016.01.05 Just a quick post. Was researching a good Windows desktop stand-alone software. I ran into a lot of options that were either mobile apps or online cloud applications. I wanted something that was free, sort of like MS Outlook or Google Calendar, with reminders, and printable. I finally found what I was looking for […]

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