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Patty Helton Davis

PHD Realty owner / broker Patty Helton Davis is featured in Mobile Bay Real Producers, July 2022 magazine. The article is by Dave Danielson with photos by James Avera, Avera Design.
The article about Patty is titled Faith & Purpose and begins with Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Throughout the article, Helton’s faith is foremost in her work and in her community and church service.
Following are some of Helton’s quotes in the article.
“I have shown up in real estate, and God has shown out. He has opened the doors. Every year He has increased my business … not me. When I got into real estate, I asked God about tithing every commission check I received. I also said that if this is where He wanted me to be, I would never be too busy to help people. In return, God has never wavered through difficult times in what He has done for me.”
[Working in automobile sales] “The owner who did the selling got sick, so I found myself out on the floor showing the cars … I really enjoyed it, and so I got into sales. I loved the product, and I felt it sold itself. So for 17 years, I sold automobiles.”
[When the owner of the dealership retired] “I knew I wanted to get into a profession that would be based on me … that no matter where I went and what I did it, would be based on my character, ability and to be able to have the opportunity to do what I love … which is helping people.”
“I prayed about it and decided it was time to build my own opportunity with my own firm. So I decided to open my own business in January 2013.”
“I have a very good staff. They make it happen. It’s not me. I can’t imagine doing this without any of them. They are all vital and important to our success. I’m proud to be coming up on celebrating 10 years with them.”
“I love having the opportunity that God has given me … He has opened the doors, and I want to make a difference for people. God has used me to bless people. I am honored by that.”

Anna Ellis

Anna Ellis recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management (IOM) a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens. IOM is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of associations, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at four different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Lou Vickery

Atmore native and Baldwin County resident Lou Vickery is one of 22 authors worldwide to contribute a chapter to the 8th edition of the international best-selling book series, Cracking the Rich Code.
As seen on FOX, ABC, NBC, and over 400 other news outlets, Cracking the Rich Code, is the brainchild of Jim Britt, one of the world’s top 20 success coaches, and Kevin Herrington from the TV show, Shark Tank. The book is endorsed by Tony Robbins, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all-time.
The book offers unique, innovative perspectives for business leaders. It includes strategies and insights from the 22 worldwide thought leaders and empowerment experts.
In his chapter in the book, Vickery covers the topic of managing chaos and ways to turn chaos into success-driven activities. This is a selection from a new book by Lou entitled: Finding Your Social Groove In A Social Media World.
The official launch of Cracking The Rich Code is July 13. On the launch day, there will be a special on the Kindle format and you can buy it for less than a dollar.
The print book will be available wherever quality books are sold.