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Business Happenings - December 2021
Read about the latest business happenings along the U.S. 280 corridor in Birmingham, Alabama.
280 Living at Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:51:41 AM


Shelby County celebrating art in Columbiana with holiday market
Lyndsey Dyess, Arts and Education manager for the Shelby County Arts Council, is organizing the event, which has been happening for a decade.
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Meadow Brook Run back for 27th year
The 27th annual Meadow Brook Run, a popular December 5K race, is slated for Saturday, Dec. 18. Late registration and packet pick up will take place on race day between 7:30-8:45 a.m.
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AWC holiday event returns to Veterans Park on Dec. 11
The Alabama Wildlife Center will host its Holiday Celebration and Craft and Bake Sale again this year so people can get some Christmas shopping done while helping a good cause.
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Annual parade aims to bring Christmas joy to Chelsea
The annual Chelsea Christmas Parade returns this month for the 22nd year. Always held the Saturday before Christmas, it will take place Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.
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Santa, Mrs. Claus to visit The Summit for holidays
The Summit will be hosting two events this month to celebrate the holiday season.
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Inverness group to host community training at The Exceptional Foundation
The Inverness-based Interaction Advisory Group LLC is working to lead the effort to improve interactions with law enforcement and other first responders.
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Stuff the Bus drive nets more than 430,000 diapers for families in need
From Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, drivers along U.S. 280 could see a large school bus parked in front of the Target shopping center. Volunteers were holding signs and accepting donations of diapers for the Bundles of Hope diaper drive.
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Schools reap rewards from Nick Grant program
Funds from the city of Chelseas Nick Grant program continue to provide the five schools in Chelsea with items they may not otherwise be able to obtain.
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A perfect ending: Jags sweep McGill to win Class 7A state volleyball title
Spain Park put a bow on a dream season with a 3-0 win over McGill-Toolen in the state championship match, earning the programs first state title and validating the belief of many that it was the best team in Alabama all season.
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7th grade Jags overcome odds, make it to title game
This years Berry Middle School seventh grade football team didnt end up with the ultimate prize at the end, but that does nothing to discount the progress the Jaguars made this fall.
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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis: 10 things to do when your teen is mad at you
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis is a Birmingham-area mom of four girls, author, speaker and blogger.
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Sean of the South By Sean Dietrich: A tree salesman, Brownie and the spirit of Christmas
Sean Dietrich is a columnist and novelist known for his commentary on life in the American South. He has authored nine books and is the creator of the “Sean of the South” blog and podcast.
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Local teams looking ahead to new season
High school basketball season has arrived, and with that, the promise that this season will be the one each team breaks through and has a terrific campaign.
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Moss Rock Preserve serves as movie set
90 to 95% of the movie, Abandonment, was filmed in Hoover at the 350-acre Moss Rock Preserve nature park, said Jen Miller Mishalanie, another Bluff Park resident who was the production designer and an actress in the film.
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Dog owner turned inventor, entrepreneur
Seth Griffin got the idea for the new leash when he was hanging outside with his then 6-month-old puppy. He tied the retractable leash to a railing so that she could enjoy the retractability of the leash without getting away.
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Independent Presbyterian Church to host 72nd annual Holiday House Tour
Independent Presbyterian Church in Highland Park will renew a church tradition when it hosts its 72nd annual Holiday House Tour fundraiser this month.
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Walk for a Claus spreads Christmas cheer, raises money for prostate cancer research
The Homewood Santa Claus Society is hosting its third annual Walk for a Claus event Sunday, Dec. 12, to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
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Work underway on extensive Birmingham Green Refresh
In the early 1970s, the city of Birmingham, with support from the business community, completed an extensive redesign of 20th Street North.
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Jeremy Clark returns to Brookwood to serve as CEO
Seventeen years after he first began his career at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Jeremy Clark has returned home.
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Teaching kids to be strong
Participants will learn everything from how to shake hands and look people in the eye to how to do a pullup. The concept prepares them for more than just being athletes; it prepares them to be better people.
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Oak House restaurant coming to Mt Laurel
Travis Grappo has been in the restaurant business for years. He and his family moved to Birmingham from Vero Beach, Florida, in 2007 when he had an opportunity to work as an operating partner with Flemings at The Summit.
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SoCal Nutrition brings California to Shelby County
After Allen Corrigan tried the drinks at 4th and Inches Nutrition in Chelsea, he knew he wanted to open a similar business.
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Greystone resident Copeland Pace marks his 105th birthday
Copeland Pace moved into The Bluffs at Greystone this summer and came in as the oldest resident at the senior living community. Not only is he the only centenarian there, but he has been one for five years.
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Everything led to this: Kendall Williams embraces role with Shelby County tourism, events
After spending eight years as the director of the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation, she moved into her newly created position as the countys tourism and events manager at the end of March and is already making an impact.
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Brush wins, cross-country season concludes
Chelsea High School's Miles Brush won the Class 6A race at the state meet Nov. 6.
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The Reset: Basketball teams compete in Thanksgiving tournaments
Here's a look back at the last week in local high school sports.
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2021 Ho Ho Hoover event to raise money for Hoover Helps
This year's Ho Ho Hoover event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hoover Randle Home and Gardens...
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Birmingham Childrens Theatre presents E.L.V.E.S. 2.0
A live Zoom performance provides an interactive experience for children and their parents.
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Briarwood Presbyterian to host Advent events
Events in December include the walk through nativity, Briarwood Ballet, a special drama program and Christmas Eve services.
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More packages found on side of Alabama roadway raising more concerns for customers
On Wednesday, about 20 FedEx packages were found off County Road 166 in Jemison. This comes after police found roughly 400 FedEx packages dumped in a ravine in Blount County just one week ago.
CBS 42 at Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:37:25 AM
Warm weather has returned to central Alabama through the weekend
It is a clear start this morning, but it is not as cold. Temperatures are in the upper 40s to mid 50s. You may still want your jacket as you head out the door.
CBS 42 at Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:03:02 AM
Meet Odessa Woolfolk: Birminghams Living Legend
By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Its a sunny fall afternoon, and Odessa Woolfolk has made her way to the Titusville branch of the Birmingham Public Library for an interview—something that is rare for Woolfolk who is often reluctant to do media, preferring instead to focus on doing the work thats made her […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:47:58 AM
How An Educator Turned Vision of The BCRI Into Reality
By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times When former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington Jr. assembled a 21-member task force to spearhead the creation of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 1986, he tapped Woolfolk to lead the team. Her experience in education and public policy made her the perfect person for the job. Moreover, […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:45:47 AM
Students, Friends, Colleagues on The Gift That is Odessa Woolfolk
By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Gloria A. Dennard was a student in Odessa Woolfolks 10th-grade history class at Birminghams Samuel Ullman High School, and she remembers that the renowned educator and activist taught with ease, authority, and conviction, yet was also personable and friendly, often tempering her lessons with humor. “She had […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:41:48 AM
Colin A. Martin M.D., Specialist With Unique Touch For Leadership
By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times As the recently named president-elect of the medical executive committee for Childrens of Alabama, which employs more than 5,000 people, Colin Martin, M.D., wants to build on something the hospital did well during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had great communication during the pandemic, both internally among the hospital and […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:38:32 AM
Miles College Bridging Digital Divide with Help from Apple
miles.edu Miles College is launching its “Mobile Life” Student Success initiative to create a more innovative co-curricular learning and teaching environment for its students and faculty. As a part of that initiative, the College will provide all full-time students enrolled during the Spring 2022 academic semester with iPad Pro, Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Pencil, and […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:37:04 AM
Birminghams My Sisters Closet Provides more than Bargains
By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Birminghams Carmen Mayes was at My Sisters Closet (MSC) in downtown on Tuesday for two reasons: “Im always looking for a bargain and I love the mission of the organization,” she said. MSC held its After 5 Showcase: A Holiday Shopping Event to benefit programs and services of YWCA […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:27:45 AM
Stacey Abrams Launches 2nd Campaign for Georgia Governor
Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nations first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could set up a rematch between Abrams and incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Their 2018 […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:25:52 AM
Rosa Parks Day 2021 And The Making of History
By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Wednesday marked the 66th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks. On December 1, 1955, Mrs. Parks took stand against racial discrimination, refusing to give up her seat on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her refusal sparked a year-long, city-wide boycott of the Montgomery bus system, leading to […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:24:42 AM
Sharpe-Jefferson: A real reason to celebrate
By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson Just look around and itll hit you right in the face. You can easily see that people are eager to celebrate something. Holidays have been magnified. It just happens that we are right smack in the middle of the most festive time of the year, also known as the fall and/or holiday […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:22:56 AM
Edelman: Honoring Sherrilyn Ifill, departing top lawyer for NAACP
By Marian Wright Edelman Sherrilyn Ifill, the wonderful President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), just announced she will step down from LDF next spring. As the head of the nations premier civil rights legal organization fighting for equal justice under the law, she has been an extraordinary voice in […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:20:55 AM
Drew: FAQS about COVID vaccine for children and teens
By Samuetta Hill Drew Millions of adults have received one of the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COVID-19 vaccine series while many are now taking their newly approved recommended booster shots. Many of these individuals are parents and have been waiting to hear news about protection for their children and teens. Most […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:18:06 AM
Owner of The Nick to replace The Atomic Lounge with a new bar called The Margaret
The new bar plans to open before Christmas ??! The post Owner of The Nick to replace The Atomic Lounge with a new bar called The Margaret appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:10:05 PM
Hewitt-Trussville girls' flag football team wins state championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Hewitt-Trussville girls' flag football team has won the first state championship in the sport. Today at 3 p.m., the team faced off against Smiths Station at Protective Stadium and won 14-13. Tonya Hunter, co-head coach of the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies, told CBS 42 yesterday that the game would be a winning [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:56:32 PM
Alabama Medicaid Agency relocates Birmingham office
The Birmingham office serves Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair counties.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:46:08 PM
Magnolia Cafe in Altadena Square set to close after 25 years
The cafe's owner said a negotiated lease could not be reached.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:33:49 PM
2 dead, including 1 deputy, following domestic violence call in Wilcox County
WILCOX COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Two people are dead and another person is seriously injured following a domestic violence call in Yellowbluff. Michael Jackson, the district attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, told CBS 42 that the deputies were responding to a domestic violence call when a woman ran out of the home followed by [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:30:24 PM
Alabama neighbors meeting Thursday to oppose spreading wastewater sludge on farms and fields
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Central and north Alabama landowners are planning to organize against the growing practice of applying treated waste onto farms and fields across the state. A group of concerned citizens formed Alabama Sludge Awareness and plan to hold a meeting Thursday night in Guntersville. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management began [...]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:18:35 PM
Popular Bluff Park restaurant Tip Top Grill closes
Tip Top Grill, a former gas station-turned-restaurant in Bluff Park, has closed its doors after serving hot dogs and burgers for nearly two decades.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:18:07 PM
Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Startup Spotlight: Birdstop
Birdstop is building a real-time remote sensing platform for large-scale infrastructure.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:27:05 PM
Dr. Ann says dining out usually means more calories
Portions and ingredients can lead to excess.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:00:10 PM
James Spann: Dry weather for Alabama through the weekend with very mild afternoons
Tonight will be mostly fair with lows in the 40s and low 50s.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:19:42 PM
Alabama mom: CoachSafely helped save my daughters life
The training the parents received proved vital.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00:36 PM
Former Auburn University student and Top Chef winner publishes new cookbook
Kelsey Barnard Clark believes in grit, grace and Southern tradition.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00:05 PM
Alabama Power retiree helps make robotics competition a winning event for students
James Thrash stepped up amid challenges from the pandemic.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00:03 AM
James Spann: Spring-like weather for Alabama through the weekend
The highs will be close to 70 today and 72-75 degrees Thursday and Friday.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:50:44 AM
Mobile-area home sales decrease 1% year-over-year in October
Sales are up 10.6% year-to-date.
Alabama Power at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:00:53 PM
Bounty of projects sets stage for $1.6 billion in new Alabama investment
Gregory Industries, Smith & Co. and SiO2 are among the companies making major investments.
Alabama Power at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:00:30 PM
James Spann: Alabama stays dry through Saturday with mild afternoons
Tonight will be clear with a low between 35 and 45 degrees.
Alabama Power at Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:31:40 PM

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