Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Lake Homes Realty expands to the West
Birmingham-based Lake Homes Realty now has a 24-state footprint. The company said it added operations in six new states, including a few in the western U.S.
Lake Homes Realty most recently added brokerage presence in Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana and Vermont.
"2018 was a fantastic year for Lake Homes Realty,” said CEO Glenn S. Phillips. “In the last 12 months, we’ve relocated to a larger corporate headquarters, hired additional upper management, and through the year added ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 3:03:39 PM
Large BBQ chain to reopen location on 280
One of Birmingham's most popular barbecue chains is gearing up to reopen one of its popular restaurant locations along a busy corridor.
Renovation work is underway at the Inverness Full Moon Bar-B-Que at 4635 U.S. 280, and the project is expected to wrap up in April.
The restaurant, which had closed due to a fire in May 2018, is being upgraded with the flooring and store interior found in newer locations.
Birmingham’s barbecue scene shows no signs of stopping as Martin’s Bar-B-Que ma...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 3:03:23 PM
New Regions Financial CEO John Turner talks goals, strategic plan and M&A strategy
John Turner, the new CEO of Regions Financial Corp., sits down with the BBJ to talk about his goals for the company, how its strategic plan is progressing and its M&A strategy.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 2:53:44 PM
Hancock’s barbecue adds seasoning to 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama
Good eating can be found on this barbecue plate.Alabama Power at Friday, January 18, 2019 1:00:58 PM
Chelsea Council to vote Tuesday on sewer agreement
Chelsea issued a press release with details of its proposed agreement with Southwest Water Company on Friday, Jan. 18.280 Living at Friday, January 18, 2019 12:16:36 PM
How one Bham attorney turned a career choice into a passion
How one woman manages motherhood, teaching and mentoring, and leading a law firm
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 11:59:59 AM
Legal roundup: Bradley adds two partners in Dallas office, Maynard adds three to Huntsville office,
Editor's Note: Legal Roundup is the BBJ's weekly look at news and notes from the local legal scene. Send items to email@example.com.
• Two health care lawyers have joined the health care practice group in the new Dallas office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Wendi Campbell Rogaliner and Scott Schardt have both joined the firm from Rogaliner Law Firm, a boutique health law firm Rogaliner founded 15 years ago. Rogaliner and Schardt focus their practices on a variety of regulatory an...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 11:52:04 AM
Meet the 2019 Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards finalists
The Alabama CIO Leadership Association has unveiled the finalists in its inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.
The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the U.S., with more than 650 CIOs honored as finalists around the nation since 1998. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
In the inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards, 25 finalists were selected across...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 11:34:15 AM
Alabama-made Honda, Mercedes vehicles earn Car and Driver honors
The Ridgeline and the GLS450 won their categories in the magazine’s rankings.Alabama Power at Friday, January 18, 2019 11:06:43 AM
Alabama city invests in tech infrastructure with free WiFi
Montgomery is investing in its tech infrastructure with an upgraded fiber network as it develops a “Smart City Living Lab.”
Tech companies, businesses and individuals can now benefit from free 1-gigabyte WiFi in the central part of its downtown area — paid for by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Alabama Power is in the process of laying a new fiberoptic network in downtown Montgomery and it plans to convert 22,000 street lights to LEDs.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 9:12:32 AM
NIH-Smithsonian genome exhibit sponsored by UAB Medicine opens at McWane Science Center
The exhibit will run through May 19 at McWane Science Center. ...UAB Campus News at Friday, January 18, 2019 9:11:39 AM
Bham real estate company acquires Denver company
A local real estate company expanded its reach outside of the Southeast with a recent acquisition.
gkhouses, a single-family home property management company, acquired Echo Summit Property Management of Denver, Colorado. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition means gkhouses now manages more than 1,800 homes in the communities of Denver and Ft. Collins, Colorado; Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Birmingham and Little Rock, Arkansas.
“Echo Summit Property...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Ground broken for Airbus facility expansion in Mobile
Business leaders, politicians and company officials broke ground on an expansion of the Airbus plane manufacturing facility in Mobile this week.
The expansion is expected to consist of an assembly line for Airbus' A220 jets. The company established an assembly line for A320s in 2012, in what was one of the largest economic development deals in the state that year.
AL.com reports the expansion could create more than 400 jobs and represents an investment of more than $200 million. The fir...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Auburn football star Pat Sullivan was born
The Birmingham native won the Heisman Trophy in 1971.Alabama Power at Friday, January 18, 2019 8:50:39 AM
James Spann: Strong storms possible for Alabama Saturday, then much colder
Most communities will see 1 to 2 inches of rain Saturday.Alabama Power at Friday, January 18, 2019 8:50:21 AM
How Birmingham's big closure will affect the business world
Birmingham's business community is bracing for the disruptive closure of its downtown interstate bridges. From commuting times to real estate, here's a look at the potential impact and the strategy to prevent a year-long traffic apocalypse.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, January 18, 2019 1:05:15 AM
Hoover mayor stresses diversity in 2019 state-of-the-city address
"When we listen to each other, our differences will be leveraged to make us stronger," the mayor told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.280 Living at Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:35:56 PM
Renew Our Rivers celebrates 20th year
The efforts have removed more than 15.5 million pounds of trash and debris from waterways.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:00:06 PM
James Spann: Alabama mostly dry on Friday, wet Saturday
Friday will be a warmer day, with a high around 60 degrees.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:55:44 PM
Pelham firm opens new $4 million testing facility
Pelham-based Innovative Combustion Technologies has opened a new catalyst testing facility at its Pelham facility.
The facility has been designed to test and evaluate the performance of selective catalytic reductions from utility power plants firing coal, natural gas, biomass and other fuels which will be used to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. The facility is 4,500 square feet in total.
Ultimately the building and facility required a total investment of about $4 million – with an...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:56:21 PM
Shannon Waltchack buys two Colonnade area office buildings
The deal included two buildings with a total of more than 39,000 square feet combined.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:37:33 PM
Birmingham Iron launches ‘Iron Kids’ with Trent Richardson
The healthy living program includes Birmingham schools, Brookwood Baptist and Blue Cross Blue Shield.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:00:35 PM
Magic City named among top 50 U.S. cities for foodies
The Magic City has been named one of the best spots for food connoisseurs.
The Daily Meal named Birmingham among the top 50 best foodie towns in the U.S.
The list includes such giants in the culinary world as New York City and San Francisco but it also ventures into small towns where nationally and internationally renowned chefs have set up shop. Deciding factors for the list include a city’s variety of restaurants, diversity of dishes, and quality of chefs and their work.
“Birming...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:42:52 PM
EvaBank increases lending presence in Bham
A Cullman-based bank has grown its lending presence in the Magic City with a new hire.
EvaBank has named Apryl Fort-Kelly vice president and lender at the bank’s Birmingham branch. Fort-Kelly has more than 17 years of banking experience and previously worked at Birmingham’s largest bank.
She has joined five other loan officers at the branch, including Tom Russell, who serves as senior vice president, senior lender, and Birmingham branch manager, and lenders Stephanie Linstrom, Neal Chamb...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:40:12 PM
UAB This Week: Jan. 17
Watch UAB This Week to keep up with what's happening at UAB!...UAB Campus News at Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:38:50 PM
All-South Metro Football Team: Hand named Defensive POY
Briarwood's Mark Hand is among the many local players honored on the inaugural Starnes Publishing All-South Metro football team.280 Living at Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:26:59 PM
Open house: 1-20-19
Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m.280 Living at Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:13:37 PM
Airbus defies naysayers with Alabama plant for new jet
The Mobile assembly line for the A220 was something its largest competitor said would never happen.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:00:09 PM
Bham real estate pros tapped for national, international leadership roles
The leadership positions could help put a big spotlight on the Magic City at a pivotal time.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:58:43 PM
Tech community bullish on BHM's new flight options
The routes to Raleigh, Pittsburgh and Austin may spell positivity on the horizon for Birmingham tech companies.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:51:59 PM
Rock out Can’t Miss Alabama with Toni Braxton
Good food and great music make Alabama weekends special.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:00:37 AM
Researcher receives prestigious award for discoveries in applied psychology
The American Psychology Association recognizes Schwebel’s research in child injury prevention with the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.UAB Campus News at Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:20:16 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Alabama suffrage leader was born
Elizabeth “Bessie” Moore was president of the Coal City Equal Suffrage Association.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:50:50 AM
James Spann: Showers today, storms Saturday for Alabama
Today’s high will be around 50 degrees for north and central Alabama.Alabama Power at Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:50:28 AM
Google to purchase solar energy from TVA for new Alabama, Tennessee data centers
Tech giant Google is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to power its new Alabama and Tennessee data centers with 100 percent renewable energy.
The company, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), is purchasing 413 megawatts of power generated by 1.6 million solar panels from the TVA. About 300 megawatts of that power will be coming from new solar farms in Hollywood, Alabama, and Yum Yum, Tennessee — the largest solar farms to be built for Google according to a rel...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:09:16 AM
Bank buys naming rights for new South Alabama stadium
A Mississippi-based bank is sponsoring an Alabama university's new football stadium.
The University of South Alabama's football stadium, which is still under construction, will be named Hancock Whitney Stadium when it opens in 2020, according to AL.com.
The school and Hancock Whitney Corp. have approved a 10-year agreement with naming rights running through the 2029 season. The exact cost of the sponsorship were not disclosed, but the deal will involve USA moving some of its financial...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:05:46 AM
Large entertainment complex opening in Birmingham suburb
A new luxury movie theater featuring an arcade, bowling alley, adventure ropes course and more than 800 electric recliner seats is coming to metro Birmingham.
The Pell City Premiere Lux Cine, Bowl & Pizza Pub is opening at 1200 Vaughan Lane in Pell City, Thursday, Jan. 17, according to Bham Now. Regular showings of new feature films begins Friday.
The pizza pub will offer gourmet pizza pies, wings, hamburgers and local craft beer on tap.
The $9 million entertainment complex was first ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:56:02 AM
Harbert brokers sale of Tuscaloosa retail property
The team from Harbert Retail recently helped broker the sale of a retail property in Tuscaloosa.
Casey Howard and Jackie Bell of Harbert Retail represented the seller in a transaction for The Shops at Riverfront Village. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Adam Baxter with Stream Capital Partners represented the buyer, South Coast Commercial out of South Carolina.
The retail property consists of 21,000 square feet and is part of a larger mixed-use development in Tuscaloosa th...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:54:06 AM
Airbus kicks off construction on A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile
The project will create 432 full-time jobs in Mobile.Alabama Power at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:00:38 PM
James Spann: Showers for Alabama Thursday, thunderstorms possible Saturday
Rain amounts Thursday should be under one-half inch, and some places will see much less.Alabama Power at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:54:40 PM
Grace Grau, DNP Health Disparities • Cardiovascular disease • Chronic and continuing care for adults and the elderly ...UAB Campus News at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:40:41 PM
Colorado CRE firm buys Parkside site
The transaction is part of big changes coming to the blocks between Railroad Park and Interstate 65.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:04:39 PM
UAB dean named Living Legend in educational leadership and service
Educational leadership and service exemplified by Dean Autumn Tooms-Cyprès, who recently received an international award.UAB Campus News at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:00:00 PM
I-20/59 bridge project contractor violates wage laws
The U.S. Department of Labor has found a Texas contractor guilty of failing to pay required overtime to certain employees while working on an Alabama highway project in Birmingham.
Dallas-based J&L Imperium Industries LLC, which has been contracted to work on the I-65 and I-20/59 interchange and bridge construction project, had to pay $24,072 in back wages to 10 employees after the wage and hour division investigation found the company violated requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Ac...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:48:20 PM
Legion FC to exhibition game in February
The debut of Birmingham's new professional soccer team is just around the corner.
Birmingham Legion FC will face Nashville Soccer Club in a preseason exhibition game on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m.
The game will be played at the newly renovated BBVA Compass Stadium.
“This is going to be a special event for Birmingham and for our supporters,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “We are honored to open our new stadium to our season ticket holders and give them an o...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:43:41 PM
New Venezuelan-inspired restaurant opens in Avondale
A new Venezuelan-inspired eatery has joined Birmingham’s award-winning culinary scene.
Rom Mendez has opened Luna Latin Cuisine in the old firehouse building at 4120 Second Ave. S. across the street from Avondale Brewing Co. in Avondale.
Venezuela’s diverse cuisine is based on European, West African and Native American influences. Staples include corn, rice, plantain, yams, beans and marinated meats.
“I am glad to have the opportunity to share with Birmingham, a city that has given m...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:37:58 PM
List: Birmingham’s largest law firms
See which of Birmingham’s largest law firms made the cut on the BBJ’s newest List of the top 25 firms with the most local attorneys.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:25:55 PM
Business leader buys building near Carraway
A prominent Birmingham business leader has purchased a building near Carraway hospital.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:19:05 PM
Stray dog finds love and comfort at Alabama Power plant
Pup-Pup has enjoyed home and family at Plant Greene County for a dozen years.Alabama Power at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:00:02 PM
Child survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have increased risk of second cancer
A UAB oncologist published findings regarding the risk of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors developing another type of cancer later in life. ...UAB Campus News at Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM
Dive In: Ghion Hall
Ghion Hall is an Ethiopian Restaurant at the Pizitz Food Hall in Downtown Birmingham.B-Metro at Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Faces of Birmingham 2019
...B-Metro at Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Two students have an idea to revolutionize health care. Will it survive a journey of discovery?
Story by Charles Buchanan • Photography by Steve Wood & Catherine Mayo • Illustrations by Jody Potter • Web design by Tyler Bryant ...UAB Magazine at Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:57:01 AM
The Constant Gardeners
Plant biologists dig for discoveries to protect crops worldwide
Story by Brett Bralley • Photography by Steve Wood ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:39:38 PM
Off the Charts
Pediatric eye care looks to bold, colorful solutions
Story by Rosalind Fournier • Photography by Steve Wood ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:29:57 PM
Windows of Opportunity
School of Nursing building offers a view to the future
By Charles Buchanan • Exterior photo by Steve Wood • Interior photos by Frank Couch ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:22:28 PM
Reflecting on a record season, UAB women’s basketball aims higher
Story by Cary Estes • Photos by UAB Athletics ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:54:53 PM
Road to Recovery
Communities across the South become classrooms for public health students
By Charles Buchanan • Map by Hagen Stegall ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:45:06 PM
What Even is a Coozie?
Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the Coozie come from? What even is a Coozie? The Kozy started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia. Here it was known […]...Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38:02 AM