Edit Module Edit Module
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Pin It

Top News Links: Tuesday, Feb. 24

Six Alabama businesses tabbed for prestigious national Chamber award

American Weatherstar LLC of Mobile, Back Forty Beer Company of Gadsden, Diamond Studios of Birmingham, GaN Corporation of Huntsville, Home Instead Senior Care of Birmingham and LEAN Frog Business Solutions Inc. of Huntsville have all been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winners by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Regional winners will be announced March 18 and the overall winner in June. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce PR

Sanders Trust launches construction on Ohio hospital

The Sanders Trust, based in Birmingham, has announced the start of construction of Reliant Norwood Rehabilitation Hospital near Cincinnati, a 40-bed, $17 million rehab hospital to be leased to Dallas-based Reliant Hospital Partners. Robins & Morton, also based in Birmingham will be general contractor for the project. — Sanders Trust PR

Birmingham still struggling to pay for Regions Field

Two years after Birmingham’s Regions Field opened, the city is working to devise a plan to pay off the $4 million it still owes in construction costs. — AL.com

Alabama tribes $2 million in federal housing funds

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the MOWA Choctaws were each awarded funds to provide affordable housing from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Poarch group received $1.5 million and the MOWA group $519 thousand. — AL.com

Insurance firm announced major gifts to schools, gardens

Birmingham’s Protective Life and its new parent Dai-Ichi Life of Japan announced gifts totaling $4.1 million yesterday. Beneficiaries include the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama, receiving $2 million for an endowed chair in actuarial sciences and an Insurance Hall of Fame; University of Alabama at Birmingham receiving $2 for its Drug Discovery Alliance in partnership with Southern Research, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens receiving $100,000 for a Japanese Garden. The insurance firm plans additional grants over the new five years. — Tuscaloosa News

Stifel confirms plan to buy Sterne Agee

St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. confirmed its plans to purchase Birmingham-based Sterne Agee for $150. – AP/Montgomery Advertiser

Wiregrass residents turn out to protect Fort Rucker — from budget cuts

More than 1,600 people turned out to make sure the federal government knows the ill effects that sequestration — planned holdbacks of funding — could deal to the Wiregrass economy, in a community gathering sponsored by Friends of Fort Rucker. — Dothan Eagle

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit Module