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Company Kudos, February 2016

A month of achievements in Alabama business

The Southeast Regional Office of INROADS celebrated its 25th year of preparing talented underserved Birmingham-area youth for corporate and community leadership. The nonprofit hosted its corporate partners, alumni, board members, volunteers and others at the new Negro Southern League Museum in December. As part of the event, the Carver High School Choir performed. 

The Alabama Institute of Medicine and Tory Williams have received a 2015 Stem Cell Action Advocacy Award from the Genetics Policy Institute and Regenerative Medicine Foundation. 

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith took the 8th spot in the mid-size category of Accounting Today’s list of Best Accounting Firms to Work for, making it the highest ranked Alabama firm across all size categories. Also ranked in the mid-size category was Wilkins Miller of Mobile at no. 27. In the small firm category, Machen McChesney of Auburn came in at no. 17 and Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong of Huntsville came in at no. 48. 

Broussard’s Piano Gallery & Academy of Music, of Mobile, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the academy students presented several recitals in December. 

Camber Corp., of Huntsville, for a third consecutive year has won awards at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Serious Games Showcase & Challenge. This year, Camber won in the Best Government Game and People’s Choice award categories for its MUM-T Strikeforce game. 

Chester’s has placed no. 64 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 37th annual Franchise 500 for quick serve restaurants. Chester’s International is based in Birmingham.

All six Four Star Freightliner locations are Elite Support Certified as of mid-December. In addition, the Montgomery dealership received its re-certification in December. 

The Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has presented its 2015 Design Awards. Montgomery-based Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood was recognized for three projects, an honor award and two merit awards. 

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, of Huntsville, has been ranked no. 1 overall for engineering tools for plant design by ARC Advisory Group. The ranking is based on 2014 revenue data reported by market providers and is the ninth consecutive year Intergraph has been named the global leader in this category. 

ServisFirst Bank was recognized by the U.S. Treasury as one of the most active users in the State Small Business Credit Initiative program. ServisFirst made 23 loans of more than $24 million to small businesses in the last three years with the support of the program.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, of Huntsville, selected eight customers to receive the 2015 SmartPlant Engineering & Schematics Excellence Awards. The recipients are HongSeo Ahn, Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea; Omar Ahmed, Petrofac of United Arab Emirates; Alvin Choy, Singapore Refining Co. in Singapore; SeungYong Han, Hyundai Engineering in Korea; Charles Iwasko, Motiva Enterprises in the U.S.; Ian Lacy, Burns & McDonnell in U.S.; Jitendra Talele, Chevron Australia in Australia; and MinWoo Yun, SK Engineering & Construction in Korea. 

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