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Company Kudos, June 2014

Labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP has won first place for its mobile app in the Legal Marketing Association’s national awards program in the Online Interactive Marketing Tools category.

Labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP has won first place for its mobile app in the Legal Marketing Association’s national awards program in the Online Interactive Marketing Tools category.

The Alabama Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on economic development, has presented Derrick O’Neal and Milton Todd, Alabama State University students, and Tim Ducote and Damian Raux, Auburn University at Montgomery students, with the 2014 Lockheed Martin fall semester scholarships for tuition, totaling $10,000.

America’s First Federal Credit Union has recognized its first class of student scholarship awards. The recipients are Laken Patterson, Timothy Guice and Sydney Estill. Each of the high school students received a $5,000 scholarship.

Baptist Health System was awarded A grades at three of its hospitals, Princeton, Shelby and Walker Baptist Medical Centers, by the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score program.

Brasfield & Gorrie, one of Alabama’s largest general contractors, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on June 28. The company was founded in 1964 when Miller Gorrie, who continues to lead the company, purchased the construction assets of the Thomas C. Brasfield Co.

The 10th annual Partners for Environmental Progress Environmental Stewardship Awards were presented to Dunn Building Co., Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors and Thompson Engineering. The awards are presented to member companies that have made a significant contribution to the Gulf Coast’s economic, environment and social areas.

The Elks National Foundation presented its Most Valuable Student scholarship to two students, Eric Kim and Autumn Pack, out of an initial pool of 20,548 applicants. Kim will study biochemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, while Pack will major in psychology at Ohio University. Each received a $50,000 scholarship.

Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore PC's website took home the top prize in the website design category for firms up to $9.9 million in revenue at the 25th annual Association for Accounting Marketing Award Gala. There were more than 100 entries into the gala. 

Two local barbecue restaurants have been recognized recently by USA Today for their renown, consistency of food across multiple locations, adherence to traditional barbecue techniques, atmosphere and food tastes. Of the top 10 recognized by USA Today, taking the top spot was Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, with 30 locations across the Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Colorado. Coming in at No. 9 on the list was Moe's Original Bar B Que, with more than 30 locations centered in Alabama and Colorado. 

The National Weather Service has designated the Huntsville International Airport as the 12th airport in the country to be StormReady certified. To be certified, the airport’s inclement weather plans and training must meet the requirements of the NWS as set forth in its severe weather preparedness program.

MAX4Kids Foundation, a nonprofit created by MAX Credit Union team members, has presented 10 central Alabama seniors with scholarships totaling $25,000. The recipients are Faith Barringer, Tayler Fancher, Jenna Gietl, Rean Goocher, Taylor Gray, Kasey Hedgecock, John Mitchell, William Mitchell, Shelby Smith and Rachel Warwick.

Students from Samford University's Brock School of Business came in fourth in the annual Richards Barrentine Ventures and Values Business Plan Competition, held at Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business. Teams from 28 universities from around the world competed. The Brock School team was the only competitor from Alabama and one of only four from the Southeast in this year's event. 

Venture Technologies has achieved Telehealth Authorized Technology Provider status from Cisco. The designation means that Venture has fulfilled the training requirements and program requisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Telehealth solutions. 

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