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Top News Links: Tuesday, October 10

AdWeek notices Birmingham’s creative Amazon pitch

Amazon is on the hunt for its second headquarters outside of Seattle, which promises to bring an economic boom with 50,000 jobs to one lucky place, and cities are finding creative ways to grab the attention of one of the world’s largest ecommerce giants. One such location is Birmingham. The city is launching a creative campaign dubbed “BringAtoB” created by local agency Big Communications this week. The agency built two life-sized buttons that resemble Amazon’s Wi-Fi enabled Dash shopping buttons that allow Amazon Prime users to quickly reorder products like Red Bull, Clorox and Slim Jim products. – AdWeek

Anderson Media gains majority stake of B.A.S.S. LLC

Anderson Media Corp., a 100-year-old family business founded in Alabama, has acquired a majority interest in B.A.S.S. LLC, the world’s largest fishing organization. After several years as an investor in B.A.S.S., Anderson Media Corp. has acquired a majority stake in the company. It increased its share of the company last week and promised business as usual for B.A.S.S. in Birmingham. The company celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. – Courier Journal

Sorting out what a new automaking alliance means

Alabama is a founding member of the newly created Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance. But what exactly does that mean? It could have far reaching effects as the state and its neighbors continue to court automobile makers and their complex supply chains. And, it turns out, it may be all about Mexico. – AL.com

Meet a man who’s been on the job 58 years now

A few minutes of conversation with Glen Freeman, and you'll think he's known you all his life. Freeman will celebrate his 77th birthday next month, and a big portion of those years were spent at Georgia-Pacific's Brewton Mill. Freeman is in his 58th year at the mill and is the longest serving Georgia-Pacific employee in the company. – AL.com

Doster Construction begins new Colorado project

Birmingham-based Doster Construction Co. was recently awarded its second multifamily project in Colorado with Continental Properties, Springs at Eagle Bend in Aurora, Colorado. The new 283,084 square foot development includes 14 buildings and 280 units, each with their own private, ground-level entrance. Amenities will include a resort-style pool, fitness center, two pet playgrounds, a clubhouse and 12 parking garage buildings. – News release

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