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With a home town feel and knowing many customers by name, JaMoka’s serves over 100 cups of coffee daily, times 3.

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Barnes Barber Shop won The Advertiser-Gleam's Best Barber Shop award for Reader’s Choice 2022. While the superb quality of Barnes is well-known, the deep historical and family-bound aspect is not nearly as known.

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Bunch Pharmacy has been in Guntersville since Buddy Bunch opened the doors in November of 1997. The small business has been a staple of the community ever since. It’s no surprise then, that Bunch is this year’s winner of the Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Poll Award for best pharmacy.

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Getting a table at Crawmama’s on the weekends might prove to be a challenge these days. It’s no wonder the Guntersville seafood restaurant won two 2022 Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Poll Awards; one for best seafood and one for best caterer.

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The newly-open Guntersville City Harbor is already creating a big economic impact for Lake Guntersville, and soon will include a $15 million destination hotel that takes the overall harbor area investment to $30 million, the City of Guntersville said this week in a statement.

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The Brewers Co-op at the City Harbor opened a couple weeks ago and its owners couldn’t be happier with how it’s going.

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Lush Blow Dry & Beauty Co. opened its doors last December in downtown Guntersville, filling a need for a versatile salon, according to owner Kristen Weatherman.

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Patrick Lawler, who is planning to build a hotel adjacent to his City Harbor development, said he respects very much everything veterans have done for the nation.

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The Grove Grotto & Spa opened in the old Pleasant Grove School last month, taking the booming medical spa industry by storm in Marshall County.

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Successful and dedicated angler and business owner Gary Yamamoto, famous for his beloved Senko lure, was in Guntersville for the MLF Pro Tournament recently

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The City of Guntersville is poised to convey about 2 acres of property at the City Harbor to Patrick Lawler for $10 for the purpose of building a hotel.

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Sherrie Hall is the new advertising director at the Advertiser-Gleam. Her first day of full-time employment was Monday, April 25.

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The Marshall County Economic Development Council has been working with the students at Boaz and Albertville High School on their “mock interviews,” a drill to get them ready for going on job interviews.

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Joe Cagle, who works for Wes Long’s Rohogo Management and with the Major League Fishing Assn., was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Guntersville Ladies Civitan Club.

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The Marshall County Economic Development Council is encouraging employers who would be willing to hire graduating high school seniors to sign up for the Senior Sprint Career Fair. It will be Friday, May 6,  from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Albertville High School. 

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Sage Management, Inc. announced Jennifer W. Colburn would be the Executive Director for the new Lakeshore Senior Living under construction in Guntersville. 

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Guntersville resident Abby Bryant never could have predicted her love of art and constant doodling would one day flourish into a full-time business, but Happies by Abby is now taking the community – and beyond – by storm.

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Two young married entrepreneurs, Brandon and Karrin Buckman of Grant own and operate Odds and Ends Antiques in Grant.

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Albertville resident Ellie Greer began her business somewhat unexpectedly: She saw something she wanted and decided to make it for herself. Before long, she was selling custom acrylic trays, jewelry holders, coasters and more, and E. Claire Designs was born.

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Layna Gilliland of Grant had aspirations at a very young age to work in the beauty industry especially in skin care.

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Maggie B. & Co. opened last week in Arab, specifically at Dogwood Plaza at 1946 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway (next to Fine Things).

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Kaylee Hamilton of Grant is the owner of Kaylee’s Candy Company. What makes this a unique bakery is Kaylee is only a teenager.

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Putting the ‘young’ in ‘Young Entrepreneur,’ 21-year-old full-time college student Maggie Corbitt opened a retail store in downtown Guntersville last fall. Fusing her passion for the outdoors and fashion, Corbitt & Co. Lakeside Apparel and Gear offers everything from swimwear to fancy dr…

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Another Broken Egg is one of the new restaurants coming to the City Harbor in Guntersville and proven operators are behind the restaurant.

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Tyson Foods announced that 44 of its plants – including its chicken processing plant in Albertville – were recognized by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) for their positive environmental impact. The environmental recognition awards recognize a company’s dedication to continuous envir…

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This week, The Advertiser Gleam spotlights Dr. Michael Jennings, a urologist with Urology Clinic Associates. The practice currently has offices at Marshall North and Marshall South, but is breaking ground on a stand-alone office near Papa Dubi’s from which it will serve both hospitals.

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The City Building Official’s office reports that there were building permits for $4.2 million worth of construction taken out in the City of Guntersville during the month of February.

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The Albertville Chamber of Commerce recognized AlaTrade as the 2021 Industry of the Year at the chamber’s 67th Annual Awards Banquet and Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 3, at Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater in Albertville, Alabama.

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When Arab resident Drew Godfrey decided to start his own barber shop, he knew exactly what type of mood he wanted it to have: A modern barber shop with an old school vibe. And that’s just what he created with Handshake Barber & Supply.

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A Louisiana chef’s aspirations of beginning his own culinary business in Alabama is coming true as he begins preparations to open his restaurant and office.

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Phantastic Pho, a new Vietnamese restaurant located in The Lake Shopping Center in Guntersville, held their grand opening earlier this week.

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City Harbour Real Estate, LLC is pleased to announce their new veteran-owned real estate company in Guntersville. The company’s founders, Logan and Daranee Sigle, began the real estate firm upon relocating back to their home state of Alabama after 20 years of military service.

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From metal shavings from grandpa's work bench, the last sawdust a dad carved before passing away suddenly, or a handwritten grocery list from a grandmother; Gemabees can preserve these and turn it into priceless artwork for families.

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Alabama Farm Credit - whose branches include an office in Albertville - recently donated $5,000 to the Alabama 4-H Foundation in support of youth programs throughout the state. The annual donation will help fund camps, leadership training and scholarships for 4-H members in the coming year.

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Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater hosted 75 events in its first year in existence. The park put out this statement about that and about the economic impact on the area those events are believed to have generated:

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A new organization called the Singing River Trail Launch Tank announced this week that is it is holding a business competition in north Alabama. Entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas and they might be awarded up to $20,000 in funding to get it started. 

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Family nurse practitioner Stephanie Rice will open a new clinic at Grant Tuesday called Grant Wellness Clinic. And one familiar face, Dr. Bernice Craze, will be part of the practice. Wanda Turner and Chrissy Erby round out the staff.