In a market previously dominated by major chain banks, Citizens Bank & Trust announced this week that it reached a major milestone:
United Way of Marshall County is conducting its annual Small Business Blitz this month in which volunteers are contacting small businesses face-to-face or by phone asking them to contribute to the 2019/2020 United Way Campaign, the agency announced.
Alabama has an estimated 158,824 women-owned businesses, employing 111,462 and attributing to roughly $19,241,446,000, according to the 9th annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express, analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners.
RIBBON CUTTING. The Lake Guntersville Insurance Agency held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Farmers Insurance — The Narrell Agency at 508 Blount Avenue. Pictured are, from left:
Angie Ginn of Guntersville received a $1,000 scholarship from FirstBank Mortgage, one of 73 awarded in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee as part of its Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program.
Pilgrim’s Pride, whose plants includes a large chicken processing plant in Guntersville, reported sales of $2.84 billion for the second quarter of 2019, with net income of $170 million.
Laura Braswell, a mother of two, marketing coordinator for a dental practice, and Guntersville transplant has launched an etiquette training program for children in grades 3-8. She calls it the “the Lakeside Social Club.”
Shelly Fleisher, the administrator the Marshall County Commission, explained exactly what the county’s General Fund is. The General Fund is received from different areas such as the revenue commission and the state.
Nevaeh & Co. has opened on Gunter Ave. just two doors down from Errol Allen Park. Owner Mindy Anthony envisioned a place to find goods from multiple vendors in a boutique setting. Her main goal was to provide quality products at affordable prices.
Guntersville attorney Wes Long has been working with the anglers who make up the new Major League Fishing Anglers Association. He said the group has decided to make its headquarters in Guntersville. The actual Major League Fishing organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Otelco announced it is investing $5 million in its Alabama operations, including Brindlee Mountain, to expand fiber and improve its broadband connectivity.
Finlay Plaza at 1473 Sunset Drive is getting a new Dollar Tree store. It’s scheduled to open Thursday, June 27, and will have 9,800 square feet, company spokesman Kayleigh M. Painter said.
The Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated business and tourism around Marshall County on Friday, May 10. National tourism week was the same week that the breakfast took place.
The City Council enlarged the footprint of Patrick Lawler’s development of the City Harbor awhile back to include the old grain silos there. Lawler said this week those silos will likely end up holding a brew pub, possibly with a stage for outdoor entertainment.
The Fred’s chain is closing 159 of its “underperforming” stores, including the one in Guntersville, according to USA Today. The stores are expected to be closed by the end of May.
The Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce is offering a new matching grant program designed to assist Chamber members with financial support for improvements to the exterior of their businesses.
Teresa Hunter, a longtime nurse and nurse practitioner, is going to work with Dr. Mary Holley in her gynecology practice in Guntersville. Hunter will begin accepting new patients May 1.
Torey Whitaker of Whitaker Towing has owned cranes off an on through the years. He acquired a crane once again a few weeks ago and is back in the business.
Husband and wife Mark Mills and Brenda Owens plan to start offering lake tours and charters on a 36-foot pontoon boat in April. They’re calling their business “Lake and River Fun.”
Guntersville’s Ace Aeronautics, LLC announced this week that it had been awarded fleet expansion to the direct commercial sale contract with The Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Defense, as of February 1, 2019.
THE HARBOR LAYOUT. We had some artists’ renderings in the paper the other day showing how the City Harbor might like once Patrick Lawler’s company finishes the development there. This is a different view, a schematic showing the layout of the proposed development. Most of the development wil…