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Elite Jewelers “love” serving Trussville

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Downtown Trussville has changed quite a bit in the 16 years Elite Jewelers has been in their location. From their windows, the shop has seen many businesses come and go. For Ann Mitchell, though, being in Trussville has been a blessing. [caption id="attachment_38148" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Valentine's Day package. Photo by Chris Yow[/caption] After several years ...

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Buyer’s seminar set for Jan. 19; realtors hope to help buyers be more aware

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – When Donna O'Barr Robinson and Susie Gunter first got into the real estate business, they had no idea what all they were about to learn. From contracts to loans to titles –the amount of knowledge they gained was remarkable. As the years have gone on, though, the pair have come to realize that while they are up-to-speed on every step of the home buying or home selling process ...

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Hicks found her passion 30 years ago, success continues in 2015-16

By Chris Yow For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Real Estate wasn’t the plan for Bonnie Hicks. A corporate woman with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for nine years, getting into the business wasn’t even on her radar. But when her children began going to school and were forced to attend early morning daycare and after school care, she realized the need to get out of the corporate world. Still, though, real estate wasn’t t ...

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For Wilbur’s, business is about relationships

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Since 1979, Wilbur's has serviced the greater Birmingham area, and the reason for the company's longevity is simple: Wilbur's believes in people. Wilbur began working in maintenance as a teenager, and after a few years he was offered a job with a plumber. Once he mastered the craft, he took his talent and went out on his own. Armed with a truck and the knowledge he ...

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New to the business, realtor Stephanie Moore works hard

By Chris Yow For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Energetic. Loyal. Honest. Those three words are how realtor Stephanie Moore describes her personality, and most of all -- Moore says she hopes to show clients how well she listens and how hard she works.. Moore recalled one of her recent clients saying she was the most down-to-earth agent she’d ever worked with, and that was a major compliment for someone new to th ...

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Veterans, Trussville near to Burns’ heart

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- When Linda Burns’ oldest son joined the military in 2001, she wanted to find a way to support him and the country’s veterans. That’s when she decided to start the yellow ribbon program, and the program is still thriving today in Trussville. “I started the yellow ribbon campaign for the soldiers and veterans when my son was deployed to Iraq. That program is still g ...

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The ‘Rabbit’ feels like home for Leonardi

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- When Christine Leonardi heard the Three Earred Rabbit was for sale two years ago, she knew it was time. After visiting her brother here in Alabama a few times each year, she knew that one day this would be where she settled. That’s when Leonardi packed her bags and drifted from New Jersey to Alabama, and took over the soup and sandwich shop in downtown Trussville. ...

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Trussville sells itself according to Lee Marlow

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Trussville realtor Lee Marlow didn't know what she wanted to be when she "grew up", but sometimes people don't choose their careers – careers choose them. Growing up the daughter of a real estate lawyer and being around realtors for much of her life, the idea of becoming a realtor herself was always in her mind. "My dad said I had the personality for it, and so I d ...

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Tula J is downtown Trussville’s great big closet

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- When the idea of starting a boutique first began, two things came to mind. One was being in the heart of downtown Trussville and the other was to make sure customers were happy and taken care of when they left. Seems like a simple business plan, but owner Ashli Posey and her staff have gone above and beyond the call of customer service since opening Tula J’s nearl ...

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Serving up a helping of home-cooked meals

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune  TRUSSVILLE -- Going into the restaurant business would be a breeze, especially since Sherry Merrifield already had everything she’d need from her the catering business she’d been nurturing for years, right? Wrong. “I laugh and tell everybody that catering and the restaurant world are two totally different things,” Merrifield said. “We thought we knew what we were doing when we ...

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