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Trussville company honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville company has been named a winner of a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There were 100 companies recognized for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth. Trussville-based McSweeney Holdings won one of the awards. “We are certainly honored to be chosen as a s ...

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RadioShack closing 1,100 stores; locations not named

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- RadioShack is planning to close up to 1,100 underperforming stores in the United States, but the company is not disclosing which stores are being closed. “We are not releasing a store closing list at this time,” according to a statement provided by RadioShack Media Relations. “However, RadioShack will maintain market coverage as part of this plan, with more than 4,000 U.S. stores ...

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Rotary names CCHS senior Student of Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club recently named its Don Haisten Student of the Month for February. Carlos Orellana, a senior at Clay-Chalkville High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and is an AP Scholar. Orellana is one of 14 students from his graduating class of 293 who has earned the title of Honor Graduate with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or bet ...

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Clay-Chalkville HS holds business luncheon

For The Tribune CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville High School held a business luncheon for its business students earlier this week at NorthPark Baptist Church in Trussville. The luncheon was held for students enrolled in business classes or are members of the Future Business Leaders of America. The purpose of the event was to prepare students for the college and/or the business industry. Several guest speakers discus ...

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Former Old Navy location in Trussville to be filled by furniture store

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A furniture store will soon occupy the former Old Navy store location at the Colonial Promenade at Tutwiler Farm shopping center in Trussville, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Memphis-based Royal Furniture will open a Trussville location and at the former Books-A-Million in Hoover, according to the BBJ. [caption id="attachment_11990" align="alignleft" width="300"] A ...

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Trussville Leadership Conference announced

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club to present the third annual Trussville Leadership Conference on March 20 at the Trussville Civic Center. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. The keynote speaker is Richard Simmons III, founder and executive director of the Center for Executive Leadership, and everyone ...

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Trussville amnesty court rescheduled for Feb. 26

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The amnesty day offered by the Trussville Municipal Court and Trussville Police Department has been rescheduled for Feb. 26 beginning at 8 a.m. The amnesty day was originally scheduled for last Wednesday, but wintry weather forced the city to postpone the event. The amnesty day, granted by Judge Carl Chamblee, is for people to clear outstanding warrants on failure to appear, fail ...

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Chamber inducts 2014 officers, board members

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet earlier this month inducted its 2014 officers and board members. The new members were inducted by Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight. June Mathews was named president, Melissa Jones was named president-elect, Eddie Seal was named past president and Shea Carroll was elected treasurer. Other members include Jeff Br ...

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Trussville’s Barbee qualifies for Public Service Commission

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville native Jonathan Barbee officially qualified earlier this month to run for Alabama's Public Service Commission Place 2. Barbee, a small business owner, is the executive producer at Media Works Communications, a media production company in Birmingham. Barbee was elected by voters in 2010 to the Republican State Executive Committee and he also serves on the Jefferson Coun ...

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The relationship between home buying and school systems

By Dave Parrish There’s an old adage in real estate that I’m sure you know well: The three most important things in real estate are location, location and location. There are several things that contribute to location; however, chief among those is the school district and sometimes even the specific school that serves a particular address. That is such a strong criteria for home buyers that searches most of ...

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