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Trussville CEO serves as BBA panelist

By Gary Lloyd Marketing 24/7 CEO Ruwena Healy, a marketing and social media networking professional, recently served as a panelist on the Women’s Business Council as part of the Birmingham Business Alliance 2013 schedule of events. Healy’s presentation, “Follow Your Audience: Using Social Media To Build Business,” focused on the rewards and best practices of staying connected to clients and customers throug ...

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Denver Nuggets owner buys Trussville shopping center

By Gary Lloyd A real estate group owned by Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke has bought the Promenade at Tutwiler Farm shopping center in Trussville, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.  The Birmingham Business Journal reports that The Kroenke Group bought the Colonial Promenade at Tutwiler Farm on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville for $35.9 million. A Jefferson County Probate Court official Friday mo ...

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Work begins on McEnally’s Mercantile in Clay

By Lee Weyhrich Clay city officials confirmed Thursday that work has begun on the new business slated to occupy the former Piggly Wiggly building on Old Springville Road. A mercantile business will occupy the vacant Piggly Wiggly on Old Springville Road in Clay, it was announced recently. The old Piggly Wiggly is being renovated and reopened as McEnally’s Mercantile. According to owner Kim Steffey, it will ...

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Clay receives annual financial report

By Lee Weyhrich The Clay City Council received its annual financial audit report Monday. In a way, the city received two reports, one as if it were a business or private entity, and another as a government organization. The difference is largely in the way debt is factored. For a government entity, debt is less important for audit purposes, as long as those funds have been used to purchase assets. The city' ...

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Trussville native chosen as Republicans’ interim press secretary

By Gary Lloyd Chairman Bill Armistead has named Jonathan Barbee as the interim press secretary of the Alabama Republican Party. Barbee began filling the role after former Press Secretary Shana Kluck left for a position in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. Barbee’s duties include representing the party at press events, fundraisers and other functions. He is also in charge of communicating with the media a ...

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Business briefs: 2 businesses coming to Trussville

By Gary Lloyd Two new businesses will be locating in Trussville, Trussville City Councilman Anthony Montalto announced last week. Montalto said Nelms Pharmacy will locate in the former Rococo Hair Design building on South Chalkville Road . Montalto also said Crazy 8, a children’s clothing store, will be opening a store at the Pinnacle Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 11.  No timetable for opening dates were ...

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Business briefs: Taziki’s in Trussville officially opening

By Gary Lloyd Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe will officially open its Trussville location on U.S. Highway 11 next Tuesday. The ribbon cutting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday and doors will open at 11 a.m. Aspen Dental opens its office next to Taziki’s on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville on Thursday.  In other area business news, an Alabama and Auburn clothing and gifts store, House Divided, is expected to be opening a ...

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BNI Trussville chapter visitors’ day next Friday

By Gary Lloyd BNI, an international networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, is holding a visitors’ day for its Trussville chapter next Friday. The visitors’ day will be next Friday at 7 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center on Trussville-Clay Road. Jeff Wilson, the area director of BNI, will be speaking. BNI is a way for businesses to experience growth by maximizing their mar ...

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Business briefs: Alabama, Auburn store coming to Clay

By Gary Lloyd An Alabama- and Auburn-themed clothing and gifts store is coming to Clay. House Divided recently applied for a business license to locate in Clay, said Mayor Charles Webster. Webster said he believes the business will locate in the shopping center by Publix on Old Springville Road. He wasn’t sure of an opening date but said it could be in the next few weeks. [caption id="attachment_139" align= ...

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Trussville chamber announces ambassadors

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce last week announced its ambassadors for this year. Three of last year's team will continue to serve: Randy Jinks, Brooke Morris and Robin Wilkins. Michael Lynam of Principal Financial Group and Jack Mack of ServPro of Birmingham have also joined as ambassadors. Wilkins was also named Ambassador of the Quarter . In other chamber news, volunteers are neede ...

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