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Trussville Utilities has new general manager

By Gary Lloyd Trussville Utilities has a new general manager . Mike Strength, who has been Trussville Utilities’ chief financial officer, is the new general manager, said Trussville Mayor Gene Melton. Strength recently replaced the retiring Bill Wingate, Melton said. Melton said Wingate “groomed” Strength for the job. “He’s doing quite well,” Melton said of Strength. Trussville Utilities provides water and ...

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Pinson the ‘perfect setting’ for historic Cheyenne Diner

By Gary Lloyd The old Food Town building on Main Street in Pinson is the perfect spot for the Cheyenne Diner to relocate, according to the executive director overseeing the project to move the historic diner. Going Back Enterprises Executive Director Patti Miller said her company owns the former Food Town, the biggest building on Main Street. “It would be the perfect setting if we could work something out a ...

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Trussville 10th best city for business in Alabama

By Scott Buttram In a study released by the Alabama Policy Institute, Trussville ranked as the 10th best city for business among the 50 largest cities in Alabama. Fairhope took the top spot, while Selma was rated the worst city in Alabama to do business. Trussville was also second in Jefferson County, trailing only Center Point, which finished in the ninth spot statewide. The report ranked 50 cities based o ...

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Business briefs: Insurance agency named top 10 in growth

By Gary Lloyd A Trussville insurance agency has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for its company in the state of Alabama for 2012. Best Insurance Agency was recently recognized at a luncheon in Montgomery . Best Insurance Agency represents Auto-Owners. “Their growth and support only help to make the entire community stronger and more secure,” said Auto-Owners Chairman and CEO Jeff Harrold. “We a ...

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Trussville business leaders learn ‘soft skills’

By Tina Tidmore For The Tribune The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce offers an annual opportunity to learn what has been termed “soft skills.” At last week’s Leadership Conference at the Trussville Civic Center, business leaders and employees learned how to motivate employees to be more “engaged” in their work. “It opens up your mind to learn new ways to handle things,” said Kuttin’ Up owner Lisa Brenner ...

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Business briefs: Gypsy J consignment boutique opens

By Scott Buttram Justine Tortorigi and Wendy Killingsworth have opened a new consignment boutique, Gypsy J, on Kay Avenue in Trussville . The grand opening is Saturday. The boutique features clothing for women, men and children as well as shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories and other odds and ends. Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is now expected to open on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville on April 30. Taziki’s i ...

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McEnally’s Mercantile to occupy former Clay Piggly Wiggly building

By Lee Weyhrich A mercantile business will occupy the vacant Piggly Wiggly on Old Springville Road in Clay, it was announced Monday night. The old Piggly Wiggly will soon be renovated and reopened as McEnally's Mercantile. According to owner Kim Steffey, it will be a feed and seed, a paint and hardware store, an auto supply, a place to buy food-source plants, a place to buy locally sourced meat, produce and ...

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Trussville votes to oppose restricting rental licenses

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Council last week approved a resolution opposing legislation that restricts rental licenses. Two companion bills, SB217 by Sen. Vivian Figures and HB257 by Rep. Barry Moore, have been introduced in the Alabama Legislature. The bills would prohibit by constitutional amendment a municipality from assessing a business license fee on the rental of residential real estate on a p ...

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Trussville Rotary Club initiates Rotary Community Corps

By Gary Lloyd The Rotary Club of Trussville has initiated a project to establish a Rotary Community Corps with a primary goal aimed at disaster operations . The proposed mission of the Trussville Rotary Community Corps would be to develop a group of citizens trained in emergency and disaster operations who would in turn be able to: Provide instruction to the citizens of Trussville and other interested parti ...

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Business briefs: Taziki’s expected to open in Trussville in April

By Gary Lloyd Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe will open on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville sometime next month. Taziki’s Marketing Specialist Karen Gambrell said two dates -- April 14 and April 16 -- have been mentioned as possible opening dates. [caption id="attachment_145" align="alignright" width="150"] Trib Business News[/caption] South Boutique opens Thursday on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville . Moe’s Original ...

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