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41 Years of Equipping Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

December 28, 2020

The Great Outdoors  presented by: Mark’s Outdoors A special thanks from the family at Mark’s Outdoors for allowing us to serve you for 41 years! Our doors opened in January of 1980 as a small tackle store and has expanded to what you see today! From five employees and less than 2,000 square feet to …

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God’s Provision Never Fails

December 28, 2020

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, mollymaid.com/birmingham “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 Before Hurricane Zeta’s arrival, Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega, Ala. was scheduled to host a few groups on campus. With the overall lack of guests so far in …

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The SECURE Act: A New Opportunity for You?

December 28, 2020

Money Matters Presented by: Vision Financial Group, Inc. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change …

Give the Gift of Mobility & Accessibility

November 24, 2020

Home for the Holidays As you think of those on your Christmas gift list, consider the gift of mobility and accessibility. Regaining vertical mobility has never been easier in this day and age, and with a stairlift installed in the home, you or a loved one can be on the fast track to independence. A …

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Faith & Food Flourish at Ashley Mac’s

October 31, 2020

Cover Story An old Latvian proverb proclaims that “A smiling face is half the meal.” Ashley McMakin, the owner of the Birmingham area’s five Ashley Mac’s restaurants, has been putting smiles on the faces of her customers for more than a decade with her delicious comfort meals. The restaurant’s signature dishes-mouthwatering creations like poppyseed chicken …

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Shelby Chamber Receives Statewide Recognition

August 31, 2020

Business Today The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) recently announced that nine chambers of commerce, including The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, have received the Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce distinction (AACC). The Shelby Chamber is the only Chamber in the Birmingham area to receive the honor. “Receiving this accreditation is a strong …

Business as Ministry- Big Daddy Bomb BBQ Sauce

July 28, 2020

Faith at Work Birmingham’s Dwayne Thompson was looking for a second job to supplement his income. He never expected to start his own business. After receiving several comments encouraging him to bottle and sell his BBQ sauce, Thompson started praying for God to reveal His plan. Doors opened and Thompson reflects that the process to …

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“Shop Local! Shop Shelby!”

June 25, 2020

 Photo Fun The community is rallying to support local businesses. Check out the #Shop Shelby County T-Shirt movement! The Shelby County Chamber in partnership with Turner Promotions, Brownstone Marketing Solutions, 58 INC have come together to support businesses throughout Shelby County. Visit www.roguegarments.com and click on the #ShopShelbyCounty tab to purchase a “#ShopShelbyCounty” t-shirt($25 each). …

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The Federal Reserve’s Unprecedented Moves- What they are. How they help.

June 25, 2020

Money Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group, Inc. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every state in America is under some sort of stay-at-home order. This unprecedented time has also led many businesses, large and small, to downsize or close up shop entirely. In response to the drastic impact that …

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Your Virtual Guard Dog: Two-Factor Authentication

June 1, 2020

Business Today Brought to you by: Community Partner Sawyer Solutions, sawyersolutionsllc.com “Beware of Dog.”  That’s a slogan you might see posted on the front porch of homes designed to scare off looters and intruders. Two-factor authentication is not much different than that ominous sign, placed there to ward off criminals. Known as 2FA, two-factor authentication …

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