Business Headlines – November 20, 2014


Chamber News

Happy Thanksgiving. Due to the holiday the Mobile Area Chamber will not publish the Business View Weekly next Thursday.


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – to Shop Local. Read this story and many others in the November issue of The Business View, including the Mobile Museum of Art’s new Mardi Gras exhibit, plans for reviving Doyle Park and the final results of the Chamber’s annual resource drive.


Register now for the Mobile Area Chamber’s Dec. 11 Innovations in Healthcare Summit at the Mobile Marriott, 3101 Airport Blvd. The event is targeted to human resource managers, attorneys, chief financial officers, accountants and others who work with healthcare benefits.

8 to 11 a.m.

Session 1: for companies employing up to 100. Affordable Care Act (ACA) topics include updates specific to smaller groups, private exchanges and telemedicine.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch: Keynote speaker is Matthew Stiles, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC and the topic is focused on ACA in Full Swing

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: for companies with more than 100 employees. Topics include ACA, private exchanges, telemedicine and onsite clinics and more.

Contact Brenda Rembert at 251-431-8607. Cost is $50 for Mobile Area Chamber members and $60 for nonmembers, and includes lunch.


Dec. 12 is the deadline for the Mobile Area Chamber Small Business of the Year Award application. The Chamber is expanding the program and will recognize three finalists at the annual Small Business Awards luncheon in May 2015 and reveal the winner. Contact Danette Richards at 251-431-8652.


Business Headlines

A new Mobile County Recycling Center opened this week at 7450 Hitt Rd. Goodwill Easter Seals will operate the facility seven days a week.


Berg Pipe Corp. secured another contract for 600-plus miles of pipe new natural gas infrastructure that will serve the southeastern United States. The project will be divided between the German company’s Mobile and Panama City, Fla., locations.


Member Promotions

Mobile’s Conde-Charlotte House, the Gulf Coast’s Flora-Bama and Pensacola’s Joe Patti’s Seafood are featured in the 2014 Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast ornaments collection. Sales supprt services that encourage, educate and employ individuals with disabilities and others in need.