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Business View Weekly – December 17, 2020 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

Chamber News

 

Our family wishes the very best for you and your family. The Mobile Area Chamber will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 for Christmas and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the new year.

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Ready for an UPBEAT time? Save the date for the Mobile Area Chamber’s Annual Meeting – Feb. 3, 2021. The invitation will be on your desk after the holidays or register now. Due to social distancing, seating is limited. Find the details here.

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New: Next in the Mobile Area Chamber’s Google webinar series is Get Your Business on Google Search and Maps – Do Business Directly From the Search Page and Google Maps.

 

In this Google webinar you will learn how to use Google Search and Google Maps to ensure customers find accurate information about your business across all your devices. You will create or claim and manage your Google Business Profile, manage your business information across Google Search and Maps and use Google My Business to connect with potential customers.

 

Mark your calendar now because this event happens right after the holidays on Wednesday, Jan. 6 beginning at 11 a.m. It’s free, but you need to register to receive the link. Can’t make it? Find the details and registration link here and we’ll send you the recording or call 251.431.8607.

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Got a minute? Ten more participants are needed for The University of Alabama’s latest Alabama Business Confidence Index survey. The survey deadline was extended to get adequate Mobile representation. Find more information and the survey link here.

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Business Headlines

 

After years of planning and fundraising, Innovation Portal is officially open for business. Founding members and staff cut the ribbon last week, dedicating the building’s happy spot as Frank’s Bar, after Charter Board Chairman Frank Lott. Learn more about programming and building space here.

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USA Health celebrated the opening of its new Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at University Hospital. The approximately 27,000-square-foot facility nearly triples the size of the emergency room and the region’s only level 1 trauma center.

The center has 38 examination rooms and three trauma bays, and to increase efficiency, CT and X-ray imaging are located within the center.

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Veterans Recovery Resources broke ground on its new detox and residential facility today, Thursday, Dec. 17. The $6.5 million project includes plans to renovate the 18,000-square-foot historic Raphael Semmes School on Springhill Avenue. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to decreasing substance use, disorder issues and veteran suicide.

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MEMBER PROMOTIONS

 

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program needs your input. The organization’s 10-question survey will help the organization with future planning. Participate here.

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The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama are kicking off its 2020-21 cookie program Sunday, Dec. 27. Joining the lineup this year is the Toast-Yay!™, a French toast–inspired cookie. Also new this year, consumers will be able to order Girl Scout cookies through the Grubhub app and have them delivered directly to them. Learn more and find out when Girl Scouts will be selling near you here.

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OWA’s latest special attraction is a “Trip Down Memory Lane,” by Brandon Styles. The show is designed for snowbirds with music from the 50s-70s. Group tickets are available. Find the details here or call 251.237.3330.

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Chamber Member Events

 

Thursday, December 17

Restore Mobile and Downtown Mobile Alliance

Raise a Glass Virtual Wine Tasting

12/17/2020

7:15 p.m.

$30 minimum donation

251.289.0124

https://www.facebook.com/events/399762714411068

Raise a glass to restore a historic home. Learn all about reds and help repair a home downtown that was severely damaged during recent hurricanes.

 

Friday, December 18

Historic Mobile Preservation Society

Christmas at Oakleigh

12/18/2020

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$10 / free for Oakleigh members

350 Oakleigh Pl.

www.historicmobile.org

Celebrate the Christmas season on Dec. 18 and 19. Take a Christmas tour, eat Christmas cookies and learn about antebellum Christmas traditions during our two-night celebration.

 

Mobile Sports Authority

AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game

12/18/2020

7 p.m.

$10 general admission

Hancock Whitney Stadium, 307 University Blvd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This AHSAA-sanctioned annual football game features the top 74 senior players in the state competing in a North vs. South Alabama format. This is the first time in Mobile.

 

Saenger Theatre

Holiday Movie Series – Elf

12/18/2020

7 p.m.

$6 for adults / $3 for children 12 & under & seniors (60+)

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.5600

www.mobilesaenger.com

This holiday season, the Saenger Theatre will showcase classic Christmas movies on the big screen. Santa will be there and we’ll be collecting donations for the Mobile Ronald McDonald House.

 

Saturday, December 19

Mobile Sports Authority

Port City Volley Jolly Invitational Christmas Volleyball Tournament

12/19/2020

7 a.m.

$10 for those 12 and above / 11 and under are free

Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This two-day early-season invitational holiday tournament for Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball will feature teams from across the Southeast U.S. Age groups range from 12-18 years of age.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

12/19/2020

10 a.m. to Noon

$12 cash

Glamour Paws, 10005 Dauphin Island

251.690.8823

www.mchd.org

In order to adhere to social distancing recommendations, these events will be drive-through clinics. Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets during weekend clinics that are good for one year.

 

Historic Mobile Preservation Society

Christmas at Oakleigh

12/18/2020

4:30 to 8 p.m.

$10 / free for Oakleigh members

350 Oakleigh Pl.

www.historicmobile.org

Celebrate the Christmas season on Dec. 18 and 19. Take a Christmas tour, eat Christmas cookies and learn about antebellum Christmas traditions during our two-night celebration.

 

Exploreum Science Center

Date Night – Die Hard

12/19/2020

5 to 8 p.m.

$10

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

https://www.exploreum.com/event/movie-date-night-die-hard/

Join us for “Date Night” with the most action packed Christmas movie ever, Die Hard, on the biggest screen in town. Must be at least 21 to attend.

 

Sunday, December 20

Mobile Sports Authority

Port City Volley Jolly Invitational Christmas Volleyball Tournament

12/20/2020

7 a.m.

$10 for those 12 and above / 11 and under are free

Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This two-day early-season invitational holiday tournament for Gulf Coast Region USA Volleyball will feature teams from across the Southeast U.S. Age groups range from 12-18 years of age.

 

Saenger Theatre

Holiday Movie Series – White Christmas

12/20/2020

3 p.m. / 2 p.m. doors open

$6 for adults / $3 for children 12 & under & seniors (60+)

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.5600

www.mobilesaenger.com

This holiday season, the Saenger Theatre will showcase classic Christmas movies on the big screen. Santa will be there and we’ll be collecting donations for the Mobile Ronald McDonald House.

 

Monday, December 21

Exploreum Science Center

Winter Camps

12/21/2020

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$40-$50

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

https://www.exploreum.com/education/camps/

The Exploreum will be offering daily camps full of fun, seasonal STEM activities for children ages 4-11 years old. Registration includes camp activities, snacks and access to exhibits each day.

 

Thursday, December 31

Exploreum Science Center

Happy Noon Year

12/31/2020

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$5-$10

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

www.exploreum.com

Confetti cannons and more ring in the new year with a bang. You don’t have to make it to midnight – you just have to make it to lunch.

 

OWA

NYE@8

12/31/2020

5 p.m.

Free – no admission required

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/explore/events/nye8/

Live DJ, fireworks, music, family friendly New Years Eve event.

 

 

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