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Business View Weekly – February 25, 2021 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

 

Chamber News

 

BREAKING NEWS: Earlier today, the Mobile Area Chamber released details are two economic development projects.

Ray-Mont Logistics and Ren Seafood are both new investments coming to Mobile to be near the area’s vast distribution and logistics assets.

 

David Rodgers, the Mobile Area Chamber’s vice president of economic development, said, “This is yet another testament that Mobile is a growing destination for distribution operations.”

 

News Release: Mobile Area Chamber Finalizes Ray-Mont Deal for a High-Tech Logistics Park

News Release: Chamber Announces New Seafood Processing & Distribution Company

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If you’re feeling lucky and looking to get on the green for St. Patrick’s Day, there’s still time to join the Mobile Area Chamber’s Golf Classic. The event takes place Wednesday, March 17 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail/Magnolia Grove. Registration and breakfast at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tickets are $150 for individuals and $850 for Hole Sponsors (a team of four, player gift cards). Contact Carolyn Golson, 251.431.8622 for more information.

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The Alabama Legislature returned to work this week without a COVID-19 outbreak, confirming the protocols put in place are working. Upon their return, the House Ways and Means Education Committee advanced a bill to extend through 2027 historic tax. The bill is sponsored by House Pro Tem Victor Gaston (R-Mobile) and is a priority on the Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda.

 

Legislators are also working on a bill to push back the 2022 election dates in response to delayed results from the 2020 Census. With final numbers not expected until September, Rep. Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) is leading the effort that will give the reapportionment committee more time to finalize new district lines.

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Business Headlines

 

Greer’s Markets will participate in a program designed to make Alabama-grown products more available to consumers. Sweet Grown Alabama received funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. The program will track locally grown products purchased by five grocery store and distribution partners, helping farmers make planting decisions.

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Tate & Lyle created a new digital hub providing access to authoritative science on ingredients to help address public health challenges. The site houses expert insights, research and educational tools for food and beverage companies, scientists and health professionals. Explore the company’s nutrition center here.

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With support from the City of Mobile and Region’s Bank, Downtown Parks Conservancy (DPC) volunteers presented renderings and gave details of the plan to restore Bienville Square. Damage from Hurricane Sally in September 2020 to the beloved park and its historic oak trees was extensive.

 

Phase One of the master plan includes redesigning and repaving the central plaza; restorating the Ketchum Fountain; and planting trees. The DPC will launch a fundraising campaign to reach the estimated project costs of $1.1 million. Learn more here.

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NAI Mobile recently changed its name and rebranded to CRE Mobile. The privately-held real estate services company serves south Alabama and the central Gulf Coast.

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Member Promotions

The History Museum of Mobile will host a new, travelling exhibition, “Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life,” on view Feb. 26 through June 27. This exhibition brings to life Ancient Egypt’s mysterious landscapes of tombs and pyramids with more than 100 ancient artifacts, including real mummies, painted sarcophagi, funeral trousseaus and votive objects. Find operating hours and additional information here.

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The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama issued last call on the 2021 cookie season. Cookie sales end Sunday, March 7. Girl Scouts will be at retail locations every weekend until the program is over. This year, consumers in Mobile can order cookies online or through the Grubhub app.

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Tickets go on sale for Illusionist Bill Blagg Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. Blagg will perform at the Saenger Theatre on Saturday, April 17. He is known for his unconventional style of magic such as instantly teleporting across theatres and squishing his body to just five inches tall. Find ticket pricing and availability here.

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The Mobile Symphony is offering a discounted $99 membership for the organization’s final three concerts in the yellow price zone. Individual tickets in this area are usually $64 each. To purchase, call the box office at 251.432.2010.

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Member Events

Friday, February 26

Mobile Sports Authority

Mardi Gras (Volley) Ball Invitational Tournament

02/26/2021

5:30 to 9 p.m.

$10 per day ages 12 and above / Free for ages 11 and under

Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This USA Volleyball-sanctioned tournament is a first-time event in Mobile. Up to 80 teams from across the Gulf Coast region will compete.

 

Saenger Theatre

February Movie Series – Anchorman

02/26/2021

7 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. doors open

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.5606

www.mobilesaenger.com

This February, the Saenger will showcase six classic hit movies the way they were meant to be seen: on the glorious big screen. For health and safety protocols, visit bit.ly/saengersafety.

 

Saturday, February 27

Mobile Sports Authority

Mardi Gras (Volley) Ball Invitational Tournament

02/27/2021

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$10 per day ages 12 and above / Free for ages 11 and under

Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This USA Volleyball-sanctioned tournament is a first-time event in Mobile. Up to 80 teams from across the Gulf Coast region will compete.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

02/27/2021

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

$12 cash

Dauphin Island Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Blvd.

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.

 

Sunday, February 28

Mobile Sports Authority

Mardi Gras (Volley) Ball Invitational Tournament

02/28/2021

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$10 per day ages 12 and above / Free for ages 11 and under

Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This USA Volleyball-sanctioned tournament is a first-time event in Mobile. Up to 80 teams from across the Gulf Coast region will compete.

 

Mobile Arts Council

Closing Reception for A Celebration of Black Artists, Young at Art and VAAP

02/28/2021

1 to 4 p.m.

Free

6 S. Joachim St.

251.432.9796

https://www.facebook.com/events/331108324963343

Celebrate the MAC gallery’s closing reception for February exhibitions.

 

Saenger Theatre

February Movie Series – King Kong (1933)

02/28/2021

3 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. doors open

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.5606

www.mobilesaenger.com

This February, the Saenger will showcase six classic hit movies the way they were meant to be seen: on the glorious big screen. For health and safety protocols, visit bit.ly/saengersafety.

 

Thursday, March 4

Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Patron Legal Luncheon

03/04/2021

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

Donation-based tickets

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 S. Water St.

251.476.4600

The luncheon is an opportunity within the legal community to pledge support for the future of Scouting. Guest speaker will be Alexia Borden, general counsel with Alabama Power.

 

Friday, March 5

Anytime Storage

Community Yard Sale

03/05/2021

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

412 S. Broad St.

251.295.6665

anytimestoragemobile.com

Support small businesses and local residents and buy and sell in a comfortable climate controlled facility.

 

Mobile Sports Authority

USSSA Black American Winter World Championship Tournament

03/05/2021

8 p.m.

$5 for spectators on Friday / Free for spectators on Saturday and Sunday

Medal of Honor Park, 1711 Hillcrest Rd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This adult slow-pitch softball event features 80 men’s and women’s teams from across the country competing for a spot in the world championship held in August in Columbus, Ga.

 

Saturday, March 6

Mobile Sports Authority

USSSA Black American Winter World Championship Tournament

03/06/2021

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free for spectators on Saturday and Sunday

West Mobile County Park 2275 Leroy Stevens Rd.

Medal of Honor Park, 1711 Hillcrest Rd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This adult slow-pitch softball event features 80 men’s and women’s teams from across the country competing for a spot in the world championship held in August in Columbus, Ga.

 

Mobile Sports Authority

2021 Azalea City Classic Ultimate Frisbee

03/06/2021

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free

Mobile County Soccer Complex, 3701 Halls Mill Rd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This is a regional tournament hosted by the Mobile Ultimate Movement with up to 16 teams competing over two days. Spectators should bring a chair and a mask.

 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath’s Beers & Blooms

03/06/2021

Noon to 6 p.m.
$25 per person; tickets are limited

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
251.459.8868
https://bellingrath.org

Join this all-day craft beer festival and concert series on the Great Lawn, with local bands, a wide variety of craft brews, vendor booths and food trucks.

 

Sunday, March 7

Mobile Sports Authority

USSSA Black American Winter World Championship Tournament

03/07/2021

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free for spectators on Saturday and Sunday

West Mobile County Park 2275 Leroy Stevens Rd.

Medal of Honor Park, 1711 Hillcrest Rd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This adult slow-pitch softball event features 80 men’s and women’s teams from across the country competing for a spot in the world championship held in August in Columbus, Ga.

 

Mobile Sports Authority

2021 Azalea City Classic Ultimate Frisbee

03/07/2021

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free

Mobile County Soccer Complex, 3701 Halls Mill Rd.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This is a regional tournament hosted by the Mobile Ultimate Movement with up to 16 teams competing over two days. Spectators should bring a chair and a mask.

 

Wednesday, March 10

Edward Jones

Health Care and Your Retirement Seminar

03/10/2021

Noon and 6 p.m.

Virtual Event

159 Dauphin St.

251.431.9869

https://www.edwardjones.com/john-garrett

Health care expenses in retirement can be a major concern. This presentation will cover topics such as Medicare coverage, long-term medical care and strategies to address uncovered expenses. Registration is required.

 

Friday, March 12

Providence Hospital

Festival of Flowers – LoDa Style

03/12/2021

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation of Choice

Cathedral Square, 300 Conti St.

251.375.4232 or 251.266.2050

https://festivalofflowers.com/

This annual event is moving downtown. Enjoy living plant sculptures, downtown garden tours and the festival of cars; and shop the garden market. Proceeds will benefit Critical Care Monitors for the Cardiac Care Unit at Providence Hospital.

 

City of Mobile: Parks & Recreation

Roll Mobile: Skate Night in Downtown Mobile

03/12/2021

6 to 9 p.m.

Free

Streets around Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin St.

251.208.1657

https://www.facebook.com/events/1047031135765673

The City is closing off the streets and turning Bienville Square into a skating rink. We’ll have lights, a DJ, and of course, the hokey pokey. Grab your skates and join us.

 

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