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Business View Weekly – October 22 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

 

Chamber News

ICYMI: Last week at the Eagle Awards, the Mobile Area Chamber recognized the City of Mobile as the 2020 Minority Business Advocate for its supplier diversity program. Watch for the story in an upcoming magazine article in the Business View.

 

In the meantime, watch the introductory video for the City of Mobile on the left and the other Eagle Award winners – Blue Fish, Easy Heating & Cooling and Paula’s Hair Unlimited produced with WALA FOX10 or find them all on the Chamber’s YouTube channel.

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Today, the Mobile Area Chamber Board of Directors passed a position statement in support of the Mobile County’s Pay as You Go program that will appear as Amendment (6) on the Nov. 3 ballot. The program will fund $60.8 million in countywide road and bridge improvement projects, funded by ad valorem taxes.

 

Also, the Chamber is in favor of Amendment (4) that allows the Alabama Legislature to remove racist language from the state constitution. This action is a priority in the Mobile Area Chamber’s 2020 Legislative Agenda.

 

Thursday, Oct. 29 is the last day to submit an absentee ballot and Monday, Nov. 2 is the last day to return it and/or postmark it.

Find the information for Mobile County here and Baldwin County here.

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Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is our next virtual Forum Alabama featured speaker. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Watch your email and the Chamber’s social channels for any last minute updates.

 

Also, the final in the 2020 virtual Forum Alabama series highlights Alabama House leaders. On Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon and Minority Leader Anthony Daniels will give an update on what to expect in the legislature this coming year.

 

The cost is $15 for each event for Chamber members and $30 for non-members. Contact Mallory Tyson, 251.431.8621. Reservations required for the live stream code.

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Business Headlines

The City of Mobile recycling drop-off centers reopened this week. following a forced closure by Hurricane Sally to the Pensacola processing facility. There are two centers – one at 4851 Museum Dr. and 310 Pinehill Dr. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.

 

Items accepted are glass, paper, cardboard, plastic (1-7), aluminum and metal pots. See the complete list here.

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The University of South Alabama’s new football stadium will be home to the annual Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) for the next three years. The 2020 North-South All-Star Football Classic will be played at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Friday, Dec. 18.

 

AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese says, “I am glad to see our North-South Game moving to Mobile. I coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and saw firsthand what a great experience it was for the players and coaches.”

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Member Promotions

Both the Mobile Ballet and Mobile Opera took a new approach to their upcoming seasons.

 

Mobile Opera will begin offering performances this weekend via social media, starting with Coffee Cantata on Friday, Oct. 24. (Find the details below in our calendar of member events) There are three performances in the “Intermezzo Season. The organization is delaying its original season planned to 2021-2022.

 

Mobile Ballet’s “Season Reimagined” includes plans to present performances in an innovative combination of safely spaced and virtual audience options beginning with Inside the Studio, a behind the scenes opportunity on Saturday, Nov. 7. Find more information here or call 251.342.2241.

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Bishop State Community College is taking BOGO to a new level, offering students who pay for a minimum of six credit hours an opportunity to get classes for free. The Community Scholarship is available to new and current students for the Spring 2021 semester. Learn more here.

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Member Events

Thursday, Oct. 22

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Muscle Shoals

10/22/2020

7 p.m.

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.7261

https://www.mobilesaenger.com

The Saenger Theatre Box Office is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Dr., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Saenger Box Office on movie days, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

 

Friday, Oct. 23

University of Mobile

Classic Golf Tournament

10/23/2020

7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$125 Individual / $500 Team / $25 discount per alumni player

Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Blvd.

251.441.2587

umobile.edu/mobileclassic

The annual University of Mobile Classic has a new date – Oct. 23.

 

City of Mobile

Africatown Community Clean-up
10/23/2020

8 a.m. to Noon

Free

Robert L. Hope Community Center, 850 Edwards St.
251.208.7395

Participants will break up in groups to pick up littered roadways in each of Africatown’s five communities. Each group will cover an area of 1 to 1.5 miles. This clean-up event is similar to other community service projects Mayor Stimpson has organized with the members of his senior leadership staff

 

Saturday, Oct. 24

Victory Health Partners

ChangeMaker Challenge

10/24/2020

10 a.m.

$25

The Fort Park, 29001 Bass Pro Dr., Spanish Fort

251.460.2928

https://victoryhealth.org/partner-with-victory/be-a-change-maker/

Join a circuit workout with leaders in Mobile’s Fitness Community including F45, CrossFit Saraland, Crew Fitness, Mission Fitness and StudioFitness.

 

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Boo Brunch

10/24/2020

10 a.m.

$50

The Ruby Slipper Cafe, 100 N. Royal St.

251.622.4041

https://bienvillebitesfoodtour.com/

Enjoy brunch at three delicious stops. Hear stories of five flags that flew over Mobile and the spirits left behind along with mysterious tales in a two-hour walking tour.

 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Boo at Bellingrath

10/24/2020

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$14 for adults / $8 for ages 5-12 / free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4-under

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.

251.973.2217

bellingrath.org

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for a safe, socially distanced day of Halloween fun. The event includes a stilt walker and balloon artist; food trucks; and treats galore.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

10/24/2020

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

$12 cash

City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens St.

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.

 

Exploreum

Date Night Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street

10/24/2020

6:30 p.m. / 5 p.m. doors open

$11 guests / $5 corking fee per bottle

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

www.exploreum.com

https://48274.blackbaudhosting.com/48274/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=774741ee-f063-49ae-b5b9-b98121dca287

For those 21 and older. Guests are allowed to bring their own wine (no beer or liquor will be allowed).

 

OWA

Island Movie Nights – Insidious

10/24/2020

7 p.m.

Free

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/explore/halloween-at-owa/insidious/

Classic Fright Night movies are at OWA Theater.

 

Mobile Opera

Coffee Cantata Virtual Presentation

10/24/2020

7:30 p.m.

Free

Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/user/MobileOpera

Virtual: https://www.facebook.com/mobileopera1/

251.432.6772

www.mobileopera.org

J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata, is the story of a coffee shop owner named Schlendrian (“stick in the mud”) who engages in a battle of wills with his daughter, Lieschen, to get her to quit drinking coffee. Like daughters everywhere, she finds a way to let dad “win” while still getting her own way.

 

Sunday, Oct. 25

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – National Lampoon’s Vacation

10/25/2020

3 p.m.

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.7261

https://www.mobilesaenger.com

The Saenger Theatre Box Office is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Dr., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Saenger Box Office on movie days, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Mobile Museum of Art

Abstract Acrylic Painting with Colleen Comer

10/27/2020

6 to 8 p.m.

$135 / $95 for museum members

4850 Museum Drive

251.208.5200

https://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/abstract-acrylic-painting-with-colleen-comer/

Artist Colleen Comer will teach a one night acrylic painting class where participants will practice with color and form as they create an abstracted floral painting. No experience required, and supplies are included.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 28

The Net Effect

Implementing the NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST CSF)

10/28/2929

10 to 11 a.m.

$99 (use code “ChamberMember”)

GoToMeeting

251.433.0196

https://www.theneteffect.com/workshops/nist-csf.php

If you want to learn a simple, seven-step process for implementing the NIST CSF, register now for this online class.

 

Renasant Bank

Nest Webinar Series – Getting Your House in Order

10/28/2020

Noon

Virtual

800.680.62091601

https://renasant.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lB_FI8zfSu6ejL0M9gPoAQ

The first of three webinars featuring industry experts who will provide tools, resources and strategies to help micro-businesses thrive in a new COVID economy. Topics include legal requirements for setting up and operating a business, accounting and management practices, networking and prospecting, marketing and PR, plus health factors every business owner should know. The remaining webinar is Nov. 18 at noon.

 

Thursday, Oct. 29

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Bites and Frights – Haunted Food Tour

10/29/2020

6:30 p.m.

$65

Lupercalia Art Society, 358 Dauphin St.

251.622.4041

https://bienvillebitesfoodtour.com/

Join us for a spook-tacular haunted experience through downtown Mobile full of delicious food, haunted landmarks and frightening stories.

 

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Pretty Woman

10/29/2020

7 p.m.

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.7261

https://www.mobilesaenger.com/

The Saenger Theatre Box Office is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Dr., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Saenger Box Office on movie days, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

 

Mobile Arts Council

Annual Throwdown

10/29/2020

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Free

6 S. Joachim St.

251.432.9796

https://charityauction.bid/mobilearts

The Throwdown, MAC’s biggest annual fundraiser, features a month-long silent auction, an action-packed art competition, and more.

 

Saturday, Oct. 31

CSL Plasma Mobile

Halloween Trunk or Treat

10/31/2020

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free

1971 Government St., Ste. A

251.355.1343

This event will be Covid-19 friendly with treats, prize drawings and local food vendors onsite to purchase food. Mask will be provided, and social distancing will be encouraged.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

10/31/2020

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

$12 cash

Kuddles-N-Kisses, 11120 Meadow Lark Rd., Grand Bay

251.690.8823

http://mchd.org/General/Home.aspx

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.

 

OWA

Monster Bash

10/31/2020

4 p.m.

Free

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/explore/events/monster-bash/

The Park at OWA is holding its annual Monster Bash Costume Contest. This kid-friendly contest will be inside The Park for kids of all ages.

 

OWA

Island Movie Nights – It

10/31/2020

7 p.m.

Free

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/explore/halloween-at-owa/it/

Classic Fright Night movies are at OWA Theater.

 

Sunday, Nov. 1

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Frozen

11/01/2020

3 p.m.

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.7261

https://www.mobilesaenger.com/

The Saenger Theatre Box Office is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Dr., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Saenger Box Office on movie days, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 4

University of South Alabama

Interested Adult Student Office Hours

11/04/2020

4 to 6 p.m.

Free

Online – https://southalabama.zoom.us/j/95489113010

251.460.6257

https://www.southalabama.edu/adultlearner

USA’s Office of Adult Learner Services will hold virtual office hours for adults interested in completing degrees or starting new ones. Get all of your questions answered.

 

Thursday, Nov. 5

Mobile Sports Authority

AHSAA South Regional Cheer Competition

11/05/2020

9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

$8 / free for kids 4 and under

Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Dr.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This event draws cheer squads from the region to compete for a spot at State Cheer Finals being held on Dec. 12 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.

 

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Ghost

11/05/2020

7 p.m.

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

6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.7261

https://www.mobilesaenger.com

The Saenger Theatre Box Office is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Dr., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the Saenger Box Office on movie days, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

 

The Mobile Area Chamber’s weekly e-news promotes headlines and event hosted by our members. Submit your news and events here. The deadline is every Wednesday at noon. Events run twice the week before and the week they occur. Scroll down for what’s on the schedule for the next two weeks.

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