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Business View Weekly – November 12, 2020 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

Chamber News

 

This week the Mobile Area Chamber sent out a survey to gauge legislative priorities in 2021 related to business, economic development and community issues. Responses will be used to set the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda and guide its advocacy efforts. Take the survey here.

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In-person Networking@Noon is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18 from Noon to 1:30. This member-only event is limited to one representative per company and gives you a chance to make 20-plus business contacts over lunch. The cost is $10 and will be held at the Mobile Area Chamber, 451 Government St. Contact Dawn Rencher, 251.431.8649 to reserve your spot.

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Sign up now for the Mobile Area Chamber’s virtual discussion on U.S. trade policy and the global supply chain on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for potential members. An RSVP is needed for the virtual meeting code.

 

A Global Trade Outlook will feature a panel of national experts and industry leaders, including Kris Denzel, senior director for international policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; John Driscoll, director and CEO, Alabama State Port Authority; Scott Mulhauser, partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive; and Kyle Etherton, area manager – business analysis and reporting, AM/NS Calvert. The panel will be moderated by Michael Berson, partner with Adams & Reese.  Sign up here or contact Kayley Shepard, 251.431.8629.

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Don’t let complacency keep you from wearing a mask. The number of positive COVID-19 cases are on the climb in Mobile County. Do your part to help control the spread of it – wear a mask, maintain appropriate social distance and avoid large groups. We all play an important role.

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Business Headlines

 

 

Southern Cancer Center launched a radiation oncology service line in Baldwin County this month. With this addition, the organization’s leadership say Southern Cancer Center is the only community-based multidisciplinary oncology practice in lower Alabama. Learn more here or call 251.625.6896.

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The City of Mobile and Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group announced Mobile won Top Banana and will be home to the Savannah Bananas’ One City World Tour on March 26, 2021. The baseball team bills itself as the “world’s fastest and most outrageous game of baseball.”

 

More than 300 cities and 15 countries were nominated, and in the video you’ll see what made Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium cinch the game. Join the Ticket Priority List or get information on outings for groups, organizations or businesses here.

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The Mobile County Health Department released a county-wide survey to gather information from the residents of Mobile County on flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Input will give better insight as to how the residents of Mobile County plan to proceed with vaccinations given the current health environment. Take the survey here.

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While COVID-19 has its roadblocks, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new website compiles all federal resources for small businesses in one place. The online tool collects the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19, and is designed to help business owners find information on financing, contracting, tax credit and filing, FMLA and labor, medical health and safety, cybersecurity, disaster resiliency and logistics, and travel.

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Member Promotions

 

CSL Plasma Mobile 284 is conducting a food drive to benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast until Saturday, Nov. 21. Bring nonperishable food items to 1971 Government St., Suite A.

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It’s the final weekend of the Greater Gulf State Fair at The Grounds. Don’t miss the final music artists – La’Key the Soul Child (11/13) and Laurie Ann Armour (11/14) – and the last chance for rides and the fair experience. Learn more here.

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Member Events Nov. 12 – Nov. 27

Thursday, Nov. 12

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums Continues

Now through 11/30/2020

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

251.973.2217

Homepage

Enjoy the blooms of hundreds of beautiful cascade chrysanthemums at Bellingrath during the month of November.

 

OWA

Improv at OWA Theater

11/12/2020

7 p.m.

$19.99

200 North OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/explore/events/improv-comedy/

Do you miss when “Whose Line Is It Anyway” fueled the comedy scene? Join us for a night of improv and comedy, one night only at the OWA Theater.

 

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Jailhouse Rock

11/12/2020

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, Nov. 13

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

11/13/2020

10 a.m. to Noon

$12 cash

Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell’s Ferry Rd.

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.

 

Friday, Nov. 13

Mobile Sports Authority

Alabama State D1 Nation/AYSC Youth Football Playoff Tournament

11/13 to 11/15/2020

5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday / 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday / 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

$10 per day / $25 weekend pass / Free for kids 5 and under

Herndon Sage Park, 2900 Dauphin St.

251.725-1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

More than 40 youth football teams, ages 6-14, compete to see who will be state champions. Winners advance to the national tournament to be held in Atlanta in December.

 

OWA

Christian Comedy Fest

11/13/2020

7 p.m.

$24.95

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

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

90 minutes of clean, family friendly comedy featuring Cyrus Steele and Eric Hunter. Perfect for date night and the whole family.

 

Saturday, Nov. 14

Mobile Sports Authority

Alabama State D1 Nation/AYSC Youth Football Playoff Tournament

11/14/2020

8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$10 / Kids 5 and under free

Herndon Sage Park, 2900 Dauphin St.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

More than 40 youth football teams, ages 6-14, will compete to see who will be state champions. Winners advance to the national tournament to be held in Atlanta in December.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

11/14/2020

10 a.m. to Noon

$12 cash

Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Rd.

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.

 

Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama

Women Build

11/14/2020

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free

Habitat Women Build, 511 Maybrick Rd. E.

251.476.7171

www.habitatswalabama.org

Women Build 2020 kicks off Nov. 14. No experience is required to join. Contact Sue King for more info and get your name on the calendar.

 

OWA

Nachtspiele OWA

11/14/2020

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$20 for teams / free for spectators

1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

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

Enjoy German entertainment, food, and brews in Downtown OWA while teams compete for a chance to win The Nachtspiele Gauntlet. Get your team of four together and start practicing.

 

Mobile Symphony

Beethoven & Blue jeans

11/14/2020

6 and 8:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim St.

251-432-2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/event/beethoven-and-blue-jeans

Grab your jeans and a mask – It’s Beethoven & Blue Jeans!

 

Sunday, Nov. 15

Mobile Sports Authority

Alabama State D1 Nation/AYSC Youth Football Playoff Tournament

11/15/2020

7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

$10 per day / $25 weekend pass / Free for kids 5 and under

Herndon Sage Park, 2900 Dauphin St.

251.725-1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

More than 40 youth football teams, ages 6-14, compete to see who will be state champions. Winners advance to the national tournament to be held in Atlanta in December.

 

Mobile Symphony

Beethoven & Blue jeans

11/15/2020

1 and 3:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim St

251-432-2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/event/beethoven-and-blue-jeans

Grab your jeans and a mask – It’s Beethoven & Blue Jeans!

 

Monday, Nov. 16

Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP)

Virtual Reverse Trade Show: Face to Face Meetings

11/16/2020 (all week)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$50 per meeting

Virtual Platforms like Microsoft TEAMS

251.345.7269

www.pepmobile.org

PEP’s VIRTUAL Reverse Trade Show will match vendors/exhibitors (Evonik, ALPower, BASF, Mitsubishi…) for 10-minute virtual meetings. Vendors will be able to choose the specific individual/department best fitting your product/service.

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

Business Information Solutions

How to Boost Brand Awareness and Increase Leads During Uncertain Times

11/19/2020

1 p.m.

Free

Online

https://www.askbis.com/bis-webinar/

We’ll discuss: defining your target audience, using analytics, identifying digital marketing tactics suitable for your business, developing a budget that produces results and how to create an effective marketing plan.

 

Mobile Area Boy Scouts of America

Annual Gathering of Eagles

11/19/2020

6 to 8 p.m.

Free

Athelstan Club, 170 St. Francis St.

251.478.9267

https://bsamac.org

The event is free and open to all Eagle Scouts in the greater Mobile area who are 21 and up. Food and beverages will be provided. Business casual.

 

Saenger Theatre

Classic Movies – Footloose

11/19/2020

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.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Renasant Bank

Nest Webinar Series – Getting Your House in Order

11/18/2020

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.

 

University of South Alabama

Interested Adult Student Office Hours

11/18/2020

4 and 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.

 

Friday, Nov. 20

Mobile Sports Authority

Turkey Day Tennis Classic

11/20 – 11/23/2020

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days

Free for spectators

Mobile Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Dr.

251.725.1794

www.mobilesportsauthority.com

This ATA-sanctioned tournament is a fun-filled event of food, prizes and competition. Singles, doubles and mixed teams. Proceeds benefit the programs provided by New Lyons Park Tennis Association.

 

OWA

Brandon Styles Theater: 1920s Murder Mystery Dinner Show

11/20/2020

6 to 9 p.m.

$24 and up

OWA 101H S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.237.3330

https://reservations.waverez.com/brandonstyles

Enjoy a delectable plated dinner situated around an up-close show set in an early 1920s speakeasy. There is no dress code but we do encourage 1920 attire.

 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Christmas Masquerade Gala

11/20/2020

6:30 to 9 p.m.

$75 per person

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore

251.973.2217

Homepage

Join us for an elegant evening and get the first look at the brand-new scene created for the 25th Anniversary Season of Magic Christmas in Lights.

 

OWA

Legends in Concert 🎄 A Merry Country Christmas 🎄

11/20/2020

7 p.m.

$34.95 and up for adults

205 N. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.369.6100

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

Our holiday performances include tributes to Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and Elvis Presley.

 

Saturday, Nov. 21

CSL Plasma Mobile 284

Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Drive

11/21/2020

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1971 Government St., Ste. A

251.355.1343

Today is the last day to donate to CSL Plasma’s food drive to benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast. Bring nonperishable items.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

11/21/2020

1:30 to 3:30 p.m

$12 cash

B&B Pet Supplies, 5035 Cottage Hill Rd.

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, Nov. 22

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.

 

 

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