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Business View Weekly – January 21, 2021 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

 

ICYMI: The Mobile Area Chamber Annual Meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, May 27. While the date has changed, our enthusiasm has not! Mark your calendar and plan to join us. Issued tickets will be honored.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Returning to the Workplace is the topic of the Mobile Area Chamber’s Business First forum. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to noon, join Wills Moore, Agilitas Human Capital Consulting, as the virtual event addresses: can employers require an employee to be vaccinated; how U.S. companies are preparing for this potentially controversial topic; and legal and ethical issues. Register for the Zoom code or contact Christopher Mayfield, 251.431.8654.

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The Mobile Area Chamber is helping identify current or potential exporters that may qualify for STEP funds through the Alabama Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Contact Kayley Shepard, 251.431.8629, for more information and assistance with the process.

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Business Headlines

Today, the Alabama School of Math and Science opened its new Remote Learning Center and Makerspace. The school’s robotics team will use the space, equipped with a 3D printer, and faculty members will have the option to teach in-person or remotely using the classrooms and/or technology. Once the COVID-19 pandemic ends, school officials will transition the center for students to work, create and build.

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Lagniappe editors launched a new podcast. New segments will be available on the website free for a short time, and then become a benefit for subscribers.

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Armbrecht Jackson attorneys J. Robert Turnipseed and Steven C. Pearson have analyzed tax planning under President Joe Biden’s administration from an income tax, estate planning and small business perspective. The Mobile Area Chamber leadership agree it is impartial and balanced. Read it here.

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If your business is being financially impacted by COVID-19 and temporary workers could help, a new Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment program could help by reimbursing your company for their wages.  Contact Monica Oakley at 251.432.0909, ext. 150, to find out if your company is eligible.

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Updated: FAQ Fridays were announced by the Alabama Small Business Development Center. The free webinars will focus on the Payroll Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications, eligibility and forgiveness, and will be held Fridays at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Advanced registration is required.

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USA Health developed an online tool so people can show their interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. As the Alabama Department of Public Health approves eligibility and USA Health has enough vaccine, USA Health will contact people to schedule appointments via email or text.

 

USA Health, in partnership with the City of Mobile, is running a drive-through vaccine clinic at the Mobile Civic Center arena for those who have been cleared by the Alabama Department of Public Health. As of now that includes healthcare workers, first responders and patients who are age 75 and older.

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With her 22nd supplemental emergency proclamation, Gov. Kay Ivey extended the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement through March 5 at 5 p.m. Everything else remains the same.

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Member Promotions

 

Save the date: Victory Health Partners rescheduled its annual fundraiser for Tuesday, April 27. Hope for Healing will feature New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees to talk all things football, faith, community, family and more. In-person tickets are selling fast and the organization is now offering a virtual option for individuals and groups. Learn more here, or contact Kim Garrett, 251.445.0036.

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Member Events

Friday, January 22

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

01/22/2021

10 a.m. to Noon

$12 cash

City of Mobile 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.

 

Saturday, January 23

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

01/24/2021

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.

 

Mobile Symphony

Fanfare!

01/23/2021

6 to 7 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St.

251.432.2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/event/fanfare

The MSO celebrates the New Year with a rousing Fanfare. The concert opens with Cheatham’s A Brass Menagerie and ends with Saint-Saens’ fun and humorous Carnival of the Animals.

 

Sunday, January 24

Mobile Christian School

Open House

01/24/2021

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Free

5900 Cottage Hill Rd.

251.661.1613

https://www.mobilechristian.org

This is event is for prospective students and family.

 

Mobile Symphony

Fanfare!

01/24/2021

1 to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St.

251.432.2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/event/fanfare

The MSO celebrates the New Year with a rousing Fanfare. The concert opens with Cheatham’s A Brass Menagerie and ends with Saint-Saens’ fun and humorous Carnival of the Animals.

 

Tuesday, January 26

The Net Effect

Understanding the CMMC Work(fromhome)shop

01/26/2021

10 to 11 a.m.

$99 with promo code “ChamberMember”

Online via GoToMeeting

251.433.0196

https://www.theneteffect.com/workshops/cmmc-intro.php

This online class will introduce you to the basics of the CMMC: what it is, why we have it, applicability, terminology, timeline, the assessment process, methodology, etc.

 

Wednesday, January 27

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Winter Wednesdays: A History of Mobile in 22 Objects

01/27/2021
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
$14 for adults / $8 for ages 5-12 / free to Bellingrath members
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
251.459.8868
https://bellingrath.org

Meg McCrummen Fowler, director of the History Museum of Mobile, will discuss the museum’s new exhibit, a look at 22 distinctive items representing more than 300 years of Mobile history.

 

Thursday, January 28

Edward Jones

New Administration, New Year: What to Expect in 2021

01/28/2021

2 to 3 p.m.

Free

Online – registration is required

251.431.9869

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

Panelists will discuss the Edward Jones 2021 Market Outlook, the policy agenda under the new administration and the impact those policies may have on the markets.

 

Friday, January 29

Saenger Theatre

An Evening with Travis Tritt

01/29/2021

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

$37, $47, $57, $72 (Additional fees may apply)

Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St.

251.208.5600

www.mobilesaenger.com

Enjoy an evening with GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting, where his powerful voice and guitar shine.

 

Saturday, January 30

OWA

OWA Arts & Crafts Festival

01/30/2021

Noon to 4 p.m.

Free

1501 South OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

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

OWA’s immaculate Downtown entertainment district is the perfect backdrop for Coastal Alabama’s newest arts and crafts festival.

 

Mobile Arts Council

Closing Reception for Art for All and Nancy Goodman’s Art Quilts

01/30/2021

1 to 4 p.m.

Free

6 S. Joachim St., Room 1927

https://files.emailmeform.com/1252779/W2ELjaJf/3C69DF27-C4AB-4FDB-862D-CE95946A2553_1_201_a%20-%20Copy.jpeg

Join us for the Closing Reception for Art For All and Nancy Goodman’s Art Quilts during extended gallery hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

 

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

01/30/2021

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

$12 cash

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

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.

 

Tuesday, February 2

Profile by Sanford

Reopening Celebration

02/02/2021

4 to 7 p.m.

Free

281 S. McGregor in Pinebrook Shopping Center

251.263.6568

https://locations.profileplan.com/al/mobile/281-s-mcgregor-avenue

Profile wants to thank our members and introduce the health and wellness program to those interested in learning more. There will be prize drawings and free samples.

 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Winter Garden Walk at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

02/03/2021
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
$14 for adults / $8 for ages 5-12 / free to Bellingrath members
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
251.459.8868
https://bellingrath.org

Take a guided stroll to view numerous Camellia varieties and new winter plantings, led by Barbara Smith, gardens display manager, and Chuck Owens, horticultural and operations director.

 

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