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Business View Weekly – December 10, 2020 | Chamber News, Business Headlines & Member Events

 

Chamber News

 

Sign up free for the Mobile Area Chamber’s annual State of the Economy. The event takes place virtually Wednesday, Dec. 16. The program begins at 8 a.m. with results of the Chamber’s business survey, followed by industry updates: Healthcare by Owen Bailey, USA Health; Shipbuilding, Craig Perciavalle, Austal USA; Small Business, Beth Morrissette, M2 Solutions; and Technology, Abe Harper, Harper Technologies.

 

The keynote begins at 9:30 by Dr. Jerry Parrish, chief economist and director of research for the Florida Chamber Foundation.

 

During the program, the Mobile Area Chamber will honor AM/NS Calvert as Manufacturer of the Year; and Airbus as Innovator of the Year. Sign up here.

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Sign up today for the first in a series of updated Google webinars. Reach Customers Online With Google During and After COVID-19, is set for Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Not sure you can make it? Register for this free event and we send you the recording.

 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an effective profile and engage with customers
  • Improve your website’s visibility in organic search results
  • Design content, social media and email marketing
  • Advertise on Google through Smart Campaigns

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The Mobile Area Chamber is helping The University of Alabama with getting input to its latest Alabama Business Confidence Index survey. The survey is open until Tuesday, Dec. 15, and will help forecast first quarter 2021 business activity. Find more information and the survey link here.

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Business Headlines

 

This week, Gov. Kay Ivey announced she was extending the Safer at Home and mandatory mask orders until Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. All orders in place remain the same.

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The Mobile County Health Department will again offer COVID-19 testing leading up to Christmas. The next “Know B4U Go” event is intended to protect travelers and their families during the holiday season. Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., tests will be offered at the Keeler Memorial Building (251 N. Bayou St. in Mobile), Eight Mile Health Center (4009 St. Stephens Rd. in Prichard) and Semmes Health Center (3810 Wulff Rd. E.). No appointment necessary.

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Calagaz Printing, the Mobile Area Chamber’s Small Business of the Year, was recognized last week by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama. As one of 12 small business finalists statewide, Calagaz earned the Gold Award in the category of 11-50 employees.

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The Better Business Bureau released this holiday graphic to highlight the most common scams this time of year and help consumers avoid falling prey. Find the BBB Scam Tracker or report a scam here.

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Chamber Member Events

 

Friday, December 11

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

12/11/2020

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.

 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Christmas in Lights

Ongoing through 01/03/2021

5 to 9 p.m.

$16 adults / $8 for children 5 and up

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore

251.973.2217

Homepage

It’s the 25th anniversary season of Magic Christmas in Lights. Call 800-247-8420, ext. 986, for discounted rates for groups of 20 or more.

 

Mobile Sports & Entertainment Group

Christmas Nights of Lights of Mobile

Through 01/01/2021

5:30 to 10 p.m. Nightly

$8 per person / $6 for seniors & military / free for children 4 and under

Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.

251.572.2327

www.mobileseg.com

Drive-through light show where millions of Christmas lights dance to music played through your car radio.

 

OWA

Stoked Comedy Hypnosis Show

12/11/2020

7 to 8 p.m.

$24

Brandon Styles Live Theater, 101H S. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.237.3330

BrandonStyles.com

Join hypnotist Terry Stokes for 60 minutes of hilarious antics and unbelievable hypnotism at the Stoked Comedy Hypnosis Show. The audience is the “stars” of the show!

 

Saturday, December 12

Mobile County Health Department

Rabies Clinic

12/12/2020

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.

 

Exploreum Science Center

Christmas at the Exploreum

12/12/2020

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

$5-$10 general admission

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

www.exploreum.com

View exciting experiments and experience our STEM Wonderland exhibit.

 

Exploreum Science Center

Holiday Movie: Elf

12/12/2020

2 p.m.

$3 (plus exhibit cost if applicable)

65 Government St.

251.208.6893

www.exploreum.com

A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers.

 

Mobile Symphony

A Bountiful Holiday

12/12/2020

6 and 8:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim St.

251.432.2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/events

Don’t miss this musical treat for the whole family. Scott Speck will unpack a bounty of musical gifts on our stage this year, as we celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned variety show featuring various orchestral sections.

 

OWA

Island Movie Night – Star Wars: A New Hope

12/12/2020

6 p.m.

Free – no admission required

100 N. OWA Blvd., Foley

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/starwarsanewhope/

Grab some cocoa, your fluffiest blanket and your favorite people, for a free screening of Star Wars: A New Hope at the OWA Island Amphitheater.

 

Sunday, December 13

OWA

Brunch with Santa

12/13/2020

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

$10.99 (++)

1501 S. OWA Blvd.

251.923.2111

https://visitowa.com/santabrunch/

Tickets include pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, your choice of drink and time with Santa. Located at Shady Arbor inside The Park. Park admission is not required.

 

Mobile Symphony

A Bountiful Holiday

12/13/2020

1 and 3:30 p.m.

$15-$82

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim St.

251.432.2010

https://mobilesymphony.org/events

Don’t miss this musical treat for the whole family. Scott Speck will unpack a bounty of musical gifts on our stage this year, as we celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned variety show featuring various orchestral sections.

 

The University of Alabama

Showcase Mobile

12/14/2020

5:45 to 7 p.m.

Free

155 S. Water St.

205.615.9123

https://files.emailmeform.com/1252779/cVU1WDSv/Showcase%20Mobile%20invitation%20for%20companies%20%281%29%20%281%29.PDF

Are you hiring or in need of interns? Meet local UA students at this free recruiting event. Space is limited. All CDC guidelines will be followed.

 

Tuesday, December 15

The Net Effect

An Introduction to Preparing for the CMMC

12/15/2020

10 to 11 a.m.

$119

Online course via GoToMeeting

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

This online class will introduce you to the basics of the CMMC: terminology, timeline, applicability and basic preparation steps.

 

Victory Health Partners

Zoom Lunch and Learn

12/15/2020

Noon

Free

3750 Professional Pkwy.

251.445.0036

www.victoryhealth.org

Interested in joining us for a Zoom Lunch with Victory’s founder and medical director? To join and receive Zoom meeting information, contact Kim Garrett, 251.445.0036.

 

Wednesday, December 16

LifeSouth

Holiday Blood Drive

12/16/2020

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Government Plaza, 205 Government St.

www.lifesouth.org

251.706.1470 ext. 56515

We are going to have recognition items as well as raffles from local restaurants and businesses.

 

Anytime Storage

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

12/16/2020

11 a.m.

Free

412 S. Broad St.

251-289-0709

www.anytimestoragemobile.com

Event will be catered by Mama’s and we’re hosting a Toys for Tots drive. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unopened toy that attends.

 

Thursday, December 17

Veterans Recovery Resources

Ground Breaking Ceremony

12/17/2020

4 p.m.

Free

1156 Springhill Ave.

251.405.3677

www.vetsrecover.org

Breaking ground on renovation of historic building. This $6.5 million project will create a Detox & Residential Treatment Facility for Veterans, First Responders and their families. Small reception follows.

 

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 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.

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 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.

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.

 

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