The conversation between Gov. Bentley and lawmakers on an Alabama lottery continues. There are several in favor of and against the proposed plans from the Governor.
“Lottery bills get first test in Alabama Legislature”
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee is meeting Tuesday morning for public hearings on five different lottery bills. The committee could vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
What do you think should be done?
Fund Medicaid through a lottery, or stay true to our history?
Wednesday night, Dram Whiskey Bar is having a fundraising night where 10% of their proceeds are going to the MS Society through the Planet Fundraiser App.
Supporting Local Initiatives and Local Business
Dram Fundraising Night, August 17th
With innovation taking hold in Birmingham and all across the country, the call for entrepreneurs hasn’t been greater. Colleges are adapting their business curriculum to hone in on skills that benefit this new age in technology and start-ups.
Continue reading “Jennifer Skjellum, Pres. of TechBirmingham, to Teach Entrepreneurship at BSC”
This morning at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley shared his thoughts on the potential AL lottery.
“When you look at this you say: ‘Which is the most immoral: buying five lottery tickets with money you earned or allowing a child to die?’ I don’t think there’s even a choice there, so we must fund Medicaid, we must take care of our sick children, our disabled people, those in nursing homes, those with mental illness,” Bentley said regarding his “one best option” lottery. Continue reading “Bentley’s “one best option” Lottery less immoral than ‘allowing a child to die’”
Businesses come and go, thrive and fall, and it never fails to disappoint a community when a local giant drops to its knees.
Continue reading “Birmingham Golf Courses Close…”
Megan Miller, from the Trussville Tribune proclaims,
“Co-owner Charlene Scharf said due to her husband’s health, the family is pulling back and closing the doors to its Trussville location, while the Oneonta location will remain open.”
Cafe on Main to Close Due to Family Matters…
Good luck to the Scharf family, best of luck to you.
It’s Summer time, so you know it’s been hot and humid here in Birmingham. If you’re looking to do some fun exercise without burning up, head over to First Avenue Rocks, Birmingham’s premiere rock climbing gym. The gym has climbing routes for all skill levels, so there’s no fear walking in as a first time climber.
Check them out at http://www.firstaverocks.com
160,000 people could be impacted by significant rate hikes announced by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, the only company offering individual insurance through the federal exchange.
“‘H&M is especially excited to expand its reach in Alabama, a growing market for the retailer,’ the company said in a release earlier this year.”
Who knew that Alabama exports over $4B in goods to Canada each year? Continue reading “Eh! Canada is Alabama’s Top Customer”
With 250 operating locations, and 23 of those in Alabama, the Nashville steakhouse chain looks to “restructure” its balance sheet.
Continue reading “Bankruptcy Filed: Logan’s Roadhouse closing 18 locations…”