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Hoover lodging tax expected to be tabled

Hoover council member John Lyda said that discussion in a Thursday council work session led to an agreement to table consideration of doubling Hoover lodging tax. The motion to table will be formally made by the council on Monday night. more »

Jul 30, 2015 11:11 PM News

Panel discusses Shelby County Schools at chamber luncheon

Superintendents Dr. Wayne Vickers of Alabaster City Schools, Dr. Scott Coefield of Pelham City Schools and Randy Fuller of Shelby County Schools focused on the importance of implementing new technology in the classrooms as well college preparation. more »

Jul 29, 2015 9:11 PM News

Hotel execs speak out against proposed Hoover lodging tax increase

Hoover hotel executives, during the Monday, July 20 Hoover City Council meeting, spoke out against a proposal by Mayor Gary Ivey to double Hoover's lodging tax from 3 to 6 percent, saying the increase could cost them business. more »

Jul 21, 2015 12:59 AM News

Investing in downtowns pays off, speaker tells South Shelby Chamber

Mary Helmer of Main Street Alabama, an agency devoted to helping revitalize communities across Alabama, during a July 9 luncheon in Columbiana encouraged members of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce to invest in downtowns to attract businesses. more »

Jul 9, 2015 9:27 PM News

Gov. Bentley expected to address Confederate flag removal in speech before black business group on U.S. 280

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, two days after removing the Confederate flag, will make a Friday, June 26 breakfast speech before the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneurs conference at Cahaba Grand Conference Center on U.S. 280. more »

Jun 26, 2015 12:05 AM News

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