After opening in 1997 and being home to more than 100 stores, The Summit is welcoming five additional tenants in 2017. more

Feb 24, 2017 8:15 PM Businesses

Soccer Post

Photos by Erica Techo.

Soccer has long been something Chelsea resident Michael Houghton has enjoyed. Now, he’s hoping to share that passion with others through his new soccer gear store, Soccer Post. more

Feb 24, 2017 8:07 PM Businesses

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

After almost five years of success at its Homewood location, Little Donkey is opening a second restaurant in Birmingham, this one on the U.S. 280 corridor. more

Feb 24, 2017 8:04 PM Businesses

5ive Oaks

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Hoover couple spreads love with homemade pepper jelly business. more

Feb 24, 2017 8:00 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

The 13 mayors from Shelby County gave updates on their municipalities during the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce’s “State of our Communities” luncheon on Feb. 22. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:05 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Selena Harrison with Ripple 511 shared social media strategies with the Chelsea Business Alliance. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:41 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham Executive Director Charles Ball spoke at the Feb. 2 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Feb 3, 2017 2:12 AM Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Cook.

Many nights, Lynn Woolf said, have been spent making pounds of toffee for eager customers from her home kitchen. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:20 PM Businesses

With 11 classrooms, the Greystone location is the largest of the Mason Music facilities, and it has at least one distinctive feature, according to Patton. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:12 PM Businesses

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Photo by Erica Techo.

Tyler Nash described this as an extremely humbling experience, especially after putting up an image of success for the past several years. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:09 PM Businesses


Photos by Erica Techo.

Canine Country Club dog kennel opens facility on Chelsea Road. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:04 PM Businesses


Renderings courtesy of Brad Bailey.

Bailey and his family first considered opening a car wash a few years back, when they were looking for a “recession-resistant” business. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:02 PM Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Since the amendment went into effect on March 13, some restaurants and businesses have seen positive results from the change. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:55 PM Businesses


Photo by Erica Techo.

The group looked at trends around the Southeast and the nation of what counties were doing right and wrong, then developed a recommendation focused on balancing job growth in the commercial, retail and industrial sectors in Shelby County. more

Jan 27, 2017 3:45 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Stephen Craft, dean of Montevallo’s business school and a professor at the university, presented the results of the second annual Shelby County Business Outlook Survey at the Greater Shelby Chamber's 36th annual meeting. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:36 PM Businesses

Graffeo Levine and Ray

Photos by Jon Anderson

The chamber's 2017 officers and board of trustees also were installed. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:36 PM Businesses

Jerome Morgan Jr. Dec 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Morgan is the owner of the Oncort Professional Services commercial cleaning company. more

Jan 11, 2017 4:41 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

For individuals hoping to kick off the new year with more networking, Joe Thomas had a few tips. more

Jan 5, 2017 11:42 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

State legislators discussed potential themes of the upcoming legislative session, which starts Feb. 7. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:19 PM Businesses

Watts sold her first piece of artwork when she was in eighth grade, working as Paulina Watts Artwork and is reworking her efforts in Steady Hand Company. more

Dec 28, 2016 8:07 PM Businesses

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