DCL Business Happenings: January 2017

19 Jan 2017

Each month, Druid City Living brings you all the best in business happenings throughout the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas. From new business openings to special milestone anniversaries, read on to find out more.

Now Open 

The newest ABC Store in Tuscaloosa is open at 1101 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. S. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board opened the location in December.  

Ernest & Hadley Booksellers celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 11. Located at 1928 7th Street in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ernest & Hadley strives to provide a unique selection of books and other creative materials from local, regional and international sources. ernestandhadleybooks.com; (205) 632-5331. 

North River Therapy, a locally owned physical therapy clinic which specializes in orthopedic, vestibular and neurological issues, has expanded. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly expanded clinic was held on Dec. 1. northrivertherapy.com; (205) 333-5351.  

News and Accomplishments 

Tuscaloosa County Women's Leadership Committee Chairman Donna Anders accepted the statewide award for Outstanding County Committee in division 3 during a luncheon Dec. 5 at the Alabama Farmers Federation's 95th annual meeting in Montgomery. The award goes to a county Women's Leadership Committee that has demonstrated excellent work and increased involvement over the past year. 

Epiphany Farm-to-Fork Cuisine closed its doors on Dec. 17. Owner and Executive Chef Tres Jackson, along with Chef Joel Frederick, are opening a new fast-casual restaurant, Animal Butter, at 2217 University Blvd. in Tuscaloosa.  

Chris Gunter has joined Sentell Engineering, Inc. as director of marketing. Gunter will be responsible for driving brand recognition, community involvement, public relations, and sales leadership.  

NorthRiver Yacht Club Director of Instruction Steve Whidden has been selected as a 2016 Top 50 Instructor by PGA Magazine. This is the fifth year in a row Whidden, who joined the NorthRiver team in April 2016, has been chosen.  

Shanna Ullmann has joined the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama as Vice President for Community Engagement. She will coordinate multiple Chamber councils and affiliate groups, oversee leadership development programs, direct all professional development training, and manage the organization’s membership events. 

The Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation received the Award for Excellence at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 95th annual meeting in Montgomery in December. The award recognizes counties excelling in five sections of the Federation: organization, agricultural programs, governmental affairs, and the county’s Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers committees. Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation President Joe Anders accepted the award.

Emilee H. Scheeff has joined Rosen Harwood Attorneys at Law as an associate in the Business, Corporate and Commercial Law Group, with a focus on state and local taxation; estate planning; wealth management and asset protection; and business succession planning.

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