Now Open/Opening Soon
The Edge Incubator & Accelerator is now open in its new location (2627 10th Ave). The 26,300-square-foot facility is designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation in the West Alabama region. The EDGE is a partnership with the University of Alabama, the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Tuscaloosa. A grand opening is planned for Feb. 6. edge.culverhouse.ua.edu; (205) 348-3343
GrubHub, a popular food delivery app, is now operating in Tuscaloosa. Depending on where residents live, they can choose from a variety of delivery or pick up options at restaurants including Ajian Sushi, Broadway Pizzeria, Frutta Bowls, Pita Pit, and Wing Zone.
Swen Chinese Restaurant in Northport has moved to a new location (3420 Highway 69 North). The restaurant moved from its longtime location in Northsquare Plaza – which is set to be demolished. (205) 333-8886
News and Happenings
The 2019 Board of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama welcomed several new directors. Each will serve a three-year term that began Jan. 1. Joining the board as first-time directors are Michele Coley, the AllState Coley Agency; Russell DuBose, Phifer Incorporated; Angela Martin, Hunt Refining Company; Brad Newman, ZF Chassis Systems, LLC; Tripp Powell, Powell Petroleum; and Elizabeth Winter, Regions Bank. Elected to serve for a second term are Matthew Fajack, The University of Alabama; Angela Hamiter, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC; James Leitner, The Radiology Clinic; Gary Nichols, McAbee Construction, Inc.; Tim Parker, III, Parker Towing Company; David Pass, The Sealy Companies and Miers Pass Philanthropy; Steven Rumsey, Rumsey Environmental; and Bill Wright, Royal Fine Cleaners.
DCH Regional Medical Center is one of 13 hospitals to receive the Alabama Organ Center’s Gift of Life Award. The award is in recognition of the hospital’s efforts to educate staff and the public about organ donation. In 2018, 25 lives were saved from nine Donor Heroes at DCH. Tissue donations from 11 Donor Heroes from DCH helped up to 1,100 people.
Spiller Furniture & Mattress President Shane Spiller has been elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. His two-year term began on Jan. 1.
United Way of West Alabama raised a record-setting $4,047,835 during its 2018 fundraising campaign. The grand total was announced by 2018 Campaign Chairman Jordan Plaster during the Alabama vs Ole Miss men’s basketball game on Jan. 22.