Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local. 

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Camigan Microsystems Corporation celebrated the grand opening of its new Center for AI and Machine Learning in Tuscaloosa (2627 10th Ave) on Feb. 6. Located at The EDGE, a high-tech facility designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation, the facility will host advanced research and development initiatives in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Camigan.com.

The CBD Store of Northport (900 Main Avenue, Northport) held its grand reopening on Feb. 8. They are the first and only dedicated CBD store in Northport, with products derived from 100 percent organic, non-GMO industrial hemp with no THC, so they can be purchased without a prescription. (205) 737-7984 

Tuscaloosa’s Party On store (1320 McFarland Blvd. E. #220) planned to hold a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama on March 1. The party supply and rental shop, which carries mylar balloons, latex balloons, dress up, team spirit, party themes, tableware and more, officially opened in November.  (205) 409-8765; partyonttown.com  

Torrid women’s clothing store opened its doors in Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village (1800 McFarland Blvd East, Space #112) on Feb. 12. Torrid features women’s fashions for sizes 10 to 30. (205) 614-9624; torrid.com 

News and Happenings 

Bryant Bank has announced that local mortgage lender Michelle Robinson has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Senior Mortgage Sales Manager for Bryant Bank Mortgage. In addition to Robinson’s promotion, Becky Williams has been hired to support the Tuscaloosa market with mortgage lending.

Michele Jones and Carrie Ridgway recently received the DCH Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is given to DCH employees who exemplify the highest standards of excellence in attitude, job performance, dependability, appearance, and contributions to DCH beyond the call of duty. Employees nominate their peers for the award. Jones is a physical therapist with DCH Home Health Agency, and Ridgway has been an RN at SpineCare for 10 years.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International President and CEO Jason Hoff has been named the Head of Quality Management at Mercedes-Benz Cars worldwide. Hoff will be moving to Germany to begin the new position on July 1. Michael Göbel will succeed Jason Hoff as the new Head of SUV/Sports Cars Production and President and CEO of MBUSI.

Tuscaloosa’s Salvation Army Thrift Store may soon have a new location, on Highway 82 near the intersection of Lurleen Wallace Blvd. Land has been purchased, and hopes are to have the new 12,000-square-foot store open by year’s end.  

SWJ Technology, a German company, is moving its corporate headquarters to Tuscaloosa – specifically, to Alberta, where it will become the Alberta Technology Center. SWJ provides engineering, planning, and project management for automakers, including Mercedes. Ground may be broken on the new HQ in the next few months.  

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