The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama recognized top volunteers for 2017 during its 117th annual celebration, presented on Friday, Jan. 19 by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.
Five of the area’s most distinguished residents were honored by being inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame on Oct. 19.
Each year, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honors “civic giants” that have made an impact on the quality, livability, and economic progress of our community. The Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber’s 100th anniversary year in 2000 and is designed to honor exceptional citizens who have made significant, long-term contributions to the overall development of Tuscaloosa County. With this class, 108 citizens will have been inducted as members of the Hall of Fame.
Gary Nichols, President and CEO of McAbee Construction, was named the 2016 Charles H. Land Member of the Year during the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's 116th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration, presented January 26th by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.
Mark Tegan and Dr. Rusty Sutterlin, founders of Inventure Renewables, were named the H. Pettus Randall Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama at a luncheon ceremony held on Dec. 7 at Hotel Capstone. The award is named in honor of local entrepreneur H. Pettus Randall, III, who built Randall Publishing, now Randall Reilly, into one of the 25 largest publishing companies in America. Randall passed away in 2002.
Inventure Renewables has pioneered a method in which basic waste biomass with a low value is transformed into high-value biofuels, biochemical and biomaterials.
It was a big day for the Raymond James Team at the 26th Annual Nucor Adopt-A-School Golf Tournament, as the team was the overall tourney winner, and team member Elliott Jones hit a hole-in-one. The team won $500 for their adopted school, Faucett Vestavia Elementary.
The Adopt-A-School program welcomed noted child advocate Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley as keynote speaker during its annual kickoff event, held August 4th at the University Church of Christ.
By Amy Materson
“This is one of the best accomplishments we’ve ever achieved for Hale County. Period.”
Osie Pickens doesn’t mince words when discussing the $7 million investment in the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro. The Hale County Board of Education Superintendent knows the facility will provide students with opportunities never available in the area before.
Liz Huntley, author and child advocate, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Adopt-A-School Kick-Off Seminar and Lunch, scheduled for August 4 at University Church of Christ.
Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley is a committed child advocate and a passionate litigation attorney. She practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC in Birmingham.