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JACKSON THORNTON CELEBRATES 100 YEARS WITH 100 ACTS OF SERVICE AND NEW BRANDING


Date Published: January 28, 2019

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is celebrating two big milestones in 2019: its 100th birthday and the roll-out of a new corporate brand identity and tagline across all its entities.Jackson Thornton was founded in 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, which remains the location of the firm’s corporate headquarters. Through the years,...

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BARBERITOS TO OPEN NEW AUBURN LOCATION


Date Published: January 23, 2019

Auburn's first Barberitos restaurant, located at 1619 Opelika Road, is scheduled to open on February 4, 2019. Located at the Auburn Mall, the Auburn location will offer farm-fresh food for customers seeking a healthy and flavorful quick-service option for lunch and dinner.Mark Weeks is the owner and will be operating with his wife, Michele. “We are excited to bring Aubur...

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AUBURN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 2019 KICKOFF JANUARY 31


Date Published: January 14, 2019

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce will host the Auburn Young Professionals 2019 Kickoff on Thursday, January 31, at 5 p.m. at Auburn University Club. All area young professionals ages 21-40 are invited to attend and learn about the program or renew their membership. Auburn Young Professionals is a program of the Auburn Chamber designed to engage area professionals ages 21-40 and build a community of prepared leaders. Throughout the year, members will have the opportunity to connect with...

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ANNA HOVEY GRADUATES FROM INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT


Date Published: January 14, 2019

Anna Hovey, director of business development and special events for the Auburn Chamber, recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, receiving the recognition of IOM. The IOM designation is awarded after the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Nearly 1,0...

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RONNIE EARLES OF DAVIS DIRECT AWARDED CUSTOMER SERVICE CROWN


Date Published: December 19, 2018

Ronnie Earles of Davis Direct Awarded Customer Servic...

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WILSON INVESTMENT GROUP'S BLAKE PRESTRIDGE EARNS CFP® CERTIFICATION


Date Published: November 30, 2018

C. Blake Prestridge, CFP®, of Wilson Investment Group has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements....

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BARFIELD MURPHY SHANK & SMITH JOINS FORCES WITH HALL ALBRIGHT GARRISON & BARNES


Date Published: November 29, 2018

As part of a planned growth strategy throughout the state of Alabama, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith (BMSS) is proud to announce it is merging with Huntsville-based CPA firm Hall Albright Garrison & Barnes. The merger will take place on January 1, 2019. The existing BMSS location in Huntsville will relocate to HAGB’s office at 400 Meridian St. Once the merger is complete, the combined entity will have 29 partners, 94 CPAs and approximately 225 employees. The two firms w...

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AUBURN BUSINESSES NAMED FINALISTS FOR ALABAMA'S SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS


Date Published: November 20, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) recently announced the finalists for Alabama's Small Business of the Year Awards, including four Auburn businesses. Auburn finalists are Behind the Glass, OrangeTheory Fitness, Publix-Hamilton Place and Ross House Coffee.Earlier this year, after a community-wide vote, these businesses were named Auburn's Best of Small Business in four categories: Emerging, 1-10 employees, 11-50 empl...

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AUBURN CHAMBER CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC


Date Published: October 30, 2018

On October 25, 200 golfers gathered at Moore’s Mill Club to enjoy the Auburn Chamber Golf Classic and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event. The tournament was presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate and sponsored by the Opelika-Auburn News and Wells Fargo.Adams Beverages, Inc., Allstate—Prewett Insurance Group, CharterBank, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Imprint Yourself, Max Credit Union and STAMP were also sponsors for the event....

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GINGER PURVIS OF UNIVERSITY ACE HARDWARE AWARDED CUSTOMER SERVICE CROWN


Date Published: August 13, 2018

The Auburn Chamber, along with sponsor representative Stacey Sanders of Weichert, Realtors—Porter Properties, presented the second Customer Service Crown of 2018 to Ginger Purvis, a member of the garden center team at University Ace Hardware, located at 2101 E. University Drive. “This is the second Customer Service Crown we’ve presented at University Ace Hardware, and the nominations keep coming. They have a fantastic team and a culture of excellent, attentive servi...

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