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AUBURN CHAMBER LAUNCHES KEEP AUBURN OPEN


Date Published: July 16, 2020

The Auburn Chamber’s mission is to provide resources and leadership to create a thriving business environment. Out of concern for our businesses and the health and safety of their employees, the chamber has launched Keep Auburn Open.The components of Keep Auburn Open, a program of the Auburn Chamber, is to follow the state of Alabama’s proclamation by Gov. Kay Ivey and recommendations of the CDC, which includes wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing and providing a...

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AO Discover! Receives Kuvio Creative Grant


Date Published: July 13, 2020

East Alabama's first hands-on science musuem, AO Discover!, has recently been awarded the Kuvio Creative Impact Grant. As a recipient, AO Discover! will receive up to 100 hours of branding, web design and marketing services at no cost.The grant will allow AO Discover! to overhaul their current website and reach more families through enhanced virtual programming.“This grant will allow us to offer a brand new dynamic, interactive website to showcase East Alabama's f...

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Ariccia Cucina Italiana Earns Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence


Date Published: July 6, 2020

Ariccia Cucina Italiana has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards. The annual program, which recognizes restaurants around the world as the top destinations for wine lovers, successfully moved forward this year despite the effects of COVID-19.“This year’s Wine Spectator R...

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Brooke Kastner Named Sales & Marketing Manager at Auburn Opelika Tourism


Date Published: June 29, 2020

Longtime hospitality professional Brooke Kastner has joined Auburn-Opelika Tourism as the sales and marketing manager. Kastner has over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National.Kastner brings a wealth of sales experience to Auburn-Opelika Tourism whe...

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AmeriFirst Bank: EAMC President Laura Grill Joins Board of Directors


Date Published: June 11, 2020

Alfred F. Cook, Jr., vice chairman of Montgomery-based AmeriFirst Bank, announced that East Alabama Medical Center president and CEO Laura D. Grill has joined the bank's board of directors.Grill was recently named as one of the top five hospital administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic in a study published by Indianapolis emergency physician Dr. Louis M. Profeta. She had been affiliated with EAMC for 26 years prior to being named president and CEO in Octo...

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Lee County Literacy Coalition Receives $10,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Litera


Date Published: May 28, 2020

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Lee County Literacy organization a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves. “Imagine for a moment, what it would be like not being able to read. For some this is a reality. On any given day, we are always improving. LCLC is grateful for the support of the D...

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AO Discover! Launches STEM Series to Support Local Businesses


Date Published: April 21, 2020

AO Discover!, East Alabama’s first hands-on science museum, is launching a new campaign to support local businesses during these times of economic hardship. The DISCOVER Local campaign was designed to introduce families to local businesses through tutorial-style videos that showcase their daily operations and connect them to various aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).The campaign will feature several themes beginning with “DISCOVER Local: Le...

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Lee County Association of Realtors Makes Donation to the Food Bank of East Alabama and Mercy Medical


Date Published: April 10, 2020

The Lee County Association of Realtors (LCAR) donated $30,000 to the Food Bank of East Alabama and Mercy Medical on Friday, March 20.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local charitable organizations are seeing an increase in need from citizens. Charitable organizations are also having a harder time securing resources during this time of need. “With a national emergency now declared, local school districts closed, we are stepping up to provide the resources to help both the chr...

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JACKSON THORNTON NAMED TO FORBES TOP ACCOUNTING FIRMS LIST


Date Published: March 2, 2020

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Montgomery, AL, was recently named as one of America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms by Forbes Magazine. The firm has a local office in the historic area of downtown Opelika.Only 227 firms nationwide were selected and only seven in Alabama. Jackson Thornton was selected as being a top recommendation in both the tax and accounting areas.Forbes and market research compan...

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E.L. SPENCER, AUBURN PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT AND JAY AND SUSIE GOGUE AMONG THOSE HONORED AT THE AUBURN CHAMBER ANNUAL M


Date Published: February 27, 2020

Each year the Auburn business community gathers at the Auburn Arena to reflect on the past year, welcome the new board chairperson, and celebrate a number of outstanding individuals and organizations. This year, E.L Spencer, the Auburn Public Safety Department and Jay and Susie Gogue were among those honored.“An important part of what we do is shine a spotlight on those who have shaped our community and worked hard to make Auburn better. As our organization steadily grows and we...

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