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Lee County Students Participate in Economic and Community Development Program at Huntingdon College


Date Published: July 9, 2019

Audrey Brown of Auburn High School and Julia Bush of Opelika High School were two of the 32 rising high school seniors who participated in the third annual Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27. Planned in partnership with and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Commerce, ECDS introduced young citizens who are poised to begin their professional j...

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The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Achieves Coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating


Date Published: July 9, 2019

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, an Ithaka Hospitality Partners managed property owned by Auburn University, has achieved the coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating, placing it among the best in the country according to the organization’s high inspection standards. AAA's Diamond Rating is one of the few hotel appraisal systems that relies on physical evaluations. Four Diamond hotels account for just 6.3 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA-inspected and ap...

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E.L. SPENCER, JR. AND RUTH PRIESTER SPENCER CANCER CENTER AT EAMC NOW SEEING PATIENTS


Date Published: June 17, 2019

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FORMER AUBURN MAYOR JAN DEMPSEY HONORED WITH THE OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS AWARD


Date Published: May 15, 2019

During the second annual Women in Business luncheon on May 14, the Auburn Chamber honored former Auburn mayor Jan Dempsey as Outstanding Woman in Business for her role as a leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor.“Mayor Dempsey made history when she was elected in 1980, not only as our first female mayor, but as a visionary leader, consensus builder, champion for our schools and advocate for the disadvantaged. She saw the city as it cou...

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TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOT BRAND SELECTS WHITNEY DAVIS AS 2018 SALES ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR


Date Published: April 25, 2019

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WORK BEGINS TO TRANSFORM FORMER JCPENNEY AT THE AUBURN MALL


Date Published: April 10, 2019

Hull Property Group, owners of the Auburn Mall, announced today the commencement of a large-scale project that will transform the building formerly occupied by JCPenney. The project includes the creation of a new mall entrance, additional exterior facing retail storefronts and outparcel opportunities.Work will begin with the demolition of 35,000 square feet or approximately 60% of the former anchor space facing E. University Drive. After the demolition of the exterior wing of the buil...

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WEICHERT FAST TRACK TRAINING OFFERS COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS


Date Published: April 5, 2019

Weichert, Realtors(r) - Porter Properties, located in Auburn, is proud to announce that Sales Associate Lori Fuller successfully completed the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Fast Track training. The training helps quickly bring new Weichert(r) affiliated agents, as well as current agents interested in taking a refresher course, up to speed on the latest information and technology available to real estate professionals so they can better communicate with clients to offer the best servi...

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ALABAMA OPPORTUNITY ZONE FORUM TO BE PRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OUTREACH GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE


Date Published: April 4, 2019

Passed as a part of the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts, Opportunity Zones were created to drive private investment into state’s most distressed and poverty ridden areas. All of Alabama’s 67 counties have one or more designated Opportunity Zones areas that enable investors to benefit from reduced or deferred capital gain taxes when investing in a qualified fund. Auburn’s Government and Economic Developme...

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ROBYN BRIDGES ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY


Date Published: April 1, 2019

Robyn Bridges, vice president of Auburn-Opelika Tourism, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).Founded in 1983, STS promotes travel and tourism throughout a 12-state region. The organization focuses on Education, Advocacy, Recognition and Networking for travel and tourism industry professionals and their respective destinations. Bri...

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EAMC RECEIVES THE 2019 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD® AS ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR ORTHOPEDICS


Date Published: March 26, 2019

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that EAMC is in the top 10 percent of 4,797 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services.There are clear gender differences in musculoskeletal disease, according to a study reported in The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Structural...

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