Heartland Family Service plans roaring good time at Strike a Chord | Local News

Heartland Family Services will hold its 18th annual Strike a Chord Gala from 6 to 9 pm on June 10 at the Mid-America Center. The evening will start with cocktails at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the live auction and program at 7:30. It will be the first time the event has been held … Read more

Summer jobs there for the filling | Bakersfield Life

Now’s not just a good time for a teenager to apply for a summer job. It may be the best time ever, in Teresa Hitchcock’s view. “Prospects are probably better this summer than any other summer in history,” said Hitchcock, Kern County’s chief economic development officer and manager of Employers’ Training Resource, which prepares and … Read more

Expansion to Laserfab in Lester | News

Locally owned North Alabama Laserfab in Lester is expanding its current 20,000-square-foot facility and expecting to add ten new jobs over the next three years. The Limestone County Commission approved a tax abatement for the Laserfab expansion. Laserfab plans to add an additional 2,100 square feet and new equipment for an investment of $803,000. The … Read more

Fort Knox environmental division connects with QR codes | Local News

In an effort to better meet the needs of customers, the Fort Knox Environmental Management Division has taken steps to connect through the use of Quick Response, or QR, codes. As an example, Environmental Protection specialist Brenda Wolfskill, a training specialist with the Plans and Operations Branch, has been integrating QR codes into the monthly … Read more

Wharf Casual Seafood construction to begin soon |

Wharf Casual Seafood announced that construction will officially begin on their Alexander City location this week. In February, president and CEO of Wharf Casual Seafood Noah Griggs, Jr. told The Outlook the company was waiting on its ALDOT permit, the last hurdle to clear before they can “start going vertical.” “It’s been a minute and … Read more

Buzz growing for Jefferson Highway in Wagoner County and beyond, but more is needed | News

Related: Life is a highway: Big tourism plans underway for ‘Historic Jefferson Highway Route’ in Oklahoma Buckle up, literally. The Jefferson Highway is gaining plenty of traction once again. The Jefferson Highway, established in 1915, is the oldest highway to pass through Oklahoma. Nationally, it was one of the first highways in the US before … Read more

Column: Tis the season for door-to-door solicitations | Columnists

Sunshine and warmer temperatures mean door-to-door solicitors have started hitting the pavement. Marketing everything from solar panels and other energy solutions, alarm systems, handyman work, and even charitable organizations, door-to-door salespeople typically hit the pavement through the end of September. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas urges consumers to make smart and safe decisions … Read more

Hattiesburg woman becomes first female owner of local business

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – March is Women’s History Month, and one local woman is making strides in a historically male-dominated industry. Julie Breazeale is now the third-generation owner of Polk’s Meat Products. “We are in probably 99 out of 100 local grocers in Mississippi,” said Breazeale, who is the CEO of the company. “We … Read more

CEOs pledge $4.7B to aid minority business from Baltimore to Richmond | Govt-and-politics

Dominion Energy and two dozen other large companies are pleading to invest $4.7 billion over the next five years to boost minority-owned businesses and organizations in a region that stretches from Richmond to Washington and Baltimore. The 10-figure pledge by members of the Greater Washington Partnership, first reported on Tuesday by the Washington Business Journal, … Read more

Business Briefs | Local News

Administrative coordinators named Hospital Heroes VALDOSTA – South Georgia Medical Center honored its administrative coordinators as the March Hospital Heroes at the monthly Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County meeting. Jessica Mullis, Annette Owens and Sheila Warren were honored for their “unwavering commitment, compassion and support during the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic,” hospital … Read more