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The nominees for the 2016 Alabama Retailer of the Year awards operate stores in cities throughout Alabama and represent the breadth of retail in our state. These nominees have until June 17 to return entry information to be considered for the 2016 awards. Finalists will be honored Oct. 18 at the annual Alabama Retail Day luncheon, featuring Terry Finley, president and chief executive officer of Books-A-Million. Congratulate these retailers on their nominations and encourage them to complete their entry forms by the deadline.

Carter Adams | Maki Fresh | Cahaba Village, Birmingham

Avery Ainsworth | Fleet Feet Sports | Montgomery

Tammy Anderson Allen | Anderson’s Shoes and Boots | Attalla

Sallie Aman | Ruby Ansley Interiors | Mountain Brook

Mark and Susan Anderson | Eagle Eye Outfitters | Dothan

Jon Binzer | Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q | Trussville

Board of Directors | Artists Inc. | Vestavia Hills

David Brady and Arthur Seaton | University Kia | Huntsville

Keith Bridges | Safford Sporting Goods | Safford

Chae Brown | Southern Mint / Blush Beauty Boutique | Greenville

Susan Burks and Nancy Collat Goedecke | Mayer Lighting Showroom | Birmingham, Dothan and Pelham

Bruce Cauley | Custom Collars | Opp

Charlie Collat Sr. and Jr, Nancy Collat Goedeck, John Nixon and Ina Russell | Carlile’s Barbecue | Birmingham

Patti Currey, Kitty Kinard and Judy McInnis | Sturdivant Hall Museum Shop | Selma

Deke Damson and Bruce Park | Jerry Damson Automotive Group | Huntsville

Deborah Domke | Domke Market | Mobile

Kealon and Laura Leigh Drake / Leslie Barr | Moe’s Southwest Grill | Auburn, Birmingham (UAB), Decatur, Homewood (Wildwood), Hoover (Riverchase), Madison, Opelika (Tigertown) and Vestavia Hills.

Jennifer Finlayson | FLD Landscaping and Garden Shop | Southside

Linda Flaherty | Once Upon A Time | Mountain Brook and Homewood

Bruce Fuller | Fuller Building & Supply Co. Inc. | Selma

Tara Furlough | She’s All That Inc. | Owens Cross Roads

Mary Anne Glazner | Smith’s Variety Toy & Gift Shoppe | Mountain Brook

John Gordon, Emily Kopf and Rhonda Ballard | Grand Rooms | Orange Beach

Jheovanny Gomez | Jalapeño’s Mexican Grill | Tuscaloosa, Northport, Cottondale

Mark Gray | Peach Park | Clanton

Garlan Gudger | Southern Accents | Cullman

Lance Hallmark | Rock & Roll Sushi | Auburn, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile-based, Saraland, Trussville, Tuscaloosa

Trey Hamilton | Arab Lumber & Supply Inc. | Arab

Andy Harp and Brandon Rogers | Frios Gourmet Pops | Alabaster, Birmingham, Fairhope, Florence, Gadsden-based, Gulf Shores, Mobile, Trussville and Wetumpka plus stores in Florida, Mississippi and Texas

Will Haver | Taco Mama | Homewood, Huntsville, Mountain Brook and Tuscaloosa

Lisa Jackman | What’s Popp’N Gourmet Popcorn | Huntsville

Javier Jerez | The Margarita Grill | Pelham

Rhoda Link Levy’s Fine Jewelry | Birmingham

Jessica Kuklo | Ruth’s Chris Steak House | Birmingham

Malki Family | Cahaba Cycles | Homewood

Jimmy McPhillips | The Southern Grind Coffee House | Orange Beach

Ken Metzger | Metzger’s Inc. | Mobile

Kathy Milam | The Alabama Gift Company | Gadsden

Milner Family | Milners Dairy Delight | Arab

Bill Newman | Oxford Lumber Ace Hardware | Oxford

Diane Olexa | Olexa’s | Mountain Brook

Bryan Owens and Mike Elkins | Unclaimed Baggage | Scottsboro

Sharon Sellers Owens| The Art Room Gifts & Framery | Monroeville

Scott Pyburn | Harrison Limited | Mountain Brook

Russell Pate and Courtney Mason | Chicken Scratch Holdings Inc. dba Zaxby’s | Birmingham,  Cahaba Heights, Calera, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Springville

Halle Ray | Stella Blu | Mountain Brook

Marguerite Ray | Marguerite’s Conceits | Mountain Brook

Joel Rivera | Mi Pueblo Supermarket | Pelham

Debbie Young Sanders | Young Jewelers | Jasper

Van Scott Jr. and Margaret ScottSavage’s Bakery | Homewood

Eddie Seal | Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens | Trussville

Tom Sheffer | Avo/Dram | Mountain Brook

James Sikes| Sikes & Kohn’s Country Mall | Pine Level

Jeff and Denise Simmons| Top Hat Chimney Sweeps / Hearth & Patio Shop | Opelika

George W. Skipper IIITacky Jacks | Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

Megan Smalley | Scarlet & Gold | Auburn

Jacqueline T. Smith | The Coffee Shoppe | Selma

Carl Smith | Ranburne Supermarket & Hardware | Ranburne

Andrea Snyder | Urban Cookhouse Summit |Birmingham

Terry Shea and Sarah Brown | Wrapsody | Auburn and Hoover

Steve Sommer | Sommer’s Place |Montgomery

Bill Spurlin | David’s Catfish House | Andalusia

Trey Staples | GO Outdoors Inc., dba as Gadsden Outfitters  and Gamecock Outfitters | Gadsden and Jacksonville

Tacala Management Team | Tacala, LLC | Vestavia Hills

Michelle Todd | Promotional Creations | Vestavia Hills

Trufant Family | B & B Pet Stop | Mobile

Lisa Vickers | Pearls of Grace Boutique and Gifts | Arab

Forrest Walden | Iron Tribe Fitness | Birmingham-based, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. Eight corporate locations – six in Birmingham, two in Atlanta; 33 franchise locations from Miami to Seattle, including Alabama franchises outside of Birmingham.

Ronnie and Tina Ware | Ware Jewelers | Auburn, Montgomery, Spanish Fort

John Wilson | Super Foods Supermarkets| Luverne-based, Greenville

Jimmy Wright | Wright’s Market | Opelika

Nick Wright and Sam Brewer | Special Events & Game Day Tents | Tuscaloosa

Ralph and Jennifer Yarbrough | Crestline Bagel Co. | Mountain Brook

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