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Alabama Retail seeks nominations for state’s best retailers

Alabama Retail seeks nominations for state’s best retailers

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association will accept nominations for the 2018 Retailer of the Year awards through Monday, May 14. This prestigious award, begun in 1999, recognizes outstanding retailers who have demonstrated a blend of sound and innovative business practices…

Dothan couple sees downtown retail potential, opens 2 stores

Dothan couple sees downtown retail potential, opens 2 stores

On a sunny Alabama afternoon, Christy and Johnny Keyton sit outside their busy coffee shop on Foster Street in downtown Dothan. With the front doors propped open, customers and friends coming by for their daily caffeine fix happily interrupt their conversation. “We have a lot…

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday set for Feb. 23 to 25

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday set for Feb. 23 to 25

MONTGOMERY – From Friday, Feb. 23, to Sunday, Feb. 25, Alabama will observe its seventh annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The Alabama Retail Association encourages Alabamians to restock emergency supplies in homes, workplaces and vehicles during this three-day tax holiday. Certain…

Alabama Retail names 2018 officers and directors

Alabama Retail names 2018 officers and directors

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Retail Association has completed its slate of officers and board of directors for 2018. Their terms of office begin Jan. 1. The officers for 2018 are: Chairman: Jacob Shevin, owner and president of Standard Furniture in Alabama and Tennessee; Vice Chairman: Todd…

Local Joe’s owner elected to Alabama Retail Board of Directors

Local Joe’s owner elected to Alabama Retail Board of Directors

MONTGOMERY – Jodie Stanfield, owner of Local Joe’s, recently was elected to the Alabama Retail Association’s board of directors. Stanfield’s term begins Jan. 1, 2018. Local Joe’s, a farm-to-plate and barbecue restaurant, market, bakery and caterer, has locations in Rainbow City and…