Member Profiles

‘Please Reply’ Owner Katie Smith serves from the heart

‘Please Reply’ Owner Katie Smith serves from the heart

There’s a certain kind of power that comes from a handwritten note. Whether a note of love, thanks, sympathy or congratulations, the warmth and graciousness it exudes leaves a gentle, yet lasting impact. It’s the same way employees and customers describe…

Third-generation Mobile bakery began 100 years ago

Third-generation Mobile bakery began 100 years ago

When Fredrick J. Pollman moved to Mobile in 1900, he brought the flavor of New Orleans with him. His sister’s husband had opened a bakery and needed Fred’s expertise. By 1918, Fred had started his own bakery in downtown Mobile…