State Arts Organizations Awarded $3.6 MillionOne hundred and sixty-five Alabama arts organizations — including multiple Montgomery organizations — were recently awarded grants totaling $3,667,300 by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. These grants are in response to applications submitted to the Alabama Arts Recovery Program and the Council on the Arts’ annual grant cycle; federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan funded the Alabama Arts Recovery Program. As arts organizations return to providing in-person exhibitions, concerts, performances, readings and programming to Alabamians, the Council on the Arts recognizes the need for financial support for various operating costs. Support for arts programming is critical for a vibrant creative community, which results in a thriving arts economy, a workforce ready for innovation and a high quality of life for all residents.
Faulkner Law Eagles Helping Montgomery Soar to New Heights
Two Faulkner Law Eagles and one other alumna are making history and making a difference in Montgomery, a place they hold dear and call home. Faulkner Law student Lesha Brooks, Faulkner Law graduate Aigner Kolom and Faulkner University alumna Jamyla Philyaw are working side-by-side with Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed as he continues to lead in his historical role as the city’s first Black mayor. Brooks and Kolom were appointed to the Mayor’s Young Professional Council, while Philyaw was appointed to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor and is a part of the Mayor’s Executive Cabinet. All three have seized the opportunities to make the City of Montgomery not only the “City of Dreams,” but also, a city where you can live out those dreams.
Chappy’s Deli Honored by the Alabama Retail Association
Montgomery-based Chappy’s Deli was named Alabama’s 2021 Gold Retailer of the Year in the “Annual Sales More Than $5 Million” category. Chappy’s is one of 11 retail businesses honored by the Alabama Retail Association as Retailers of the Year.
“Our team takes to heart our slogan ‘Serve with love’ each and every day,” said David and Jeff Barranco of Montgomery-based Chappy’s Deli, a family owned and operated business. Besides David and his son Jeff, other family members in the business include son Ben Barranco, daughter Laura Barranco Feely and Mike Castanza, “a huge part of the Chappy’s Deli family,” David said.
Harmon Dennis Bradshaw Opens Branch in Troy
Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc. (HDB) has opened a new branch location in Troy. This branch will maintain the same focus of providing the best possible property, liability and group benefit insurance programs to HDB clients as well as the company’s loss control and human resource consulting services. Although the branch is new, the staff located in Troy have a combined experience of more than 20 years in the insurance industry and have worked with HDB for many years.
Huntingdon Admission Holds Preview Days
The Huntingdon College Office of Admission held three “MUST SEE HC” Preview Days for the 2021–2022 academic year. On Saturday, October 2, and Saturday, October 30, both home football game days, prospective students and their families visited campus in the morning and were invited to stay for the Hawk Walk and game festivities. The third preview is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022, and all of the previews are free.
Caddell Construction Awarded Fourth Contract on Island of Guam
Caddell Construction, along with joint venture partner Nan, Inc., has been awarded another contract on the island of Guam. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific division recently announced the contract for the design and construction of a $36.5 million base warehouse on Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz. The 53,335-squarefoot warehouse will provide storage and administrative space to support several agencies. This marks the fourth project that Caddell-Nan JV has been awarded on Guam. Construction began in 2018 for a new medical outpatient facility at Apra Harbor, and work is underway on three barracks facilities that were awarded last year.