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Metro Birmingham Living

A DIFFERENT STROKE

Artist Dirk Walker’s vision

GUARDED

A serious shortage of prison guards in Alabama is only getting worse

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WEDDINGS Be a part of THE BIG DAY for Meagan and Michael Price and Emily and Justin Todd

SAFE PASSAGE A Ugandan woman survives a traumatic past to find purpose in Birmingham

KITCHEN DREAMS

Despite setbacks and struggles, Ashley Tarver is still in the kitchen

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SHOWCASING BIRMINGHAM Meet Valerie Thomas of the the VAL Group. The VAL Group provides comprehensive, professional recruitment support services to hospitals, corporations, and legal firms that need visitations to Birmingham managed in a high quality, exemplary fashion. Birmingham has a unique and vibrant community lifestyle story. The VAL Group showcases its appeal to potential new residents or business partners. Their expert team creates a customized visit itinerary to have the most dramatic effect in a short time frame and manages the visit from A to Z. Plus the VAL Group follows up with specialized transition and spouse mentoring services to facilitate a flawless move for the recruited candidates and families they serve.

THE VAL GROUP @ THE PIZITZ thevalgroup.org | 205.873.3444 | valeriet@thevalgroup.org


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DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY Founded in 1995 by former diamond wholesalers, Diamonds Direct is part of a generations old tradition of eliminating the middlemen and sourcing direct from the world’s best mines and best diamond cutters. By maintaining involvement in the entire lifecycle of a diamond, Diamonds Direct ensures the best quality diamonds are handpicked for their showrooms across the United States. As a result, Diamonds Direct has one of the nation’s largest selections of fine jewelry and diamonds at the lowest prices guaranteed anywhere in the United States. Today, Diamonds Direct is one of America's largest and most successful jewelry companies with fourteen locations in the U.S. The company is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for local philanthropies and cultural organizations that are critical to the communities Diamonds Direct calls home.

DIAMONDS DIRECT 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Suite 150 Birmingham, AL 35243 | 205.201.7400 diamondsdirect.com


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DRUMMOND BUILT HOMES AT LIBERTY PARK All Drummond Built Homes are expertly created in collaboration with our expert homebuilders, designers, and architects. This ensures that each floor plan is designed to match your family’s lifestyle. What sets us apart, is our insistence that you are involved in the building process. “No one knows what you want in your new home better than you,” says Shannon Pate, Senior Builder. “From initial planning to helping you select the custom finishes, details, and upgrades. We want to make sure that your new home is truly yours.” When you imagine your dream home… It’s Drummond Built.

DRUMMOND BUILT HOMES

205.945.6401 | @DrummondBuiltHomes | libertypark.com

(L to R) Barbara Rosenberg, Shannon Pate, John Hicks, Kaleb Chapin, Jonathan Clement, Verna Curry, Jamie Bishop, Mike Johnson, Clay Donaldson


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BRANDING From City Paper Company’s start in 1897, it has been our motto that a customer should last forever. When City Paper first opened its doors in downtown Birmingham 120 years ago, the company focused primarily on selling paper bags, office products and school supplies. While our motto has remained, our product line has vastly expanded to include custom and stock branded packaging items, along with print and promotional marketing products. Our consultative team of account representatives coupled with our award-winning in-house art department and merchandising team provides everything you need to brand your image. From the design and printing of corporate stationary products to marketing collateral, promotional t-shirts, and branded corporate gifts, City Paper goes above and beyond to understand your corporate goals and objectives to creatively reflect your best branded image in everything you do. We dream big for you. And if we can dream it, we can brand it.

CITY PAPER COMPANY 205.328.2626 | Birmingham, AL 35222 citypapercompany.com


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THE FACE OF DERMATOLOGY The team at Cahaba Dermatology pride themselves on being the complete dermatologic solution for their valued patients. Superior medical care takes highly trained doctors, clinical staff and a patient focused administrative team. Both Dr. Vlada Groysman, founder of Cahaba Dermatology, and Dr. Zoey Glick are Board Certified Dermatologists providing medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. They each completed their dermatology residency at UAB and remain active in the academic field, always learning and offering the newest advancements in dermatologic care. In addition to Dr. Groysman and Dr. Glick, Cahaba Dermatology is also proud to have Suzanne Vickers PA-C as part of the team. She is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who diagnoses and treats patients with a wide array of medical and surgical concerns.

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Cahaba Dermatology is excited to announce the move to our new office in early 2018. We love our Valleydale location, so our new facility is just across the street from our existing office. This new state-of-the-art facility will offer expanded dermatology services including a new psoriasis center. Spa Cahaba guests will enjoy a luxurious spa environment complete with a full of array of spa service along with new treatments and amenities

CAHABA DERMATOLOGY & SKIN HEALTH CENTER

2290 Valleydale Road, Suite 204 | Hoover, AL 35244 205.214.7546 | cahabaderm.com

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EMERGENCY CARE When seconds count, you can count on Medical West. Our specially trained physicians and nurses have the skill, experience and knowledge to handle any emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our services have expanded into the Hoover community with the opening of our Freestanding Emergency Department. This location includes 13 exam rooms, advanced imaging, a full-service laboratory, convenient hospital admitting, a heli-pad for air transport, and ensures high quality care with half the wait time of your typical emergency room. We know that no one wants to find themself in an emergent situation. But when you do, we’re glad we’re in your neighborhood to help. Discover the Medical West difference.

MEDICAL WEST Freestanding Emergency Department 5300 Medford Drive |Hoover, AL 35244 |205.820.8416

MEDICAL WEST Main Hospital Emergency Department 995 9th Avenue SW | Bessemer, AL 35022 | 205.481.7160 In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1 Pictured left to right: Dr. Nilam Patel, Dr. Carson Penkava, Dr. Conrad De Los Santos, Dr. Sam Herring, Dr. Lauren McDougald, Dr. Laine McDonald, Dr. David Denney


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NATURAL FACES Daniel E. Rousso, M.D., nationally and internationally renowned for his expertise in facial plastic and hair replacement surgery. “Natural” looking results are his forte. Board certifications include the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Rousso also served as a past president of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UAB. He receives many invitations to speak to other physicians and has been published in journals and book chapters on facial plastic and hair restoration surgery. Elected by his peers as one of America’s Best Doctors since 2005, Dr. Rousso is also one of the Top Doctors, and is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top 100 doctors published in the New York Times.

ROUSSO FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY & AESTHETIC MEDICAL SPA ALABAMA HAIR INSTITUTE Dr. Daniel Rousso The Mountain Brook Center | 2700 Highway 280, Suite 300 West 205.930.9595 | drrousso.com


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CORPORATE REBELLION Corporate rebellion isn’t taking the foundational truths of corporate America in disregard. Instead, corporate rebellion is redefining how corporate success can be achieved. The genesis of Aviate was not traditional, a goal to ignite community and evoke travel. Aviate's growth exceeds the industry average with every months’ revenue surpassing the previous. And the team of Aviate is proving hard-work, long hours, ripped jeans and annoying amounts of love for a job can co-exist.

AVIATE 1812 28th Ave S, | Birmingham, AL 35209 shopaviate.com

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JUSTICE The Legal Team of Farris Riley & Pitt One Team | One Goal There is no substitute for a great team. At Farris, Riley & Pitt, you’ll find a team with one mission: to help deliver justice to those who have been injured and wronged in an honest, fair and ethical way. Our team works together to build relationships with our clients and support the Birmingham community at large. Our combination of youth and experience provides for an innovative approach to securing results in a meaningful and efficient way.

FARRIS, RILEY & PITT 505 20th Street North, Suite 1700 | Birmingham, AL 35203 205.324.1212 | www.DeliveringJustice.com


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AN HVAC & PLUMBING BUSINESS CELEBRATING 60 YEARS One of Birmingham’s oldest single family–owned plumbing/HVAC company has a new, albeit familiar, face. Joseph Braswell, a born-and-raised local who calls Mountain Brook home, has taken over Guin Service, his grandfather’s trusted business that has served this community and the Birmingham Metro area since 1958. Braswell is proud to carry on his grandfather’s legacy of honesty and hard work while simultaneously helping to bring his industry into the 21st century. “Any company that’s been around for 60 years is doing something right,” says Braswell. “Now it’s my job to bring the conveniences of new technology to our customers.” Smart homes and indoor air quality have become all the rage these days, and Braswell is who to call for these upgrades, as well as for any other HVAC, plumbing, or generator needs that arise.

GUIN SERVICE 10 55th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35212 | 205-595-4846 guinservice.com | AL# 12175


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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Since the founding of our company in 1984, Southpace has always put the needs of our clients above everything else. Southpace does not own any property, so our clients' interests are never compromised. At Southpace, we buy, sell, lease, develop, manage and invest for our clients in all types of commercial real estate including office, land, industrial, retail, warehouse and special purpose properties.

SOUTHPACE PROPERTIES, INC 300 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Suite 900 | Birmingham, AL 35203 205.326.2222 Pictured left to right: Andrew Loveman, Blake Thomas, Steve Mordecai, Sam Centeno, Julie Gieger, Mike Perry, Joseph Sedita, David Ashford, Cathy Marques, Rich Vanchina, Bill McDavid, Bryan Holt, John Lauriello, Steve Lazarus, Blake Crowe, Gloria Weintraub, Kathy Okrongley, Stephanie Hill, Bill Moss, Shepard Ager, Alex Benson, Michael Randman


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Southpace Management administers the day to day tasks and responsibilities associated with managing our clients’ commercial real estate holdings. Our property management team makes every client's needs a top priority, which is why our property management portfolio has grown to include more than 2.3 million square feet of office, retail and industrial real estate across the southeastern United States. Southpace Management’s services include building maintenance, construction coordination and consulting, asset management, and financial reporting.

SOUTHPACE PROPERTIES, INC 300 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Suite 900 | Birmingham, AL 35203 205.326.2222 Pictured left to right: Julie Gieger, Billy Johnson, Heather Euler, Johnny Persall, Donna Cox, Mike Newland, Elizabeth Miles, David James, Sharon Gladney, John Cushing, Randy Crump


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THE FACE OF COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION Founded in 2010 by Mike and Gillian Goodrich, Woodlawn Foundation has focused its efforts on breaking the multigenerational cycle of poverty in the once thriving community of Woodlawn. Led by Executive Director Sally Mackin since its inception, the Foundation acts as the “Community Quarterback� to ensure its residents are engaged, included and served. Whether attending neighborhood meetings or holding community workshops, the Foundation listens to collective concerns and identifies solutions and the partners to resolve them. Woodlawn Foundation implements three defined tracks of holistic community revitalization: (1) development of a first-class education system with a clear cradle to college and career pipeline, (2) high quality mixed-income housing to eliminate the concentration of poverty, and (3) community wellness, which includes economic development and a reliable network of family and community support services and facilities to enhance the overall quality of life of the residents.


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Recent successes include the construction of the James Rushton Early Learning and Family Success Center which opened in the Spring of 2017 and will accommodate up to 100 students ages six weeks to four years; the creation of the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program which identifies and addresses safety concerns in the homes of Woodlawn residents; and the implementation of the Manager of Community Partnership program which provides non-academic wrap around services for students within the five schools in the Woodlawn feeder pattern. Although its mission is not complete, Woodlawn Foundation continues to work diligently to create a more vibrant and sustainable community in which its residents have an opportunity to thrive.

WOODLAWN FOUNDATION 5529 1st Avenue South |Birmingham, AL. 35212 205.599.6963 | www.woodlawnunited.org


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YOUR FINANCIAL HOUSE® The professionals at Fi-Plan Partners know how people become financially successful. And it’s not by chance. It’s knowing the right questions to ask yourself and your financial advisor. That’s why Greg Powell, author of Better Richer Fuller:How Building Your Financial House Can Help Protect Your Loved Ones, Grow Your Assets, and Free You to Live the American Dream, carefully crafted over many years the concept of Your Financial House®®. The program helps you create a custom financial plan centered around your dreams, life situations and goals. Fi-Plan believes that should be at the heart of any long-term investment strategy.

FI PLAN PARTNERS

5825 Feldspar Way | Birmingham, Alabama 35244 205.989.-3498 | fiplanpartners.com Aimee Barnes, John Roberts and Ashley Page


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DOG DAYCARE AND BOARDING Jimmy and Sue Johnson are the owners of Dog Days of Birmingham, a full service dog care facility. They offer daycare, boarding, grooming, training and a retail store. Dogs attending daycare are assigned a regular classroom with their own human to play with and who takes care of them. Most of the regulars have best dog buddies that they hang out on the playground with! One of the most unique features of Dog Days is that the owners live on site in their own special loft. If they have to go out of town a staff member is paid to sleep at the facility. The boarding dogs are never alone overnight. Chris “The Dog Guy” Amick is Director of Training and has been training dogs for over 15 years and the Head Groomer is Christy Perry who has over 5 years of grooming experience. For the Johnsons, Dog Days is a venture of love for dogs and a way of life. Jimmy serves on the Board of Directors for Hand-in-Paw and both of the Johnsons are active is several charities benefitting dog rescue. Dog Days of Birmingham’s motto is, “It’s ALL about the dogs!”

DOG DAYS OF BIRMINGHAM

12 18th Street North | Birmingham AL 35203 | 205.458.9364 dogdaysofbirmingham.com


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THE FACE OF STAFFING Automation Personnel Services was founded by Stephen and Leslie Nordness, who have been instrumental in growing the business to what it is today. What began almost 28 years ago in a small office in Riverchase, has grown into a major player in the staffing industry with 34 offices in 11 states. Every day we help place employees in jobs that have the potential to change lives, support families and provide opportunities for advancement. Our staff focuses on finding the best match for both our customers and our contingent employees. We take great pride in placing over 37,000 employees annually. The single biggest competitive advantage that puts Automation at a different level than every other provider is our culture. Our owner and President, Stephen Nordness, expects every employee to hold to his principles of hard work, honesty, and fairness. Steve and his Executive Management Team encourage open communication across the organization, value diversity, and welcome the talent that each staff member brings to the team. Automation Personnel is also committed to helping others. In addition to supporting national programs such as St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and United Way, Leslie Nordness has led the company’s effort to support The Cajun Army, providing materials and volunteers to help communities impacted by floods in Louisiana and Texas.

AUTOMATION PERSONNEL SERVICES, INC. Corporate Office: (205) 733-3700 |Palisades: (205) 868-9448 Pelham: (205) 444-9774 | apstemps.com


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WEALTH MANAGEMENT Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management pride themselves on building and maintaining trusting long-lasting relationships. Since the founding over 25 years ago, the guiding principles of being a dependable and purpose-driven company have been instilled in each and every team member. In serving clients, they strive to be a trustworthy experienced wealth management firm by offering customized financial advice and proactive communication while treating their clients as if they would their own family. Kelley & Mullis welcomes the chance to meet you and would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you to help you plan your financial future.

KELLEY & MULLIS WEALTH MANAGEMENT 2008 Stonegate Trail, Suite 112 | Birmingham, AL 35242 kmwealthmanagement.com Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. Securities America and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management and the Securities America companies are unaffiliated.


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THE FACE OF AVIATION Mike Roman, CEO, Corporate Air The team at Corporate Air is passionate about aviation and people. They have spent decades in the aviation industry and have comprehensive knowledge ranging from Aircraft Ownership, Aircraft Chartering, Aircraft Sales, and Aircraft Management. With their passion and experience combined, they want to use their expertise to help you navigate the complex world of aviation ownership/ charter. They can provide financial assessments for either outright ownership to fractional ownership or lease to charter

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THE FACE OF HEALTHY LEGS Marc Passman, MD and the UAB Vein Clinic Team Dr. Passman is director of the UAB Vein Program and the UAB Vein Clinic. The Vein Clinic is central Alabama’s premier comprehensive vein program, and is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Dr. Passman is a board certified vascular surgeon, and a nationally recognized leader in venous disease. He and his team are specialty trained experts delivering comprehensive evaluation, specialized treatment, and compassionate care for the health of your veins. The UAB Vein Clinic is conveniently located at UAB Hospital-Highlands, and offers state-of-the-art cosmetic, minimally-invasive, and surgical treatments for spider and varicose veins as well as more complex venous problems. Call or go online for more information or to schedule an appointment.

UAB VEIN CLINIC 800-822-8816 | uabmedicine.org/vein


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PHILANTHROPY The Jimmie Hale Mission serves three meals a day and provides overnight shelter. Last year the Mission provided well over 200,000 meals as well as more than 62,000 nights of shelter. However, the Mission does much more! “Sometimes,” Executive Director Tony Cooper shares, “a hot meal can lead to a changed life.” Founded in 1944, the Mission now includes the Shepura Men’s Center, Jessie’s Place for women and children, Royal Pines Recovery Center, Discovery Clubs in public schools, Mission Possible Bargain Centers (fundraising thrift stores), and Stewart Learning Centers for education remediation and career readiness. Since 2006, the Jimmie Hale Mission has helped more than a 1,300 men and women secure employment.

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P.O. Box 10472 | Birmingham, AL 35202 | 205.323.5878 jimmiehalemission.com facebook.com/thejimmiehalemission | twitter @jimmiehale


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ARCHITECTURE CCR Architecture and Interiors has been investing in Birmingham for over 22 years. With innovative design solutions and the support of local business, CCR and The Magic City have flourished together. The firm’s project, 20 Midtown, is driving a renewal in midtown development and is paving the way for new projects like The Battery– a renovation of the BEBCO building on 2nd Ave South, and the revival of The Merienda Building on Richard Arrington Blvd. CCR is deeply committed to revitalization in Birmingham’s communities and hopes to continue to expand opportunity and growth into the city they love.

CCR ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS 2920 First Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama 35233 205.324.8864 CCRarchitecture.com

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THE FACE OF NEW BEGINNINGS At Vella & King, the practice of family law is more than just litigation and preparing documents. It is about guiding clients through stressful processes of divorce, adoption and other legal issues facing families. With more than over thirty years of combined experience as family law attorneys, Traci Owen Vella and Rachel A. King bring a depth of experience to the table. Highly skilled and broadly experienced, Vella & King work on their clients' behalf to create the most beneficial outcomes possible. They tenaciously pursue solutions that will move clients from crisis to closure, from chaos to resolution.

VELLA & KING 14 Office Park Circle, Suite 106 |Birmingham, Alabama 35223| 205.868.1555 vellaking.com

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MEN OF THE ALABAMA BALLET The men of the Alabama Ballet, the state’s premiere professional ballet company, come from all over the country and the world, bringing their strength, talent and diversity. Ballet is a highly disciplined sport that requires hard work, commitment, determination and sacrifice. These men train for hours a day to be at their very best. They gracefully blend athleticism and artistry, using their talent and creativity to inspire through the art of dance. Catch them in action at one of many performances during Alabama Ballet’s 2017/2018 season.

THE ALABAMA BALLET 2726 1st Ave S, | Birmingham, AL 35233 | 205.322.4300 alabamaballet.org


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ACCIDENT & INJURY LAW As one of Alabama’s largest personal injury law firms, Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. has served over 25,000 clients in the Southeast. Their combined years of trial and complex litigation experience allow the firm to provide outstanding legal advice and excellent representation for their clients. As a result, the firm has recovered over $400 million for their clients. The firm consistently recovers substantial awards in lawsuits involving personal injury, auto and truck accidents, wrongful death, social security disability, medical devices and mass torts. Led by President and CEO Alexander Shunnarah, the firm has 5 offices located in the greater Birmingham area and 19 offices across the Southeast. Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. is committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client. Their team is comprised of attorneys who are consistently recognized as Super Lawyers, Birmingham’s Rising Stars, and Top 40 Under 40.

ALEXANDER SHUNNARAH PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS, P.C. 2900 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 800.229.7989 | shunnarah.com No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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RUSTIC ELEGANCE The Barn at Shady Lane is the fulfillment of the dreams and passions of owners Michael and Linda Adler. Dedicated to creative excellence and stellar service, this couple has helped propel Shady Lane’s elegant wedding and event venue to repeated “Best Of” status. Known as “Birmingham’s Premiere Country Venue in the City”, The Barn at Shady Lane is perfectly nested on eight acres next to the pastoral Robert Trent Oxmoor Valley Golf Course and just one mile from the Marriott Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Illuminated by an 8’ tall iron and crystal chandelier, this spacious venue is also fully air conditioned, has a gorgeous Bride’s Loft and a very cool Groom’s Cottage for the guys. It is this thoughtful design and attention to detail that makes The Barn at Shady Lane the ideal place to begin your happily ever after.

THE BARN AT SHADY LANE 290 Sunbelt Pkwy | Birmingham, AL 205.790.7238 | www.TheBarnatShadyLane.com


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PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS “Typically, our clients are at Point A and want to go to Point B. We help them get there. Or, sometimes, they’re at Point A and will be taken to Point B, like it or not. Our job, then, is to help them make that journey successfully.” - Stephen Bradley, Principal Stephen Bradley & Associates is not an advertising agency’s afterthought. Nor is it a “touchy feely” marketing firm. It is the place knowledgeable clients go for help with tough issues that require public relations or governmental affairs expertise. It is Alabama’s only firm that combines public and governmental relations under one roof.

STEPHEN BRADLEY & ASSOCIATES LLC Birmingham • Montgomery | 205.933.6676 ebrad@bellsouth.net | PRAlabama.com


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NEW HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS New homes are a dime a dozen. Well, perhaps more than a dime. But the truth is undeniable. New homes can be found anywhere and everywhere. So what makes one community of new homes more alive than another? To take inspiration from John Donne: “No man is an island...we are part of the main.� New homes that are truly alive are those that do not exist as islands in a sea of sameness, but instead live connected to an organic continent of a life-affirming diversity of people and architecture, activities and traditions. New homes that thrive have been planted in the fertile soil of authenticity, built in places where people can thrive. The communities we help create are always built around the idea that people thrive when they live in places where they can grow emotionally, physically, spiritually, intellectually and financially.

DANIEL HOMES, LLC INGRAM & ASSOCIATES, LLC 205.871.5360 | www.ingramnewhomes.com


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FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE The Rose Law Firm LLC has become recognized as the face of Family Law and Divorce in Birmingham by providing exceptional service to people struggling with family law issues. Certified Family Law Specialist Jennifer Rose and an award-winning group of likeminded attorneys at the firm have developed a reputation of success in saving or restoring the things that their clients hold most dear by developing clear, effective, compassionate legal strategies. They are regularly named by peers, “top family law attorneys” in multiple publications including Bmetro and Birmingham magazine. In addition, Mrs. Rose was recently named Best Attorney by the readers of Birmingham Magazine and Al.com in their annual Best of Birmingham poll. Their passion for family law can be easily summed up in a matter of words by the slogan of the firm itself, “Family Law isn’t just SOMETHING we do, it’s the ONLY thing”. The firm is located in the historic Rose Building in Birmingham’s southside, near UAB. Among a wide range of family law issues they handle are services such as divorce, custody, adoptions, alimony, asset division, adoption, and prenuptials to name a few. They provide discreet and complimentary initial consultations in their office and are available for consults by phone if desired.

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811 20th St S. | Birmingham, AL 35205 205.323.1124 | rosefamilylaw.com


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THE FACE OF CHILDCARE Since our doors opened in 1995, Odyssey’s goal has been to make a meaningful contribution to Birmingham childcare and to establish a legacy of dedicated teachers, happy children and satisfied customers. Our pledge is to provide warm and inviting schools, where families have peace of mind that their children will be nurtured and taught by an incredible team of teachers. We invite you to drop by either of our schools and to see for yourself why Odyssey has been named Birmingham’s Best Childcare and Preschool Program over the past two decades.

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INVERNESS CAMPUS | 205.991.0039 TRACE CROSSINGS CAMPUS | 205.988.8829 odysseyearlyschool.com

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From left to right: Jennifer Swatek (standing), Assistant Director, Odyssey Inverness Amanda Bentley, Director, Odyssey Trace Crossings Amy Dagnan, Assistant Director, Odyssey Trace Crossings Annie Fine, Director, Odyssey Inverness Bob Mitchell, President & CEO


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THE OUTLAWYER® Attorney Matt Abbott “The Outlawyer®” sets himself apart when it comes to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Representing the injured and their families in the litigation areas of tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents and defective product liability, all of Abbott’s clients have his personal cell number to reach him anytime. “My clients can talk to me like they are talking to their neighbor,” says Abbott. “And in the end, my goal is to help them ‘out-lawyer’ the other side.”

THE OUTLAWYER® 2100 Morris Avenue Birmingham, AL 35203 205.338.7800 www.outlawyer.com

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE THE FRED SMITH GROUP – LIVES AND SPECIALIZES RIGHT HERE IN MOUNTAIN BROOK, HOMEWOOD, VESTAVIA, DOWNTOWN & SURROUNDING AREAS!! We know what it’s like to love where you live. It’s our goal as a team to exceed the expectations of all of our clients. Whether it’s getting the absolute most from your sale or being completely delighted each time you cross your threshold, we have real systems and real strategies that can only be learned through the right kind of experience, allowing us to make this happen over and over again for our clients. Calling ALL HOME BUYERS & HOME SELLERS!! Schedule a Free Consultation today with The Fred Smith Group!

THE FRED SMITH GROUP - REALTYSOUTH

105 Euclid Ave, | Birmingham, AL 35213 | 205. 368.2280 | soldbyfred.com


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THE FACE OF CATARACT AND LASIK SURGERY Marc Michelson, M.D., Jennifer Michelson, M.D., Julia Gannon, O.D. Named by Ocular Surgery News as one of the top 300 Refractive Cataract Surgeons in the United Sates an the only LASIK surgeon in Alabama listed on the Trusted LASIK Surgeons website, Marc Michelson, M.D. is recognized as one of the premier Cataract, LASIK and Refractive surgeons in the United States. Dr. Michelson, an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UAB, operates the first independent LASIK center in Alabama and has a tradition of implementing the most advanced ophthalmic innovations and technology into his practices. Dr. Michelson and Julia Gannon, O.D. recently welcomed the newest member to their surgical team, Jennifer Michelson, M.D. Both Dr. Marc Michelson and Dr. Jennifer Michelson specialize in LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchanges, Premium Cataract Surgery with Multifocal and Toric Intraocular Lenses, and complex surgeries. Together they provide their patients with an exceptional opportunity to improve and enhance their vision.

MICHELSON LASER VISION, INC. 205.969.8100

ALABAMA EYE & CATARACT CENTER, P.C. 205.930.0930 1201 11th Ave. S. | Suite 501 | Birmingham, AL 35205 michelsonlaservision.com


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CUSTOM REMODELING Since 1997, Precision Homecrafters has specialized in offering the full range of residential remodeling services. By partnering with their clients from start to finish, Precision Homecrafters guides homeowners through the overwhelming process of custom design/build projects. With a combined experience of almost a hundred years, the PHC team begins by discussing project ideas and feasibility, then works with clients to complete a custom design that includes product selections. After gathering pricing and presenting an individualized proposal, construction begins and their dedicated project managers see the work through to the last day and the final clean up. With over 50 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards, Precision Homecrafters truly stands out as a leader in the industry and is dedicated to being the standard of excellence for Birmingham Homebuilding. Check out their website at www.PrecisionHomeCrafters.com to see their work and contact them for your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor or addition projects.

PRECISION HOMECRAFTERS, LLC 205.733.9583 | precisionhomecrafter.com


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WHERE RELATIONSHIPS MATTER Since a humble beginning in 1946, Byars|Wright Insurance has grown into a major provider of commercial and personal insurance that delivers a wide-range of insurance products with quality coverage at competitive prices. At Byars|Wright, we are committed to providing specific advice to assist in creating a customized insurance plan. By taking the time to understand our customers, we concentrate on the specific requirements needed to find the best coverages available, and help identify key areas of potential risk. As an independent insurance agency, we represent many insurance companies, all with a history of excellent coverage and service. Above all else, we are a secure agency that operates by the core values of trust, honesty, and always doing what is right. Byars|Wright insurance is a company that believes, “Relationships Matter� and will continue to build its company on this principle.

BYARS|WRIGHT INSURANCE

Jasper, AL 205.221.3621 | Gardendale, AL 205.694.0088 www.byarswright.com


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CONVENIENT AND EFFICIENT AIR TRANSPORTATION Alfonso Denson took the helm of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in 2000 and led the recently completed $200 million renovation of Alabama’s key business and leisure aviation gateway. The airport has been totally re-imagined and stands as a testament to the vibrancy and unique character of this community. Denson, president and CEO, of the airport leads a team of professionals committed to making certain travelers have the best possible amenities while enjoying the efficiency and architectural beauty of Birmingham’s reborn airport.

BIRMINGHAM-SHUTTLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 5900 Messer Airport Highway | Birmingham, AL 35212 205.595.0533 | www.flybirmingham.com FB/BHMAirport |


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AESTHETIC & HEALTHY SMILES Dr. Kelli Albritton and Dr. Ann Ardovino, are both Cosmetic and Family Dentists. Both emphasize a comprehensive, individualized approach to a patient’s dental care. Their guiding principles are long- term sustainable health and comfort for their patients, as well as the creation and maintenance of beautiful, natural smiles. They continually update their knowledge on the latest materials and methods and stay abreast of the latest in technology to provide the finest in comprehensive dental care. Their caring team and comfortable office make going to the dentist a pleasure. Come experience the difference at Albritton and Ardovino Dentistry.

ALBRITTON & ARDOVINO FAMILY DENTISTRY 100 Colonial Promenade Parkway Suite 400 Alabaster, Alabama 35007 205. 664.7610 aafamilydental.com


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SMALL BUSINESS BANKING Corey Green is a trusted name in Birmingham’s Small Business Banking community. His approach is simple, “Lead with trust and never underestimate the power of transparency.” With over 15 years industry experience, and living by the BB&T Mission, Corey’s objective is to help his clients achieve economic success and financial security. An Alabama native, Green is invested in the success of the Birmingham market and believes small business is a major inroad to that economic success. His typical clients are family-owned businesses with up to 5 million in revenue. Green is a Samford University Alum and maintains several board affiliations to include, the Samford Athletics Club Executive Board, Growing Kings, Samford Black Alumni Association, Samford Board of Overseers and the Birmingham Tip Off Club Legends of the Game.

BB&T 2998 Pelham Parkway | Pelham, Alabama 35124 205.447.8907 | www.bbt.com


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THE FINEST MEN'S CLOTHING Remon Danforah stands in the middle of his men’s clothing store at The Summit, surrounded by racks and shelves of the finest in clothing. The things that make a man stylish, that make him feel confident and comfortable, are found within this beautiful and well-stocked store. Remon had the vision and determination to create this oasis of style, and the hard work and determination to make the vision a reality. Merchandise from the finest men’s clothing label—Hickey Freeman, Nikky, Coppley, Jack Victor, Barbour, Zanella, David Donahue, Martin Dingman, and Robert Talbott—make Remon’s the destination for fine men’s wear. More casual clothing from labels like Peter Millar, Southern Tide, Southern Point, St. Croix and Scott Barber are great choices for rounding out the wardrobe of the well-dressed man.

REMON'S CLOTHIER AT THE SUMMIT 123 Summit Blvd. | Birmingham , AL 35243 | 205.977.5512 remonsclothier.com


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RECLAIMED WOOD Evolutia is a premium lumber supplier committed to bringing new life to reclaimed materials by transforming them into… · Flooring · Wall Paneling · Beams · And Ceiling Paneling With our transformation, Evolutia prevents environmental waste and reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials. Evolutia caters to all those interested in quality reclaimed wood for their specific project. At Evolutia, our products offer an exclusive appearance, excellent durability, and a unique historical story that deserves to be re-told.

EVOLUTIA 2850 35th Ave N, | Birmingham, AL 35207 855.277.5495 | Evolutiamade.com


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LAWYERS FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC Opioid overdoses killed 64,000 Americans last year – more deaths than those caused by car accidents or guns. The CDC estimates that more than 2 million Americans have a substance abuse problem involving prescription opioids. We all know someone who has been affected by this tragedy, and the cost to our communities is staggering. Cory Watson is among law firms leading the way in historic litigation that holds drug manufacturers accountable for the role they have played in accelerating the opioid epidemic. Counties and cities are fighting back to recover the billions of taxpayer dollars associated with the opioid crisis. The lawyers at Cory Watson are going toe-to-toe with opioid manufacturers who have raked in billions in profits at the expense of devastated families and communities. Cory Watson is proud to fight the prescription drug overdose epidemic and help restore our communities.

CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS 2131 Magnolia Ave South | Birmingham, AL 35205 | 205.328. 2200 CoryWatson.com


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TURNING GRAND IDEAS INTO GRAND OPENINGS Ever dream of owning a restaurant or bar? Many have, but most never attempt to turn that dream into reality. For the few who do, the design-build team at Bresco is here to help. With decades of combined operations experience, Bresco’s design experts help bring to life even the most abstract concepts, while a skilled group of CAD operators, project managers, and installers work with architects and general contractors to see the job through. When a lifelong dream is on the line, trust the company with 44 years in the industry to get you to your grand opening and beyond.

BRESCO 2428 Sixth Avenue South | Birmingham, AL 35233 | 205.252.0076 brescoinc.com


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GETTING PRE-APPROVED FAST & EASY The goal of our application is to gather as much information as possible up front. This gives us a major head start and allows us to fly through the process. We need your help getting your documents in as fast as possible. You will team up with your loan officer to collect items such as W2s, Pay Stubs, Bank Statements, and Employment History. Movement Mortgage underwrites every loan at the beginning of the loan process. This gives you a major advantage in a crowded market, and helps prevent any last minute rushing. Our "backwards" approach is unique, and allows you to bypass an industry full of stressful and slow lenders. Our Underwriters assess the loan and aim to have it released from Underwriting within 6 hours. Most lenders attempt to just work towards a closing date or deadline. This often leads to problems and rushing around hours before closing or even missing the closing date. At Movement we do things differently. By working to a 7 day goal we can have closing documents out weeks before closing and avoid all the last minute craziness. This process is unique to Movement Mortgage and we process over 75% of our loans in 7 business days or less.

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE 2000A Southbridge Parkway | Birmingham, AL 35209 205.585.3386 | movement.com


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STRONG ADVOCACY DIVORCE, ESTATE PLANNING, AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE Kirk Drennan, P.C., founded by Jessica Kirk Drennan in February 2011, is dedicated to representing clients in Divorce, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. The Divorce Group is led by Jessica Kirk Drennan and Jessie Hardy. Jessica has an AV rating, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow in the Birmingham Bar Foundation, and she is a NBTA Board Certified Advocate. Jessie is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida and was chosen as a participant in the Birmingham Bar Leadership Forum. Also serving as advocates for families are Amanda Duncan and Courtney Moseley. The Estate Planning group is led by Megan Elder who has a Juris Doctorate as well as a Masters of Law in tax. Derek Drennan, who leads the Criminal Defense Group, is AV rated and has 22 years’ experience in criminal law including death penalty and white collar crime defense. Kirk Drennan, P.C. is dedicated to serving our clients. We are strong so you don’t have to be. #KDPCSTRONG.

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500 Office Park Drive, Suite 100 | Birmingham, AL 35223 205.803.3500 | kirkdrennanlaw.com Left to right: Jessie Keating Hardy, Jessica Kirk Drennan, Megan Elder, Derek Drennan No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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SCIENCE EDUCATION For 20 years, McWane Science Center has sparked wonder and curiosity about our world through hands on science. As they celebrate this birthday in 2018, expect exciting events and more science experiences from the museum. Amy Templeton, President and CEO, has the privilege of being able to see science education in action every day. “I watch those Eureka moments when they really ‘get it’. I can’t wait to see what the next twenty years will bring for our museum.”

MCWANE SCIENCE CENTER 200 19th Street North | Birmingham, AL 35203 205.714.8304 | mcwane.org


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MAKING SIT HAPPEN More than just a full-service dog care facility, Just Happy Hounds offers a new spin on daycare, grooming, boarding and training. We're a dog fraternity where your pooch can make lifelong friends in a safe, happy and healthy canine recreational environment that's filled with love and excellent care. The staff at Just Happy Hounds has over 100 combined years of experience and employs a staff veterinarian. Sarah Mills never thinks of it as a job, but rather as her passion, and loves every fur baby as though it was her own! Sarah also dedicates her spare time to numerous dog rescue charities. Just Happy Hounds, "Where We Make Sit Happen!"

JUST HAPPY HOUNDS 2222 5th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35233 | 205.777.3699 justhappyhounds.com


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INSURANCE WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST In the aftermath of tragedies, State Farm agent Thomas Waters realized within all of the sorrow and pain of those days why he became an insurance agent. When one his client’s houses became among the first to be rebuilt after the horrific tornadoes of 2011, he was even more certain. Helping people through difficult, trying times is more than a job to Waters. It is a vocation. His goal is as clear as a beautiful day after a storm: To be known as the very best insurance agency with unparalleled client satisfaction, employee fulfillment and business performance, built on a commitment to outstanding sales and service, and above all, integrity.

THOMAS WATERS STATE FARM INSURANCE 3103 Independence Drive | Homewood, Alabama 35209 | 205.879.1988 thomaswaters.com


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MOVING Now in our 24th year, we’re proud to serve Birmingham's local and long-distance home and business moving needs. Since opening in 1993, we’ve grown our operation to 3 locations with 26 trucks. We’re Moving People Forward® by investing in our customers, our community, and our employees. We’re thankful for the lifelong relationships we’ve built while moving our amazing customers, helping our team members build their careers, and contributing to local non-profits!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 4851 Cahaba River Rd. #137 | Birmingham, AL 35243 205.970.2272 | twomenbirmingham.com


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THE FACE OF AN ADVOCATE DERRICK MILLS. Derrick Mills, a partner with the Birmingham law firm Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., is an advocate for those who have been injured or lost loved ones through no fault of their own. Being in the courtroom is his favorite part of the job. Derrick never forgets his own humble beginnings and believes that helps him to connect with Alabamians from all walks of life when he is in the courtroom. Marsh, Rickard & Bryan handles matters of personal injury, including trucking cases, work-related injuries and business disputes.

MARSH RICKARD & BRYAN, P.C.

800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 600-D | Birmingham, AL 35209 205-879-1981 | www.mrblaw.com No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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HOME BUILDERS Celebrating 15 years in the residential construction industry, twin brothers David and William Siegel continue to approach each project with integrity, creativity and a can-do attitude. Twin offers both cabinet design and interior design services, creating a comprehensive, more streamlined approach to home building. The Twin team specializes in large renovations and new construction in over-the-mountain and surrounding areas.

TWIN CONSTRUCTION 2907 Central Ave. Suite 105 | Homewood, AL 35209 | 205.802.3920 www.twincompanies.com


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FINANCIAL PLANNING Andy Meehan and his team at Peachtree Planning help individuals and business owners make intelligent financial decisions. Our process helps you think carefully about the future to make life decisions with intent and insight. Our relationships are built on trust and a clear direction to success. Risks are minimized, opportunities maximized, and strengths capitalized. Have a conversation with us.

PEACHTREE PLANNING CORP., LLC 2151 Highland Avenue South #100 | Birmingham, AL 35205 205.533.9452 | peachtreeplanning.com


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CHEER & TUMBLE Magic City Cheer & Tumble has all of the amenities of a big gym while also providing individual attention for each athlete like you would receive at a small gym. All of our classes have a 4:1 student to coach ratio with no more than 12 athletes per class. Our focus is to train and produce well-rounded athletes at all levels. We offer tumbling and tryout prep classes as well as competitive All-Star teams. Whether our athlete is wanting to learn a cartwheel for the first time or master their full twisting layout, we will help the athlete achieve their goal.

MAGIC CITY CHEER & TUMBLE 5318 Meadowlark Ln, Birmingham, AL 35242 | 205.283.9900 Magiccitycheerandtumble.com


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MORTGAGE Method Mortgage, formerly Principal Mortgage, was founded in Birmingham, Alabama in January 2007. Our work is dedicated to helping people achieve the dream of living in a home that they love and can afford. We combine a very high level of service with expertise and communication so that, from start to finish, our clients’ experiences are as smooth as possible, and even enjoyable. When it comes to your mortgage, you need a helpful roadmap. And a friendly guide, too. Let Method Mortgage lead you to the smartest way home.

METHOD MORTGAGE, LLC 600 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 203 | Birmingham, AL 35216 205.705.1650 | methodmortgage.com NMLS#85408 Equal Housing Lender


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HELP WITH THE LAW WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST John Robbins has been successfully representing people across Alabama and Georgia for the past 30 years. No case is too small or too big, from traffic violations to federal crimes to murder and capital murder charges. He has the experience in the courtroom and the knowledge of the law to get the desired results for his clients. He operates under the simple principle that every person counts and that when someone is facing loss of his or her liberty or a monetary fine, a lawyer should provide sound, honest advice and should “turn over every stone� to ensure that his client is treated fairly by the criminal justice system. Robbins always goes the extra mile to get the job done for his clients. In addition to being an advocate for people who need legal help, he is also a respected Professor of Law at the Birmingham School of Law. He has handled numerous high profile cases and is a trusted, recognized name in criminal defense. He believes that good results in criminal cases start with who you hire as your lawyer. Robbins is AV-Rated and has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in Alabama, Best Lawyer in America, as well as a Super Lawyer.

ROBBINS LAW FIRM 2031 2nd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 | 205.320.5270 john@robbinslaw.org No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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Business is booming at Switch Audio Video and here’s why: They love what they do! And what they do is this: Deliver AV systems created to be unique combinations of the best in design and technology, with exacting standards and outstanding customer service. When asked the secret to their success, the answer came quickly: “Put the clients’ needs ahead of our own and keep our personal priorities in order. Faith and Family are above all else.” At Switch, every customer becomes a friend and they're always looking for more friends. Because when it comes right down to it, if you don’t love what you do, and the people you work with, why are you doing it?

SWITCH AUDIO VIDEO 131 West Oxmoor Road | Homewood, AL 35209 205.332.3936 | SwitchAudioVideo.com

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URBAN REALTY Emily Stewart (left) Residential Real Estate, Ali Wilburn (right), Commercial Real Estate Urban Realty is a boutique real estate group with a fresh approach to building communities. We guide individual home buyers / sellers, commercial tenants with office / retail needs and investors to help realize the potential value of Birmingham, creating amenity-rich communities with a strong sense of place. As residents of this city, we have an extensive network of local municipality and government leaders to facilitate progress.

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FIGHTING FOR YOUR FAMILY Paul B. Shaw, Jr., has been recognized as a leader in the area of divorce and family law by Birmingham Magazine and “Super Lawyers.” Mr. Shaw, an AV-RatedTM attorney, displayed his divorce and financial expertise in his top-selling book on Alabama divorce, Saving Your Assets When You Can’t Save Your Marriage. Paul recognizes that the emotional and financial aspects of divorce and child custody are intertwined. He strives to successfully settle those cases which can be resolved and aggressively litigate those that must be taken to trial.

SHAW FAMILY LAW, LLC 2924 Crescent Avenue | Birmingham, AL 35209 205. 871.9550 | paul@shawfamilylawyers.com ShawFamilyLawyers.com No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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ARLINGTON This dynamic and driven company is firmly rooted in its Birmingham-based home. Founded here in 1969 it has built a solid foundation in all aspects of the multifamily housing industry encompassing property management, multifamily/mixed use development, and construction services. With decades of experience in managing and building multi-family communities for limited partnerships, developers, nonprofits, institutional owners, and its own portfolio, Arlington has never lost sight of the need for personal relationships. In fact, it’s what fuels Arlington’s steady growth of 15,000 units under management, construction projects throughout the Southeast and Midwest, and a growing workforce of nearly 400 dedicated team members. Building a company that builds communities - one person at a time. That’s Arlington.

ARLINGTON PROPERTIES 205.328.9600 | arlingtonproperties.net

Left to right: Dave Ellis, Carlen Williams, Velma Small, Jim Dixon, Patrick Browne, Roy Wester, Tai Cripps, Tammy Wyble, Mark Stuermann, William Morris, Andrea Ollinger


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40 YEARS OF LIBRARY COOPERATION Jefferson County’s public libraries have come a long way since the early bookmobile of the 1920s. Today, 22 member libraries—with 40 locations—are a cooperative offering “One County . One Card” services to hundreds of thousands of people. Formal “cooperation” officially began in 1978 when the library cooperative was established linking all locally funded city libraries. Forty years later, the Public Libraries In Jefferson County member libraries and librarians are offering much more than traditional books, embracing the digital age, and providing crucial services—from job-skills training to downloadable books to online homework help—for residents in all the county’s communities.

JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE Follow your Jefferson County libraries on Facebook and Twitter. For additional information, visit your local library or www.PublicLibrariesInJC.org.


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REVITALIZED APARTMENT LIVING Residents of Homewood are enjoying the modern beauty of this $10 million-dollar renovation. Valora is a multi-family community located near Birmingham’s most exciting urban hot spots zoned for Homewood City schools and just minutes from the campus of UAB. The community features spacious townhomes and apartments centered around a new state of the art fitness studio, events space, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, dog spa and coffee bar in the beautiful resident’s club house with premium services like valet trash. Valora is owned by Lurin Capital and managed by Arlington Properties with a well-qualified diverse team of leasing professionals and an award-winning management team committed to superior customer service.

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915 Valley Ridge Drive | Birmingham, AL 35209 | 205.879.1693 valoraapartments.com


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THE FACE OF BLINDS, SHADES & SHUTTERS Window Decor Homestore has proudly served the Birmingham and surrounding areas since 2004. You will find everything you need to transform your living space into your dream home. Window Decor Homestore is a Hunter Douglas Gallery® and offers a large selection of custom window treatments, including blinds, shades, shutters and draperies/hardware. The staff has experience and passion for interior design and this combination results in style, function and exceeding the client’s expectations. Owner Pam Mitchell

WINDOW DECOR HOMESTORE 5511 Hwy 280 Ste 115 | Birmingham, AL 35242 | 205.437.9575 windowdecorhomestore.com A Hunter Douglas Gallery ®


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MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW IN BIRMINGHAM Candi Peeples & Tommy Davis formed PEEPLES & DAVIS as a boutique-styled practice, limited to Matrimonial and Family Law, because helping families with these difficult issues is what they love. It is a core belief within the firm is that every case has the potential to settle out of court. “We make it a priority to exhaust all reasonable options for settlement of a client’s case, but stand ready for trial when that is what is best for our clients.” Candi is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Cumberland School of Law. She is a certified domestic and appellate mediator, has been named on the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Candi is married to Lloyd Peeples and lives in Vestavia with their two children, Lily and Chandler. Tommy is a graduate of Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law. He has been certified as a Collaborative Law Professional and has received advanced certification in Domestic Relations trial practice by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has also received numerous peer-reviewed awards for excellence in client relations and family law practice. He lives in Birmingham with J.R. and Sue Ellen, his two cocker spaniels.

PEEPLES & DAVIS MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS The Historic A.B. Loveman Home | 2956 Rhodes Circle South Birmingham, Alabama 35205 | 205.403.5577 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


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WEIGHT LOSS Dr. Brian Campbell and his staff at MD Wellness & Aesthetics have a passion for helping patients safely and effectively achieve their weight loss goals. Each medically supervised weight loss program is designed around an individual›s specific needs, lifestyle and budget. "We offer individualized plans to help patients lose 10 pounds or as much as 50 plus pounds successfully", says Dr. Campbell, an Emory graduate and board certified physician. MD Wellness & Aesthetics customized solutions include a complimentary consultation, prescription appetite suppressants, weekly B12 with Lipotropics injections, medical meal replacements and ongoing nutritional counseling and support. Other services offered are hair restoration therapy with PRP, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and a variety of aesthetic services.

MD WELLNESS & AESTHETICS 650 Inverness Corners | Birmingham, AL 35242 | 205.582.9216 MDWellnessandAesthetics.com


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VISIONARY LEADERSHIP Miles College, a school with a rich history, is making strides as an academic institution with a contemporary attitude and a cutting-edge future. Under the transformational leadership of its president, Dr. George T. French, Jr., Miles has added new and innovative academic programs, is proudly recruiting talented students and has erected three new buildings, including the George T. French Jr. Student Activity Center, pictured here.

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WEDDINGS Neillie Butler is the owner and executive planner of Mariee Ami, a premier full-service wedding planning studio. Neillie has been hired by brides all over the country to create and manage the weddings of their dreams. The Mariee Ami team views the relationship with the bride as a partnership of working together to create a seamless wedding day. Mariee Ami is unique in that besides planning, it offers graphic design and an in-house production team.

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FAMILY DENISTRY Dr. James Sampson was not a stranger to dental treatment as a child and into his adulthood. From Dr. Sampson's personal experiences, he envisioned a practice philosophy he would enjoy and trust as a patient. Since beginning his practice in 2008, patients frequently relay appreciation for his conservative approach to dentistry, gentle touch and relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Sampson's area of passion and continual study is on minimally invasive treatment as the best means to achieve optimal results and help people keep their real teeth for a life time. Dr. Sampson offers solutions for all types of general dentistry, including TMJ/headaches and implant restorations. Knowing your story and connecting with you on a deeper level is very important to Dr. Sampson and his staff. Most of all, you are more than just teeth, you are family!

SAMPSON DENTISTRY 763 Shades Mountain Plaza | 205.823.2355 sampsondentistry.com

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THE FACE OF DESIGN BUILD For four decades, Wedgworth Construction has created some of the finest custom homes and residential communities in Birmingham. Everyone in the design-build company has a passion for bringing dreams to reality. “We’ve developed a customer-focused process,” says founder Mike Wedgworth. “Commitment to quality is evident in each of the more than 400 homes our Wedgworth team has crafted for Birmingham families.” Energy-efficiency, spa-like master baths and cozy computer nooks are a few trademarks of a Wedgworth home. “If you’ve seen a photograph of a kitchen you love in a magazine, our team can build it,” says Patty Leeming, the company’s Project Manager. “Whatever matters to you, matters to us.” Vice President of Operations Patrick Gilbert and Superintendent Scott Cagle take pride in delivering outstanding customer service throughout the process, another hallmark of a Wedgworth Custom Built Home.

WEDGWORTH CONSTRUCTION 4154 Crosshaven Drive | Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 | 205.967.1831 wedgworth.net


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ONTIME SERVICE OnTime Service is a home services company locally owned by Kerry and Carol Adkins. The business provides electrical, heating and cooling, and plumbing services to homeowners in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. OnTime Service has become well known for its $59 dollar guarantee to arrive at customers’ homes on time. Kerry and Carol are very involved with their church and with a number of non-profit and civic organizations. Find out more about OnTime Service at www.OnTime59.com.

ONTIME SERVICE 205.942.1405 | OnTime59.com


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FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE Since we were founded in 2012, we've provided thousands of hours full of smiles and laughter for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities or special circumstances. Time at The Red Barn is a welcomed relief from the stresses of everyday life. Each week about 100 children and adults visit the barn to work with our fabulous horses in order to strengthen their minds, bodies, and souls. Whether they are attending a riding lesson, camp, or educational activity, everyone entering the barn is welcomed, encouraged, and loved. You can be a part of sharing faith, hope, and love by volunteering or donating. Visit www.TheRedBarn.org to learn more.

THE RED BARN 2722 Bailey Road |Leeds, AL 35094 205.699.8204 |theredbarn.org


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RECRUITING We are Chalker Group, and our mission is to assist Birmingham businesses and institutions in bringing the best and brightest talent to our city. Our team is passionate about making Birmingham the best it can be and we positively impact our community by bringing world-class talent to work and live here. We enhance recruiting success by introducing top-notch prospects to our community through a distinctive and personalized experience. You connect them to the position. We connect them to the city.

CHALKER GROUP 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 116 | Birmingham, AL 35223 205.994.4623 | ChalkerGroup.com


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KITCHENS & BATHS At Southern Bath & Kitchen, we built our business around a simple concept. We find the most extraordinary products on the market for creating the kinds of kitchens and baths that people dream about, and we employ expert consultants who can lead our customers through every step of the process to make those dreams a reality. We search the world for the very best in premium appliances, showers, tubs, faucets, and sinks created by the most innovative manufacturers. They are lovingly crafted works of art, with curves, rich finishes, and classic lines that will never go out of style. Let one of our consultants guide you through our showroom of bath and kitchen products.

SOUTHERN BATH & KITCHEN 300 35th Street North |Birmingham, AL 35222 |205.581.8600 sbkbham.com


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BUILDING FOUNDATIONS IN FAIRFIELD Foundations Early Learning & Family Center, a Christ-centered preschool in Fairfield, believes that all children should have access to a quality preschool education. Since opening our doors in 2013, Foundations has worked with over 200 at-risk children and their families to help prepare them for success in school and life. Research shows that developmental delays can emerge without proper interactions and stimulation, but with quality preschool programing and parent involvement, different outcomes are possible. Our programs seek to prevent delays while fostering school readiness. Coming alongside parents to equip them to best facilitate their children’s development and education is at the heart of our mission.

FOUNDATIONS EARLY LEARNING & FAMILY CENTER

7000 Grasselli Road | Fairfield, AL 35064 | 205.588.5454 foundationsearlylearning.org Pictured L-R: Catherine Pittman Smith, Director of Communications & Development, and Kathleen Drake, Head of School, are pictured with some of Foundations’ 4K students.


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HOME Price Hightower, President of Tower Homes Home is where your story begins. For two decades, Price Hightower and Tower Homes have helped over one thousand people around Birmingham begin a new story in a new home. Price’s reputation has led him to become one of the Top 5 Largest Home Builders in Birmingham, as well as one of only 16 Graduate Master Builders in Alabama. Tower Homes provides a red-carpet customer care experience for each homeowner and allows its customers to customize their new home in a state-ofthe-art design studio. Customers are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and let Tower handle all the details. Whether you want to own or lease, Price Hightower is the trusted face for homes in Birmingham. Begin the next chapter of your story in a Tower home.

TOWER HOMES 205.970.2363 | tower-homes.com


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MANAGING YOUR RISK Created by contractors for contractors, Alabama AGC’s workers’ compensation fund, CompTrustAGC, is one of the largest, most stable construction self-insured fund in the state. CompTrustAGC is the only self-insured fund in Alabama with an A.M. Best rating of A- with more than $90 million in assets with a well-capitalized members’ equity. Since 1994, CompTrustAGC has returned more than $101 million in contribution credits to its members.CompTrustAGC is a program of the Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC), the largest and most financially secure construction trade association in the state. Founded in 1920, Alabama AGC has a powerful voice and a broad reach with offices in Birmingham, Montgomery, Florence, Huntsville, Mobile, and Pensacola.

COMPTRUST AGC 5000 Grantswood Road Suite 100 | Irondale, AL 35210 205.451.1400 | comptrustagc.com

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XENIA(GREEK FOR HOSPITALITY) George Sarris’ Fish Market Restaurant on Southside is the perfect place to experience that special, Old World feeling of classic Greek hospitality. Since he came to this country more than 40 years ago, Sarris has focused on bringing the heritage, flavors, and sensibilities of his birthplace and family to the people of Birmingham. Olives and olive oil from the groves that surround his home village of Tsitalia. Fish,unbelievably fresh, is served at a price that is easy on a family’s pocketbook. Locally grown vegetables with homemade sauces, imported Greek foods, and wines that pair perfectly with seafood. Tanks with live lobster and rainbow trout, Gulf shrimp, live crawfish in season, the best raw oysters in town and a bounty of fish from the Gulf and as close to home as possible. And always the customers: parents, grandparents, children, whole generations of the people who matter the most. And who make The Fish Market what it is: a place where George Sarris can say, “kali orexi.” (Welcome. Bring your healthy appetite.)

THE FISH MARKET RESTAURANT 612 22nd Street South | Birmingham | 205-322-3330


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DECORATING YOUR LIFE "Decorating your life" isn't just a tagline with interior decorator Bill Aroosian, owner of Bill Aroosian Designs and HabitationHome. It’s the philosophy behind making each space a unique reflection of the client. It’s the motivation to see a job through from a design challenge to a design concept to a realized solution. It’s the idea that the result can be both functional and beautiful. Bill has 25 years of experience working for some of the finest names in design. He will bring this to your project and help you achieve the look and feeling you want to "decorate your life."

BILL AROOSIAN DESIGNS

HabitationHome | 3332 Old Montgomery Highway, Suite 202 Homewood, AL 35209 | 205.879.5558 www.habitationhome.com | Instagram.com/Bill Aroosian designs


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BAR-B-Q The Original Golden Rule. Bar-B-Q, cigarettes and car repairs were the staples when Golden Rule Bar-B-Q opened in 1891. The original building was a roadside stop for travelers making the journey to Atlanta. In the 1930s, Jabo Stone purchased Golden Rule and in 1969 asked Michael Matsos, of Michael’s Sirloin Room, to take over the establishment. Matsos started to work on expanding the menu and employing people who would eventually become family to Golden Rule and the Matsos family. The famous Bar-B-Q is only part of the restaurants legacy. The true legacy is the people associated with Golden Rule. Michael “Booker” (35 years) is the always smiling pit master. Sammy Derzis (35 years) and Shannon Sankey (26 years) manage the restaurant. Others with life-long careers at the restaurant include: Peggy Martin (42 years), Rose Cammack (33 years), Willie Morgan (retired after 27 years), Walter Threat (25 years),in loving memeory of Bernice Kelly (66 years) Poncho Simms (40 years) and so many more. Without these people, Golden Rule wouldn’t be the establishment that Birmingham knows and loves today. The Golden Rule family is just as important to the Matsos family as the legendary Bar-B-Q.

GOLDEN RULE BAR-B-Q AND GRILL 2504 Crestwood Blvd., | Irondale, AL 35210 205.956.2678|goldenrulebbq.com


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THE FACE OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT IN ALABAMA Founded by Hall W. Thompson in 1957, Thompson Tractor Company is the full-line Caterpillar dealer for Alabama and northwest Florida. His son, Mike Thompson, has served as President since 1986 and Mike’s daughter, Lucy Thompson Marsh, is Vice President of Parts. The company specializes in the sales and service of Caterpillar products, including earthmoving, construction and materials handling equipment, along with diesel engines used for electric power generation, on-highway and marine propulsion applications. “We’d like to be recognized as a business partner by our customers,” Mike Thompson relates. “We see great things ahead for Birmingham and all of Alabama,” Lucy added. “We want our customers and the communities we serve to know we are committed to the region’s growth and prosperity.”

THOMPSON TRACTOR COMPANY 2401 Pinson Highway | Birmingham, AL 35217 Toll Free 1-800-547-0760 | CAT Rental 1-800-RENT-CAT thompsontractor.com


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CATERING FOR 25 YEARS Robbie Dyson, Vasilli "Bill" Bouloukos At The Happy Catering Company, we pride ourselves on quality fresh food with a presentation that exemplifies simple elegance. We are a full-service catering enterprise specializing in meeting your every need for any event. We can accommodate all the details of your event through our network of floral designers, vendors and event planners. We are extremely proud of the reputation we have earned with over 25 years in the business.

THE HAPPY CATERING COMPANY 205.251.8925 | happycatering.net


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FRIENDLY AND FRESH What do people love more about Ted’s, the food or the people? For owners Tasos and Beba Touloupis and their community of fans and customers the answer is both. Whether breakfast or lunch, homestyle Southern cooking seasoned with old-style Greek hospitality makes family–owned Ted’s a genuine birmingham experience. That same hospitality makes their catering special, too.

TED’S RESTAURANT

328 12th Street South | Birmingham AL 35233 | 205.324.2911 tedsbirmingham.com


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SET TO SELL STAGING Set to Sell is a nationally awarded home staging and interior design company based in Birmingham, Alabama with clients throughout the South East. Set to Sell specializes in new home merchandising, and hospitality design. Their goal is to provide every staging client with a luxury service that eases their selling process, and brings more profit per home. For each hospitality design client they provide a tailored experience, delivering a finished product that wows.

SET TO SELL 3135 Bellwood Drive Vestavia, AL 35243 205.277.0326 | settosell.com


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THE FACE OF CATERING Kathy G & Company is Birmingham’s premier special event and wedding caterer. The company’s creative cuisine and innovative ideas complement any event whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate function, holiday affair, anniversary, reunion, or cocktail party. The experience is always delicious, detailed, and delightful. For over 30 years they’ve catered parties of 10 to 10,000. Kathy G & Co can handle events of all sizes and budgets. The company travels the state, staging one-of-kind events that delight attendees with food and flair. Close to home, Kathy G operates The Gardens Café at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. You can also take Kathy G home with you via her cookbook, Food, Fun and Fabulous which shares catering recipes and tips. Kathy’s son Jason Mezrano and Natalie Pilato Andrews are at the helm and keeping Kathy G & Company 30 years FRESH!

KATHY G & COMPANY 11 West Park Circle | Birmingham, AL 35211 205.942.4210 www.kathyg.com Left to right: Jason Mezrano, Kathy G.Mezrano, and Natalie Pilato Andrews

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