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    Local favorite, The Sunflour Bakery & Eatery, reopens Tuesday

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Bakery lovers, rejoice! After a little more than a year, local favorite, The Sunflour Bakery & Eatery, will officially reopen to the public Tuesday, July 14.  On Monday, a celebratory ribbon cutting was held, and owners Brad and Amanda Quattlebaum...

    Citizens Bank & Trust welcomes new board member Laura Kay Kappler-Roberts

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Kay Kappler-Roberts to its Board of Directors. Kappler-Roberts is president and CEO of Kappler, Inc., a global leader in chemical and biohazard protective fabrics and apparel based in Guntersville. Kappler-Roberts joined...

    ‘It’s just a beautiful place’: Riverside Fly Shop shares love of fly fishing, beauty of the Sipsey

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Located next to the Walker County line along Alabama Highway 69, nestled next to the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, you’ll find a quaint-looking cabin. It’s local and tourist favorite, Riverside Fly Shop, where you can learn all about...

    Just in time for 4th of July- the watermelon pop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Summertime instantly gets cooler when you’re able to enjoy refreshing frozen treats. Local favorite Frios Gourmet Pops recently unveiled its annual summer flavor- watermelon. “We are entering our third summer season with Frios,” said Co-Owner Kristy Keiffer. “Watermelon has been available each summer....

    Get reeled into Garden City Shiner Shack

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Garden City Shiner Shack, known locally as “Shiner Shack,” has been in business since 1990. It is family-owned and operated...

    Settle in for a slice

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email christy@cullmantribune.com. GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Marco Perez had worked many years for corporate pizza chains when he finally decided he had the knowledge and positive...

    SiO2 Materials Science to invest $163M in Auburn facility to support COVID-19 vaccine efforts

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that SiO2 Materials Science plans to invest $163 million in an expansion at its Auburn facility after securing a major contract to supply the federal government with vials to support the COVID-19 vaccine effort. The project...

    Cool beans! Check out Holly Pond’s Alabama Mud Coffee Co.

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Cullman County newcomers Bo and Katie Johnson are like so many others who sat at home during the COVID-19 shutdown, bored and trying to think of things to do. They decided it was a great time to cultivate an idea,...

    Pool builder going strong during pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With public pools just now being opened, many people had already taken it into their own hands to find ways to swim and cool down. Because of this, many areas report that their local pool builders have been overwhelmed by the...

    For the record…A new spin on Hanceville business

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email christy@cullmantribune.com. HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville’s Neal Watts has always been a huge music fan. He’s turned that love of music into a great retirement pastime...

    Get to know La Michoacanita

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email christy@cullmantribune.com. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman has some great options for beating the heat this summer. For those looking for something a little different, La Michoacanita...

    More than meets the eye: The Man Cave Market is a nursery, and so much more

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - For years, twin brothers Pat and Chris Thompson would kick back after a long day making flower deliveries to florists around Alabama, crack open beers and share their ideas and dreams with each other. Like so many small business owners, the...

    ‘We are trying to help’: Local company to manufacture hand sanitizer in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Back in May, The Tribune caught up with Gary “Sarge” Sargeant, owner of Hawg Engineering, as he was in Arizona assisting SynCardia Systems, LLC, the only producers of Total Artificial Hearts in the world, with production of FDA-approved hand sanitizer. The...

    Popular eatery, The Fillin’ Station, closes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Fillin’ Station, a popular meat-and-three deli located inside the Texaco Station at 201 Second Ave. NW (U.S. Highway 31), has closed, its owners announced this week. Mick and Pam Whitt said in a media release, “After looking at numerous different options,...

    ‘We’re planning to keep on growing’: Easy Pickens Antique Market

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    Updated 6-17-20 at 10:24 a.m. The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. TRIMBLE, Ala. – Easy Pickens Antique Market is located in a building with rich history. The big red structure, located...

    Grab a burger and more at Whitlock’s General Store and Cafe

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. TRIMBLE, Ala. – Since 1992, Bruce and Beatrice Whitlock have offered a variety of services to the Trimble area at Whitlock’s General Store and...

    Cafe Tula Taqueria opens in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville residents suffered the loss of a cozy family restaurant when Bulldogs Country Cook'n announced its permanent closure last month, but that space has been filled with another restaurant: Cafe Tula Taqueria. This family-owned business, which opened its doors Saturday, prides...

    Profile: Dodge City Collision Center

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    The Tribune is highlighting small businesses around Cullman County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know of one we should feature? Email maggie@cullmantribune.com. DODGE CITY, Ala. – Dodge City Collision Center, LLC, in business since 2008, is owned and operated by Joe and Lynne Dollar. The business...

    Enjoy gourmet popcorn, and more, at Kernel Kullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Neal and Holly McLeod saw their first popcorn store while on their honeymoon almost 30 years ago. Years later, while searching for new careers, they opened their own popcorn store in Cullman’s Warehouse District. Kernel Kullman will celebrate its 5-year anniversary...

    Duchess Bakery sold, to re-open in July

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    Updated 6-5-20 at 12:20 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Duchess Bakery lovers, rejoice! The beloved bakery, along with the famous doughnut recipe, has been sold to Jason and Stephanie Neal and Roger Rich. The news comes exactly three weeks since owner Larry Bontrager announced his retirement,...

    Strike! Cullman Bowling Center open again

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Entertainment venues (e.g. arcades, theaters, bowling alleys) in Alabama were given the green light to re-open May 22 by Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules such as making sure patrons stay...

    ‘Thankfully we were able to stay open’

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, big and small. Many big box “essential” stores have relied on delivery and curbside pick-up options, along with continued in-store service, for customers, but how have the local small grocers fared? In Fairview, Hopper’s Family...

    (Updated) Reports: Cullman Tuesday Morning store to close

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    Updated 5-27-20 at 4:59 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Tuesday Morning Corporation on Wednesday announced it has filed voluntary petitions for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division. According to...

    Bulldogs Country Cook’n closed for good

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville’s Bulldogs Country Cook’n will not be reopening its doors after closing in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the local favorite diner featuring great steaks and a popular Sunday meat and three will not return, owner Nolan Bradford said...

    A different kind of spring

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When most people think about challenges to face when planning a wedding, they'll think about budgeting, reservations and schedule conflicts before they ever think about a pandemic. Unfortunately, this spring, many people have had to make major changes to their big...

    SportsFit closes its doors after more than 30 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman SportsFit & Wellness Center is closing after more than 30 years in business. The decision to put the building and 17 acres of property along U.S. Highway 31 North up for sale was made prior to the center closing March...

    Warm days, cool pops: Frios Cullman debuts healthier ‘no sugar added’ options

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local chain Frios Gourmet Pops recently introduced a new healthier pop option: no sugar-added pops. Cullman Franchise Co-Owner Kristy Keiffer said the pops have been heavily requested customers. “Frios is thrilled to launch our new line of no sugar-added pops,” she said....

    Rumors Deli closes dining room, returns to drive-thru only service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Rumors Deli cranked up in time for early lunch Thursday, but the doors to the dining room that had opened to customers Wednesday were once again closed. Owner Annette Harris cited a warning from the Cullman County Health Department that she...

    Rumors Deli opens dining room, challenging ‘Safer at Home Order’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a month and a half of business limited to a drive-through window, and thinking of fellow restaurateurs who do not even have that, Annette Harris opened the dining room at Rumors Deli Wednesday, knowing that doing so would put her...

    Going farm to table: Dreher’s serving up natural goodness

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    Correction: The Tribune originally stated the cattle are "grain-fed." They are "grass-fed." CULLMAN, Ala. - Fresh local veggies have arrived at Dreher’s, where Head Chef Braxton Taylor is making the idea of “farm to table” a reality in his kitchen. He sat down with...

    Bringing out the Best: Local company cleaning playgrounds for free

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Hygenix CSR in Cullman has been giving back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free playground sanitation to municipalities, schools and churches. Owner Kenny Fisher and employee Isaac Holmes were hard at work Friday morning cleaning the playgrounds...

    Inland Building Systems, HomTex donate thousands of masks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Area nursing homes, Cullman City Schools and local food banks are receiving new protective DreamFit masks thanks to a generous donation from Inland Building Systems, part of Schulte Building Systems, Inc. and local textile manufacturer HomTex. Inland purchased $10,000 worth of the...

    Cullman Savings Bank supports, highlights local businesses with new program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The COVID-19 shutdown has adversely affected businesses across the country, and Cullman is certainly no exception. From outright closures to social distancing cutbacks, many local businesses have felt the impact. Cullman Savings Bank (CSB) hopes to “flatten the curve” of economic...

    ‘We are going to make it!’ Retail stores set to open back up Thursday at 5 p.m.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local retailers were given the green light Tuesday morning by Governor Kay Ivey to reopen their doors beginning Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Under the State’s new Safer at Home Order, retailers can open, but must follow the following rules: Emergency maximum...

    Mustard Seed Nursery hopes to be in new building June 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mustard Seed Nursery excitedly announced April 22, 2020 its new building is moving closer to completion. The Tribune spoke with owner Sandy Walker to learn more on the move and how the business has fared recently. “We had an electrical fire in the...

    For Goodness Cakes: New bakery opens in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - April 1 was supposed to be the ribbon cutting and grand opening at For Goodness Cakes in Cullman. Jazz Johnson is the owner and baker of the new custom cake shop, and COVID-19 put her entrepreneurial skills to the test. With...

    Bringing out the Best: Generous donation helps Rumors Deli share meals across community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dr. Ginger Holt, a surgeon in Nashville, often visits her hometown of Cullman and makes regular stops to treat herself at Rumors Deli. On a recent visit, though, she was the one doing the treating, presenting owner Annette Harris with a...

    Busy Bee Cafe reopens for takeout orders with limited menu

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After closing March 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Busy Bee Cafe has announced that as of April 20, it is now open for takeout orders. Until full business hours are reinstated, the cafe will be open from 10 a.m.-2...

    Tim’s Produce: Business ‘unusual good’ during pandemic

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    JOPPA, Ala. – While many consumers are staying away from bigger chain stores during the pandemic, you can still find produce from local sellers and farmers, one seller being Tim Kelsoe, owner of Tim’s Produce in Joppa. Tim’s Produce is located along Alabama Highway...

    JELCO: ‘We want to do our part to help in the current crisis by supplying high quality PPE’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman manufacturer JELCO, Inc. is now producing personal protective equipment products related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Philip Clemmons, president of JELCO, said the company began sewing hospital gowns and washable face masks for local requests and has also expanded production to a...

    Bringing out the Best: Vinemont molding shop helping produce medical face shields for hospitals across Alabama

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Many small manufacturers across the country, professional and amateur, began turning out components for medical face shields on 3D printers in response to shortages due to COVID-19, but 3D printing can be a slow process that does not lend itself to...

    AlabamaWorks! releases business survey to identify COVID-19 impact

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala – AlabamaWorks is pleased to announce a new tool for all businesses, large and small, related to the COVID-19 impact and future focus of workforce in the state. The Alabama COVID-19 Workforce Response Survey is designed to help the state fully understand...

    Cullman Council considering $1.5M loan to HomTex for expanded mask production

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council announced in an emergency meeting Monday afternoon that it will consider a $1.5 million loan to the city Industrial Development Board which will, in turn, be loaned to textile manufacturer HomTex for the purchase of equipment that...

    HomTex begins production of filtered face masks at Cullman facility

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    Updated 4-3-20 at 5:07 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday, Cullman-based textile manufacturer HomTex announced that its Cullman facility will begin producing a reusable and washable face mask for use by businesses and industries under the brand name DreamFit. The masks will be available starting...

    Local businesses adapt to coronavirus pandemic and state health orders

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – After the recent public health order from Governor Kay Ivey, local businesses around the county have shown they’re going through trials and tribulations to continue to serve customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Tribune spoke with several local businesses to see how they have...

    Regions Bank announces special financial assistance amid coronavirus concerns

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    Received from Will Harding,  local market executive for Regions Bank Additional measures are part of Regions’ comprehensive commitment to serving and supporting customers and communities BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Regions Bank on Friday announced special financial assistance to help customers experiencing financial hardships related to the novel...

    4 decades strong: Precision Haircutters celebrating 40th anniversary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Precision Hair Cutters will soon celebrate 40 years of doing business in Cullman. That’s long enough to see the mullet make a comeback! The salon has been located in two different locations over the last 40 years, both in the South...

    LEAD offers unique services to Cullman area

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Laurelwood Equine Assisted Discoveries, LLC (LEAD) opened April 1, 2019, offering unique services to Cullman County- Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) Model counseling and personal development sessions. “LEAD offers Eagala Model counseling sessions for adults, children and teens who have...

    Chicken Salad Chick open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Excited customers were lined up around the building Tuesday morning (and one even since Monday night!) at Cullman’s newest restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick. The rain was no deterrent to those vying for free chicken salad for a year, a perk awarded...

    ‘Service is what you get when you come to a local business’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Since June 1994, Mr. Hicks Mens Wear has been in business under the helm of owner Phillip Hicks. “Cullman was home for us. I was raised here in Cullman; my wife was raised in Cullman,” said Hicks. “We actually spent some time...

    Chicken Salad Chick to open Feb. 4 in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As The Tribune reported exclusively back in November, Chicken Salad Chick, self-described as “the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept,” is coming to Cullman. Wednesday, the restaurant announced its official opening date for the new location is Tuesday,...

    Arise Coffee Co. unveils Arise Fitness Co. with free community workout

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - In mid-November, the Hanceville community welcomed Arise Coffee Co. (called Rise Up in its early stages), a coffee shop with a focus on health, including therapy, and community. Thursday evening, Arise unveiled its newest expansion in that focus: Arise Fitness Co., a...

    U-Haul implementing nicotine-free hiring policy

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    PHOENIX, Ariz. - U-Haul International will soon be the first major company in its field to decline job applicants who are nicotine users. The nicotine-free hiring policy will go into effect in 21 states Feb. 1. The employment of team members hired prior to that...

    RAM’T Up Indoor Play Center opening Jan. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For five years, Jamie Owens and her family have worked to get an indoor playground in Cullman; now, their efforts are finally coming to fruition. RAM'T Up Indoor Play Center will open Jan. 10, 2020. The building is located at 2030...

    Cyber Broadband, granted $113K, to offer fiber internet to Sipsey Pines community

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Regional internet provider Cyber Broadband, Inc. announced this week it will offer fiber-to-the-home internet to the Sipsey Pines community in 2020. CEO Jay Fuller said the project will provide state-of-the-art, fiber-to-the-home internet to approximately 200 homes in the unincorporated community on...

    Working together: AGCOR Steel officially opens in Good Hope

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Friday was a big day for AGCOR Steel, the City of Good Hope and many others across the city and county as Good Hope’s first manufacturer officially opened its doors. AGCOR, a manufacturer of metal building components, moved from Vinemont...

    Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center opening in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala.­ ­­­- Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will open its newest clinic Jan. 6, 2020 in Cullman. It is located at 1301-A Bridge Creek Drive NE. Andrews Sports Medicine is occupying space alongside ATI Physical Therapy in the new 6,000+ square-foot building constructed...

    ‘By shopping local, it goes back to your roads, schools, parks and rec’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Small Business Saturday is a nationwide initiative encouraging communities to support their local shops and retailers. It’s sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, meaning our local small businesses have the added difficulty of the Iron Bowl during the yearly event.  Ryne...

    ‘Healthy fast food!’: Downtown Nutrition juice and shake shop opens in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Tuesday morning, Downtown Nutrition officially opened for business at 324 Second Ave. SE in Cullman with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. The shop specializes in meal replacement and protein shakes, as well as herbal...

    Cullman Florist’s Carla Fussell featured in The Retail Florist magazine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Florist Manager Carla Fussell was recently recognized in Teleflora’s national publication, The Retail Florist. Fussell shared, “They called, and they were looking to do an article on I think entrepreneurship, because I’m part of the Teleflora Team, the education team, and...

    Chipotle Mexican Grill now open in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Chipotle Mexican Grill opened Wednesday in southwest Cullman. The restaurant is located in the newly renovated site of the old Bojangles’ at 1821 Cherokee Ave. SW across from Chick-fil-A. Chipotle is open daily from 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. From Chipotle: “When Chipotle first opened,...

    Newk’s Eatery opens in downtown Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman’s newest restaurant, Newk’s Eatery, officially opened for business Monday. It’s open Sunday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. at 410 Second Ave. NW, known by many locals as “the old Dairy Queen” location on U.S. Highway...

    Newk’s Eatery to open in Cullman Nov. 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – Newk’s Eatery, named “America’s Favorite Fast-Casual Chains“ by Restaurant Business Magazine, will open in Cullman at 410 Second Ave. NW (U.S. Highway 31, in the old Dairy Queen location) Monday, Nov. 4. “As we continue our growth in Alabama, our goal remains...

    ‘As a company, we appreciate our associates’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – While many stayed inside Saturday, about 900 people- employees of Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies (ACYT) and their families- gathered in a pavilion at the Cullman County Fairgrounds for the company’s annual picnic. ACYT Vice President Brian Buckner shared, “It’s our annual company...

    Mind, body and coffee: new downtown Hanceville shop offers well-being for the whole person

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - During Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, Leah and Ace McCollins slipped in behind the line of street vendors on Commercial Street for a “soft” opening of their new coffee-and-much-more shop named Rise Up. The business completes the Commercial...

    Colony’s Dollar General open for business

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    COLONY, Ala. - Dollar General quietly opened the doors of its newest Cullman County location Thursday morning, along Alabama Highway 91 just across Interstate 65 from the town of Colony. Colony Mayor Donnis Leeth has made securing a local franchise of the chain part...

    A nod to Cullman’s past: Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant opens downtown

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, Sept. 17. Located next door to A Touch of German at 216 First Ave. SE, Cullman, the new restaurant is owned by Joseph Fisher, Kolby Lawrence and Christine Chamblee.  The restaurant’s...

    Taco Granero planned for Fairview

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Plans for a new restaurant are underway in Fairview. Residents Mike and Amy Patton presented their concept for a Taco Granero Tuesday evening to the town’s council. The Pattons will rent the property at the corner of Welcome Road and Wesley...

    BREAKING: Mae’s Food Hall to close after Oktoberfest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, Cullman developer Shane Quick announced that his Warehouse District eatery Mae’s Food Hall will close on Oct. 5, at the conclusion of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday evening, Quick issued this statement: Mae’s Food Hall’s last day of operation will...

    ‘You don’t have to be a big reader to fall in love with a piece of literature’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Last week, Cullman welcomed a new used bookstore, when Loretta’s Bookstore & Storytelling quietly opened its doors. Located at 320 First Ave. SE, the store, which can best be described as comfortable and inviting, is owned by Hannah and Luke Elliott. Hannah...

    ‘We just want to make people feel better’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman has a new store that specializes in cannabidiol, or, as it’s more commonly known, CBD. Your CBD Store’s Cullman franchise owner is Denise Burnette, who talked with The Tribune about what motivated her to open the business. “My mother has dementia and...

    Handcrafted, simple Southern charm

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The earthy scent of pine fills your nose when you walk into the quaint building along Alabama Highway 157 West. Urban Pine Co. in Cullman County first opened the doors of its brick and mortar store in April 2019, but its...

    The Shaddix Company breaks ground on new location in Vinemont

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning celebrated the family-owned The Shaddix Company’s upcoming move from Cullman to the town of South Vinemont. The company’s new home will be on approximately 22 acres adjacent to the Vinemont’s sports complex on Park Drive....

    Topre receives Excellence in Value award from Honda for 8th straight year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Topre America Corporation in Cullman on Tuesday was presented the 2018 Excellence in Value award from Honda. Out of 45 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers in North America that won awards, Topre was one of just four to be recognized in...

    NAFCO breaks ground on new access road, will create 30 new jobs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Let’s keep moving Cullman forward!” Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new industrial access road for North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) Friday afternoon. Local and state leaders were on hand for the ceremony along...

    Citizens Bank’s Cade Smith graduates Alabama Banking School

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – A total of 59 students from across the state graduated from the Alabama Banking School July 19, and among them was Cade Smith from Citizens Bank & Trust. Held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, this year’s session was the...

    Dig it! Heavy equipment challenge sponsored by Thompson, Caterpillar

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    Updated 7-21-19 1 p.m. DODGE CITY, Ala. - More than 70 participants competed Thursday in Thompson Tractor’s Operator Challenge in Dodge City, just off Exit 299 in front of My Way Trucking. The Hanceville Challenge (named by the organizers) was the first of two qualifying...

    Newk’s Eatery coming to Cullman

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    Updated 7-18-19 at 4 p.m.   CULLMAN, Ala. - Newk's Eatery is coming to Cullman. The restaurant will be opening in the former Dairy Queen building at 410 Second Ave. (U.S. Highway 31 North)   Susan Eller, with the Cullman Economic Development Agency, said, "Renovations on the building...

    Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to Cullman. The restaurant will be located in the old Bojangles' building at 1821 Cherokee Ave. SW across from Chick-fil-A. "Chipotle has executed a lease and (begun) renovations on the former Bojangles' building. We do not have...

    Wallace State announces partnership with Kubota Tractor Corporation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College (WSCC) on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Kubota Tractor Corporation.  According to a WSCC press release: Wallace State’s Diesel Technology program is partnering with the Kubota Tractor Corporation to offer exclusive Kubota skills training at the...

    Pets on Parade at Downtown Merchants Association celebration coming up July 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This coming Friday, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce will enjoy another of its increasingly popular 2nd Fridays summer celebrations, and the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) is joining the Chamber in planning for the south end of the event district...

    (UPDATED) 15-year-old worker falls to death in accident at local business

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    Updated 7-1-19 at 4:40 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – On Monday, a 15-year-old Guatemalan roofing worker fell to his death from the roof of Cullman Casting in south Cullman. He fell through insulation in a gap left by the removal of old roofing, dropping an estimated...

    Wells Fargo, Regions Bank consolidating Cullman branches

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Both Regions Bank and Wells Fargo have announced upcoming consolidations of branch offices in Cullman, following a years-long national trend of local bank branch closures.  Each institution currently has two branches in the city, and each will maintain one office.  Regions...

    Downtown merchants plan to ‘put on the dog’ in July event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Members of the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) on Thursday night met at First Community Bank to discuss last Friday’s social event held in conjunction with the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s and Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism’s 2nd Friday...

    Cullman Sears closing July 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sears Hometown Store in Cullman will close its doors July 19, an employee confirmed to The Cullman Tribune. Now located in the Marktplatz Center in southwest Cullman, the longtime Cullman business was formerly located in the Cullman Shopping Center. The company announced the...

    Wacked Out Weiner open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Wacked Out Weiner opened its doors Thursday morning and customers were eager to get a taste. Cullman’s is the 11th store for this popular hot dog franchise. It is located at 1930 Market Platz Ctr. SW, in the same strip...

    Byars|Wright to open office in Cullman

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Byars|Wright, a local family-owned and operated independent insurance agency, announces its expansion into Cullman. Trae Norrell, currently a producer within the agency, will lead the new office, located in the historic West Side Furniture Building at 216 Third St.  SE. “Opening an...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to expand road access in South Vinemont

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A $60,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will help the Town of South Vinemont improve the main access road to the new Shaddix Co. location which will create six jobs. Read The Tribune's exclusive coverage of the Shaddix...

    Ribbon cut on re-opened All Steak Restaurant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Downtown Cullman’s landmark All Steak Restaurant held its official re-opening Monday, with new owners Dyron Powell and Zac Wood cutting the ribbon at the center of a large crowd that included Mayor Woody Jacobs and members of the city council, Cullman...

    Citizens Charity Classic raises $175K in 5 years for FCA

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Citizens Bank & Trust hosted its fifth annual Citizens Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, May 6, 2019. Held at Gunter’s Landing Golf Club, the tournament again benefited Northeast Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), its beneficiary since the tournament’s inception....

    Shrimp Basket open for business

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Shrimp Basket celebrated its grand opening Wednesday and seafood lovers came out in droves to take part. Located at 716 Second Ave. NW (U.S. Highway 31), the new restaurant offers fresh Gulf seafood, a full bar, pet-friendly indoor/outdoor patio seating...

    Diablo’s Southwest Grill opens in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Diablo's Southwest Grill is now open in Cullman. Diablo's is the third restaurant to open in a new complex located at 1302 Second Ave. SW (U.S. Hwy. 31) in the last three months. Triggered by the opening of the complex's third tenant,...

    Good Hope Service Center now in Cullman, re-named Integrity Auto Group

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  - Integrity means doing the right thing even when nobody else is looking; that is why Robert Taylor and Mike Pritchard said they chose to re-name their auto shop Integrity Auto Group, LLC. The two men have been in business as Good...

    AGCO/GSI bringing new product line to Bremen; $5.7M investment will bring 50 jobs

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    BREMEN, Ala. - “I have a message today from Bremen, Alabama to the entire globe- rural Alabama is open for business!” exclaimed Gov. Kay Ivey during a visit to Cullman County Tuesday afternoon to celebrate AGCO bringing its Farmer Automatic Production Line to Bremen....

    Leah Bolin resigns as Cullman Chamber president and CEO

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After seven years as president and CEO of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Leah Bolin informed the Board of Directors of her resignation on Tuesday, April 16. Her resignation is effective Friday, May 31. Bolin shared the following...

    Wacked Out Weiner soft opening Thursday, June 6

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    UPDATE June 5, 2019 at 1:14 p.m. The Wacked Out Weiner  soft opening is Thursday, June 6. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Wacked Out Weiner is coming to Cullman. The restaurant serves, you guessed it, hot dogs. It will be located...

    Business Note: Corey Williams joins Citizens Bank & Trust as senior lender

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    Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce its recent hire of Corey Williams, who joins the Citizens team as senior lender and executive vice president of the bank. Williams will work out of the headquarters office in Guntersville and will lead the bank’s...

    Hopper’s celebrating anniversary with ribeye sandwich sale to benefit children

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Hopper's Family Market and Pharmacy in Fairview is celebrating its eighth anniversary this week, planning a huge two-day sale April 12-13. Owners Mike and Jimmie Hopper are also excited to bring back their ribeye steak sandwich sale to benefit the Children’s...

    Cullman Shrimp Basket hiring, hopeful for May 1 opening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Shrimp Basket is nearing completion and has begun accepting applications. General Manager J.R. High on Wednesday said he hopes to begin training around April 26. He said the restaurant’s tentative opening date is set for May 1. Work continues inside and...

    Vinemont store brings Amish goods to Cullman County

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Located along U.S. Highway 31 in Vinemont, the freshly opened Amish Gallery brings a connection to the Amish community to Cullman. A traditional Amish buggy parked out front catches the eye, and then the door opens and guests are greeted with a...