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In this issue:
Global software company Temenos opens Birmingham headquarters, hiring 25 software engineers
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby lauds UAH in luncheon speech to Huntsville-area leaders
Who made Leadership Alabama for 2014-2015?
What's Right With Our Schools: Spain Park Health Science Academy unveils upgrades
Commercial, $50K grant to promote eastern Alabama

 


Global software company Temenos opens Birmingham headquarters, hiring 25 software 
on October 30, 2014 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A global software company is moving into its first U.S. headquarters in Birmingham this week, and bringing with it 25 new software engineer jobs.

 

Temenos, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, started moving into its new office at 10 Inverness Parkway off of U.S. 280 Wednesday. The 13,000 square foot lease will house its 85 employees.

 

"They wanted to Americanize the products they bring into the U.S.," said David Brasfield, U.S. Regional Director. "This is great from a growth standpoint."


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U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby lauds UAH in luncheon speech to Huntsville-area leaders
on October 30, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The University of Alabama in Huntsville threw a party for the A-list in Madison County leadership and business world on Thursday at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

And U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, lauded the university in a speech before a luncheon crowd at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

 

Shelby arrived about 40 minutes late because his flight from Washington was delayed but left no doubt about the importance of UAH in the Huntsville community.

 

"UAH is a central part of why Huntsville is exceptional," Shelby said. "The work and the research that are done here, the students who are taught here and the federal and commercial efforts that occur here play a vital role in making north Alabama and our nation stronger."


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[al.com]

 

  


 

Who made Leadership Alabama for 2014-2015?
Ty West Managing editor-Birmingham Business Journal
Oct 30, 2014

Several prominent Birmingham executives were named to the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Alabama.

 

The program brings together leaders from around the state to learn more about Alabama's problems, priorities and opportunities.

 

The class will visit Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham during the year.

 

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[Birmingham Business Journal]

 

 

 

 

  


 

What's Right With Our Schools: Spain Park Health Science Academy unveils upgrades
By Sarah Verser
Oct 30, 2014 

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -Spain Park Health Sciences Academy has unveiled the major upgrades they were able to make thanks to grant money from the federal government.

Instructor Jason Zajac applied for grant money from the state and part of his plan included dual enrollment with neighboring Jefferson State Community College and the opportunity for students to get EMS certification.

 

The state awarded Spain Park $227,000 as part of a $20 million funnel from the federal government to pour into career tech education.


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Commercial, $50K grant to promote eastern Alabama

by Daniel Gaddy

Oct. 30, 2014

 

OXFORD - A $50,000 grant and a television commercial set to air next year will help promote tourism in eastern Alabama, officials announced Thursday.


 

Lee Sentell, director of the Alabama Department of Tourism, made the announcement at a press conference in Oxford, alongside tourism officials from throughout eastern Alabama.


 

"This is a place that has great resources, great natural resources for the whole family, and spectacular scenery," Sentell said

 

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[Anniston Star]





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