Bank of America may come to Birmingham; Shipt names chief growth officer; Sage Health opens in Mobile; Perdido Resort chef wins cook-off; UWA freezes tuition

Bank of America has identified Birmingham as one of seven new U.S. markets

Bank of America may come to Birmingham

Bank of America has identified Birmingham as one of seven new U.S. markets for the second-largest bank in the U.S. That would mark the bank’s first Alabama location.  –

Shipt names chief growth officer

Katie Stratton has been appointed as the first chief growth officer of Birmingham-based Shipt. Stratton will oversee business development, business capabilities, consumer packaged goods and other areas. She comes to Shipt from Meta. – Shipt

Sage Health opens in Mobile

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Sage Health, a health care center focused on senior citizens, has opened its first facility in the U.S. in Mobile. The company says it chose Mobile because data indicates a higher population of senior citizens and lack of access to primary health care. Sage plans two more Mobile locations and facilities in Mississippi, Arkansas and Maryland. – News 5

Perdido Resort chef wins state seafood cook-off

Brody Olive, executive chef at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, won the Alabama Seafood Cook-Off and will represent the state in the national competition. Olive’s winning dish was smoked gaff top catfish over scrub oak coals, Gulf shrimp horseradish cream, flash fried mole crabs and paprika coral tuile. – OBA

UWA freezes tuition

For the sixth straight year, the University of West Alabama will not raise its tuition for the 2023-2024 school year. The tuition freeze is part of the $92 million budget approved by the UWA board of trustees. – University of West Alabama

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