Company Kudos, March 2019

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Three of the spas on the Robert Trent Jones Spa Trail were recently ranked in the Top 100 Spas by Spas of America. Coming in at no. 31 was the Spa at the Shoals in Florence (pictured here), part of the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. The Spa at Ross Bridge, located in the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, came in at no. 33, while the Spa at Grand National, part of the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, came in at no. 53.

The state of Alabama came in fifth best for female entrepreneurs by FitSmallBusiness.com.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital received the 2019 America’s Best Hospitals designation from Women’s Choice Award for the practice areas of obstetrics, bariatric surgery, heart care and cancer care and as a best breast center practice

Auburn University’s online graduate programs recently were ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Program listing. The Harbert College of Business’ MBA program came in at no. 9 and non-MBA at no. 13. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering ranked no. 12 and the College of Education at no. 22.

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Coffman International Inc., of Dothan, has received the International Truck Presidential Award, which recognizes the top 7 percent of International Truck dealerships based on operating and financial standards, market representation and customer satisfaction.

Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial has been named to the National Association of Plan Advisors 2018 Top DC Advisor Teams listing. Other Alabama firms making the list were Captrust Birmingham, JSL Retirement Services Group and The Radcliff-Schatzman Group at Morgan Stanley.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. The Master of Science in Health Administration program was the winner of the 2019 CAHME/Baylor Scott and White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Also the American Heart Association has named UAB Hospital an AHA RQI Verified institution.

The University of North Alabama Collier Library has been selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries as the site of its Scholarly Communication Roadshow workshop on May 16. In addition, the university’s Institute for Learning in Retirement is celebrating its 27th year of service.

Wayne J. Griffin Electric is celebrating its 40th anniversary. As part of its celebration, the firm participated in several community events during the holiday season. Among the projects, it teamed with local charities to donate hats and blankets to homeless individuals.

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