New city park in Hanceville, Birmingham launches credit initiative, FirstBank opens in Birmingham

20-acre donation leads to Hanceville park

Hanceville is on its way to a new city park after a donation of almost 20 acres of land. The botanical park will named after Lillie Tucker, who has donated the land, and her late husband, Larry Tucker. – Cullman Times

Gryphon acquires Wittichen

Gryphon Investors, a Birmingham-based private equity firm, has acquired Wittichen Supply Company, a wholesale distributor of heating and cooling equipment.  It’s the second investment closed by Gryphon’s Heritage Fund. – Markets Insider

Birmingham to launch Mastercard initiative

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The City of Birmingham today announced an initiative with Mastercard designed to help small, Black-owned businesses thrive. Birmingham is the first city in Alabama to offer the Mastercard program, designed to help cash-only businesses begin to use digital payments.  –

Nashville’s FirstBank will open first Birmingham location

Nashville’s FirstBank will open its first Birmingham location in Birmingham in September. The bank has locations in Huntsville and Florence, with mortgage offices in Tuscaloosa, Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Guntersville, Birmingham and Huntsville. –


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