Top Headlines: Alabama Futures Fund invests in SynsorMed, FedEx notification scam

Alabama Futures Fund Invests in SynsorMed Inc.
Alabama Futures Fund recently placed an investment in SynsorMed Inc. Based in Tampa, Florida and relocating to Birmingham, SynsorMed has developed a cloud-based monitoring platform, commonly referred to as Remote Patient Monitoring for healthcare organizations. It lowers the cost of patient care, increases medical practice revenue, reduces hospital re-admissions and empowers patients to take control of their personal health. – Yahoo Finance

New text message scam disguises itself as FedEx notification
It’s an exhilarating feeling we can all relate to — FedEx notifying you that your package has been delivered. But before you mindlessly click on that text message that looks like it’s from FedEx, take a second look because it could be a scam. Some people around the country are receiving text messages that show a supposed tracking code and link to “set delivery preferences.” – CNN

Can tiny Gee’s Bend become an art tourism destination?
In a review of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s landmark 2002 exhibition of quilts from Gee’s Bend in Alabama, New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman described the textiles as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” Since then, these dazzling geometric artworks have traveled around the globe, been reproduced on official US postage stamps, and become broadly recognized as an important part of American art history. But back in Gee’s Bend—the tiny Alabama hamlet formally known as Boykin that has nurtured three generations of quiltmakers—the median annual household income is under $16,000. – ArtNet

Concession deal signed for new auto terminal at Port of Mobile
The Alabama State Port Authority and AutoMOBILE International Terminal on Wednesday signed a concession agreement at the Port of Mobile, USA, for a $60 million, finished automobile roll on/roll off (RO/RO) terminal currently under construction. AutoMOBILE International Terminal will operate the facility when completed in early 2021. – American Journal of Transportation

This little Alabama burger joint keeps on rocking, 62 years later
Gary Marbut chucks split hickory logs into the brick pit on the back side of The Rocket, a mom-and-pop barbecue-and-burger joint that’s been in his family for more than 60 years. The cooking grate is loaded down with a couple dozen Boston butts that will smoke for about 10 hours before they’re chopped up to serve on barbecue sandwiches, plates and salads. While those butts cook low and slow, Marbut steps inside The Rocket’s cramped kitchen in Jacksonville, Alabama to man the stainless steel flat top grill. –

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Amtrak’s return to Mobile looking doubtful
The fate of Amtrak’s return into Mobile could boil down to a crucial vote next Tuesday by the City Council on whether future financial commitments for the passenger rail service are possible. Early indications for passenger rail supporters are not encouraging. A three-member council finance committee failed Tuesday to recommend support for a resolution that expresses a commitment toward Amtrak’s return to the Gulf Coast. –

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