Top Headlines: AlabamaWorks innovator awards; Birmingham businessman kidnapped, released

Seven given first AlabamaWorks innovator awards
Inaugural AlabamaWorks Innovator Awards were given to TechAlabama’s EdFarm, WeeCat Industries and five other groups and individuals across the state. The awards highlight people and programs for workforce development issues. – Alabama Political Reporter

Skilled Trade facility will offer training
Skilled Trades of West Alabama, a new facility in Tuscaloosa, will train plumbers and HVAC and electrical workers, among others. The facility is operated by Premier Service Company. – WVUA-23

Jones Valley Teaching Farm wins national award
Birmingham’s Jones Valley Teaching Farm, which reaches more than 3,500 school students a year, won the inaugural Impact Award from the Produce Marketing Association. The teaching farm gives students hands-on farm experience – The Packer

Businessman Elton B. Stephens kidnapped, released
Elton B. Stephens Jr., who is retired from EBSCO Industries, was kidnapped during a home invasion in Birmingham. Two were arrested after he was released. – 

Arlington Properties adds 20 Midtown to Birmingham portfolio
Birmingham-based Arlington Properties has added 20 Midtown, an upscale community in downtown Birmingham, to its portfolio. – Arlington Properties 

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Small Business Development Center exec appointed to EXIM Advisory committee
Bill Cummins, executive state director of the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, has been appointed to the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ Advisory Committee. – Export-Import Bank of the United States

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