Top Headlines: COVID-19 financial impact, Saw’s BBQ founder dies

COVID-19 has had ‘severe impact’ on finances, medical association says
About 70% of those responding to a survey of Alabama medical practices said COVID-19 has had “a severe impact on their practice finances,” according to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. Almost 60% of respondents said lack of patients reduced their revenues by at least 50%. — Medical Association of the State of Alabama 

Founder of Saw’s BBQ dies
Mike Wilson, who opened his first Saw’s BBQ location in Homewood in 2009, died over the Labor Day weekend. There are now four Saw’s locations in the Birmingham area, and Saw’s barbecue sauce is available in grocery stores. —

Montgomery-based investor buys Dallas apartment community
B&M Management, a Montgomery-based investment management firm that owns apartments throughout the South, purchased a 249-unit complex in Dallas’ medical district. The Alta Maple Station apartments are more than 95% leased. — The Dallas Morning News  

Specialist: Alabama cotton crop varies across the state
Alabama Extension cotton specialist Steve Brown says the health of the state’s cotton crop is varied throughout the state, with some locations being hurt by rain and humidity. “What we’re hoping for is some sunshine,” he said. “I would say the mid-to-late April planted cotton is moving pretty rapidly. Maybe in a week or so, by the middle of the month, we’re going to see some of it defoliated.” — Southeast AgNet Radio Network

Journalist founds electrical engineering software and data analytics startup
Ian Hoppe, who has written for for more than six years, has founded Con.doit, a cloud-based software “standardizing the collection, storage, analysis, monitoring and prediction of existing electrical systems.” Con.doit, cofounded with software and web developer Jim Crapia, is part of the Techstars EnergyTtech Accelerator program. – Facebook

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