Top Headlines: Frontier leaves Mobile airport, BadgePass buys Alabama Card Systems

Frontier Airlines pulling out of Mobile Downtown Airport
Frontier Airlines has announced it will cease service at the Mobile Downtown Airport as of April 22. “We have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) in April 2020 based on a lack of sufficient demand to support the service,” the company said Monday in a statement. The Mobile Airport Authority says they will not likely return to Mobile any sooner than 2021. – WKRG

ID management specialist BadgePass buys Alabama Card Systems
BadgePass and Birmingham-based Alabama Card Systems have announced the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For BadgePass, based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, the acquisition of Alabama Card Systems represents the seventh merger or acquisition in the past five years. BadgePass credential management applications include ID badging, access control, visitor tracking, time management, campus card systems, driver’s license scanning and more. – News release

Montgomery City Council considers new occupational tax
Those who work in Montgomery would see an additional 1% of their paychecks deducted if the City Council passes a resolution for an occupational tax when they meet Tuesday. The occupational tax proposal introduced by Councilman Glenn Pruitt needs a vote from the majority of the council to pass. Occupational taxes typically apply to all salaried employees who receive a W-2. Independent contractors who receive the 1099 form and uniformed military personnel are generally excluded from the occupational tax. – Montgomery Advertiser

Birmingham-born Sweeple looks to ‘clean up’ in Huntsville
Sweeple is continuing to sweep across Alabama. The Birmingham-based startup has now moved into Huntsville, and is looking to complete its C-round funding this year in order to roll out an app. Sweeple, founded by Adam and Nancy Bassett, pairs up homeowners and businesses needing cleaning with college students who need extra money. It launched last March in Birmingham and is getting started this month in Huntsville. – AL.com

A milk company from your childhood has declared bankruptcy
One of the oldest dairy companies in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy, the second to do so in recent months. Borden Dairy Co. shared the news in a statement Sunday, adding that it will continue operations as normal as it moves forward with Chapter 11. The rising costs of milk over the past 18 months, current challenges in the dairy industry and a need to reduce current debt loads were cited as factors in the decision. – AL.com

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Infiniti auto sales went through the floor in 2019
Infiniti decidedly did not have a stellar year last year. Abysmal sales figures reports from October led us to declare the automaker was getting creamed. And after viewing its recently published, overall 2019 sales figures, we can unilaterally conclude that, yes, Infiniti got creamed. Last year, Infiniti only managed to sell 117,708 cars, down from 149,280 in 2018, according to a company press release that also highlights the brand’s December 2019 sales. – Jalopnik

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