Top Headlines: Heritage South is Credit Union of the Year, Mercedes-Benz Postpones 2021 Marathon

Heritage South is Credit Union of the Year
Heritage South Credit Union has been named the Credit Union of the Year for Alabama. The League of Southeastern Credit Unions gave the award to the credit union, which has five branches in Sylacauga, Pell City, Childersburg and Moody.  – St. Clair Times

Federal judge OKs $2.67 billion settlement in Blue Cross suit
Judge R. David Proctor in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has tentatively OK’d a $2.67 billion settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought against the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The suit accuses Blue Cross affiliates of carving up the U.S. insurance market.  – Bloomberg News

Mercedes-Benz postpones 2021 marathon
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Marathon weekend in Birmingham has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns. The February event will be tentatively rescheduled for later in the spring. – Mercedes Marathon 

Whalburgers will open Huntsville location
Whalburgers, the hamburger chain founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, will open a Huntsville location by the end of the year, making it the only location in Alabama. The state’s first Wahlburgers location at the OWA amusement park in Foley closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. –

BBA, BEF join to create talent retention program
The Birmingham Business Alliance and the Birmingham Education Foundation have created LaunchED, a program to retain talent in Birmingham by exposing students to internship and job opportunities. The pilot program is looking for employers to give Birmingham City Schools alumni internships this summer. – Birmingham Business Alliance

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Nurses, salespeople most sought-after in October
Registered nurses and retail salespeople were the most sought-after employees in Alabama in October. The Help Wanted Online data, compiled by the Alabama Department of Labor, is taken from all online job postings in the state. – Alabama Department of Labor

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