Top Headlines: Shipt Founder’s Landing Secures Funding, Commerce Adds Project Manager

Shipt founder’s Landing secures funding
Landing, the new venture from Birmingham’s Bill Smith, who founded Shipt, has secured another $100 million in new funding. Landing, founded in 2019, offers yearly memberships, flexible lease terms and one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments in 75 cities for members.  – AL.com 

Commerce adds project manager
Veronica Crock, the former president of the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corp., has been hired by the Alabama Department of Commerce as senior project manager, focusing on advanced manufacturing statewide. Crock is also former president of Grow Southeast Alabama.Made in Alabama

Bradley Byrne rejoins Mobile law firm
Former Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne has rejoined the Mobile office of Adams and Reese as special counsel. Byrne return to the firm after serving four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  – Adams and Reese

Alabama Black Belt Adventures names new board members
Alabama Black Belt Adventures, which promotes and enhances outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in Alabama’s Black Belt counties, has added two new board members. Former Auburn University coach Joe Whitt of Auburn and Fran Pearce, a lifelong resident of Dallas County and graduate of Leadership Alabama, are the new members. – Alabama Political Reporter

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