Top Headlines: Tuscaloosa ponders aid for bars, DataPerk acquires ByteSize

Tuscaloosa ponders aid for bars
City officials in Tuscaloosa are considering a relief package to help bar and restaurant owners whose businesses have been damaged by a shutdown order. When University of Alabama students returned to campus, young people flocked to bars with little concern for social distancing or mask wearing, prompting an emergency 14-day shutdown. — Tuscaloosa News 

Daniel Corp. launches $80 million Tampa apartment tower
Birmingham-based Daniel Corp. says it is ready to begin work on an $80 million, 19-story apartment complex in Tampa.  — Tampa Business Journal

DataPerk acquires ByteSize
Birmingham tech firm DataPerk has acquired another Birmingham competitor, ByteSize, its third acquisition in five years. ByteSize installed some of Birmingham’s first networks. — DataPerk 

Woodforest opens branch banks in Birmingham and Foley
Texas-based Woodforest National Bank has opened two new branch banks, one in Foley and one in Birmingham, bringing its total of Alabama branches to 44. — Woodforest National Bank 

ASC bars internet trading company
The Alabama Securities Commission has barred Asic Bitpro and Elizabeth Cummings from trading in Alabama over fraudulent claims, deceptive advertising and failure to register with the ASC. The company and Cummings urged an Alabama resident to invest a Covid-19 relief payment with Bitpro and to encourage church members to do so also. — Dothan Eagle 

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Insurance merger brings Gulf States to Alabama
The Holyfield Co., with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, has merged into Louisiana-based Gulf States Real Estate Cos., giving Gulf States an entry to the Alabama market. Donald and Ronnie Holyfield will continue their appraisal business under the Holyfield name. — Rebusinessonline

Utz goes public
The Pennsylvania-based Utz snack food company, which bought Alabama’s Golden Flake in 2016, has gone public, joining the New York Stock Exchange Monday. — Baltimore Sun

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