Selma native Jantanese Bonner has started a new business venture called “Apartmeetz” that helps tenants with less-than-perfect backgrounds find rental properties.
The Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce hosted their popular Business After Hours event on Thursday at the new Five and Dime venue on Broad Street.
The Selma City Council is ready to see action on plans brought by St. James Hotel developer to bring a restaurant to Songs of Selma Park and redevelop the former Byrd School.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will take registrations for Restaurant Revitalization Fund on Friday, April 30, followed by applications to be opened on Monday, May 3.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From jams and jellies to muffins and cookies, selling certain food items from the home is an option for many Alabama residents. However, the process may be more complicated than people expect. For home business owners, there are several precautions they must take in…
Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) recently introduced the New Markets Tax Credit [NMTC] Extension Act of 2021 to assist low-income rural communities and urban neighborhoods that have been impacted by COVID-19.
Ignite Alabama is launching a pilot program aimed at minority small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in several areas in the state, including the Black Belt.
The deadline for disaster loans related to the damage caused by Hurricane Zeta is Feb. 8, says the U.S. Small Business Administration, which encourages those affected to apply.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – With support from Protective Life Corp., The University of Alabama is launching an initiative to help underrepresented students get a head start on finding their potential path to a business college experience.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest rate loans to those who were affected by Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28 and 29.
Florida investors have bought two downtown buildings with plans of redevelopment to “breathe new life” and preserve properties in historic Selma.
Saturday, November 28 is the date that Selma and Dallas County residents will be encouraged to shop locally to support small businesses in the region.
Gov. Kay Ivey made an announcement on Nov. 18 that there will be a second wave of funding from the CARES Act to assist small businesses and others that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rising tide of auto manufacturing in Alabama can raise more boats in the Black Belt, according to a report from the University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center.
The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information will hold grand openings and ribbon cuttings for several Selma businesses tomorrow.
A summit for the Central AlabamaWorks regional workforce council will take place for "Weathering the Storm" which will discuss building a workforce despite a pandemic.
On Thursday, Sept. 17 Central AlabamaWorks will hold a hiring event for Vaughan Regional Medical Center that will last through Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Selma Sun has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project’s COVID-19 US Local News Relief Grant Program. The relief fund grant program supports local news agencies as they respond to immediate community needs and helps them maintain long-term sustainability during the coronavirus crisis. The Selma Sun was among 144 newsrooms across […]
The Alabama Small Business Development Center and the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association will host a webinar today to discuss how to deploy funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. The webinar is aimed at small business owners who have been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 and are using funds from PPP. The deadline to […]
The 24th Annual Job Fair hosted by the Dallas County Department of Human Resources is scheduled to take place next month on May 20. Prospective employees will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from local businesses and government agencies. There will also be opportunities to get personal coaching and strategic planning. Sponsored by DHR’s […]
A press release from the Alabama Bankers Association announced that the Small Business Administration recently completed a study saying that its Paycheck Protection Program has funded almost $248 billion in more than one million loans to small businesses in the nation. In Alabama 19,244 loans valued at $3.8 billion were made to small businesses, the […]
BY FRED GUARINO | Selma Sun Staff A local entrepreneur is hoping a coloring book of historic Selma will help revive his crumbling cookie company. Robert Armstrong IV, founder of Selma Good Company LLC and its G Mommas Cookies, ran out of steam making cookies in February 2019 and put the business on hold to try other ideas. But they all fell through, leading him back to his original plan – to mass […]
In this unusual time of closings of retail stores to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it has been hard to know what hours Selma and Dallas County retailers are offering now. The Selma Sun has put together a list of hours for various stores during the pandemic and will update this list as we […]
Selma native and Congresswoman Terri Sewell released a report on the recent decision by the House of Representatives to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic. They passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families, who must be our first priority in this emergency, Sewell said in a statement. […]
Korean auto parts supplier Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems Alabama LLC announced Tuesday plans for a $5 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Dallas County, which will bring 60 new jobs. In a press conference at the Selma & Dallas County Public Library Tuesday morning, economic development leaders and elected officials celebrated the industrial win […]
The Sandbar restaurant on Marina Drive that sits along the Alabama River announced it will reopen today with a new menu and new executive chef. The popular restaurant closed in November to add new equipment and redo the menu and staffing. In a post on Facebook today, the Sandbar says it will be open from […]
By Cindy Fisher & Brad Fisher | Selma Sun Staff Selma is slated to get a new restaurant on Highland Avenue. Huddle House has submitted plans to the city of Selma to build a 2,200-square-foot restaurant where Central Park currently stands at Marie Foster Street and Highland Avenue. Central Park’s 684-square-foot building will be demolished for the […]
By Cindy Fisher | Selma Sun Staff Selma tourism advocate AC Reeves has created a Tour Selma app for visitors to use to get the most out of their trip to the historic city. The app includes a guided 90-minute walking tour with audio recorded by Reeves about important landmarks and she hopes to add other Selma residents’ perspectives in the app tour so visitors learn […]
By Cindy Fisher | Selma Sun Staff A new restaurant with a spin on American staples is coming to the former Hardee’s in front of Selma Mall. Called Red Bar & Grille, the sit-down eatery will offer burgers, fish, fries and specialties owner Pamela Sloan is bringing from her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, including a […]
By Fred Guarino The Selma Dallas County Extension Coordinator Callie Nelson announced Farm City Week poster and essay contest winners at the Buttonhole Breakfast held at the Central Alabama Farmers Co-op and sponsored by Alabama AG Credit Land & Farm Lenders on Thursday, Nov. 14 with guest speaker Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick […]
Vaughan Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing The Vaughan’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care, according to a press release. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed […]
The Coffee Shoppe on Broad Street in downtown Selma won Alabama Retailer of the Year in their category at a ceremony for Alabama Retail Day in Birmingham Tuesday. The Alabama Retail Association named the Coffee Shoppe winner in the gold category for businesses with annual sales of less than $1 million. Jacqueline T. Smith, owner […]
The Alabama Wildlife Federation Selma Wild Game Cook-Off featured 13 cook teams, and over 700 members and guests at a new location, Arts Revive. Winners were Co-Op Cut Ups with the top prize of “Best Overall,” for their original recipe for Creamy Garlic Tuscan Trout. Co-Op Cut Ups includes Kirk Green, Jeremy Hicks, Shelby Ellison and […]
The developer renovating the St. James Hotel has a few surprises to reveal as construction moves forward. One is the addition of 13 rooms more than originally planned in the historic property on Water Avenue. Developer Jim Lewis of Rhaglan Hospitality said there will be 55 rooms total to accommodate more visitors. The new rooms […]
The executive chef at Edmundite Missions announced plans last week to open a fine-dining restaurant in Selma’s Opportunity Zone. Chef Harry Dominick, director of the Edmundite Missions’ Bosco Nutrition Center and executive chef for Edmundite Missions Enterprise, told the Selma Redevelopment Authority board of directors on Sept. 19 that he would like to be part […]
KFC of Selma closed Sunday at 3 p.m. and won’t reopen until Oct. 1 for renovations. Owner Mark Woodson said on Facebook that they apologize for the inconvenience but the store is undergoing a full remodel inside and out and Oct. 1 was “the soonest date we can open.” Woodson also said they will only have […]
Craig Field Airport and Industrial Complex was recently featured in a national digital business magazine saying it is an industrial development opportunity. Business View Magazine interviewed Jim Corrigan, executive director of Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority, and Wayne Vardaman, senior executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority, about their efforts […]