North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


  • Business AdVISE: So goes the north, so goes Birmingham

    Not fading from the issues, Bentley stated that “the role of government is to create a fertile field for jobs to grow, not to create the actual jobs.” I like the sound of that.

    December 23, 2010

  • Business AdVise

    "A united vision of what we will look like in five, 25 or 50 years remains to be seen, but it will only begin when our community leaders get together in the same room for a common purpose. Seek out opportunities to engage and be involved ..."

    October 22, 2010

  • Business AdVise

    You can find additional readings on my blog at Teresa works for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals and supports the Fultondale Chamber of Commerce. The next meeting of the Fultondale Chamber will be held for a luncheon at the Fairfield Inn of Fultondale on Tuesday with Sen. Jeff Sessions speaking on our Washington update and the upcoming legislative agenda. Please join us by calling (205) 337-1629 or email to

    October 18, 2010

  • Business AdVise: I'm open to Building a Better Birmingham region with you

    I looked for you, but the turn out, “tell us about it” crowd was so huge that I could have easily missed you on Thursday evening at the Birming-ham Business Alliance launch of Blue Print Birming-ham held at the new Pavilion at Railroad Park downtown.

    September 27, 2010

  • Body language includes the eyes of your clients

    When we additionally consider the eyelids, and the flexibility of the eyes to widen and close, and for the pupils to enlarge or contract, it becomes easier to understand how the eyes have developed such potency in human communications.

    July 30, 2010

  • Business AdVise: Looking Forward to the Business of Business

    The Holy Grail of voter this year is the highly coveted disenchanted independent voter. Is that you? Even more key, are you the coveted disenchanted independent who is pro-business?

    July 23, 2010

  • Business Advise: Together we can do so much more

    This has been a very busy week for our town with the installation of our first intern, Jennifer Wilburn. Jennifer is a junior with the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying marketing and accounting, and she has already been an invaluable extension to our chamber of commerce.

    June 21, 2010

  • Business Advise: A lesson for women in leadership - working with the Good Ol’ Boys

    This is not to say that networking and swimming the channel of the Good Ol’ Boy Club isn’t very important, but that your qualifications will get you in the door.  According to Cobb, don’t approach the club by trying to bust through it. You have to navigate it. 

    June 4, 2010

  • Business Spotlight: C4 Creative LLC

    Catherine Davis is the owner of C4 Creative in Gardendale, which has been in business for one year, eight months.

    May 28, 2010

  • Business AdVise: Change is still the only certainty in business

    “May you live in interesting times,” reads the quote. How true it is to know that we are living in both interesting and changing times that have us emerging from another tumultuous year with the future for many still uncertain.

    May 24, 2010