Business Events – April 2022


Goldfish Swimming School opened March 15 at 5549 Grove Blvd. in The Grove shopping center, next to the SuperTarget. The school teaches children from 4 months to 12 years old to swim in an indoor pool heated to 90 degrees. In addition to swimming lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers frequent family swims (for members and non-members) and party packages. Facility highlights include an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons, individual/private locker rooms, drying station, snack bar and retail store. According to the company’s website, there are 146 other Goldfish Swim School locations in 35 other states and Washington, DC. This is the first location in Alabama. 205-512-9941

EW Movement Therapy opened a new location at 10 Meadowview Drive, Suite 201, just off US 280 near the entrance to the Meadow View subdivision. The 2,358 square foot clinic is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 205-332-3000

Hoover resident Raven Holloway has opened a new wellness studio called Well-being WorX, 3055 Lorna Road, March 12. The studio offers yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions, corporate wellness and mindfulness seminars, wellness interventions, private wellness parties and talks. well-being motivation. 205-721-3635

Brock’s Gap Brewing Co. opened at 500 Mineral Trace, Suite 100, next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium., March 3. The brewery opens at 11 a.m. at 11 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. 205-848-7837

Flipsie Furniture opened at 4431 Creekside Ave., Suite 109, in the Patton Creek Mall. The store is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. 205-957-4001

Reference physiotherapy opened its third outpatient clinic in Hoover and 10th in the Birmingham area at 4289 South Shades Crest Road, Suite 109, in a small strip center next to Publix. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Benchmark offers in-clinic and telehealth options for outpatient orthopedic physiotherapy, including manual therapy, injury prevention, return to performance, total joint replacement, concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation programs. Clinic director Lauren Langley holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville. Certified as a lymphedema therapist, Langley has special areas of interest that include geriatrics, balance, fall prevention, postoperative care, oncology care and wound care. 205-621-8822


Jim Safron plans to open his third location of Burn Boot Camp in the Birmingham area in a new commercial center being the community of Meadow Brook at the corner of Alabama 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard. The goal is to open Burn Meadow Brook this summer, said systems and support manager Tiffany Harbert. The first location Safron opened was in The Village at Brock’s Gap three years ago, and the second was in Homewood about a year ago.

News and achievements

Galleria Woods Seniors Residence, 3850 Galleria Woods Drive, managed by Life Care Services, recently announced that its management company ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction with independent retirement homes for the third consecutive year in the study JD Power 2021 on Senior Citizen Satisfaction. Life care services scored highest on all six satisfaction factors: resident activities, community staff, price paid for services received, resident apartment/living unit, community building and land, and catering. Galleria Woods serves over 175 residents and has 150 team members. 205-277-6915

American Pet Friendly Hotels is asking the City of Hoover for permission to install a Pet Paradise pet grooming and boarding facility with outdoor runs in the second phase of The Village at Brock’s Gap shopping center on the southwest corner of Stadium Trace Parkway and Brock’s Gap Parkway, adjacent to Discovery United Methodist Church. The proposed 15,000 square foot facility would include on-site veterinary care and 24-hour caretaker quarters. It would be the second Pet Paradise in Hoover. The first has been approved for the Tattersall Park development next to Greystone. The application is due to be heard by the Hoover Zoning Board on April 11.

the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission in February gave development company Broad Metro approval to combine two lots on Emery Drive West in the Stadium Trace Village development into one lot to make way for two hotels on a site next to the Big American restaurant and bar Whiskey. The two hotels are expected to be a Hilton Homewood Suites 10.0 and a Hilton Garden Inn, with a common lobby, developer Will Kadish said. The Homewood Suites will be an extended-stay hotel offering kitchenettes in each of the 99 rooms that will be there, and the Hilton Garden Inn will offer 100 rooms, accommodating more guests staying one to two nights, the developer said.

The technology group of an accounting firm Warren Averette, 2500 Acton Road, Suite 200, has been named to ChannelE2E’s Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs list for 2021. This is the second year technology group Warren Averett has received this recognition. The list recognizes the best-managed IT service providers that support customers through Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Warren Averett’s Birmingham office has also been recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as the largest accounting firm in Birmingham in 2022. This is the 12th year in a row that Warren Averett has been recognized as the largest CPA firm in the city. 205-715-8329

Alabama Power Co. Employees Credit Union ranked 14th nationally in The Business Journals’ inaugural list of America’s Most Effective Credit Unions. APCO Credit Union‘s ratio of operating expenses to average assets was 0.6304% for December 2021. Founded in 1953, APCO Employees Credit Union has become the second largest credit union in Alabama with more of 72,000 members and $3.6 billion in assets and with 135 employees at 20 locations, including 4,725 Chace Circle and 6,400 Tattersall Park.

Removals and renovations

beauty and beyond opened its new location at 1642 Montgomery Highway in the Hoover Square Mall, next to Benton Nissan, in early March. The store was formerly at 1615 Montgomery Highway in the Hoover Commons Mall. 205-834-8503

Staff movements

Patton Chapel Veterinary Clinic, 1665 Montgomery Highway, has added Dr. Sam Sotrop to its team of veterinarians. Dr. Sotrop is from Maplewood, New Jersey. He attended undergraduate school at Auburn University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. His Favorite Parts of Veterinary Medicine are the interpretation of X-rays and ultrasounds, but he also likes to use his veterinary knowledge on international missions. trips. Dr. Sotrop and his wife, Sarah, live in Helena. They are frequently found volunteering at the Alabama Wildlife Hospital in their spare time. Their family includes a black Labrador named Piper. 205-822-4779

Southern Company Gas, 3535 Colonnade Parkway, has appointed Amoi Geter as Director of Communications Strategy and Public Relations. In this role, Amoi is responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications plans that align the efforts of natural gas providers in Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois and Virginia with Southern Company Gas. Additionally, Amoi oversees all media and public relations efforts and leads the company’s sustainability communications strategy. Amoi has over 20 years of experience in the Southern Company system, including various roles in corporate communications, nuclear development, public affairs and government relations at Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power, Nicor Gas (Illinois), Southern Nuclear (Alabama) and Southern Company Services (Georgia). 205-992-6011

Brookwood Baptist Health recently appointed Charles Tyson as its group chief financial officer for the five-hospital healthcare system. Tyson comes to Brookwood Baptist Health from the Miami-Dade Market Steward Health Care System, where he served as chief financial officer for a five-hospital system with a total of 1,775 licensed beds. Prior to being acquired by Steward Health Care, Tyson was chief financial officer when the hospitals were owned by Tenet Healthcare. Brookwood Baptist Health operates Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Homewood, a stand-alone emergency department at 7131 Cahaba Valley Road in the Tattersall Park development off US 280, and a primary care clinic at 5295 Preserve Parkway, Suite 210, at Hoover.

New owner

the Mobile Gallery The gas station at 1767 Montgomery Highway, across US 31 from the Riverchase Galleria, is under new ownership.


the porch2301 Grand Ave., Suite 109, at Ross Bridge, celebrated its sixth anniversary on March 8. 205-436-2072


Hoover Seafood Market2341 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 129, has closed.

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