Relocations and Renovations
Spartan Fitness - MMA Training, formerly located on Lorna Lane, has relocated to 430 Green Springs Highway in Homewood. 824-8361. spartanfitnessmma.com.
Hendrick Automotive Group, the parent company of Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall, has purchased Ivan Leonard Chevrolet, 1620 Montgomery Highway South. 588-4411. hooverautomall.com.
News and Accomplishments
The Retirement Center, 3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 955, is holding a new Retirement Forum series of speakers at The Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey to teach Baby Boomers how to invest for retirement. Future events will feature speakers such as Jeff Nizzardo, CIMA with Allianz Global Investors; John Kronour with Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO); and Dr. Paul Cleveland of Birmingham-Southern College. 201-1401. retirementcenter.us.
Pazzo! Calzone Bakery, 1678 Montgomery Highway South, Suite 101A, has announced plans to expand into regional markets through franchising. The restaurant opened in early 2013. 383-3303. pazzocalzonebakery.com.
Ponder Properties has been named the leasing agent of record for the Terrace at Greystone shopping center, 5426 U.S. 280. The shopping center is home to Chuck’s Fish, Grey Bar, Gallery No. 9, GeGe’s Salon, Pure Barre and Mughal Indian Cuisine. 408-9911. ponderproperties.com.
Green Valley Baptist Church, 1815 Patton Chapel Road, has a new app available for iPhones and Android devices. The app includes an interactive Bible, podcasts, videos, a Bible reading plan and more. 822-2173. gvbc.org.
English Ivy, 250 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 100, is now carrying home décor and accent pieces by Southern Voice Creations. All items are made from salvaged materials from around Alabama. 437-9080. englishivygifts.com.
The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, 1694 Montgomery Highway, Suite 108, recognized Verona Petite for five years’ service as account executive for the Chamber. During her tenure, she has recruited more than 600 new members to the Chamber. 988-5672. hooverchamber.org.
Fi-Plan Partners, 5825 Feldspar Way, recently completed a renovation of the lower level of its office, including a brand new conference room. It celebrated the renovation on March 20 with a presentation by Paul Heathwood, CFA, for its clients and advisors. 989-3498. fiplanpartners.com.
Kim McClendon, office manager for Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, 2100 Data Park Drive, passed her exam to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). This certification is considered to be a top achievement for medical coding in physician offices. 871-9661. alabamaallergy.com.
Hirings and Promotions
Lemak Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, 2949 John Hawkins Parkway, welcomes Dr. Robert Flannery to its staff. Dr. Flannery specializes in primary care sports medicine. 444-2025. lemaksports.com.
RealtySouth, 1220 Alford Avenue, has hired Vicki Fowler as a Realtor. 822-2364. realtysouth.com.
ARC Realty, 5291 Valleydale Road, has hired Katherine Abraham as an associate broker. 969-8910. arcrealtyco.com.
Avast Realty, 4518 Valleydale Road, has hired Tony Colbaugh as a Realtor. 908-7701. findmyhomesinalabama.com.
Ellis Piano, 1550 Montgomery Highway, is celebrating its 31st anniversary in May. 979-4463. ellispiano.com.
Smartphones and Gadgets, 2786 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 100, has closed.