The Allstate Bowlin-Smith Agency is now open at 160 Inverness Corners. The agency offers a full line of insurance through Allstate.
Kirkland’s is now open inside the Riverchase Galleria, 2000 Riverchase Galleria.
Sweetspire Gardens will open Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2142 Tyler Road in Bluff Park. The garden store offers quality plants, landscape and garden supplies and horticulture expertise.
News and Accomplishments
Expedia CruiseShipCenter, 270 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 500, has been named as a finalist for the Birmingham Business Alliance’s Small Business of the Year award.
Rik Lazenby, owner of Lazenby’s Decorative Arts Studio, 571 Park Ave., has been elected vice president of the International Decorative Artisans League, a multinational nonprofit organization of muralists, faux finishers, stencilers and related areas of decorative finishing. He will serve on the board of directors for three years.
The Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith accounting and business advisory firm, 1121 Riverchase Office Road, has been named on Accounting Today’s 2015 list of the 100 “best accounting firms to work for.” Also, John Shank and Don Murphy have been appointed to the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants’ life insurance committee and disability and benevolence committee, respectively.
Hirings and Promotions
Pye Parson has joined e21 Realty, 100 Concourse Parkway, Suite 135, as a Realtor specializing in residential real estate sales.
Medical West has hired Stephen Gould, MD, as an orthopedic surgeon and director of sports medicine at the new Hoover Health Center, located at the freestanding emergency department at 5310 Medford Drive.
Carpet Warehouse, 2711 Alabama 150, celebrated its 20th anniversary. The store, owned by Tim and Tracy Lanier, specializes in carpet and flooring services.
Greystone Shell gas station and convenience store, 5408 U.S. 280, is celebrating its second anniversary in November.
Haute Couture, 4524 Southlake Parkway, Suite 5, is celebrating its second anniversary in November.
The Neighborhood Brew, 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 206, is celebrating its second anniversary in November.
Dancer’s Image, 4524 Southlake Parkway, Suite 3, has closed.