Business Events – March 2022


Robertson Bank had a ribbon cutting on February 9 for its new Homewood branch at 2611 18th Place S.

White Oak Family Dentistry recently opened at 1905 Oxmoor Road. 205-870-3055

whataburger, 195 State Farm Parkway, is now open and features dual drive-thru lanes and an open dining area. The Whataburger team of 125 local employees will be led by operating partner Walter Davis. Curbside pickup and delivery for online orders will be available in the coming weeks. 205-533-6818


Battery, a southern-inspired kitchen and bar, plans to open this spring at 2821 Central Ave., the former location of Little Donkey. Ben Chappell, president of Homewood-based Interior Elements, is opening the restaurant which aims to “bridge fine dining with fast casual dining.” Industry veteran and Homewood native Jeramy Stephens will serve as general manager, and Jeff Compton will join the team as executive chef. Compton touts his experience at Acre in Auburn; The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Florida; and Stinky’s Fish Camp in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Removals and renovations

Chuck Rierson with Ri-Med Inc. announced the move of the medical equipment supply business from its 18-year-old home at 232 Oxmoor Circle to 238 West Valley Ave. The company distributes wound care equipment. 205-942-2650

Staff movements

Resident of Homewood Ashley Mathews was appointed deputy general manager of Grandview Medical Center, 3690 Grandview Drive. Mathews comes to Grandview with over a decade of healthcare experience. She worked for seven years at DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, and prior to joining Grandview, she was executive director of operations and business development for DeKalb. 205-971-1000

Based in Ohio Union Home Mortgage recently announced the hiring of Carl Douglas as a Producer Brand Manager and Michelle Benefield Smith as a Loan Officer in Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Hoover and the greater Birmingham area. Prior to joining UHM, Douglas was a loan officer at First Bank Mortgage. Smith also has experience with Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Affairs and Rural Development loans. 1-877-846-4968


The Trak Shak, 2839 18th St. S., celebrates its 24th anniversary. The company sells shoes, apparel and other equipment for fitness, running and walking. 205-870-5644

skyline village260 Goodwin Crest Drive, celebrates its fifth anniversary on March 22. 205-957-4700

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