• On Tuesday, April 2nd from 5-7pm, the Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Council will host "Facts and Forms: Financing Your Small Business" at The Edge to give attendees the opportunity to learn about funding programs for minority business owners and get help with applications. To register or for more information, call Carolyn Tubbs at 391-0556.

 

  • Governor Bentley and leaders of the Alabama Department of Commerce will unveil a new branding initiative and website aimed at assisting in recruiting new and expanding industries in the state by turning people's attention to Alabama.

 

  • Economists expect the Federal Reserve to keep the pedal to the metal during its meeting this week, continuing a drive to stimulate the economy with record-low interest rates. The economy is strengthening with more job growth, rising home prices and solid retail sales, but Ben Bernanke said the job market has a long way to go.

 

  • In sports news, the Phoenix Suns beat the snot out of the Lakers last night, 99-76.