The Official Skinny from Truitt World Headquarters

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  • Developers will deliver some 40,000,000 square feet of new retail space across the United States in 2020 as reported in Southeast Shopping Center Today magazine. 

According to NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS magazine, the fastest growing restaurant chains in the US during 2019 were:

  1. MOD Pizza
  2. First Watch
  3. Shake Shack
  4. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
  5. The Habit Burger Grill
  6. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  7. True Food Kitchen
  8. Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  9. Jersey Mike’s Subs
  10. Blaze Pizza 

 

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”

 

– Joan Rivers

If you were to save $100 per day, it would take you over 27,387 years to reach $1,000,000,000. 

 

“Some sad news from Australia…the inventor of the boomerang grenade died today.”

 

– Johnny Carson

YOU NEED

HOME & AUTO

INSURANCE.

 

WE SELL IT.

 

LET’S GET

TOGETHER!

 

The pay for United States Senators & members of the House of Representatives is $174,000 per year. The only exceptions include the Speaker of the House ($223,500) and the President pro tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders in the House and Senate ($193,400). The most recent adjustment to their pay was in January 2009. 

 

 

Scott Jean has been named President of EMC Insurance effective January of 2020. He will assume the additional role of CEO effective March 11th  of this year. 

 

 

Robert Brandon has been named President of Penn National Insurance.  He will also assume the role of CEO effective August 31st of this year. 

Flood Coverage is not included with your standard policy. If you need flood coverage, you need to purchase a separate policy to make sure you are properly protected. 

 

STANFORD’S TREE

 

One of the best/worst college mascots belongs to Stanford University. The Tree is the “unofficial” mascot of their band as Stanford continues to have no “official” mascot. The Tree first appeared in 1975 after the school had dropped their official mascot and team name, the Indians, in 1972. As the search for an acceptable mascot dragged on, the band began making “suggestions” during halftime performances in 1975. The Tree received the most notice and the band unofficially adopted it. Interesting note, the band also used a french fry as a possibility so things could have turned out worse.    

WATER DAMAGE

 

According to a recent  issue of Safeco News, water damage is the second most frequently filed homeowners claim with an average claim cost of $9,633. 

 

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party”.

 
 – Ron White

 

AL POINT SYSTEM

 

When you think of your driving record, think of golf: The fewer points you have, the better you’re doing.

Each time you plead guilty to or are convicted of a moving violation in Alabama, you’ll have points added to your record. How many points depends on the severity of the violation.

If you rack up too many points within 2 years, the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) will suspend your license as follows:

  • 12 through 14 points: 60 days.
  • 15 through 17 points: 90 days.
  • 18 through 20 points: 120 days.
  • 21 through 23 points: 180 days.
  • 24 points or more: 365 days.

 

For a fantastic banking relationship contact Ann Hamiter or Dave Mason, my friends at Progress Bank, at (205)822-5500.

SPOTLIGHT

LET’S GET IT ON

april

11apralldayAuburn A-Day Game

25aprallday26National Cornbread FestivalSouth Pittsburg, TN

may

09mayalldayIroquois SteeplechaseNashville TN

14mayallday17Hang-Out FestivalGulf Shores, AL

16mayallday19ICSC RECon 2020Las Vegas, NV

june

17junallday21Emerald Coast Blue Marlin ClassicSanDestin, FL

26junalldayThe Black CrowesOak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL

july

05julalldayRunning of the BullsPamplona Spain

26julallday30Alabama Associated Builders & Contractors 2020 ConventionOld Edwards Inn, Highlands, NC

december

14decalldayState of Alabama Birthday #201Became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819

When You Need Home & Auto Coverage, DO IT WITH TRUITT! Call Us Today, (205) 254-3005!
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“In those days the best painkiller was ice; it wasn’t addictive and it was particularly effective if you poured some whisky over it.”

 

 – George Burns –

 

HELP OUT!

 

Railroad Park has been one of the primary targets for us to help support. The park was a transformative addition to downtown Birmingham, spurring on pretty much all the development that has followed. Please consider making a donation so we can keep “Birmingham’s Living Room” in tip-top shape for years to come. Go to www.railroadpark.org for more information. 

 

LUST

 

GREED

 

SLOTH

 

PRIDE

 

GLUTTONY

 

ENVY

 

WRATH

 

There Is A Lot of Risk Out There Each Day. 

 

We Help Protect You From It.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW:

 

  • Children’s of Alabama is one of the 10 busiest pediatric hospitals in the United States?
  • Performs over 26,000 surgeries per year?
  • Treats more than 90% of of all children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders in Alabama?
  • Goes through over 208,000 crayons per year?

 

Thanks so much for taking a minute to check out Truitt News.  People are doing great things. I just want to tell you about them. My goal is to help friends & small business people get the word out about all the good things they are doing. Hit me up with any questions or send me some news at tony@truittinsurance.com

 

Tony Truitt,

Truitt News Editor

& All-Around Great Guy

 

All of us at Truitt Insurance & Bonding are really happy to help sponsor Samford Athletics. Come out and support the teams if you get a chance. Great family entertainment.

 

“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I wanted a second opinion. He said…okay….you’re ugly, too”.

 

– Rodney Dangerfield 

CONTRACTORS: 

 

WE ARE YOUR LOCALLY OWNED OPTION FOR GETTING A BETTER BOND PROGRAM TOGETHER. 

 

GIVE US A TRY.

 

YOU JUST MIGHT LOVE US!

 

 
 Houston Oilers Coach
Bum Phillips

 

when asked by a reporter what he was going to do about NFL all-time great running back Earl Campbell not being able to finish his one-mile run during training camp:
 

“If it’s first and a mile, I won’t give it to him.” 

If you are like most people you have been getting covered up with notices from Birmingham Water Works that you are not covered for any damage to underground utility lines between your home and the street. Well…Cincinnati Insurance Company will be introducing an affordable add-on that will handle coverage for you. You will be able to get either $10,000 or $25,000 of coverage for $25 or $40 beginning in the very near future. Give Brandon at Truitt Insurance & Bonding a call at (205)254-3005 and let us get you covered with Cincinnati. Great company, fantastic claim service and now this. What is not to like?

 

“If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomoc River, the headline that afternoon would read: PRESIDENT CAN’T SWIM”.

– LBJ, 36th President 

 

 

1871

 

Birmingham, Alabama was founded and the magic began.

 

1881

 

Construction began on Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces in June 1881 with the furnaces “going into blast” the following April. 

 

1927

 

Legion Field opened in Birmingham. The first ever event there saw Howard (now Samford University) defeat Birmingham-Southern College 9-0 on November 19, 1927.

 

1931

 

Birmingham Airport (now known as Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport) opened. American Airways started service on May 31, 1931. 

 

1969

 

Alabama International Motor Speedway (now know as Talladega Superspeedway) opened in September of that year. 

 

1970

 

The Red Mountain Expressway opened to traffic. Work began on making what was an eventual 210-foot-deep Red Mountain Cut,  exposing over 190,000,000 years of geologic strata. A tunnel had been discussed but the idea was eventually scrapped due to the high cost that would have been involved to make it a reality.

 

1974

 

Birmingham’s Tutwiler Hotel, located at the corner of 20th Street & 5th Avenue North, was imploded to make room for the First Alabama Bank Building (later renamed Regions Bank Building, later renamed The Plaza Building). 

 

Built by Birmingham’s Brice Building Company, Brookwood Village opened and was a huge part of my childhood. 

 

1986

 

SouthTrust Tower, now known as Wells Fargo Tower, was completed in August. Built by Birmingham’s Brice Building Company, it was the tallest building in the state until the RSA Tower in Mobile surpassed it when it was completed in 2006. 

 

The Riverchase Galleria opened on February 19, 1986.

 

Also in 1986, Oak Mountain Amphitheater opened in Pelham, AL. 

 

1989

 

Birmingham’s last “skyscraper”, originally known as the AmSouth-Harbert Plaza, opened 32-floors of sleek awesomeness for occupancy. Originally planned to have an 18-floor “sister” building, the 2nd structure has yet to join the original but it would be a great addition. Keep hope alive.

 

2010

 

Railroad Park opened to the public in September 2010. 

 

2013

 

Regions Field opened in downtown Birmingham. Opening night was April 10, 2013. 

 

2020

 

“The Big Build” is completed in January, opening the newly redesigned I-20/59 bridges through downtown Birmingham for traffic use after being closed for a year. Contractor received a $15M bonus for early completion time.

 

Next Drawing: Apr 8, 2020

Estimated jackpot: 

 

$190,000,000

 

LAST WINNER:$70,000,000 on Feb 12, 2020

Winner: $396.9M – Jan 29, 2020

WINNER: Nov 2nd 2019 – $150,000,000 

WINNER: Sept 4th 2019 – $80,000,000

WINNER: Aug 18th 2019 – $148,000,000

WINNER: July 13th 2019 –  $198,000,000

WINNER: Jun 1st 2019 –  $344,600,000

WINNER: Mar 27th 2019 – $768,000,000

WINNER: Dec 26th 2018 – $294,000,000

WINNER: Oct 27th 2018 – $750,000,000

 

(PLEASE NOTE: by no means are we encouraging you in any way to gamble.)

 

Next Drawing: Apr 7, 2020

Estimated jackpot:  

 

$127,000,000 

 

Last Winner: $202,000,000 on 2/11/20

Winner: 340,000,000 on 12/17/19

Winner: $227,000,000 on 9/24/19

Winner: $168,000,000 on 6/23/19

Winner: $530,000,000 on 6/7/19

Winner: $50,000,000 on 3/12/19

WInner: $273,000,000 on 3/1/19

Winner: $425,000,000 on 1/1/2019

Winner: $1,600,000,000 on 10/23/2018

(PLEASE NOTE: by no means are we encouraging you in any way to gamble.)

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April 9, 1978

 

Van Halen rolled their first-ever headlining world tour into Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium in support of the band’s hugely successful first album.

CONTACT

Truitt Insurance & Bonding, Inc.
B’ham Phone: 205-254-3005
Daphne Phone: 251-625-2600
Tallassee Phone: 334-991-4688
Email: info@truittinsurance.com


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