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Bridge Builders Conference Connects Leaders to Build a Brighter Future in their Community

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Tuscaloosa, AL – November 3, 2022 – The Alabama ONE Aspire Foundation will host its fourth annual Bridge Builders Conference on November 9, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT at Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus.

The Bridge Builders Conference is the first of its kind in West Alabama. This free, one-day conference focuses on improving our community and connects local leaders to exchange ideas and resources to build bridges of communication and support for the communities they serve.

The 2022 Bridge Builders Conference is expected to take new heights, synonymous with its theme: Rise Up to Respond, Rebuild, & Relaunch. As a finale to the conference, the Alabama ONE Aspire Foundation will be celebrating the achievements of the best community partners and non-profit agencies at the Builders Awards.Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other local leaders and explore relevant topics and be inspired to make a difference in their communities.

The speaker and panelist roster features leaders from Tuscaloosa as well as across the Southeast region of the United States, including:

Earica Cole– CEO, $5 Bling Bosses
Bishop Kevin Betton–Pastor, Cathedral of Praise
Bubba Massey– Campus Pastor, Church of the Highlands-Tuscaloosa
Romel Gipson– Community Outreach Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa
Ashley Wheeler – Organizational Development Manager, Hunt Refinery
Michele Coley– Agency Owner, Allstate
Scotty Hollins-Chaplain, University of Alabama Athletics
Austin Kubala– Director of Hospitality, Chic-fil-A
Martin Houston-Chief Growth Officer, Alabama ONE
Bill Wells – CEO, Alabama ONE
Jacquie Johnson – Sr. Director of Community Affairs and TEAM Development, Alabama ONE

“Bridge Builders is an ongoing relationship between faith-based, educational, and community leaders who have come together to build a stronger community with measurable results,” says Jacquie Johnson, also President of Alabama ONE Aspire Foundation.

“As we continue to grow this program, our hope is to consistently serve as a catalyst for positive change primarily in our local communities but also throughout these extensions of our local networks in other areas,” said Bill Wells, Alabama ONE CEO.

Alabama ONE wants to encourage church leaders, anyone working in education, acting as a leader in their community, or who wants to learn how they can start making a difference to attend the conference. The conference will be held in person at the Bryant Conference Center with a virtual attendance option. Registration is now open at alabamaone.org/bridgebuilders and closes on Friday, November 4th.

The Alabama ONE Foundation is excited to have the following companies join as sponsors of the 2022 Bridge Builders Conference:

Route 66 Extended Warranty
Black Belt Outdoors
Martin Houston Speaks
Rosen Harwood PA
United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama
Print Resources
CUNA Mutual
Knight Signs
Townsquare Media
Harvest Church

For more information about Bridge Builders and the 2022 Conference, please contact Kortney Milien at kortneymilien@alabamaone.org.

 

Alabama ONE Credit Union, based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was chartered in 1951 as the TRW Federal Credit Union. Today, Alabama ONE is a $980+ million-dollar, full-service financial institution currently with 18 branches serving more than 77,000 Members throughout Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Mobile, Jefferson and 18 other counties, as well as the employees, trustees, retirees, family members and members of the 23 Alabama rural electric cooperatives. Alabama ONE is now a statewide franchise reaching 57 of the 67 counties in Alabama. Alabama ONE provides a unique offering of consumer and business-related products, as well as wealth management and an in-house insurance agency. Alabama ONE is dedicated to giving Members the resources they need to build the strong financial future they deserve.

Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, please visit www.alabamaone.org.

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