Local business owners recognized by Main Street Alabama

COLUMBIANA – Several Columbiana business owners were recognized for their contributions to the community at Alabama Main Street Day on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Busy Hands gift shop owner Linda Cook received the Community Award from Main Street Alabama, which is the umbrella organization of Columbiana Main Street.

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“Her heart has not been in her business, Busy Hands, but in this town,” Columbiana Main Street Director Bragan Feldman said.

According to Feldman, Cook was instrumental in establishing Columbiana as a designated Main Street Alabama community.

“Linda has served as vice president and promotion chair for Columbiana Main Street during its first year of designation,” Feldman said. “Not only has she contributed as a paying member, but Linda has been at every event, every board meeting and spent countless hours supporting Columbiana Main Street.”

Feldman said Cook also utilized her positions within Columbiana Main Street to help other local businesses.

“There is only one Linda Cook,” Feldman said. “She is Columbiana and what makes Columbiana great.”

Jim and Lisa Davis, owners of Davis Drug Co., received the Architectural Design Award for their “historic preservation and redesign of the Davis Building,” which houses the Davis Gift Shop and the Farm Company.

“During the fall of 2016, Jim Davis saw the vision that Main Street Alabama had for his vision exterior, their vision became his vision,” Feldman said. “The building is now one of the most eye catching and visible buildings in Columbiana. The historic architecture that was able to be preserved and now proudly displayed is a true asset to the community.”