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2019 Yellowhammer ‘News Shapers’ series continues with its coal industry edition

Join the Yellowhammer News team Thursday, August 8 for a “Yellowhammer News Shapers” event in Jasper.

Entitled, “West Alabama and the coal industry,” the event will feature an evening networking reception followed by a live forum on the coal industry’s impact on the Yellowhammer State.

Confirmed forum panelists already include State Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper); Ken Russell, director of workforce solutions at Bevill State Community College; and leadership from the coal industry.

Areas of focus will include analysis on the past, present and future of the industry, highlighting the industry’s state and regional impacts, related workforce development efforts and community influence.

The event will be held at Musgrove Country Club: 916 Country Club Rd, Jasper, AL 35503.

The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the moderated forum to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact courtney@new-yhn.local for more information.

The legislative edition of Yellowhammer News Shapers kicked off 2019’s series and will be followed by the rural broadband edition on Thursday, July 18 in Guntersville.

Several more Yellowhammer News Shapers events will take place across the state this year. The series is non-partisan, on-the-record and designed to localize issues and highlight thought leaders.

Continue to visit Yellowhammernews.com for announcements during the 2019 calendar year.