BBVA Compass Offers 
Alabama-branded Visa Debit 
Card to Celebrate Crimson 

In what is becoming a frequent tradition, BBVA Compass will offer an updated Alabama-branded Visa debit card, giving University of Alabama’s football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team’s 17th national championship win.

BBVA Compass also offered similar debit cards after the school’s championship victories in 2012, 2013 and 2016. The card will feature an exclusive image of the iconic crimson and white football helmet inscribed with the number 17 for new and current checking account customers.

Customers receive one free personalized check card with their BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking account and BBVA Compass ClearChoice Premium Checking account. All other checking account customers and customers who currently have a personalized card may obtain the card for a $10 fee.

The card is among a suite of Bama-branded products in the bank’s Bama Banking program.

For more information on Bama Banking and customized card options, visit

Upstream Rehabilitation 
Merger Creates Fourth-largest Outpatient Physical Therapy 
Company in US

Birmingham-based Upstream Rehabilitation has announced the recent merger with Hummelstown, Pennsylvania-based Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, making this new entity the fourth-largest provider of physical therapy services in the United States. Just before the Drayer merger, Upstream also announced the completion of four partnership acquisitions in Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee, expanding its portfolio of physical therapy businesses.

The combination of Upstream and Drayer will encompass a footprint of more than 560 owned and managed clinics in 27 states serving more than 4 million patients annually. The combined organization will employ more than 5,000 associates.

Father Nature Landscapes Launches Nationwide Franchise Program

Father Nature Landscapes, the Birmingham-based landscape design, construction and consulting firm, recently announced the launch of its nationwide franchise program. The program, initially being launched across the South and East Coast, will help qualified professionals create a dynamic customer experience in the landscape design and construction industry.

Founded in 2006 by brothers Daniel and Andrew McCurry, Father Nature Landscapes is the answer to the industry’s challenges of scalability and optimization. By leveraging expertise in construction and operational management, the Father Nature Landscapes franchise opportunity provides a framework for aspiring landscape 
professionals and savvy investors.

Qualified franchise owners will gain access to Father Nature Landscapes’ vast market knowledge and time-tested business model, in addition to comprehensive operational training and ongoing support.

To learn more about the Father Nature Landscapes franchise opportunity, visit, call 205.774.1342 or email

American Family Care Opens 
Newest Clinic in Mountain Brook

American Family Care, the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, opened its newest clinic. Located in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, the clinic is AFC’s 21st clinic in Central Alabama. AFC’s Mountain Brook location is conveniently located on Highway 280, across from Whole Foods, in the Cahaba Village Plaza.

Like all AFC medical centers, the new Mountain Brook location was designed, equipped and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care and occupational health services. The clinic features a high-tech, high touch approach, including digital X-rays, on-site lab testing, state-of-the-art diagnostics and electronic medical records. The new location will also have extended hours to 8 p.m., with no appointments necessary, seven days a week.

The new clinic’s opening was accelerated in response to the country’s flu epidemic, which prompted Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a state of emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the entire continental U.S. is experiencing widespread flu—the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system that has happened.