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Wanna Bet? Don’t Do It in Alabama

For decades, an unconfirmed statistic has floated around that Alabama has more illegal sports betting per capita than any other state in the nation.

Back Forty Beer Taps Historic Sloss Venue

Ten years after becoming one of the earliest breweries in the state of Alabama, Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Co. has expanded for the first time.

What is Wealth?

However you measure it, it’s more about value than currency.

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park in Birmingham stay busy, with events scheduled for between 270 and 280 days a year.

Trailblazer of U.S. Shrimp Farming

Aquaculturist David Teichert-Coddington worked out a formula for inland shrimp farming. Just as tough was coming up with a marketing formula, which now includes local restaurants, Whole Foods and Western Supermarkets.

From Ball Fields to Boardrooms

The business side of members of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Municipal Multi-tasking

Frank Brocato knows about recruiting technology companies, dousing high-rise fires and birthing mall babies.

Barber Motorsports Park revs up for 2018 season

Spring officially arrived Tuesday, bringing with it the smell of gasoline and the sounds of revving race engines at Barber Motorsports Park in...

Full Moon Rising

David and Joe Maluff are deliberately slow cooking the franchise growth of their iconic Birmingham eatery.

State of the Auto Industry, 2018

As sensational as the announcement 25 years ago when Mercedes-Benz launched Alabama into automotive manufacturing was the announcement January 10 that Toyota and Mazda...

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Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.