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Kathy Hagood

Kathy Hagood

Cross Section of an Alabama Mainstay

From church pews to utility poles to executive toys, Alabama’s wood and wood products industries are hanging on during a tough economy....

Sparkling Window on a Mysterious Business

The diamond trade is one of the oldest,  most insider-controlled enterprises there is. It’s a trade in which million dollar transactions are made...

Eight at the Top

If you asked Alabama’s top executive women at public companies whether as young girls they dreamed of being where they are today, ...

Rural Route Grocers

Independently owned grocery stores may not be as prevalent in Alabama as they were before the proliferation of national and regional chains, ...

What Makes Frank Stitt Cook?

As a boy growing up in Cullman in the 1960s, Frank Stitt had no particular interest in learning to cook. “My major...

Serving the Elderly

Senior citizens suffering debilitating conditions or terminal illnesses have numerous choices when it comes to elderly care services and facilities in Alabama. To...

Success on a Sesame Seed Bun

Max Cooper, chief executive officer of McDonald’s franchisee organization CLP Corp. in Homewood, has never been one to ignore a good...

A Life Affirming Partnership

More than 60 tornados struck Alabama communities late last April, leaving widespread destruction and killing 248 people. Afterwards businesses, nonprofits and...

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