Small Business and Entrepreneurs

The Delicious Dietitian

Jen Neese’s company motto is “Real nutrition for real people.”  Her business, The Delicious Dietitian, provides a network of food experts serving patients throughout...

Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips

For 34 years, Joe Riley was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces Group. He traveled the world, from Panama to Portugal, coordinating...

Revivals, Innovations & Dream Machines

HOO'S Q (Tuscaloosa) Hoo’s Q, a popular new barbecue restaurant in Tuscaloosa, might not exist at all if not for the mile-wide April 27, 2011,...

Huntsville Starting to Grow

Charlie Sealy III, who has led the charge to bring more residents to downtown Huntsville with recent loft developments, was raised in the real...

Bo’s Business

In 1989, at the height of Bo Jackson’s success as a star in two professional sports, Nike unveiled an advertising campaign that greatly exaggerated...

Born to Build Guitars

When Roger Fritz recently relocated to Alabama — to Fairhope, on Mobile Bay — the state reclaimed the business of a master luthier —...

Restaurant on the Rise

Chicken and Southern business empires seem practically synonymous.  In the 1930s, Colonel Sanders began selling fried chicken from a roadside restaurant in Corbin, Ky....

Creative Investment Management

Like most executives’ offices, David Bronner’s is equipped with all the necessary supplies to get him through a typical workday, which in Bronner’s case...

Busby Builds his Company

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock Exchange.”While the...

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Robert Van de Graaff demonstrates a 1.5 million-volt electrostatic generator at an alumni dinner in a ballroom at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1933.Robert...

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