Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Out of the Ordinary

A WILD RIDE David Turner | President, BancorpSouth, Mobile | River Rafting David Turner can’t remember camping out a single...

Main Street Revisited

In the late 1980s, downtown Gadsden was a virtual ghost town. With a 60 percent occupancy rate, it was named by...

A Toast to Progress

Jules Berta gazes over his vineyards, the vines naked of fruit but lined up in deliberate rows like soldiers waiting for the...

Spotlight on Mobile County

Mobile County, located in the southwest corner of Alabama, is the state’s second most populous county. It has the state’s only...

Concepts in Eats and Enterprise

It’s been almost five years since Chef James Boyce first stood in the 1821 brick building in Huntsville that is now Cotton Row....

Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Kent Blackinton’s success as general manager of Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza is built upon the opinion of others, namely that of his guests...

Resort Evolution

Six years ago, for-sale signs on Dauphin Island were as common as snowflakes, and the idea of purchasing a lot for development...

Luring Conventions to the Magic City

“If you build it, they will come…” It was a refrain that echoed in star Kevin Costner’s thoughts during his role as a...

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A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

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.