Old Avondale Mill property will be innovation hub, Huntsville startup is Codefi competition finalist

Old Avondale Mill property will be innovation hub
An old Avondale Mill property in Talladega County will be turned into the East Alabama Rural Innovation and Training Hub. Among other things, the hub will give high-school students workforce skills and will work with entrepreneurs to build their businesses. – ABC 33/40

Huntsville startup is Codefi competition finalist
Huntsville’s Seamly Systems, which develops scalable technology for the fashion business, is among the finalists vying for grants in the national Codefi 1ST50K Startup Competition. Four winners will be chosen from the 10 finalists to receive $50,000 grants. — KRCU 

Remington offers Sandy Hook settlement
Remington Firearms, the Huntsville-based gunmaker, has offered $33 million to settle lawsuits with families of nine victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings. The shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School used a Remington rifle in the mass shooting. The company emerged from its first bankruptcy in 2018 and filed a second bankruptcy declaration last year.  – The Guardian

Opelika Chamber receives five-star accreditation
The Opelika Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the five-star designation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of only four chambers in the state to be accredited and one of 129 in the country to have the five-star designation. The designation is given for sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.  – Opelika Observer

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