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May 2019

Flashback: Alabama’s King Cotton Merchants

In the March issue of our first year of publication, 1986, staff writer Bessie Ford took us on a tour of the rarely seen...

Business is Booming in Madison County

A recent analysis by 24/7 Wall Street found the Rocket City is one of the best places in the country for the number of high-tech jobs.

Aquaculture Goes Commercial in Shelby County

A former IT entrepreneur applied the science of the Auburn-educated “father of aquaculture,” doubled down his capital investment, and made Southern Organics the state’s first commercially successful hybrid of aquaculture and hydroponics.

Managing a Portfolio of the World’s Best Wine

Vineyard Brands curates a collection of the very best. “You think of it like planting a vineyard. We get to think about business like our wineries think.”

YellaWood Enlists Icon of Animal Endurance

First it was Buc-ee’s, a Texas-sized convenience store with a beaver mascot that opened recently in south Alabama. Now Great Southern Wood and YellaWood...

Cooking Up A Successful Beach Destination

Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar is the centerpiece of a business cluster that’s earned kudos for food, fun and business prowess.

Go Behind the Scenes at Auburn’s Behind the Glass

Operated by a mother and daughter, this downtown Auburn fashion store offers a 32-year lesson in small business resilience and evolution.

Huntsville Confectionery Enjoys Sweet Success

Two Huntsville women made exquisite sweets a smash success in Lowe Mill.

New Technology Hacks Distracted Driving

We have come to expect outward-facing cameras in vehicles, but now they’ll look inward to spot one of the most frequent sources of vehicular danger, that being the driver.

South Alabama Wins National Portfolio Challenge

By the time a college student reaches the 400 level of financial education, basic economic formulas have generally been digested and it’s time to...

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