AlaBiz QuizHistory Take the May 2023 AlaBiz Quiz Challenge yourself with these Alabama business-related puzzlers from the past. By Nedra Bloom - May 22, 2023 Fast-growing Merit Bank is opening new headquarters in Huntsville. Photo by David Higginbotham. AlaBiz Quiz - May 2023 1) MAY 2023: Merit Bank, just 4 years old, sped up its organizational steps by buying the charter of another bank. What's unusual about the bank they bought?(Required) It was also called Merit. It was based in Demopolis. It was owned by Retirement Systems of Alabama. It was the second-smallest in the state. 2) APRIL 2023 (one month ago): Our cover story introduced Helena Duncan. She's the new leader of what organization?(Required) North Alabama Trade Association Alabama Republican Party Business Council of Alabama Governor's Office of Employment 3) MAY 2022 (one year ago): Banking was a topic in May, with a feature about Commonwealth National Bank that mentioned another Alabama bank, Alamerica. What do the two have in common?(Required) Both are Black-owned. Both are among the 10 largest banks in Alabama. Both are based in Birmingham. Both are more than a century old. 4) MAY 2018 (five years ago): Our cover story featured David Teichert-Coddington of Boligee, one of a handful of people raising a particular crop in Alabama. What crop can he raise, thanks to the unusual qualities of the underground Eutaw aquifer?(Required) Cotton Canola Koi Shrimp 5) MAY 2013 (10 years ago): Alabama has long had medical schools in Birmingham and Mobile, but early in the 2000s, two new medical schools joined the mix – the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Where are they?(Required) Dothan and Auburn Gulf Shores and Madison Muscle Shoals and Sylacauga Troy and Gadsden 6) MAY 1998 (25 years ago): The May issue focused on high-tech companies, including a list of the top 100 by sales figures. What company topped the list, with nearly half again as much in sales as the next? Careful, all four of these options ranked in the top 15.(Required) Intergraph Corp. Boeing QMS Inc. SCI Systems This quiz appeared in the May 2023 issue of Business Alabama. The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox Sign Up Now!