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Movers & Shapers, May 2018

Movers & Shapers, May 2018

Spotlight on the people making a difference in Baldwin County

Law Blog: How Can Alabama Businesses Prepare for the New Data Breach Notification Law?

Law Blog: How Can Alabama Businesses Prepare for the New Data Breach Notification Law?

On June 1, Alabama’s new data breach notification law goes into effect. What can Alabama businesses do to prepare and protect themselves?

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Baldwin County is home to Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches, and those beaches and region surrounding them, combine to create the state’s top natural resource destination and a formidable economic impact.

Supply and Demand of Water

Supply and Demand of Water

Only 10 percent of Alabama’s cropland is irrigated, compared to Georgia’s 50 percent and Mississippi’s 60 percent. If Alabama’s were 50 percent, the impact would be $200 million to $300 million a year.

State Water Plan Stalled

State Water Plan Stalled

It’s a question long debated — who has first dibs on Alabama’s abundant water supply? Right now, it goes with the flow, a solution that’s just fine with water-dependent industries.

Reef Master

Reef Master

David Walter is the country’s premier builder of man-made reefs. He helped make Alabama the most productive red snapper state. Tourist destinations compete for him to attract snorkelers.

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Brett/Robinson, a Saraland-based general contractor, began its resort work in 1980, the first year of recovery construction after Hurricane Frederic.

Career Notes, May 2018

Career Notes, May 2018

Who's moving up?

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

From the rough hustle of a ship chandler, Marine and Industrial has morphed into a specialist in making and testing rigging — and training crews worldwide to use it.

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Great bounty is the median measure of Alabama’s water supply. But a lot depends on where and when the rain falls.

Small Business Focused Finance

Small Business Focused Finance

Alabama credit unions are fine-tuning their small business relationships, mentoring clients and increasing loan portfolios.

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

When it comes to top-shelf quail hunting and hospitality in Alabama’s Black Belt, that dog will hunt.

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Bryan K. Robinson, who promoted DreamVision along with other business deals through his company, Robinson Capital Investments LLC, pleaded guilty to securities fraud for his part in bilking about 40 Alabama investors.

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trump administration considers launch of automotive tariffs

The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and autoworkers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks. The White House said in a statement Wednesday that the president had asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider whether the imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security. – AP/AL.com

Dining options taking shape at Huntsville’s MidCity

RCP Companies has announced the first wave of dining options at MidCity, the $350 million mixed-use destination being developed at the intersection of two of Huntsville’s primary commercial corridors – University Drive and Research Park Boulevard. Celebrity-driven dining concepts, Wahlburgers and Rascal Flatts, represent two first-to-market restaurants joining the retailer line-up. Alchemy Lounge will open its second Huntsville location at The Camp, MidCity’s outdoor leisure destination. – News release

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