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100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

Tanner farmer Bill Bridgeforth opts for canola and reaps a new crop plus praise from the White House.

June 2015
How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

How to Build a Nationwide Boutique

With a 300 percent revenue growth in 2014 and a national TV audience, wedding fashion designer Heidi Elnora places her newly rebranded design lines in 32 department stores and boutiques across the U.S. and in London.

June 2015
The Farmer’s Chief Executive

The Farmer’s Chief Executive

Jimmy Parnell, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation, CEO of Alfa Insurance, began as a young cattle farmer during the family farm crisis of the ’80s.

June 2015
Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

CEO Scott Wine explains why Polaris Industries — the world’s leading powersports vehicle manufacturer — became Alabama’s biggest economic development news of 2015.

June 2015
From Google to One-Gig Opelika

From Google to One-Gig Opelika

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur marries into Alabama, incubates more than 20 new enterprises, and cruises a quartet of his own startups on Opelika’s one-gigabyte fiber.

May 2015
Fed Radar Detects Uncertainty

Fed Radar Detects Uncertainty

Regions economist Richard Moody assays global prospects and the Fed’s recent pronouncements.

May 2015
Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Pitching in Real Estate’s Big Show

Craig King calls sharp and fast at the top of the real estate big leagues — leading a century-old family auction business to $2 billion in sales over 30 years.

May 2015
Troy's Diva

Troy's Diva

Troy tourism is her career, but singing is in her heart.

April 2015
Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Deploying a nationwide crew of campus reps to drill into the high price of textbooks, former Samford student Jonathan Robinson has powered freetextbooks.com to 50 percent annual revenue growth for five years.

April 2015
Riding Telecom’s First Waves

Riding Telecom’s First Waves

While an Auburn undergrad, Mark Spencer created the first open-source VoIP application, the foundation of Huntsville-based global telecom Digium. The company’s next innovation bets websites will be answering customer calls via iPad.

April 2015
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