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A Business Model for Organic Farming

A Business Model for Organic Farming

Organic hothouse vegetables are the value-added wave of the future in farming, says 68-year-old Selma businessman Don Chamberlain. His Southern Fresh Produce Initiative sells a turnkey operation designed to fit on one acre.

January 2015
Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

This Tuscaloosa tower caught the eye of a Memphis developer long before the Legislature passed a tax incentive for historic redevelopments.

December 2014
Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

A legacy chunk of real estate in the heart of Mountain Brook is transformed into a master planned development. Heirs of a landmark real estate developer take no risks on leaving oversight to anyone else.

October 2014
Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

Elegantly Designed Bicycle Business

HERObike — the latest homegrown enterprise in Greensboro — is pumping out slick, high-tech bamboo bikes that make your aluminum alloy ride seem like a Sherman tank.

September 2014
Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

August 2014
The Money-Printing Machine

The Money-Printing Machine

What do Alabama’s banking and finance experts think about the Fed’s six-year, $4 trillion-plus money-printing marathon?

July 2014
Convocation of Auburn Startups

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Fledgling companies in the Auburn Business Incubator range from social media to precision machining to tennis expertise.

July 2014
A Bold Balance

A Bold Balance

Black Hawk Down survivor, Vetrepreneur of the Year, Huntsville small business owner Mike Durant fights to keep a balance between expansion and employee esprit.

June 2014
Movers & Shapers, June 2014

Movers & Shapers, June 2014

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

June 2014
Early Entry in $7 Billion Anti-Piracy Industry

Early Entry in $7 Billion Anti-Piracy Industry

Former Marine Capt. Jonathan McConnell launched his private maritime security company in the wake of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking and now covers 35 ports worldwide.

June 2014
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