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Trunk Show Goes Big Time Boutique

Trunk Show Goes Big Time Boutique

Denise Knox’s lifelong fascination with enterprise launched a fleet of boutiques that has boomed through the recession and now spans six states.

June 2013
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Florence-based Menswear Designer of the Year, Billy Reid says his career threads back to the shop his mom ran in his grandmother’s house in south Louisiana.

October 2012
Leading the Alabama Publics League

Leading the Alabama Publics League

If you’d invested in Hibbett Sports over the last 18 months, you’d be invested in the league leader.

August 2012
Guitar Hero Swims with the Sharks

Guitar Hero Swims with the Sharks

When real estate hit the rocks, Travis Perry revisited a youthful inspiration. His invention keeps guitar students glued to their frets. It keeps him running to meet demand, including a satellite office to fulfill international orders.

June 2012

Sparkling Window on a Mysterious Business

The diamond trade is one of the world’s oldest and most mysterious—from the mines of Africa to storefronts in The Summit and Mountain Brook, where the country’s oldest family-run business, Bromberg’s, offers a jeweler’s-eye view of the trade's intricacies.

May 2012
Grown Up Spring Break

Grown Up Spring Break

Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda offers pool or beach swimming in water blue and clear. Glide across the water on a sailboat or explore beneath the surface on a scuba excursion. Arrange your stay through Brownell Travel and get extra percs.

April 2012
Vintage Private Stock

Vintage Private Stock

Highlights from the company histories of the oldest of Alabama’s largest privately owned companies.

June 2011
Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Mannington Mills Inc., a major U.S. flooring manufacturer that would like to go viral with some good noise—about a U.S. firm that is committed to making quality products in the U.S. with U.S. workers.

May 2011
Luring Conventions to the Magic City

Luring Conventions to the Magic City

A new Westin hotel will anchor an entertainment complex that Birmingham hopes will put it on the map for large conventions.

May 2011
Stars of Sustainability

Stars of Sustainability

Reacquaint yourselves with nine of Alabama’s outstanding leaders in sustainablility—from land conservation to haute couture.

April 2011