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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
Good Food, Great Medicine

Good Food, Great Medicine

Jen Neese’s startup company, The Delicious Dietitian, takes over after the doctor orders, “Lose weight, eat better.” And fills the prescription with personal, tasty attention.

May 2014
Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips

Trading Army Boots for Wing Tips

After retiring from a 34-year career in Army Special Forces, Joe Riley worked his way to manager of his local credit union, Federal Employees Credit Union. He hopes to deploy its nonprofit services to state employees as well.

May 2014
Revivals, Innovations & Dream Machines

Revivals, Innovations & Dream Machines

A surprising mix of enterprises thrives on the state’s network of small business support centers — from motorcycles to good eats to high tech.

May 2014
Growing Urban Huntsville

Growing Urban Huntsville

Charlie Sealy stakes $30 million on his already tested hunch that downtown Huntsville is growing up.

May 2014
Bo's Business

Bo's Business

Bo Jackson’s first business ventures are in suburban Chicago, where his sports career landed him, but now he’s considering a move back to Alabama.

April 2014
Born to Build Guitars

Born to Build Guitars

Master guitar craftsman Roger Fritz revives a brand, Kay Guitars, and continues his custom work for a lineage of master musicians that has included Roy Buchanan and George Harrison.

April 2014
Savory Sensation

Savory Sensation

Auburn’s Stacy Brown cooked up her business “to keep my kids fed and the power on.” Now one of the fastest growing franchises in the country, her Chicken Salad Chick chain is sweeping the South, with 13 up and running and plans for 15 more this year.

February 2014
Creative Investment Management

Creative Investment Management

David Bronner gambled on Alabama and won, to the benefit of hundreds of thousands of state employees. He also put a chunk of Wall Street real estate in the pocket of pensioners — one of his best private placements.

November 2013
The Tinkerer

The Tinkerer

Jim Busby’s love for discovery has created two successful companies.

November 2013