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Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

An aquarium-like window on the wild variety of patents filed by Alabamians — from the sometimes great notions to the often odd or novel.

November 2013
Alabama Edisons

Alabama Edisons

From life-saving biotechnology to P.T. Barnum promotions, Alabama inventors are in the thick of the game. Meet a few of Alabama’s Edisons and their handiwork — genetic diagnosis at the doctors’ office, artificial snow, programmable magnets...

November 2013
Creativity for Fun and Profit

Creativity for Fun and Profit

Meet seven individuals whose work puts them in the center of the big playground of Alabama business.

November 2013
Dream Fielder

Dream Fielder

There was enough magic for a revival of this outdoor family entertainment classic, but Hollywood has Springville insurance executive Brian Skinner facing a new crisis in the final reel.

July 2013
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
Upstart Startups

Upstart Startups

Meet three young entrepreneurs erupting with fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm.

May 2013

Pie Lab’s Community Chemistry

The creative hub of Greensboro is a storefront where people cook up community solutions, or just meet, greet and and eat great pie.

February 2013
The Way of the Wayward Andy

The Way of the Wayward Andy

From beachcomber, to standup comic, to bestselling author and motivational speaker — the Andy Andrews way has been an inspiring meander.

February 2013
From the Gulf to the Platter

From the Gulf to the Platter

Follow the flow chart of the Alabama shrimping industry, from the fleet of a major fisher to the distributors and restaurants who grade the product like diamond merchants, looking for clarity and cloudless profits.

November 2012
A Personal Investment

A Personal Investment

John Marsh has reinvigorated downtown Opelika from his own pocketbook—a risk that has paid off not only for him, but also for the entire city.

October 2012