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Counsel to the Contestant

Counsel to the Contestant

Andalusia attorney Bill Alverson has established a national reputation in his sideline practice of coaching beauty pageant contestants.

February 2015
Top Management Skills in Philanthropy

Top Management Skills in Philanthropy

Three of Alabama’s best at raising and giving away money share what it takes to play their parts.

December 2014
Inside Alabama’s Largest Foundation

Inside Alabama’s Largest Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation has invested more than $150 million in grants and scholarships since shareholders set it up 25 years ago.

December 2014
HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

HudsonAlpha Breeds Serial Entrepreneurs

A flare for growing biotech companies is a characteristic of the genomic researchers of the HudsonAlpha Institute. The co-founder and one of his first associate entrepreneurs are good examples.

November 2014
Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Footprints in the Dark Illuminated

Off the radar of research park tenants, snug in downtown Huntsville, Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc. has gone from Homeland Security problem statements to licensed patents to revenues of $5 million a year.

November 2014
Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

Tracking the Long Life of Nuclear Harm

With innovative data collection and persistence, an Alabama doctor of genetics is challenging official assurances that harm from nuclear accidents is short lived.

November 2014
The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

The Shoals’ Inventor/Entrepreneur

For most of his life, this 82-year-old Muscle Shoals entrepreneur has been staking out patents like fence posts, and they pop up everywhere.

November 2014
The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

The Cutting Edge of Diamond Forming

This UAB-incubated enterprise excels in advanced materials R&D — from forming nano-diamond coatings to a DoD contract to solve the “tin whiskers” problem.

November 2014
The Farmer's Alchemist

The Farmer's Alchemist

Inventure Renewables expects to convert $40-a-ton farm refuse into $600-per-ton biofuel. Global agribusiness has bet millions the alchemy is marketable.

November 2014
Gathering Momentum

Gathering Momentum

The retreat gatherings of Leadership Alabama — the state’s premier community leadership initiative — have been the center of many hard-won advances since 1990. Seven graduates share their insights.

October 2014
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