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May 2018

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Top News Links: Thursday, May 31

Encompass Health's New Digs

Encompass Health's New Digs

Even the glass is smart at the new home office of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Birmingham's leading healthcare company and operator of hundreds of hospitals, home health and hospice centers.

Top News Links: Wednesday, May 30

Top News Links: Tuesday, May 29

Communities Partner to Restore Their Watersheds

Communities Partner to Restore Their Watersheds

Four projects earn top honors for environmental repair through public-private partnerships.

Movers & Shapers, May 2018

Movers & Shapers, May 2018

Spotlight on the people making a difference in Baldwin County

Top News Links: Thursday, May 24

Law Blog: How Can Alabama Businesses Prepare for the New Data Breach Notification Law?

Law Blog: How Can Alabama Businesses Prepare for the New Data Breach Notification Law?

On June 1, Alabama’s new data breach notification law goes into effect. What can Alabama businesses do to prepare and protect themselves?

Top News Links: Wednesday, May 23

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Baldwin County is home to Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches, and those beaches and region surrounding them, combine to create the state’s top natural resource destination and a formidable economic impact.

Top News Links: Tuesday, May 22

Supply and Demand of Water

Supply and Demand of Water

Only 10 percent of Alabama’s cropland is irrigated, compared to Georgia’s 50 percent and Mississippi’s 60 percent. If Alabama’s were 50 percent, the impact would be $200 million to $300 million a year.

State Water Plan Stalled

State Water Plan Stalled

It’s a question long debated — who has first dibs on Alabama’s abundant water supply? Right now, it goes with the flow, a solution that’s just fine with water-dependent industries.

Top News Links: Monday, May 21

Top News Links: Friday, May 18

Reef Master

Reef Master

David Walter is the country’s premier builder of man-made reefs. He helped make Alabama the most productive red snapper state. Tourist destinations compete for him to attract snorkelers.

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Brett/Robinson, a Saraland-based general contractor, began its resort work in 1980, the first year of recovery construction after Hurricane Frederic.

Career Notes, May 2018

Career Notes, May 2018

Who's moving up?

Top News Links: Wednesday, May 16

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

From the rough hustle of a ship chandler, Marine and Industrial has morphed into a specialist in making and testing rigging — and training crews worldwide to use it.

Top News Links: Tuesday, May 15

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Abundance, Droughts and Floods

Great bounty is the median measure of Alabama’s water supply. But a lot depends on where and when the rain falls.

Top News Links: Monday, May 14

Small Business Focused Finance

Small Business Focused Finance

Alabama credit unions are fine-tuning their small business relationships, mentoring clients and increasing loan portfolios.

Top News Links: Friday, May 11

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

From Minnesota With Love: Quail Forever in the Black Belt

When it comes to top-shelf quail hunting and hospitality in Alabama’s Black Belt, that dog will hunt.

Top News Links: Thursday, May 10

Top News Links: Wednesday, May 9

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Shattered DreamVision Draws 10-year Term, Fine

Bryan K. Robinson, who promoted DreamVision along with other business deals through his company, Robinson Capital Investments LLC, pleaded guilty to securities fraud for his part in bilking about 40 Alabama investors.

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

Grand Prix Plus Motorcycle Mardi Gras

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park in Birmingham stay busy, with events scheduled for between 270 and 280 days a year.

Company Kudos, May 2018

Company Kudos, May 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Top News Links: Tuesday, May 8

Purveyor of Fine Grain Pine

Purveyor of Fine Grain Pine

His customers are in Europe, North Africa, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan... Southern yellow pine is his calling card.

Top News Links: Monday, May 7

Top News Links: Friday, May 4

Trailblazer of U.S. Shrimp Farming

Trailblazer of U.S. Shrimp Farming

Aquaculturist David Teichert-Coddington worked out a formula for inland shrimp farming. Just as tough was coming up with a marketing formula, which now includes local restaurants, Whole Foods and Western Supermarkets.

Top News Links: Thursday, May 3

Top News Links: Wednesday, May 2

Auburn University's 2018 Annual Entrepreneurship Summit

Auburn University's 2018 Annual Entrepreneurship Summit

Hall of Fame inductee, Entrepreneurs of the Year, Top Tigers and Tiger Cage startups

Top News Links: Tuesday, May 1

Small Town Fiber Fest: From Zero to Gigabit Hero

Small Town Fiber Fest: From Zero to Gigabit Hero

Adtran, the global provider of networking and communications equipment for voice, data, video and internet, served as host March 21 to the Mid-South Communities Fiber Forum at its Huntsville campus.

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