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October 2014

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Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 31

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 30

Flashback: The Wright Brothers Fly with the Montgomery Chamber

Flashback: The Wright Brothers Fly with the Montgomery Chamber

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.

Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

A legacy chunk of real estate in the heart of Mountain Brook is transformed into a master planned development. Heirs of a landmark real estate developer take no risks on leaving oversight to anyone else.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 29

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 28

Welding Tool for Deep Space

Welding Tool for Deep Space

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 27

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 24

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 23

Career Notes, October 2014

Career Notes, October 2014

Movers & Shapers, October 2014

Movers & Shapers, October 2014

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 22

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 21

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 20

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 17

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 16

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 15

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 14

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 13

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 10

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 9

Company Kudos, October 2014

Company Kudos, October 2014

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

Maximum Armor in Oxford

Maximum Armor in Oxford

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 8

Algae Green Plastics

Algae Green Plastics

Algix LLC targets pond scum from 10,000 acres of catfish farms to make biodegradable plastics. An algae treatment plant in Marion Junction is the first to yield what will become a 200 million-pound-per-year stream of bioplastic resins.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 7

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Top News Links: Monday, Oct. 6

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Family Archive App

Family Archive App

Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 3

Colonial’s Claim of Reckless Accounting Worth Hearing, Judge Rules

Colonial’s Claim of Reckless Accounting Worth Hearing, Judge Rules

Top News Links: Thursday, Oct. 2

Gulf Seafood Shirts are Back

Gulf Seafood Shirts are Back

Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 1