Category Archives: News

Local Entrepreneur Receives “Steve Nesbitt Award”

Steve Nesbitt was in the banking business in the Shoals for just under 40 years.  He was a long time Board member and advocate for the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center (SEC).  Steve had a true passion for both the Shoals and … Continue reading

NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards 2018

Nominations are open for  2018 NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards.  There are ten categories honoring local cutting edge businesses that drive the spirit of innovation in the Shoals. Winners will be recognized during Innovation Week at the second annual NextGen Shoals Innovation Awards, an … Continue reading

Shoals Area No. 16 on the list of 20 metros most at risk from automation!

Shoals Area No. 16 on the list of 20 metros most at risk from automation!! Dalton, Georgia, has long been known as the “carpet capital of the world.” In the early 2000s, Dalton produced almost half of the world’s carpet. … Continue reading


ConventionSouth editors reviewed their 16 state coverage area and selected 30 destinations to be in the running for “Top Music Meccas of the South”!  They recently  posted the nominees on their social media to begin voting! Please spread the word: share, like, and … Continue reading

SEC Graduate Assists with Relief Supplies for Texas

As soon as the weather allowed, a nationwide relief effort kicked into high gear. State and local governments, private companies, their employees and regular citizens put their lives on hold to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Nobody knows for … Continue reading


GOT A BUSINESS IDEA? BRING IT TO THE 2017 IDEA AUDITION! YOU COULD WIN $5,000! Do you have an idea for a new business? You could win some money at the Shoals Idea Audition. Part Shark Tank, part The Voice, … Continue reading

Brentwood Services Seeks Claims Trainees

Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. Exploring Options For New Florence/Muscle Shoals Area Claims Office; Seeks Applicants for Claims Adjustor Trainees   BRENTWOOD, Tenn., August 1, 2017—Brentwood Services Administrators Inc., a provider of claims management and loss control services, is considering the … Continue reading

Social Media Marketing Stats for 2017

Social Media Business Statistics 1. Instagram earns $595 million in mobile ad revenue per year, a rapidly increasing number. 2. Despite news of layoffs and executives leaving the company, Twitter’s revenue is up 8% YOY 3. 59% of Americans with … Continue reading

Did You Know 24% of Businesses Don’t Use Social Media!!!

Sometimes, small businesses are quick to adopt new technology. Other times, they’re slow or hesitant or skeptical or too busy to even know it exists. It’s that way with social media. According to the Clutch 2017 Small Business Social Media Survey, … Continue reading

5 Tips to Live Your Dream

You don’t wanna be that old lonely man at the bar….. Regard the old man at the bar. He’s boisterous and jolly, a merry old fellow with ruddy cheeks. But, in quiet moments, there’s a wistful look in his eye … Continue reading