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Shoals Idea Audition – Deadline to Register Approaching!!!

Do you think your idea is worth $5,000.00? Well it could be! The only way for you to find out is if you enter the Shoals Idea Audition! On November 19th the Shoals Idea Audition will be taking place at … Continue reading

Got a Business Idea? Audition it for a Chance to Win $5,000!!

Part Shark Tank, part American Idol, this contest allows you to present your idea in front of a panel of business leaders and experts–and if your presentation is the best, you win!  This will be a fun process which could … Continue reading

Let’s Meet for Biz Buzz

Join the Shoals Areas’s Entrepreneur Networking Group… A new networking program for budding entrepreneurs began in September. Biz Buzz is a free, weekly program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, the University of … Continue reading

Alabama Launchpad–Meet the 10 Startups to Pitch!

FROM HEALTH CARE TO WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY: MEET THE 10 STARTUPS TO PITCH ON OCT. 2 INCLUDING TWO FLORENCE BASED COMPANIES WITH DIRECT TIES TO THE SHOALS ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER! By Val Walton on September 23, 2015 The startups have been … Continue reading

Engineering a better future: Florence man patents green fertilizer

Some of the success stories that come out of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center involve bright, motivated people with interesting ideas. But many of the ideas are concepts most people can grasp. Then there’s Phil Badger, of Florence, a Tennessee Valley … Continue reading

These Nerds are So Cool!

Steve McKinney and his team have an indoor mapping software, called nSide, that can document detailed, interconnected images and geographic positions of everything from rooms and hallways to HVAC systems of office and school buildings. Ed Balch is a YouTube … Continue reading

SHOALS AREA BUSINESS WOMAN SELECTED TO ATTEND WALMART’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE CONFERENCE.

Laura Hester, owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, LLC, a  Florence Woman Owned Business (WOB) was recently invited to participate in Walmart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Laura was among a select group of Women Owned Business executives that … Continue reading

Performance Scrubs Goes Pro

PerformanceScrubs.com, a Performance HealthCare Products company, launched its new high-tech clothing manufacturing facility in Florence, Alabama in late 2014.  Now, Performance Scrubs has Gone PRO! Dr. Burton Elrod of Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, one of the top NFL doctors in the country, … Continue reading

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Business Accepted into Prestigious Accelerator Program

One leaky faucet, dripping five times a minute, loses 173 gallons of water in a year. A continuously running toilet can waste more than 1,000 gallons in a single day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates an average household leaks … Continue reading

Amazing Tech-Oriented Youth Summer Camps at UNA

UNA Continuing Studies & Outreach is partnering with the College of Business and the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center/Culinary Complex to offer some amazing tech-oriented youth summer camps. Get the details at UNA Tech Lions Black Rocket Summer Camps for 2015.