Category Archives: News

Atlanta Magazine Article Features Florence’s North Court Street

Although an hour from the closest interstate, Florence, Alabama, manages to attract clothing designers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes. Home to the University of North Alabama and the state’s only Frank Lloyd Wright residence, life centers on North Court … Continue reading

$2500 Prize for New SBIR/STTR Logo Design

Dear Technologists, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Designers, Researchers, SBC’s & More…        Javier Saade, Associate Administration of Investment and Innovation for the SBA is leading the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation which oversees the SBIR and STTR programs across … Continue reading

B. Electric Joins List of Distinguished Graduates

B Electric, the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center’s (SEC) most recent graduate,  conducted a ribbon cutting and open house to dedicate the opening of their new facility located at 6644 Highway 17 in Florence on Tuesday March 31st. B Electric, Inc. is a … Continue reading

Incubating Success

Please note:  The correct name for Russell Killen’s business is “Progressive” Insulation:……………………….. Russell Killen felt like he’d jumped off a cliff. At least, his wife did. He was more the risk taker, she the pragmatic one. But quitting his job … Continue reading

UNA Students Pitch Innovative Ideas to Local Investors

Thirty five students representing all four colleges at the University of North Alabama participated in UNA’s 3 Day Startup Feb. 27- March 1. The event, sponsored by Charleston Laboratories, Inc., was a learning-by-doing campus workshop that taught entrepreneurial skills to … Continue reading

Shoals BIG Idea Competition

Announcing the Shoals BIG Idea Competition March 5, 2015, 5 p.m.- Middle/High School, University/College, and Community categories . . . .$500 to the winner in each category $1,000 scholarship to UNA for the Fall 2015 semester for the winner of the … Continue reading

What is Really in Your Food?

What is Really in Your Food? Certified organic, naturally grown, GMO, hybrids, heirlooms, hormones, antibiotics, free range, grass fed, GAP.  What do these terms mean and how do they affect you, the consumer? The Lauderdale County Extension Office is hosting … Continue reading

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

You could win the $25,000 grand prize grant. To enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, share your story with us — what motivated you to get into the business and how you’d take it to the next level of … Continue reading

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

PAULA RIZZO CONTRIBUTOR Producer and Founder of Starting a company is like a dream come true: no one telling you when to go into the office, you can pick and choose meetings and there’s unlimited vacation. Sigh — the … Continue reading

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Shoals!

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Shoals!  Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and opportunity. This week is dedicated to those who create jobs, develop innovative products and services, and drive economic development.  The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center … Continue reading