Let’s Meet for Biz Buzz

October 5, 2015

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 North Alabama College of Business, the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center and the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Biz Buzz is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions through networking together and learning from others who have created their own, unique business in the Shoals. “There’s a strong spirit of innovation here. We see it every day because we’re in the business of doing that,” explains Shoals Chamber President Steve Holt. “Biz Buzz is an opportunity for others to see what we see. It is a chance for those with innovative ideas to learn from each other and grow.”

“I am excited to support Biz Buzz and its role to build a place where our startups and entrepreneurs can meet to share their successes and challenges,” added Dr. Greg Carnes, Dean of University of North Alabama’s College of Business.

Giles McDaniel, Executive Director of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, expanded on that purpose. “The program should increase collaboration among our small businesses in the Shoals and make them aware of all the resources available to them among their fellow business owners,” he explained. “We want to continually offer resources that will fill our innovation ecosystem here.”

Events are held weekly at 9:00 am at the Florence Lauderdale Public Library and will include a featured speaker and coffee. Stack & Blair, LLC are the coffee sponsors. The next Biz Buzz session will be held Wednesday, October 7 th and will feature Sherri Stout-Boyle of Birthday Direct.

These events are open to the public. Additional information can be found: or you may join the Biz Buzz Community at

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