Tag Archives: economic development in the Shoals area

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Receives $997K POWER Grant for Shoals Shift

For Immediate Release: Contact: Giles McDaniel 256.366.3604 August 24, 2016 Shoals Entrepreneurial Center Receives $997K POWER Grant for Shoals Shift The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently awarded a $997,000 grant through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and … Continue reading

A Story Worth Sharing

Laura Hester, founder and owner of Red Gingham Gourmet, LLC, is commended for her hard work, dedication, and personal sacrifices in building her company into a successful enterprise. But, there is more to Laura’s story than just her business success. … Continue reading

2016 NW AL Best Robotics Open House

You’re Invited to participate in the 2016  OPEN  HOUSE  for NW Alabama BEST Robotics (Design-Engineering & Business-Marketing)–A partnership between the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Shoals Community College. Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. Northwest-Shoals Community College Hospitality House 800 George Wallace Blvd. Muscle … Continue reading

Shoals Company Unveils New Clothing Line

The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is pleased to welcome our newest client, Green Bananas Inventions! Good Luck Ashley and best wishes as you grow your new company! Source: WAFF By Marie Waxel: Ashley Morrow Colonna’s new clothing line ‘Allure’ set to … Continue reading

Chattanooga Start-Up Wants to 3D Print Your Next House

Picture a tiny bridge made of interconnected plastic pyramids that weighs a mere 2 ounces. Now picture a 160-pound man standing on it while it supports his weight. That real-life experiment helped convince Platt Boyd to quit his high-paying job … Continue reading

Party Pros USA Sees Opportunity in Holidays

By Bill Campbell, Staff Writer,   Jackie Hendrix never stops having ideas. He can’t help it. First his special events company, Party Pros USA, grew from a man with a truck and some supplies in a friend’s warehouse. It … Continue reading


News Release: Contact: Ed Crenshaw 334-353-5220 PREPARE FOR THE “HOUR OF CODE” IN ALABAMA Alabama Celebrates the Importance of Computer Science Education Next Week Montgomery, Ala. – Teachers and school systems statewide are hosting Hour of Code (HoC) events … Continue reading

North Alabama Establishes Micro Venture Fund

Angel Capital Group, a leading national angel investor network, is proud to announce a new micro venture investment fund in North Alabama ( The MCF will target capital investments ranging from $1 mil to $5 mil for local, regional, and … Continue reading

Biz Buzz Meets Again Wednesday, November 18

Biz Buzz is back from a week off! Please join us tomorrow to hear the story of Audie Mescal from Leslie Keys!  If you haven’t heard, Biz Buzz is a new networking program for budding entrepreneurs.   This program is a free, weekly … Continue reading

Creative Thinking and Doing Stimulates Economic Development

THE GUITAR PROJECT In dealing everyday with the creative types, you never know……. Displayed in the parking lot this  morning at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was a unfamiliar object, designed, engineered, and fabricated by one of our client’s, Josh Johnston.  Little … Continue reading