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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 (http://www.theangelcapitalgroup.com/locations/florence/). The MCF will target capital investments ranging from $1 mil to $5 mil for local, regional, and … 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

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

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

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

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

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