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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

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, TimesDaily.com   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

PREPARE FOR THE “HOUR OF CODE” IN ALABAMA

News Release: Contact: Ed Crenshaw 334-353-5220 ecrenshaw@alsde.edu 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 (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

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

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

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