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Engineering a better future: Florence man patents green fertilizer

Some of the success stories that come out of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center involve bright, motivated people with interesting ideas. But many of the ideas are concepts most people can grasp. Then there’s Phil Badger, of Florence, a Tennessee Valley … Continue reading

These Nerds are So Cool!

Steve McKinney and his team have an indoor mapping software, called nSide, that can document detailed, interconnected images and geographic positions of everything from rooms and hallways to HVAC systems of office and school buildings. Ed Balch is a YouTube … 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

Performance Scrubs Goes Pro

PerformanceScrubs.com, a Performance HealthCare Products company, launched its new high-tech clothing manufacturing facility in Florence, Alabama in late 2014.  Now, Performance Scrubs has Gone PRO! Dr. Burton Elrod of Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, one of the top NFL doctors in the country, … 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

$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

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