Tag Archives: shoals economic development

Rising Atlanta Ice Cream Company Finds Temporary Home in Florence

FLORENCE, AL, Monday, June 23:  Keith Schroeder, owner of the Atlanta-based ice cream company High Road Craft Ice Cream, had what anyone might call a good problem. Demand for his chef-designed, hand-crafted ice cream got a boost from coverage in … Continue reading

Congratulations to Smokin’ on the Boulevard!!!!

SMOKIN’ ON THE BOULEVARD NAMED 2014 ALABAMA BBQ BRACKET CHAMPION!!!!!!   Alabama Foods introduces the 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket champion! It was a tight race, but Smokin’ on the Boulevard has come out on top and been named the 2014 … Continue reading

Food Business Workshop – Tuesday, April 15th 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

 Are you thinking about starting a food business with a favorite family recipe or maybe producing a value added product using vegetables from your garden? Join us at the Shoals Culinary Center (SCC) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6 p.m. … Continue reading


FREE Job Skills Training THE READY TO WORK PROGRAM COULD BE FOR YOU! Northwest-Shoals Community College can prepare you to be Career Ready with a FREE Workforce Development course which includes:   WorkKeys Certification Earn the National Career Readiness Certificate … Continue reading

“We are all about local jobs” RC&D Council and Entrepreneurial Center celebrate local foods

By Steve Wiggins | March 9, 2014 | Filed under: News Raison d’etre – The thing that is central to one’s existence. Literally, ‘reason for being‘. FLORENCE – Giles McDaniel, Executive Director of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, believes his Raison d’etre, it to help grow locally inspired businesses. And … Continue reading

What NOT to Do on Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a growing requirement of every potential or current employee. The amount of professional information that is shared through this social media site is massive and can open many doors into the business world; however, mistakes as simple as … Continue reading

Shoals SHRM Upcoming Events

SHRM March WORKSHOP Developing a Team Member Marriage: Creating an Engagement Culture the Daxko Way! Presented by Dawn Burke. PHR Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30a.m.-11:30 am Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:00a.m. Workshop begins at 8:30a.m. UNA East Campus, Room 104 … Continue reading

BuildSouth Award winners have been chosen

Ten contractors from across the Alabama AGC chapter are set to be honored with BuildSouth Awards at the sixteen annual banquet, Jan. 10 at The Club. Projects in 13 categories from Birmingham, to Dakar, Sengal were recognized by judges as … Continue reading

Small businesses will face challenges in 2014, but resources to help are available

The vast majority of small businesses in the U.S. took a financial hit during the Great Recession. For years, as the recession gripped the economy, the outlook for small business growth remained grim. But today, some five years later, small … Continue reading

The 4 Stages Of Disruptive Innovation

Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world, and hardly a moment passes when we are not thinking, doing, or talking about these topics. While I was speaking with some entrepreneurs recently on the topic, the question kept … Continue reading