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Zooming Toward the Top: The Catalyst Center Honors Top Entrepreneurs

What a difference a year has made. At this time last year, the Stone Event Center at Campus 805 was packed to capacity for the fifth annual Entrepreneurial Awards ceremony. This year, social distancing and masking up has presented new challenges to the big celebration. Or, perhaps, it has created new opportunities for honoring North […]

IBHS Launches Severe Weather Preparedness Guide for Small Businesses

Recognizing the vital role small businesses play in thriving communities, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has released a guide to help small businesses prepare for severe weather.  The guide, Thunderstorm Ready-Business, applies years of scientific research from IBHS in a step-by-step procedure to aid small business and commercial building owners better understand […]

Construction to Start on 5-Story Bank Independent HQ in Huntsville’s ‘Living Room’

Downtown Huntsville continues to evolve and today there is a new addition to the skyline. Or, rather, in the words of Mayor Tommy Battle, Huntsville’s “living room.” Bank Independent and Prince Holdings broke ground Thursday for a five-story office building – 225 Holmes Avenue. The 77,000 square-foot building will include office space and ground-floor retail […]

Shaken, not Stirred: Oscar Moon’s Milkshake Bar Opening at Stovehouse

In a year when we’re all yearning for simpler, sweeter, times, Oscar Moon’s milkshake bar will serve up frozen treats and a nostalgic experience straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The shake shop/vintage soda fountain/milkshake bar is slated to open in the spring in Stovehouse, the company announced Monday. With names such as “The […]

State of Madison County is ‘Strong … on Solid and Steady Ground’

Despite a crippling pandemic, Madison County was able to sustain growth and success in 2020, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong said in the annual State of the County Address. Strong spoke Wednesday to members of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the accomplishments of 2020 and looking forward to 2021. The […]

Athens Area Housing Sales Jump 39% from November to December

ATHENS — It seems everywhere you look, today, sales of homes are skyrocketing. And Athens is riding that rocket, too. According to the latest monthly report from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, home sales (single-family and condos) in Athens and Limestone County were up 39.3 percent from November to December last year. ACRE said […]