Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Construction underway on Madison baseball stadium

MADISON – With the announcement of the new baseball team’s logo and nickname on the horizon, construction is underway on the new Madison baseball stadium. The $46 million stadium will be located within the Town Madison development off of I-565, next to the new Zierdt Road Interchange. With a capacity of about 7,000 people, the […]

Sangoma acquires Digium for $28 million

Huntsville-based Digium has been purchased by Sangoma Technologies, the companies announced Friday. Digium, founded in 1999, is the creator of Asterisk, the most widely used open-source communication software in the world. Sangoma, based in Markham, Ontario, was founded in 1984 and provides unified communications for SMBs, enterprises, OEMs and service providers. Sangoma agreed Thursday to […]

25 Area Businesses Ranked Among Inc. 5000

  Fresh on the heels of the Huntsville Madison County Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards celebration, several local companies received news Wednesday they have joined an elite group. The annual Inc. 5000 list was unveiled and it included 25 Madison County small businesses. “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of […]

Small Business Awards celebration honors Huntsville’s best

Amidst a gala “Masquerade Ball” atmosphere of a masked audience in formal attire, the Huntsville Madison County Chamber celebrated the city’s entrepreneurial community in the 33rd annual Small Business Awards. Gary Bolton, the Chamber board chair and vice president of global marketing for Adtran, welcomed the crowd to Tuesday night’s affair. Hank Isenberg, Chamber vice […]

Credit unions ally to help fight ‘phone spoofing’

Don’t believe everything you hear and only half of what you see. And, today, that old saying is even more powerful, especially when it comes to scams and smartphones. You see, phone scammers are using software to mask their real identities by displaying a fake telephone number. It’s called “phone spoofing” and its used by scammers to mislead people […]

HudsonAlpha conference to bring top researchers to the Rocket City

The Rocket City will become Genome City when researchers gather here for the sixth annual Immunogenomics conference. Leading immunology and genomics researchers from around the globe will convene at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Oct. 1-3 for the conference. Immunogenomics lies at the intersection of immunology and genomics and explores the ways in which the […]

Main Street Alabama Team to Visit South Huntsville, seeks public input

  If you see “5 or 6 people bouncing around” south Huntsville over the next few days, there’s no need to call 911. Most likely it’s the resource team from Main Street Alabama doing research as part of its task of making recommendations for the UrbanMain Street South Huntsville program. Main Street Alabama began in […]

AEgis wins laser weapons contract

Huntsville-based AEgis Technologies has been awarded a $29 million contract for high-energy laser weapons. The contract, awarded by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, is to support the High Energy Laser Division of the SMDC Air & Missile Defense Directorate.   AEgis and its partners will conduct an array of high-energy […]

New Radiance Technologies facility ‘brings family back together’

There will be a family reunion when Radiance Technologies’ new headquarters is finished next year. At the company’s ground-breaking ceremony, Radiance President Bill Bailey said they were ‘bringing the family back together.” The employee-owned company will be housed in a 100,000 square-foot facility in Cummings Research Park bringing the 500-member “family” together from its current […]