Entries by Lori Connors

Sitdown with Success: Straight to Ale’s Bruce Weddendorf

(Sitdown with Success is a regular feature of the Huntsville Business Journal on entrepreneurs and their keys to success. This month’s subject is Bruce Weddendorf who helped revolutionize the craft-brewing industry in Huntsville and the state.) Just four short weeks before COVID- 19 became everyone’s daily reality, Huntsville City Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed Feb. 14 […]

Area Coffee Shops Brew Up New Concepts to Stay in Business

In the looming shadow of COVID 19, local coffee establishments have been persevering; making “nip and tuck” adjustments, as necessary. Some have scaled back their hours along with their menus; some have reduced staffing hours or have furloughed staff. Others have added online merchandise sales to help keep their businesses and their talented crew afloat. […]

Area Hospitality Industry Weathering COVID-19 Storm

It officially began with a health order from the state March 20. That’s when all on-premise consumption of food and beverages in restaurants and bars had been officially banned. Then, Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Stay at Home order” followed on April 4 thus further delineating “essential” versus “nonessential” businesses. One thing that is certain since COVID-19 […]

Cybersecurity Certification and Intellectual Property: ‘Only Information is Misinformation, Right Now’

Intellectual property is a company’s most valued asset. Unfortunately, it is also what cybercriminals are hoping to catch on their on their next phishing trip in Hacker’s Pond. It’s a business’s biggest nightmare at worst; a major inconvenience at best. When dealing with government agencies, the risk is even greater. To that end, the Department […]

Avilution Breaks Ground on Avionics Facility

Avilution recently broke ground at Huntsville International Airport for its facility to produce groundbreaking avionics software. “We are really excited to be here, celebrating Avilution – and the groundbreaking technology that will transform the aviation industry,” said Rick Tucker, CEO of the Port of Huntsville. “Huntsville International Airport is proud to be home to Avilution,” […]

Strong Coffee, Strong Women Series: Sonia Robinson Shares her Journey

“Strong Coffee, Strong Women,” The Catalyst’s widely popular breakfast and networking event, features inspirational stories from successful businesswomen that focus on professional growth and successfully overcoming challenges along the way. This particular event was no exception as Sonia Robinson, a breast cancer survivor and the executive director at BIO Alabama, spoke to a sold-out, standing-room-only crowd. Robinson […]