Entries by Lori Connors

The Time is Right to Start a Small Business in Alabama

What a great time to start a business in Huntsville. Bolstered by a welcoming atmosphere and supported by a conducive business ecosystem, Northern Alabama is, by far, an entrepreneurial mecca. The Small Business Development Center at UAH recently presented a “Starting a Business in Alabama” workshop. Hosted at the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the […]

Regymen Fitness: Feel the Burn … and Afterburn

Ready to Burn, Box, and Build? Then, let’s get HLIT with High Level Intensity Training at Regymen Fitness in Times Plaza on South Parkway. Featuring a trailblazing method that’s guaranteed to disrupt any ho-hum workout routine, Regymen’s Burn-Box-Build consists of three programs in 90-minute intervals. Designed to challenge your body for muscle gain, calorie burn, […]

Annual BIG Marketing & PR Event Slated for Oct. 29

All local marketing and PR rock stars out there: Looking for new tools to sharpen your craft? Would you like to discover better ways to effectively promote a business venture while enjoying an opportunity to network with others in your wheelhouse? The seventh annual BIG Marketing & PR Event is where you want to be […]

Gold Sprint: A Tale of Bikes and Beans

Differentiation is in the details. With so many new tantalizing third-wave coffee hangs popping up in Huntsville, there’s only one that features a trike-riding stuffed raccoon that’s toting a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Add to that are felt pennants, elaborately designed skateboards, and a multitude of karate trophies. Gold Sprint Coffee + Bikes […]

New Manufacturing Technologies Helping Create the ‘Smart’ Factory

Manufacturing innovations such as Blockchain, Additive Manufacturing, and Augmented Reality are a few of the hot new technologies that were discussed at the recent Society of Manufacturing Engineers-National Defense Industrial Association Technology Interchange Symposium. Blockchain and Digital Thread According to Forbes, Blockchain offers manufacturing great potential to deliver business value through increasing operational transparency across […]

Alana Parker of Rocket City Drywall Wears Many Hats

A wearer of many hats, Rocket City Drywall owner Alana Parker shared her triumphs as well as her challenges to a packed house for a recent Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship series “Strong Coffee, Strong Women” breakfast at the Stovehouse. “I’m the president, but I’d like to say that I’m also the vice president, […]