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GATR Technologies wins big contract

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="436"] GATR Inflatable SATCOM Terminals[/caption] Huntsville based GATR Technologies is moving up in the world of Defense Contracting. The company is known for its round inflatable satellites which have been in use for a few years now but a new duo...

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$50,000 Launchpad prize will help north Alabama startup grow in 2016

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="429"] Jeff Hammock, founder and chief executive officer of MechOptix in Huntsville. MechOptix won $50,000 to further advance its automatic brake lamp that protects cyclists from rear-end collisions. (Courtesy)[/caption] A $50,000 prize from Alabama Launchpad will allow one Huntsville entrepreneur and...

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Big Break: Small Businesses Looking for Annual Tax Deduction

Small businesses are close to getting a permanent half-million-dollar tax break when they buy equipment like cars, computers and machinery. But tax pros say owners should crunch some numbers before claiming the big deduction. An agreement that was reached in Congress this week and...

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Alabama business owner wins $25,000 through national Wells Fargo contest

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="449"] Courtney Fitchard, CEO of Clean Supreme. (Courtesy)[/caption] A Huntsville business owner and veteran is one of only five U.S. winners who will receive a $25,000 prize from the Wells Fargo Works Project contest. Courtney Fitchard, CEO of Clean Supreme, will...

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Made In Alabama’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

You already know that all kinds of great products are made in workshops, factories, studios and kitchens across Alabama. Even better, many of them make perfect gifts for the special ones on your holiday shopping list. Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide highlights the creativity...

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North Alabama startup companies win $190,000 in Launchpad competition

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="432"] Vital Metrix CEO Alton Reich poses for a picture with his $100,000 check. Photo by Travis Leder[/caption] It was a big day for four startups at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Thursday at Lincoln Mill in Huntsville. Companies from Huntsville,

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Meet the advisory board of Bham’s leading tech training initiative

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="379"] The Innovation Depot | Photo by Bob Farley[/caption] The software development training course Depot/U that started at Innovation Depot earlier this year has created a 10-member advisory board of current and former business executives from around Birmingham. The board’s mission...

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Meet the advisory board of Bham’s leading tech training initiative

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="432"] The Innovation Depot | Photo by Bob Farley[/caption] The software development training course Depot/U that started at Innovation Depot earlier this year has created a 10-member advisory board of current and former business executives from around Birmingham. The board's mission...

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Chamber moves ahead on business incubator

The Alexander City Chamber discussed negotiations that will allow it to move into and establish a small-business incubator in the now-vacant USAmeriBank operations building just off U.S. Highway 280 at its monthly meeting Tuesday in First Baptist Church’s Fireside Room. “We’re working with our...

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