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Alabama cookie maker misses shot at Super Bowl commercial

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="425"] Selma Good founder Robert Armstrong makes a batch of G Momma's cookies at a family cabin on the Alabama River near Selma. (Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com).[/caption] Selma entrepreneur Robert Armstrong is out of the running in a nationwide contest for a free Super...

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NASA business and education outreach program visiting Mobile

A seminar focused on connecting local small businesses with NASA is also a chance for the space exploration agency to visit Mobile as part of a community outreach effort next week, officials said Friday. Aside from Wednesday's event at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile...

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Startup Sun Charge Systems eyes solar solution for mobile world

CLEVELAND, Alabama – In the workshops at Hornsby Steel, hulking machines bend and curve steel plates, pipes and rods to the exacting specifications of architects and builders. And it's the Blount County firm’s manufacturing know-how that's at the heart of a new venture that...

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U.S. SEC approves new crowdfunding rules

U.S. securities regulators approved new crowdfunding rules on Friday, allowing start-up companies to raise money from mom-and-pop investors over the internet. Private companies were previously allowed to solicit only accredited investors - those with a net worth of at least $1 million, excluding the...

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From barbecue to banking, here are the 2015 Small Business Awards winners

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="439"] Golden Flake Snack Foods won Legacy Business of the Year. Photo by: Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com[/caption] The winners of the Birmingham Business Alliance's 2015 Small Business Awards ranged from barbecue to law firms. The awards were presented Tuesday night at the...

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Robert F. Scherer named interim dean for UAH College of Business Administration

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="246"] Dr. Robert F. Scherer, Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration[/caption] The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Christine Curtis announced the appointment of Dr. Robert F. Scherer as Interim...

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Mobile Chamber Connects Local Businesses to NASA

Local companies have a chance to earn business from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and/or its subcontractors. The agency alone spent approximately $1.8 billion with direct and indirect contractors last year. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will host a NASA...

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