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Starting a Business in Alabama? Learn About CrowdFunding at One of 3 Seminars This Week

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, sponsored a crowdfunding bill signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Robert Bentley. Orr will participate in free crowdfunding seminars this week in Huntsville and Decatur. ( file photo)

North Alabama entrepreneurs and startups have an opportunity to attend one of three free crowdfunding seminars in Huntsville and Decatur this week.

Alabama’s new crowdfunding law, which allows someone looking to start a small business to raise up to $1 million toward their initiative, was signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley earlier this year.

The forums will explain the law and how to apply, provide information on raising capital and allow attendees to ask questions.

Here are the details on how to attend:

When: 4-5:30 p.m. today.

Where: Alabama Center for the Arts, 122 Second Ave., room 118, Decatur.

Presenters: Alabama Securities Commission Deputy Director Ed Reed will be the keynote presenter. Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, who sponsored the bill, and Republican Rep. Terri Collins, also of Decatur, will attend the meeting.

For more info: Call the Decatur Chamber at 256-353-5312.


When: 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, 225 Church St., Huntsville.

Presenters: Orr will host the meeting in the Chamber auditorium.

For more info: Call the Huntsville Chamber at 256-535-2089 or email


When: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Alabama A&M Wellness Center, 4011 Meridian St., Huntsville.

Presenters: Alabama Securities Commission Deputy Director Ed Reed will be the keynote presenter. Rep. Laura Hall and the Madison County Legislative Delegation will also take part in the seminar.

For more info: Call 256-539-5441.

August 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM, updated August 11, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Lucy Berry | By Lucy Berry |

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