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501(c)(3) Charity Recipient Named for 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Kids to Love has been named the 2019 501(c)(3) charity recipient for 2019. For this very special Best in Business Award, the current recipients area asked to nominate a non-profit organization they feel deserves this award. It is always difficult to decide on this, as our community has […]

Good Samaritan Hospice

Good Samaritan Hospice: The Shoulder Northern Alabama Leans on During Painful Times

Good Samaritan Hospice director Jim Pride, a former business owner and realtor, was asked by Janet Melton to come to work at her new company in 2009. And he did. “While I enjoyed the work, it wasn’t something I was passionate about,” Pride admitted. But then, something amazing happened. He had been working there for […]

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Fly Away Airport Parking: The Nashville Traveler’s Alternative

Did you know that the average driver anywhere around the world spends 20 minutes per trip trying to find a parking space?1 Sound familiar? Add to that the stress of having a plane to catch, and perhaps an entire family to corral, and it quickly becomes a recipe for anxiety attacks. But for Nashville business and leisure travelers, […]

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Monica Yother of MY Designs: What Happens When A Traditional Artist Turns Graphic Designer

The old adage, “Find what you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life” applies to MY Designs owner Monica Yother. From Huntsville’s Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Monica is hard at work in Studio 114—she might interject “hard at play”—helping start-ups with their brand identities, refining existing brands and marketing […]

The Cornerstone Initiative

Debbi Akers and Huntsville’s CornerStone Initiative: Walking With Those in Need

“Describing CornerStone to someone is often hard to do,” admitted Debbi Akers, the non-profit’s director. This social worker with a heart for missions spent 19 years at home raising her children and engaging in various local and global mission efforts. When her oldest two children approached college age, she knew she it was time to […]

State Farm

State Farm Agent Christina Smith Ushers In a Kindness Revolution

Six years ago, Christina Smith’s engineering career was long behind her. In January of 2010, she sat down for the first time behind the desk in her new Huntsville State Farm office, a newly minted agent, unsure of what to expect. She was thoroughly trained, competent, and ready to serve, having been appointed to this […]

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Granite Transformations in Nashville — The Remodelers for Homeowners Who Want Less Downtime

Granite Transformations franchise owners Bret and Kathy Foster admit it. Their company name may confuse some Nashville residents who think they’re “just another countertop company.” In truth, they’re so much more. They specialize in reducing the pain of kitchen and bath remodeling projects. They transform kitchens countertops and backsplash in as little as one day […]

Valley Title & Closing Services

Wendy Worley: The Heart and Soul of Huntsville Real Estate Closings

Surviving cancer—twice—has made Valley Title and Closing Services, LLC founder Wendy Worley’s focus on being even more present and in the moment to those around her. “My goals are not five years ahead. They’re every day,” she explained. “I want to continue servicing the clients as well as I do now. Always. I just want […]

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Legacy Homes: The Homebuilder Dream Team Delivers Exceptional Value

In the tech world, the phrase “user experience” is often mentioned, referring to how easy and pleasing a software or website is for the user. The same could be said for Legacy Homes, who have applied this high concept to homebuilding, giving their homeowners more functional, spacious, and comfortable living spaces, yet maintaining beautiful craftsmanship […]

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How the Moon Race Helped Richards Lighting Grow

It was the spring 1963. President Kennedy was still alive and the moon race was very much on. Richards Lighting founders Richard and Barbara Lapidus moved to Huntsville, AL from Birmingham and soon, the locals were witnessing a Richards Lighting-branded panel truck traveling back and forth between Birmingham and Huntsville. These were heady times. Engineers […]

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Lasting Impact of Kemps’ Mission Trips

Several times a year, you might not catch Greg or Paige Kemp when you call Kemp’s Flooring. If your message is urgent, you’ll need to travel down to the Baja peninsula of Mexico, and in particular, the tiny town of San Quintin, where you’ll find them helping the poor.   As members of the Mayfair Church […]

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Ned Dominick Wants to Keep Your Marriage Safe

If you’ve ever received an “NSFW” email, you know it’s one you shouldn’t be viewing at work. But what about a “NSFM” website – one that’s unsafe for your marriage? With more than 50% of married Americans–including 29% of women–viewing sexually explicit material online, not to mention 70% of children under age 10 accidentally stumbling […]

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Franklin Iron Works Owner Doug Mosley – “One Person Can Make a Difference”

Two to three times a month, Franklin Iron Works owner, ordained minister, and former police officer Doug Mosley makes the 70-mile round trip drive to a maximum security women’s prison in Tennessee. His mission? Prison ministry. A 2010 study showed 46% of people released from prison or jail in Tennessee were reincarcerated within three years’ […]

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On Veteran’s Day, Roscoe Brown Proudly Supports and Employs Our Troops

We’d like to begin today’s blog by personally thanking everyone out there who has served our country in the military, and we especially honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as their surviving families. “We treasure our freedoms because of these patriotic men and women of the U.S. military, said Norman Brown, Roscoe […]

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Builder Helps College Bound Students

  Over 1900 Middle Tennessee families call a John Maher Builders house their home. The company’s reputation is building, one house at a time. Building futures one student at a time is also the reputation Maher is known for in Williamson County. Academic and athletic excellence has always mattered to this builder, who has been […]

Tree Service

Tree service helps to grow community

Allen’s Tree Service Inc. (ATSI) has been providing Central Georgia with tree removal, tree trimming and stump grinding services since 1978. In that time, owner Caulion Allen has found ways to grow not only his business, but the Christian community, as well. From the start of his career, Allen desired to reflect Christ in the […]