Announcements / Upcoming Events
Attend the 2016 Data Conference offered by the Alabama State Data Center! Learn about using key Census demographic and economic data tailored to small business owners and get training on accessing pertinent data necessary for thriving in a competitive business environment.
Grant to Fund AERN Expansion
AERN has been awarded a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to expand its work in Alabama's Black Belt. Mary Patterson, Project Director, and Dr. Sam Addy, Associate Dean for Economic Development Outreach, Culverhouse College of Commerce, attended the awards announcement in Montgomery on September 17. The project, Training and Innovating Delta Entrepreneurs, will add seven additional Delta counties to the AERN network. Pictured, left to right: Christopher A. Masingill, DRA Federal Co-Chairman; Dr. Sam Addy, Associate Dean for Economic Development Outreach, Culverhouse College of Commerce; Mary Patterson, AERN Director; Governor Robert Bentley; Jim Byard, Jr., ADECA Director.
Ribbon Cutting Held for the Hale County AERN Center
After much planning and engagement with local entrepreneurs, AERN held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for its Hale County Entrepreneurial Center on February 25, 2015 in the HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization) office in Greensboro with HERO Executive Director Pam Dorr hosting the event. Read more.
Spotlight on Business
After taking her grandson to Disney World for his 5th birthday, Vella Rogoski imagined creating a business in Alexander City that would bring a piece of this magic to the lives of local children on their birthdays without the requirement of travel. Read more.