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Grant to Fund AERN Expansion
Masingill, Addy, Patterson, Gov. Bentley, Byard
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.

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Fairy Tale Parties & Adventures
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.

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