This week, The Advertiser-Gleam spotlights Andrea Oliver, executive director of the Christian Women's Job Corps in Guntersville.
Tyson Foods announced that its Albertville and Gadsden facilities are increasing wages in their processing plant operations for hourly production workers at both plants, along with maintenance workers at the Gadsden facility. The wage increase is effective at both operations on September 5, 2021.
The Marshall County Economic Development Council announced that Laura Braswell, Director of Workforce Development, recently completed week one of the Intensive Economic Development Training Course, presented by Auburn University’s Government and Economic Development Institute (GEDI). The pro…
A big new program is coming to the Guntersville City Schools: The old Carlisle Park gym next door to Guntersville Middle School is being turned into a career tech center where both middle school and high school students can get a taste of manufacturing.
When married couple Jordan and Ansley Johnson lived in the North Georgia mountains years ago, they stumbled upon an olive oil store and just knew they were destined to open a similar one in Guntersville some day. That day has finally come.
The employees of AlaTrade now effectively own the chicken processing company where they work. A growth from the corporate culture Davis Lee created, his decision to create an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) makes AlaTrade – which provides jobs for about 1,800 people – one of the largest…
Alabama Farm Credit recently promoted Jim Tollison to regional vice president over its 11-county eastern territory. In this role he oversees the rural lending cooperative’s Albertville and Talladega branch offices.
The Aerospace States Association is an organization of state lieutenant governors, governor appointed delegates, state legislators, territorial and tribal government representatives and associate members from aerospace businesses, organizations, and academia. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth chai…
The board of directors of the Marshall County Economic Development Council and the Marshall County Manufacturers Association paid tribute to local manufacturing businesses at its 24th Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on May 13.
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is a well-known business around these parts. Often thought of as merely a scrapyard tucked away on many acres of Marshall County land, Progress Rail is much more than that.
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, whose operations include a large chicken processing plant in Guntersville, reported companywide net sales of $3.27 billion for the first quarter of 2021. They had net income of $100.2 million.
Ace Aeronautics, the aircraft refurbishing firm at the Guntersville Airport, issued this statement concerning its ongoing lease negotiations with the City of Guntersville:
BancorpSouth Bank has received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to complete its proposed mergers with National United Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of National United, and with FNS Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: FNSB), the parent company of FNB Bank.
Ad4! Group, a local advertising and marketing agency founded by Guntersville native Felicia Sparks, this week announce the addition of Hollie Beaver as partner. Hollie has been a part of the Ad4! Group team for four years as the director of content but will now rise to the level of partner t…
Shelves are stocked in preparation for the much-anticipated opening today (Wednesday) of the new Food City on U.S. Highway 431 in Albertville. The 54,000+ square foot supermarket marks the retailer's first location in Alabama.
Local manufacturer Kappler recently introduced a new protective suit designed for law enforcement officers who might encounter deadly hazardous materials during a response situation. Named DuraChem 500, the suit provides what is called CBRN protection, which stands for chemical, biological, …
Tyler Black, 27, of Swearengin near Grant has owned his own business, Black’s Tree Service, for about 6 years, starting it as a side gig and then turning it into his full-time job.
Starting a small business can be a challenge. There are a lot of questions to answer, you face a lot challenges, and of course there are a lot of new businesses that fail.
I am always inspired by people who want to start their own business. It’s not something I have ever had the desire to do myself. Or at least not until I hear someone’s story about how they took an idea, skill or passion and turned it into a beloved, honest-to-goodness money-making business.
Jacob Hollingsworth started his career in graphic design at age 17, thanks to a misunderstanding and a fake-it-till-you-make-it approach. Now, at 30, he owns Hollingsworth Shirt Co., a local shop that specializes in screen printing, graphic design and embroidery.
Leon Kennamer – known mostly simply as Leon – was one of Guntersville’s young businessmen of the past who had a renown career. His fame as a photographer actually extended far beyond the local area.
Businesses cater to consumers' every whim. As the world has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses play vital roles in daily life, and many effectively cater to their clients even when their facilities are closed to the public.
Opening a small business can be an exciting time in the life of an entrepreneur. Part of that excitement no doubt stems from the financial risks associated with opening a new business. Keeping that business growing and thriving takes effort, but the results can be rewarding.
Emma Jones was always interested in hair and makeup, but until recently, she never knew she would be able to make a living by following her dream and opening her own business, Studio E.
al.com, the statewide news website, just did a feature on Jessica Hanners and her Homecoming Café at South Sauty. Reporter Bob Carlton declared the out-of-the-way eatery “worth the trip, by car or boat.”
The following people were booked on these charges at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Please remember that a charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The arrests were by sheriff’s deputies unless otherwise noted.
A new face, along with lots of familiar faces, can be found at the new Guntersville Chevrolet dealership on top of the mountain right off of Highway 431.
The Marshall County Economic Development Council has rolled out a new 5-year plan for recruiting, growing and retaining industry in Marshall County. It’s called “Advancing Marshall County – One Vision, One Voice.”
Anytime someone wants access to an airfield from a piece of property outside the airport boundaries, they must have what is commonly called a “through the fence” agreement.