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TROY senior finding success with her own café

Charmin Harvey, a senior criminal justice major, recently opened a smoothie cafe in downtown Troy.

Charmin Harvey, a senior criminal justice major, recently opened a smoothie cafe in downtown Troy.

Charmin Harvey kept hearing the same complaint from her fellow Troy University students: why doesn’t Troy, Alabama, have a restaurant focusing on smoothies?

In the fall of 2019, her senior year, Harvey decided to tackle that problem head-on, creating Sherman’s Smoothie Café, a place where TROY students and Troy residents alike can buy homemade fruit…

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Alabama Launchpad competition opening applications Tuesday

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama opens applications for its Cycle 4 Alabama Launchpad competition on Aug. 6. (graphic/EDPA)

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama opens applications for its Cycle 4 Alabama Launchpad competition on Aug. 6. (graphic/EDPA)

Area entrepreneurs will soon have a chance to compete for cash investments through Alabama Launchpad.

A program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), and hosted by Troy University for the coming cycle, Alabama Launchpad applications open on Aug. 6 for “Cycle 4” at Troy. The deadline for applications is Sept. 4.

“We’re committed…

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Hurricane relief and recovery webinar is free to attend at SBDC office

Hurricane Michael
 

Troy University’s Small Business Development Center and the Sorrell College of Business is hosting free attendance to a webinar aimed at businesses wishing to get active in hurricane relief and recovery activities.

The webinar begins at noon on Thursday, May 16 at the SBDC offices in the “IDEA Bank” building (formerly Regions Bank), located at…

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Abbeville students win scholarships at Youth Business Summit

Abbeville students present their business plan at the 2019 Youth Business Summit at the Dothan Campus.

Abbeville students present their business plan at the 2019 Youth Business Summit at the Dothan Campus.

More than 200 Wiregrass high school students participated Thursday in the third annual Troy University Youth Business Summit in Dothan, and two walked away with college scholarships.

Students from 13 schools attended workshops throughout the day, with some participating in competitions focused on different aspects of business.

Abbeville High School won the “Shark Tank”-style Business…

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