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Alumnus, veteran advises students ‘just try it’ in starting businesses

Alumnus Mike Root's passion for bourbon led him to launch Copper Still Distillery, but his passion for entrepreneurship fuels his life.

Alumnus Mike Root's passion for bourbon led him to launch Copper Still Distillery, but his passion for entrepreneurship fuels his life.

COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop Troy University alumnus Michael Root from new business ventures across the country.

Root attended TROY from 2006 until 2014, earning three degrees along the way.

He double majored in sport management and criminal justice to obtain his two bachelor’s degrees and finished his career at TROY with a Master in Public…

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IDEA Bank is spurring student entrepreneurs in Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

Troy University students are growing their businesses through the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program and supported by the IDEA Bank.

For eight Troy University students, the IDEA Bank on the square in downtown Troy is an important building block for their start-up businesses.

The students – all part of the Troy Bank and Trust Entrepreneurship Program at Troy University – earn a minor in entrepreneurship and come from all academic majors, not just business-related ones….

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TROY student’s bakery satisfies sweet tooths

Lexii Hutchison is making her mark with Lexii's Nutty Creations, which specializes in desserts.

Lexii Hutchison is making her mark with Lexii's Nutty Creations, which specializes in desserts.

Although sophomore Alexis “Lexii” Hutchison isn’t a big fan of sweets herself, she’s known among TROY students for her sweet and savory desserts.

Hutchison, a native of Tallassee, Alabama, developed her love for cooking during her junior year of high school in an event planning course.

Hutchison’s final project was a baking contest called “Cupcake…

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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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