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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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Women in Entrepreneurship panel features Wiregrass business leaders

The panel starts at 6 p.m. in Sony Hall at Troy University's Dothan Campus.

The panel starts at 6 p.m. in Sony Hall at Troy University's Dothan Campus.

Troy University and the Entrepreneurship Council will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a Women in Entrepreneurship panel discussion featuring Wiregrass business leaders on March 20.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. in Sony Hall at TROY’s Dothan Campus and features four local entrepreneurs: Kelsey Barnard Clark of KBC Eatery, Catering, and Bakery; Precious…

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Nearly 200 attend first TROY Youth Business Summit

TROY's first Youth Business Summit brought Wiregrass high schoolers to the Dothan Campus for a day of workshops and competitions.

TROY's first Youth Business Summit brought Wiregrass high schoolers to the Dothan Campus for a day of workshops and competitions.

Nearly 200 Wiregrass high schoolers got a taste of the business world Thursday at Troy University’s first Youth Business Summit, held at the Dothan Campus.

The day-long event featured workshops, competitions and speeches by TROY faculty members, alumni and business leaders.

“The premise of the Youth Business Summit was to bring high school students to…

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