For selling whiskey, a bootlegger’s story helps, but the proof’s in the bottle

Posted On January 17, 2020

How important is a good story to branding? It certainly doesn’t hurt. In a crowded marketplace for whiskey, a great story helps set Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey apart. May was a bootlegger who never sold a legal bottle in his life. But he was also an innovator who found a unique way to create […]

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How specialty milkshakes and a lot of work brought growth (and Mark Cuban) to The Yard

Posted On January 12, 2020

What does it take to win on Shark Tank? What does it take to create a successful business in the same space where others in the same industry have failed? Chelsea and Logan Green can answer both those questions. The owners of The Yard Milkshake Bar, our guests in the latest episode of “What’s Working […]

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The key to a happier new year: Gratitude

Posted On January 3, 2020

Gratitude is important. We have an entire holiday built around it (Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey, you know). But how many of us actually give thanks on a daily basis? As we come to the close of another holiday season, Christmas 2019 and New Year’s 2020, we stepped away from the workplace to look at […]

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The importance of zoos and doing one little thing to save the planet

Posted On December 30, 2019

Are zoos a good thing? Some people would tell you they aren’t, that they’re enclosing animals meant to live in the wild and putting them on display for our own entertainment. Joel Sartore would ask that you consider another angle. “The animals get abundant attention and care and they thrive and they breed,” said Sartore, […]

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How an ‘environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer’ is changing how we think about agriculture

Posted On December 17, 2019

How does an English major become a successful farmer? And how does a man who just wanted to see if he and his wife could subsist while farming his family’s land become an internationally renowned authority on regenerative, environmentally-friendly farming and ranching methods? Joel Salatin, our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with […]

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Managing an institution like the Grand Hotel means respecting tradition and creating memories

Posted On December 12, 2019

What does it take to manage a place that people love so much, they come back year after year? Scott Tripoli can tell you. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Tripoli is the general manager of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear, an institution on […]

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Catching back up with Eleven86: More than just selling water

Posted On December 3, 2019

Back in April, we met Marquis Forge, who left the automotive industry to answer a call from on high – a call to enter an industry he knew little about. Forge founded Eleven86 Water in Autaugaville, Alabama with a mission to help revitalize the town in which it’s produced. “This is a homegrown, bottled-at-the-source, state […]

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Logistics is more than moving cargo from Point A to Point B

Posted On December 1, 2019

Say a company wants to buy some marble from Italy for its new headquarters, or needs to get a new piece of equipment shipped from Germany. But it’s not in the import business and isn’t sure of the best, most efficient way to get its purchases shipped across the pond. That’s where a company like […]

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Travel agents aren’t going the way of the Dodo just yet

Posted On November 29, 2019

With the advent of online travel tools that allow you to book a flight, rent a car, schedule a tour and find a hotel or AirBNB, it would seem that travel agents would follow milkmen and full service gas station attendance into obsolescence. And yet, travel agents have survived. Our guest in a recent episode […]

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The therapeutic benefits of cannabis: science or voodoo?

Posted On November 26, 2019

Dr. Jan Roberts’ interest in cannabis began when she got shingles. The medication she’d been prescribed by her doctor wasn’t having the desired effects, and a friend suggested she try cannabis. “It was an ‘a-ha’ moment for me,” she says. “Oh my god, there’s something therapeutic here.” Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker who teaches […]

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