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Beyond Rockets

As Huntsville AL is primarily known for being the Rocket City because of its close association with the US Space Missions but Huntsville is so much more than that Huntsville is home to many high-tech companies, entrepreneurs involved in interesting startups, talented creatives, and much much more. My goal is to introduce you to some of these individuals that are taking Huntsville Beyond the Rocket.

Ashanti Ortega, the founder of MASH Huntsville, discusses her journey as a content creator and social media manager. Growing up in Huntsville, she initially thought she would pursue a career in engineering but realized her passion for creativity. She was inspired by her mother, who was a YouTuber and learned about the behind-the-scenes of content creation. Ashanti saw the need for a creative community in Huntsville and decided to stay and build her career there. She talks about the changing landscape of content creation, the impact of social media strategies, and the challenges of creating engaging content in a short...
Published on: 2024-07-15
By Clark Dunn
Leah Farrow, owner of Arcadia Tattoo Huntsville, shares her journey of becoming a tattoo artist and opening her studio. She got an apprenticeship in New Jersey and worked tirelessly to improve her skills. After moving back to Huntsville, she opened her private studio, Arcadia Tattoo, which quickly grew to include nine artists. She recently expanded to a larger space and continues to learn and grow as a business owner. Arcadia Tattoo Huntsville is a successful tattoo and piercing studio that focuses on maintaining high standards of cleanliness, quality, and service.Arcadia Tattoohttps://arcadiatattoohuntsville.comhttps://www.instagram.com/arcadiatattoohuntsvilleSponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to...
Published on: 2024-07-08
By Clark Dunn
Neil Lamb, President of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses his journey to HudsonAlpha and the growth and impact of the institute. The conversation explores the vision of HudsonAlpha and its role in the growth of Huntsville, Alabama. It also delves into the expansion of HudsonAlpha's model to other areas, such as the Wiregrass region, and the focus on research, economic development, and education. We also discuss the unique model they have with associate companies that work alongside the institute.Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in...
Published on: 2024-06-17
By Clark Dunn
Matt Wake, an entertainment writer, shares his journey from being a musician to becoming a music journalist in Huntsville. He talks about growing up in Huntsville and his early interest in sports and music. It covers the rise and fall of music venues, the impact of Orion Amphitheater, and the growth of the music scene in recent years. Matt discusses his experience working for various publications, including Valley Planet, Clemson Life, and LA Weekly. He also talks about the challenges of the journalism industry and the importance of diversifying his portfolio. The conversation explores the transition from print to digital...
Published on: 2024-06-03
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on May 30 - June 6!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville....
Published on: 2024-05-30
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on May 23 - 30!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville. ReLogic...
Published on: 2024-05-23
By Clark Dunn
Published on: 2024-05-20
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on May16- 23!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville. ReLogic is excited...
Published on: 2024-05-16
By Clark Dunn
Alex Hendrix, a local singer-songwriter and artist hospitality manager at the Orion Amphitheater, discusses her journey and experiences in the music industry. She talks about her passion for supporting local businesses and ensuring their survival during the pandemic. Alex shares how she transitioned from being the office manager to handling artist hospitality at the Orion. She highlights the importance of providing a unique and memorable experience for artists and the community. Alex also discusses her own music career and upcoming EP, which explores a new sound and genre....
Published on: 2024-05-15
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on May 9 - 16!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville. ReLogic...
Published on: 2024-05-09
By Clark Dunn
Chandra Medellin, owner of The Fitzgerald, shares her journey of starting a Pilates studio in Huntsville. She talks about her background in graphic design and retail, and how she fell in love with Pilates while working at Anthropologie. Chandra explains how the idea for The Fitzgerald was born and the process of finding a space for the studio. She discusses the challenges of managing people and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for clients. Chandra also shares her plans for the future, including expanding the schedule and potentially opening another location.TakeawaysStarting a business requires passion and a clear vision of...
Published on: 2024-05-06
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on May 2 - 9!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville. ReLogic...
Published on: 2024-05-02
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on April 25 - May 2!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville....
Published on: 2024-04-25
By Clark Dunn
What's Happening in Huntsville on April 18 - 25!! We hope you are enjoying this series as much as we are. If you are a business owner yourself and would like me to talk about events that you are putting on just send me a message I would love to hear from you.  Be sure to join our mailing list at beyondrockets.com to get early access to the events we are excited about. Our Presenting SponsorReLogic is an Engineering, Aerospace, and Technology company dedicated to solving our Nation’s toughest defense problems while investing in the bright minds of Huntsville. ReLogic...
Published on: 2024-04-18
By Clark Dunn
Emily Woods shares her journey of starting a business during the pandemic and offers insights into determining pricing for services, taking messy action, and leveraging the power of social media. She also discusses the importance of building a team and managing finances as a small business owner. In this conversation, Emily Claire Woods discusses her journey as an entrepreneur and the advantages of entrepreneurship over a traditional 9 to 5 job. She emphasizes the importance of embracing alternative paths and not being afraid to pursue something different. Financial management is highlighted as a crucial aspect of running a business, with...
Published on: 2024-04-15
By Clark Dunn