As the temperatures and humidity continue to rise in Alabama, Tuscaloosa residents can now cool off with a snow cone from the new Sno Biz Tuscaloosa.

"It's something I have always wanted to do," said Kam Swift, Owner of Sno Biz Tuscaloosa. "I started out as a reseller, selling shoes and I wanted to take it up a notch."

Swift, 22, is an alumnus of Paul W. Bryant High School, where he played basketball for the Stampede. After graduating in 2016, he would then go on to play basketball for Iowa Central Community College, before coming back to Tuscaloosa to start his career as an entrepreneur.

Swift (left) serves a customer on a hot summer day. Photo by James Benedetto.
Swift (left) serves a customer on a hot summer day. Photo by James Benedetto.

"I just always wanted to be my own boss and be an example for the kids behind me," Swift said. "A lot of people don't think certain successes are obtainable and there's not a lot of people that want to stick around and try to help people build their own businesses."

Swift said his Sno Biz food truck has been open for about two weeks and that they have "finally gotten [the business] off the ground," following setbacks arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Swift and his staff wear masks and gloves while serving customers to reduce the spread of the virus.

Sno Biz Tuscaloosa can be found on Instagram and Facebook, where they post regular updates on where the truck is headed next.

"[I wanted] to show that with hard work it's possible and you don't have to [be uncertain,]" Swift said. "Just push through."

For more information about Sno Biz Tuscaloosa, check out their Facebook page here.

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