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History and helping with Birmingham icon, Dr. Jesse J. Lewis, Sr.

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Dr. Jesse J. Lewis through the years. Photo via Agency 54

Dr. Jesse J. Lewis, Sr. is a force to be reckoned with, as a World War II veteran, the first Black Alabama cabinet member, chairman of Agency 54, Birmingham Times Publisher Emeritus, and many more things. On February 25, Agency 54 hosted a “Conversation of Influence” with Dr. Jesse Lewis and Spire Energy’s Joe Hampton to discuss Lewis’s life, wisdom and new book, One Man’s Opinion: Together We Can Do This.

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6 Birmingham artists inspired by COVID to make incredible art

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Masks on, but make it art. Photo via Michael Acuff

It’s no secret Birmingham is brimming with talented creatives. And despite the state of the world over the last year, these six local artists have turned uncertainty into creativity—continuing to make art that inspires, educates and uplifts. Get to know them here.

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Here’s what made LAH Real Estate’s top performing agents successful last year

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LAH Real Estate agent Michael Thomason, who now heads up The Thomason Team, at the Award’s Ceremony in February 2020. Photo via LAH Real Estate

Speak to any agent from LAH Real Estate, and you’ll hear the same thing. LAH Real Estate is more than just a job—it’s a family. That’s why each year, the LAH Real Estate team puts together a list to highlight some of the firms top performing agents. We spoke with three of the top performing teams & individual agents to learn more about what it’s like to work for LAH Real Estate!

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5 men’s salons in Birmingham offering hot shaves, haircuts + more luxury services

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Find out where to get your perfect cut and other services in Birmingham. Photo via Unsplash

Finding the right salon for your perfect cut can quickly become a hairy situation, but these Birmingham men’s salons rank top among local reviewers. Comb through the services offered by local businesses and discover luxury level care, including facials, manicures and, of course, a great style.

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3 reasons why your small biz needs to know about Taylor Sales & Services

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In need of some soft serve equipment for your small business? Photo via Bham Now

Wish you could zap COVID-19 away? In need of a soft serve ice cream machine? Find out what these two things have to do with each other and why your small business needs to know about Taylor Sales & Services.

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Meet 7 Black women yoga teachers who love bringing yoga to all people

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Gloria Buie practicing yoga at The Shelby County Arts Center. Photo via Gloria Buie

Back in January, when we wrote about yoga studios in Birmingham, we learned about the growth of Black women yoga teachers in Birmingham. Nancy Rhodes, co-owner of Abundance Yoga, which offers free restorative yoga classes to Black women, introduced us to this vibrant community of teachers who are devoted to bringing the healing energy of yoga to all bodies.

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Welcoming entryways await you at these open houses Feb. 26-28

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 8 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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3332 SOUTHBEND CIR VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35216 (RealtySouth)

Open House: SOUTHBEND 02/28 14:00-16:00
3332 SOUTHBEND CIR
VESTAVIA HILLS,AL 35216
sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/1 half baths
$756000
For more info, contact Scott Perry at 205-281-0986 or email sperry@realtysouth.com


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Birmingham + Hoover area nationally ranked for positive small biz sentiments

It sure is nice to have these great local businesses in Bham. Photo via Bham Now

I’m sure you already know Birmingham loves small business—and it’s showing. The Census Bureau released their Small Business Pulse Survey and our Magic City ranked third nationally for strong, positive small business sentiment. Keep reading for the deets.

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6 years in the making—local business’ partnership with Ralph Lauren uplifts Birmingham

Alchemy, an upscale men’s store in Five Points South, recently partnered with Ralph Lauren after six years in the making. Photo via Ace Graham

We know Five Points South for its nightlife and award-winning restaurants. But when Ace Graham moved Alchemy to the neighborhood in 2018, it shook up the whole scene. The upscale men’s store’s most recent partnership with Ralph Lauren led me to learn more about the local business’ efforts to support Birmingham’s community and understand where our dollars really go when we buy local. (Spoiler: it’s good places!)

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Herd immunity: what you need to know from UAB’s Dr. Suzanne Judd

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UAB epidemiologist Dr. Suzanne Judd speaking on herd immunity. Photo via UAB

Have you heard about herd immunity? As the US continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, hope (and vaccines) are on the way. Keep reading to learn the latest from Dr. Suzanne Judd, an epidemiologist at UAB, about herd immunity in the US and Alabama.

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