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7 winners & judges weigh in on updates to the Alabama Launchpad program

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We spoke with Will Bryant (right) and six other former winners & judges of the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

Over its 15-year history, the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition has helped promising Alabama startups launch their vision with their best foot forward. In fact, Alabama Launchpad is the most active early-stage seed fund investor in the entire state—awarding $5.6 million to 100 Alabama startups throughout the years.

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Fight those January blues with positive business news, open jobs + more

The sun is out and the rain is gone, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

While most of the last year seemed to both fly by and stand still at the same time, pandemic or not January is always a sluggish month. Not to worry, because we’ve got plenty of business news to perk you back up—whether it’s starting a new job search, checking out a new local business or virtually networking with new connections.

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Local Birmingham hospitals need to fill 100’s of openings now. Here’s how to apply

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Since COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, so has the need for healthcare workers. For those seeking jobs in fields like nursing and pharmacy techs, find out where you can find work in Birmingham while helping others during the pandemic

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Did you know United Way offers FREE tax assistance? Make life easier with only a few steps

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Judy Allen, Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at United Way of Central Alabama, showed us how to receive free help on our taxes. Photo via Judy Allen

You know how the famous Benjamin Franklin saying goes—there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. What if I told you there’s a third thing, too? Each year, you can get free tax assistance at United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA). Judy Allen, Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at UWCA, shows us how to get started.

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Looking for a job? gener8tor’s no-cost Upskilling Alabama program may be your next best step

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An Innovate Birmingham ThinkData Analytics Graduate presenting at Summer 2019 Demo Day. Photo via Innovate Birmingham

If you’re looking for a job in Alabama right now and you’re ready for something new, you’re in luck. Two big names in Birmingham’s tech scene have teamed up to create an awesome opportunity for just the right people: gener8tor’s new Upskilling Alabama program. Keep reading for all the details. 

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New study says Bham is the 9th worst city for active lifestyles. Here’s why we disagree.

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Black People Run, Bike, and Swim is changing the way Birmingham views exercise. Photo via Jerri Haslem

ABC News 33/40 published an article on a WalletHub study saying that Birmingham ranks as the ninth worst city to live in for an active lifestyle. Yikes. However, no one knows working out in Birmingham better than us. So what makes Birmingham a good city for active lifestyles? Read on to find out.

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Craving Thai? Here are 13 Birmingham Thai restaurants you’ll love

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One order of everything on the menu, please. Photo via Nori Thai and Sushi

Cold weather is the perfect time to grab Thai food—nothing’s more comforting than a bowl of pad thai or filling wontons, right? If you’re craving Thai food as much as I am, here are 13 Birmingham Thai restaurants + their recommended dishes.

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New office development is coming to the Innovation District

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A new office development is coming to a former Hibbett Sporting Goods in Innovation District. Photo via Bham Now

2021 is already bringing more revitalization to Birmingham, and we couldn’t be more excited! David Carrigan and Robert Crook of Ironvest Partners are leasing space on a new development named Ballast at the Switch, Birmingham’s innovation district.

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Brad Morton’s former Rotary Trail studio to become a 3-story office building

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A new three-story office building is in the works for Rotary Trail. Photo via CCR Architecture and Interiors

A team of local developers has big plans for their property along Rotary Trail. Once the site of local artist Brad Morton’s urban studio, the project is set to break ground in 2-3 months and bring more than 21,000 square feet of office space to the area.

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