This Birmingham business just invested $16 million to make recyclable takeout containers

There’s good news for green business here in Birmingham, as a local company moves away from Styrofoam food packaging to a more eco-friendly alternative.

A joint venture between a consumer-packaging company called Sonoco and a recycled-fiber packaging company called Cascades are putting big bucks into its Birmingham-based plant, and the new water-based product that they’re manufacturing means additional jobs, too. About 20, according the Birmingham Business Journal.

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UAB named as 2017 Green Ribbon School

UAB definitely knows a thing or two about environmental education and reducing environmental impact. That is why they were honored as one of three 2017 Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Thanks to the 20 Midtown Publix more “game changing” development on the way

Ward Neely, with SRS Real Estate Partners, has proclaimed Southside to be “arguably the hottest area of town,” and he is backing that statement up with a new development.

Neely, along with Dick Schmalz and Scott Bryant, plan to tear down the old High Point Lounge and renovate The Merienda Lounge next door.

The move coincides with their recent work involving 20 Midtown.

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5 Bham Restaurants that do delivery

Thanks to Grubhub, some of your favorite restaurants are now only a click away from a fast delivery to your go-to spot. Whether you are relaxing at home or hanging out with friends, you can use their app or website to order a variety of Bham dining spots.

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David Knight – CEO of Knight Eady – joining Prestigious Entrepreneurial Program

David Knight, CEO of Birmingham-based Knight Eady – a local sports marketing firm – has been chosen to participate in The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

One of the nation’s most prestigious entrepreneurial programs, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 7,700 small business owners and has reached businesses from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

Since its founding, alumni of the 10,000 Small Business program have achieved immediate and sustained growth.

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Dr. Edwin Bridges captures Alabama’s deep history in new book

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Alabama: The Making of an American State. by Dr. Edwin C. Bridges

After leading Alabama’s Department of Archives and History for more than thirty years, Dr. Edwin C. Bridges lets us into a big secret: Alabama’s powerful and dramatic history is often overlooked by those of us living in it.  But, his new book is aiming to change that.

In Alabama: The Making of an American State, Bridges paints a clear picture of Alabama’s historical details, weaved with stories and archival points of interest along the way.

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party @Books-A-Million in Brookwood Village – This Saturday March 4th!

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Grab your Whos, your Grinch, your Thing One and Thing Two, Books-A-Million is celebrating a birthday and a wants a guest no other than YOU!

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Books-A-Million at Brookwood Village is throwing a birthday bash for the creator himself.  Quick, what is Dr. Seuss’ real name?  Find out including other fun facts below. Continue reading “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party @Books-A-Million in Brookwood Village – This Saturday March 4th!”

Small Business Monday – Spotlight On Club Duquette

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Morgan, Tennessee and Duquette Johnston
Club Duquette, located at 17 55th Place South, is one of Woodlawn’s newest businesses. The shop, which opened in late September 2016, is owned and operated by it’s namesake, Duquette Johnston and his wife, Morgan.   They’ve lived in East Lake for almost a decade, with Duquette having made music in Woodlawn for almost as long.  The newest member of their business team is their three-year-old son, Tennessee Wolf.

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Snap, crackle, pop®! The Nature Conservancy bringing back Alabama’s longleaf pine forest with fire

Have you ever listened to a bowl of Rice Krispies ®  after you pour milk on top of it?

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Last week, Bham Now got to witness  a controlled burn “lit” by The Nature Conservancy in Alabama (TNC) on the Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve . Continue reading “Snap, crackle, pop®! The Nature Conservancy bringing back Alabama’s longleaf pine forest with fire”