Who are all these people moving downtown?

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Birmingham’s building boom continues to send ripples of construction activity throughout the downtown area and nearby neighborhoods. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the housing market, as numerous new condominiums, apartment complexes and mixed-use developments have popped up throughout the city center over the past few years.

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Rotary Club of Birmingham is set to welcome third female president in the organization’s 104-year history

For those who became familiar with “Rotary” only after the recent opening of Birmingham’s Rotary Trail, it should be known that the influence of the organization behind that name extends far beyond this half-mile length of land. As in, around-the-world far.

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Books-A-Million continues to thrive in the digital age

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Terry Finely, CEO, Books-a-million

A person has to be tough to make it to 100, and the same is true for companies. No business survives for a century without handling numerous challenges and setbacks along the way. Books-A-Million, which was founded in 1917 in Florence and is now headquartered in Birmingham, is one of those companies that has made it to the big 1-0-0. Continue reading “Books-A-Million continues to thrive in the digital age”

Terri Williams answers the call for AT&T Alabama

Terri Williams has worked for AT&T-Alabama for 14 years. Despite her outfit, her job doesn’t require climbing telephone poles.

Terri Williams watches her hearing-impaired brother-in-law communicate effortless by texting or using sign langue through video chat, and she can’t help but marvel at the amazing times in which we live.

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Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park

Vulcan Park
Groundbreaking will be held Friday for the Kiwanis Centennial Park/Vulcan Trail. A project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham.

Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club has had a visible impact on the city over the past century. Take a look at what they’re doing now to the Vulcan Trial Park. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park”

Condoleezza Rice discusses Democracy at Brookwood Books-A-Million

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Birmingham native Condoleezza Rice signed approximately 200 copies of her new book, Democracy, Monday at Books-A-Million.

Condoleezza Rice sat down with Bham Now for a q&a on her stop in Birmingham today.  The former U.S. Secretary of State was back in her hometown of Birmingham, signing copies of her new 486-page book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, at the Brookwood Village location of Books-A-Million.

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Historic BEBCO building to be renovated

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Ward Neely and SRS Real Estate Partners plan to renovate the historic BEBCO building on Second Avenue South, via Kristina O’Quinn.

Yet another historic Birmingham building is about to undergo renovation.  A development group led by Ward Neely, of SRS Real Estate Partners, plans to renovate the BEBCO facility on Second Avenue South between 22nd and 23rd Street. Continue reading “Historic BEBCO building to be renovated”