Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham

Shop Small Biz Saturday
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There’s something more going on this Saturday other than the big game! It’s Small Business Saturday!  With the rallying cry of Shop Small!, the event was first introduced Nov. 27, 2010, by American Express, in partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a counter event to Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Continue reading “Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham”

Birmingham Venture Club’s annual meeting will feature John S. Jemison Venture Award and the 2017 Spark Match Competition

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The Venture Club’s 32 Annual Meeting will give attendees a huge opportunity to network with high profile entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders as well as with economic development leaders at the Sheraton Birmingham on Dec. 7 at 10:30 am – 1:00 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the Birmingham Venture Club websiteContinue reading “Birmingham Venture Club’s annual meeting will feature John S. Jemison Venture Award and the 2017 Spark Match Competition”

Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday

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Amazing Meals on Wheels Volunteers

A meal can change a life. That’s the lesson Jimy George and Franke Browne, two Alabama Power employees, have learned as volunteers for United Way of Central Alabama’s Meals on Wheels program.   Continue reading “Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday”

Dining out with Comedienne Joy kicks off first food bus tour through Birmingham

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Comedienne Joy is known for her work as a clean comedian, but did you know she also is a food vlogger with a TV show called Dining Out with Comedienne Joy? She began her TV show, when Joe Lockett of the Joe Lockett Radio Show mentioned to her that she should vlog about the restaurants she visits. She began the TV show last January and things have only taken off from there. Continue reading “Dining out with Comedienne Joy kicks off first food bus tour through Birmingham”

Julia Wesley has served customers at Adamson Ford for 44 years

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Forty-four years ago Julia Wesley’s brother called her after he bought a car from Adamson Ford, in Birmingham, and told her that the dealership was looking for a receptionist and that she should put in an application for the job.

Julia told her brother that she would think about it. Continue reading “Julia Wesley has served customers at Adamson Ford for 44 years”

Dreamland BBQ hits it out of the park with its amazing new Dreamtruck menu

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Betsy McAtee, CEO and President of Dreamland and Dreamtruck Chef Angela Schmidt

Birmingham foodies and food truck enthusiasts now have dreamy options when it comes to street food. The new Dreamland BBQ inspired international food truck menu served from the Dreamland Dreamtruck was a hit with over 100 people who got to sample the menu last night at the Homewood Community Center. Continue reading “Dreamland BBQ hits it out of the park with its amazing new Dreamtruck menu”

Birmingham is on fire when it comes to commercial real estate development

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Lots of Development Going On Birmingham

More than 100 commercial realtors from around town got the opportunity to see some of the hot new Birmingham commercial real estate properties currently, or about to be, under construction.

Hosted by the Birmingham Commercial Realtor Council at Moonshine Birmingham, the top of the Elyton Hotel was a no brainer location! Continue reading “Birmingham is on fire when it comes to commercial real estate development”

Birmingham Innovator: Aviate owner’s motto is ‘Play Hard. Travel Often’

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Photo by Kara Kennedy

I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?

The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate  in 2015.  And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.

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Why Amazon should take a chance on Birmingham

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Why wouldn’t Amazon choose Birmingham for its HQ2? To me, the choice is a no-brainer. Birmingham today is nothing like the Birmingham of just a short 10 years ago. I know a number of people say we have a snowball’s chance, but I for one am a believer that Amazon could thrive in the Magic City. Continue reading “Why Amazon should take a chance on Birmingham”

Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back

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SECRETS TO ADAMSON FORD’s SUCCESS

For almost 100 years, since opening their doors in 1918, Adamson Ford has represented Ford Motor Company in the Birmingham area. Find out some secrets to their success. Continue reading “Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back”

Opening this Thursday. An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age

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A Comedic Look at Women Over 50

You and your mama don’t want to miss this! A new comedic show An Invisible Woman ~ The disappearing act of a 50-year old! opens Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Written by and starring comedic entertainer Sunny Brown, the show explores the ways society tries to make women of a certain age fade from view, just as they begin to find themselves again. Continue reading “Opening this Thursday. An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age”

Designing Women Featured at Birmingham’s Antiques at The Gardens

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Wouldn’t you like to interact with some of the most well known women designers at this year’s ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ event? You will have your opportunity with the Antiques in The Gardens Designing Women panel discussion.

Designing Women – Saturday, Oct. 7

Karen Carroll of Flower magazine will lead a panel discussion and luncheon with Vine Garden Market, Charlotte Lucas, Liz Carroll and Paloma Contreras at 11:30 am.

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Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6

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Money Raised through ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ Provides Educational Opportunities for Children

It’s that time again, time for one of the most exciting events held in the Birmingham area every year, ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.   This annual event Oct. 5-7 is the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6”