Hero Doughnuts will soon settle in an iconic Homewood establishment

Homewood, you are in need of a hero, but not just any hero, a sweet, warm, and fluffy one with all the delicious toppings.

Okay, a bit much, but how else could we express our excitement about Hero Doughnuts establishing its first Brick & Mortar in your growing downtown!

Hero Doughnuts in Homewood
via Hero Doughnuts Facebook Page

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Founder of Cool House Systems, Sonny Pickett, aims to solve the stress of incremental innovation in the lighting industry

Lighting may be one of the most taken for granted products in America. Whether manual switches, or automatic sensors, this product continues to innovate and become less noticeable, but quite expensive.

Cool House Systems, founded by Sonny Pickett, has created an innovative product to combat the major expense of reinstallation.

Sonny Pickett, Lumation presenting at 1MillionCupsBHM
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Local startup, GLOW, has secured funding to expand outside of Birmingham!

Last Tuesday, 9 startup companies presented their business models to investors, business professionals, media, and those excited about Birmingham’s startup eco-system.

Accordingly, GLOW app, founded by Yazmin and Jim Cavale, has incurred $250,000 of funding to expand into Nashville!

Demo Day - GLOW
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Big Spoon Creamery settles in Avondale, Birmingham reaffirmed as small business hub

Avondale continues to prove its truly revitalizing by providing Birmingham with a unique atmosphere and impeccable eating.

The tight knit community will soon receive a Bham food truck favorite turned Brick and Mortar – Big Spoon Creamery.

big spoon creamery cover photo
via Big Spoon Creamery

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Velocity Accelerator Demo Day – Birmingham’s entrepreneurial fire is fueled

April 18 was a special day for Birmingham’s startup “eco-system” which celebrated the presentations of nine companies which graduated from the Velocity Accelerator.

The so called, “Demo Day”, not only proved successful for these startup companies, but spoke volumes of our community support.

The entrepreneurs behind these wonderful 9 startups
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Birmingham’s first “Food Park” could get approval soon

Birmingham’s growth is attributed to many things. In particular, though, the food industry seems to stand out the most for our southern city/metro.

Within the foodie scene, our food truck culture is revving up, and the possible addition of the “Birmingham Food Park” could expand it even further.

Birmingham's first food truck park rendering
Rendering of the park via Birmingham Food Park

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Plans have changed for redevelopment of former Little Professor and Hatfield Auto location

This past fall, the former locations of Hatfield Auto and Little Professor, in Homewood, were bought by Michael Mouron of Capstone Properties for a new development.

According to the Homewood Star, plans have changed from simple retail parcels and parking spots, to a hotel and mixed-use development.

Redevelopment in Process
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