Birmingham native April Benetollo named CEO of Momentum

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April Benetollo, newly named CEO of Momentum.

After Momentum founder Barbara Royal’s retirement in August, the Momentum Board of Directors has selected April Benetollo as the new CEO after a two-month search.

A Birmingham native and Momentum graduate, April Benetollo has the necessary skills, passion, and vision to drive Momentum forward.

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Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine

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Big things are always happening in Birmingham. From a world-praised culinary scene and incredible art museums and galleries to unique, locally-owned shops and more, something new is always taking shape before our eyes. Birmingham has always been several steps ahead of most cities in the state of Alabama, and while locals have always known about the many treasures this town has to offer, the world is finally starting to truly take notice and realize, hey, that place is really cool! Continue reading “Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine”

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”

Birmingham furniture maker Alabama Sawyer wins Garden & Gun Made in the South prize

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Alabama Sawyer, a Birmingham furniture company wins Garden & Gun’s 2017 Made in the South Award. Alabama Sawyer received the “Home” category award and also the “Overall” category award, which carries a $10,000 prize.

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The Junior League of Birmingham Market Noel supporting 35 local charities

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The Junior League of Birmingham is holding Market Noel at the Findley Center in Hoover, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last night Bham Now took a special Facebook Live tour of The Junior League of Birmingham annual Market Noel shopping event at the Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex.

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Influencer and Edify Online Corp. take home $150,000 at Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

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 Influencer and Edify Online Corp. won a total of $150k last night at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition.  Talk about rollin’ in the dough. Read what you missed out on here!

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Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater

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Highlands Bar and Grill. Photo via Trip Advisor.

Highlands Bar and Grill, located in Birmingham’s Five Points Southside neighborhood, has been selected as one of the 38 best restaurants in America for 2017 by influential food and dining website, Eater. This makes two years in a row that Highlands has received the honor. Continue reading “Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater”

Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store

 

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Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift Store. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Do you love to hunt for treasure? Want to find a designer coat for a couple of bucks or vintage vinyl? What if you knew that every penny goes to help needy Birmingham residents? Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift, tells us all about this Woodlawn gem in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store”

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon hits Birmingham shelves November 13

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Nov. 13 – Today marks the day that whiskey connoisseurs around Alabama have been waiting for. Beginning at 9 a.m, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection will officially be hitting ABC store shelves. But fans of the spirits have to act quick, because it will only be available for one day at select locations.  Continue reading “Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon hits Birmingham shelves November 13”