Now through December 24th at Alabama Outdoors. Donate a jacket get 15% off a new one.

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Jenny Nickoli, Manager of the Alabama Outdoors Homewood store, photo by Pat Byington

Do you have a jacket in the closet that’s not getting much use?  Take it to your nearby Alabama Outdoors before December 24.   You’ll get 15% off a new jacket and they’ll donate your old one to a local charity.

This year’s annual holiday Jacket Drive at Alabama Outdoors is especially meaningful for Homewood store manager Jenny Nickoli and her family.

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Small business Monday – Spotlight on Reed Books

Have some holiday shopping to do?  For anyone?  Of any age?  In any price range?  Head over to Reed Books and The Museum of Fond Memories!  He’s got everything from that Peanuts lunchbox you’ve been looking for to ancient medical texts.  Vintage Santas and comics and every book genre you can imagine!  Jim Reed tells us about his treasures and why books are his friends in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday.

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Jim Reed, owner of Reed Books. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham

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The holiday season is a time for giving. In fact, more charitable donations are made at the end of the year than any other time. A great way to kick start the giving season is by participating in #GivingTuesday – an annual “Day of Giving” event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham”

Time Inc. owner of Birmingham’s Southern Living, sold to Meredith Corp.

Time, Inc. sold to Meredith. AP Photo/Richard Drew.

On this Cyber Monday, it’s not just Christmas presents that are being sold and purchased. A big media purchase is in the news today and impacts Birmingham.  Southern Living’s parent company, Time Inc. has been purchased by Meredith Corporation publisher of Better Homes & Gardens.

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Why try Forge? Interviews with a podcaster, an author, and a marketer

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Forge is the happening co-working space where independent workers can collaborate in an office space without all the office stuffiness.

Perks include a fantastic downtown location inside The Pizitz, free Revelator coffee, and did we mention the fantastic collaborations you’ll get to be a part of? It’s worth mentioning twice. Continue reading “Why try Forge? Interviews with a podcaster, an author, and a marketer”

Vacant, historic Protective Life building has been purchased

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Protective Life Building is sold. Photo: – Cameron Balentine.

There has been quite a bit of construction, renovation and development in Birmingham recently, especially on the North Side of the city . The latest, the historic and vacant Commerce Center or the former Protective Life building, sold for $2.875 million.

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Historic 3rd Ave building adds new tenant to flex space concept

Massey Business College Building (located at 2024 3rd Ave N.) Via- www.harbertrealty.com.

The historic three-story, 21,000 square foot former Massey Business College Building (2024 3rd Ave N.) has announced that the remaining spaces have been leased to marketing company, Finley Enterprises.

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Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham

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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”