Want to feel the energy of a neighborhood revitalization? Or, just want to have a great time? Either way, come out and experience the Woodlawn Street Market with over 50 local vendors including produce and locally made items to satisfy your stomach and your eyes.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will offer 29 performances this year, marking its 20th season. The Center aims to attract people of all ages and income levels. The Center is getting some upgrades with digital marques and new carpet among other things.
“We have a commitment to you to bring you things you haven’t seen before and to introduce new audiences to it,” says Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the Center. “We are committed to having multiple price points where nobody is turned away based on the cost of the event.”
Daxko is a Birmingham based company specializing in software for membership based organizations across the U.S. including YMCAs. They have recently accepted funding from GI Partners, a private-equity firm in California, for a majority share in Daxko.
“We have no desire to move and a big part of our goal from the beginning is to build a company of significance in Birmingham,” CEO David Gray said. “We’re really excited about building the company in Birmingham. Our desire and hope is we’re three or four times this size five years from now.”
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been approved by the National Science Foundation as a research center. They are enlisted with the focus to develop innovative solutions to issues challenging our health care system. This honor is only designated to six universities in the United States. UAB was selected amongst one other site this year.
“The approval by the NSF is a glowing testament to the strength of our two Schools’ research excellence, as well as the commitment and support of our industry partners located across Alabama and Louisiana,” said Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., co-director of the UAB CHOT, professor and L.R. Jordan Chair of Health Administration. “I am excited to see how much we will accomplish together with this combination of UAB’s academic rigor and the health care industry’s access to resources.”
Other industry partners are Alacare, HealthSouth, Lakeshore Foundation, Our Lady of the Lake Health System as well as the UAB Health System.