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Time to start a new week, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I wish I’d gotten into the tiny pumpkin industry a long time ago. If I’d known they would be the centerpiece of every American’s coffee table as soon as the calendar turned to October 1, my stock would be skyrocketing right now. Get in on your own version of the miniature pumpkin venture when you hear what’s happening in Birmingham’s business world this week, including events and open jobs.

Hot Jobs 🔥

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Utility Tech/Dishwasher @ Danberry At Inverness.Apply

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Danberry At Inverness.Apply

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Accountant (Part-Time) @ KoBold Metals Company. Apply

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time) @ KoBold Metals Company. Apply

Platform Specialist @
Simon Markets LLC. Apply

Senior Consumer Compliance Specialist @ ServisFirst Bank. Apply

Teaching Assistant @ Levite Jewish Community Center. Apply

Route Service Sales Representative @ Cintas Corporation. Apply

Sales Associate – Furniture and/or Flooring @ Issis & Sons. Apply.

AmeriCorps Members for St. Clair County @ YWCA. Apply

AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA. Apply.

Youth Development AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA.Apply.

Pell City Shelter AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA. Apply. 

Homelessness Prevention AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA. Apply. 

Family Resource Center AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA. Apply. 

Educational Support AmeriCorps Members @ YWCA. Apply. 

After School Enrichment Program Specialists @ YWCA. Apply. 

Domestic Violence Support Americorps Members. Apply. 

DMC Center for Civic Life @ YWCA. Apply. 

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Tax Accountant @ EBSCO Industries. Apply. 

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What’s pulling rank in the business world?

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Dealing with a whole different animal 🏥

Actually, several different animals. UAB recently received a $9.3M grant to create the new Center for Precision Animal Modeling. Basically, it involves the process of recreating a specific patient’s experience with a disease using worms, fruit flies, zebrafish or rats. Scientists can study the effect of various treatments in the animal model, and can more accurately recommend the best treatments for the human patient. It’s kinda funny, who knew what could save us from becoming worm food is worms? 

Wood you believe it? 🌳

Georgia-Pacific creates lumber in an environmentally conscious way—tree for yourself. In light of it being Manufacturing Month, it only made sense to take a closer look at the company whose products, which include Angel Soft, Aria and Brawn, are found in 65% of American households. The number would probably be higher, but we know there are one or two households out there who are still hoarding toilet paper.

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Like bees to honey 🐝

That’s how easy Birmingham is attracting 23 new Venture for America fellows from around the country to our local startup scene. We chatted with six of the worker bees who are becoming part of the Magic City’s tech hive. We have no doubt their success here will be sweeter than honey. 

Virtually, we’re here 💻 

Mentally, I’m back in the year 2012, but in reality, we’re cheering on Birmingham startup Mixtroz as they present at Venture Atlanta’s virtual conference on October 21-22. Out of 400 applicants, the company was chosen to present at one of the nation’s largest annual venture investor conferences in the Southeast. 

Do you hear that music? 🎻

Because we’re feeling fit as a fiddle! Magic City Wellness Center, the first LGBTQ comprehensive healthcare facility in Alabama, and UAB’s 1917 Clinic are two of Lakeview’s newest neighbors. Suddenly, that area of Birmingham has a healthy glow to it.

Deli-cious news 🍞

Ore Mercantile, Birmingham’s only micro-retailer, is sandwiching something new between clothing racks and expanding the store with the addition of a deli. It’s only one of the six openings that Birmingham has seen in the last week, including a new Wing Stop and steakhouse. 

Bring on the business events

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Navigating the New Normal – Thoughts on Data presented by Tech Birmingham
Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 12-1PM
Price: Free

CMMC: The 4 Steps to Compliance presented by ALSBDC
Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 11-1PM
Price: Free

BWIT Wednesday – Advocating for yourself at work and at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic presented by Tech Birmingham
Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 12-1PM
Price: Free

Supply Chains and Risk Mitigation for Importing presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce, and Kuehne + Nagel
Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 1-2PM
Price: Free

Virtual Breakfast Club presented by Tech Birmingham
Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 8-9AM
Price: Free

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