It’s #GivingTuesday Birmingham. Here’s where to give, what to get + more business news

Happy December Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We’ve got your scoop on business events, jobs and local news, but before we dive in let’s take a look at where you can give back locally this #GivingTuesday.

So convenient! It’s a guide to where you can give in Birmingham 👇

Lend a helping hand to nonprofits like United Ability this Giving Tuesday. Photo via United Ability on Facebook

The pandemic may have caused things to slow down in some aspects of life, but local nonprofits are working overtime to provide services to vulnerable citizens or simply stay afloat. We put together a guide for donating to Birmingham organizations that need your help. Did we miss you? We promise it’s not on purpose—sign up your nonprofit in our local database to be featured in future guides like this one.

While you give, see what you get:

Blink and you may have missed it!  Mother Nature gave Birmingham chilling temps and a few snow flurries yesterday. @mjabphotos on Instagram

🌟 A new animal in the White House. President-elect Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag and confirmed a feline friend will join his family at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue come January 2021. 

🌟 Bad movies from Sidewalk Film Center. No, that’s not a dis! Support Sidewalk by cheering on their Bad Movie Marathoners this year and see who has the longest endurance for poor taste.

🌟A shoutout in USA Today. The national publication spotlighted Guidesafe, an app developed by Birmingham-based startup MotionMobs, UAB and the Alabama Department of Public Health. 


Hiring? Post your job. Looking? See listings.

20 Hot Jobs 🔥

A friendly reminder that Shipt is searching for shoppers—50,000 to be exact. You could be number 49,999 when you apply today

Customer Success Associate @ Prepaid2Cash. Apply

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Utility Tech/Dishwasher @ Danberry At Inverness.Apply

Companion @
Danberry At Inverness.Apply

Server @
Danberry At Inverness.Apply

Resident Assistant @
Danberry At Inverness.Apply

Cook @
Danberry At Inverness.Apply

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In Home Sales Expert @ AT&T. Apply.

Platform Specialist @ SIMON Markets LLC. Apply

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

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

DMC Center for Civic Life @ YWCA. Apply. 

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Senior Manager, Infrastructure Engineering 1 @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Residential Construction Project Manager @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Tax Accountant @ EBSCO Industries. Apply. 

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Featured Job 🌟

Software Engineer I @ EBSCO Industries. Apply
Who’s hiring? EBSCO Information Services (EIS) is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc. You’ll be working for a company that’s ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately-held corporations, according to Forbes magazine. 
What will I do? Help EBSCO build the next generation of web applications that will make HLM the indispensable support tool for all eBooks. 
What do I need? Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field, 1+ years of development experience using C# or Java, web development experience using .NET or Java Application Servers and front end development experience with a fluency and passion for modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Backbone, Angular, etc).

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What’s pulling rank in the business world?

If this is what The Lovin’ Spoonful meant when they asked, ‘Do you believe in magic?’ then the answer is YES. Cookie Dough Magic opened its third location in Trussville and we got the first look

They have a nose for these sort of things 👃

When it comes to finding new solutions to medical problems, UAB sniffs out all the info before anyone else. In their latest technological advancement, UAB and biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc are developing a vaccine to be delivered via your nose. Let’s leave the needles to Seattle—the vaccine also has additional benefits like not requiring refrigeration or medical personnel to administer it. 

The competition that launch’d a thousand dollars 💰

Actually, $150K. Helen of Troy’s beauty may have been the catalyst for a massive war, but these missions from Birmingham startups were attractive enough to take home a combined $150K in funding at the Alabama Launchpad Virtual Finale. Congratulations to Conserv and Lucid Living SolutionsSponsored by Alabama Launchpad a program of EDPA

Branch out this season 🌟

And take your holiday wreaths to the next level. Even though we’re still obsessed with the DIY “Wreath Witherspoon,” trend kickstarted by Mindy Kaling, these gorgeous wreaths from Birmingham businesses and makers put up a tough competition. 

Walk the walk 🚶

While we talk the talk. Did you know taking 20 minutes to exercise every day is a great way to prevent type 2 diabetes? Dr. Anne Schmidt, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s senior medical director, shared more tips and resources for staying healthy and preventing type 2 diabetes. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Open your ears and your mind 👂

Now playing: inclusion and equality in the workplace. If you’re a woman looking to become a better leader and build inclusive organizations listen to Momentum Matters. The new podcast tackles topics like mental health, being a woman in finance, emotional intelligence and more. Sponsored by Momentum


Bring on the business events



Virtual Cocktails And Connections presented by Network After Work

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 5-7PM
Price: Free
Register


Business Continuity Planning: Be Ready for a Disaster presented by Alabama Small Business Development Center
Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 11:30-1:30PM
Price: Free
Register


Virtual Breakfast Club presented by Tech Birmingham
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 8-9AM
Price: Free
Register

Virtual Mid-Day Power Hour Small Business Education Seminar-Developing a Business Plan presented by Alabama Small Business Development Center
Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 11:00-12PM
Price: Free
Register

Virtual Career Fair for Girls in Grades 8 -12 presented by Girl Spring
Date: Saturday, December 5
Time: 12-2PM
Price: Free
Register

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