Check out our founder on the Building Birmingham Together podcast

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The Bham Now’s first in-person gathering after lockdowns at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo via Bham Now

Have you heard about Forge founder Kim Lee’s podcast, “Building Birmingham Together.” Our founder Cindy Martin was just interviewed and it’s a good one. Keep reading to find out why you need to check it out.

Episode 22 of the Building Birmingham Together podcast is an interview with Cindy Martin, Founder and President of Bham Now and The Bama Buzz

Founder Cindy Martin and first employee Wade Cline.
Founder and President Cindy Martin with Producer Wade Cline back in the very early days of Bham Now.

Who’s in the interview? Kim Lee and Cindy Martin, two women business founders here in The Magic City.

What’s it about? The experiences and passions that drove the founding of both Bham Now and our new statewide brand The Bama Buzz.

Some of what you’ll hear:

  • the differences between studying engineering and being in business school
  • the early days of the internet
  • the importance of learning and loving what you do
  • the early days of digital media in Alabama
  • what led to the founding of Bham Now
  • what makes Bham Now different from other media
  • what’s unique about leading a young team during a pandemic
  • growing leaders
  • and more

Did you know Bham Now got its start at Forge?

The Bham Now team at Forge, back in the day.
Back before COVID, when we worked at Forge.

Bham Now got its start at Forge, the awesome coworking space founded by Kim Lee. It was a great place for the business to grow. Then we got too big and it was time to move into our own space on Morris Avenue.

Listen to the interview now on the Building Birmingham Together podcast

If you’re tired of working at your house, you should totally check out Forge, upstairs at The Pizitz. And, check out the Building Birmingham Together podcast now.

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Sharron Swain
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