Happy Monday, Birmingham! You know the drill. We’ve got you covered with the hottest news you may have missed from the past week, all in one place. Medals for The World Games 2022 were unveiled and a new grant to help Birmingham’s Black-owned businesses was announced. Keep reading for more.
After an unveiling ceremony this past week, we can finally take a gander at the most sought-after awards in The World Games 2022. The gold, silver and bronze medals were modeled by three Olympic athletes. Birmingham artist Bill Hoffman designed each one, intricately detailed with iconic Birmingham symbols.
In other TWG 2022 news, Protective Stadium + Powell Steam Plant were chosen as new venues for drone racing and speed skating events. This change moves these exhilarating events to the heart of the city to enhance experiences for athletes and fans. If you’ve already purchased tix for these events, you’ll get an email detailing the venue change.
Prosper Birmingham has funded a new grant program, Magic City Match, to give more opportunities to Birmingham’s Black-owned businesses. The grant will distribute $500K across 13 Black-owned businesses in Birmingham. In addition to the funds, they offer business competency courses and give new market opportunities to these brick-and-mortar businesses.
No surprises here. Yet again, some Birmingham area restaurants and chefs are Semifinalists in the prestigious James Beard Awards. Local nominees include:
- Best Chef: South—Chef and Owner Timothy Hontzas
- Outstanding Hospitality—Johnny’s Restaurant
- Best Chef: South—Adam Evans
- Best Wine Program—Golden Age Wine
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That’s all for now! Enjoy the sunny days ahead this week, Bham.