Google and Apple started in a garage—Crave Candles Co. started in a kitchen sink. Now, the Birmingham-based brand is not only found in local stores around the city, but major retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Cracker Barrel and others carry Crave Candles. Here’s what sparked the match for owner Lori Newell’s inspiration.
Need motivation to get through the workday? Channel Beyoncé, who as of Sunday, March 14 made history and became the most decorated woman in Grammys history. Make your own historic moves today after securing a job, learning a new skill and more this week in Birmingham.
How often do you think about the ways a building or space shapes your emotions and actions? With the COVID-19 pandemic, that answer has probably changed in the past year. In the Birmingham Museum of Art‘s (BMA) fourth installment of the series, Ways of Seeing: Buildings and Monuments examines how the built environment inspires everyday action.
When a natural disaster strikes an area, the recovery process is much longer than a few days. After the devastating damage to Fultondale, Center Point and Pinson by the tornado on January 25, the neighborhoods are still hurting. United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is leading tornado relief efforts to repair the community long-term. Sign up to be a volunteer, donate online or by texting “Tornado” to 62644 and lend a hand too.
The sun is out, Good Days by SZA is on repeat and we’re catching you up on good news happening in the Birmingham business world. Before you apply for jobs, attend networking events and learn what you missed, take a look at what else we’ve got on our minds today.
No matter what field you’re in, there’s always room to grow. Krystal Swann saw an opportunity to take this advice and graduated from journalist to television executive producer after receiving her degree from the University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program.
Buddy Palmer is stepping down as CEO of Create Birmingham after 13 years with the cultural nonprofit. He joined the team, which is the only local agency exclusively focused on the city’s creative industries, in 2008 and is responsible for many arts initiatives, events and community projects we benefit from today.
Governor Kay Ivey extended the statewide mask mandate to Friday, April 9, but announced it will not be extended further. She also dropped COVID-19 restrictions on nursing homes, summer camps and restaurants.
If you’ve never visited these Birmingham bakeries and restaurants, it’s butter late than never to get there on National Poundcake Day. We like big bundts and we can not lie, so go ahead and give these places a try.
Finding the right salon for your perfect cut can quickly become a hairy situation, but these Birmingham men’s salons rank top among local reviewers. Comb through the services offered by local businesses and discover luxury level care, including facials, manicures and, of course, a great style.
It’s not hard to spot a Little Lending Library around your neighborhood, but have you ever seen the Little Free Pantries throughout Birmingham? They operate the same way, except instead of books they’re filled with food and other essential items for individuals in need. See where you can find one and other options if you’re facing food insecurity.
It’s the last Tuesday of February and also National Banana Bread Day. Centuries from now scientists will come across this period in history and a number will baffle them: the amount of banana bread baked and consumed from March 2020-May 2020. Take a look at other Birmingham business news you’ll find even more appeeling.