Regions Bank helping students turn inspiration into education with this essay contest

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Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education. Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.

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New Birmingham nonprofit looking to diversify Southeast tech scene

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Attendees of the Bronze Valley Initiative’s inaugural breakfast on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Via Bronze Valley Initiative, Facebook.

This is the type of initiative that could really set us apart, Birmingham: growing the Southeastern tech ecosystem by promoting diversity and finding economic opportunities.

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Birmingham, multiple offices in Jefferson County up for election

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale makes an appearance with the Easter Bunny at Children’s of Alabama. Via Children’s of Alabama.

The Easter Bunny is not an elected position, but the sheriff is! Birmingham, it’s qualifying time for our next county and state-wide election on June 5.

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What Birmingham can learn from the Amazon HQ2 snub

We knew it in our heart of hearts, Birmingham. Most of you knew it before the big Amazon scramble even started.

As a city we applied our lipstick, puckered our lips and kissed the mirror. We cleaned up real nice. But, the next time we go shaking our thing at big business in an effort to lure them here, let’s remember what this feels like.

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#MeToo movement provides opportunity for Birmingham businesses

Whether you are a business owner or an employee in Birmingham, your response to sexual harassment in the workplace matters. Here are some ways we can all move forward and get help when needed.

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Women marching in Los Angeles, California on November 12, as a part of the #MeToo women’s march. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock, via Deadline.

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For this Birmingham brand, success depends on a thriving company culture

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When it comes to successful business stories, one of the biggest trends for 2018 is improving company culture. Just ask the Birmingham-based apparel brand Aviate.

To this young and enthusiastic team, capitalizing on creativity and energy translates to rapid business growth.

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