City of Birmingham trains citizen leaders, launches online directory listing 120 boards, agencies and commissions

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Birmingham is full of people who want to help Birmingham continue to become the best it can possibly be, which was evident with the over 150 people who attended an introductory orientation session yesterday at City Hall.  Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Councilor Valerie Abbott opened the session by stating “they were looking for talented people who wanted to serve in the best interest of Birmingham.” Continue reading “City of Birmingham trains citizen leaders, launches online directory listing 120 boards, agencies and commissions”

Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.

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Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes

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Known as one of the top U.S. communities for philanthropic culture, Birmingham is filled with people who donate their time, treasures and talent to their communities without public recognition. It is because of that sentiment, Vulcan Park and Museum created The Vulcans Community Awards. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes”

4 things to keep in mind to avoid heat-related illnesses during Birmingham summers

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Hiking and doing some yoga along the trails at Red Mountain Park . Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Looks like we won’t see any relief in the hot, summer days any time soon, and with the humidity levels rising, the heat index only makes matters worse. Especially during this time of the year you need to make sure that you and your senior friends and family are keeping cool and taking precautions to get relief from the dog days of summer.   Continue reading “4 things to keep in mind to avoid heat-related illnesses during Birmingham summers”

Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments

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Off the heels of the DC BLOX’s economic development announcement on Monday, and then the kick-off of a week that celebrates creatives, risk-takers and innovators, Southern Research Institute cut the ribbon on its new STEM Outreach Lab. It’s part of the nonprofit’s aim to attract more people to work in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Continue reading “Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments”

3 reasons up and coming Birmingham business women should consider Momentum’s NEW Upward Early Career Program

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Looking for a way to boost your leadership skills and build critical networks? Read on to find out why Momentum’s new Upward Early Career Program might be right for you or someone you know. Application deadline is  Aug. 31. Continue reading “3 reasons up and coming Birmingham business women should consider Momentum’s NEW Upward Early Career Program”

EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams

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Come out to Parkside and celebrate the future of innovation in Alabama at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12. But hurry, tickets are selling out fast! Mayor Randall Woodfin will kick off imerge by issuing a challenge to the Magic City and the state to keep innovation moving forward. Continue reading “EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams”

DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood

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DC BLOX economic development announcement. Photo by Bham Now

Atlanta-based DC BLOX is investing $785 million into Birmingham over the next 10 years to build their largest data center to date in the country. The data center will be located on 27 acres at the old Trinity Steel site in Birmingham’s Titusville neighborhood, the company announced at a press conference today. Continue reading “DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood”

This new bar will get you tressed to impress! Blo Blow Dry Bar opening mid-Aug. on 19th Street in Homewood

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There’s a new bar opening soon in Homewood! No, not that kind of bar, but a bar that will get your hair tressed to impress in no time! Blo Blow Dry Bar, the beauty concept that has taken the world by storm, is opening mid-Aug.  behind the Aloft Hotel on 19th Street. Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original and largest blow dry bar franchise in North America. Continue reading “This new bar will get you tressed to impress! Blo Blow Dry Bar opening mid-Aug. on 19th Street in Homewood”

Take date night to a whole new level with a 4-course anniversary special at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

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Impressing that special someone can come with a lot of pressure, especially on date night. You have to decide what to wear, what to do, where to go – we get it. More often than not, it’s no easy task. However, this summer, we have breaking, date-night news for you!

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3 Birmingham-based companies bought by national businesses including Red Mountain Entertainment

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Significant business deals have been made in Birmingham this week with three Birmingham-based companies being bought out by well-known national entities. Who’s been bought by whom?

Red Mountain Entertainment was bought by Live Nation Entertainment, Zeekee Interactive by Bell Media and Teklinks by C-Spire.

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4 charming Birmingham downtown suburbs including Forest Park with special real estate offerings

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You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area

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C Spire acquires Birmingham-based Teklinks, making the enterprise service provider 5 times bigger

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The nation’s largest regional wireless network operator is acquiring Birmingham’s Teklinks, the highly regarded and rapidly growing resell, cloud, managed and professional services provider company.

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Tired of pumping gas? This app does one thing no other app does and will soon hit the streets in Birmingham

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If you would rather ride on fumes than take time out of your busy schedule to stop at the gas station you’re not alone. Coming online this summer, FuelFox is an innovative service that brings users a cleaner, safer and more efficient way for consumers to fill up their tanks.

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