Ergonomic furniture business, Corona Group, to invest $2 million to expand in a 55,000 square-foot space in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood

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The Corona Group is investing $2 million in Avondale.

The Avondale neighborhood continues to be the hotbed for growth with new businesses moving in and established businesses expanding! The neighborhood also pops with exciting entertainment and dining options for everyone in Birmingham to enjoy.

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Birmingham area community National Night Out events Aug. 7 will celebrate first responders. Find out more.

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Did you know we celebrate the men and women who are first responders in our Birmingham area one special day every year? It’s called National Night Out and it is Tuesday, August 7. Find out what’s happening around Birmingham and how you can get involved.

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Want ultra-fast internet? AT&T invested $1.2 billion to improve internet speed and connectivity in Alabama, including 32 rural counties.

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Without the internet many of us couldn’t do our jobs, connect with friends, research astronomy or find out what’s happening this weekend. But some parts of Alabama have lived with spotty internet access which puts them at a technological disadvantage. AT&T has aimed to change that.

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3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library

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Google wants to help you use their products for work. Photo via of Grow with Google

Are you needing a little help in using Google for work?  A free training seminar (Yes, we said free.) will be held on Aug. 6 at the Birmingham Public Library. Register now, because classes are filling up fast! Continue reading “3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library”

Apply for these 4 jobs available at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen to help others

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Having a positive work environment and knowing that our work makes a difference is what we all want. Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen located off Highway 280 is one of those places where you can feel good about the job you are doing—helping others.  See descriptions below to apply! Continue reading “Apply for these 4 jobs available at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen to help others”

Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12

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Did you make it to imerge? A signature event of Birmingham’s recent Innovation Week and hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), imerge recognized movers and shakers in Alabama’s start-up business scene. See who they are. Continue reading “Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12”

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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Innovation Week Is Like No Other

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”