Meet Two Ravens: a new Birmingham-based consultancy that aims to draw out the human in all of us

The Two Ravens team hard at work in the Forge office. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now
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Among the many talented companies that work at Forge, the coworking space located on the second floor of The Pizitz residence building, is Two Ravens.  Two Ravens is an “innovation consultancy,” “research and development,” “problem solving” company. Their team consists of six people, and they are always looking to a wide range of individuals in order to come up with the best ideas and constantly improve their business.

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Vulcan Park and Museum partners with Birmingham-based KultureCity to become certified sensory-inclusive

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The Vulcan statue is pointing the way to Birmingham’s newest sensory-inclusive venue! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Vulcan Park and Museum has partnered with Birmingham-based non-profit KultureCity to become a certified sensory-inclusive location.
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Luis Delgado of Miami Fusion Cafe helps Firehouse Shelter by providing hot lunch for over 100 when they had a kitchen fire

The Firehouse Shelter in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Firehouse Shelter on Facebook

Early on Sunday morning, August 19, there was a small kitchen fire at the Firehouse Shelter in downtown Birmingham. Once Anne Rygiel, the shelter’s Executive Director, was notified and it was confirmed that everyone was safe and unharmed, the shelter took to Facebook. Around 7:20 AM, they posted a Facebook status stating that there had been a small fire in their kitchen during breakfast and that they would not be able to provide lunch. Continue reading “Luis Delgado of Miami Fusion Cafe helps Firehouse Shelter by providing hot lunch for over 100 when they had a kitchen fire”

5 Birmingham-centric filmmakers to look out for at Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend, August 24 – 26, including Ben Flanagan’s Trumpet

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We can’t wait to see this imaginative and funky film! Photo via Rebecca Pugh for Space Wind

Birmingham is really showing out for this year’s Sidewalk Film Fest. Read on for five can’t-miss local film projects happening this weekend, August 24 and 26! If you missed our first two installments, you can click over to them here and here Continue reading “5 Birmingham-centric filmmakers to look out for at Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend, August 24 – 26, including Ben Flanagan’s Trumpet”

5 Things to know about Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness, including his focus on community, his crush on Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and how his gym had 275 members before it even opened

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Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness. Photo by Knight Eady for Nexus Fitness

For Chris Wade, playing football at Clemson was a no-brainer. So, it seems, was opening a highly-successful gym in West Homewood. Continue reading “5 Things to know about Chris Wade, founder of Nexus Fitness, including his focus on community, his crush on Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and how his gym had 275 members before it even opened”

Square One Goods Co. stationery and local gift shop to open on Saturday, August 25 in Founders Station

Kate Hardy and Murphy Brown, the shop’s official mascot. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

Kate Hardy, owner and founder of Square One Goods Co., is excited to offer Birmingham a unique shop for locally made stationery and gifts. Continue reading “Square One Goods Co. stationery and local gift shop to open on Saturday, August 25 in Founders Station”

Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East

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Eric Guster of Guster Law, LLC is a local lawyer and real estate developer. He is planning to remodel an old furniture store building and transform it into a business incubator space. The building will have offices and will act as a business incubator serving the eastern part of Birmingham. Continue reading “Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East”

Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide

A Shipt shopper shopping at Target. Photo via Shipt.

If you live in Birmingham, you’ve probably heard about Shipt. The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham.The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide”

4 tenants, including craft beer and Wasabi Juan’s, headed to The Battery on 2nd Ave. South

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SRS First Vice President Ward Neely gave us a sneak peak of The Battery. Photo by Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Birmingham’s newest development is adding tenants left and right. The Battery, named for its original tenant, BEBCO (Birmingham Electric Battery Company) has now welcomed four tenants to its space.

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15 Things to do in Birmingham in August, including Sidewalk Film Festival, Magic City Brewfest, Secret Stages and more

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Def Leppard is headed to Birmingham’s Legacy Arena (BJCC) on August 20 with Journey. Photo via Def Leppard

That’s right y’all … it’s August already. We are officially 2/3 of the way through the calendar year, people! The good news? August is the time to be a Bham resident. With everything from Restaurant Week to Magic City Brewfest to Def Leppard, we’ve got you covered on all things fun in Birmingham in August.

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