Did you know you can host your own private event at Iron City? Here’s how.

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Hosting your private event is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Photo via Iron City on Facebook

When it comes to huge music acts, Iron City is one of Birmingham’s best event venues. But did you know that they also host private events? From weddings to corporate events, Iron City can turn your party into one unforgettable night. Find out how.

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Birmingham, meet ParkMobile–an app that could make parking a breeze

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One of Birmingham’s thousands of parking meters. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Who carries quarters anymore? Certainly not me. And yet, parking in downtown Birmingham is nearly impossible if you don’t. However, the Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee just voted to approve a partnership with ParkMobile. In the near future, public parking could be one click away.

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Birmingham’s Ward Neely discovers antique letters inside hundred-year-old hotel. Photos included!

Inside the historic Eyers-Raden Building, one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham’s Automotive Historic District. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

As an amateur history buff, learning more about Birmingham’s storied past is one of the best parts of my job. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that a prominent Birmingham developer discovered hundred-year-old antique letters inside an old hotel. I quickly arranged to visit the building and see for myself. Here’s what I learned.

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Birmingham demands data analysts–here’s how Innovate Birmingham is filling the gap

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Haley Kendrick, director of Innovate Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Innovate Birmingham

Whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics or more, every business is increasingly driven by data and analytics. However, that data is only valuable when an analyst deciphers it into plain English.

As demand for data analysts grows, Innovate Birmingham is dedicated to fostering tech talent right here in Birmingham. See how you could start a career in data analytics with a big pay bump!

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Behind the scenes look at the Woodward Building, Birmingham’s first steel-framed building

As the oldest skyscraper on the Heaviest Corner on Earth, the Woodward Building is certainly significant to Birmingham’s history. Let’s take a look at the history of this beautiful structure.

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UAB approves $97.9 million in three future projects, including a new Science and Engineering Complex

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A rendering of UAB’s upcoming $78.5 million Science and Engineering Complex. Rendering via UAB

2020 is an exciting year for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Although we’re barely two months into the new year, they just announced three impressive new projects–backed by a whopping $97.9 million combined budget.

Let’s break down the spending and see what’s next for UAB!

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Dr. Jarralynne Agee honored by Red Cross for donating her kidney to former NFL star Gary Burley

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Dr. Jarralynne Agee at the Red Cross Blood Drive Telethon. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Nearly a year ago, Dr. Jarralynne Agee donated a kidney to former NFL star Gary Burley. Since then, her donation has not only transformed both her and Gary’s lives, but the lives of thousands more in Birmingham.

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Your tickets to the UAB Women’s Basketball game on Feb 15 helps fund breast cancer research. Here’s how.

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UAB’s Imani Johnson, Rachael Childress and Angela Vendrell discuss strategy during the game. Photo via UAB Athletics

Come out to the Bartow Arena on February 15 to support your local UAB Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Plus, every ticket purchase helps support breast cancer research right here in Birmingham. Learn how to get discounted tickets.

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See why emerging Birmingham artist Chip Hudson’s art is on display in Chicago

Chip Hudson, a self-taught artist from right here in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s no secret that Birmingham is brimming with talented artists. Meet Chip Hudson, a local who has presented at the Bham Art Crawl, Studio 2500, and was recently selected to display his art in a Chicago Emerging Artists exhibit.

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West Homewood’s 186 Building gets a huge makeover (Photos)

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Ignite Properties’ 186 Building, a new development in West Homewood. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Since 1965, the 186 Building stood as one of the most recognizable buildings in West Homewood. However, this former self-service car wash building fell into disrepair over the years. Now, new owner Ignite Properties gave this iconic building a facelift. Check out all the perks of working at the 186 Building.

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Behind the scenes look at Birmingham’s Brown-Marx Building. Photos included!

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The Brown-Marx under construction in 1907. You can also see the Woodward Building, the old Metropolitan Hotel, and the Frank Nelson building.. Photo via Hahn’s Historic Birmingham on Facebook

The Brown-Marx Building is the last skyscraper on the Heaviest Corner on Earth to get a facelift—but renovations are on the horizon. Learn more about one of Birmingham’s oldest skyscrapers.

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5 things I learned about the new Professional Education program at UAB

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Cori Perdue in front of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo via Bham Now

Whether you’re a recent graduate, a seasoned professional or just looking to gain marketable skills, the Professional Education Program at UAB’s Collat School of Business can help you get from point A to point B. I got to sit down with director Cori Perdue for an inside look at the program. Here’s what I learned.

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The Pink House documentary premieres tonight at Homewood City Hall at 7PM

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The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook

In September of 2019, locals rejoiced when Homewood’s historic Pink House was saved from a redeveloper’s wrecking ball. Now, a local filmmaker has created a short documentary about the residence. The Pink House documentary premieres tonight, January 30 at 7PM in Homewood City Hall. Learn more.

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