Discover volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross in Birmingham

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Volunteers old and young help carry out the mission of the Red Cross. Photo via American Red Cross

It’s not an understatement to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Red Cross. Throughout the country, the Red Cross relies on 1 million volunteers each day. We spoke with three local volunteers to see how they help carry out the mission of the Red Cross.

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What students are saying about UAB’s NEW Entrepreneurship Degree

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Members of UAB’s capstone Entrepreneurial Engagement Seminar with regional entrepreneur Thomas Walker, Jr., Founder of S(w)ervice. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business

After nearly two years of research and design, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched its new Entrepreneurship Degree at the Collat School of Business. The new degree program officially launches in Fall 2020, but most of its required classes are offered already. So we spoke with some of the first students in the program to hear what they think so far.

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A virtual tour through 5 of Birmingham’s Historic Districts

The 16th Street Baptist, one of the notable structures in the Civil Rights District.

Have you heard the term “historic district” thrown around? Yeah, me too. We took a virtual tour through some of Birmingham’s most prominent Historic Districts to learn more about what they are. Since Birmingham has too many historic districts to name, we picked 5 that you might be familiar with.

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7 local startups contend for $150K at virtual Alabama Launchpad on June 11

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It’s happening! Seven Alabama startups will have the chance to bring their business vision to life as they compete for their share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. Tune in to Alabama Launchpad at 6PM on June 11 on the Alabama Launchpad website and their social channels to see the action!

Although the team at Alabama Launchpad throughly enjoys hosting the finale event in venues through Alabama, this round will be virtual to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

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Considering a career change? Get $100 off LAH School of Real Estate with code BHAMNOW.

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You can study to become a real estate agent from any location! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Does setting your own schedule, choosing where you’d like to work and getting to meet new people in Birmingham sound rewarding to you? If so, real estate might be your calling! And it’s easier than ever before—the LAH School of Real Estate has all the tools you need to get started. Learn more.

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7 years of Iron City: The Bham Now team’s favorite memories

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Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Can you believe that Iron City has been around in Birmingham for seven years now? In honor of their recent birthday, I asked some of the Bham Now team to share their favorite memories at Iron City.

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Take a sneak peek into the new high-rise apartments at Cortland Vesta + photos!

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Can you name a better view? I’m waiting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the new Cortland Vesta apartment community? Although construction hasn’t quite finished up in the interior yet, the team invited us in for a special sneak peek into one of the completed high-rise apartments.

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Love nature? Learn how to support 5 of Birmingham’s beautiful parks!

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View from Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain. Photo via Ruffner Mountain on Facebook

The Magic City has no shortage of beautiful views—but one of the most unique perspectives are at our local parks. Check out these ways to support our beautiful nature preserves!

If you can’t make it out to one of Alabama’s parks right now, many of them are going virtual—learn more!

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Behind the scenes look at the Steiner Building, one of Birmingham’s oldest structures

The Steiner Building, built 1890. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Driving through downtown Birmingham, you’ll often find beautiful buildings of differing architectural styles. One of these buildings is the Steiner Building on the corner of 1st Avenue North and 21st Street North. Learn more.

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7 times historic tax credits have helped preserve Birmingham’s skyline

Birmingham’s beautiful skyline. Photo via Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

If you’ve been keeping up with the redevelopments in Birmingham lately, you’ve probably heard the term “historic tax credits” thrown around a time or twenty. But what are they, and what good do they actually do?

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10 Birmingham brewery updates on curbside and other offerings

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Who else misses getting brews with their buds? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

As restaurants, bars and other businesses cautiously begin to open up, it’s important to know what each establishment’s policies are before you visit. Here’s how Birmingham’s breweries are offering their delicious beers now!

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