How these 6 business leaders are upping their game with executive education now

Sponsored

students in UNA's EDBA program
Students in UNA’s EDBA program at a residency weekend. Photo via Rachel Russell

Back in 2020, we started talking about University of North Alabama (UNA)’s new Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA) program. One of the cool features of this mostly online program is a series of on-campus residency weekends. This is where everyone migrates from Zoom calls to lecture halls, and where students have the chance to build relationships that will last a lifetime. Now that the first cohort has completed two such weekends, we checked in to find out how it’s going. Keep reading to find out what we learned.

Continue reading “How these 6 business leaders are upping their game with executive education now”

Meet 7 Black women yoga teachers who love bringing yoga to all people

Gloria Buie, black woman yoga teacher
Gloria Buie practicing yoga at The Shelby County Arts Center. Photo via Gloria Buie

Back in January, when we wrote about yoga studios in Birmingham, we learned about the growth of Black women yoga teachers in Birmingham. Nancy Rhodes, co-owner of Abundance Yoga, which offers free restorative yoga classes to Black women, introduced us to this vibrant community of teachers who are devoted to bringing the healing energy of yoga to all bodies.

Continue reading “Meet 7 Black women yoga teachers who love bringing yoga to all people”

Apply now to BSC’s new summer Data Science Program

Sponsored

man at computer
This could be you if you enroll in BSC’s data science program. Photo via BSC

If you’re an undergrad student or a local professional interested in uplevelling your skills in a big way, you need to know about Birmingham-Southern College’s new Accelerated Data Science Program: Summer 2021. One of the only programs of its kind in the country, it will set you up with coveted skills and a bright future. Apply by March 30

Continue reading “Apply now to BSC’s new summer Data Science Program”

In business? Ryan Robinett + Multiply want you to succeed

Sponsored

Ryan Robinett
Ryan Robinett started Multiply to help sales teams thrive. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham-based Ryan Robinett was a leader in IT professional-services firms for 18 years before starting Multiply in 2018. The goal? To help other companies succeed through rocking their sales. We caught up with Ryan to find out how it’s going, two years in, and to learn more about the new app Multiply has created to support sales teams everywhere.

Continue reading “In business? Ryan Robinett + Multiply want you to succeed”

These 3 work remotely from Birmingham—here are their stories

Taylor Kelley works remotely from Birmingham
Taylor Kelley when she danced with the Alabama Ballet. Now she works for a social media marketing agency in NYC. Photo via Rachel Neville Photography

For a while now, we’ve been watching with interest as startups move out of California to other locations, including Birmingham. Then when COVID hit, that process seemed to accelerate as newly remote workers realized they could leave high-rent locales like New York City and work anywhere. We reached out to three people who live in Birmingham and work for organizations based in California or New York. Here’s what we learned.

Continue reading “These 3 work remotely from Birmingham—here are their stories”

Decorating or building? Check out the world’s whitest marble at this Pelham showroom

Sponsored

AM3 Surfaces showroom
Denise McDonald, Sales; Cathy Green, Office Manager; Christopher Riggins, Sales + Christy Reams, Sales (not pictured). Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

Love the elegant beauty of Alabama white marble and have a decorating, design or building project on your to do list? You need to check out AM3 Surfaces’ new showroom in Pelham. Here’s what we discovered on our recent private sip ‘n stroll tour. 

Continue reading “Decorating or building? Check out the world’s whitest marble at this Pelham showroom”

A closet for every lifestyle: the diva, the neat freak, the dad, the single + the couple

Sponsored

diva closet
Have a seat on my crushed velvet bench, dear. Photo via Closets by Design of Central Alabama

Tired of feeling uninspired when you look in your closet? Look no further for inspo. Closets by Design of Central Alabama, located right here in Birmingham, can design and build a closet for every lifestyle. Which one best describes you? 

Continue reading “A closet for every lifestyle: the diva, the neat freak, the dad, the single + the couple”

We got an inside look at plans for The Hardwick, and it’s even better than we imagined [PHOTOS]

Sponsored

The Hardwick overhead view
The Hardwick by night. Rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

Ever since we heard about Bayer Properties’ plans to bring new life to the old Hardwick Building on the Rotary Trail back in May 2020, we’ve been eager to find out more. Recently, we spoke with architects Matt Foley and Brittany Foley of Williams Blackstock Architects (WBA) and Meredith Calhoun of Bayer Properties to get the inside scoop. Here’s what we learned.

Continue reading “We got an inside look at plans for The Hardwick, and it’s even better than we imagined [PHOTOS]”

Sign up, log in + get ready! Give your career a shot in the arm at Focus 2021 Mar. 31

Sponsored

Momentum Focus 2021
How we do conferences in 2021. Photo via Momentum

Raise your hand if 2020 challenged you. Yeah, us, too. Luckily, a year after everything shut down, Momentum is inviting Alabama women to join them for their largest virtual event ever. Focus 2021 is a 1.5-hour online conference happening March 31 from 11AM-12:30PM. Sign up today to reserve your spot.

Continue reading “Sign up, log in + get ready! Give your career a shot in the arm at Focus 2021 Mar. 31”

Learn about the most common heart rhythm problem in the country + save a life

Sponsored

Electrophysiologist and patient
Electrophysiologists can be an essential part of some patients’ heart health team. Photo via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Facebook

If you read one thing today, make it this. I first heard about atrial fibrillation (or AFib) after my Mom had a stroke. Thankfully, she’s fine now. But when I spoke to two heart rhythm specialists with Brookwood Baptist Health, they said sadly, that’s the way most people learn of this potentially deadly, yet treatable, condition. Keep reading for the basics. The life you save might be your own—or that of someone you love.

Continue reading “Learn about the most common heart rhythm problem in the country + save a life”

Ever wondered who brings you the local Birmingham evening news? Meet the team at WVTM 13

Sponsored

evening team at WVTM13
Check out this winning team at WVTM 13. Photo via WVTM 13

When I was growing up, seeing somebody who worked in local TV news was like seeing a star. While it’s so much easier now to get a sense of the real people behind the on-screen personalities, we thought it would be fun to get to know WVTM 13’s local evening news anchors.

Continue reading “Ever wondered who brings you the local Birmingham evening news? Meet the team at WVTM 13”

Full-time work, a new bride, church + an online BBA—find out how this Bham man does it all

Sponsored

Zachary Shane Maloney
Not everybody plans a wedding while doing their degree, but this guy did. Photo via Sarah Peyton Green

If you’ve thought about going to school to get a business degree, you need to meet Zackary Shane Maloney. A few weeks ago, he got married. And, he did this while working full-time at a local bank, being active in his church *and* pursuing University of North Alabama (UNA)’s online Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) Flex program. Keep reading to find out how he does it all.

Continue reading “Full-time work, a new bride, church + an online BBA—find out how this Bham man does it all”

It’s Human Trafficking Awareness month. People with disabilities face unique risks—what you need to know

Alabama map, trafficking people with disabilities
Just like the intersection of North-South and East-West railroads together with the raw materials for steel turned Birmingham into the Magic City, the intersection of all these interstates together with vulnerable young people makes the city a hub for trafficking. Map from ian.macky.net

Human trafficking is a big issue in and around Birmingham. It’s an especially big issue for people with disabilities in our area. We reached out to Fowler Davis, LLC to find out about the problem and what all of us can do to help. Here’s what we learned.

Continue reading “It’s Human Trafficking Awareness month. People with disabilities face unique risks—what you need to know”

Architects + designers across the country love Alabama marble—find out why

Sponsored

kitchen renovation using marble
This kitchen is gonna look sooooo good with a big slab of Alabama marble as the island. Rendering via Amanda Hickam of Harper Harris Design Studio

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing Alabama marble my whole life without realizing it. Architects, designers and artists from across the country love incorporating this beautiful, strong, white marble from Sylacauga’s AM3 Stone into their work. We talked to two local architects to find out why. 

Continue reading “Architects + designers across the country love Alabama marble—find out why”

BSC is hosting 8 virtual book clubs in March, and you’re invited—register Feb. 1-5

Sponsored

BSC alum reading a book for the upcoming book club
BSC Alum Nathan Watson, class of 2019, checking out Ahab’s Wife at Little Professor in Homewood. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re ready to give your brain and your heart some new input in 2021, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is making it easy with eight virtual book clubs. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved or hop over here to register now.

Continue reading “BSC is hosting 8 virtual book clubs in March, and you’re invited—register Feb. 1-5”