Local tech: I tried Mixtroz at a major Birmingham networking event. Here’s what happened.

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How do you master networking in a room this size? Bham Now put the Mixtroz app to the test. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Locally founded and minority owned, Mixtroz has sent waves rippling far beyond Birmingham. So naturally I’ve been eager to try the networking app in the wild. On March 21, I got the chance at the 2019 Momentum Leadership Breakfast.

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How to park downtown: 10 Birmingham Parking Authority decks and lots

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Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I imagine two groups of people reading this. Group One: you’ve got your Birmingham parking game down, and you don’t need me. Group Two: when work or life takes you downtown, you absent-mindedly think, oh, I’ll find street parking somewhere. This article is for you.

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New event space at The Battery to open in May. Check out this historic venue’s downtown views.

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Look. At. That. View. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The next chapter has arrived for The Battery, also known as the old BEBCO building, in Southside. Property developer Ward Neely will open an event space by the end of May 2019 that can accommodate up to 200 people. While it’s still undergoing renovations, Bham Now got a sneak peek. See what we found!

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Peek inside FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead open now at Pepper Place

FarmStand’s new storefront at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

For five years, Stone Hollow Farmstead has tempted us with bouquets, cheeses and other treats at its tent on Saturday mornings at Market at Pepper Place. Now it has set up shop permanently in the neighborhood with FarmStand, a new brick-and-mortar that opened its doors on March 7.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra serves up a slice of Americana with “Appalachian Spring” March 22-23. Use code AppSpring25 for 25% off tickets.

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Lisa Wienhold, ASO principal flutist, chats with Bham Now about one of her favorite compositions, “Appalachian Spring.” Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” March 22-23, 7PM, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham. We’ve got four fresh reasons to get those tickets today to hear one of the greatest works in American music history. Seats start at $24. Use code AppSpring25 for 25% off tickets.

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150 top RealtySouth agents team up with Red Mountain Grace to provide a home to out-of-town patients

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Stacey Booth (left), who spoke about Red Mountain Grace at the RealtySouth event, with breast cancer patient Jeannie McKay. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

On Tuesday, March 5, top-performing RealtySouth agents got a first glimpse at the furnished downtown loft they adopted for one year through the nonprofit Red Mountain Grace. Find out how it will help patients and families staying in Birmingham for medical care.

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5 Birmingham business leaders get real about inclusivity ROI on March 21

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Clara Green, Dawn Bulgarella and Lee S. Price (top row); J.W. Carpenter and Kris Dunn (bottom row). Photos submitted

It’s one of Birmingham’s premiere business and networking events of the year. The Momentum Leadership Breakfast on inclusivity and diversity takes place Thursday, March 21, 2019, at The Club. Check out Bham Now’s exclusive Q&A with the distinguished panel, and get those tickets before they sell out!

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KultureCity of Birmingham ranks no. 4 on 2019 worldwide list of innovative companies

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Sensory bags by KultureCity help those with special needs cope with sensory overload. Photo via KultureCity’s Facebook page

Global business media outlet Fast Company has named Birmingham’s own KultureCity no. 4 on its 2019 list of world’s most innovative companies in the live events category. Why? It’s all about sensory inclusivity for children and adults with special needs.

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Alabama Launchpad competitors CerFlux and VentorLux win combined $150,000 in Selma

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Cycle 1 2019 Alabama Launchpad winners VentorLux and CerFlux with judges and audience members at Arts Revive in Selma. Photo by Bruce Nix

In front of a sold-out crowd in Selma on February 28, six Alabama startups made their best pitch. And the winner is (drumroll) our health. Check out what $100,000-winner VentorLux and $50,000-winner CerFlux, based in Birmingham, have in store for us.

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Reviving the urban planning wisdom of Birmingham’s 1925 Olmsted plan with the Red Rock Trail System

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The Red Rock Trail System enables citizens to bike, walk and run the Magic City. Photo by Greg Harber via Freshwater Land Trust’s Instagram

In the 1920s, Birmingham employed the skills of a true urban planning visionary, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. We see his mark today in places like Ward and Rushton Parks, but his full-fledged master plan? It fell through the cracks. Today, the Red Rock Trail System is bringing it back, one trail at a time.

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