Earn while you learn: Innovate Birmingham to team up with Central Six AlabamaWorks for IT Apprenticeship Program. Apply by July 26!

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Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their 18 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.

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Find out why one Birmingham mom loves her kid’s Closets by Design bedroom closet

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One Birmingham mom had a custom closet designed and built for her teenage son.
The right closet makes such a difference. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

How clean is your kids’ bedroom right now? Back in 2017, Bham Now’s Sheila McCallum got in touch with Closets by Design Central Alabama to see if they could do a couple of jobs at her house.

They could, they did and she’s really happy with the results. The job we’ll focus on today was a new Closets by Design bedroom closet for her teenage son. Read on to find out how the experience was for her.

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Vacay with palm trees + cocktails at Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase happening in Birmingham July 19-21. Save 20% 💎

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You’ll see lots of summer colors and the coolest designer jewels at Diamonds Direct Summer Showcase. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Cool off from Birmingham’s summer heat at Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase July 19-21. The Palm Springs-themed event will feature jewelry collections curated by ten designers, so there will be plenty of ice to go around. Keep reading for more details and to get a sneak peak at some of our favorite pieces!

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Electric scooters may be coming (back) to Birmingham, thanks to new legislation

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Bham Now team member Wade Cline scooting to his next meeting. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

If you were driving around Birmingham in 2018, you may have seen someone zipping around on an electric scooter. This novelty transportation method was available in Birmingham for a few months in 2018- until it wasn’t. Now, a new piece of legislation might have these scooters zipping back to Birmingham.

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Birmingham’s Charlemagne Record Exchange is 42 years old. Here’s why we love it.

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Who hasn't browsed the used records at Birmingham's Charlemagne Record Exchange?
Southside’s Charlemagne Record Exchange has been Birmingham’s favorite used record store since 1977. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

How many people in Birmingham first fell in love with the vibe of record stores at Charlemagne Record Exchange?

Since 1977, Charlemagne has been a haven for recorded music and those who like to trade it. It’s hosted countless famous musicians, and introduced generations the joys of recorded music.

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We went behind the scenes of the new M2 development, the sequel to MAKEbhm

Carruthers and Lanier are a powerhouse team- their combined experience in architecture and real estate yields great odds for success for this new development. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Some big names in Birmingham business and development have teamed up on a new project. Tom Carruthers, President of Red Rock Realty and Bruce Lanier, Founder and Owner of MAKEbhm have joined with Grant Brigham, Partner at ARC Realty. They’re bringing a new development to 3501 1st Ave South (formerly Old Car Heaven) later this year, and we’ve got all the details.

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The Uber of property maintenance: How Birmingham startup Maestro is disrupting the industry through technology

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Jason Clotfelter, Karen Osburn and Kyle McKinley of Maestro. Photo courtesy of Maestro Maintenance Management

You’ve probably seen the work of Birmingham real estate developer Orchestra Partners across town (The Essential, anyone?). But did you know they incubated a startup that’s changing the game for property management?  Read on to get the scoop.

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American Made: Shop local at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham! Get 20% off for the 4th

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Don’t miss La-Z-Boy’s 4th of July Sale happening this week at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Shop local and support American-made businesses this 4th of July—starting with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham! Keep reading for all the details on their weeklong sale, plus see photos of our favorite red, white and blue 4th-inspired items.

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Tech company to relocate from California to Birmingham – CEO is “blown away” by the city

View of Birmingham. Photo by Bham Now.

Ever left a holiday party with a gift card you knew you would never use? Or maybe you have a stack of gift cards to Starbucks that could buy 100 lattes, but you really wish you could use that money to buy groceries for the month. Prepaid2Cash is a tech company in California that offers users a solution. They’re relocating to Birmingham, and we’ve got the scoop.

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A career in aviation isn’t just for pilots: 6 things to know from Encompass Health’s aviation team

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Encompass Health aviation interns Emily Moore and Peter Knapp

When you head to the airport to catch a flight in Birmingham, it seems pretty straightforward. Show up, go through security, board the plane and arrive at your destination. Not so fast.

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Who’s on First? Businesses on Birmingham’s 1st Ave N. could make it the “hippest spot” in town, including a dental office that is described as “cool”

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Magic City Dentistry’s Dr. David Sollenberger standing at the entrance with mini-Vulcan. Photo courtesy of Magic City Dentistry

I think it may have started when the Atomic Lounge unveiled a painting depicting Birmingham’s own local version of the Beatles Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Or perhaps it was the “mini- Vulcan” welcoming patients at Magic City Dentistry.

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Local eats delivered. The TakeOut Bham is Birmingham’s locally owned food delivery service. Save $3 off delivery with code: LOCALISBETTER

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Order a burger from SoHo Burger via The TakeOut Bham (Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now)

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Don’t feel like cooking? Your turn to book lunch for the work crew? No time to prep before the big game? We feel ya! Find out more about how The TakeOut Bham has been making ordering from independent restaurants in Birmingham easy – since 2010. 

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