City Bowls is opening a brick-and-mortar in Hoover—here’s what we know

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A family favorite turned family biz. Photo via City Bowls’ Facebook

City Bowls is one of Birmingham’s favorite food trucks, and they’re making it even easier to get your açaí fix. This summer, they’re opening their first franchised brick-and-mortar in Stadium Trace Village in Hoover. Find out what you can expect from the sweet biz.

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This local entrepreneur balances internal consulting with a new business—you can too

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The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA program means Clark doesn’t have to choose between his family and advancing his career. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Being an entrepreneur requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but so does raising a family. We caught up with someone who’s doing it all and then some. Local businessman Clark Roper is a student enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program at Huntsville (HEMBA). He gave us the inside scoop on juggling education, family commitments and work.

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5 of Birmingham’s oldest businesses you need to check out, including the oldest Black-owned biz

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Check out five more of Birmingham’s oldest establishments, including the peaceful Buddy Vines Fish Camp. Photo via Bham Now.

We’re back folks with another round of Birmingham’s oldest businesses. Keep reading to learn the fascinating, fun and funny history behind a few of your favorite Birmingham stores, businesses and companies.

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Delta is resuming its nonstop Magic City to Big Apple flight in June

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Delta Air Lines in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

After 14 months, Delta Air Lines is resuming nonstop flights to New York City with service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beginning Monday, June 7, 2021. 

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The 5 most unique drinks on menus in Birmingham right now

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Photo by JH Daniel for Bham Now

There’s no shortage of delicious beverages in the city’s bar, restaurant and coffee shop scene, but who has the most unique drinks in Birmingham? I searched high and low to find the yummiest drinks in town that I’ve never tasted before. Here’s what I discovered (and delightfully consumed):

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Fast Company features the faces of Bessemer in a new article

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Bessemer is making big moves. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’ve turned on a TV or opened up Twitter lately, you’ve seen a national spotlight on Bessemer, Alabama. Recently, Bessemer received another country-wide accolade as Fast Company ran a photo essay of just a few of the workers that make up the heart of Bessemer.

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This free program is helping pre-K children learn valuable vocab skills in a unique way

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Vocabby’s World is a free program teaching young children vocabulary words and more in Birmingham. Photo via Heath Mixon, photos were taken prior to the pandemic

Yellow taxi cabs aren’t just for hoofing it around New York City. In Birmingham, one of them sings, dances and provides local pre-K children with resources to grow their language and development skills. Vocabby’s World, a local vocabulary program sponsored by PNC Bank, is teaching new concepts to little learners through a fun mascot and community partnerships.

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