Wondering how to build inclusive organizations? Momentum’s new podcast can help you get there

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Bobbie Knight of Miles College + April Benetollo of Momentum on higher educaton as part of the Race & Equity series. Photo via Momentum

Are you a woman who wants to become a better leader? A leader who wants to build inclusive organizations? Momentum Matters is a new podcast that will help you reach these goals. Keep reading for all the details.

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A Birmingham tradition. Regions Bank holiday lights are back! (Photos)

The annual lighting began in the 1970s when the building that is now the Regions Center was shared by First National Bank of Birmingham and Southern Natural Gas. Regions Bank has kept the tradition going. Photo via Regions Bank

It is one of my favorite Birmingham traditions – the Regions Bank Holiday Lights.

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15 items we’re shopping during Museum Store Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Shop from the comfort of your couch online or safely in-store during Museum Store Sunday. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I love museum exhibits, but I wouldn’t be lying if I said one of my favorite parts of visiting is hitting the gift shop on the way out. The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) houses one-of-a-kind treasures that make unforgettable holiday gifts. Shop items and score 10% off during Museum Store Sunday on November 29. Or, become a member of the BMA and get 20% off of all items.

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Afraid of needles? Promising nasal COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB moving forward

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UAB researcher performing preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus. Photo courtesy of UAB

We are all preparing for it. Hopefully, very soon, we might expect to roll up our sleeves and take a shot – get vaccinated, so we can defeat the COVID-19 global pandemic.

But, how about avoiding the needles, syringes and more importantly refrigeration that comes with the newly proposed vaccines?  Can a vaccine be delivered via your nose?

Thanks to preclinical research and testing at UAB, we are about to find out.

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20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer

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Ready. Set. Shop. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, gift-giving isn’t always easy. So it’s especially exciting when one spot has options for a few folks on your list. If you’re in need of some giftspiration, Gus Mayer has you covered. Here’s a detailed guide with 20 gift ideas for five different types of people on your list—including yourself!

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7 gifts from Bham makers for the person who could use a little pampering

We could all use some relaxation this year. Photo via @kalosskin on Unsplash

Everyone has a least one person on their holiday shopping list that could use a little extra TLC. Whether it’s a mom who needs an excuse to relax, a husband who loves luxury or a coworker who’s the queen of staying cozy—we’ve got the perfect gifts, all from Birmingham makers. Holiday shopping just got a lot easier—check it out!

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Behind the beard—what people are saying about Bham Now

Our beautiful, magical city. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We love being your next-door neighbor voice, giving you the inside scoop on what you need to know and do around Birmingham. But, we can’t do that without you! Thanks to our 313K monthly visitors, 160K social followers and 180+ local clients, we cover all the positive energy around town. And, there’s a lot to go around!

If you’re a business leader or marketing director, you might wonder how you can tap the giant marketing muscle of Bham Now; let’s chat. In the meantime, keep reading for 16 fire testimonials right from the mouths of our clients and some additional info on our large, powerful audience.

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Your local gift guide for the outdoor enthusiast in Birmingham

Your local gift guide for the outdoor lovers. Photo via Alabama Outdoors’ Facebook

Time to go exploring. Sometimes it’s hard to find good gifts for the person who would rather be outside and on-the-go, but finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a trek. Here are five local spots to visit to get that perfect item for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, including experiential ideas.

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9 local Birmingham shops selling must-have toys this holiday season

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Holiday shopping is underway. Photo via Swoop’s Facebook

Are toys on your holiday shopping list this year? You’re in luck because Birmingham is home to tons of great shops where you can score amazing gifts and support local businesses at the same time. Now don that Elf-ing hat (or fantastic Elf hat) and dive into this guide for all the top shops to find toys, gadgets and more.

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Shipt is adding another 50,000 more shoppers to its national network

Shipt downtown Birmingham, Alabama headquarters. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Just in time for the holiday season, Birmingham-based Shipt announced this week that it’s adding another 50,000 shoppers to its national network. This is in addition to the 100,000 shoppers Shipt announced it would be onboarding nationwide in October.

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State health officials share COVID-19 updates, including Thanksgiving plans + vaccine information

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State health officials announce news on when Alabama will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo via Unsplash

During a press conference today, November 23, 2020, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre shared updates on COVID-19 in Alabama. They discussed rising numbers and safety practices as we move into the holidays, along with a rough timeline for when the first round of vaccines will be administered.

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9 spots in the Birmingham area to get your Christmas tree. Plus 2 places with free delivery

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It’s a group effort. Photo via Beavers Tree Farm’s Facebook page

Did you know that you can get a live Christmas tree delivered to your home? Several local tree farms and chain stores are making Christmas decorating a little easier this year. And many come with free hot chocolate too. Here are 9 spots around Birmingham where you can pick one, cut one or get one delivered straight to you!

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