Birmingham biotech startups TriAltus Bioscience and AerBetic talk next steps after Alabama Launchpad win

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TriAltus Bioscience founders Dmitry Vassylyev (left) and Bob Shufflebarger at Innovation Depot. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

The Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), puts serious cash into serious Alabama startups. Find out what innovations November’s winners, TriAltus Bioscience and AerBetic, two Birmingham-based biotech companies, are bringing our way. Plus, learn how you can apply for the 2019 Cycle 1 competition. (Hurry because the January 3 deadline is fast approaching.)

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Adamson Ford donates goods to help keep the homeless in Birmingham warm this holiday season

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The staff at Adamson Ford donated and collected items to keep the homeless warm this holiday season. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Adamson Ford has built up a bit of a reputation downtown. They don’t just work with the community — they serve the community. They donate food to the community. And this year, they’re helping to keep the homeless warm.  Find out how.

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Open letter explains Brät Brot closure in Lakeview. Proprietor asks patrons for feedback.

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We already miss the pretzels, beer cheese and brats at Brät Brot in Lakeview. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

There’s no denying it. We’re crazy about Brät Brot, Birmingham’s first biergarten, which opened last April in Lakeview. So we were disheartened when Brät Brot closed unexpectedly last week, announcing tentative plans to reopen in spring 2019. Now, proprietor David Carrigan, has posted an open letter explaining the closure, and he’s asking patrons to give feedback.

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Birmingham’s Pizitz Building awarded ICSC Gold Award for design and development

The Pizitz is a multi-use development with food stalls, retail, residences and co-working. Photo via The Pizitz

You may know the Pizitz Building for its great food hall, its modern apartments, or its sleek co-working space. What you may not know is that Bayer Properties, who owns the building, was just honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for their transformation of the building. 

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4 Birmingham shops offering wine, beer and liquor tastings leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Josh Terrell, owner of Classic Wine Company in Homewood. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Holiday parties mean hostess gifts, and wine, beer and liquor are always welcome.  And if you can try before you buy? All the better because now your gift comes with a story. Check out these Birmingham shops offering wine, beer and liquor tastings in the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Original B’ham Apparel Co. is homegrown, family run and open at The Battery

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Jason Johnson, owner of Original B’ham Apparel Co. Photos by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You’ve seen people sporting the trademark logo all over Birmingham. Now you can visit Original B’ham Apparel Co.’s flagship store, open just in time for Christmas shopping. Find it at The Battery in the historic BEBCO building on the corner of 2nd Ave. S. and 22nd St. (Bonus: you can grab a pint from Birmingham District Brewing Co. while you’re there.)

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Retha Nichole, Small Business and Life Coach, on giving entrepreneurs the push they need to succeed

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Retha Nichole is ready to change your small business for the better. Photo via Retha Nichole on Facebook

Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but realized maybe the million reasons why it would be extremely difficult, and then just given up? Or are you a small business owner who just needs a little extra push here and some help with administrative tasks there? Enter Retha Nichole.

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Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz reaches historic fundraising goal of $1 million

Birmingham, Kerry Schraer and Ashlee Ammons, founders of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz
Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, founders of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz

There’s been another big win for mother-daughter duo, Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, co-founders of Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz. The company has officially reached the historic fundraising goal of $1 million! Continue reading “Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz reaches historic fundraising goal of $1 million”

We ordered from Whole Foods using prime now and here’s what happened

Bags of groceries from Whole Foods using  Prime Now (Bham Now)

I got a code for $10 off my first ‘prime now’ order from Whole Foods so thought I’d give it a try.  Prime Now is a service offered to Amazon Prime members to place orders from Whole Foods Market for pickup or delivery.  The code is SAVE10WF.  Here’s how it went.

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Birmingham and Brookings Institution aim to make city a national model for ‘inclusive innovative economy’

City of Birmingham, Brookings Institute and business leaders announce multi-year partnership. Photo by Pat Byington for Bhamn Now

Mayor Randall Woodfin was joined on Tuesday by officials with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and local civic and business leaders to announce a multi-year partnership with Brookings to help boost the economy in Birmingham.

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Vulcan Materials Company “stockpiles” 4 tons of food for community organizations across Alabama and beyond

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Donations collected by Vulcan’s Tuscaloosa Quarry employees. Photo submitted

Looking for ways to get your workplace involved in giving back during the holidays? Take a cue from Vulcan Materials Company, headquartered in Birmingham, where giving back is ingrained in the corporate culture. 

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