Birmingham’s Hot Rod Gods: Curtiss Motorcycles’ all-electric, luxury Zeus and Hera models are a force to be reckoned with

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Matt Chambers, chairman and CEO of Curtiss Motorcycles, with a Zeus. Photo for Bham Now

The Magic City is abuzz with news of electric buses and scooters lately. In California, however, the most interesting electric vehicle news from Birmingham is happening on the manufacturing floor of Curtiss Motorcycles.

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There are mixed reactions when it comes to electric scooters in Birmingham

@drfresky styling and profiling before taking a spin on a Bird electric scooter in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo via Bird

The City of Birmingham recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, urging the electric-scooter company to purchase a business license. The company is also operating in Homewood. Looks like we are in backlash mode.

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Big Spoon Creamery announces 3rd location opening in Homewood’s Edgewood area

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Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Sometimes I get wrapped up in my own problems, like whether the latest seasonal ice cream release from Big Spoon Creamery can possibly match the greatness of its predecessor. Then I remember, some people don’t have a Big Spoon within 2 miles of their house. That’s hardship. Now there’s hope for the greater Birmingham residents of Homewood. Yesterday, Big Spoon announced its third location, opening on Oxmoor Road in Edgewood by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

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3 reasons why Alabama ranks number one globally in manufacturing

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About 13 percent of Alabama’s workforce have jobs in manufacturing. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

 Alabama is number one in manufacturing according to Global Trade Magazine. One key factor cited was the state’s over 270,000 Alabamians working in the industry. Continue reading “3 reasons why Alabama ranks number one globally in manufacturing”

Birmingham featured in Barron’s as emerging tech hub. Local leaders respond

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Steve Case, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and J.D. Vance at the Rise of the Rest Tour. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Add Birmingham to Tech’s Growing List of Tech Hubs ~ Barron’s

That is the headline and subsequent story that was published this weekend by Barron’s, one of the nation’s most influential financial publications.

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Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s

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Yo’ Mama’s amazing chicken and waffles.  Photo Courtesy via Yo’ Mama’s Facebook

Everyone enjoys free food! Why wouldn’t you? Personally, I like spending my money at establishments where I know my dollars spent are appreciated, and I will get a return on my investment. Here are some of the places in Birmingham that you can spend your money and get free food or drinks in return. Continue reading “Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s”

Magic City Dentistry in downtown Birmingham. It’s easy on your eyes, easy in the chair and easy on your wallet.

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Vulcan Junior Board members Deidra Mayes and Geoffrey Patton.Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Magic City Dentistry, the newest dental practice in the Central Business District of downtown Birmingham, is offering 3 services that will lower your cost for dental care and make visiting the dentist a more pleasant experience.

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Have a ball playing duckpin bowling at Birmingham’s new social hotspot, The Woolworth on 20th Street South

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Try your hand at duckpin bowling at The Woolworth

Want to play the world’s largest PAC MAN game or duckpin bowl? Here’s your chance Birmingham because the long-anticipated gaming room, The Woolworth, opens today on Southside. Continue reading “Have a ball playing duckpin bowling at Birmingham’s new social hotspot, The Woolworth on 20th Street South”

Birmingham’s Holy Family Cristo Rey has successfully used Corporate partnerships to develop students for over a decade

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Holy Family Cristo Rey High School students and staff with Vulcan Materials Company supervisors prepare for the 2018/2019 work study program. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Have you heard of a Cristo Rey school? A Cristo Rey school is a unique institution that combines academic rigor and a corporate work study program to empower students from economically challenged families. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Holy Family Cristo Rey has successfully used Corporate partnerships to develop students for over a decade”

Top reasons working at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen is awesome, plus 4 job opportunities up for grabs

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Looking for employment somewhere that is upscale and offers a family environment? You can find this and more when you apply for a job with Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. (To apply for Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s Chef Management position, send your resume to Carolyn Katterjohn at ckatterjohn@somerbyliving.com.)

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Meet Two Ravens: a new Birmingham-based consultancy that aims to draw out the human in all of us

The Two Ravens team hard at work in the Forge office. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now
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Among the many talented companies that work at Forge, the coworking space located on the second floor of The Pizitz residence building, is Two Ravens.  Two Ravens is an “innovation consultancy,” “research and development,” “problem solving” company. Their team consists of six people, and they are always looking to a wide range of individuals in order to come up with the best ideas and constantly improve their business.

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¡A reason to fiesta! El ZunZun opens in Cahaba Heights

El ZunZun–complete with those cute red double doors| Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

El ZunZun is a nickname for a Cuban species of hummingbird.

Nestled in the middle of Cahaba Heights, Becky Satterfield (owner of the equally yummy Satterfield’s Restaurant) opened El ZunZun to “create a place as inviting as the kitchens of the abuela’s (grandmother’s) we’ve learned from,” and despite being a brand spankin’ new building, the fun colors and vibrant atmosphere paints the picture of an upscale, yet somehow cozy dining experience.

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