Shop, sample, share the fun! Southern Women’s Show is happening Oct. 4-6, use code BHAMNOW for $4 off

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Sip sip, hooray! Photo via Southern Women’s Show

Birmingham, AL’s favorite event for women in BACK! Discover the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more at Southern Women’s Show, coming Oct. 4-6 to the BJCC. Use code BHAMNOW to snag your ticket for just $8.

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4 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about Ignite Cycle in Birmingham. Win 10 FREE rides + merch!

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So the Bham Now team decided to field trip to the Ignite Cycle Studio in Pepper Place the other morning…

Ignite Cycle is gearing up to celebrate their 6 month anniversary, and we are PUMPED. You’ve probably heard about the new boutique cycling studio in Pepper Place. But if you haven’t checked it out yet, this story’s for you. We’re answering 4 questions you might not find on the FAQ—Plus, we’re giving away 10 FREE rides and Ignite Cycle merch to celebrate 6 months of killing the cycling game in Birmingham. 

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6 must-try dishes at The Pizitz Food Hall in Birmingham

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So yum. Beef pho from PhoPho at The Pizitz Food Hall

Chances are, you’ve been the The Pizitz Food Hall on more than one occasion. And if you’re anything like me, you probably have a go-to place with a go-to order that you pretty much never stray from. I get it—It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone when you find something you like, especially when it comes to food. But trust me, you’re missing out. Checkout these 6 must-try dishes on your next trip to the food hall. Plus, win $100 to spend at The Pizitz!

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9 reasons to go visit Crestwood Village, including kombucha floats

Crestwood Pharmacy in Crestwood Village.
Taylor Trammell is one of the owners of Crestwood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. Plus, we think he looks like our Bham Now logo. Photo from Crestwood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain via Facebook

Crestwood Village recently got a facelift, so I went to check it out and see what all was going on. Turns out, a lot!

Here are 9 reasons you should head over there to see for yourself.

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Paramount. Life-changing. How Innovate Birmingham propelled 5 former candidates into Birmingham’s tech industry

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The consensus is the same for all of the candidates I’ve spoken with: The friendships developed at Innovate Birmingham last well beyond Demo Day. From L-R: Blake McCracken and Lee Panter. Photo submitted

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Innovate Birmingham is changing lives. But don’t just take my word for it. Meet 5 former candidates from Innovate Birmingham’s 7th Cohort, and see their success for yourself.

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From backline cook to general manager, Fonstella Gosa has been a part of the Jack’s family for 28 years

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Fonstella Gosa, general manager of Jack’s in Bessemer. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

What does it take for someone to stay in the fast food industry for 28 years? Find out from Fonstella Gosa, general manager and 28-year employee of Jack’s in Bessemer. 

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7 reasons you need to know Rebecca Dobrinski, including FUNights Birmingham

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Rebecca Dobrinski helped bring FUNights to Birmingham.
Co-conspirators Scott Pierce, Jacqui Jones and Rebecca Dobrinski. Photo by Joe deScoise

Birmingham, meet Rebecca Dobrinski. For those of you who know her already, she needs no introduction. She’s making a big difference in Birmingham with Red Thread Consulting, FUNights Birmingham and Community Engagement Lunch & Learn at Forge. 

Plus, she has a drink named after her at Brennan’s Irish Pub, which we think is pretty cool. 

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6 startups pitching for $150K at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad finale. Attend imerge2019 August 28 to celebrate ‘Alabama’s next first’

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6 companies will pitch to win part of $150,000 Alabama Launchpad funding at imerge2019 on August 28. Photo via EDPA

The next generation of Alabama’s innovators will pitch to win part of $150,000 funding on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 3 of the Alabama Launchpad competition in Birmingham on Thursday, August 28. The finale forms part of imerge2019, a special event to celebrate Alabama’s past, present and future role in the space race.

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