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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A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!

Mr. Dennis Simmons, Endowment Secretary for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.

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Big Sky Bread Company is back in Birmingham, and we know where to find them

Granola, bread, cookies and more at Big Sky Bread Company.
Granola, bread, cookies and more. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

You know how it feels when you bump into someone you used to be best friends with after you haven’t seen each other for ages? That’s how I felt when I stumbled across a hidden lair of Big Sky Bread Company products recently.

Read on for where I found them, and where else in town you can find their tasty treats.

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Buying goods online? 11 Internet purchase meetup spots in Birmingham

Birmingham Police Headquarters on 1st Ave. N. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Online marketplaces such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and others have exploded in popularity. However, traveling to a stranger’s house to pick up an item can make you think twice. Luckily for Birmingham—there’s another option. Meetup spots for Internet purchase exchanges! Read on for the details.

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4 things you must do before Labor Day. PLUS a special Birmingham deal to get you there.

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BBVA Field sunsets are unmatched! Photo via Birmingham Legion FC on Facebook.

As the sun sets on another Birmingham, AL summer, there’s still time for one last hoorah. You know Bham Now is here to make this easy. We’ve pulled together the 4 ‘must-do’ places to check out before Labor Day weekend. Birmingham City School employees, be sure to read till the end for a special deal just for you compliments of Adamson Ford.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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La-Z-Boy’s new face: Kristen Bell! Get her top 3 picks right here in Birmingham

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You might be scratching your head. Kristen Bell? Star of The Good Place? Veronica Mars? And Frozen? The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Now we can also answer yes to “La-Z-Boy Ambassador.” It’s got a nice ring to it. See 3 of her top La-Z-Boy furniture picks, plus where to find them right here in Birmingham.

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5 questions you should ask before building a house in Birmingham, answered by a top building expert

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I just imagine sitting in this study and feeling quite intelligent and important. Photo via Slate Barganier

Building a house can be one of the most daunting tasks you can take on. Whether you’re a newly married couple, a professional looking for something permanent, empty nesters, or anything in-between—we found the top 5 questions you need to ask and sought out answers from a top building expert in Birmingham, AL.  Keep reading to see what we found.

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Birmingham ranks 3rd in economic growth potential among U.S. mid-sized cities in national survey

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View of City of Birmingham from from The Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Birmingham region was ranked No. 3 for economic growth potential among mid-size U.S. cities in a recent report by  Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development.

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Look what’s opening at The Bray in Liberty Park, including On Tap Sports Cafe (and a ‘secret speakeasy bar’. Shhh!)

On Tap Sports Cafe at The Bray in Liberty
On Tap Sports Cafe’ has just opened at The Bray (Liberty Park) in Vestavia Hills. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you’ve driven through Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills recently, it’s no secret there’s a lot of construction going on at The Bray. I stopped by to see two of its newest openings, On Tap Sports Cafe’ and Anytime Fitness.  Bonus find! I I also uncovered a ‘secret’ bourbon bar. Lucky me.

Find out more and see what else is in the pipeline for this suburb of Birmingham, including a supermarket and mixed use development. 

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