Birmingham + Hoover area nationally ranked for positive small biz sentiments

It sure is nice to have these great local businesses in Bham. Photo via Bham Now

I’m sure you already know Birmingham loves small business—and it’s showing. The Census Bureau released their Small Business Pulse Survey and our Magic City ranked third nationally for strong, positive small business sentiment. Keep reading for the deets.

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9 Little Free Pantries + other “take what you need/leave what you can” spots for food and more

You can find Little Free Pantries all across Birmingham, including this one at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

It’s not hard to spot a Little Lending Library around your neighborhood, but have you ever seen the Little Free Pantries throughout Birmingham? They operate the same way, except instead of books they’re filled with food and other essential items for individuals in need. See where you can find one and other options if you’re facing food insecurity.

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How 2 legendary high school coaches impacted students, community, civil rights and Alabama’s future

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Coach Andrew Anthony Sewell and Nancy Sewell. Photo via Bob Farley/f8Photo.org

Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s father Coach Andrew Anthony Sewell had a saying: 

“Anything worth doing is worth doing your best.” 

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Regions Bank + Renasant Bank named recipients of the 2021 Virtual A.G. Gaston Conference happening Feb. 23-24

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A.G. Gaston exhibition at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opens July 2, 2019. Photo via Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Are you ready to celebrate empowerment? Take part in the 2021 Virtual A.G. Gaston Conference taking place Tuesday, February 23-Wednesday, February 24 in Birmingham. Read on for details on this year’s event, plus how to register.

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“United Way was built for times like this”—5 ways the nonprofit stepped up during crises in 2020

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Outgoing President Mallie Ireland passes the gavel into incoming United Way of Central Alabama Chairman of the Board, John M. Turner. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

This past year challenged us in ways we never thought imaginable. Thanks to United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA), however, many residents made it past tough times. At UWCA’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the nonprofit and its agencies discussed how their partnerships led them to deliver exceptional services to our city’s most vulnerable.

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Leading for a lifetime: Major General Lee Price’s new book

Major General Lee Price speaking at an event.
Major General Lee Price speaking at an event. Photo via Major General N. Lee S. Price

From Valleydale High School in the Birmingham area to the United States Army, retired Major General N. Lee S Price has quite the story to tell. And tell it she does, in her new book, No Greater Honor: Lessons from My Life as a Soldier. Keep reading to learn more about the local Major General and her book.

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16 Birmingham area Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

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Vaccines are important even if you are scared of needles. Photo via CVS’ Facebook

Last week, when Walmart and Sam’s Club announced vaccination sites across the state of  Alabama we noticed an omission. There were no Birmingham area locations. Thanks to City Councilman Hunter Williams and his fellow members on the city council that oversight has been remedied. 

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