Wondering why you should do a Montevallo MBA? Online classes are only one reason.

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Liucija Smaizyte Wright at her graduation from The University of Montevallo in 2015. Photo supplied

“I believe it’s always good to have a graduate degree, especially when you don’t know where life may take you,” according to Liucija Smaizyte Wright, a current Montevallo MBA student. Keep reading to find out more about her experience and that of Doug Ford, a current student in the program. If you’re ready to make an impact in the business world, apply for a Montevallo MBA now.

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How did Birmingham handle the Spanish Flu 100 years ago? Learn more.

Downtown Birmingham in 1920. Photo via Influenza Archive

A little over a century ago, the world was rocked by the Spanish Flu—a deadly influenza pandemic that lasted from January 1918 to December 1920. Similar to COVID-19, the Spanish Flu eventually made its way to Birmingham. But how did The Magic City deal with one of the deadliest epidemics in recorded history? Find out here.

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The Birmingham housing market is still HOT—how hot? We found out.

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How hot is hot? We put it to the test. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, now’s the time. With all the current uncertainty, you need a professional you can trust to help you make the best decision. Enter RealtySouth—they’ve been serving Alabama families for generations. Check out what they have to say about the Birmingham housing market!

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Over 65 marketing execs joined virtual summit on how to communicate during pandemic.

Even though our workspaces may look a little different, communication remains important as ever. Photo via Unsplash

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF Birmingham) held its first-ever online panel on Wednesday, March 25. Topic? How businesses can best communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted via Zoom, the summit featured 4 local communication experts and welcomed over 65 local advertising and marketing executives. Read on to get the pro tips.

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Keep Birmingham safe—band together by staying apart + staying home

No need to worry about social distancing from your cat.

Although us young’ un’s might feel like we can do anything, it’s important to remember that no one is invincible, especially when it comes to Coronavirus (COVID-19). One bit of misinformation that is circling around is that young adults can’t get sick or will have mild symptoms. As the youngest member of the Bham Now team, I’m urging you to help me flatten the curve.

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A Type 1 diabetes guide to COVID-19 + Birmingham resources

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Daily life as a T1D with my insulin and syringes. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

If you’re a Type 1 diabetic like me, you may be feeling extra anxiety in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, don’t forget we’re all in this together. Take a look at some advice from medical professionals for staying safe as a T1D—including resources and support groups in Birmingham.

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BeeSC is buzzing—check out their pollinator gardens + learn how to make your own

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The EcoScape at BSC is a 4-acre outdoor classroom with beneficial bug sculptures, fragrance gardens, and winding paths through a miniature Mobile Basin wetland. Photo via BSC

Wildflower season is my favorite season, and soon it’ll be in full swing. Birmingham-Southern College plays host to some fantastic pollinator gardens, and we’re taking a closer look. Bonus: learn how to make your own—it’s the perfect activity for social distancing!

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Bham COVID-19 Update: City passes economic stimulus plan, Bham Strong, BBA resources + more

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh speaking at COVID – 19 news conference on March 13, 2020, discussing the Meals on Wheels program. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.

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Where kids can get free meals in Birmingham during school closures

Watching Birmingham come together has been keeping our spirits high all week. Photo via Birmingham City Schools on Facebook

Plenty of children in Birmingham depend on school meals for vital nutrition. With all the COVID-19 school closures, there are options available for those in need. Find out what you need to know right here.

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Toney Pugh, builder of local athletic programs to be enshrined in AHSAA Hall of Fame

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Toney Pugh, Executive Director at the Birmingham Athletic Partnership. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“He is a builder.”

That’s how colleagues describe Toney Pugh, longtime director of the Birmingham Athletic Partnership (BAP), legendary wrestling coach and official and the athletic director who successfully established two high school athletic programs from scratch at Clay-Chalkville and Oak Mountain High Schools.

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Spiders, ticks and poison ivy. Local scientists share examples of Alabama’s changing climate

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Golden Silk Spider. Photo courtesy of Mike Howell

When I began writing this series about Alabama’s changing climate and the impacts it will have on us and our natural world, I am reminded of the line in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy, the Tin Man, and The Scarecrow are frightened in the forest. They started chanting, “lions and tigers and bears,” oh my!

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