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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New dates for 7 favorite Birmingham events including Regions Tradition

The celebrity player list is stacked at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am tournament. From 2018, University of Alabama’s Nick Saban and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin greet spectators. (Photo via Regions Tradition)

It’s weird to think that just a few weeks ago, we were looking forward to fun events around Birmingham. Social distancing gives us plenty of time to update our calendars. Here’s the rundown of new dates for some of your fave local events.

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“The Fantasticks” opens Mar. 26—here’s what you need to know

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Get your game face on—this story will take you for a ride. Photo via Bham Now.

NOTICE: EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

“The Fantasticks”, a timeless tale embracing everything love has to offer, good and bad, shows at the Virginia Samford Theatre Mar.26-Apr.5 in Birmingham. Watch what happens when meddling fathers and one enigmatic narrator interfere with two teenagers attempting to navigate life. Get tickets now.

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New funds announced for small businesses + people in need in Birmingham. How to help

Mayor Randall Woodfin speaking at COVID-19 news conference on March 13, 2020, announcing the creation of the Bham Strong Fund. 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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Red Cross to award John Sherman and Birmingham’s Coca-Cola UNITED for training services

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President and CEO John Sherman, III visits the employees in Birmingham’s Coca-Cola bottling facility. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to Coca-Cola UNITED, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling facilities in the United States. I sat down with President and CEO John Sherman, III to learn how the American Red Cross helps each Coca-Cola UNITED employee arrive home safe and sound.

John Sherman will be honored at the American Red Cross Gala on Friday, April 3. To attend, you can purchase tickets online.

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3 reasons you need to go to Good People Mar. 21 for the AirWave Block Party

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AirWave is back for its 9th annual block party supporting clean rivers. Photo courtesy of AirWave.

NOTICE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.

Our rivers do A LOT for us Birmingham so it’s about time we celebrate them with a block party! Enjoy live music, beer, art and fight water pollution at the 9th annual AirWave Block Party on Sat., Mar. 21 at Good People Brewing. Come out and support the Black Warrior Riverkeeper and two other waterkeepers.

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3 reasons you need to be at the St. Elias Lebanese Festival May 29-30

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Eat all the great food—then burn it off on the dance floor. Photo via St. Elias Lebanese Festival on Facebook

This spring, experience the delicious food and rich culture of Lebanon—without ever leaving Birmingham. The 22nd annual St. Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival is happening May 29-30, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Get all the details here!

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Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day in Birmingham with 11+ events—including a beer Olympics

Grab your green, grab your gals, because Birmingham is going BIG for St.Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy of The Five Points Alliance.

Let’s shamrock and roll Birmingham—St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. No need to worry about any pinching happening over here—these events are decked out in green.

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Batter up! Tag along on our behind-the-scenes tour of Regions Field (VIDEO)

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We had the best tour guide around, no contest. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

NOTICE: OPENING DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.

The first pitch of the Birmingham Barons’ 2020 season will be thrown in just one month. Opening day is approaching quickly, and we got an inside look at Regions Field. Tag along with us and the Barons’ community partner, Adamson Ford, to check it out.

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