Birmingham Innovator: Aviate owner’s motto is ‘Play Hard. Travel Often’

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I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?

The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate  in 2015.  And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.

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Why Amazon should take a chance on Birmingham

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Why wouldn’t Amazon choose Birmingham for its HQ2? To me, the choice is a no-brainer. Birmingham today is nothing like the Birmingham of just a short 10 years ago. I know a number of people say we have a snowball’s chance, but I for one am a believer that Amazon could thrive in the Magic City. Continue reading “Why Amazon should take a chance on Birmingham”

Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back

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SECRETS TO ADAMSON FORD’s SUCCESS

For almost 100 years, since opening their doors in 1918, Adamson Ford has represented Ford Motor Company in the Birmingham area. Find out some secrets to their success. Continue reading “Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back”

An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age

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A Comedic Look at Women Over 50

You and your mama don’t want to miss this! A new comedic show An Invisible Woman ~ The disappearing act of a 50-year old! opens Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Written by and starring comedic entertainer Sunny Brown, the show explores the ways society tries to make women of a certain age fade from view, just as they begin to find themselves again. Continue reading “An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age”

Designing Women Featured at Birmingham’s Antiques at The Gardens

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Wouldn’t you like to interact with some of the most well known women designers at this year’s ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ event? You will have your opportunity with the Antiques in The Gardens Designing Women panel discussion.

Designing Women – Saturday, Oct. 7

Karen Carroll of Flower magazine will lead a panel discussion and luncheon with Vine Garden Market, Charlotte Lucas, Liz Carroll and Paloma Contreras at 11:30 am.

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Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6

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Money Raised through ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ Provides Educational Opportunities for Children

It’s that time again, time for one of the most exciting events held in the Birmingham area every year, ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.   This annual event Oct. 5-7 is the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6”

What Great Partners Birmingham and Amazon Would Be

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By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon is looking for city to place a second Headquarters office and we can think of no better partner than the city of Birmingham. In fact, we are urging Amazon to take a hard look at the Magic City. Amazon made the announcement last week that the search is on for a second home base, which would bring approximately 50,000 high-paying executive jobs to its new location. Continue reading “What Great Partners Birmingham and Amazon Would Be”

Birmingham Just Got a Huge Boost to its Economy by Landing Autocar

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$120 Million Economic Investment into the Birmingham Area

More jobs are on their way to Birmingham with Governor Ivey and the Birmingham Business Alliance’s announcement that the Indiana based manufacturing plant Autocar will expand manufacturing of its heavy-duty-cab-over engine trucks to the Birmingham metro area. This expansion means that the company will invest a $120 million dollars into its new operations. Continue reading “Birmingham Just Got a Huge Boost to its Economy by Landing Autocar”

The Electrifying Return of UAB Football

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THE HOUSE PARTY

UAB football is back after a two- year hiatus. The excitement in Birmingham can be felt all around town. It’s electric! Friday night UAB kicked off the return of football with a ‘UAB House Party’ with vendors and a concert by former UAB quarterback and country music star Sam Hunt, in Uptown Birmingham. Over 20,000 happy and excited UAB fans, supporters and employees attended the free House Party concert to kick off the return of football. Continue reading “The Electrifying Return of UAB Football”

Helping Us Breathe Clean Air is Mission of Alabama Partners for Clean Air

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There’s an organization in Jefferson and Shelby counties whose mission it is to help us breathe clean air. Alabama Partners for Clean Air (APCA), an initiative of the Birmingham Regional Planning Commission, is a group of partners that monitor the air we breathe and that implement, on a voluntary basis, strategies to improve our air quality.

These partners include the Waste Reduction and Technology Foundation, the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Jefferson County Department of Health, Commute Smart Birmingham, the United Way of Central Alabama, Advanced Consulting and Johnson Management Group (Idle Eddy).

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The Faces Behind Commercial Real Estate Growth and the Revitalization of Downtown Birmingham

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Birmingham’s Renaissance

Over the last few years, Birmingham has experienced a renaissance and redevelopment of downtown in large part due to commercial real estate growth. Commercial real estate, according the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, contributes $465 billion a year to the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Products Index).

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