A national report ranked Birmingham-Hoover women entrepreneurs’ earnings # 2 in the country: challenges + how UAB can help

Women entrepreneurs in Birmingham-Hoover have the second highest earnings in the country
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Back in June, Volusion, an Austin, Texas-based company helping people sell online since 1999, published “Cities with the Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs.” Birmingham-Hoover ranked #2 among large metros with the most successful women entrepreneurs. We talked to Patrick J. Murphy, Director of the Entrepreneurship Program in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to learn more. 

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“They’re changing lives. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.” Read Michael’s story

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This 75 acres of stunning countryside is home to an extraordinary mission. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Tucked away off a backroad of Hayden, Alabama, there’s a gorgeous piece of land filled with pine trees and bright green rolling hills. It’s called Royal Pines, and it’s a place where lives get changed. I drove out to see it for myself and meet some of the men who live there. Come tag along.

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Work smarter and harder this week in Birmingham with new jobs + buzzy events

The mighty man who lives in Birmingham. Photo via @AlexKiker12 on Twitter

Join us during your one-stop-shop for getting smarter, healthier and amazing at all things business. Ok, maybe we can’t promise one newsletter will do all of that, but we do have the tools to help you score a sick job and give you a few discussion topics to fill the silence before your next work meeting starts.

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United Ability to honor staff and pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Gary Edwards at Journey of HOPE at home

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Teachers and staff at United Ability’s Hand In Hand. Photo courtesy of United Ability

This year’s United Ability Journey of HOPE fundraising event will be extra special.

On August 29th, United Ability, an organization that serves over 5,700 children and adults with disabilities, will be honoring their staff and paying tribute to the memory of Gary Edwards —Dr. E—the group’s beloved CEO for nearly 38 years.

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Small biz spotlight: Q&A with Orchard House, Birmingham’s first women-focused co-working collective

The Practice Works space is perfect for productivity and staying socially distant. Photo via Orchard House on Instagram

Birmingham’s first women-focused co-working collective is here. Orchard House Beta kicks off at Practice Works this September. Find out more about how Orchard House originated and how to join today.

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5 iconic historic homes in Birmingham’s Anderson Place Historic District [Photos + History]

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The J. Cary Thompson house in the Anderson Place Historic District. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Did you know that the Anderson Place Historic District, just outside of Five Points South, features some of the oldest (and in my humble opinion, prettiest) residential houses in Birmingham? We took a stroll through the neighborhood to learn more!

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5 homes with gorgeous pools on the Birmingham market right now

Whoever moves in here, feel free to invite your favorite Bham Nowers over for a pool party. Photo via RealtySouth

It’s hot, y’all. An Alabama August is no joke, but neither are these stunning pools in Birmingham. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury home or you just enjoy sitting in the air conditioning and drooling over gorgeous photos, you’re not going to want to miss these.

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Bessemer’s Urban Market Discount Foods is bringing fresh affordable goods to the food desert now [PHOTOS]

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Owner Mara Allen in front of the Alabama-grown produce at Urban Market Discount Foods. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Bessemer’s Jonesboro community is a federally-designated food desert. Located just Southwest of downtown Bessemer, this low-income area hasn’t had ready access to fresh, affordable food…until now. Keep reading for the scoop on Urban Market Discount Foods and how they’re changing access to healthy food in the area.

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New Executive Doctor of Business Administration is the only one of its type in Alabama. Is it your next career step?

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UNA is rolling out a new EDBA
UNA Faculty. Photo via UNA

Move over PhD programs, there’s a new “doctor” on the block: UNA’s EDBA (Executive Doctor of Business Administration)—and it just may have your name on it. If you’re mid-to-senior-level in your career and wanting more, you need to know about this exciting new program created by the University of North Alabama

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SpaceX splashes down in the Gulf with UAB devices on board

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The Polar unit, built by UAB’s EITD team is visible in images shared by NASA. Photo via UAB School of Engineering’s Facebook page

The SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” made its historic splash in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola on Sunday, August 2. Why is UAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Department (EITD) so excited? Find out!

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Small biz spotlight: Local Source Market & Grocery is now open in 5 Points South [PHOTOS]

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Justin Petruff of Local Source Market & Grocery + Near to Me CBD. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

My family and I checked out Local Source Market & Grocery in 5 Points South yesterday and we liked what we saw: loads of fresh, local Alabama produce, frozen grass-fed meats from Sylacauga and goods from Alabama makers all for sale in a warm and inviting space.

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3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including waterfalls, tropical cocktails + sweet treats

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We’ll take them all! Photo via SMOOSH Cookies on Instagram

Let’s be honest, being anywhere without A/C right now is miserable. Thankfully there are still ways to get out and explore the city AND stay cool at the same time. Here are 3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including where to find waterfalls, tropical cocktails and sweet treats.

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See why United Way is going virtual for the 2020 Campaign, and how you can help

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Greg King, the 2020 annual Campaign Chair for the United Way of Central Alabama. Photo courtesy of United Way

Every year for nearly a century, committed volunteers fan out into our community to meet face-to-face with neighbors, co-workers and businesses to ask for support on behalf of the United Way of Central Alabama.

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Here’s how you can support senior citizens in Birmingham right now

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Taking care of our senior citizens is always a worthy mission. Right now, our elderly population is more isolated than ever. Check out these 7 local organizations that are supporting and encouraging senior citizens right here in Birmingham. Join them today!

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