Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including Children’s of Alabama and Olexa’s Cafe, Cakes and Catering

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Birmingham, AL. Photo via @elevatedimageryservices

It’s time to find out who’s hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure to click that apply button and land that new job!

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A special tradition: UAB Football players to wear Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs for homecoming

Julie Brandrup and UAB Head Coach Bill Clark. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the 3rd straight year, the UAB Football team will honor and memorialize the children and families served by Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys for Homecoming.

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5 local hand-poured candle companies in Birmingham, PLUS their best autumn scents

Candles poured in Birmingham are being sold all over the country. Photo via @greatbearwaxco

It’s no secret that Birmingham, AL is home to some pretty outstanding artisans and small businesses. One type of good that’s booming in the Magic City? Hand-poured candles! Now that cooler weather has arrived, it’s time to get your living spaces smelling seasonal—here are 5 local candlemakers and their best autumn scents.

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5 reasons The Grainger Center for Professional Practice at UM’s Stephens College of Business is 💯

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Accounting students on a day of interviewing. Photo from the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business via Facebook

We all know the transition from studying to working can be tough. The Grainger Center for Professional Practice at University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business does what every other career center wishes it could do. It helps set students up for success—both in school and in their future careers.

Imagine having all that support to help you transition from studying to working without a hitch. Check out The Stephens College of Business here, and read on for all the details.

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Are you ready for the spotlight? Make your story standout at The Birmingham Moth StorySLAM on Tuesday, October 15.

Telling stories at The Moth StorySlam
The best stories are featured on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on more than 500 public radio stations, and on The Moth’s eponymous podcast. Photo via Henry Cromett for The Moth.

At a Moth StorySLAM in August I opted for the anonymous route. The host read my response to the question, “Tell us about a time you let the cat out of the bag” – which I answered literally. The story got about two laughs (thanks mom and dad) and some constructive criticism from the host stating that whoever wrote it should work on their penmanship. 

Trying to learn where I went wrong, I contacted Claire Flowers, the regional producer for the story slam in Birmingham. She filled me in on mastering the theme, how to tell a good story in only five minutes and ways to work on my handwriting (just kidding).

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.

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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l

Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.

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11 women in wellness making Birmingham healthier

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Jasper Elliot Wolfe of Conscious Body Healing Arts Center. Photo by R. Daniel Walker

If you’ve spent any time in wellness spaces in Birmingham, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot of women helping other women find balance and wholeness in their lives.

We decided to introduce you to 11 of these women and what they have to offer. We know we can’t include everybody. So, do be sure to tag us @bhamnow to let us know who we missed!

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Find your special place. Open houses for Oct. 11-13

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 32 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!


121 COOPER AVE TRUSSVILLE,AL 35173 (RealtySouth)

Open House: ROSEDALE ESTATES 10/13 14:00-16:00
121 COOPER AVE
TRUSSVILLE,AL 35173
2305 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/1 half baths
$212000
For more info, contact Rodney Bates at 205-335-0354 or email rbates@realtysouth.com

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Hoopin’ at the Hill + 2 other ways to celebrate UAB’s 50th anniversary with Homecoming 2019 from Oct. 17th-19th

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Blaze the Dragon leads the parade to Legion Field. Photo submitted.

It’s the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s birthday! 50 years ago, UAB officially became its own university. Since its such a special year, UAB will be celebrating Homecoming from October 17th to October 19th–and you’re invited!

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7 reasons to go see Ghostbusters in Concert with the ASO Oct. 25, 7PM at Samford’s Wright Center. Use code GHOSTNOW for 25% off

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The original Ghostbusters
The original Ghostbusters. Photo supplied

If you missed the 35th anniversary showing of Ghostbusters, never fear. You can check out the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Ghostbusters in Concert.

It’s at 7PM on October 25 at Samford’s Wright Center. Tickets range from $15-80. Use code GHOSTNOW and get 25% off your tickets here.

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