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Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Sheppard’s Pet Supply

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Will Sheppard, and his shop cat, Declan

“I’d like to think I’m Declan’s employee. My shop cat rules the roost. ”  Will Sheppard, owner of Sheppard’s Pet Supply located at 4410 4th AVE S. in Avondale, shared with us what it’s like to own a pet store and run a small business in Birmingham.

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13th Annual Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook Off raised an estimated $350,000

 

Birmingham aL Excpetional Foundation Chili Cook Off 13th Annual
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This year’s chili cook-off rocked the socks off of those who attended. With over 100 different teams and more chili than you can imagine, it’s no surprise that over 12,000 people showed up for this fun tasting event. Thanks to the community support, The Exceptional Foundation was able to raise even more money than previous years.

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Birmingham’s Five Top Places to Run

I enjoy running on all different surfaces. Some of us are park runners, some of us like to venture through neighborhoods and some of us like running on trails (not my favorite, but I will). If you’re searching for new places to run, then here’s a list of areas scattered through Birmingham to introduce you to some courses without direction.  And if you’re an indoor runner, find your wild heart and take a trip through some of these neighborhoods to find the joy of outdoor running. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Top Places to Run”

McWane Science Center is turning into a SpeakEasy

Speakeasies and Science apparently go hand in hand. On March 10th, you can find out just how much at the McWane Science Center.

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Jefferson County’s $100 million school tax vote set for March 7

Mark your calendars for March 7, Jefferson county voters. Because that’s the day school officials need voter approval to continue levying two district taxes and two county-wide taxes that provide basic education funding.

The combined taxes produce more than $100 million annually, and that money is shared by each district according to student population.

If you’re headed to the polls, you may be asking: Are these taxes new? And, what exactly is being funded with them?

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Grupo Antolin, Global Automotive Supplier, setting up shop in McCalla

Grupo Antolin, a global supplier, which manufactures automotive interior parts, is opening an operation in Jefferson County.  Real estate investment firm, Graham Commercial Properties, (GCP) has secured a lease from Grupo Antolin at the Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla.  In addition, GCP is investing over a million for client improvements to meet the supplier’s needs.

via Graham Commercial Properties

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