Shots! Your update on all things vaccine in Birmingham

UAB Kierstin Kennedy gets covid-19 vaccine
Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., is UAB’s Chief of Hospital Medicine receiving a vaccine shot. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Today we’re talking all things vaccines, the “who,” “where,” and “how.” Keep reading to get the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine in the Birmingham area, and find out what our followers think about getting their shot.

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9 places to find the best chocolate this Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate lovers, now is your time to shine. Photo via Sky Bear Confections’ Facebook

Psst. In case anyone hasn’t told you yet, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. If you still haven’t made plans, run don’t walk to these delicious Birmingham-area chocolatiers to get something sweet for your sweetheart.

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13 of Birmingham’s best Valentine’s Day date deals

Chocolate Oreos from Birmingham Candy Company
Chocolate Oreos – because who doesn’t need more chocolate? Photo via Birmingham Candy Company.

Every year, I let Valentine’s Day sneak up on me, ending in a last minute dash for chocolates, flowers and (the hardest thing to find): a dinner reservation. Instead of waiting ’til the last-minute, check out this handy guide to Birmingham’s best Valentine’s Day meals and deals to find the perfect way to celebrate love.

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Funding Black Founders: A Conversation with Rodney Sampson

Data shows that diverse founding and executive teams outperform by 30% yet these founders receive less than 5% of venture funding. OHUB has joined forces with Rise of the Rest, Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab, and the 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund to help close that funding gap. Specifically for Black founders outside of Silicon Valley, NYC, and Boston. Join us for a conversation with Rodney Sampson, founder of Opportunity Hub, about funding Black founders and building inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. About OHUB: Opportunity Hub co-founded in Atlanta in 2013 by Rodney Sampson as a follow up to the highly successful book, Kingonomics, and large scale conferences in Atlanta as well as D.C., is the leading technology, startup and venture ecosystem building platform created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable access to the future of work, Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond as a path to multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth. Learn more at About Rise of the Rest: Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR) team has traveled to more than 40 cities, including Birmingham, to better understand startup communities outside of the coastal tech hubs firsthand, holding a $100K pitch competition in each city. Learn more at To learn more about the pitch competition and apply, visit: Our moderator for this conversation will be Carmen Mays, Founder & CEO of Elevators on 4th. Which you can learn more about here:

6 indoor activities to get you moving in Birmingham

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Forma Arts + Wellness offers tons of fun ways to break a sweat. Photo from Forma Arts + Wellness Facebook page.

As the weather in Birmingham is finally cooling off, it’s time to say goodbye for now to many outdoor activities that we all love, like swimming at Oak Mountain. Because of this, it can be hard to find ways to stay active during the colder months, especially ways that make it fun. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities located around Birmingham that will get you up, on your feet and having a blast. Here are six locations with great indoor activities for this fall and winter season.

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Tuesday is for Tapas and Tequila

Just because it’s Tuesday doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Join Cantina Tortilla Grill, tonight from 5pm – 9pm, while they celebrate their Fall Fiesta. With new menu items and a new seasonal margarita, you won’t want to miss out.

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