3rd Annual Southern Cookin’Showdown

The 3rd Annual Southern Cookin’ Showdown, a family-friendly food event,returns to Shelby County this spring. SafeHouse of Shelby County will host the event, with proceeds benefiting its domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs. The cooking competition will feature four-member teams of both amateurs and professionals competing in categories including Sweets, Meats, and Fixin’s. A panel of judges will determine winners in each category, and guests at the event may sample all of the entries and vote for the People’s Choice award.

The Southern Cookin’ Showdown will begin at 11am and end at 2pm on Saturday, April 27th at Pelham Park. In addition to taste-testing, attendees will also enjoy live music and kids’ activities will be offered.

Local Startup, Planet Fundraiser, hits major funding within the Velocity Accelerator

Planet Fundraiser, nurtured within the Innovation Depot and further in the Velocity Accelerator, experience a major expansion into Atlanta a couple of months ago.

In the same way, another expansion has been occurred, amounting up to $1 million.

Planet Fundraiser is Expanding
via Kathleen Hamrick

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Birmingham-based Planet Fundraiser expands operations into Atlanta

In the world of startups, one of the many aspirations these talented entrepreneurs have is expansion into nearby markets. It’s one thing to stay close to home, but expansion into a neighboring market is a whole new ball game.

Birmingham based tech startup, Planet Fundraiser, has conquered the first step of that feat, by expanding into Atlanta!

Planet Fundraiser
Kasey Birdsong (CEO, left) & Drew Honeycutt (COO, right) are the founders of Planet Fundraisers. They have been apart of the Velocity Accelerator since the beginning of this year. Picture by Kathleen Hamerick, Marketing Director of the Innovation Depot

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