PHOTOS: 30+ local florists joined forces to create floral memorial at Rotary Trail

Bringing the magic to the Magic City. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Today, more than 30 local florists from Birmingham and the surrounding area came together to create a floral memorial in front of the Rotary Trail sign. Keep reading for a little inspiration, and make sure to stop by this weekend to see it for yourself.

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CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shares economic insights via Zoom

Members of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. Screenshot via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On Wednesday, April 15, members of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham hosted Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on a Zoom call. As the featured speaker, Raphael spoke about the current economic situation and how the Federal Reserve Banks are tackling the issue.

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Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

Birmingham, Alabama, Rotary Club of Birmingham 2018-19 president Dr. Eric Jack
Photo by Julie Senter, UAB Photo

Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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Dalai Lama translator Thupten Jinpa spreads message of compassion to Birmingham

Birmingham compassion
Thupten Jinpa and Cathy Sloss Jones, photo by Pat Byington

In 2014 the Dalai Lama visited Birmingham, Alabama. At that time, Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s translator and a renown scholar and author in his own right, did not have an opportunity to experience much of the city during his visit. Last month, nearly four years later, Jinpa returned to the Magic City, this time to network and spread his special message about compassion.

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Bham Now interview with Bloomberg’s Justin Fox

Bloomberg View's Justin Fox
Bloomberg View’s Justin Fox

Yesterday, Bloomberg View columnist and former Birmingham News reporter and writer Justin Fox delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the U.S. Economy and the upcoming Presidential election.

This afternoon, Bham Now’s Pat Byington caught up with Fox at Rushton Park on Birmingham’s Southside to talk about Birmingham, the state of Alabama and a little politics, including how the financial markets will react to Clinton and Trump.

Here is the link to the Bham Now’s Facebook page with the  “Facebook Live interview.”

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