Birmingham + Hoover area nationally ranked for positive small biz sentiments

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It sure is nice to have these great local businesses in Bham. Photo via Bham Now

I’m sure you already know Birmingham loves small business—and it’s showing. The Census Bureau released their Small Business Pulse Survey and our Magic City ranked third nationally for strong, positive small business sentiment. Keep reading for the deets.

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13 can’t-miss Cyber Monday deals in Birmingham

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Local deals you’re going to want to keep on your radar. Photo via Unsplash

The deals just keeping on rolling. Despite your wallet dwindling over the holiday weekend, it’s hard to resist a great discount. I’ll be the first to advocate for treating yourself and you might as well take advantage of these irresistible local Cyber Monday deals in Birmingham.

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15 items we’re shopping during Museum Store Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Shop from the comfort of your couch online or safely in-store during Museum Store Sunday. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I love museum exhibits, but I wouldn’t be lying if I said one of my favorite parts of visiting is hitting the gift shop on the way out. The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) houses one-of-a-kind treasures that make unforgettable holiday gifts. Shop items and score 10% off during Museum Store Sunday on November 29. Or, become a member of the BMA and get 20% off of all items.

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5 Birmingham candy shops to hit up for a sweet treat

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Happy national Candy Day, Bham. Photo via Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates

Hope your sweet tooth is ready because November 4th is National Candy Day. We’re celebrating by highlighting Birmingham’s delicious candy shops. You probably have a lot on your mind and we could sure use the excuse to enjoy a local, sweet treat that will put your Halloween leftovers to shame. Check ’em out!

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Save 20% at 250+ retailers like Alabama Outdoors + Kendra Scott Oct. 14-25 at Shop Save & Share

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Shop 20% off the trendiest brands at Alabama Outdoors when you purchase a Shop Save & Share card. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

As calls to the Crisis Center increased and programs like Meals on Wheels pivoted to feed the hungry stuck at home, vital community support from the Junior League of Birmingham stood behind their efforts. Now, we can lend a hand too, by participating in the Shop Save Share event on Wednesday, October 14 through Sunday, October 25—here’s how.

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Shop, send + win during REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race happening thru Aug. 31

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Get those registers ringing and send in those receipts! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On August 1st, REV Birmingham launched the Great Receipt Race, a month-long promotion to help boost foot and web traffic to local businesses struggling because of COVID-19. The race is still on, and you can still send in your receipts from Birmingham businesses to win local prizes. Get all the deets here.

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I tried 3 quarantine trends including whipped coffee. Here’s what happened.

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Quarantine made me do it! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Quarantine turned me into a baker and self-proclaimed fashion designer. Who would’ve thought? Not me! But here we are and let’s just say banana bread has become a major food group in my diet. Here are three easy quarantine activities to spice up your new daily routine as well as where you can find them in Birmingham.

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Local gifts for the graduates in your life

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Congrats to the Class of 2020. Photo via @exploreuab on Instagram.

Graduation’s right around the corner for the Class of 2020 and that means celebrations and gifts—lots of them! Your soon-to-be graduate has reached a major milestone and although this semester may have been unconventional, it’s time to give them a big congrats. Here are some local gift ideas for the graduate in your life.

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Shop clothing, accessories + more from 6 local stores in Birmingham

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NEED all the clothes from basic. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Birmingham is full of locally owned, small retail shops that need our support now more than ever. If you’re looking to refresh your closet for spring consider shopping small and local here in Birmingham.

You may not be able to pop into their storefronts, but there are still so many ways to show your support. Here are 6 of our favorite shops that we pulled from our local business database featuring nearly 400 Birmingham businesses, plus how to shop them all online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

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20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside

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Throwback to when we would grub on Winner Winner during lunch break. Can’t wait to get back to it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*

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7 local jewelry + accessory designers bringing spunk to Birmingham

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Verra Studios is serving ALL the boho vibes of my dreams! Photo via Verra Studios Instagram.

I’m always looking for ways to jazz up my neutral tone outfits. What better way to do that than repping local gems to show off some personality. Here are 7 Birmingham-based accessory and jewelry designers to put on your radar.

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Grab a last minute gift at these 11 Birmingham women-owned shops

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FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

If you’re like me and procrastinate on gift shopping until the last second, here’s your holiday shopping miracle. You can finish up your holiday shopping AND support local, women-owned businesses in Birmingham at the same time. Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list at these 11 Birmingham shops!

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10th Annual Small Business Saturday Happening Nov. 30 in the 4th Avenue Business District

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Take a stroll through the Historic 4th Ave Business District. Photo via Birmingham City Council

Get ready to shop ’til you drop Birmingham! The 10th annual Small Business Saturday is happening November 30 at the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. Skip the crazy Black Friday crowds and opt for shopping locally. After all, Birmingham is a city thriving with local entrepreneurs.

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Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Southern Made Creatives

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October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 11:00 pm

Get in THE MIX with Southern Made Creatives! A night of celebrating Southern Art, Hip Hop Culture, and local vendors!

Southern Made Creatives is an interactive art experience highlighting creatives and entrepreneurs from Birmingham and Atlanta! The Magic City’s thriving visual artists, creatives and small businesses will be showcasing their work, enjoy crafted signature cocktails while vibing out to southern hip hop classics and be sure to catch the live performances from up and coming local artists.

Hosted by B Lynn of 95.7 Jamz!

The Mix is a space for creatives to come together and share varying perspectives and to connect artists and entrepreurs of any facet. We are working to redefine the creative community in Birmingham by curating nontraditional art shows and industry networking mixers to inspire, connect, inform and equip millenials with the tools they need to build sustainable brands. We curate each of our events to be uniquely catered toward highlighting millenial creatives.

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Date:
October 24, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:
$20
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1001 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
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