Author Archives: REV Team

Behind the Pitch: Here’s how 2018 Big Pitch finalists are preparing for Nov. 17 competition

It’s almost time for the world to meet the entrepreneurs behind some of Birmingham’s next BIG things. The Big Pitch presented by PNC is this Saturday, November 17. But The Big Pitch is much more than just an event.  Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalists Stephen and Kelli Steward of Gatos and Beans

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalist Stephen and Kelli Steward of Gatos and Beans. They are excited to introduce a cat café that combines a relaxed social atmosphere and a community service that finds foster cats their forever homes. Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalists Caeden Oliver and Sarah Schlund of Beehive Baking Company

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalists Caeden Oliver and Sarah Schlund of Beehive Baking Company. They are dedicated to delivering the joy of fresh, handcrafted and seasonal baked goods straight to your doorstep. Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalists Alexis Ginsburg & Manuel Mota of Mota Autohaus

Manuel Mota and Alexis Ginsburg of Mota Autohaus are leading the way for the future of auto repair in Birmingham, providing reliable service at a fair price in a space that adds to the community. Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalist Kevon Lewis of Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisine and Catering

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalist Kevon Lewis of Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisine and Catering. Her popular Cajun food truck in Leeds is designing a food truck park in Birmingham’s City Center. Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalist Tiffany Martin of Ignite Cycle

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalist Tiffany Martin of Ignite Cycle, who is passionate about building a community to help people become their best selves, one pedal stroke at a time, at Birmingham’s only boutique cycling studio. Continue reading

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Farm to Brut IPA: Meet the scuppernong farmer behind the Proximity Series brew

The Proximity Series Scuppernong Brut IPA is on tap now at Cahaba’s taproom and will go to REV Birmingham’s Urban Food Project partner restaurants in October.  Meet Jason Powell, the farmer behind this unique brew. Continue reading

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Proving Pickwick Place: How a hidden gem in 5 Points South has transformed in 1 year

In just over a year, Five Points South’s vacancy rate has fallen from 8.1 to 3.9 percent. One big piece of that progress is Pickwick Place, a once mostly vacant property that has redefined itself as a vibrant part of the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Lift Every Voice: Vote daily to help 16th Street Baptist win preservation grant

REV Birmingham nominated Sixteenth Street Baptist Church for this year’s Partners in Preservation competition, and is working with them to win the grant for preservation for the historic church. Birmingham, let’s lift every voice in support of this project by visiting www.16thStreetBaptist.org to vote daily through October 26. Continue reading

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Homemade taste and quality ingredients: Suzie Jane’s Cozy Cakes and Bars

REV’s June 2018 Woodlawn Street Market was Hawkins’ first experience selling her goods in a public setting. Up until then, Hawkins had only her instinct that there was a market in Birmingham for her cakes – and it turned out, she was right! She saw robust sales and collected encouraging customer feedback. Continue reading

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