Author Archives: Julie McKinney

Shipt CEO: ‘Entrepreneurship is the best way to make change in a city’

More than 60 interested guests visited Shipt HQ for A Doughnut Discussion on July 19. Sponsored by Young Pioneers and REV Birmingham, the event featured REV CEO and historian David Fleming and Shipt CEO and entrepreneur Bill Smith for a talk on the history of Birmingham, innovation and entrepreneurship, the story of Shipt, and lots of questions. Continue reading

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HTC profile: American Life Building lofts designed for downtown’s workforce

As downtowns across the country are energized by new development, the need for additional affordable, or workforce housing in city centers is a hot topic. Developers of one of Birmingham’s highest profile, long-vacant properties are planning to address the need.  Continue reading

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The Annex commissary kitchen, culinary incubator opens in Tillman Levenson building downtown

Local entrepreneur Haden Smith is bringing long-needed commissary kitchen space to downtown Birmingham. The Annex will offer commercial kitchen space for rent, event space for pop-up dinners, and a food truck incubation program. Continue reading

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The 2018 Woodlawn Street Market is showcasing Birmingham’s small businesses

The popular markets that bring up to 80 local vendors and hundreds of shoppers to the heart of historic Woodlawn are back. Applications to be a vendor at one or more 2018 markets are being accepted now! Continue reading

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Local historic district street sign toppers to debut in Five Points South

The new sign toppers will allow motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to easily identify whether they’re in the Anderson Place, Cullom Street, Cobb Lane or Phelan Park district – and enhance the sense of pride that comes with living or working in a historic district. Continue reading

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Upgrade your Zyp experience: 7 things you can do with the Zyp app

You’re probably already familiar with the happy green bikes Zypping around the Magic City. But did you know the Zyp mobile app can enhance your riding experience? Check out a few of the cool features available to Zyp riders through the app! Continue reading

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Happy grand opening to The Preservery!

Chef Andrea Foster will celebrate the grand opening of her restaurant The Preservery in REV Birmingham’s REVeal Kitchen stall at The Pizitz Food Hall on Friday. Continue reading

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Zyp Bikeshare’s Access for All program enters third year

February marks the beginning of Year 3 for Zyp Bikeshare’s Access For All program. The program provides reduced-price annual memberships for low-income users and individuals on government assistance.  Continue reading

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Five Points Alliance Celebrates One Year

In 2017, the Five Points Alliance set the foundation for the continued growth and development of the Five Points area. Continue reading

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Youth Philanthropy Council visits 3rd Street Market

An impressive group of teens from YouthServe’s Youth Philanthropy Council visited with Rod and Brianna Cowans of 3rd Street Market this week for a tour and discussions about food deserts and how REV Birmingham’s Business Growth team is working with small business owners like the Cowans to find sustainable models for community change. Continue reading

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