Author Archives: Julie McKinney

Couple behind Five Points South’s Filter share entrepreneurial lessons learned through opening coffee parlor

As they near their opening day, coffee parlor dream team James Little and Jill Marlar share their start-up steps to help more entrepreneurs pursue their dreams. Continue reading

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Finish up your holiday shopping list with Birmingham goodies!

We have plenty of local makers and entrepreneurs right here in Birmingham with gifts that will delight your unwrappers. Continue reading

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Woodlawn Street Market is showcasing Birmingham’s small businesses on Sunday, Dec. 2

The last market of 2018 is in the heart of historic Woodlawn on Sunday, December 2! Continue reading

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The Big Pitch Presented by PNC 2018: Beehive Baking Company’s pitch yields big prize for Birmingham start-up duo

REV Birmingham is proud to reveal a few of Birmingham’s next big things: the 2018 winning startup businesses from The Big Pitch presented by PNC Bank. Five finalists took the stage in Five Points South to vie for a share of $50,000 in cash and professional services prize packages on Saturday, Nov. 17. Here are the winners… Continue reading

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church wins $150,000 national grant to support historic preservation efforts

Thanks to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church supporters’ diligent online voting, the historic church will receive a $150,000 grant to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently-restored stained glass windows as well as make repairs to the cupola and twin bell towers. Continue reading

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Join Young Pioneers & Back Forty founders for beer, food & Sloss Docks tour

Back Forty Beer Co. Founder & CEO Jason Wilson and Back Forty Birmingham Owner & CEO Doug Brown will share their stories and lead a tour of the new brewery on Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Announcing the 2018 finalists for The Big Pitch Presented by PNC Bank

The finalists will compete to win a share of $50,000 in cash and professional services prize packages on Saturday, November 17, 2018, as they pitch their business models to a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience. Continue reading

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What to expect at a special wellness-themed October Woodlawn Street Market

Woodlawn Street Market, now with five markets in its fifth year, is getting ready for its first-ever October Woodlawn Street Market! The Saturday, October 13 market will have a special focus on health and wellness. Continue reading

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What’s your vision for downtown Birmingham? Let’s take a BIG SWING with the City Center Master Plan

The new vision for the City Center should take big swings and lay out actionable steps that will unite and excite the community about our shared future. Implementing such a plan is at the heart of REV Birmingham’s mission to create vibrant commercial districts.  Continue reading

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REV now accepting 2018 applications for The Big Pitch Presented by PNC

Calling all small businesses with big dreams! Apply by September 15 to make your business pitch, “Shark Tank”-style, on November 17. Continue reading

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