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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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