Initiatives & Events
REV proves markets where others may not believe they exist. Events are a powerful tool to show the potential of places, programs and businesses. REV’s register of initiatives and events changes as the city changes. Here’s what we’re doing now:
BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOPS
Small businesses are essential to vibrant commercial districts. Whether you have an idea you’ve not yet executed or a business that’s ready to grow, the REV Business Growth Team offers programming to meet the needs of businesses in all stages.
Converted in 2013 from vacant warehouse to offices rich in industrial vibe, SocialVenture is a co-working space, meeting space and change-making space in the heart of Woodlawn.
The Great Receipt Race
It’s a race to ring local registers! Throughout August, submit proof of your local purchases to play The Great Receipt Race Presented by Bham Now. It’s easy to play!
Upswing is a place-making and retail demonstration project that showcases the potential of a corner lot in the downtown Birmingham’s historic retail heartbeart. After a successful 3-month stint in 2019, we’ll re-launch in a new form as a safe timeline becomes clear.
Woodlawn Street Market is the one place in the virtual world where shoppers can load up their carts with anything from house plants to fashionable face masks—all from local makers.
Introducing the Great Receipt Race presented by Bham Now and sponsored by Verizon—a month-long competition that allows shoppers to win prizes while supporting local businesses.
California Country Organics uses business growth assistance from REV to spread functional, natural body care
Tracey Kennedy, owner of California Country Organics, says her company is the best of both worlds—sort of like her experience working with REV. Kennedy said she’s been able to gain both valuable business growth insight along with customer interface experience. We caught up with her recently to talk about her products as well as what she’s gained from her relationship with REV.