Things have quickly evolved over the last month of quarantine here in Birmingham, especially for our small business community. That’s why our Business Growth team launched its Biz Growth Resiliency workshop series—to help entrepreneurs make sense of what’s happening and to prepare them to be even better once Birmingham lights back up.
Bronze McGhee Lougheed, co-owner of Ebony Arrington Dance Studio and founder of the nonprofit SISTA, Inc., has attended all of the workshops held so far. She said she’s found both resources and a source of optimism through the series. Here’s what she had to say about her experience thus far:
Register for Thursday’s workshop, Maximizing Digital During a Disaster. We’ll explore marketing strategies, tactics and tools to firm up your digital marketing foundation during a disaster and beyond with experts from Red Diamond Coffee and Tea, Google and Big Communications.
REV has been engaged with our partners to ensure we are being as collaborative and clear as possible in messaging to our community the resources available to Birmingham entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve made it to the third and final public workshop for Re-vision Linn Park! Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park will wrap up the community engagement process at the last public workshop on Tuesday, October 4, at Boutwell Auditorium. Community members can participate and provide feedback on a park design concept in the noon or 5:30 p.m. session – so come out one last time and let your voice be heard!
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!