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 talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
Ever host an event where you ordered way too much food and end up with more leftovers than you can even fathom? We’ve been there too – until we learned about Magic City Harvest! Magic City Harvest is an organization working towards ending food waste & hunger in the Magic City. They acquire perishable food from schools, wholesale food distributors, restaurants, caterers, churches, event venues and grocery stores to donate to 30 community partners on the frontlines feeding the city’s hungry neighbors.
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!