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.
At REV, we also love seeing the added vibrancy on the street as patrons enjoy outdoor dining in our beautiful city. As indoor dining reopens, cities across the country are realizing that ending expanded outdoor dining could mean leaving money on the table.
Although the Greyhound Bus Terminal was renovated in the ’70s, many original elements of the building remained and have now been become historic highlights in the present-day adaptive reuse project. Join us on a photo tour of the historic space!
This is obviously good for downtown… but why *exactly*? Here’s REV President & CEO David Fleming’s take on what the move means for downtown Birmingham’s place in the world now and in the future.