The fourth installment of our startup capital competition The Big Pitch presented by PNC is right around the corner (early bird tickets are now available). Today, we highlight a finalist from the very first event: Lemar Storey and his massage therapy business, Life Touch Massage.
Although not selected as a financial winner in 2014, Lemar still received valuable assistance in finance, marketing, design, legal topics and more during the all-day Big Pitch Bootcamp session. REV staff across multiple departments continued to work with Lemar as he pursued a new brick and mortar home for Life Touch Massage. This summer, he opened the doors to his space in the popular Parkside District, two blocks away from Railroad Park and in the shadows of Regions Field.
To learn (and relax) more, visit https://www.lifetouchal.com.
Do you have a business idea? Be like Lemar. Apply for The Big Pitch 2017 to receive mentoring, business assistance and a chance to win a share of up to $40,000! The application period is ending soon. Start The Application Process!
Your guide to a family-friendly day downtown
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Family Friendly, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Yaysayers
With summer just around the corner, kids will soon be out of school and insisting on getting out of the house. Luckily, Downtown Birmingham has an abundance of family-friendly activities that will keep your kiddos entertained and create lifelong memories.
We know taking kids out for extended periods can be challenging; that’s why we have curated a list of experiences designed to be enjoyable within a manageable 3 – 4 hour timeframe. This way, both children and parents can make the most of their time without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. These four experiences include lunch options and are tailored to different ages and personalities.
Get to know your City Center District Manager, Michael Symes.
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, REV Team, Yaysayers
Meet Michael Symes, the new City Center District Manager for the Business Improvement District (BID). As a long-time resident of Birmingham, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having been an active member of the community since graduating from the University of Alabama. In this article, we will explore Michael’s journey and learn about his “accidental roots” in the city, as well as his passion for working with the Business Improvement District (BID) of the Magic City. Follow along as we get to know the person behind the job title and uncover the unique perspective he brings to the role.
It's show time at the Woodlawn Theater!
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
Lights, Camera, Action! The rebirth of the Woodlawn Theater is happening this weekend in the heart of Woodlawn. The theater is opening its doors to the public with two extraordinary opening events that are FREE to the public. The 1400 square foot venue has a wide range of amenities and even has a full-service bar. Because of the Mason Music Foundation, this venue is filling a much needed resource for local musicians to perform. Keep reading to discover how the theater came back to life and its impact on the community.