REV is a glass–half–full kind of organization. That’s why we’ve long been lifting up the people we like to call yaysayers. They’re the ones who look for reasons to celebrate Birmingham, ways to support our local economy, and actions to make our places more vibrant.
When times are hard, these people are more important than ever, because their positivity cuts through uncertainty and doubt.
Yaysayers see a challenge as an opportunity to do something transformative.
Last week, we told you that the silver lining of COVID-19 is that hard times push humans to innovate.
From local fitness classes going digital to restaurants and retailers coordinating no-contact pick-ups, we’re already beginning to see innovations and transformations from yay–saying Birmingham businesses.
As yaysayers ourselves, we’re choosing to highlight those saying #YayBham over the coming weeks. And we bet your social media feeds could use a little more sunshine and rainbows right now. Follow @revbham on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and sign up for our newsletter – for regular doses of Birmingham-flavored positivity.
We’ll be talking to small business owners about how they’re pivoting to meet customers’ needs in new (and safe) ways. We’re also convening content experts and offering one-on-one business coaching to help more business owners prepare their own transformative strategies to weather COVID-19.
What makes you say #YayBham right now? You know how hashtags work – type it in your post and we’ll share our favorites!
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All too often we catch ourselves reading the news wanting to help, but not knowing where to begin. That’s why Maria Underwood created Fundrage, a social impact platform that connects users to nonprofits they can support based on the exact news article that they’re reading. Keep reading to find out more about how this app is playing a huge role in creating positive change in real time!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!
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!