THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC will be here before you know it! Ten finalists will compete for a shot at a share of $40,000 in start-up capital on Saturday, November 18 before a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience who will select the People’s Choice award winner. Get your tickets now!
“We are excited to spotlight this year’s BIG PITCH venue, The Negro Southern League Museum,” said Deon Gordon, REV’s Director of Business Growth. “We are looking forward to having all THE BIG PITCH participants and guests experience The Negro Southern League Museum.”
Opened in August 2015, the museum tells the history of black baseball in America through the eyes of Birmingham, Alabama. It is thought that more Negro League players came out of Birmingham than any other city due to its Industrial League.
“The Negro Southern League Museum is excited to host THE BIG PITCH,” said Natasha Rogers, director of the museum. “Small businesses are a vital component and major contributor to the strength of our local community. Hosting the event at The Negro Southern League Museum not only brings awareness to the talented innovators, but it also provides us with an opportunity to remind the community of the Negro Southern League’s impact on and off the field.”
Make plans to join us at THE BIG PITCH on November 18! Get your tickets now at www.bigpitchbham.com, and follow REV Birmingham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see profiles, photos and videos of the finalists.
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.