#BhamNeedsYou to support local businesses
To rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, Birmingham needs small businesses to survive and thrive, Birmingham needs customers to safely shop and support businesses, and #BhamNeedsYou to rally around recovery efforts.
There are still plenty of ways #BhamNeedsYou!
- Shop locally, proudly
Birmingham has so many amazing businesses that make this city feel authentic—like an experience that you couldn’t get in just any other city. The survival of those businesses depends on your dollars!
- Spread the love for local on social media
Share photos of your supporting–local adventures, encourage your friends to shop local too, leave positive online reviews for your favorite businesses, and generally be a yaysayer for Birmingham (#YayBham)!
Husband and wife team Chloe York and Eric Quick bonded over their love of all things taxidermy, insect specimens and other eccentric collectibles Now, they’re spreading the oddity love at their metaphysical store and online as Mytho Menagerie— a virtual Woodlawn Street Market vendor.
REV caught up with Mindy Rohr to talk about what business owners can expect from the How to Use Instagram Like You own It workshop and why they embrace the social media network.
REV creates vibrant commercial districts.
What does that mean in the COVID-19 era? It means Birmingham needs a vibrancy advocate more than ever. REV is working on promotion (like The Great Receipt Race!), place-making and programming for small businesses to help Birmingham be a vibrant place where everyone can realize their dreams.
An Open Streets initiative by REV and Orchestra Partners, Parkside Trail provided a safe and socially distant way for downtown dwellers to enjoy more space as they exercised along 1st Avenue South throughout May.
We’re working with the City of Birmingham, property owners and restauranteurs to make it easier for them to expand outdoor seating and curbside pick-up experiences to allow them to serve more people safely. As always, CAP Ambassadors continue to patrol the city center, keeping it clean and safe for your enjoyment!
Remember our Upswing project on 2nd Avenue North last fall? This year, we’re going expand the impact around the corner, with an awesome alley redesign.
REV’s BIZ team also continues, of course, to offer free one-on-one coaching to support the resiliency of business owners.