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New apartments, retail space coming to historic former Bessemer city hall
Plans are in the works to transform Bessemer’s former city hall space into a mixed-use development, bringing new housing units … Continue reading "New apartments, retail space coming to historic former Bessemer city hall" The post New apartments, retail space coming to historic former Bessemer city hall appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:12:35 PM


Homebuilder purchases summer camp site from nonprofit in $2.1M deal
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham has sold its Hargis Retreat property in Shelby County.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:52:06 PM
McLeod Software opens new HQ in Hoover, eyes more growth
McLeod Software has officially opened its new headquarters in Hoover at Meadow Brook Corporate Park. The new location will house 388 employees and represents an investment of approximately $21 million. McLeod's employment is projected to grow to more than 700 by 2022, which would make the company one of the largest technology employers in the area. “I am a huge advocate of the information technology industry growing in Alabama. I am proud to call Hoover and Shelby County home of McLeod S...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:06:12 PM
Developers seek rezoning for two prominent downtown sites
Colorado-based developers are seeking rezoning for two prime sites in Birmingham's city center.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:51:40 PM
UAB receives $35M for two NIH grants
UAB has received two major grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $35 million. The first is an $18 million grant to identify medical countermeasures for treatment against chemical terrorist attacks, as well as to discover pathways in which arsenicals can damage the body.  The grant itself funds the UAB Research Center of Excellence in Arsenicals, through the Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats or CounterACT program, an NIH measure against chemical terrorism. This is a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:06:58 PM
Nonprofit honors several Birmingham businesswomen
Several women from Birmingham's business community have been singled out for their contributions. Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama recognized outstanding Women of Distinction in Central Alabama on Tuesday while showcasing the impact local Girl Scouts have on the community. The women honored have risen in leadership or accomplishment in civic, academic or professional pursuits. Koko Mackin, vice president of corporate communications and community relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shiel...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:02:16 PM
Birmingham approves $200K for Sidewalk Cinema project
The Birmingham City Council has approved a funding agreement for the new Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema Inc. project in the Pizitz building. The agreement will provide $200,000 in funding for the project over a four-year period in $50,000 installments. As we've reported, the Sidewalk project would create another after-hours anchor point for the Theatre District and would provide a steady flow of traffic coming to the Pizitz, which is also home to a food hall, coworking space and apartment...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:34:22 PM
County debuts plans for upcoming road projects
Plans for the proposed project were discussed at Tuesday night's meeting.
280 Living at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:50:03 PM
Huntsville company raises $8M in Series A round
Birmingham isn't the only Alabama metro with some major recent funding deals. A Huntsville-based company has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round. Spur, an employment-focused tech platform, raised the funds in a round led by Third Prime with participation from Mark Bezos and John Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital. Bezos has also been appointed to the company’s board of directors. “We started Spur with a mission to provide workers greater access to opportunity and ultimately i...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:23:49 PM
CenterPoint Energy hires former Alabama Power exec as new CFO
Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) has found its next executive vice president and CFO.  Xia Liu steps into the roles on April 22, according to a press release. She replaces William “Bill” Rogers, who officially retired in March. Liu has been with The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), based in Atlanta, and its subsidiaries for the past 20 years. That included a stint at Birmingham-based Alabama Power Co. Most recently, she served as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Geor...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:09:14 PM
New Indian restaurant opens in Southside
A new food option has hit Southside. Little India, which specializes in Indian Chinese Fusion and authentic “street food” of India has opened inside the Shell station at 2236 Highland Ave. S. The 300-square-foot eatery, which has seating for 12, shares space with the Sneaky Pete's also located at the station near Bottega. Kulsum and Rahim Budhwani opened Little India in March and have been fine-tuning the menu, which includes pepper steak, Mongolian beef, chili chicken, fried rice, o...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:07:17 AM
Developer adding another 64 homes to new Oxmoor Village subdivision
The development along Wenonah Oxmoor Road is moving into its next phase of home sales.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:03:52 AM
Deals of the Year: The Woolworth
The project adds an entertainment anchor to the evolving Five Points South neighborhood.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:48:20 AM
Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including RealtySouth and EBSCO Industries
It’s time to find out who’s hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure … Continue reading "Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including RealtySouth and EBSCO Industries" The post Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including RealtySouth and EBSCO Industries appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:27:46 AM
ALDOT launches expansion project on major Tuscaloosa thoroughfare
A major upgrade is in the works for a busy four-lane road in Tuscaloosa. The Alabama Department of Transportation is purchasing the right of way as part of the expansion of McFarland Boulevard (U.S. 82) from State Route 69 to Rice Mine Road. Construction work is expected to begin next year. A section of McFarland Boulevard under the bridge on Interchange 20/59 at Exit 73 will also be closed starting at 11 p.m. on April 26 until April 29 at 5 a.m. ALDOT is demolishing the eastbound brid...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:23:45 AM
Alabama developer plans $38.2M multifamily complex in Huntsville
An Alabama real estate investment firm is gearing up to start construction on a luxury apartment complex in the Rocket City in July.  Bobo Development Group plans to build a $38.2 million multi-family luxury apartment development on 21.92 acres west of Madison Medical Park on Balch Road in Huntsville. The company is also developing retail properties near the Madison Medical Park area. The “future-ready” development of 258 units will include amenities such as electronic entry systems, cold…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:22:06 AM
Birmingham pizza restaurant plans second location in suburb
A new pizza parlor is in the works for Trussville. The Filling Station Pizza Cafe and Bar plans to open a second location at the former Liberty Automotive shop at 112 South Chalkville Road, according to the Trussville Tribune. Milam & Co. Construction recently presented plans for the restaurant and bar to the Trussville Design Review Board, which made several recommendations. The board is expected to review the revised plans on May 2. The owners of Rogue Tavern opened The Filling Stati...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:17:46 AM
Super Bowl of fishing tournaments, the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic is coming to Birmingham
The Super Bowl of bass fishing is coming back to Birmingham in 2020 for its Golden Anniversary. B.A.S.S. has announced … Continue reading "Super Bowl of fishing tournaments, the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic is coming to Birmingham" The post Super Bowl of fishing tournaments, the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic is coming to Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:39:40 AM
United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief
Following up on a story Bham Now published in March, the United Way of Central Alabama presented a check of … Continue reading "United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief" The post United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:44:51 AM
Birmingham and Lake Guntersville to host 2020 Bassmaster Classic
Birmingham and Lake Guntersville will be playing host to the 50th Bassmaster Classic in 2020 – bringing the marquee sporting event back to where the B.A.S.S. organization began. The expo and weigh-in portions will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in downtown Birmingham, and the fishing portions will take place on Lake Guntersville. “It’s fitting that the golden anniversary classic be held in Alabama, where B.A.S.S. was founded more than 50 years ago,” B.A.S.S. CEO…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:00:24 AM
5 things to know about The Flying Biscuit Café breakfast chain coming to Birmingham
The Flying Biscuit Café is headed to ‘ham! The Atlanta based breakfast and southern food chain will open in the … Continue reading "5 things to know about The Flying Biscuit Café breakfast chain coming to Birmingham" The post 5 things to know about The Flying Biscuit Café breakfast chain coming to Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 6:19:56 PM
Birmingham councilor proposes banning plastic bags, single-use containers
Retailers in the city of Birmingham that use single-use containers may soon have to make the switch to a more environmentally friendly option. Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn plans to propose an ordinance as well as a resolution regarding single-use containers on Tuesday at the Birmingham City Council meeting The ordinance would ban plastic bags, foam cups, and other single-use containers, requiring businesses like retailers, grocery stores and restaurants to provide containers t...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 4:00:53 PM
American Idol: Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs now in top 8
America has spoken, and Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs is now in the top 8 of this season’s American Idol race! Read … Continue reading "American Idol: Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs now in top 8" The post American Idol: Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs now in top 8 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 3:57:49 PM
'Good idea, but you’re a black woman in the South:' Mixtroz founders detail Nashville struggles, Bir
Since moving to Birmingham in January 2018, Mixtroz has raised $1 million in funding from outside investors, compared to the $200,000 from friends and family it raised over three years in Nashville.
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 3:39:39 PM
Alabama continues streak of record high employment
Alabama has continued its streak of record high employment despite unemployment slightly increasing. In March, 2,132,578 people were counted as employed, compared to 2,127,676 in February and 2,103,625 in March 2018. But unemployment increased from February to March with 82,247 and 82,368 counted as unemployed, respectively. The number of people counted as unemployed the same time last year totaled 88,723. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 3.7%, lower t...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 3:21:34 PM
Alabama Legislative Update: Franchise law, corporate code tweaks and more
After the second two-day week—during which the Legislature was only in session and voting on the floor on Tuesday and Thursday—in a row, the 2019 Regular Session has started to move at a much more familiar pace. The session has now also produced its two first general laws: Acts 2019–24, which added a new at-large member to the board of the University of North Alabama and 2019–52, discussed below. While most of what the House and Senate voted on was largely uncontroversial, several high profil...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 3:17:10 PM
Deals of the Year: WORX
The project is indicative of one of the biggest trends in commercial real estate–coworking space as opposed to traditional office space.
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 3:04:16 PM
5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool
In the market for a new car, but have no time to go to a dealership to find one? I … Continue reading "5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool" The post 5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 12:54:16 PM
Birmingham biotech firm raises $1.575M in seed round
TriAltus Bioscience has secured $1.5 million in funding...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 12:45:14 PM
New pharmacy opens in Ross Bridge
Ross Bridge Pharmacy in Hoover has opened in a newly built retail space in the Ross Bridge community. The pharmacy will be located near the newly opened Ross Bridge Medicine. The address is 3601 Market Street, Suite 104. Ross Bridge Pharmacy is an expansion of Bessemer-based Family Medical Services, Inc. which also operates pharmacies in Bessemer, Montevallo and Jasper.  Zach Wood will be pharmacist and manager of the location. “We are so excited to be joining the Ross Bridge commun...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 12:35:23 PM
10 local Etsy shops in Birmingham creating items perfect for mom this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Do you have the perfect gift yet? Find something mom will love from these … Continue reading "10 local Etsy shops in Birmingham creating items perfect for mom this Mother’s Day" The post 10 local Etsy shops in Birmingham creating items perfect for mom this Mother’s Day appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 12:27:07 PM
Atlanta restaurant chain chooses Colonnade for first Alabama location
An Atlanta-based restaurant chain has chosen the Shops at the Colonnade for its first Alabama location. The Flying Biscuit Café plans to open this summer in the former Local Taco space in the Shops at the Colonnade off U.S. 280. A renovation is currently underway to transform the 3,906-square-foot space into a home for Flying Biscuit. Shannon Waltchack Partner Len Shannon represented the Colonnade. Flying Biscuit was represented by Atlanta-based Ackerman & Co. Greg Yund, franchise part...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 12:10:02 PM
Magic City Newsmakers: PNC, BCRFA, Medical Properties Trust, Mike Slive Foundation and more
Good works The Mike Slive Foundation is planning several events for the year including I’m with Mike 5K on June 15 and Dinner with National Sports Media on July 14.  UnitedHealthcare launched a sweepstakes and national fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs, plus an online map that provides 10,000-step walking routes in states nationwide, including in Birmingham. Children’s of Alabama and Medical Properties Trust unveiled the Racing for Children’s race car as they prepared for Honda Indy Gra...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Auburn makes progress on complex for agricultural industry
Auburn University has opened a new administrative and classroom building at a comprehensive multi-facility complex for the poultry industry. The new building is an addition to the Miller Poultry Research Education Center, which is expected to be complete next year, according to the Alabama NewsCenter. A processing plant is currently under construction at the center, and a hatchery, a battery house, chamber and breeder houses as well as floor pen houses are planned for the future. The M...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 9:13:23 AM
Major interstate widening projects planned for Huntsville
A major thoroughfare in Alabama will be widened in the near future. Interstate 565 and the Interstate 65 interchange at Tanner will be widened as part of the Rebuild Alabama Act First Year Plan 2020, according to the Huntsville Business Journal. I-565 will be widened to six lanes from I-65 to County Line Road, and the Tanner interchange will be expanded along with the widening of Browns Ferry Road westward across to U.S. 31. The move is significant for the Huntsville area, which has an...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 9:08:11 AM
New Orleans-style cafe, bar to open in historic Birmingham neighborhood
A liquor store owner is looking to bring a New Orleans-style cafe and bar to a historic Birmingham neighborhood. LeNell Camacho Santa Ana plans to open Copeland Cafe and Bar at the 1905 J.R. Copeland house in Norwood in 2021 or 2022, reports Iron City Ink. Santa Ana purchased the historic home on 32nd Street in 2012 and built LeNell’s Beverage Boutique next door, which she opened in June 2018. In addition to a wide variety of drinks and beverages, the cafe and bar will feature a menu ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 9:05:40 AM
Alabama university proposes tuition freeze, fee restructuring
A Birmingham college is looking to make higher education more affordable for students. The University of Montevallo plans to freeze tuition at the undergraduate level for the 2019 to 2020 academic year and restructure student fees. “The fee simplification will make it easier for students to predict and understand their bills,” said Mary Ellen Heuton, University of Montevallo vice president for business affairs. “An aspect I am particularly pleased with is the elimination of the course…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, April 22, 2019 9:03:22 AM
4 steps to spring cleaning your beauty routine with Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company
Spring cleaning is something I look forward to all year. I just love the feeling of cleaning out and cleaning … Continue reading "4 steps to spring cleaning your beauty routine with Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company" The post 4 steps to spring cleaning your beauty routine with Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 9:00:22 AM
Check out the new Nick Saban Booth at The Bright Star in Bessemer (photos)
Last week, while visiting Bessemer, Alabama, I made the newest pilgrimage for an Alabama Football fan.  I visited the Nick … Continue reading "Check out the new Nick Saban Booth at The Bright Star in Bessemer (photos)" The post Check out the new Nick Saban Booth at The Bright Star in Bessemer (photos) appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, April 22, 2019 7:38:04 AM
The Reset: Lions, Hornets advance in baseball playoffs
The local high school sports teams were in action last week.
280 Living at Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:39:21 PM
The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com
The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most … Continue reading "The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com" The post The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:33:58 AM
3 things La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries learned at the Spring High Point Market, including the color o
Sponsored Earlier this month, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries owner Curt Morris and La-Z-Boy Designer at the Greystone store on 280 Ellen … Continue reading "3 things La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries learned at the Spring High Point Market, including the color of the year" The post 3 things La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries learned at the Spring High Point Market, including the color of the year appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:25:50 AM
Superhero vision at Children’s South: a look at Alabama’s low-dose radiation imaging center
Partnered Content Perhaps it was a tumble off the monkey bars. Or, maybe a scan is needed for diagnostic purposes … Continue reading "Superhero vision at Children’s South: a look at Alabama’s low-dose radiation imaging center" The post Superhero vision at Children’s South: a look at Alabama’s low-dose radiation imaging center appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:12:02 AM
Blue Cross affiliate awarded Medicaid contracts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama affiliate My Care Alabama has been awarded contracts from the Alabama Medicaid Agency to serve Medicaid-eligible patients in the northwest, central and eastern regions of Alabama. The contracts cover 325,000 patients and goes into effect on Oct. 1. “This is an exceptional opportunity to partner with the Medicaid Agency, and we are honored to have been selected to serve Alabama’s Medicaid population,” said Tim Vines, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 3:53:06 PM
Wells Fargo administrative offices also moving to Harbert Plaza
Wells Fargo is downsizing its square footage in downtown Birmingham with the relocation of its offices from the Wells Fargo tower.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 3:42:20 PM
Goodwyn Mills & Cawood taps Bham exec as chairman
A Birmingham-based architecture leader is taking on a key leadership role at tGoodwyn Mills and Cawood. Chris Engel, executive vice president of architecture with Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, has been appointed board chairman of the company. Engel was first appointed to the board of directors in 2018. He has more than 25 years of professional experience and has been with GMC since 2003. In his role, he manages the firm’s entire architectural practice, which includes oversight of more than 10...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 3:39:29 PM
Former Adams and Reese partner in charge joins Burr & Forman
A former leader of the Birmingham office of Adams and Reese has joined Burr & Forman as a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office. Russell Rutherford, who we recently reported was named partner in charge at Adams and Reese, practices in the commercial litigation, bankruptcy and government relations matters realm. “We are pleased to welcome Russell to the firm’s commercial litigation group where he will be advising clients in a variety of matters including litigation, bankruptcy and governm...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 12:48:47 PM
Bill aims to boost R&D efforts in Birmingham
A research and development tax credit bill could impact Birmingham's research and biotech community.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 12:41:08 PM
Home goods retailer opening two stores in metro
A specialty retailer based in Texas is planning to open two stores in the metro area this year. Conn's HomePlus is opening a store in both Roebuck Shopping Center and Wildwood Centre. A release says the stores will have a combined 88,500 square feet of showroom space and both should open in mid-September. The retailer specializes in affordable home shopping with flexible payment options.  Conn’s HomePlus will begin hiring for positions locally in July.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 12:40:20 PM
Deals of the Year: The Village at Brock's Gap
The development brings a mix of tenants to the area of Hoover that is growing and changing quickly.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, April 19, 2019 12:39:34 PM
The Story That Must Be Told
UAB's original musical illuminates the tragedy America forgot Story by Jess Simpson • Photos by Andrea Mabry and Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 1, 2019 2:18:09 PM
All in the Neighborhood
Eight local establishments that reflect the spirit of some of Birmingham’s most beloved communities.
B-Metro at Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM
A League   of Their Own
The Negro Southern League Museum celebrates Birmingham’s rich history of African-American baseball.
B-Metro at Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Destination Innovation
Two students have an idea to revolutionize health care. Will it survive a journey of discovery? Story by Charles Buchanan • Photography by Steve Wood & Catherine Mayo • Illustrations by Jody Potter • Web design by Tyler Bryant...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:57:01 AM
The Constant Gardeners
Plant biologists dig for discoveries to protect crops worldwide Story by Brett Bralley • Photography by Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:39:38 PM
Off the Charts
Pediatric eye care looks to bold, colorful solutions Story by Rosalind Fournier • Photography by Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:29:57 PM
Windows of Opportunity
School of Nursing building offers a view to the future By Charles Buchanan • Exterior photo by Steve Wood • Interior photos by Frank Couch...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:22:28 PM
Goal Oriented
Reflecting on a record season, UAB women’s basketball aims higher Story by Cary Estes • Photos by UAB Athletics...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:54:53 PM
What Even is a Coozie?
Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the Coozie come from?  What even is a Coozie? The Kozy started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia.  Here it was known […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38:02 AM

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