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University of Alabama to offer state’s first MFA in dance program
The extensive program will launch in fall 2020, with recruitment to begin next year.
Alabama Power at Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:00:14 PM


Samford alumnus introduces first telemedicine kiosk in an Alabama pharmacy
Cole Sandlin wants his rural community to have access to services available in big cities.
Alabama Power at Sunday, December 9, 2018 1:00:18 PM
On this day in Alabama history: Ground broken for UAB’s Collat School of Business
The state-of-the-art facility opened in August 2018.
Alabama Power at Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:50:17 AM
UAB graduate pursues UPS career after bout with childhood cancers
Rusty Duvall will graduate from UAB Dec. 15 after defeating two childhood cancers.
Alabama Power at Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:00:25 PM
Recipe: Easy Cranberry Almond Scones
Bring on the holidays with delicious sweet treats. ...
Alabama Power at Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:00:22 PM
Scott Martin: Cold, wet Saturday for Alabama
Rain will become heavier through the day.
Alabama Power at Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:19:38 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Charles Barkley suffered career-ending injury
After tearing a tendon in his left leg, Barley declared his basketball career over.
Alabama Power at Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:50:46 AM
James Spann: Alabama stays cold with soaking rain through the weekend
Rain amounts over the weekend will be in the 2- to 5-inch range statewide.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 5:05:01 PM
Honda launches Passport SUV production at Alabama facility
The Passport rollout is the fourth major model change the plant has completed in four years.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 5:00:59 PM
Maynard Cooper expands California presence with new L.A. office
Birmingham’s second-largest law firm has opened a new office in Los Angeles. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 4:02:35 PM
Jefferson County Library Cooperative celebrates Library Champions
Another sort of library champion, Patricia Ryan, was honored as she retired.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 3:22:54 PM
Business Council of Alabama names new president
The Business Council of Alabama has tapped Katie Boyd Britt as its next president. Britt currently serves as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. She will start her role on Jan. 2. Britt succeeds William Canary, who left the organization in July for a post with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – following a high-profile debate about the future direction of the organization. “We are excited to welcome Katie as the BCA’s new president,” said Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite, who… ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 3:16:12 PM
Legal roundup: Bradley partner appointed chair, founder of law committee, Nomberg partner earns awar
Editor's Note: Legal Roundup is the BBJ's weekly look at news and notes from the local legal scene. Send items to acoker@bizjournals.com. • C. Meade Hartfield, a partner in the Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has been appointed the inaugural chair and a founder of the Women in the Law Committee of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Hartfield is a member of Bradley’s banking and financial services practice group and has represented clients in financial services a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 2:43:35 PM
Birmingham real estate company opens new office in Homewood
One of Birmingham's largest real estate firms has opened a new office in Homewood. RealtySouth now has a branch at 1690 Reese St. where at least 16 agents are headquartered. The company is leasing about 750 square feet. The office's agents will serve clients who are buying and selling in the Homewood and Birmingham metro area. Other services offered in the branch through partnerships include pre-approval and home mortgage loans, title research and closing performance, insurance and rel...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 2:03:38 PM
Chris Stewart’s bank experience helps him guide ARC of Central Alabama
A numbers guy embraces the nonprofit world and is now helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM
What makes people so generous, and four considerations for year-end giving
My phone rang. Mary, a donor, had just read our story about a student struggling to cover her college expenses. The student’s family had an ill father and mounting medical bills. Mary had made a $3,000 gift. She was heartbroken reading this story and wanted to give another $3,000. What makes people so generous? Stanford researcher Jamil Zaki says that kindness is like “psychological chocolate.” It makes us feel good. Generosity has even been known to produce happiness hormones like dopam...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Journey through illness inspired Kedarius Ingram to public health degree
Ingram was sick and no one knew the cause, until the right doctors on the right night saved his life.
UAB Campus News at Friday, December 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Digi.City panel: Birmingham could be Smart Cities leader in inclusive economic growth
Experts talk about the future of the Smart Cities initiative in the Magic City and how it could compare to others.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 1:15:23 PM
South Shelby Chamber of Commerce presents Diamond Awards
At its last luncheon of the year, the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce presented their annual Diamond Awards Dec. 6. The awards recognize various businesses, nonprofits and individuals that have made a significant impact on their community.
280 Living at Friday, December 7, 2018 12:08:55 PM
Guest Viewpoint: The Birmingham economy — a look back at Woodfin's first year
Nov. 28, 2018, marked one year since our administration was inaugurated to serve the city of Birmingham. We ran on a campaign of “we deserve better,” and we translated that into a mission of “putting people first.” To execute that mission, we have laid important groundwork, made new board appointments, and shifted our economic development strategy to one that is more inclusive, dynamic and data-driven. We started with transitioning the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development into the Departm...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Dreamland’s ribs and white bread on 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
This no-fuss meal has become legendary in and out of the state.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 11:45:39 AM
2018 Insights into Family-Owned Business
Q: There is clearly a huge transition happening with the retirement of baby boomers. How is that shift affecting family owned businesses?  Justin Craft (President, Nowlin and Associates): With upwards of 78 percent of all businesses controlled by families, planning for these businesses is crucial. Depending on where you look, only 30 percent of family owned businesses survive from the founder to the next generation. Beyond the second generation the number of businesses surviving drops to 15...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 11:31:48 AM
UAB freezer technology to be sent to International Space Station
A UAB-developed rapid-freeze device will soon be supplying the International Space Station. The device has been developed over the past two years with a $3.6 million NASA grant, and Elon Musk-owned company SpaceX will deliver the device to the station. The device, which has been developed by researchers from the Engineering and Innovative Technology Development group (EITD), will enable astronauts to quickly freeze biological samples down to negative 190 degrees Celsius.  While this...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 11:10:16 AM
Housing Authority completes $19M project
A $19 million project to bring modern affordable living units to a community in Oxmoor Valley is now complete. The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) officially opened the “Park at Sydney Drive,” which includes 120 apartments. “This is a dream that has finally come to fruition where hundreds of people will now enjoy a higher standard of residential living that we all desire for ourselves and our families,” HABD CEO Michael Lundy said. Hollyhand Development and Regions...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00:56 AM
UAB Callahan Eye Hospital receives 2018 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award
The Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award is a highly regarded symbol of achievement in the health care industry.
UAB Campus News at Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Report: Credit card debt increasing for Birmingham residents
Birmingham residents are carrying more credit card debt than last year, according to a report from CompareCards. The financial firm studied cities with the greatest credit card balance increases this year, and determined credit card balances in the nation's 50 largest cities grew an average of 3.6 percent from September 2017 to September 2018.  While Birmingham's balance is less than the national average, it jumped 2.4 percent during that time frame and ranks at No. 30.   "It's troub...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 10:57:36 AM
Stadium Trace Village adds three new tenants
The mixed-use project in Hoover has added three new concepts that can't be found anywhere else in Alabama. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 10:54:34 AM
Taichman named UAB School of Dentistry dean
Taichman joins UAB as the ninth dean of the School of Dentistry.
UAB Campus News at Friday, December 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Honda begins production of new SUV at Alabama plant
A Japanese carmaker has begun production of a new vehicle for the light truck market at its plant in Talladega County. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is now assembling the 2019 Honda Passport SUV in Lincoln. It will go on sale next year. “The positive response to Passport really signals Honda is poised to compete in this segment,” said Lara Harrington, chief engineer and Passport development leader. “I think we are hitting the market at just the right time for this vehicle. The Honda Pas...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 9:30:37 AM
Huntsville to install smartphone parking apps downtown
 A new parking option is coming to the Rocket City early next year. Huntsville’s Parking and Public Transit plans to start installing new meters that can process payments with credit cards via smartphones, reports the Huntsville Business Journal. The project was first announced in October 2017. The meters will cover about 400 parking spots located around Big Spring Park and Lot H downtown. Parking is managed online at ppprk.com or by downloading the PassportParking app in the App Stor...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 9:18:50 AM
Georgia manufacturer investing $250M in Alabama plant
A Georgia flooring company is expanding its manufacturing facility in Covington County. With a $250 million investment, Shaw Industries Group Inc. is expanding and adding new equipment to its plant in Andalusia. The improvements are expected to create better efficiency, production, ergonomics and safety for the more than 1,200 employees at the plant. “At Shaw, our vision is to create a better future for our associates, our customers, our company and our communities,” said David Morga...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 9:12:24 AM
James Spann: Very wet pattern for Alabama through Sunday
Rain amounts between now and Sunday night will average 2 to 4 inches. ...
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 8:50:34 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Birmingham Mayor James Powell was born
Powell was the fledgling city’s fifth mayor and promoted it as a new Southern industrial city.
Alabama Power at Friday, December 7, 2018 8:50:22 AM
Birmingham's new hope for public transit
Will national trends curb future growth of Birmingham's new bus rapid transit system? ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, December 7, 2018 1:01:48 AM
James Spann: Clouds move into Alabama tonight; cold, wet days ahead
Rain should begin during the day Friday, then become widespread Friday night and Saturday.
Alabama Power at Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:04:20 PM
Birmingham residents have a say on plans for Carraway Hospital site
Development of the old site has sparked plenty of interest.
Alabama Power at Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:00:19 PM
NASA awards undergraduate and graduate students with grant to support space research
Six students further space research through grants provided by NASA.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:36:23 PM
Alabama networking firm purchases Vancouver-based company
The Vancouver-based company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:15:27 PM
Carraway Hospital — and the iconic blue star — through the years
The star sparks memories and will stay in the redevelopment.
Alabama Power at Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:00:12 PM
I-20/59 downtown bridges to close in January
Details about the planned closure of the Interstate 20/59 bridges for a replacement project are starting to come into focus. The Interstate 20/59 downtown bridges will close for about 14 months starting in mid or late January, according to AL.com. The exact date has not yet been determined. The project is expected to be complete in November 2020. As we've reported, the closure is expected to have a significant impact on downtown Birmingham and the central business district – although th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:53:34 PM
BBA to host first Investors Roundtable
The Birmingham Business Alliance will host its first annual Investors Roundtable on Dec. 10. The event, in partnership with UAB's Harbert Institute for Innovation and Technology, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and the Birmingham Business Journal, will feature a panel discussion with several entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial leaders to explore startup and investment trends from 2018 and look ahead to what will make an impact in 2019. Panelists will include Dave...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:28:05 PM
Vestavia Hills redeveloping Wald Park in $15M project
The project is a part of a broader effort to connect the area and make it a destination for residents. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:12:37 PM
Burger restaurant closes location at The Summit
An Atlanta-based burger restaurant has closed its location of nine years at The Summit. FLIP Burger Boutique closed its doors at 220 Summit Blvd., Suite 140 on Dec. 5. The burger chain opened its Birmingham location in December 2009. “We regretfully announce the closure of FLIP Burger Birmingham,” said FLIP ownership in a release. “We are so grateful to everyone who has supported FLIP Burger throughout the years and have very much enjoyed being a part of the Birmingham community. We’d...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:11:27 PM
Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?
UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:07:48 PM
Study: Autistic individuals are less vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks than others
UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:07:48 PM
Carraway redevelopment could bring new life to northern Birmingham
Old building brings new life to Magic City.
Alabama Power at Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:00:21 PM
Who's Who in Birmingham Health Care? Key leaders to know in Magic City medicine
Health care is a key industry for any metro area, but it’s critical for the future of Birmingham.  It brings thousands of people – not to mention new employees to the area – each year.  The health care scene is a driving force of both innovation and entrepreneurship in the area –something expected to significantly increase as the region focuses more on innovation-based economic development.  And, of course, it improves the health and quality of life for the region.  It all starts with...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:21:48 PM
UAB This Week: Dec. 7
Watch UAB This Week to keep up with what's happening at UAB!...
UAB Campus News at Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:13:31 PM
NXTsoft acquires Memphis-based company; plans new product
A Birmingham firm has acquired Memphis-based company to supplement its risk analytics division.  NXTsoft, which is focused on risk management solutions in cybersecurity and is an umbrella company of ThreatAdvice, acquired Echo Partners LLC. With the addition of Echo Partners, NXTsoft will offer deposit profitability analytics, interest rate risk consulting and a deposit studies solution that will simplify complicated financial calculations. NXTsoft also said the acquisition will help com...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:42:37 PM
New concert and booking promotion company launches in Birmingham
A veteran concert promoter is starting a new concert and booking promotion company in the Magic City. Todd Coder has launched CODE-R Productions, which specializes in booking live entertainment for venue clients and special events across the Southeast. Coder previously was the talent buyer for WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham and the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. He also worked at Emporium Presents. “Going out on my own is something that I’ve envisioned for years, but it just n...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:34:38 PM
A Christmas Tale
A Fictionalized, Non-Historically Linear, Birmingham-Based Nativity Story ...
B-Metro at Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00:00 AM
‘If The Garden Could Talk’
Name: Red Ridge Park Location: Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. Who do you belong to? Technically the earth (the garden chuckles,) I belong to Brooke and Daniel Coleman. How did you come to be? I was formed and created originally by William Kessler in 1928. Over the decades I have been edited here and there... Read More...
B-Metro at Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00:00 AM
A Higher Calling
Female pastors are breaking through the stained glass ceiling in Birmingham churches. Written by Lindsey Osborne  Portraits by Beau Gustafson Like any young person, Rev. Stephanie York Arnold often imagined the future—and when she did, she saw herself exactly where she is: serving as a pastor of a church. “Since I have been working in ministry... Read More...
B-Metro at Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM
What Even is a Koozie?
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 koozie come from?  What even is a koozie? The koozie 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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