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City of Birmingham’s art and cultural facilities to reopen soon

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Sept. 30, 2020 — The City of Birmingham’s art, cultural and sporting facilities, which have been closed since March because of COVID-19, have reopened or will reopen soon. While some locations opened for special occasions this summer, this list goes into detail on official reopening dates. Visitors are required to wear a face […]

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Furlough impact on culture and recreation facilities

The City of Birmingham’s projected $63 million revenue shortfall that developed as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, has called for tough decisions this budget season. When the budget was first presented to the Birmingham City Council in August 2020, the budget line items for culture and recreation facilities did not include cost […]

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City of Birmingham launches new program to help preserve the city’s oldest and most historic small businesses

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Sept. 25, 2020 — The City of Birmingham’s Office of Business Diversity and Opportunity has launched the Legacy Business Program to help preserve Birmingham’s oldest and most historic small businesses. This program was established in accordance with The Woodfin Way, which explains the administration’s intention to create a plan to support long-standing businesses. Applications are now available at under the “Promote” section. (Go here for the […]

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Pepper Place to host Eat in the Streets Sept. 25 and 26 and Nov. 6 and 7

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Sept. 24, 2020 — Following several weeks of positive feedback about Eat in the Streets in other locations, Pepper Place businesses will host the event on Friday, Sept. 25; Saturday, Sept. 26; Friday, Nov. 6; and Saturday, Nov. 7. Eat in the Streets will be underway from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 and from 11 a.m. to […]

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City’s PPP partnership with BhamStrong, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Hope Enterprise Corporation serves 175 businesses

Birmingham, AL – More than 800 jobs at local businesses were supported as a result of a loan program put together by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and the city’s Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity. The program brought together BhamStrong, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union (HOPE) to […]

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Public Hearing Set for October 1, 2020 concerning Public Safety Reform Proposals

Birmingham – The Birmingham Public Safety Task Force appointed by Mayor Randall L. Woodfin to review areas where the City of Birmingham can improve public safety will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of Birmingham City Hall. In advance of the public […]

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City of Birmingham will host Hurricane Sally supply drive, Sept. 22-24, 2020 at Boutwell

Sept. 20, 2020 —The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Sally victims at Boutwell Auditorium from Tuesday, Sept. 22 to Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Needed items include: bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, canned goods, diapers and baby wipes, baby food, […]

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City of Birmingham to close two viaducts due to flooding potential

September 16, 2020 – The City of Birmingham will close the Sixth Avenue South bridge (700 block of Sixth Avenue South) and the viaduct at Messer Airport (32nd Street) at 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 16 due to the potential for heavy rains as Tropical Storm Sally moves inland. The closures are to provide safeguards to […]

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Online seminar provides tips on becoming Amazon seller

Interested in learning how to increase your product sales online? Want to reach more domestic and global clients? Are you prepared to do business online? Let’s get started. Josh Carpenter, director of City of Birmingham’s office of Innovation and Economic Opportunity and Councilor John Hilliard, chair of the city’s Economic Development Committee will be among […]

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More dates added for Birmingham’s Eat in the Streets

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Sept. 14, 2020 — Due to a growing demand, more dates have been added for the Eat in the Streets  for downtown Birmingham, Pepper Place and Avondale. The concept allows diners to dine outdoors while also social distancing in times of COVID-19. Downtown Birmingham restaurants in the 100 and 200 block of 20th […]

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