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3 Birmingham businesses partner up with MasterCard—learn more

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Ursula Smith Dance Co. and Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. will both be featured in Mastercard's national Pricelesscampaign. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now
Ursula Smith Dance Co. and Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. will both be featured in Mastercard’s national Pricelesscampaign. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now

MasterCard is working to make small black-owned businesses thrive in Birmingham. They’re helping “cash-only” businesses create digital formats while featuring three local creative businesses in their national Priceless campaign. We attended a press conference for the campaign and were inspired by what we learned.

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August hiring events + career opportunities around Birmingham—details here

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Are you ready for a new job or career path? Photo via Christina @ wocintechchat.com

If you’re seeking a new job in your field or considering changing your career, we’ve got the 411 on hiring events and career opportunities around the Greater Birmingham Area. Update that resume—here’s what’s ahead.

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Why you need to head to Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals Sun, Aug 22, 3-7PM

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The power team behind Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals. Shinika Byrd, Recrissha Doxie, Dr. Gale Satchel. Photo via Desiree Cole

The community of Black-owned businesses in the Shoals is growing, and you’re invited to check out what’s on offer Sunday, August 22 from 3-7PM at The Clarion Inn in Sheffield, Alabama. Keep reading for all the details about Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals plus three reasons why you need to go. 

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This local biz has served Bham for 28 years—here’s why they love it

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Life would be ruff without local businesses like this. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is celebrating 28 years of supporting our community and giving back to Ronald McDonald House. Sounds like the best birthday gift, right? We sat down with Curt Morris of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham to see why being a part of The Magic City means so much.

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Unless U Scoops + 3 other Birmingham openings that you need to know

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Unless U Scoops is gearing up for their opening on August 6.
Unless U Scoops is gearing up for their opening on August 6. Photo via Unless U

Happy Monday, Birmingham! We are back this week with new Birmingham openings that you don’t want to miss.

From a new ice cream shop to Birmingham’s newest piano bar and everything in between, we’ve got you covered for a whole week of last minute summer plans. Keep reading to see what’s on our radar.

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Enjoy good times for a great cause at KIDS Korner, August 19

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Children receive a great education and make good friends at YWCA Central AL’s Child Development Center. Photo via YWCA Central AL

YWCA Central Alabama’s KIDS Korner event is back on Thursday, August 19, but this year the event is at Regions Field from 6-9PM and has been reimagined into a night to feel like a kid again! Learn how this local organization is rolling cotton candy, fireworks and fundraising into one fun—and important—event. Tickets available now.

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Wasabi Juan’s, Los Amigos, Ensley Seafood earn 95+ food service scores in July

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Los Amigos in the Lakeview Business District. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants, including Wasabi Juan’s and Gus’s World Famous Chicken at The Battery in Birmingham, Los Amigos in the Lakeview Business District Neighborhood and Ensley Seafood on Ensley Boulevard received 95 and above on their food service scores in July 2021.

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Take a stroll with Caroline on her Journey of HOPE with United Ability

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The Hornsbys. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

On August 28th, United Ability will hold its annual Journey of HOPE fundraiser presented by Medical Properties Trust and honoring the decades of support from our building and volunteer partner, Brasfield & Gorrie, live from the new Red Mountain Theatre Arts campus.

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Eat guilt free this summer with these 7 fresh salads in Bham

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This Santa Fe bowl from Blue Root Co. almost looks too good to eat. Photo via Jamie Vespa for Blue Root Co.’s Instagram

If you live in Birmingham, I’m sure you’ve already realized that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. From flavorful juice bar options to build your own poke bowls, the options are unlimited. Check out our guide below for some unique salads that will satisfy your taste buds.

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Miles College clears 2 years worth of students’ bills

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Miles College is clearing $2.1M in student debt. Photo via Miles College

Go Golden Bears! Miles College just cleared all outstanding student bills from the past five academic semesters. They’re using federal aid to help out their students. Keep scrolling to learn more about this unique student aid.

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Summer trends according to Bham boutiques + how to shop them

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Let’s dive into Birmingham’s summer trends. Photo via HaMi Boutique

I might be counting down the days until fall weather, but we’re still in the thick of summer heat. Until then, I’m going to turn the streets of Birmingham into my runway and test out these trends that local boutiques are seeing this summer. Here are the top fashion trends according to the most fashionable folks in the biz.

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Check out Iron City Grill’s brand-new brunch menu [Photos]

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The Iron City Brunch Burger is one of the new items on Iron City Grill’s menu. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Iron City Grill has released a brand-new brunch menu, and we couldn’t wait to try it! Keep reading to see our top picks & how you can brush up on your painting skills at Brunch + Brushes at Iron City Grill on August 15th!

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10 weekend events in Birmingham, July 29-31—details here

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So cool, so good. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

SWELTER ALERT: summer heat hits Birmingham, July 29-31, with temps in the 90s. While sweating is not for me, there are lots of fun ways to stay cool—pools, splash pads, ice cream + slushies to name a few. I also suggest staying in the delightful A/C and scrolling through events + more happening around the ‘ham this weekend.

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36 new home listings in Birmingham, July 29-31—find yours now

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 36 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

Photo of 3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE MOUNTAIN BROOK
3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35213 (RealtySouth)


3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE
MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35213
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/0 half baths
$999900
For more info, contact Laurie Smith at 205-478-5872 or email lsmith@realtysouth.com


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