New Executive Doctor of Business Administration is the only one of its type in Alabama. Is it your next career step?

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UNA is rolling out a new EDBA
UNA Faculty. Photo via UNA

Move over PhD programs, there’s a new “doctor” on the block: UNA’s EDBA (Executive Doctor of Business Administration)—and it just may have your name on it. If you’re mid-to-senior-level in your career and wanting more, you need to know about this exciting new program created by the University of North Alabama

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SpaceX splashes down in the Gulf with UAB devices on board

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The Polar unit, built by UAB’s EITD team is visible in images shared by NASA. Photo via UAB School of Engineering’s Facebook page

The SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” made its historic splash in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola on Sunday, August 2. Why is UAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Department (EITD) so excited? Find out!

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Small biz spotlight: Local Source Market & Grocery is now open in 5 Points South [PHOTOS]

Justin Petruff is one of the owners of Local Source Market & Grocery
Justin Petruff of Local Source Market & Grocery + Near to Me CBD. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

My family and I checked out Local Source Market & Grocery in 5 Points South yesterday and we liked what we saw: loads of fresh, local Alabama produce, frozen grass-fed meats from Sylacauga and goods from Alabama makers all for sale in a warm and inviting space.

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3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including waterfalls, tropical cocktails + sweet treats

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We’ll take them all! Photo via SMOOSH Cookies on Instagram

Let’s be honest, being anywhere without A/C right now is miserable. Thankfully there are still ways to get out and explore the city AND stay cool at the same time. Here are 3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including where to find waterfalls, tropical cocktails and sweet treats.

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See why United Way is going virtual for the 2020 Campaign, and how you can help

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Greg King, the 2020 annual Campaign Chair for the United Way of Central Alabama. Photo courtesy of United Way

Every year for nearly a century, committed volunteers fan out into our community to meet face-to-face with neighbors, co-workers and businesses to ask for support on behalf of the United Way of Central Alabama.

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Here’s how you can support senior citizens in Birmingham right now

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Taking care of our senior citizens is always a worthy mission. Right now, our elderly population is more isolated than ever. Check out these 7 local organizations that are supporting and encouraging senior citizens right here in Birmingham. Join them today!

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11 must-try summer beers from Birmingham breweries

We’ve got our eye on that Watermelon Gose from Ghost Train. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nothing beats the Alabama summer heat like a locally brewed beer. From sours to saisons, here are 11 summer beers you need to try from local Birmingham breweries. Plus, find out how to win a $200 gift card to The Pig so you can keep supporting local (and also snag a six pack to enjoy these brews from home.)

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A look at the sneaker trend + 7 local spots to get a dope pair

We’re taking a look at where to get a local pair of kicks. Photo via Official Hibbett Sports Fanpage’s Facebook

Calling all sneakerheads! Yeezys, Jordans, Converse—you name it. Sneaker culture is nothing new but we figured it deserved a spotlight. Let’s look at the latest trends, culture and where to get a unique pair of sneakers around Birmingham.

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60+ local biz participate in Birmingham Restaurant Week Aug. 14-Aug. 31

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

It’s no secret Birmingham likes to eat and why wouldn’t we when our culinary scene is FIRE. Sink your teeth into the Magic City’s crème de la crème during the 11th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW), presented by Spire, Friday, Aug. 14 through Monday, Aug. 31. Over two weeks of dining out deals? Hand me my fork. STAY TUNED: BRW is unmasking the menus on Monday, August 10.

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9 Birmingham delis ranging from 5-80 years old

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Let’s dive in! Photo courtesy of Mr.P’s Deli via Burton Advertising

Any way you stack it, Birmingham’s delis live up to the hype of New York’s. French dips and classic Reubens fill up the menus and your bellies at local spots that have called the Magic City home for decades. My only question for you is—are you going to eat that pickle?

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4 major ways COVID-19 is impacting Hispanics in Birmingham—plus 11 places to get + give help today

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AIDS Alabama is one of many organizations helping Birmingham’s Hispanic community during COVID. Photo via Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition’s Facebook page

For the over 200,000 Alabama residents who, according to the 2018 American Community Survey, speak a language other than English in their homes, COVID-19 hit like a night-time tornado with no siren. We talked to leaders in Birmingham’s Hispanic community about the challenges they are facing, plus how to get and give help.

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Mission accomplished. U.S. Space and Rocket Center raises $1.5 million in 8 days

These camps have put smiles on faces for decades. Photo via U.S. Space & Rocket Center on Facebook

Great news, Bham. After getting the news that Space Camp was in trouble, public support poured in from all over. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center surpassed its $1.5 million fundraising goal in just eight days. Check it out!

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