The World Games 2021 connects Birmingham businesses to opportunities with World of Opportunity program

The World Games’ World of Opportunity event. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The World Games is getting closer! The Olympic-style sporting experience–happening in Birmingham in 2021–held a kickoff event for its World of Opportunity program on June 19.

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Chai Market is rebranding and opening new restaurant, Yummefy, at The Waites.

Photo via Yummefy-Bhm

In March of this year, there was a fire at the Hospitality Inn that spreading and destroyed several other adjacent buildings, one of which was Chai Market. However, the owners are rebranding to Yummefy and will be coming soon to The Waites, 707 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S.

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Birmingham’s own EBSCO Industries honored by Computerworld’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT

EBSCO Industries. Alabama's only company on Computerworlds 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2019
EBSCO Industries has been announced as one of the ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ (Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now)

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EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham, has been honored with national recognition by its inclusion on Computerworld magazine’s prestigious annual list of ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’. The only company in Alabama to be included on the list. Find out more about what makes EBSCO a top place to work and why it is a hit with tech professionals.

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8 fun factory tours in and around Birmingham, including Cahaba Brewing’s Taproom Tour

On the Golden Flake factory tour in Birmingham, you can see this half-truck. It's kind of cute.
Why yes, that’s a half Golden Flake potato chip truck attached to the side of the building. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Who’s ever been on a fun factory tour in or around Birmingham? If you’re looking for something fun to do, whether with the fam, the biz or with visitors, we’ve got you covered. Read on for all the juicy details.

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5 reasons not to miss Trove’s Grand Opening this Saturday in Woodlawn. Hint: massage is one of them.

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Make sure you add the grand opening of a new Birmingham business to your calendar! On Saturday, June 22 from 9AM to 2PM at 5532 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35212, Trove Design Shop and Melissa Jane, LMT will celebrate a joint grand opening.  Here are 5 reasons not to miss it.

The cutest flower truck. Photo via Trove Design Shop on Facebook
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Did we forget about libraries? Why you should be taking advantage + where to find public libraries in Birmingham

Birmingham public library. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Some of my favorite summertime memories as a child involved going to the library. During those long, hot summer days (before Netflix came around), my older sister and I would run out of entertainment fairly quickly. So, once a week, we would grab our library cards, hop in my mom’s car, and ride down to our local public library. The excitement of scanning the shelves, finding a new novel or maybe the next book in a series I’d been burning through- nothing could compare. I feel confident that I am not alone in that memory. Which begs the question, Birmingham- why have so many of us forgotten about libraries?

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3 reasons you’ll catch us at Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que at The Birmingham Zoo this Saturday, June 22

Cheers to great brews, great ‘que and the Birmingham Zoo! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo Facebook

Interested in sipping some tasty craft brews, munching on some of Birmingham’s best bar-b-que, all while strolling through the fabulous Birmingham Zoo? The only acceptable answer to this question is “absolutely.” The Birmingham Zoo is hosting the 5th Annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que this Saturday, June 22 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

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National Go Fishing Day: Guide to 10 fishing spots in and around Birmingham

Summer fun for the whole family. Dylan Colwell with a Lake Purdy catch. Photo via Lake Purdy Fishing’s website.

Happy National Go Fishing Day, Birmingham! With the weather heating up and the days getting longer, what’s a better way to enjoy summertime than by getting out and casting a line? We’ve got your guide to 10 great fishing spots in the Birmingham area.

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10 places to find ethnic food in Hoover

One of the best parts of living in Birmingham? The food, obviously! My bucket list of restaurants to try is constantly growing, and thankfully I don’t have to travel too far from my house in Hoover to check them out. Here’s your guide to where to find the best ethnic food in Hoover – add a few of these to your restaurant bucket list!

Still dreaming about the Pad Si Ewe at Blue Pacific Thai. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now
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