REV Birmingham

REV Big Pitch Elysian Gardens 11-23-19

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Two Birmingham start-ups — Elysian Gardens, a community sculpture park, and Encore Rouge, a food truck — recently split a total of nearly $50,000 in cash prizes and business services in the competition. Read more


Here are the real estate updates for the city including miscellaneous, construction, and openings/closures. Read more


Porch Parties

Courtesy of Jonathan Moore

Porch parties are monthly community gatherings that provide entrepreneurs, creatives and makers with the opportunity to connect and share their resources and knowledge to put new business ideas into action. Read more


Snacks galore

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The market on Sunday, Dec. 2, was the final event in the 2018 season in Woodlawn. Read more


Big Pitch winners 2018

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Beehive Baking Co. takes first prize in REV Birmingham business-plan contest. Read more

Central City


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When REV Birmingham and the Woodlawn Business Association created the Woodlawn Street Market in 2014, their goal was to drive foot traffic to the historic neighborhood. Read more


Gatos and Beans

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Ten finalists will compete for prize money in the 'live Shark Tank'-style business competition. Read more

Central City

Birmingham skyline

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The interactive online survey is available through about Nov. 30. Read more

Central City

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People can vote online until Oct. 26 to support the church in the national Partners in Preservation campaign, Read more


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Entrepreneurs have until Sept. 15 to enter the business pitch competition. Read more



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The Woodlawn Street Market is back for 2018. Read more



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On Thursday, March 15, the community is invited to the third annual Irish Flag Raising and The Great Birmingham Irish Toast in the Five Points South neighborhood. Read more

Neck of the Woods


Photos by Jesse Chambers.

The latest ambitious people to win The Big Pitch, which is sponsored by PNC Bank and was held at the Negro Southern League Museum in November, are the owners of a grocery store and a unique pop-up gift shop. Read more


The top prize winners were a community grocery store and a unique, Birmingham-themed gift shop. Read more


Alabama Theatre sign rendering

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Alabama Theatre lovers can vote online to support bid for Partners in Preservation money to restore the 18th Street sign taken down in 1957. Read more



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Vince Amaro, a merchant and property owner in East Lake’s commercial district, said the historic neighborhood, “deep down inside, is an art district.” Read more

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downtown ensley ala

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The event is 'a grab and go lunch hour' meant to draw foot traffic to Ensley's downtown area and attention to its merchants Read more

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big pitch winners 2016

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Tropicaleo, a start-up Puerto Rican restaurant, won $15,000 in the annual competition. Read more


The 10 finalists were picked from a total of 61 applications that REV received before its entry deadline on Sept. 6. Read more


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Finalists in The Big Pitch will be selected Sept. 23, with the public competition taking place Nov. 12. Read more