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    Birmingham about to disrupt the world of beauty

    December 6th, 2017
    Yazmin Cavale
    Yazmin Cavale

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Yazmin Cavale .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Every day, life seems to be moving faster. In order to keep up with the pace, I depend more and more on technology and services that streamline my on-the-go lifestyle.

    As a CEO, a wife, and a mom of three, my time is not only valuable but scheduled down to the minute. I run my business and my household from my iPhone, multi-tasking while multi-tasking. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Confronted by a Vestavia man

    November 28th, 2017
    Publix Vestavia Hills
    Publix Vestavia Hills

    It’s uncomfortable to talk about race.

    It seems that most whites don’t like to discuss race–and neither do some blacks.

    However, how can we have an intelligent conversation about Birmingham without race when race is almost always the central issue?

    Last week I was wheeling my shopping cart through the produce section of Publix in Vestavia Hills when I was confronted by a casual acquaintance. Read the rest of this entry “

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    A simple way to merge Birmingham into one great city

    November 21st, 2017
    Jay Taylor
    Jay Taylor

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Jay Taylor.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Consolidation.

    It’s been long debated here in Birmingham.

    Can we merge some of our central Alabama municipalities into one big, super city? And if so, which ones?

    Allow me to toss an idea into the ring. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Mountain Brook and Homewood suck leadership out of Birmingham

    November 15th, 2017

    Alabama championship footballWould the University of Alabama have national championship football teams if 80% of its students were ineligible?

    UA would have some good players, but we wouldn’t be winning many football games.

    This is the heart of Birmingham’s problem.
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    I’ve been gobsmacked by this Birmingham statistic

    November 7th, 2017
    Jeffrey Bayer, Bayer Properties
    Jeffrey Bayer, President & CEO of Bayer Properties

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeffrey Bayer.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Birmingham’s experiencing a surge in local pride and national attention because of developments that are breathing new life into our region. We’ve got great communities, world-class medical facilities, enchanting parks, and a nationally recognized food scene.

    I keep hoping—“This is Birmingham’s time.”

    But then I get a dose of reality. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Is Birmingham Sugar Daddy for our rich suburbs?

    October 30th, 2017

    Sugar DaddyIt’s time for folks in the suburbs to show our appreciation for Birmingham.

    There’s a tendency to think that our suburbs are independent and could operate fine by themselves. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Mountain Brook man: “How we can become unstoppable”

    October 24th, 2017
    Norman Jetmundsen
    Norman Jetmundsen

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Norman Jetmundsen.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Greater Birmingham reminds me of a patient who goes to see his doctor.

    He says, “Doc, I have good days and bad days.  I look at people around me and they seem to be healthier, have more energy, and be in better shape.”

    Read the rest of this entry “

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    Nashville Mayor has advice for Birmingham

    October 17th, 2017
    Nashville Mayor Megan Berry speaking to Kiwanis Club of Birmingham
    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry speaking to Kiwanis Club of Birmingham

    If you think you’re good looking, but few people ask you for a date, you might suspect you have a problem.

    You may think you’re ‘cool,’ but if all your friends give you the same advice, then maybe they see something you’re unable to recognize in yourself. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Look out Hollywood–Here comes Birmingham

    October 11th, 2017
    Felicia Willson
    Felicia Willson

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Felicia Willson.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    I’m a Southern California native. I’ve worked on one of the best shows in television history: NBC’s The West Wing.

    I’ve spent the last 20 years immersed in the land of lights, camera, action, and I’m here to tell ya, if you want to make a movie or a television show, the place to do it is… Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry “

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    I didn’t grow up in Mountain Brook, but…

    September 26th, 2017
    Ronnie Rice
    Ronnie Rice, Ph.D., J.D

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Ronnie Rice.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Many of the guest articles on ComebackTown appear to be written by people who grew up in Mountain Brook or over the mountain—so I had some reservations about telling my story.

    Not only did I not grow up in Mountain Brook, I grew up in the opposite of Mountain Brook.

    I’m from Prichard, Alabama—a small town with a 38% poverty rate and a median household income of $21,860. Read the rest of this entry “

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