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    Birmingham about to disrupt babysitting world

    April 26th, 2017
    Tommy Mayfield, Founder & CEO at Wyndy
    Tommy Mayfield, Founder & CEO at Wyndy

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

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

    Birmingham is known as the Magic City because it sprang into existence, as if by magic, in the years following the Civil War.

    In many respects, the story of our city’s unlikely beginning mirrors my own, which began while I was practicing law at Maynard Cooper & Gale.

    My wife Ginger and I had a crazy idea. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Mountain Brook builds wall—demands Vestavia pay for it!

    April 18th, 2017
    Bridge along Jemison Trail in Mountain Brook
    Bridge along Jemison Trail in Mountain Brook

    A good friend and I walk the Jemison Trail every week.

    The Jemison Trail is a quiet peaceful path that winds along Shades Creek in Mountain Brook.

    Recently we noticed a new walking bridge had been constructed along the trail.

    I remarked that the bridge must have cost a lot of money. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Was it worth spending $200 million on Birmingham’s airport?

    April 12th, 2017
    Al Denson, President and CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority
    Al Denson, President and CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority

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

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

    You probably don’t remember how dilapidated our airport was.

    The infrastructure was no longer able to accommodate what we needed in order to offer the public and our stakeholders a first class facility.

    We desperately needed to beef up security.

    And visitors to Birmingham probably thought they were arriving in a third world country.

    Read the rest of this entry “

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    Are Birmingham business leaders loopy?

    April 5th, 2017
    Mobile Skyline
    Mobile Skyline

    Every seat was full at the Harbert Center last week.

    Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, one of the largest companies in the world, addressed a joint luncheon of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Birmingham.

    Rotarians and Kiwanians were thrilled to have the opportunity to see such an influential business executive– and hear him sing the praises of Alabama. Read the rest of this entry “

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    What’s the deal with David Sher and al.com?

    April 3rd, 2017
    David Sher, Publisher ComebackTown
    David Sher, Publisher ComebackTown

    Al.com has published my ComebackTown blog every week for more than five years–283 blogs.

    These blogs have been read hundreds of thousands of times.

    There have been tens of thousands of comments.

    • How did this happen?
    • How much do I get paid?
    • How much control does al.com have over my content?

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    Birmingham millennials: I have great news for you!

    March 29th, 2017
    Cindy Martin, Founder & President of Bham Now
    Cindy Martin, Founder & President of Bham Now

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

    Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Martin.

    Editor’s note: WARNING:  This piece is a shameless effort to suck up to Cindy Martin who invited me to speak at her BOLD Speakers’ Series on April 13th.  HINT:  Please click on link for tickets.

    There’s a gaping hole in our local media.

    Sure, we have the established al.com and The Birmingham News.

    Business people depend on the Birmingham Business Journal.

    African-Americans lean on The Birmingham Times.

    There are weeklies like Weld…and there are suburban newspapers like The Vestavia Voice and The Homewood Star.

    But what about millennials? Read the rest of this entry “

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    The dreaded words Mtn. Brook and Vestavia parents don’t want to hear

    March 21st, 2017
    Old Mill in Mountain Brook
    Old Mill in Mountain Brook

    I walked into the restaurant and ran into an old Mountain Brook friend.

    He greeted me with, “There’s David Sher, Mr. Birmingham–who’s always pushing for metropolitan government…

    …You know when that will happen–when hell freezes over!”

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    Is it okay for Chattanooga to beat us too?

    March 14th, 2017
    Scott Crawford
    Scott Crawford

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

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

    Chattanooga used to be a sleepy, smelly, backward southern industrial town.

    Not anymore.

    Chattanooga has made one shrewd decision after another.

    Chattanooga built a great Riverwalk, an amazing Aquarium, and it saved its historic train station.  (Chattanooga Choo Choo) Read the rest of this entry “

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    Jabo Waggoner: Good intentions—Lousy idea!

    March 7th, 2017
    State Senator Jabo Waggoner
    State Senator Jabo Waggoner

    Longtime State Senator Jabo Waggoner from Jefferson County is a friend.

    I like and respect him, but no one bats a thousand.

    I’m sure Senator Waggoner has good intentions, but last week he introduced a bill that will set the City of Birmingham back 50 years. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham becoming epicenter for technology, startups, and entrepreneurs

    March 1st, 2017
    Kathleen Hamrick
    Kathleen Hamrick (Photo by Bob Farley)

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

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

    I’m a 29 year old millennial living here in Birmingham with a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

    I travel often to the East and West coast and I’ve seen other innovation ecosystems, met investors, and gotten to know successful startup founders from all walks of life, and I can tell you that it’s a real doggone good time to be in Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry “

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