It’s one of those things we take for granted living in our Birmingham region.
It’s an important quality of life issue—one we seem to take for granted.
We may be at the bottom of many lists, but this one—we excel.
The idea for this piece came in the form of an e-mail…
“David, todays bham news….Mayor in shootout , Katapodis appeal denied, and Malzahn new auburn coach…that’s our front page headlines….buried on page 8 or so….the REALLY GOOD NEWS Continue reading Birmingham has done it again!
Ever since I began posting blogs with the intent to begin a community conversation on better government, I’ve received my share of criticism.
I was probably a little bit naive, but it came as a surprise.
I have a passion for our Birmingham region and I thought I was doing a good deed.
I’m not running for office and as best I can tell, I’m not benefiting financially. If anyone has any money making ideas, please let me know. 🙂
Continue reading Why many are criticizing David Sher
Our goal: Better government for our region.
Birmingham’s an amazing community in many ways.
It’s difficult to explain, but we have the largest and most successful civic clubs on earth.
Our Birmingham Kiwanis Club, our Birmingham Rotary Club and our Birmingham Rotaract Club are the largest in the world. You wouldn’t think that it could be mathematically possible.
Continue reading A community leader gives Rotarian types hell
Where do communities get money?
Often from successful business people.
So what Birmingham needs is more successful businesses so there will be more successful business people.
Continue reading No Bill Gates, but George Barber and Don Logan
Dr. Ed Richardson
I grew up in Mt. Brook.
My children went to Mt. Brook schools.
I now live in Vestavia Hills.
I belong to the Rotary Club of Birmingham.
Dr. Ed Richardson spoke recently to our Rotary Club. There was a huge corporate crowd cheering Dr. Richardson as he explained how our State Department of Education is going to fix Birmingham’s dysfunction school system.
Continue reading Clueless community leaders cheer Birmingham School seizure
Usually when someone makes a brash statement that something is the best in the world, its considered hype or exaggeration.
However, we can say with complete confidence that Birmingham has the biggest and best civic clubs on earth.
Our Birmingham Kiwanis Club is the largest in the world.
Our Birmingham Rotary Club is the largest in the world.
Our Birmingham Rotaract Club is the largest in the world. Continue reading Birmingham is best in the world
Regions Bank--Birmingham's last remaining Fortune 500 Company
Vulcan Materials facing a hostile takeover bid from a North Carolina-based competitor, Birmingham is on the verge of losing another public company headquarters. Even if Vulcan survives, the trend is ominous.
According to a
Birmingham Business Journal article from December 16, 2011, titled “ A troubling trend for Birmingham,” a little more than a decade ago, Birmingham was home to at least 30 publicly traded companies and now we’re down to 15. Continue reading Will the last big company left in Birmingham please turn out the lights