Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art
Today’s guest columnist is Graham C. Boettcher.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is home to nearly 27,000 works of art encompassing cultures around the globe, created throughout human history.
Continue reading A pioneering painter portrays an Alabama politician
When I was Board Chair of Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (now BBA), in 2005, we hired an economic development consultant.
He flew to town the night before our first meeting and stayed at the Tutwiler Hotel. While sitting at the bar that evening he engaged in conversation with one of our locals.
Continue reading The Birmingham story we never expected to tell
Today’s guest columnist is internationally recognized photographer Michel Arnaud.
This may come as a surprise but, Birmingham was an obvious choice when I selected it as one of the coolest cities in America for my latest title,
(Abrams, 2020) especially since my last book was Cool Is Everywhere (Abrams, 2016). Detroit: The Dream Is Now Continue reading Birmingham selected one of the coolest cities in America
Today’s guest columnist is Sanjay Singh.
Dora and I moved to Birmingham in 1993. I was a newly minted Ph.D. from University of Georgia, where I met Dr. Khris McAllister, former Chair of the Management Department of Collat School of Business. He invited me for an interview in the fall of 1992.
Continue reading Beacon of hope shines brighter than ever on Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Terry Barr.
Last week my wife and I ordered some Thai food from one of our neighborhood go-to cafes. We aren’t eating in restaurants until we all get a better handle and some perspective on this pandemic.
Continue reading South Carolinian aches for trip back to Birmingham
Another gorgeous autumn day in Vestavia Hills
The pandemic hit and unexpectedly a few of my friends’ children moved back home to Birmingham—some temporarily and some permanently.
Cities like New York were in lockdown leaving many unfortunate souls imprisoned in their apartments or condominiums.
Continue reading Did it take a pandemic to ignite Birmingham’s economy?
Today’s guest columnist is Robert Crook.
I’ve never been busier in my life!
In fact, I’ve missed several deadlines to write this ComebackTown column because business is so strong.
Continue reading What pandemic? Downtown Birmingham and Southside make huge comeback!
Belinda Dorough & Daniel Creech
Today’s guest columnist is David Barry.
Imagine marrying your soulmate.
Being in a prestigious pageant celebrating important advocacy work.
Having a job helping others.
Continue reading Birmingham woman fights for love
Regions Field Sign (Mark Almond al.com)
I’m regularly asked,
“Are you optimistic or pessimistic about Birmingham?
I always respond,
The reason I’m optimistic is because we have a unique advantage.
Continue reading Birmingham’s bright young future
Editor ’s note: On January 17 th, Jeff Barrett, a highly respected business writer, wrote a piece for saying Entrepreneur He’s not done bragging on Birmingham… Birmingham, Alabama was the most interesting place he visited in 2019.
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When you spend two years traveling to 50+ cities, 40+ states for
Inc and Entrepreneur you gain a very unique perspective about the country. There isn’t a bad trip; everyone is putting their best foot forward.
Still, Birmingham has surprised me. This isn’t another article. This is a thank you letter to Birmingham.
Continue reading Birmingham surprised me!