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10 Birmingham businesses report $663M in spending with minority vendors 

birminghambusinessalliance.com  Responding to a challenge issued last year by Mayor Randall L. Woodfin, 10 Birmingham companies and institutions on Friday released a report that discloses...

Miles College, Birmingham Join $130M Partnership to Help Small Businesses Hurt...

By Alabama Newscenter Staff Hope Enterprise Corp., with a $130 million commitment from Goldman Sachs, has partnered with seven cities and nine historically Black colleges and...

What Millennials Can Learn from Business Icon A.G. Gaston

By Jasmine Phillips “Find a need and fill it.” One of my personal favorite maxims stated by the legendary Birmingham businessman A.G. Gaston. There are plenty...

Giving A.G. Gaston the Recognition He Deserves

By Bob Dickerson If there has ever been anyone that I consider myself privileged to have met, anyone who greatly inspired me by his unique...

Birmingham releases VITAL report on $24M spending with minority businesses

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, the City of Birmingham spent more than $24 million with minority-owned...

Annual A.G. Gaston Conference Will Be Virtual This Year

bbrc.biz The coronavirus caused uncertainty in many institutions and wreaked havoc on gatherings for the past year. Last year’s 16th A.G. Gaston Conference was held...

New Paycheck Protection Program Funding Starts with Focus on Minority Businesses

By Jeffrey McKinney Black Enterprise Armed with $284 billion in new funding, the Payment Protection Program (PPP) resumed this week to give small businesses fresh arsenal to help...

Mayor Randall Woodfin Names Cornell Wesley New Director of Office of...

City of Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin has appointed Cornell Wesley to serve as the new director of the Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity...

Birmingham Business Alliance names Ron Kitchens as President, CEO

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff Veteran economic developer Ron Kitchens has been named president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). With an economic development career...

Jaiden Smith, 17, Ramsay HS Senior, Opens Business Selling Quarantine Essentials

By Caleb Jones For the Birmingham Times  Building a business from the ground up can be strenuous. The dedication and sacrifice required are hard enough for...

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