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Introducing Birmingham365

Birmingham365 logoThe latest attempt to launch an all-inclusive online events calendar in the City of Birmingham has quietly launched as we start a new year.

There are a few people that already knew about Birmingham365.org, a partnership between the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Business Alliance and the city’s convention and visitors bureau, including those in attendance at last month’s BBA annual meeting, but the site was officially unveiled earlier this week.

It serves as a replacement for the Cultural Alliance’s ActiveCulture.info calendar (the old site’s URL redirects to the new one), with that organization serving as the site’s administrator. The site joins 31 others in the Artsopolis Network, a network that grew out of the development of the Arts Council of Silicon Valley’s website in California that is “dedicated to promoting Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in their communities.”

What are your first impressions of the new site?

No more Super 6 in Birmingham

super_six_logoFootball is more than a pastime in Alabama, and the crowds that gather at the annual Super 6 state football championships here in Birmingham at Legion Field represent that status more than anything else. Make that used to represent…

This afternoon CBS 42 broke the news that the championships would no longer be played in The Magic City and instead alternate between Tuscaloosa and Auburn, just like the Iron Bowl decided before it.

What does it mean to our local economy? Representatives from Birmingham’s Convention and Visitors Bureau told Chris Pollone of NBC 13 that they think it could cost the region more than $4 million.

We do get to keep the state basketball championships, but some are already arguing that a multipurpose facility’s time has finally come.

UPDATE: The IN Book is out!

The IN Book is unveiled. acnatta/Flickr

The IN Book. acnatta/Flickr

UPDATE: 7.30.2008, 10:22 a.m. Updated awards info after the jump:

Birmingham’s IN crowd was at Vulcan Park despite the bad weather last night to celebrate the release of the IN book, compiled nominations from more than 4,000 people through the CVB’s INBirmingham.org website or one of the 50 boxes located throughout metro Birmingham. The book contains 224 IN spots separated organized in the following categories: dining, coffee & confections, nightlife, shopping, arts & entertainment, attractions and events. Hundreds of people came out and sampled food and beverages from some of the nominated spots in (including beer from Good People Brewing Co., pizza from Cosmo’s and Ginger Margaritas from Bottletree) and dance lessons from Steppers and Walkers.

The books will be available at area Books-A-Million locations and The Alabama Booksmith for $9.99.

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So Birmingham, what’s “IN”?

“In” Birmingham campaign in use on CVB website

Screenshot of Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

It’s the newest cooperative marketing campaign from the visitors bureau, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board and the City of Birmingham. The CVB has even changed their website to coincide with the official launch of the campaign taking place later today.

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