With the explosion of daily deal sites offering a local, non-local & online deals, we saw an opportunity in the Jefferson/Shelby County areas to offer consumers/businesses a more personal type of deal. In January 2012, the idea of Thriftylicious.com was born with our first deal hitting the web in April. There is such a strong small business environment in Jefferson and Shelby Counties, we saw a win win situation for both the businesses and customers alike. At Thriftylicious.com we make saving money look good, so we offer deals from businesses who we have tried and we know have a quality product or service. If we would not buy it again we don’t want to offer it to you either. We want your experience with Thriftylicious.com to become an addiction, so we will be up front about the experience and provide the best information that we can on each business. We aren’t in the market of knocking our competitors We are just looking to provide our subscribers with great deals and provide our businesses with an extremely cost-effective promotional tool .
What sets us apart:
Social Media – The large sites have it – but don’t focus on it. The local sites don’t have it. We know that social media is the most effective tool in marketing to the perfect demographic. We plan on offering giveaways, promoting the deals, providing coupons and interacting with our social media crowd!
Coupons, Advertising Opportunities – We realize that not all businesses can get on board the daily deal train. Some simply can’t afford to offer the discount – some don’t offer the right type of product or service. Why can’t these companies take advantage of the exposure we can provide? The answer is that they can! We will soon be offer ing directory listing, coupon space on our emails, coupon space on our website and Facebook/Twitter giveaways – all excellent promotional tools at an unbeatable cost!
For more information contact Tonya Lewis at 205-835-3802 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Junior Board of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will introduce the first Tunes ‘n Blooms at the 20 12 Spring Plant Sale on Friday, April 13. This new opportunity for our younger patrons to mingle and shop amid a soundtrack provided by local musicians will be open from 6 – 8 p.m. at the sale site, the former Mazer’s Discount Home Store on Green Springs Highway in Homewood. Entrance is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Admission includes beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from Will and Sarah Mason. It will also allow an exclusive opportunity to shop over 100,000 plants, including this year’s signature plant, the Senorita Rosalita® Cleome hybrid ‘Inncleosr,’ while doors are closed to the general public.
Spring Plant Sale is open to the public on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, from 9 – 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 15, the sale is open from 11 – 3 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. For more information about the Spring Plant Sale or to purchase tickets to Tunes ‘n Blooms, visit www.bbgardens.org/tunes and www.bbgardens.org/springplantsale. You can also contact Shelly McCarty, special events coordinator, at 205.414.3965 or email@example.com for more information about the sale.
About Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.
Atlanta, GA USA – March 13, 2012 Audiostate 55 Entertainment President, Dr. Henry Panion, III, officially signed a worldwide distribution agreement for its label with the Taseis Media Group, servicing mainstream, urban, and Christian markets via the Warner Music Group, including WEA (Warner/Electra/Atlantic) and ADA/Word Distribution. The signing took place during a breakfast hosted by Taseis and Warner, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Cassis Restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Based in Birmingham, AL, Audiostate 55 Entertainment’s roster of artists includes Church Boy Curtiss Glenn & Free2Worship, Denita Gibbs, J.A. & Tha Prez, Neo Collective, and Overfloe Jazz.
Dr. Panion is most known as conductor and arranger for superstar Stevie Wonder and the musical creator of Gospel Goes Classical. Having produced, arranged, and conducted for a venerable list of artists across a wide spectrum of styles and genres, including Gospel legends the Winans, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kurt Carr, and Kirk Franklin; jazz luminaries Ellis Marsalis, Jonathan Butler, and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; American Idol winners Carrie Underwood and Ruben Studdard; and musical icons Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Chaka Khan, Dr. Panion envisions Audiostate 55 Entertainment becoming the Motown of the south.
Bryant Scott, President of Taseis Media Group, stated that he is “excited about the level of talent and production Audiostate 55 will bring to Taseis.” and is looking forward to working with Dr. Panion and the staff at Audiostate 55 to distribute its projects.
Once again we have entered a new tax year and once again Mencer-Godwin/Darby Enterprise Tax is ready to take care of your tax needs. This year the IRS is still disallowing 24hr RAL’s but we can still offer speedy refunds and first-class service. Don’t be fooled by the bate and hook advertising of our competition no one can do taxes with a pay check stub andno one can offer same day refunds. We will do good honest tax preparation and keep you away from the IRS auditors!!!
Mencer-Godwin/Darby Enterprise Tax is also offering some special new services this year. We have a drop off and delivery service and we will also offer all of our customers the opportunity to have a free financial needs analysis to assist you with debt management and striving to become more financially free.
Our need office hours will be Monday thru Friday 9AM to 6PM and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Just call 205-795-2528 or 256-617-3764 to set a weekend appointment or schedule a drop off and delivery. As an added incentive refer a friend and you and the friend will get 25% off tax preparation. Bring in 5 friends and get your taxes prepared for free.
Don’t forget to ask about your free Financial Needs Assessment call 205-796-2528 or 256-617-3764 for your tax time needs!!!
- Computer Prepared
- Fast Efficiency Service
- Electronic Filing of both Federal and State Tax Returns
- All State Returns ( from any State ok )
- Year round tax consulting by phone, or email, to answer your questions
- Same persons work with you and your accounts, ALWAYS
- By appointment only-(205) 796-2528 or (256) 617-3764.
- 7 days per week all year
This edition celebrates the women who are reshaping the city with contributions in Arts, Business, Education, Government, Health and Philanthropy.
For more information please visit http://www.b-metro.com/
A photographer sees the world from behind the lens of a camera. For Me, the entire world is in shades of black and white or sepia. I appreciate the beauty that surrounds me, because anything that we see during the normal course of our day and which, we tend to ignore can be transformed into he most beautiful pictures. I have the experience conducting outdoor photo shoots as well as model portfolios.
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Birmingham, AL- Just in time for the holidays and the new year, Birmingham-based Life Touch Massage is offering gifts with just the right touch. For purchase now through January 1, 2012, Life Touch Massage is offering the following massage specials:
· BUY ONE 1 HOUR MASSAGE AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET THE SECOND HALF OFF.
· BUY PACKAGE OF 4-1HR MASSAGES FOR $300.
· BUY A 90 MIN MASSAGE AT THE PRICE OF A 60 MIN.
Originated by owner Lemar Storey in 2007, Life Touch is a mobile massage service that offers professional, therapeutic massage in the privacy of a home, office or group setting. “Customers enjoy the fact that they can receive massage in the comfort of their own home or in their down time at work,” said Lemar Storey. Life Touch prides itself on being professional and sensitive to clients’ needs, creating a relaxing, spa-like environment to de-stress and re-energize. Their goal is to provide just the right atmosphere, in any environment for clients to relax, unwind, host fun gatherings or be refreshed.
Not just for pampering, massage can improve health and overall quality of life. “Massage has many benefits including decreasing levels of stress, hypertension, and relieving muscle aches and pains. Additionally, massage increases the body’s immune system, helping individuals fight off sickness and disease,” Storey said. Clients are singing the praises of being relaxed or relieved of pain following Life Touch massage sessions. “After a fall left me with hip and back pain for more than three years, the gentle, strategic massages provided by the staff at Life Touch truly helped me through the healing process,” said client Angela Moore.
Life Touch has offered massage services at church retreats, in corporate offices, at homes and during other special events. Gift cards can be purchased and appointments made year-round. For more information on Life Touch Massage’s holiday specials or standard prices and services please contact Lemar Storey at: www.lifetouchal.com, 205-396-6293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come this Thursday 11/10/11 from 11:30am-1pm where Tina Kay will be the speaker at the Summit Club that overlooks the city, located on the 31st floor of the Regions Harbert Plaza (1901- 6th Avenue North); there is parking on the street or in the parking garage on 5th Avenue North side. Tina Kay will talk about transitioning from corporate America to becoming an advocate for sickle cell disease and a published author while living with sickle cell disease herself. Please RSVP (205) 252-0088 to also enjoy a wonderful lunch for $15. However, if you decide at the last minute that you would like to attend come and invite friends to come with you. If you are not interested in lunch but you would like to hear Tina Kay speak that is fine also! Bring your business card to win a few door prize.
Cox Media Group/Birmingham and B Metro Magazine have opened nominations for the 2012 Best In Minority Business Awards. Scheduled for presentation in February 2012, the Awards recognize minorities and women in business in the Birmingham metropolitan area and cover a range of categories. Nominations will remain open until Friday, November 18, 2011.
Cox Media Group began the Best In Minority Business Awards in 2007 to celebrate the spirit, creativity and resourcefulness of Birmingham’s brightest minority and female leadership. Four finalists will be honored at an Awards Reception & Dinner in February 2012 at the Harbert Center. Self nominations accepted. All finalists will also attend a photo shoot and be profiled in B Metro Magazine.
How did you get started in photography?
For me, it honestly started off as a hobby..I remember my first point and shoot camera. I just wanted to learn how to use it. Then the interest grew, and I found myself studying magazine covers, and spending several hours a day researching different techniques and tricks in photography. From there, it really grew into a passion where now it is all I think about when I am working, relaxing, and sleeping. I truly LOVE photography, and I am always trying to do outdo myself with each shoot.