Archive for January, 2011


Monday, January 31st, 2011

An intriguing blend of Victorian romance and creative gadgetry, Steampunk brings a brave new world of fashion to life with old world manners and a sci-fi perspective. Photography by Chuck St. John Photographer Chuck St. John has become increasingly intrigued with the Steampunk Movement, particularly as it relates to fashion, one of his photographic specialties…. Read More

Ask Micah

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

“A Different Kind Of Advice Column” Sick of the Sick Girlfriend Dear Ask Micah, In October I began dating Laurie.  At first we had a good time doing things we mutually enjoyed.  We liked to go hear local bands playing.  We did a fair amount of hiking.  Stuff like that.  I thought she might be… Read More

Andrea Walker

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Finds Her Stride As A Young Entrepreneur by Kara Kennedy During her college years, Andrea Walker began working in television, but soon discovered that she was destined to become an entrepreneur. For almost 2 years,  she is working hard to accomplish her entrepreneurial goals with her company W. Social Marketing.   Walker’s company works directly… Read More

One on One

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

People. Talking. Our conversation between Glenn Phillips and Del Davis centered on the idea of the connections between people and how those connections can become uncoupled. Phillips is a computer company executive; Davis a green and sustainable construction and community consultant. The connections were unexpected but inescapable. A long-time IT and computer services executive in… Read More

National Championship Style

Monday, January 10th, 2011

by Tracy Robinson of Chic Made Simple As we gear up for the much-anticipated BCS Championship Bowl, the thought on this fashionista’s mind is, “What will they WEAR?” Both Auburn and Oregon will have new components to their uniforms (or “outfits,” as I have called them since I was a little girl).  Oregon will wear… Read More

Happy Anniversary

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

“For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.” Aristotle I’m such a sucker for anniversaries.   I get in to the ceremony, the observance, the tradition.  And, if you really want to get me going,… Read More

Business Makeover Birmingham

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Business Makeover Birmingham® proudly announces Employment Screening Services, Inc. as the 2nd annual makeover winner. Project Partners continue to meet with Sheila Benson, CEO of ESS, to focus on six initiatives for the next few weeks. Want to know what’s happening with Sheila and her team? Keep up with the latest info by checking the 2010 Project Progress… Read More

B- at the Beach

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

It’s where we…first fell in love…had our first kiss…learned that grandparents can be people too…built an impenetrable sandcastle with Dad…felt that summer was magical and endless! This web page has been developed with the traveler in mind. Visitors planning a trip to the gulf coast this season will find plenty of information about upcoming seasonal… Read More

The Pillars

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Owned by Brent Barringer, Krista Conlin and Jenifer Champ Wallis, The Pillars, LLC was created as a positive media outlet to highlight Birmingham’s successful businesses, businesspeople and business spaces. Sample a taste of Birmingham’s top business people here. To read each Pillar’s complete article, go to

The YP Awards

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Thanks for nominated some of Birmingham’s best Young Professionals in 2010! nominations are now closed. The June 2010 issue of B-Metro carried our list as  15 YP Awards Honorees! On Thursday, June 17 at Belk at the Summit,  Belk, National Bank of Commerce, and Schaeffer Eye Center partnered with B-Metro for an awards ceremony and… Read More

Ask Micah 1-4-11

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The Well-Meaning Niece Dear Micah, My father hasn’t spoken to his brother in years.  They had a huge argument over some family land years ago and that’s why they haven’t spoken.  I am getting married and would like to invite my Uncle.  I am close to his children and I always liked him.  My cousins… Read More