This organization is helping minority-owned businesses thrive statewide with new development center in Birmingham

We can’t wait to see what the Alabama MBDA Business Center does for the minority-owned business community. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

While Bham Now is a big fan of the small business community, we also love the initiatives behind it that are making the magic happen. Walker’s Legacy is proud to not only support, but to encourage minority-owned businesses as they expand in the Magic City.

MBDAs across the nation exist to provide resources to minority-owned businesses, but recently, Alabama has secured its own chapter right here in the 4th Avenue Historic District. Get the scoop about this new business center and its open house details here.

The “why” behind this program

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This building is home to so many great businesses. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

It is easier than ever before for Alabama business owners to secure funding, discover local support and build connections in the business community

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MHS student is a winner in statewide Business World and Kwik Trip Competition

Winningham designs new Kwik Trip Donut Topping Dispenser

Kaitlyn Winningham, Senior DECA member and Business student, from Merrill High School (MHS) is one of three winners of a statewide Business World and Kwik Trip Competition.
Wisconsin Business World – a program of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Foundation – in partnership with Kwik Trip announced the winners of the statewide student competition. Two separate competitions were introduced: Innovation and Production.
Virtual competitions were held across Wisconsin for students in grades 6-12. Participants competed in project-based business competitions with a focus on either innovation or production. For the Innovation competition, “Participants were tasked with developing and launching a new product that could be sold in the Kwik Trip stores,” a press release explained. Those entering the Production competition “were asked to design a t-shirt and to develop a supply chain plan to distribute the apparel.”
As a MHS Business class project,

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