I Create Birmingham: Travis Morgan

“Birmingham has a bunch of great venues and festivals to discover new music. You can also check out record stores like Seasick, Renaissance, and Charlemagne. The people in those stores know a lot about local music or regional music. We’ve also got great radio stations that play local music like Substrate Radio, Birmingham Mountain Radio or Vulcanite Radio.”

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I Create Birmingham: Gina Grayson

“I know a lot of people, especially those I went to high school with, that don’t ever venture outside of their comfort zones. They just have to be willing to see what’s out there. I think organizations like Create Birmingham are definitely trying to bridge the gap, but it will only help so much unless people are willing to participate and get involved.”

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I Create Birmingham: Zebbie Carney & Theresa Rumore

“For me, it’s just getting out there and really getting to test your assumptions. Do I have a viable product to put out to the market? You really get to test that and you get to meet people and talk to people. It forces you out there and you find out what people like and what they don’t like. What you need to change, what you need to add. I think every small business owner

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I Create Birmingham: Angel Vuong

“Birmingham has an incredibly receptive, engaged, and enthusiastic audience when it comes to pioneering positive change for the community. Cooking and sharing food is a very sincere way to connect with others, and establishing connectivity becomes a foundation for prompting change. I feel that there is plenty of opportunity for culinary entrepreneurs in Birmingham because this city welcomes the thinkers and doers, artisans, and creatives who will help introduce new ideas to the table.”

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I Create Birmingham: Chris McCauley

“Birmingham’s music scene has flourished in the last few years. When you look around, you’re surrounded by truly original bands and artists, unique venues that encourage creative exploration, and a handful of labels and record stores that are helping to share everything.”

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I Create Birmingham: Taylor DeBoer

“I want to see Birmingham continue to rise and flourish with a vibrant downtown with a broad spectrum of small to large businesses. I want to see more people traveling on foot and on bicycles in the city. I want to see people of all ages and ethnicities moving back from the suburbs to live and work in Birmingham. I want to see some real options for mass transit so that this kind of lifestyle

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