4 Birmingham Holiday Shopping Stops Worth Caroling About

Every year, the holiday season seems to come at us faster and furiouser! We start talking about it at Halloween, and by the time the celebrated time arrives we’re all in a stressed out frenzy. But not here in Birmingham. Here, things are different. We embrace the holidays with just that right mix of things to do that get you in the spirit, and places to shop for those perfect gifts. Let’s explore, shall we? For your convenience, we’ve divided up our holiday and shopping options into four different areas.

John Oros Named Birmingham CVB President

John Oros has been selected to succeed Jim Smither as president of the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Oros, who assumes his new position August 3, is currently chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, overseeing a staff of 24 convention sales, convention services, sports sales and tourism professionals.

Why We Come to Work: Activities at the Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Marketing & Communications Department is interested to know how you like the new format of this newsletter. Somebody told us that nobody reads the copy; they just look at the pictures. That was discouraging, but we’re here to accommodate. While you’re voicing opinions, please check out the new design on the CVB website, too, that now includes bold areas on the home page to better accommodate social media. Do you like it? Please let us hear from you by sending your thoughts to dhilley@birminghamal.org. And remember, bad thoughts are better than no thoughts at all….