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Grand Opening in Historic Downtown Birmingham

Florentine’s Freshman Year

REV is proud to collaborate with Birmingham City Officials and property owners to commemorate the historic renovation and grand opening of the Florentine Building this Friday, January 30, 2015.


Rebecca Corretti and Ken Effinger, owners and operators of Corretti Catering, have owned the building since 2008 and initiated the relocation project in 2013. “The move to Florentine presents us with an opportunity to be a part of the excitement and energy in downtown Birmingham,” said Ken Effinger. “The City Center is emerging as an entertainment district in addition to being the center of commerce. We’re happy we’ll be able to bring one of downtown’s architectural gems back into the limelight. This would not have been possible without support from many including REV and the City of Birmingham.”

Florentine’s grand opening will immediately create 45 new jobs in Birmingham’s City Center.  Congrats on this monumental achievement, and thanks to all supporters of the projectREV Birmingham

REV Birmingham (REV) revitalizes places and energizes business to create vibrancy in the City of Birmingham. REV is an economic development organization that stimulates business growth and improves quality of life in Birmingham’s City Center and its Neighborhood Commercial Centers. REV fuels commercial vitality through proactive business recruitment and retention activities, and by encouraging private and public investments that support economic growth citywide. REV’s initiatives generate positive results for partners, enhance tax revenue, generate and sustain jobs, increase tourism and positively influence perceptions about the City of Birmingham. REV is a private-public partnership that was formed in 2012 by the strategic merger of Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham.


Red Diamond serving as Presenting Sponsor of “Bonus Bucks” Program


BIRMINGHAM, ALA. (JAN 26) – The Birdies for Charity fundraising program has kicked-off for the 2015 Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek. Charities have started signing up to participate in this year’s program and donations are now being collected. The 2015 Birdies for Charity program is working to increase charity participation with a goal to raise over $350,000 to be donated to local charities.

Red Diamond is in its fourth year as the presenting supporter of the Bonus Bucks program. Their support allows for the top ten charities raising the most money to receive additional funds. New this year, SouthWest Water Company will also contribute to the bonus bucks pool. This year’s top charity (determined by which charity generates the most donations) will receive an additional $11,000, a $1,000 increase over last year’s Red Diamond Bonus Bucks.

The primary goal of participating organizations in the Birdies for Charity program is to successfully solicit and collect pledges of $.05 or more from the general public and corporate donors based on birdies made by the Champions Tour players during tournament week. Flat donations of $20 or more are also accepted by participating charities. Administrative and promotional costs for the program are paid by the Regions Tradition (excluding individual charity organization mailing/solicitation expense), and 100% of the pledges collected will go to the individual charity that solicited the Birdies for Charity pledge.

In 2014, the Birdies for Charity program raised more than $315,000 for charity, with Vestavia Hills Athletic Association winning first place in the Red Diamond Bonus Bucks contest, raising over $80,000.

The 2015 Red Diamond Bonus Bucks competition will award $40,000 to be shared in proportion to the top ten charities collecting the most money, up from $30,000 in 2014.

The first place charity will receive $11,000, second place charity will receive $8,000, third place charity will receive $6,000, fourth place charity will receive $3,000 and fifth & sixth places will receive $2,500 each. Additionally, seventh and eighth place will receive $2,000 each and ninth and tenth places will receive $1,500 in bonus bucks.

Instructions for Subscribers

Welcome to the new online presence for The Alabama Messenger. For existing subscribers, you will notice a big difference in the design and operability of the new website. We have taken great care to migrate all our existing online subscribers to the new system. There were some challenges, however. The following information will be useful as you attempt to login to the new website.

  • Only existing subscribers with ACTIVE subscriptions were migrated.
  • The entire email address of your existing account is no longer used to login.
  • For most subscribers, your new login name is the name prior to the @ in your email address (ie “unique” if your email address is “”. This does not apply to all subscribers because their email address was too common to be unique. For example, if your email address is “” your username is not “john”. Another login name was generated for you based on your existing account information.
  • All subscribers must reset their passwords

Follow the following instructions to login for the first time…

  • Navigate to the top Log In bar and click “Have an account? Log In”
  • Click the “Lost Password” link
  • On the page titled “Reset Your Lost Password”, enter the email address associated with your account. This is the same password you used to log in to the old website.
  • A link will be emailed to you at the email address provided. Follow the link provided.
  • The link will take you to a page with your account information including your Login name, Email address, First name, and Last name. You will also be asked to reset your password.
  • Please note the field “Login Name”. This is the name you will use to log into the site in the future.
  • Enter a password of your choice in the two blanks provided and click “Update Profile”.
  • If all else fails, email the webmaster at for assistance.

Enjoy the new Alabama Messenger online.

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