As a Birmingham native, having pride in my hometown comes naturally. Folks outside of the area may not be as familiar with the great things happening here. In case you missed them, below are a few headlines recently about the place Daxko calls home:
- Birmingham made NBC’s Today show list of six hot places to travel in 2013. In good company with Miami, Pittsburgh, Marseille (France), Nicaragua, and Croatia, Birmingham was chosen for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement as well as our affordability for travelers.
- People named Brian Copes, a Birmingham-area teacher, as one of its Five Teachers of the Year. As a Principles of Engineering teacher, Copes has helped his students learn to develop prosthetic legs from Toyota Corolla parts, which have been used for residents in Honduras.
- Birmingham was named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the third most generous metro area in the nation, behind Salt Lake City and Memphis. Did you know that Birmingham is home to the world’s largest Kiwanis, Rotary, and Rotaract clubs?
- Birmingham’s Railroad Park won Urban Land Institute’s Urban Open Space Award as a public space acting as a catalyst for community transformation. Another example of enjoying nature within the city, Red Mountain Park, when complete, will give Birmingham more dedicated green space per capita than any other city in the nation.
- And finally, did you know that Daxko acquired Active Life Apps, making Daxko the largest provider of YMCA mobile applications worldwide? Now that 45% of adults carry smartphones, it’s vital for our customers to extend their connections with members outside of their facility. This is the first phase in helping them do just that!
Lisa is a Birmingham native and Director of Go-to-Market Strategy at Daxko. In her time outside of the office, she loves hanging out with her family, whipping up culinary creations, and advocating for homeless pets.