The Birmingham Business Alliance has announced an initiative to provide relief to Birminghamâ€™s â€śsister cityâ€ť in Hitachi City, Japan, which was affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
According to The Birmingham News, Hitachi City has been a sister city since 1982 and residents there are â€śfacing limited sources of electricity, food, water and transportation. The city also is assisting with evacuees from other parts of the country.â€ť
A Hitachi Relief Fund has been created and all proceeds will directly benefit relief efforts. Donations to the â€śBirmingham Sister Cities/Hitachi Relief Fundâ€ť can be mailed to Brian Hilson at the BBA office at 505 20th St. N., Ste. 200, Birmingham, AL 35203.
The BBA also will be hosting a Business@Breakfast event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on April 20. Sponsored by T-Mobile and hosted by the Sheraton Birmingham, this event will help you and your team connect with the regionâ€™s professional business elite.
Chairman Tony Giles will lead attendees through speed networking for business and help you connect with other business leaders who might need your services. In addition, social strategist Deborah Oâ€™Connor of Successful Image will discuss the doâ€™s and donâ€™ts of effective networking.
Bring plenty of business cards for this Business@Breakfast event, because you will certainly need them! For more information or to sign up, visit the course information page on the website.
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