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Command Alkon’s Emily Branum Recognized As One of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch

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Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.
Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, has been named a one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Command Alkon, provider of the leading supplier collaboration platform for construction’s heavy work, announces that Emily Branum, Chief Strategy and Legal Officer at Command Alkon, was chosen as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch for 2020. This honorary list is comprised of record-breaking women who serve as key leaders in their companies or organizations. Additionally, this recognition highlights women who show potential to shape the future of Birmingham’s business world, and

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Mastercard investing $500 million in Black communities, including Birmingham

Birmingham is one of seven cities in the U.S. where Mastercard is focusing a $500 million initiative to narrow the divide in opportunity and wealth to Black communities.

The five-year initiative mapped out by the company Thursday includes products, services, technology and financial support for Blacks and Black-owned businesses.

Birmingham, along with Atlanta, Dayton, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City and St. Louis, will receive support through partnerships, technology and data.

Mastercard did not give many details on Birmingham specifically, though it mentioned outreaches in other cities. In Atlanta, the company’s efforts include working with the city’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to provide rent relief to avoid evictions. The program has already distributed $36 million to Los Angeles residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped 24,000 residents of New York City through community organizations.

All seven cities will be seeing digital services offered through Black-owned fintech

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Birmingham Business Alliance launches online recruiting tool

The Birmingham Business Alliance has launched an online talent recruiting and retention tool.

Organizers say OnBoard Birmingham is geared to out-of-market talent, talent managers, recruiters, human resources leaders, and colleges and universities across the state. It aims to not only attract and retain talent, but also promote the benefits of living and working in Birmingham.

“In working with human resources executives and recruiters across the region, we hear all the time that companies need a tool to sell the benefits of living in Birmingham,” Karla Khodanian, the BBA’s manager of talent and higher education partnerships, said. “OnBoard Birmingham is that tool. This will provide a consistent message about Birmingham and the opportunities here, while highlighting our greatest asset – our people.”

Shipt and Regions Bank offered support for OnBoard Birmingham and will be its first Featured Employers, with company profiles and an opportunity for enhanced job listings. That feature is

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