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Photos from the Freelancers Forum

We had our biggest event yet at the Wine Loft. Thanks to Donna Francavilla, Julie Keith and Jean M. McLean, our outstanding expert panel, and to Pat Richeson of Redneck Debutantes for the photography.

Also, thanks to Bob Farley for serving as our hospitality volunteer, and Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up the event.

Be sure to check out all the great photos, and if you’re in them, let us know! (Or tag yourself in the Facebook album.)

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Oct. 21 event bonuses

Bonus No. 1: For those interested in reading more about U.S. Rep. Davis, MOBster Atticus Rominger wrote the cover story for the current issue of Thicket magazine.

Thicket: You’ve been labeled a “bipartisan congressman,” as well as a member of a “new wave” of black politicians, is that accurate?

Artur Davis: I’m not big on labels.

Thicket: Why not?

AD: I don’t think they capture the complexity of the public debate.

Rep. Davis will be our keynote speaker Tuesday at the Redmont.

Bonus No. 2: You can register to vote! Empower Alabama will be at our event with all the paperwork you need to vote on Nov. 4. This will be your last opportunity to register (submission deadline is Oct. 24!), so why put it off any longer?

You register, they’ll take care of the rest. Oh, and then you show up on Nov. 4 to vote.

Remember: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 21) at the Redmont with Rep. Davis.

October event: Rep. Artur Davis on Election 2008

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Rep. Artur DavisJoin us for our first keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis. With Election Day just two weeks from our next event, it’s a great time to discuss the state of politics 2008.

Rep. Davis began his service in the House of Representatives in 2003, which also marks the MOB’s founding.

Join the MOB on its new night — Tuesday — on Oct. 21. Our first event sponsor ever is the Redmont Hotel [map]. We’ll be on the mezzanine level in the Redmont Cafe, where you can enjoy a selection of wines and beers at our private cash bar.

Redmont HotelWith an 81-year legacy of style, elegance and fame, the Redmont offers luxurious hotel and residential living in downtown Birmingham.

This event starts earlier to accommodate Rep. Davis:

  • 5 p.m. – meet and greet
  • 5:15-6:15 – Rep. Davis’ address
  • 6:15-7 – more networking!

The event is free. Wine and beer available at our private cash bar.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Our thanks to MOB volunteers Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up this month’s event!

Here’s the press release [pdf].

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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September event: The Freelancers Forum

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It’s tough times for publishing — maybe it’s time to think about the next step.

If you’ve considered freelancing, but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got the panel for you.

Donna FrancavillaDonna Francavilla, freelance broadcast reporter/consultant

  • Owner, Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, providing consulting services, voice work, writing, ad placement. Besides reporting on some of Birmingham’s most prominent news stories, Donna is a radio and television consultant. donnafrancavilla.com

Julie KeithJulie Keith, editor-in-chief, Thicket Magazine

  • Thicket magazine functions in equal measures as an educational and entertainment piece, a journalistic road map of the state. Julie previously worked at Portico and Alabama magazines.

Jean McLeanJean M. McLean, freelance writer/editor

  • Freelance writer/editor specializing in corporate, construction, real estate, medical, travel, home and Christian interests. Regular contributor to Birmingham News, Portico, Southern Breeze, Samford University’s Seasons, Birmingham Home and Garden, Birmingham Parent and Birmingham Medical News, among others.

You told us you wanted more in-depth discussions and training, so join the discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Wine Loft downtown [map].

  • 5:30 p.m. — meet and greet
  • 6-7 — panel discussion

E-mail your questions in advance to us. The event is free and open to everyone.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

August event: Til Tuesday

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Time for a change — a big change.

You told us when to meet, and from now on, we’ll gather on Tuesdays!

The MOB meets on Tuesday, Aug. 19, for our monthly mixer. Head over to Matthew’s Bar and Grill on Morris Avenue [map] for a summer closeout blowout. Join us anytime from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

We’re so happy the MOB’s doing well, after the jump …

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Photos from Shades of Grey

Thanks to all who came out in triple-digit temps for our July mixer at Grey House Grille. Check out these photos of our sojourn at SoHo.

More summer fun on the way from the MOB …

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July event: Shades of Grey

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Take time out of your hazy summer for an evening with the MOB.

The fifth anniversary celebration continues with our monthly mixer. Come out July 21 to Grey House Grille in SoHo Square in Homewood [map | wine list] from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We’ll have happy hour specials (beers, martinis, and wine), a nice corner of the patio, and nametags galore.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

The MOB Job Board

Looking for a new job? Or just want to poke around and see what’s out there?

Check out our new MOB Job Board.

We feature Birmingham-area companies’ job postings in one convenient list. Want to add your company to the list at the right? Tell us.

Have a job you want us to post for free? Tell us.

And be sure to come by our monthly mixers. It’s a great way to find out first who’s hiring.

June event: Bottletree Bonanza

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Meet us June 16 for our monthly mixer. We’ll be at Bottletree Cafe [map] from 5:30 to 7:30, sipping drinks and kicking back on the patio.

(Sorry about last month’s event: WorkPlay didn’t tell us or anyone that the bar would be closed for the concert. Grrr.)

We promise: No crazy last-minute location changes. No 1920s-style prohibition. No bad weather (fingers crossed).

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

May event: WorkPlayMay

May you live in interesting times.

Mother, may I?

Devil may care.

It’s May, and we have a special treat lined up for our monthly mixer.

Join us May 19 for our networking event at WorkPlay in Lakeview [map]. We’ll be there from 5:30 and 7:30. Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Plus: Stick around for a $10 fund-raiser concert featuring Daniel Bashta and Jason Morant. A portion of the proceeds goes to Give Grace, an Auburn-based charity supporting orphans and missions around the world. Show begins at 7.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

A concert video preview, after the jump …

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