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Wade Kwon
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Attended Cornell University
Lives in Birmingham, Alabama
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Communications consultant
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  • Y'all Connect
    Conference director, 2013 - present
  • Wade Kwon Consulting
    Communications consultant, 2009 - present
  • Birmingham Blogging Academy
    Instructor, 2009 - present
  • Alabama Social Media Association
    Board member, 2011 - 2013
  • Magic City Post
    Editor and partner, 2010 - 2011
  • Southern Living
  • Birmingham Post-Herald
  • The Birmingham News
  • Child Times of Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Communications consultant, co-founder of ALsocme. Plus, writer, editor, journalist, blogger, raconteur, teacher, gentleman.
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Communications consultant and Birmingham Blogging Academy founder Wade Kwon has written thousands of blog posts and created blogs big and small. He loves to tell stories, in person and in print and online as Birmingham’s Best Blogger.

He is the founder of the Y'all Connect blogging/social media conference.

The Poynter Institute selected Kwon as one of 35 Influential People in Social Media. Birmingham Magazine readers selected him as Best Tweeter 2 years running in the Best of B’ham 2010 and 2011 online polls. His site, Magic City Post, was voted Best Website in the Birmingham's Best 2011 readers' poll by the Birmingham News.

Kwon has worked with companies across Alabama and across America for consulting and training. Let him help your company with communication strategy, training, social media, blogging, public speaking, marketing, public relations and more.

A Birmingham, Ala., native, he started his award-winning blog Wade on Birmingham in 2005, and has worked with Time Inc. and Scripps-Howard on blogging and new media. He is a founding board member of the Alabama Social Media Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to educating people about social media.

Kwon has been a writer and editor at Southern Living magazine and the Birmingham Post-Herald newspaper, winning numerous journalism awards.

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One of 35 Influential People in Social Media, The Poynter Institute | Magic City Post voted Best Website in Birmingham's Best 2011 readers' poll
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  • Cornell University
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20 years since Michael Jordan played for the +Birmingham Barons, his $350,000 team bus failed to sell on eBay for $20,000.
  Remember the story back in 1994 when Michael Jordan made his minor league debut with the Birmingham Barons where MJ bought the...
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Last weekend in April = super gigantic food festival weekend in Birmingham ...

1. 16th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
April 25-26, St. Elias Maronite Church
http://www.stelias.org/festival

2. Corks and Chefs
April 26-27, Linn Park
http://www.magiccityart.com/corks-chefs/order-tickets/

3.  Feast of Saint Mark Italian Food Festival
April 26, Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
http://feastofstmark.com/

4. 3rd Annual Food Truck Round Up
April 26, Colonial Brookwood Village
http://www.preschool-partners.org/save-the-date.php
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Last weekend in April = super gigantic food festival weekend in Birmingham ...

1. 16th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
April 25-26, St. Elias Maronite Church, Southside
http://www.stelias.org/festival

2. Corks and Chefs
April 26-27, Linn Park, downtown
http://www.magiccityart.com/corks-chefs/order-tickets/

3.  Feast of Saint Mark Italian Food Festival
April 26, Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, North Shelby County
http://feastofstmark.com/

4. 3rd Annual Food Truck Round Up
April 26, Colonial Brookwood Village, Homewood
http://www.preschool-partners.org/save-the-date.php

5. 2014 Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil
April 26, Ross Bridge, Hoover
http://www.hopeforautumnfoundation.org/crawfish-boil/purchase-tickets-for-the-2014-hope-for-autumn-foundation-crawfish-boil/
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Photos from yesterday's 8-mile walk through the Acipco/Finley, Fountain Heights, and Downtown areas of Birmingham, AL.
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Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
8-11 a.m. April 26, McLendon Park at Legion Field

Sponsored by the 
+Alabama Environmental Council

Vendors will accept paint, motor oil, batteries, electronics, ammunition, prescription drugs, appliances, CFC-containing devices, small engines, and offering paper shredding services.

Volunteers and staff will be on-site to unload your vehicle for you. Please have your materials organized by type to ensure quick and efficient unloading. For example, do not have a can of paint in a box full of electronics. Please make note of the materials we will be accepting. Any items not on this list (i.e. lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze, mercury-containing devices, etc) will not be accepted and will have to leave the site with you.

To volunteer for this event, contact Lonnie Pressley at (205)930-1248 or Lonnie.Pressley@JCDH.org

For additional information, contact Alan Gurganus at (205)322-3126 or Recycling@AEConline.org
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For some 15 years, I've been visiting Schaeffer Eye Center under the care of Dr. Patricia Benjamin. She has been terrific: friendly, attentive and wry in making sure my eyes aren't suffering from the glare of all those screens. I see more clearly thanks to Schaeffer.
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