BSD Committees


The BSD has the following four operational committees that meet regularly:

Marketing/Advertising Committee-

The BSD provides a full range of publications and online presence, with the goal of enhancing Birmingham’s image as a retail, service and entertainment destination.  Responsibilities include:

  • Website - Merchants receive a free listing and page on this site. There is a calendar of events, news, and available commercial property listing posted as well.
  • Facebook Page Birmingham Shopping District.
  • Birmingham Magazine, published three times per year, offering merchants a quality, affordable advertising platform reaching over 40,000 households.
  • Visitors Guide of downtown Birmingham, categorizing and listing retail and service business.
  • Multi-media advertising campaigns featuring online, print, television and radio advertising.
Marketing Committee Agendas & Minutes

Special Events Committee-

The BSD hosts and sponsors many special events during the course of the year. Some events are designed as retail driven activities while others are image-builders for the city and provide opportunities for you to introduce your business to potential new customers.  For a calendar of events please visit our website Some events include:

  • Birmingham Restaurant Week in January/February
  • Birmingham Farmers Market, Sundays May-October
  • Day On The Town street fair and sidewalk sale in July
  • Birmingham Movie Nights in June, July and August
  • Birmingham Cruise Event in August
  • Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa House in November
  • Birmingham Winter Markt in December
Special Events Committee Agendas & Minutes

Maintenance and Capital Improvements Committee-

Birmingham BSD works hard to create an attractive, safe and pedestrian friendly shopping environment.  Some of the projects include:

  • Holiday lighting and decoration throughout downtown.
  • Sidewalk snow removal in front of all businesses in the BSD.
  • Summer Floral program with over 185 baskets and 35 planters around the downtown area.
  • Storefront flower watering in the summer, in conjunction with the City of  Birmingham DPS.
  • Daily trash clean-up in the downtown area.
Maintenance and Capital Improvements Committee Agendas & Minutes

Business Development Committee-

Business development and retention has taken a significant role in the BSD’s Activities.  In 2009 the BSD hired a retail leasing consultant to help fill some of the vacant storefronts with significant retailers that can help anchor the other businesses. In addition, the BSD’s role includes:

  • Maintain a database of all members and a list of available retail and office space on and in print.
  • Work closely with commercial real estate brokers, property owners and managers to maintain a healthy retail and business mix in the central business district.
  • Develop and maintain marketing materials designed to tell Birmingham’s story to retailers and to commercial real estate professionals.
Business Development Committee Agendas & Minutes

Join a BSD Committee 
Become more involved with the Birmingham Shopping District by filling out an application to join one of the following committees: Business Development, Special Events, Maintenance and Capital Improvements and/or Marketing. The BSD Board will review your application and you will be notified regarding the status of your request. Download the rules and application today!

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