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

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Emily Branum

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 who are perfectly positioned to make a significant impact in the Birmingham business community.

“I am thrilled, but not surprised that Emily was selected for this honor,” said Phil Ramsey, CEO at Command Alkon. “Emily spearheads our leadership team when it comes to defining objectives to gain market share and maximize profitability, and how to execute plans to make those objectives achievable. Her leadership has been critical for our overall business growth, and we are so proud that one of our most valued leaders is receiving this well-deserved recognition.”

Emily is extremely active in the Birmingham community, serving as a member of The Rotary Club of Birmingham, as well as having chaired various fundraisers and served in leadership positions across numerous organizations, including: The Boards of Directors of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra; The Women’s Fund; The Junior League; Preschool Partners; Impact Alabama; and PARCA. Emily was recognized by the Birmingham

Everyone’s Hate-Watching ‘Emily in Paris’

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We can’t believe this absurd trailer is advertising a real movie. In today’s Internet Insider:

  • People both hate and love Netflix’s Emily in Paris
  • The evolution of the ‘so you agree?’ meme
  • Streaming: The Haunting of Bly Manor

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The Appeal of ‘Emily in Paris’

Emily in Paris hit Netflix exactly a week ago, and everyone’s still talking about the series on Twitter. Which is kind of ironic since the titular heroine, Emily (Lily Collins), is an American social media manager whose job takes her from Chicago to a marketing firm in Paris. The Instagram account she creates to document her new life racks up thousands of followers in record time—unbelievable, yes, but this is a TV show—and she becomes something of a social media influencer. Her Instagram account, however, is not the main appeal of the show. Created by Sex and the City’s Darren Star, Emily in Paris makes her love life a focal point.

And, just like Sex and the City’s Carrie, Emily ends up falling for a man who is unavailable. (Lucas Bravo, who is the internet’s new boyfriend.) Emily also lies to a new friend and is not portrayed as an entirely honest person. People’s dislike of Emily has launched several think pieces and essays. French people also dislike the show’s idealistic and clichéd portrayal of the city. So, the general consensus of the show is that it’s not accurate in its representation of Parisian life or how social media jobs work. But, for some reason, people can’t stop watching it—or hate-watching it.

After seeing the many memes and tweets about the show over the weekend, I watched the entire show in one evening. It’s not exactly a “good” show,