The community of Cahaba Heights located in Vestavia Hills, Alabama is a "diamond" in the rough and the small businesses are working together to improve the Main Street through events and beautification efforts. The Cahaba Heights Merchants Association was founded to organize a strong network of local businesses dedicated to customer service and committed to building value for the neighborhood. We provide an outreach to the community through organized events, promotions and beautification in an effort to build a community friendly shopping area. We are organizing events to raise money for beautification and so far we have raised over $16,000. Winning the America's Main Street contest will help us reach our goal to improve Cahaba Heights. This would help us install street lamps, sidewalks and landscaping. Small business communities have the opportunity to bring neighborhoods and people together.