This is a weekly roundup of accomplishments and deals by businesses in the Birmingham metro area. For more announcements, check out the Birmingham Business Journalâ¿¿s print edition each week. Send announcements to email@example.com. BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) has launched a free iPad app. The app will allow customers to access online banking, open a new account and find BB&T locations through their Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad. Alabama Power Co.â¿¿s Technical Applications Center recently expanded their lighting demonstration to show their industrial power customers the benefits of installing energy-efficient lighting. The company used EverLast Induction Lighting for the demonstration. The first Business Pitch Competition of 2011, hosted by TheCashFlow and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, will be held at the Magic City Black Expo on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Urban entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges to win $10,000 in startup financing from 100 Urban Entrepreneurs. St. Vincentâ¿¿s Health System will present the Little Red Dress event on Friday, Feb. 4, to raise awareness for womenâ¿¿s heart health. The event will be held in the lobby of the Aloft Hotel in Homewood. Several local companies are sponsoring the event along with St. Vincentâ¿¿s, including IberiaBank, ALFA Insurance, Dr. Paul Howard, Cardiovascular Associates, Excell Academy, Park Place Dentistry, Tom Williams Automotive, Aloft Hotel and JAMM Entertainment. B-Metro is the partyâ¿¿s host. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Mark N. Berry of the Alabama Scoliosis Center in Vestavia Hills is now offering CLEAR scoliosis therapy, which is an office-based alternative to scoliosis patients wearing a back brace and having spinal surgery. Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King and longtime Montgomery attorney H.E. (â¿¿Chipâ¿) Nix have formed the firm of King & Nix. With combined legal experience of more than 40 years, King & Nix will represent clients in litigated cases and before governmental departments, agencies and boards.