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1. Engaging Employees in the Community
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
This week, let us extend the Giving Back conversation by exploring ways that a company can provide incentives to encourage employees to volunteer with nonprofits and get more engaged in the community.
2. FBI Agents at Headquarters of Haslam Family Business
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – FBI agents have blocked the entrance at the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
3. Healthy Schools: Goodbye Candy and Greasy Snacks
- Monday, February 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.
The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
4. Super Bowl Ad Preview
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The victory of the Ravens or the 49ers won’t be all people are talking about after the Super Bowl. After all, there are the commercials, and considering 110 million viewers are anticipated for this year’s football matchup, it’s no wonder advertisers pony up big bucks. Thirty-second spots went for $3.8 million to $4 million this year – an all-time record, up from $3.5 million in 2012.
5. Dollar Stores Get Spruced Up; Deals Less Clear Cut
- Friday, November 30, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Ducking into a dollar store to pick up some a soda and bag of cookies might save you time and effort, but will you save any money?
Since the start of the downturn, major chains such as Dollar General Corp. and Family Dollar Stores Inc. have accelerated their growth by transforming stores with wider aisles, better lighting and more name brands. The result is that they're shedding their image as depots for misfit merchandise and pulling in a wider range of shoppers.
6. AutoZone Announces Changes to Board of Directors
- Friday, October 19, 2012
Enderson Guimaraes, CEO of PepsiCo Europe, has been elected to the AutoZone board of directors.
AutoZone also has announced that two of its current board members, William Crowley and Robert Grusky, are not standing for re-election at the company’s annual meeting Dec. 12.
7. Soda Industry: Vending Machines Will Show Calories
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips.
The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out.
8. Government Turns Heat on Employers Over Job Bias
- Friday, August 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – It started with allegations of hangman's nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill.
9. City Opens Employee Wellness Clinic
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The city of Memphis Wednesday, Aug. 15, will open an Employee Wellness Clinic at 2714 Union Ave. Extended for employees, dependents and retirees covered by the city’s health care plan.
10. Super Bowl Ad Sneak Preview and Spoilers
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
When you’re spending $3.5 million on a 30-second TV spot, maximizing buzz is the name of the game. That’s why one of the overarching themes with this year’s bevy of Super Bowl ads is pre-game promotion as well as the introduction of more social media integrated campaigns. Savvy marketers are taking a more holistic approach.
11. Olympic Tax, Mapco Partner for Toy Drive
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Olympic Tax Service of Memphis has partnered with Mapco Express in a city-wide holiday toy drive for underprivileged school-aged children.
Collection boxes have been placed at 51 Mapco convenience stores in the Memphis area. Memphians are encouraged to leave new, unwrapped toys at participating locations through Dec. 15. Toys will be distributed Dec. 17 from the Olympic Tax office in White Haven.
12. Google Plus Ready to Add Business, Celebrity Pages
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's social networking service is now open for businesses.
The expansion, announced on Monday, is the latest feature on Google's Plus service to imitate what's already available on Facebook, the leading website for sharing with family, friends and businesses.
13. Dr Pepper Ten: 'No Women Allowed'
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Dudes don't drink diet.
Or at least that's the idea behind Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out on Monday with a macho ad campaign that proclaims "It's not for women." The soft drink was developed after the company's research found that men shy away from diet drinks that aren't perceived as "manly" enough.
14. Panel: Globalization Will Shape Economic Future
- Monday, May 02, 2011
Dexter Muller, senior vice president of community development with the Greater Memphis Chamber, has a tongue-in-cheek quip at the ready to describe the manufacturing plant of the future.
15. Tenn. Effort to Cut Food Tax With Levy on Sodas Stalls
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A state House panel has parked a bill to exchange a reduction in Tennessee's sales tax on groceries with an increase in the tax on sugary drinks.
The House Finance Subcommittee placed the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mike Steward of Nashville among bills to be considered after the rest of the state's budget plan has been worked out, meaning it's unlikely to pass this year.
16. Biz of Memphis Music Topic of Chamber Forum
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In light of a busy week for the music industry in Austin, Texas, at the 25th annual South By Southwest music festival, Memphians will hear the importance of that industry to the city this week.
Dean Deyo, president of the Memphis Music Foundation, will hit the ground running after a busy week in Texas when he addresses the Greater Memphis Chamber Thursday morning during its Breakfast Forum series.
17. Which $3 Million Ad Flamed the Fans?
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Oh, how the big brands sweated as each second of Super Bowl XLV airtime sucked away 100,000 marketing dollars. Would the $3 million advertisers paid for a 30-second spot pay off with the 111 million viewers? Let’s see.
18. Obama Says He Shares Mission With Business Leaders
- Thursday, December 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, trying to boost anemic job creation and improve testy relations with the corporate community, said Wednesday he wants ideas from business leaders on how to “seize the promise of this moment.”
19. Harrah’s Donates $200K to Tunica Humane Society
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Tunica Humane Society has received a $200,000 grant from the Harrah’s Foundation to pay for half of the cost of a building used to house stray dogs.
The Tunica Humane Society plans to start construction on the shelter in early 2011 at 4500 Fox Island Road in Tunica.
20. Ordering Drinks: Getting Most Bang for the Buck
- Monday, April 26, 2010
Perhaps this situation doesn’t come up often, but pretend you’re sitting at a bar and placed in front of you are a glass of wine and a cocktail, let’s say an Old Fashioned, to be old-fashioned about it.
21. CASA Seeks Help With Grant For Kids
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
CASA of Memphis & Shelby County is asking people to visit www.refresheverything.com/memphiscasa to help the organization secure a $50,000 grant from Pepsi’s Refresh Everything competition.
22. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Names New CEO
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that Brian C. Cornell, most recently chief executive at arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc., will be the new president and CEO of its Sam's Club warehouse division.
23. Lawsuit FiledAgainst Pepsi, Coke
- Thursday, August 09, 2007
Thirteen Shelby County residents have filed suit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, against Pepsi Co. Inc. and the Coca Cola Co. Inc. alleging a nationwide scheme of consumer misrepresentation practic
24. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License
- Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.
25. McMillan NamedTo Fred's Board of Directors
- Monday, February 05, 2007
Michael T. McMillan has been named to Fred's Inc.'s board of directors. The appointment becomes effective today.
He is replacing Gerald E. Thompson, who assumed the role of executive vi
26. After 30 Years in Business, Front Street Deli Still Going Strong
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Lee Busby, owner and lone employee of Front Street Deli at 77 S. Front, says about 75 percent of his business is regular customers, and it's easy to see why people keep coming back to the 30-year-old establishment.
27. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, December 26, 2001
Kevin Rushing, senior technology consultant for Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC No change in your pocket? You can still get a Pepsi from a vending machine as long as you have a credit card. Last week, Pepsi-Cola North America implemented a wirele...
28. Archived Article: Delta P.2
- Thursday, March 30, 2000
Delta Beverage quarterly operating results up Delta Beverage quarterly operating results up Delta Beverage Group Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter of its 1999 fiscal year. Net sales of Delta Beverage Group and its majority-owned subsidia...
29. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, August 09, 1999
Help Wanted Ads Volume at 2-Yr Delta Beverage Group Inc. reported net sales for it and its majority owned subsidiary, the Pepsi-Cola/Seven-Up Beverage Group of Louisiana, for the second quarter 1999 increased by 0.5 percent to $96.5 million from $96...
30. Archived Article: Back
- Thursday, May 27, 1999
The Service Corps of Retired Executives and NationsBank will offer a four-part Small Business Success Series beginning June 10 Collierville YMCA to have grand opening Saturday The Schilling Farms YMCA will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 8 p....
31. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, March 15, 1999
SOURCE: American Eagle Master Graphics Inc. announced it has acquired White Arts Inc. of Indianapolis. White Arts is a commercial printer and has about 70 employees and annual sales of more than $9 million. On completion of the transaction, Master G...
32. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, October 30, 1998
Williams Sonoma presented St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital with an $8,000 doantion its Memphis-area employees raised through local fund-raising efforts. The International Paper Company Foundation will contribute $150,000 to Youth Villages over t...
33. Archived Article: Delta Bev
- Tuesday, October 27, 1998
Delta Beverage Group, Inc Delta Beverage Group reports bump in sales Delta Beverage Group Inc. reported net sales of Delta Beverage Group Inc. and its majority owned subsidiary the Pepsi-Cola/Seven-Up Beverage Group of Louisiana, increased net sales...
34. Archived Article: Back
- Monday, July 27, 1998
Feed The Need collects Feed The Need collects $95,000 for food recovery Thousands of Mid-South consumers helped Feed The Need on Saturday by contributing $95,000 to help fund the Food Banks prepared food recovery program. Employees at many area supe...
35. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, May 22, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON More than black and white Memphis Diversity Institute wants to help people develop a fuller understanding of diversity By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Diversity is about more than just race and gender, and the Memphis Diversit...
36. Archived Article: Hands On Memphis Lj
- Friday, April 24, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Volunteers will tackle more than 60 projects as part of the Hands On Memphis Servathon By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News More than 1,200 volunteers are expected to converge on Audubon Park Saturday to tackle more than 60 projects as...
37. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, September 19, 1997
The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to its members through a series of outreach meetings at five locations around Memphis and Shelby County The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to its members through a series of outr...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 28, 1997
July 29 July 29 The International Television Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Davis Kidd Booksellers, 387 N. Perkins Ext. The topic will be video on the Internet. The speakers will be Robert Staub of LunaWeb and Steve Cox, who designs and deve...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 21, 1997
July 21 July 21 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Lisa Montgomery of Womens News of the Mid-South and Brenda Snider of radio station...
40. Archived Article: Back Hobnob
- Thursday, June 06, 1996
Public gets chance to meet Public can mingle with politicians at Hobnob 96 Attendees to the Memphis Chamber of Commerces nonpartisan political event "HobnobPolitics in the Park" will be able to mix and mingle in an informal atmosphere with...
41. Archived Article: Env Focus
- Wednesday, June 05, 1996
Youth Fishing Tournaments on June 8 - Free Fishing Day TWRA holds free fishing day on local lakes West Tennessee anglers go license-free Saturday Saturday is Tennesseeís free fishing day this year, which means that anyone can fish in the stat...