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VOL. 132 | NO. 13 | Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Memphis Redbirds Unveil New Team Logo

The Memphis Redbirds have unveiled a new brand identity, with logos that evoke the neon lights of Beale Street, plus a throwback element that will be familiar to Memphis sports fans of the 1970s.

New Details of St. Jude Expansion Look to Medical Corridors To The East

The city’s plans for the Pinch District between the Pyramid and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are only half of the plan the city will seek expanded uses of the Tourism Development Zone and an expansion of a Tax Increment Financing district for.

Saint Francis Rolling Out Carpet for Nurses

Faced with a growing demand for nurses, hospitals are finding they have to be more creative in their recruitment efforts to attract the best candidates.

Zipcar Expands Operations in Memphis With ‘Humility’

A Boston-based car-sharing company recently teamed up with officials at Christian Brothers University to give their students a little “Humility.”

Rent Like a Champion Eyes Memphis PGA Event

"Shark Tank" alumni home-rental platform Rent Like A Champion is looking to move into the Memphis market just in time to sign up homeowners and provide private housing for the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament in June.

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Giant, illuminated bunnies will invade Overton Park Wednesday, Jan. 18, through Jan. 29 as Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts Amanda Parer’s light sculpture “Intrude.” Special events include “Hoppy Hour” on Saturday, Jan. 21, and a rabbit-themed film series with screenings of “Harvey” and “Night of the Lepus,” among others. Visit brooksmuseum.org/brooks-outside-intrude for details and a schedule.

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Last Word: Haslam To Talk Gas Tax, Rallings Talks Protesters and Beale Street

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talks gas tax Wednesday in Nashville. Actually, he will be rolling out his full list of legislative priorities in the capitol. But much of the attention will be on what he proposes in the way of the state’s gas tax – something he’s talked about but not committed a specific position to for the last two years.

Nonprofit Exercise Looks Toward, Beyond Trump

At the end of Alvin Toffler’s 1970 futurist manifesto “Future Shock,” he wrote about a concept called “anticipatory democracy” as a cure of sorts for being overwhelmed by technological developments and other rapid fire changes.

Pro Athletes Have Platform to Discuss Race

After touring the National Civil Rights Museum Saturday, Jan. 14, before a forum on race and sports, journalist and commentator Marc Spears had an immediate thought as the panel discussed whether racism is becoming institutionalized in America.

U of M Adds Master Of Social Work At Lambuth

The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis will add the Master of Social Work (MSW) program to the U of M Lambuth campus beginning next fall. The new program will both address the need for the curriculum at the Jackson, Tennessee, campus and to better meet the demand for graduate-level social workers in the region.


Memphian One of Two Females Appointed to Key Clerk Roles in Legislature

They don’t get much press, but they are making history for women working with the General Assembly.

Haslam to Unveil Tennessee Transportation Plan Wednesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to unveil his top legislative priority on Wednesday as state lawmakers await details on his plan to boost transportation funding in Tennessee.

Tennessee Lawmaker Drops Bill Seeking Food Stamp Restriction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state lawmaker has withdrawn her bill seeking to restrict which items that Tennessee's 1 million food stamp recipients would be able to buy at the grocery store.


Graves Named Director Of Downtown YMCA

Angelic Graves has joined YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South as executive director of the Louis T. Fogelman Downtown YMCA. Graves, a Chicago native, comes to Memphis from the YMCA of Metro Chicago, where she most recently served as executive director of the South Side YMCA.


The Real Reason A Company Doesn’t Call Back

Interviewing for a job is an incredibly personal process – at least for the job seeker. If you’re looking for a new job, you know the frustration when a company doesn’t call you back. It stings like rejection. It can leave you reeling – wondering what’s wrong with you.

How to Raise Prices and Keep Customers

When planning your price increase, you probably thought about it all: The appropriate increase amount based on competitive standards, which products or services will be affected, and the amount of business your company can afford to lose as a result of the change. But too often companies forget their customers when they outline a price increase strategy. A communication plan is a key part of implementation and should never be an afterthought. 


Board to Review Tennessee Historic Sites for National Register

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state board has scheduled a meeting to review proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, including two Shelby County properties.


Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Junk Food Ban for Food Stamps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to buy soda or junk food under a plan that's heading to the state House for a vote.


GM to Add or Keep 7,000 US Jobs, Make $1B Factory Investment

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.

Wal-Mart to Add About 10,000 Retail Jobs in the US

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.


New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

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