VOL. 133 | NO. 3 | Wednesday, January 3, 2018
If opponents of the removal of the city’s two most visible Civil War monuments follow through on plans for a Memphis protest Jan. 6, Mayor Jim Strickland said city government will be ready.
Memphis' startup community hit new strides in 2017
When Megan Smith, the former U.S. chief technology officer under the Obama administration, praised Memphis’ startup community during an interview last summer on Bloomberg TV, it was a high-profile example of the ongoing coming-of-age of the ecosystem here.
The Memphis industrial market finished the year strong by adding almost 1 million square feet of net absorption in the fourth quarter, bringing the 2017 total to more than 4.3 million square feet.
The record books will forever note that on Dec. 30, 2017, in the 59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Iowa State defeated the University of Memphis 21-20 in the Tigers’ first appearance in the game.
As soon as it was confirmed the Tigers would play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, there was some concern locally about the impact that would have on tourism at the holidays with only one of the bowl teams – Iowa State – being from out of town. The exact dollar figures aren’t in just yet. But the game was enough of a success out of the box that the executive director of the game is talking about a more constant presence in the bowl game for the Tigers now that they’ve made their first appearance in the 59-year history of the game which began in Philadelphia. And there is some precedent in college football for what Steve Ehrhart is talking about.
Trey Moore has been named executive director of Explore Bike Share, the Memphis nonprofit that is preparing to launch a local bike-share system with 600 bicycles and 60 stations. Moore, who is returning to Memphis from Atlanta, Georgia, will lead Explore Bike Share’s staff in operations, fund development and community engagement activities in partnership with the organization’s board of directors.
If 2017 left you feeling disappointed at work, today is the perfect day to start turning things around in 2018.
While we all try to start the year healthier by substituting celery for cookies, it’s also time to make your internal communications a little leaner with a New Year’s reboot.
S-E-C! S-E-C! Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say a wood manufacturing company will invest $3.3 million in a new Tennessee facility that will create 100 jobs.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't help – most gaps grew wider.
BOSTON (AP) – While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to avoid.
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image.
While cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for small business owners, income tax filing season can bring some particular risks, according to the IRS.
NEW YORK (AP) – NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.
NEW YORK (AP) – Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company.