VOL. 131 | NO. 37 | Monday, February 22, 2016
Good morning Memphis. The Monday holidays are gone for a while, we’re afraid, but you’ve got a whole week to finish that work instead of just four days. Here are a few items to look forward to this week, led by the annual announcement of performers who will descend on Memphis this May for the Beale Street Music Festival.
Carolyn Hardy has been places a woman hadn’t been before in the Memphis business world.
The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority may be ready to pick a day-to-day manager for the entertainment district at its March 10 meeting.
Growth has been one of the constants of the accounting firm Matthew Patrick founded in 2003 which bears his name.
I think I may have stumbled upon a way to increase voter turnout in Memphis.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen told a group of 70 supporters of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton that they should avoid attacking Bernie Sanders, her rival for the Democratic nomination.
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Hardy brings determination to influential post with the goal of lifting minority business participation
Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer, a success story, an advocate for the poor and middle class, and now she’s one of the most influential people in the private sector.
Carolyn Hardy does not have any local customers.
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An East Memphis bakery is preparing to add a second location in Collierville. Frost Bake Shop co-owner Bill Kloos Jr. says his sweet treat shop has picked out a spot at 1016 W. Poplar Ave. for store number two.
At Mot & Ed’s restaurant, regular customers go back a couple of generations. Owner Edna Banks-Hawkins only opened the soul food restaurant four years ago, but people come in with memories of her family’s chain of Boyd BBQ restaurants.
After six months of negotiations and delays in votes by the Memphis City Council, there is an agreement for the construction of a hotel with retail space across Front Street from The Pyramid.
The president and CEO of the Memphis Area Transit Authority said Tuesday, Feb. 16, that the city’s bus system is “on the verge of collapse” without additional operating funds and city capital funding to buy new buses.
Shelby Farms Park expansion enhances natural beauty
They were at the 2007 National Recreation and Park Association conference in Indianapolis and they had been dutifully attending the seminars and taking notes. But one day this two-woman contingent from Memphis and the newly formed Shelby Farms Park Conservancy skipped out of the afternoon workshops.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville's chapter of Black Lives Matter has been told that meetings welcoming only people of color can't take place in the city's libraries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County has lost 129 contractor jobs as it tries to take a more efficient approach to trying to send people to Mars.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The tech industry is starting to line up with Apple in its fight against the federal government over the encryption it uses to keep iPhones secure.
NEW YORK (AP) – The government is cracking down on hoverboards.