VOL. 130 | NO. 36 | Monday, February 23, 2015
EMPHASIS Women & Business
Title IX legislated it but women still working to take full advantage of it
Ann Carr played basketball at Mississippi State in the late 1980s. She was a 6-foot-1 center.
With a new political and civic push to improve minority business growth in Memphis’ public and private sectors, businesses owned by women are a specific part of the minority business community challenged in unique ways.
For a small business owned by a women or a minority already encountering formidable barriers because of that, the bureaucratic hoops any small business has to deal with can be lethal.
In what officials hope will be another step in rebuilding service at Memphis International Airport, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will announce the arrival of a new low-cost carrier on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
When they launched a Facebook page at the end of January, the first post for which was simply the logo for the craft beer brewery they’re planning, Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese didn’t expect the flood of interest their concept would generate.
The upcoming review of the Fairgrounds redevelopment concept by a group of Urban Land Institute experts will move quickly and could be a political wild card.
The most difficult secrets to keep at City Hall are those dealing with economic development – the clandestine discussions between city and business leaders and companies considering moving to or expanding in Memphis.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Dr. Rick Donlon once explained the motivation for co-founding Christ Community Health Services in 1995 this way:
Not every brand needs a blog, but if you have the time and resources to maintain one, you should consider starting one today.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Financial services firm UBS AG says it will add even more jobs than originally anticipated in Nashville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican lawmakers still seething about the release about their enrollment in the state's health care plan want to keep further coverage information from being made public.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd has appointed the department's first assistant commissioner for rural development.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries.
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that's fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans.
BERLIN (AP) – The World Health Organization has approved a quick test for Ebola that will dramatically cut the time it takes to determine with reasonable accuracy whether someone is infected with the deadly virus.