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VOL. 130 | NO. 36 | Monday, February 23, 2015
EMPHASIS Women & Business

Fair Play

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.

Memphis Women in Business Face Low Receipts

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.

MORE Helps Small Businesses Avoid Maze

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.

Another Discount Carrier to Land at Memphis International

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.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
70.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 87%

EVENTS

Greater Memphis National College Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Students and parents can meet with admission representatives from a wide range of colleges and universities, learn about financial aid and discuss individual needs with college experts. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit nacacnet.org.

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New Brewery Venture Eyeing Crosstown

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.

City Requests Fairgrounds Review by ULI Experts

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.

Economic Development Secrets Hard to Keep

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: Adele Landers

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Christ Community Health Services Co-Founders Return

Dr. Rick Donlon once explained the motivation for co-founding Christ Community Health Services in 1995 this way:

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Does Your Brand Need A Blog?

Not every brand needs a blog, but if you have the time and resources to maintain one, you should consider starting one today.

STATEWIDE

UBS Adding More Jobs at Nashville Hub

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Financial services firm UBS AG says it will add even more jobs than originally anticipated in Nashville.

TVA Sets Record Demand for February

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Legislature Wants to Keep Insurance Information Secret

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.

State Appoints Assistant Commissioner for Rural Development

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd has appointed the department's first assistant commissioner for rural development.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Raises Could Help Lift Pay in Lower-Wage Industries

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.

HEALTH CARE

New Woes for Healthcare.Gov: Wrong Tax Info Sent Out

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.

World Health Organization Approves Quick Test for Ebola

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.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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