VOL. 130 | NO. 56 | Monday, March 23, 2015
EMPHASIS Economic Development
Forgivable loan program helps businesses in targeted neighborhoods
When Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was growing up in Lebanon, Tenn., he remembers his father not being able to receive a traditional loan for the family business, Wharton’s Grocery, and turning instead to a gasoline distributor.
When Swedish furniture retail giant Ikea announced it wanted to build one of its destination retail centers in Memphis, the company was greeted with open arms.
On a recent trip to New York City to meet with site selection consultants, national headhunters and corporate executives, Greater Memphis Chamber officials and prominent Memphis business operators wined and dined the assembled crowd and touted the benefits of locating office operations in the Memphis area, a city and region in dire need of white-collar jobs.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a new chair for its Department of Radiation Oncology, a key position at a time when the hospital has increasingly taken steps to bolster its radiation therapy programs.
When 22 of his short stories and other writings were published in 1974, J.D. Salinger broke a 20-year public silence and explained his feelings about his early works before he wrote “The Catcher In The Rye.”
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Tim Finnell admits that the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act are convoluted, and employers trying to navigate group plans for their companies are easily overwhelmed.
Here’s a Studio secret. We have a natural client attrition plan inherent in our business model. We not only lead innovation projects, but also give away our practices as part of the process.
NEW YORK (AP) – Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and said it will be its best and final offer.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration said Friday it's making progress trying to correct a tax-form error that affected 820,000 customers of HealthCare.gov.