VOL. 126 | NO. 119 | Monday, June 20, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners on Monday, June 20, will pick up just a few steps beyond where they left off two weeks ago in the budget process.
Tobey skatepark one step closer to realization
After four years of false starts and different locations, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. broke ground on a rainy afternoon Thursday, June 16, for the city’s first public skatepark at Tobey Park.
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, including roughly $20 million in capital improvements, during a Thursday, June 16, meeting at the Adams Pavilion, 842 Jefferson Ave.
Now that Morgan Stanley has allowed itself to be the first major wealth manager to use social media for marketing purposes, Memphis marketing professional Amy Howell is encouraging other financial services companies to follow Morgan Stanley’s lead.
Just eight short years ago, Cynthia Saatkamp and Kelley Morice sat at the Beauty Shop restaurant, sharing a Wi-Fi connection and a unique vision.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
What’s the difference between a business coach and a consultant?
Ideas don’t start businesses, business people do. At least the kind of businesses 99 percent of Memphis entrepreneurs work to make successful. Certainly an original, scalable idea can rocket like a Google or Facebook. You have better odds of such success, though, playing blackjack.
Last week, we explored Knowledge Quest, which is working as a community change agent for youth and families in the 38126 and 38106 ZIP codes. This week, let us discuss a broad topic that could have powerful implications for our businesses, nonprofits and community pride: the Power of Positive News.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
New perspectives on the American Dream of home ownership
The push for home ownership has been a fundamental element of the American Dream since the 1960s.
Memphis has for quite some time had an unusually high percentage of renters when compared with other cities.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is going back to its roots in a big way. After numerous American art exhibitions, French Impressionism will again take center stage with a massive collection by one of the genre’s rock stars.
Your new restaurant has been open for a few weeks. The kitchen and front-of-house staffs are working in sweet sync. Patrons react favorably to food, service and atmosphere. There’s a sense of anticipation in the dining room, and you’re taking reservations a month out. You seem to be heading toward a great success story.
If the ancientness of the European wine industry conjures the whole historic fabric of heritage and romance, you’ll love this. The Kuentz family began making wine in Alsace in 1795. A marriage in 1895 created the firm of Kuentz-Bas. In 2004, the estate was acquired by Jean-Baptiste Adam, whose family has been involved in grape-growing and winemaking in Alsace since 1614; that’s right, a 14th generation winemaker using some of the same vineyards his ancestors used.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Fiber and woven goods maker Buckeye Technologies Inc. said Friday that will close a Canadian manufacturing facility by the end of 2012.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says it will invest $65 million in two plants and create or retain 163 jobs at those sites so it can make more four-cylinder engines.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's unemployment rate fell slightly in May.
NEW YORK (AP) – Target may be known for its cheap-chic apparel, but workers at one New York store say the company is just plain cheap.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A blueprint for defense programs approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee would write into law the handling of captured terrorist suspects, including a permanent ban on building facilities in the United States to house those currently at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.