VOL. 131 | NO. 134 | Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A Chicago-based hotel group has closed on its purchase of the Madison Hotel and several surrounding properties.
The Tennessee Department of Education intends to hire Questar Assessment of Minneapolis, to be the state’s new student achievement test vendor.
The Overton Park Greensward wasn’t on the Memphis City Council’s agenda Tuesday, July 5. But there were plenty of partisan from the controversy in council chambers in what was a rehearsal for a council vote in two weeks on a settlement of the park’s parking problem.
For a few minutes last week you could see the 2018 race for Shelby County mayor as county commissioners were moving toward a resolution of their 2016 budget season.
In the High Adventure Hall in the Bridges Center on North Fifth Street, more than 150 seventh- and eighth-graders, organized in groups designated by team-colored T-shirts, are collectively and enthusiastically practicing the Bridge Builders pledge:
Members of Memphis’ corporate community like accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP see the recruitment of the next generation of talent to their firms as more than selling the firms themselves, office perks and the like.
On one of the most eventful days yet in the 2016 Presidential general election campaign, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker was on the campaign trail with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. First there was a private meeting in New York where he was reportedly being vetted for the vice president’s position including a look at his financials – and then a Trump rally in Raleigh, N.C., where he was being road tested.
If there’s one thing the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Memphis chapter knows best, it’s that the industry it represents is constantly changing. Reflecting that change, the chapter welcomed new executive director Nikii Richey and swore in its new board members at a special luncheon event at FedExForum on June 18.
Too often, there comes a moment when fans discover a beloved player isn’t the guy they thought he was. Fans in Oklahoma City know that feeling well now that Kevin Durant has agreed to a free agent deal with the Golden State Warriors.
The city of Memphis and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently hired Brittany J. Williams as the city’s first Neighborhood Preservation Fellow. In that role, Williams will represent the city in Environmental Court lawsuits against property owners who have vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties that violate city codes.
Life lessons seem hard to grasp at first, yet so obvious once you get them. I recently spoke with a former client who completely transformed his career. He went from working in a university in administration to working in corporate strategy at a Fortune 500 company. I asked, “Looking back, how have you changed the most in the last few years?”
It’s no secret that quality of life among team members leads to higher retention and satisfaction. Sales rep satisfaction is directly linked to customer satisfaction, and both impact your bottom line.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Comey called her actions "extremely careless" and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical approach to handling classified material.
Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security.
NEW YORK (AP) – Almost four years after seeking bankruptcy protection under a barrage of labor issues and rapidly changing appetites, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs will take the stage once again as a publicly traded company.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Chipotle executive leading the chain's efforts to rebound after an E. coli outbreak that has sent sales plunging turned himself in Tuesday to face cocaine-possession charges, his lawyer said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Comcast is going to add Netflix to its X1 set-top boxes in the latest deal to blur the lines separating cable TV from Internet video services.
WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) – BlackBerry said Tuesday that it will stop making its Classic smartphone, less than two years after launching it with much fanfare.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.