VOL. 130 | NO. 158 | Friday, August 14, 2015
This year, some 100,000 barrels of Craft Brew Alliance products will be produced at the Blues City Brewery in South Memphis in the second year of a five-year agreement between CBA and Blues City’s parent company, City Brewing Co., out of Lacrosse, Wis.
The entrepreneurial ecosystem was more abundant than ever at Demo Day 2015, where Start Co. and ZeroTo510 worked in conjunction for the first time to present graduates of their business accelerator programs to investors and community leaders.
Canada will be the honored country at the 2016 Memphis in May International Festival. Festival officials announced the choice Thursday, Aug. 13, at the organization’s annual meeting, offering a couple of clues about what will replace the month-long festival’s annual Sunset Symphony.
The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority is looking at a narrow three-month window to get its lease agreement with City Hall signed and in effect, begin its work for the city and hire some kind of day-to-day manager for the entertainment district.
Two years after Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific acquired Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies in a $1.4 billion deal, the combined company, GP Cellulose, has invested $20 million in capital construction and maintenance projects at its Memphis facilities.
Paramedicine program aims to prevent unnecessary 911 calls
Memphis is making non-emergency calls a top priority. The Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis Fire Department and area health care providers are working in conjunction with IBM consultants to streamline emergency services.
Six weeks into OneJet’s Indianapolis-Memphis air service, the CEO of the small- to medium-sized market air carrier says the route is performing “beyond our expectations.”
For Joshua Hood, everything changed after graduating from the University of Memphis in 2003.
On the heels of announcing in July that the Gould's Day Spa & Salon is leaving The Peabody, the Downtown hotel announced today the forthcoming arrival of a new full-service spa – Feathers Spa at The Peabody – opening next month.
The new $90 million, 450-room resort hotel Elvis Presley Enterprises is building in Whitehaven is scheduled to open Oct. 27, 2016.
Dak Prescott, the best returning quarterback in the Southeastern Conference, isn’t buying the national narrative that the league is “down” because the first College Football Playoff title game featured Ohio State beating Oregon.
Turns out, Marc Gasol was wrong.
A THANK YOU NOTE FROM A COPYWRITER TO ELVIS. Elvis was once asked what kind of music he played. “I play all kinds,” was his response.
Last week’s Latino Student Success luncheon at Christian Brothers University marked a beautiful moment in the history of our program. After listening to John King of the U.S. Department of Education speak to and motivate Memphis students and stakeholders, I reflected upon countless individual meetings at Latino Memphis, well before the Latino Student Success Program, during which parents and students expressed discouragement with regard to continuing their education because few affordable opportunities existed.
In the job market today, millennials are one of the groups most likely to be unemployed. Last week, ABC Family premiered a new reality TV show to shed light on this issue, “Job or No Job.”
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Tupelo Airport Authority has voted to ask SeaPort Airlines to voluntarily withdraw its service.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling the state to discuss transportation funding needs facing Tennessee, top legislative Republicans are at odds over whether to consider a gas tax hike in 2016.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky and Tennessee students from low-income families will be able to take advantage of advanced placement classes and exams with new grants to help defray the tests' cost.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic growth anchored by an improving job market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment aid last week, but the average for the past month fell to the lowest level in 15 years, a sign that few employers are cutting jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.