VOL. 131 | NO. 187 | Monday, September 19, 2016
Happy Monday, Memphis! September is rolling right along, and you can get rolling too with a pair of scenic bike rides (and you might learn something too). Details on those, plus Repair Days, Mid-South Pride Festival, and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…
Robbie Johnson Weinberg has a great appreciation for FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper and other large corporations based in Memphis. But when she’s traveling, the co-founder of Eclectic Eye always likes to check out the small businesses in other cities – everything from a neighborhood pub to the “funky comic book store.”
Baptist Memorial Health Care has added a trio of new specialists to its ranks, welcoming a new pediatric intensivist, a surgeon and a pediatric gastrointestinal specialist.
In the weeks before school began, every teacher and staff member at Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School went through a new training.
How is your gas tank doing as the work week begins? If you are running on fumes you will probably also notice a dramatic hike in gas prices at the pump very shortly.
David Walker, founder of Vision to Reality LLC, has relaunched the development of several Whitehaven subdivisions, including Emerald Estates, Diamond Estates and Ruby Estates situated between Horn Lake and Weaver roads just south of West Holmes Road.
Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton joked with a Memphis group last week during a visit to the city that pigweed gets called hogweed when it becomes a real problem for farmers.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Memphis hoteliers enjoying strong performance, healthy development pipeline
The Memphis area hotel market continues on its solid run of the past few years, led by the Downtown submarket with strong occupancy and room rates. The pipeline for new Downtown hotel projects is loaded, with as many as 15 projects in various stages of development and hotel construction picking up in other parts of the county.
Sometime before fall arrives by the calendar, nine people – six children and three adults – will be eulogized and buried. A seventh child was removed from life support this week and will be allowed to die.
1976: Solomon Alfred, described in The Daily News “Dining Out” column as a “restaurant, club and pinball emporium” has been open since May on the northeast corner of Madison and Cooper in Overton Square. It is owned by The Grove Inc., a Little Rock-based corporation.
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A 450-seat theater on the Crosstown Concourse campus will attract national acts and boost the local arts scene.
The city of Germantown is moving toward a contract on 33 acres of land south of Poplar Avenue for a new elementary school.
Second- and third-tier retail markets are seeing a resurgence nationally, and Memphis’ own economic recovery is garnering attention from out-of-town retailers.
Sridhar Sunkara knows the challenges that small-business owners face. He is one.
The clock is ticking until new U.S. Department of Labor overtime wage regulations go into effect Dec. 1, and local experts say affected companies, large and small, that haven’t started preparing should begin doing so immediately.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Figures show metropolitan Memphis is no longer the nation's poorest large metro area following a drop in the local poverty rate last year.
DALLAS (AP) – Motorists in the Southeast and East could pay more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A House panel is starting an investigation of Wells Fargo amid a growing scandal over its opening of millions of unauthorized accounts.
WASHINGTON (AP) – So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials said Friday they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation's skies in the not-too-distant future.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans are buying houses and taking on mortgage debt at a time when higher home prices are also boosting their ownership stakes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy.