VOL. 131 | NO. 192 | Monday, September 26, 2016
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is dropping its Affordable Care Act marketplace plan coverage in three major regions of the state, including Memphis, pointing to losses of nearly $500 million on such plans by the end of 2016.
With little fanfare, FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith introduced himself Monday, Sept. 26, at the start of the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting as the board chairman and CEO of the company.
Hello, Memphis! This week kicks off with a presidential debate on the national stage. It wraps up with a hefty dose of bona fide blues, played on several stages much closer to home. And that’s just a taste of what you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
Billions of public and private dollars being invested in the urban core of Memphis have civic leaders thinking about long-term transportation and parking solutions that will best serve the area as it evolves.
The Memphis Bar Association’s Law School for Journalists is back Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law with a focus this year on how the media covers police shootings.
After Bryan Jordan, the top executive at First Tennessee Bank’s parent company, had talked for about 30 minutes earlier this month at the 2016 Barclays Global Financial Services Conference, audience members were polled.
Monday evening is the first of the Trump-Clinton Presidential debates and it will probably be watched very closely for a number of reasons – not the least of which is vigorous fact-checking of both candidates and the unique nature of this campaign between the two major contenders who are by several standards the most unpopular Presidential candidates to run against each other in our lifetimes.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Team-Produced Content Will be Led by Former NBA Writer for ESPN
The Memphis Grizzlies are launching their own in-house media brand at grizzlies.com and have hired a long-time NBA writer from ESPN to head up the effort.
Belz Enterprises has taken a major step in the renovation of the shuttered Peabody Place mall into ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ future headquarters.
The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority has sent its response to a term sheet from the principals of 21 Beale Street Inc., the only company still in the running for a contract to manage the entertainment district for the authority.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Smaller, open office spaces create challenges for tenants, developers
The office of the future hacks down cubicle walls in favor of modular furniture that encourages collaboration. As many business sectors, from banking to legal services, move to a tech-first approach, companies are turning away from traditional office configurations to attract the next generation of talent.
For Memphians of a certain age, the phrase “neighborhood schools” conjures images of yellow yard signs reading “Happiness is a neighborhood school.”
1995: George Strait and Faith Hill at the Mid-South Coliseum.
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The Nineteenth Century Club, one of the last great mansions of Union Avenue, was slated to become a strip mall. Next door to the 107-year-old building is a Taco Bell, which stands on the site of the Nineteenth Century Club’s former ballroom.
Derwin Sisnett remembered a Christmas from his childhood this weekend. He wanted a Nintendo gaming system and remembers he and his brother searching their home while their parents where elsewhere.
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.
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.
Mike Frick has hit the decade mark this year in his role as Memphis market president for Bank of America.
ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) – A man who fatally shot two supervisors and then killed himself at an electrical components plant in eastern Tennessee had a state-issued permit to carry handguns in public, law enforcement officials said Friday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge has ordered Tennessee to pay $100,000 in damages to a Muslim state trooper fired after a military liaison falsely accused him of terrorist sympathies.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is apologizing to advertisers for what it calls an error that overstated the average length of time users watched videos on the site.