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1. Whimsy Expands Into Franchises
- Monday, October 30, 2017
The co-owner of a Memphis-based cookie company with one retail store in East Memphis is about to turn her simple recipe for sweet treats into a nationwide enterprise.
Whimsy Cookie Co. founder and co-owner Laurie Suriff said she’s on the verge of launching a franchise-based expansion for the business she started in 2006 out of her home. The plan is to replicate the Whimsy model – built around a pink, whimsically designed experience inside the store and thick sugar cookies with colorful frosting – starting with a location opening in Little Rock in December.
2. Last Word: Charlottesville Reaction, Stax & Atlantic Together Again and MEMFix
- Monday, August 14, 2017
The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend will be on a lot of minds in a lot of other places including Memphis as this week begins. And the discussion here in Memphis is already underway. The gathering point Saturday just hours after a suspected white supremacist drove his car into a group of counter protesters in Charlottesville really didn’t even need a lot of billing or explanation.
3. Getting Started
- Saturday, August 12, 2017
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with that first single step. Every song, that first note; every long-lasting relationship can trace back to that first hello.
The countless business startups in Memphis, many maturing thanks to the city’s myriad accelerators and entrepreneurship programs, likewise all unfold the same way. They all start, no pun intended, with that first idea that leads to the creation of an enterprise – hopefully a successful, money-making one.
4. ADDYs Honor Memphis’ Creative Community
- Friday, March 3, 2017
Kelly Cooper, an independent creative director based in Tampa, was “blown away,” in her words, by the work from Memphis’ creative community that was honored as part of the Memphis chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s 50th annual American Advertising Awards competition for creative excellence.
5. Partners Open The Bluff Sports Bar on Highland Strip
- Monday, January 23, 2017
The first time Nickle Smith took business partner Hudson Chadwick inside the space at 535 S. Highland, they were excited about the possibility of transforming it into something new.
In recent days, that’s what they accomplished. The longtime friends – along with Austin Wallace, all three fraternity brothers at Ole Miss – took what had been the former Newby’s theater and repurposed it into a combination concert venue, sports bar and Cajun-themed restaurant called The Bluff.
6. Memphis Creatives Walk Through Recent Branding Projects
- Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ben Fant and Andrew Holliday are principals at two Memphis creative firms that each undertook similar projects recently – crafting brand messaging for clients in the restaurant industry.
7. Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
A new market for locally sourced meat and produce, which brings a sense of heritage to its name and operation, is set to arrive in Midtown before the end of the year.
The Midtown Easy-Way location at 596 S. Cooper St. will soon reopen as The Curb Market, part of Memphis businessman Peter Schutt’s plan to add to the area’s growing nexus of locally produced, healthy food businesses.
8. Editorial: Creatives Prove Memphis’ Cool Factor is Heating Up
- Saturday, July 18, 2015
“If you have the vision, and the gumption, you can create something original in Memphis.”
The Memphis News cover story this week features four distinct entrepreneurs who are living, working and creating in Memphis. The aforementioned quote comes from Ben Fant, principal at local marketing firm Farmhouse. He is just one member of the city’s creative class, one guy trying to make something lasting for himself, his employees and his city.
9. Creatives of Memphis
- Saturday, July 18, 2015
Every time Brit McDaniel sits down at the potter’s wheel that's central to her Memphis-based ceramics business Paper & Clay, she's not just focused on infusing that next product with her signature Scandinavian-inspired minimalism.
10. Memphis Resolutions
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
The end of the year hastens a season of resolutions about the year ahead, resolutions about what to include on the blank canvas of a new year.
No matter who you are, the road to 2015 starts at the same place – through the experience of 2014. With that in mind, we surveyed many of the people we’ve covered in these pages in the last year to talk about the possibilities ahead.
11. Survey: Graduates Should Return to Memphis After School
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Measuring economic sentiment among consumers at any given moment in time involves looking at specific data points and how consumers feel about those sets of numbers and facts.
That’s a key element of the Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business and economic sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP that’s now one year old.
12. Idea Factories
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Never mind how fully formed or exciting the concept sounds, Michael Overton, partner and creative director at inferno, is probably going to want to see it on the wall.
13. Fant Expands Farmhouse With New Space, Staff
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
For media, Web and strategy firm Farmhouse, 2013 has proven to be a breakout year.
That’s according to Ben Fant, who started the marketing agency in 2007 out of his home, in – where else – an 1800s-era former farmhouse. The firm recently moved into a larger space Downtown at 97 S. Front St. to make room for more staff, and recent projects it has taken on include work for restaurateur Taylor Berger’s new enterprise Tamp and Tap and the Cooper-Young restaurant Ink.