VOL. 128 | NO. 132 | Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission focuses on living, working and playing Downtown.
Memphis small businesses find values driving success
The secret ingredient at Kat Gordon’s East Memphis bakery is not a pinch of this or an extra stir of that.
Shelby County Commissioners voted down a $4.38 county property tax rate Monday, July 8, in a decision that could reopen the county’s operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
The Obama Administration’s decision to delay until 2015 a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act that larger businesses offer health insurance will temporarily give businesses in Memphis and elsewhere in the nation a reprieve.
As the $33 million Main Street to Main Street project unfolds, the term “cycle track” is sure to be heard more.
With demolition winding down, Methodist University Hospital is poised to begin construction of a $33.5 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
2085 W. E. Freeman Drive, Memphis, TN 38114 -
Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co. has paid $2.6 million for the industrial property at 2085 W.E. Freeman Drive in the Defense Depot area as part of its local expansion.
When the reality of “it takes money to make money” collides with shrinking budgets, nonprofits can face short-term and long-term revenue challenges. Consider the trend among some donors and funders to “restrict” their giving and grantmaking to programs, or direct services. This is a move away from “unrestricted giving” or “operating grants,” which allow a nonprofit to use gifts and grants where they are needed most.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday reiterated his support for the state's education commissioner, who has come under fire for changes to how teachers are paid.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has struggled almost from the start of his administration to fulfill a campaign pledge to avoid handling matters relating to Pilot Flying J, the family-owned truck stop chain run by his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Correction has added an automated fee payment system for court-ordered fines, fees and restitution.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in a year. Borrowing in the category that includes credit cards reached its highest point since the fall of 2010.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually.