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VOL. 131 | NO. 38 | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trump Books Millington Rally Date

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is bringing his campaign to Shelby County over the weekend.

Former Louisville Mayor To Keynote Memphis Regional Mayors Summit

A council of mayors from the Memphis region will hold a summit in Memphis April 28 that will include the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, who is also a former five-term mayor of Louisville, Ky.

Claim Adds to Greensward Controversy

Legal counter claims, parking study options and lots of old maps with even more long-filed plans have become the complex face of the Overton Park Greensward controversy.

EdR Reports 34 Percent Drop in Q4 Earnings

EdR wrapped up the fourth quarter of 2015 with an increase in revenue but a sharp drop in net income.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: West at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 71%


B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Mike Brady and Keith Tucker of Cyber Solutions Group Inc. will discuss cybersecurity in the workplace. Email bigformemphis@phelpssecurity.com to RSVP.

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SPECIAL EDITION Women & Business

Picking Up Speed

Women entrepreneurs accelerating business, still hitting bumps in Memphis

Forbes recently penned 2016 as the year of the female entrepreneur, and the local landscape isn’t far behind for women business owners in Memphis.

When Your Ship Doesn’t Come In, High Gear Says, ‘Swim to It!’

One of the most exciting – and also challenging – things about business ownership as an entrepreneur is that things are always changing, creating both opportunities as well as threats.


NAWBO’s Dixon Using Experience To Help Other Women in Business

Dianne Dixon, president of the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, has spent her life and career earning a seat at the table for herself, and now she’s holding the door open for a new generation of women business owners.

Last Word: The Road To Memphis, Medical District Plans and A Greensward Update

The Republican presidential field is coming this way in the gap between early voting, which ends Tuesday evening, and the March 1 election day

Senators Say Court Vacancy Is Next President’s Job

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker told Shelby County Republicans over the weekend that they favor the next president appointing the successor to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Medical Area Ready For Residential Development

Every week day, 16,000 people go to work in the two-and-a-half square mile area that is the Memphis Medical Center District.


Birth of a Product Company, Part 2

Editor's note: Part two in a four-part series. In the last column I profiled a too-common scenario. A person with passion, drive and talent created a handful of products without considering the many factors of launching a new company in a complex, overcrowded market.

Making the Needle Move: Corporate Men Behind the Birth of the UNCF Telethon

Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part series. What contributed to the success of the history-making UNCF Lou Rawls telethon? Leadership, collaboration, teamwork and a respect for the individual goals of participating partners.


Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis Best for Female-Led Firms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville and Chattanooga have been ranked the two best cities in the country for women-owned businesses, and Memphis comes in at No. 4 in a nationwide analysis released Monday. The rankings come from financial website WalletHub, which looked at the business climate for female-led firms in the 100 most-populated areas in the country.

Tennessee Teams With USDA to Combat SNAP Trafficking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials are teaming with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a renewed effort to combat trafficking of SNAP benefits.


Spring Tupelo Furniture Market Kicks Off Thursday

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market starts Thursday, but some transactions have already started as buyers and sellers gather for the 29th consecutive year.


Senate Weighs Moving Ahead on Nominee for FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration will be a step closer to confirmation if the Senate votes to overcome a filibuster by members of Obama's own party over the crisis of painkiller addiction.


Zuckerberg to Press On With Internet Access Despite Setback

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed Monday to press on with his 3-year-old effort to bring the developing world online, even after Indian regulators banned one of the pillars of the campaign.

Experts: The FBI's iPhone-Unlocking Plan for Apple is Risky

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In its battle with Apple over an extremist's iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users.

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