VOL. 132 | NO. 187 | Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd ended his company’s fundraising contract with the Beale Street Merchants Association Tuesday, Sept. 19. But he again insisted the contract was not a conflict of interest in his duties as a council member voting on items involving the entertainment district.
FedEx’s earnings per share for the first quarter were down year over year, as the Memphis-based shipping company continues to feel the effects of a June 27 cyberattack on subsidiary TNT Express that ended up costing $300 million.
Highwoods Properties has sold a massive portion of its portfolio in Southwind to a New York-based investment group for $39 million.
CRE community weighs in on possible Brooks relocation
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art was already more than 10 years old when Sears, Roebuck & Co. opened its nearby Crosstown store in 1927 and the rest of the neighborhood began to fill in, so it was shock for many Memphians to hear about the possibility of the iconic institution leaving the only home it’s ever known.
Art as a real estate consideration. One of the more unusual of many considerations as the Brooks search for a new site – a possible new site, I should add, becomes the city’s favorite topic. So from the CRE vantage point – here are two more possible sites to think about if you haven’t already – Cossitt Library and the Fairgrounds, as well as right where it has been for the last century.
The effects of another companywide restructuring at newspaper publisher Gannett Co. Inc. – which owns USA Today as well as The Commercial Appeal – have touched the newsroom in Memphis, following an even deeper round of local cuts earlier this year.
As the Beale Street Task Force moves toward making recommendations to the Memphis City Council on a Saturday night Beale Street cover charge, there isn’t a consensus on the $5 charge.
As leaders of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced this month they are considering a move to a newly built facility elsewhere in the city, the Overton Park Conservancy was beginning to develop a master plan for the Midtown park, including the museum, Memphis Zoo, Memphis College of Art and Levitt Shell.
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. continues to find itself in an environment that’s unusual for the company and one that it’s not accustomed to, with the company’s fiscal fourth quarter sales bearing that out.
As great as the 48-45 victory over then-No. 25 UCLA was, as nice as it has been to hear the University of Memphis getting national mentions, the Tigers have work to do. Maybe more than you’d imagine.
Travis Flee has been named a director of Youth Villages’ marketing and communications department, where he serves as director of digital strategy and creative services. Flee comes to Youth Villages with nearly 20 years of marketing experience, serving most recently as the director of digital brand marketing for Hilton Worldwide.
Recently, I started receiving a question I haven’t heard much before: “Should I put my photo on my resume?”
Disasters are chaotic and complex. Just a few minutes of howling wind or shaking earth can leave years of cleaning up, rebuilding and coping with a new reality.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A conservative Tennessee auto dealer is launching a super PAC to support Andy Ogles' bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Bob Corker.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black is being deposed in a lawsuit related to a television ad that ran in her first campaign for Congress.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Health officials say Tennessee saw a record number of overdose deaths in 2016.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi will start taxing short-term lodging rentals booked online through companies such as Airbnb.
DALLAS (AP) – Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a com-plaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel.
NEW YORK (AP) – Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season – and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.
MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit nearly all large employers still provide.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.