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by Nyah Nile, Special to The New Tri-State Defender This girl – me – is “going to slay her lane and she is on fire!” The source of my blaze is the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last weekend (Feb. 28-March...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News Hustler. Socialite. Intermediary. What comes to mind when someone says they are in real estate? Try matchmaker. Leasing Angels, a full-service real estate firm, acts as a leasing agent for apartment communities. As a prospective homebuyer would solicit the services of a Realtor, renters can...
It’s the fourth time around for Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the menu –a week of soul-satisfying dining experiences – is well known to many. And for those just getting up to speed on the local foodie’s paradise week, well, the first time around should be a delightful adventure. Memphis Black...
by Dena Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender JNJ Express, Inc., a family-owned transportation and logistics company based in Memphis, TN, has announced plans to move its current headquarters to the vacant retail center at 5000 American Way. The plan involves an $8.3 million investment and the creation of 610...
The funeral service industry has long been a male-dominated one, but times are changing as more women are entering into the profession and breaking down stereotypes. Madeline Lyles and Dana Taylor are staking their claim as the founders of the first mortuary service owned and operated by women in Memphis. After...
by Shannon A. Brown --  We salute the Center for being a champion of enlightenment for people of all ages and backgrounds. And it’s truly an honor for us to serve as the presenting sponsor of “FedEx Free Day” where all visitors to the museum are receiving free admission. FedEx became...
Referring to tax breaks and other incentives that governments provide to help sweeten the  pot when seeking to lure private industry, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said the jury still is out on that as a vehicle for creating more jobs. “The tax breaks frequently create controversy and rightly so,”...
Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday morning announced that FedEx Logistics was making it's global headquarters in Downtown Memphis. The Gibson Guitar building will be the home of Memphis-based FedEx Corp.'s specialty services and trade unit. The announcement was made at the corner of Lt. George W. Lee Ave. and Third St....
Prominent Memphis businessman Mike Bowen has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica. The 61-year-old Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet. Bowen was CEO and president of Champion Awards and Apparel and graduated from Memphis State University, which is now the...
Looking to turn your idea into a six-figure business? Akamai Enterprise wants to help. The coaching and consulting firm will host a seminar and expo workshop for new and aspiring business owners on Feb. 23 at Bass Pro Shops. “Starting a new business is always a bit frightening and a bit...