Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Business

Soul food lovers can rejoice, now that The Four Way Soul Food Restaurant has partially reopened for business. Last week’s surprise grant award of $40,000 on the “Today” show, not to mention the great response to getting vaccinated in Shelby...
by Anne D'Innocenzio --  NEW YORK – Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. That’s a significant increase in overall spending on Black-owned businesses,...
The Black Business Association of Memphis, a leader in minority business growth and development for the city, has named Ernest Strickland as its new president and chief executive officer. He began his new job Thursday (April 1).  Strickland, who has...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- With Women’s History Month in mind, I reached out to a high-profile event strategist, a self-published author of a children’s book and a celebrity cosmetologist to find out how they built successful business enterprises rooted in...
The first in a series of Seagram’s Escapes virtual panels showcasing female entrepreneurs goes live tonight (March 26) with a trio of trailblazers sharing insights, tips and tricks for success during an event moderated by author and digital personality...
Anchored in five years of momentum, Black Restaurant Week No. 6 unfolded this week amid the ongoing pandemic, delivering strong evidence that an understanding of the concept and need is well rooted. “This year we are supporting 21 restaurants,” Cynthia...
It didn’t take a pandemic for Cynthia Daniels and organizers of Memphis Black Restaurant Week to embrace the need for a sixth year of the highly-anticipated event. The ongoing public health emergency simply served to enhance an already-rooted commitment...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- It’s been a while since many of us have had a selfie-worthy moment to spice up our Instagram and Facebook feeds that didn’t include wearing a mask. For those looking to add some color and whimsy to...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- In the wake of COVID-19, the travel and restaurant industries are challenged to redefine hospitality and innovate new experiences. As a longtime Memphis culture and foodie enthusiast, Cristina McCarter of City Tasting Tours accepted this challenge...
Can you really raise money without fundraising staff? Yes, it’s done all the time and has been for a long time.  We asked Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. what to consider when building an all-volunteer fundraising effort.  He shared, “I...