Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Business

by Jennifer L. Sharp -- Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has named Memphian Lori Spicer Robertson as its first vice president of diversity and inclusion. Robertson will be responsible for creating and leading strategic initiatives that foster a culture of...
Memphis economic development veteran Ted Thompson has been chosen to head a new economic development partnership between the University of Memphis and the Greater Memphis Chamber. The collaboration will focus on growing Memphis’ economy. Townsend will serve as the partnership’s full-time...
The largest award to a minority engineering firm in the city’s history puts Allworld Project Management in charge of leading the Stormwater Program for the City of Memphis. Allworld Project Management, LLC (AWPM) will be responsible for managing activities and...
Plans are underway to help both thriving and struggling black businesses increase sustainability through a new, collective effort called 901.Black. 901.Black is the brainchild of Mark Yates, chief executive officer, Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA), and partners. The Rev. Dr....
by Adrian Sainz --  Environmental groups are suing the Tennessee Valley Authority over long-term partnership agreements signed by local power companies that receive electricity generated by the nation’s largest public utility. A lawsuit filed in Memphis federal court Monday claims the...
A “Live Like A Champion” Drive-By Celebration has been set to observe the 90th birthday of Memphis pharmacist and master compounder Dr. Charles A. Champion. Hosted by his family, the commemoration will be Aug. 22 at Champion's Pharmacy and Herb...
(Neilsen) -- When history is set, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner back in 2016 to protest reported police brutality and oppression against people of color, it will be viewed as a key...
Megan Mottley has had a whirlwind romance with her Goodness Gracious Luxe Cookies brand. From cookie-bake fundraiser to featured Memphis entrepreneur on television’s “The View,” the savvy businesswoman is proving that fresh-baked, homemade cookies really are essential during a global...
For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its...
Save-A-Lot grocery store, 516 Tillman St., closed its doors permanently on Tuesday, June 30, after just two years of serving the Binghampton community. With closures both locally and nationwide, Save-A-Lot is restructuring to save the company. Save-A-Lot filled a critical need...
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