Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Business

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...
FedEx Corp. has pledged to commit $5 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi and Tennessee. The initiative is crafted to create education and job readiness for students at Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi...
Anyone who has been to Brinson’s Downtown Lounge to enjoy a jazz set likely knows its owner, Betty Brinson. On Monday morning, Jan. 11, she died, according to her eldest son, Eric Brinson. “Mother had not been sick at all,...