Business

Fashion and custom bridal gown designer Jalona Marie Falkner has created a new company called The China Connect to share her knowledge and overseas success with other entrepreneurs. “I launched The China Connect initially to provide bridal salon owners, dress designers and retail entrepreneurs of various products the opportunity to...
A company that is proposing a 45-mile crude oil pipeline to run through Shelby, DeSoto and Marshall counties is planning a series of open houses toward the end of January and into February, according to Deidre Malone, a spokesperson for the project. All American Pipeline, LP, has teamed with Valero...
A development boom projected to draw more business, tourists and residents is unfolding in Downtown Memphis. At the same time, Memphis and it’s 60 percent African American population still carries America’s second highest poverty rate at 27.8 percent. As an expected $5 billion is spent for Downtown renewal, the biggest...
By the first half of 2020, advanced state-of-the-art power transformers are projected to be produced in Memphis by a South Korean manufacturer that specializes in electrical power equipment. Hyosung Heavy Industries (HICO) will locate its first U.S. production operations in the existing Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. plant at 2865...
Three African Americans have leasing rights to about half a dozen of the 50-plus McDonald’s franchises in Memphis, Collierville, Somerville, Arlington and the surrounding area and that trio of operators could drop to two by the end of the month. In addition to brothers James Byrd and Darrell Byrd, the...
Brian Hampton acknowledged that it’s been a good year for his company, Network Construction. The owner of the small contracting company understands the plight most minority-owned business owners experience, including access to capital; but he said he’s been able to overcome many of the hurdles. One of those ways is...
With a commitment to “being a good neighbor,” Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has teamed with Valero to construct a 45-mile crude oil pipeline system connecting Memphis to Marshall County, Miss. Dubbed the Byhalia Connection, the project this week was pitched as “strengthening the region’s economy and America’s energy independence. No...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, joined a gathering of BNC officials, anchors, and other guests at a reception on December 3 in Washington, D.C., to toast...
When your roots extend deep into one of the nation's poorest ZIP codes (38126) and you've stepped into the role of Greater Memphis Chamber chairman, your view of Memphis takes on magnified importance throughout the city. Such is the case for Willie Gregory, Nike's director of Global Impact. Now set...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Memphis entrepreneurs are getting national attention thanks to GoDaddy, the world's largest digital platform for small businesses, and their local nonprofit partner Communities Unlimited. On November 22, the organization hosted a premier at the Halloran Centre of its new short format doc-series, Made in America. The first...