Business

Comcast – via Comcast Rise – has set a course to award grant packages to 100 small businesses in Memphis and Shelby County. Those selected will be in line for business consultation services, educational resources, a $5,000 monetary grant,...
Chip Washington, WLOK’s host of the station’s “Let’s Talk About It” program, has assumed additional duties at WLOK as director of community relations.  Washington, a veteran communications specialist, will help further WLOK’s commitment to serve the greater Memphis community. “We are...
“Shifting the Paradigm Through Equity and Access” will be the theme as the Black Coalition for Housing hosts the 2023 Black Developers Housing Summit in Memphis March 9-11. The summit is open to prepared and skilled real estate developers, who...
The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, in partnership with Bank of America, has launched the FCBE Career Fellows Program to engage, educate and effectively prepare African American business students for professional success. The partnership is described as a demonstration...
Dr. Edward Stephens III, chief operating officer for STAR Academy in Raleigh, goes about his business accounting for what he said is reality: “Charter schools are grossly underfunded.” So, after philanthropist and businessman Preston Byrd showed up Dec. 15 with...
Ted Townsend, Greater Memphis Chamber’s new president and CEO, announced Tuesday (Dec. 13) that Ford has selected Memphis and West Tennessee for its two-year mobility innovation challenge starting in 2023.  Ford is partnering with the Chamber, StartCo and other...
Doing good often produces good and that was the backstory on Monday when Bank of America presented the Mid-South Food Bank with $25,000 to help address food insecurity in Memphis. Committed to encouraging bank employees to receive an annual flu...
Pivoting off recently announced new leadership at the Greater Memphis Chamber, conversations were called for with Black Business Association’s Ernest D. Strickland, Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum’s Jozelle Booker and Stephanie Alexander with the Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association.  The...
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are front and center of hiring at BlueOval City, Ford Motor Company prepares to open its s new mega plant in Stanton, Tennessee, in 2025. “Around the BlueOval City project, our goal is to have...
Somehow Shannon A. Brown’s mother knew, even when he was very young, that he would become a man with great responsibility. “Mother would always be pinning money in my pocket with a safety pin and saying, ‘Here, take this and...