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NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is launching a national initiative that seeks to bring coding experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and underserved communities. TSU hosted the inaugural “HBCU C2 Presidential Academy” this week through its newly established National Center for Smart Technology Innovations. HBCU C2 will bring coding and creativity opportunities...
Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association of independent insurance agents who...
by Latrivia Welch I’m not the grill master at home, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t aspire to be one day. My husband has his own camouflage man-apron complete with beer inserts and a customized grill kit that is kept in an undisclosed location. Quite haughtily, he reigns supreme...
Numerous new contracting opportunities in the works through city, county and quasi-governmental agencies were detailed Thursday during the 4th annual “We Mean Business Symposium and Luncheon” hosted by the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance. Held at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, hundreds of minority entrepreneurs were presented...
Winning business strategies and some “boss” financial moves will be offered to hundreds of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs convening Saturday at the Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium. Featured guest speakers Kenneth M. Boggs II and Chris Bush of the Kenneth Boggs Group will headline an array of men and women who...
If Memphis ever is to reach the level of Atlanta regarding “minority business ownership,” the word “intentionality” is going to have to be embraced at a far greater level. That was a message elevated to priority status during a Wednesday afternoon press conference associated with the fourth bi-annual “We Mean...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A little bistro with a big name, The Pie Folks LLC is owned by Audrey and Ronald Anderson. It’s not uncommon for droves of people to line up in front of the eatery on Germantown Parkway in Cordova to buy pie...
“Gaps in wealth, credit and trust create barriers that are like ‘kryptonite’ to minority business growth,” says Connie Evans, president and CEO, Association of Enterprise Opportunity (AEO). Evans delivered an informative keynote at the 12th Annual Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum’s “Power Breakfast” on Wednesday. The famed entrepreneur spoke before hundreds...
Born and raised in West Memphis, Mayor Marco McClendon is six months into his first term, which he told constituents on Monday night already is generating new jobs and business opportunities. “My mother and father live here. So I am fully invested in the growth and success of West Memphis....
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Capital resources, technical assistance, networking and scalability – each of these topics is vital for minority entrepreneurs seeking growth. They’re equally important for major corporations seeking supplier diversity. The Memphis Minority Business Council (MMBC) Continuum will highlight these topics and more during the 2019 Economic Development Forum (EDF). This year’s...