UA-48052453-1

Business

Benchmark Hotel building stirs concerns about blight

The Benchmark Hotel building in Downtown Memphis has remained vacant in an unsightly, partially demolished condition for years. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the future of the building gets a hearing in Shelby County Environmental Court. At issue is whether the building is a public nuisance under...

Black unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1972

The Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the rate for African-American workers over age 16 in 1972, and since that time, the rate has never fallen below 7 percent. That is, until December, when it was 6.8 percent. Last year, African-American unemployment rose early in the...

WHEN KROGER CLOSES: Abrupt Feb. 3 closures will create a void that leaders are already working to fill

On Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one near the corner of Lamar and Airways, the other on South Third Street. A big box retailer leaving a neighborhood in economic decline isn’t new, nor particularly surprising, especially if said big box retailer...

When a Kroger closes

About four weeks. After patronizing Kroger stores on Lamar Avenue and South Third Street for decades now, that's how long customers have to figure out where they'll shop, where they'll get prescriptions filled, and even where they will bank. Citing losses in the millions, the...

Tri-State Bank issues statement on closing of Kroger on Lamar Avenue

When a store like Kroger closes its locations, thoughts immediately go to where people will shop for food, or where they will get prescriptions filled. But at the Kroger on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, which is set to close Feb. 3 due to business losses,...

Kroger is closing two Memphis stores — and residents of Orange Mound are not happy

Citing millions in losses, on Wednesday, Kroger announced that three Memphis-area stores — two in Memphis and one in Clarksdale, Mississippi — would be closing on February 3. One of those Memphis stores is located at 1977 S. Third St., in the Southgate shopping center. The...

Black Farmers group reps to meet with Trump in Nashville

Thomas Burrell, president of the 15,000-member Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), has received an official invitation from the White House to be a VIP guest of President Donald Trump when Trump delivers the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Convention in...

Two tax-friendly retirement plans for the self-employed

by Charles Sims Jr. Special to The New Tri-State Defender Like most business owners, you may devote most of your time, energy, and profits to running and growing your company. But keep in mind that you are likely on your own when it comes to saving...

The way forward: A message from the board of directors of TSD’s parent company

The New Tri-State Defender has a rich and inspirational legacy. This year the newspaper celebrated 66 years of continuous publishing in Memphis. During this time, the TSD has been a major journalistic voice in the Greater Memphis region, first under the leadership of the...

Robertsons earn 2018 Silver Medal Award

Howard Robertson and Beverly Robertson - principals of Trust Marketing and Communications, Inc. - recently netted the Memphis Chapter of the Advertising Federation's 2018 Silver Medal Award. It’s the first time the award has gone to a couple. The Robertsons were surprised with the news...
X
X