Business

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...
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,...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) held its 25th annual Flame and Spark Awards on Nov. 3 at Downtown’s Halloran Center for Education and Performing Arts. The event kicked off with a red carpet and reception for attendees to meet...
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...
It wasn’t that Malik Mayweather’s mother didn’t want him and his two sisters. But when it became apparent that she and her long-time, live-in boyfriend were going to end their relationship, Malik’s mother made the hardest decision she would...
Financial investment momentum is building in Memphis as more developers look to plant their flags in the Bluff City. One minority-owned equity firm is joining the anticipated progression, with plans to invest hundreds of millions in the city they consider...
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...
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...
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...
Social and economic mobility – along with “general community betterment” – form the underpinning for the $1M capital grant program that the Ford Motor Company Fund has rolled out for West Tennessee nonprofits. The Ford Motor Company Fund is the...