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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 during a gathering at G....
The invitation was to come chat with Black Girls Code and “some powerful women of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The annual event was held at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering last Saturday. The audience included parents and girls from ages 6 to 17. The discussion...
FREDERICK, Colo. -- Colorado manufacturer Aqua-Hot has a lively business making heating equipment for recreational vehicles and trucks. Now if it could only find workers to make those products. The state's 2.3 percent unemployment rate, well below the national average of 4.4 percent, is making it hard for Aqua-Hot to fill its open...
by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves through hair care design for over 20 years.  Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, she can create a style just for you. You can find...
The EDGE (Economic Development Growth Engine) Finance Committee has approved two projects – Memphis Area Youth Association (MAYA) and Eggxactly Breakfast & Deli – for the Inner City Economic Development (ICED) Loan Program. Approved ICED Loans now total 51 projects. The two latest loan projects are located in Whitehaven. The ICED...
Black farmers are throwing their full support behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Black farmers also believe Kavanaugh would be a disaster for black America — including black farmers. And if you’re confused after reading those two sentences, it’s because where black farmers stand...
More often than not, I try to rebuke the devil’s sugary sweet treats. I do fairly well at resisting and/or consuming in moderation. But then I had one of the best cinnamon rolls ever – and it was produced, handmade actually – right here in Memphis. South Memphis to be...
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 grocery chain announced that those...
If you’re an entrepreneur hesitant to make a leap of faith, or a business owner in need of an extra push, then this year’s Level Up conference should be on your growth-and-development list. Created by Cynthia Daniels & Co., the Oct. 13-14 conference is set for the Hilton Memphis, 939...
The combined ages of the three people now charged with murdering Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary is 56. Trenary, who was killed Downtown Thursday night, was “64 years young” as described in his obituary, which was published on Sunday. Late Saturday, the Memphis Police Department sent out word that 22-year-old...