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Candace Steele Flippin has joined First Horizon National Corp. as executive vice president and chief communications officer. First Tennessee Bank, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). Steele Flippin will develop and lead communications across all areas of the company. In announcing her...
On Saturday, Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one serving Orange Mound and the second on South Third Street. In the weeks since the company’s abrupt announcement, the business move has sparked outrage and concern over food deserts, spawning a grassroots movement. The movement is rooted in a...
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Memphis restaurateurs are busily preparing to showcase their culinary creations as preparations for the 3rd Annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) are underway. There will be 12 participating restaurants during the week of March 5-11 and five are newcomers that have been open less than one year. Featured restaurants include HM...
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 the Tennessee Neighborhood Preservation Act. The...
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 year, reaching 8 percent in...
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 claims losses of more than...
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...
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, there's another concern: Where will...
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 other is at 2269 Lamar...
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 Nashville on Monday, January 8th. COGIC...
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