Business

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...
How rich is Jay-Z? He’s a business, man. Nine years after Jay-Z sat down with billionaire Warren Buffet over strawberry malts to discuss wealth and the art of giving for the Forbes 400, the iconic rapper has amassed a billion-dollar fortune – becoming the first rapper to achieve this milestone,...
The Memphis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has unveiled a roadmap of events designed to enhance fiscal fitness in Greater Memphis. It’s all part of the 2nd Annual Fiscally Fit Challenge, featuring the Empower Me: Small Business Start Up, Kidpreneur and Homeownership Pitch Competition. Over $5,000 in...
The sun dominated a nearly cloudless morning sky and the temperature was steadily rising as a mild breeze comforted a team of 10 Kroger employees mobilized in signature blue shirts and on a mission – successfully manage opening day of the 42nd Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking...
(AP) — A Tennessee cemetery where hundreds of burials were mishandled is re-opening on a limited basis five years after it was shut down. Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance said Wednesday that Galilee Memorial Gardens in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett will now be open on holidays and weekends,...
by Dena L. Owens, Special to the New Tri-State Defender Memphis International Airport (MEM) is undergoing an estimated $245 million transformation. Funded by federal and state grants, loans and a new one-way $4.50 passenger fee, the project uses no tax dollars and is expected to be completed by 2021. Construction began in...
The Binghampton neighborhood has long been counted among Memphis’ food deserts. But it is now emerging as an incubator for culinary entrepreneurship, and its unique flavors and innovative ideas are expanding beyond the diverse neighborhood’s boundaries. In 2017, Binghampton Development Corporation established Kaleidoscope Kitchen, whose mission is to prepare minority...
Dedrick “Teddy” Withers’ vision – making Memphis an International World Trade Center – was glorious in its magnitude. A great pyramid was to be the headquarters of African nations trading and purchasing goods with American businesses. In 1974, Withers became the youngest person (22) elected to the Tennessee House of...
“Some dreams grab us by the heart when we are young, and they never let go,” said Evelyn Thorpe Hibbler, owner of the successful private school, 1st Class Montessori Preschool. “That’s kind of what happened to me. After 40 years of teaching and developing three- and four-year-olds who speak several...