Business

Gov. Bill Lee and Mayor Jim Strickland talked “opportunity” at the “Power Breakfast” that opened the Wednesday session of the Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) Continuum’s 15th Annual Economic Development Forum. “It’s not the lack of ability people have, but...
Fired by Starbucks as they moved to form a union, a group of former workers – known as the Memphis Seven – have picked up the backing of a federal judge, who has ruled that the coffee-serving giant must...
A summit and an open invitation to minority-owned businesses accented the buildup to the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship golf tournament, which began with play at TPC Southwind on Thursday. The theme – Make Golf Your Business – set the...
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare President and CEO Michael Ugwueke has been named one of the “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine. Savoy’s ranking of their Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America is widely considered...
Temporary staffing agencies now are encouraged to operate at a higher standard regarding pay, working conditions and benefits for the workers they place in Memphis businesses. That standard is engraved in the recently announced Greater Memphis Chamber’s Gold Standard Certification,...
Chasity Monroe, the owner of Pink Noire Beauty Supply and Cosmetics, was a picture of excitement during her store’s recent grand re-opening. Pink Noire, located at 152 N. Avalon, opened in April. The re-opening (June 30) was made grand with...
Black workers are underrepresented in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); but the Greater Memphis Chamber is working to change this by preparing local teachers with the tools needed to get more students involved in STEM. By...
Beverly Robertson, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber, knows “when it’s time to say when.”  And for the first Black female president of the 184-year-old organization, that time is now.  Robertson recently announced she would be stepping...
Whitehaven Black Restaurant Week has been moved to the week leading up to the celebration of Juneteenth, which now is a national holiday. “We want to be more intentional about our spending and connect that to Juneteenth,” said Pearl Eva...
by Adrian Sainz -- Seven employees of a Tennessee Starbucks who were fired after starting unionization efforts claimed victory Tuesday when their Memphis store voted to join a wave of U.S. locations of the coffee chain that have decided to organize. The...