Sunday, August 14, 2022

Business

Is it just me or did anyone else’s parents want them to pursue a traditional career? You know the ones: doctor, lawyer, nurse, secretary.… It seems those were the most sought-after occupations, given the favorable salaries and access to...
by Adrian Sainz -- Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part...
One hundred women of color gathered recently – some in-person, some virtually – at the Women’s Business Center (WBC) South in Crosstown Concourse to lunch and learn about branding. The event (on Feb. 10) was offered by sister programs, Enterprising...
Writing by Design Media, Inc., whose founder and president is Paula Anderson, is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday (Feb. 15) to talk about entrepreneurship and economic initiatives that impact Memphis entrepreneurs and small business owners. Associate Publisher/Executive Editor...
As we continue our Black Men in Business series for African-American History Month, this week we’re spotlighting the security industry. Last summer, following an incident in which an unlicensed security guard shot and killed a Black man at a Kroger...
by Dee-Ann Durbin -- Starbucks has fired seven employees who were leading an effort to unionize a Memphis store. The Seattle coffee giant said Tuesday that the employees violated company policy by reopening a store after closing time and inviting non-employees...
by Candace A. Gray -- For hundreds of years, Black people have been business owners – out of necessity in some cases and as the ultimate sign of freedom in others.  Finally, as a result of the work of Dr. Martin...
Students from eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been selected for the launch of the FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador Program. The program is designed as a continuing commitment to help prepare HBCU students to be future leaders with opportunities...
The $267-million plan to convert the 100 North Main skyscraper into a mixed-use development will create hundreds of new jobs and give a “significant number” of minority and women-owned contractors a shot at being part of the Downtown building’s...
With nearly a month into a year-long term, Tannera Gibson, the first African-American woman to become president of the Memphis Bar Association, looks for opportunities to change racial and ethnic perceptions.  She is riding a momentous wave of firsts, succeeding...