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Local hospitals place high in latest nationwide rankings

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:46
Memphis is home to two highly regarded pediatric hospitals, and it shows in new rankings out this week. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital both achieved high ratings in their respective key specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report. In the pediatric cancer specialty, St. Jude trailed only Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as the best in the U.S. in that pediatric area of care. St. Jude achieved a 96.1 out of…

SBA Spotlight: Vaco Memphis, career matchmakers for the Mid-South (video)

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:42
In May, the Memphis Business Journal honored its 2019 Small Business Awards finalists at a special ceremony. In the coming weeks, MBJ will release spotlight videos, created by Prodigi Arts, on each of those companies. Vaco Memphis was a finalist in the 21 to 40 employees category. With a name that translates in Latin to “free oneself,” Vaco is focused on helping people find their ideal careers and companies find the most talented candidates. Founded locally in 2004, Vaco Memphis is run…

City Council delays EPE again, this time over 'mystery building'

Memphis Business Journal - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:38
Elvis Presley Enterprises went before the Memphis City Council; a debate ensued; a delay occurred. Tuesday, June 18, Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) asked the Council to advance an amendment to the Graceland Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) to help fund new facilities on its Graceland campus. Instead, that familiar broken record played, and the resolution was delayed another two weeks. The item had previously been delayed March 19, April 2, April 16, and May 7. EPE's proposed soundstages have…

Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race.

NYT Technology - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
The new weapons — which could travel at more than 15 times the speed of sound with terrifying accuracy — threaten to change the nature of warfare.

BuzzFeed News Is Part of a Union Wave at Digital Media Outlets

NYT Technology - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:31
The site’s journalists took part in an IRL protest after a series of tweets criticized the company’s refusal to recognize their affiliation with the News Guild.

Railroad manufacturer invests $6M to expand operations in Memphis

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:28
Local officials celebrated an upcoming, $6 million expansion today at a South Memphis manufacturing plant. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, members of the Greater Memphis Chamber, and representatives from both the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County and Vossloh North America gathered June 18 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 391 E. Mallory Ave. "At Vossloh, we are fully committed to focus on continuous improvements, our employees, and customer excellence," said Jens…

Memphis LLC pays $5.6M for home of former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine (photos)

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:24
The Glavines built the 16,000-square-foot Johns Creek home at 910 Hurleston Lane on a three-acre lot over a period of two years. It came with a backyard baseball field and basement batting cage, both built by Braves groundskeeper Ed Mangan.

SBA Spotlight: Custom training with Orgwide Services (video)

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:09
In May, the Memphis Business Journal honored its 2019 Small Business Awards finalists at a special ceremony. In the coming weeks, MBJ will release spotlight videos, created by Prodigi Arts, on each of those companies. Orgwide Services LLC was a finalist in the 21 to 40 employees category. Orgwide Services LLC Orgwide Services LLC was founded in 2004 with a vision to help organizations improve their knowledge and expertise via custom training programs. Jim Hartigan and Bob Taylor are the principals…

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

NYT Technology - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:31
Google is the latest technology company to address the housing problems caused by the tech industry’s success.

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency

NYT Technology - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:20
Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra.

How Libra, Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Would Work for You

NYT Technology - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:19
We break down the new cryptocurrency and what the company hopes you will be able to do with it, even though it hasn’t quite arrived.

Publicly traded San Diego firm moving HQ to Tennessee

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:13
A publicly traded health care company is relocating from the West Coast to Nashville — but it won’t be the typical Middle Tennessee health care firm. San Diego-based pharmaceutical company Harrow Health Inc. is moving its headquarters to Music City by the end of 2019, according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The headquarters will house the company’s executive team. Harrow will invest more than $500,000 in the move and expects to employ…

Manufacturer plans HQ move to East Memphis

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:41
Lucite International is preparing to move its headquarters into Memphis' city limits from unincorporated Shelby County. The manufacturer of acrylic-based products generates $1.7 billion in annual revenue, according to its website, and employed 214 manufacturing and office workers in Shelby County at 2018's end, according to records by the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County. The company is planning to move its 48 headquarters employees to an 18,000-square-foot…

Overton Square hotel project moves forward

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:52
Plans for a new hotel in Overton Square just took a step forward. A building permit valued at $16 million was filed June 17 for the new construction of a seven-story hotel at 21 S. Cooper. In 2017, Memphis-based Loeb Properties Inc. announced its plans to build a hotel that would be located on the surface lot adjacent to the Square’s parking garage. At the time, the hotel was projected to cost about $24 million, include 109 rooms, and be part of Marriott International Inc.’s Tribute Portfolio.…

Chicago startup with deep Memphis ties solidifies product at Regional One

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:59
A reimagined brace for wrist injuries and fractures is getting a test run at Regional One.

Former pro football player to get swole with brand new Cordova gym

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:41
"The knock on my training and my facility was the place wasn't big enough and the classes had gotten too big to continue to operate in that space," Shabazz said. "Now, that is a non-issue."

How Dollar General fits in to FedEx's overall e-commerce strategy

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:28
With e-commerce on the rise, FedEx is continuing to expand its OnSite network to reach more of the U.S. population.

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

NYT Technology - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:19
The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

J.J. Abrams Said to Be Near $500 Million Deal With WarnerMedia

NYT Technology - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:56
WarnerMedia will get a first look at projects developed by the media company run by Mr. Abrams and his wife, which made hits like “Star Trek Beyond.”

Comedian Wins $4.1 Million in Lawsuit Against The Daily Stormer

NYT Technology - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:04
The neo-Nazi website falsely accused the comedian, Dean Obeidallah, of committing terrorism. He hopes to give money to organizations that fight white supremacy.

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