Memphis Business Journal

A Santa Clara, California-based company plans to expand its Memphis logistics operations. Agilent Technologies announced Friday, Dec. 15, it wants to invest about $720,000 and create about 117 new jobs in the Mid-South. The Memphis facility will serve as the company's primary American distribution center, serving markets in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Central America. The expansion is contingent on the approval of a 10-year Fast Track PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) by the Economic Development…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:14
One of the largest intermodal firm in the Mid-South has inked a deal to occupy 156,000 square feet more in DeSoto County.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:21
New year. New law firm. Come Janaury, Kiesewetter Law Firm PLLC will have a new address, a new brand and a new sister company. "A lot of law firms are in the middle of reinventing themselves and how they offer legal services," said founding and managing member Jennifer Kiesewetter, a seasoned employee benefits attorney. "We turned the mirror back on ourselves and decided we needed to walk the walk." In January, Kiesewetter Law is moving from a shared space on the fourth floor of Highwoods…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:06
Memphis-based FedEx has weighed in on a recent initiative by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO — an international body focused on trade rules between nations — just wrapped up its 11 Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires on Dec. 13, which touched on a variety of topics including e-commerce. A joint statement on electronic commerce was released by the WTO following the event, which said the group had a goal of advancing electronic communication and recognized the opportunities and…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:50
Apple Inc. is one of the most secretive companies on the planet, but its patents can sometimes provide clues about what the iPhone-maker sees in its future. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Thursday published a number of patent applications filed by Apple in recent months. The patents illustrate several interesting potential technologies that could one day make their way into Apple products. Some of the filings relate to artificial intelligence, others to helping the hearing- and sight-impaired.…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:41
It’s time to approach the bench.  Nominations are now open for Memphis Business Journal’s third annual Best of the Bar awards.  The event honors the Mid-South’s brightest legal minds.  As in years past, the Best of the Bar awards will be divided into several categories: Ace Associate, Private Firm (based on the size of the firm), In-house Counsel and Public Service. Click the slideshow below to see the finalists from the 2017 Best of the Bar awards. (If you are having trouble viewing…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:41
It was a million-dollar week for Memphis home sales. The top spot went to an Eads residence in the 38028 ZIP code on Buckland Cove that sold for $1,175,500. The nearly 9,200-square-foot house, built in 2007, has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. Home No. 2 was new construction on Edmonton Park Lane in the Germantown 38138 ZIP. The 4,500-square-foot home is a four-bed, four-bath house that had a $813,764 price tag. Things headed west to the Memphis 38117 ZIP code to round…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:59
At the corner of Poplar Avenue and White Station Road hangs a festive “3.” The number, which changes to reflect the seasons and the holidays, is part of the signage for Bank3 — the subsidiary of Memphis-based Banc3 Holdings Inc. (B3H). The bank opened its corporate headquarters at the 5120 Poplar Ave. building and an adjacent retail center at 766 S. White Station Road last year. “Creative” and “bank” might not be two words that typically go together, but a few times a year, Bank3…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:53
A Houston-based jewelry and accessory retailer filed for court approval to close all three of its Memphis-area locations. Charming Charlie and its subsidiaries filed Chapter 11 petitions on Monday, Dec. 11, in Delaware. The company said it expects to continue to operate the majority of its more than 375 stores in the U.S. and Canada but intends to move forward with plans announced on Dec. 1 to close underperforming stores. In U.S. Bankruptcy Court court filings, Charming Charlie petitioned for…
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:45
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:35
Worker turmoil has plagued CSX throughout the year.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:27
"Memphis was always on our radar as a distribution hub, but it took the growth of our retailer and other retail distributors in that area for us to move."
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:00
Taking a page out of the PR playbook, we think we should tell you more about how we work.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:00
Word that best describes you: Persistent. My mother was a single, hardworking mom for several years. I watched her persistence as she raised me.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:00
Dean Jernigan, a 72-year-old self-storage mogul, started Memphis' newest public company just three years ago and already has more than $700 million worth of investments in its pipeline.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:30
A long-ignored lot in Downtown Memphis' South End is about to come alive as a new restaurant and bar. Mac Hopper, owner of Design Board Development Group, has led the transformation of the previously overgrown lot into a bar that has the potential to be the city's newest hotspot. Carolina Watershed, located at 141 E. Carolina Ave., will feature an expansive backyard, local beer and a full food menu focused on products from local farmers. The restaurant will hold a soft opening Friday, Dec. 15,…
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:28
Germantown and Collierville were close to getting the Central BBQ that just landed in East Memphis.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:16
A contract dispute that saw AT&T workers walk off the job in dozens of states across the country earlier this year, marking what the union called the largest retail strike in U.S. history, has come to a close. AT&T and the Communication Workers of America said on Wednesday they have a new agreement that covers more than 20,000 wireless workers across 36 states and Washington D.C. The deal “rolls back the trends of offshoring and outsourcing,” according to a release from the CWA. Tennessee, Mississippi…
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:51
Walk into Kroger’s first standalone restaurant in Union, Ky., and you would have no idea it’s owned by a grocer. “The vast majority of people who come in here, if they haven’t read about it, think this is a separate business,” Kitchen 1883 general manager Jay Denham told me. “A lot of them ask if I’m the owner.” Kitchen 1883 – it’s named after the year Barney Kroger founded his namesake grocery company in downtown Cincinnati – opened Nov. 7 and had a grand opening a week later.…
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:44
Several franchises, with start-up costs as low as $75,000, are looking to expand their operations in Memphis.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:08