Memphis Business Journal

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Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
Dressing up like a Disney princess and running 13.1 miles with 24,999 other people in Orlando seemed “pretty drastic.”
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
Lewis Donelson cofounded Baker Donelson, today one of the largest law firms in the country, with more than 750 attorneys and public policy advisors in 23 offices across 11 states.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
As the world once again turns its eye to Memphis, we have reasons to be proud. We know who we are, and we’re not ashamed of it.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
Annie Christoff, Miles Mason Sr., Sara Hall, Melanie Murry and Lynn Susser will decide who among Memphis' legal community will win this year's Best of the Bar honors.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
"It's an exciting time. I feel like we're well-positioned to put [inventors] on a path to product."
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:00
Joanna Crangle: Memphis is gaining national attention as one of the five cities on the Rise of the Rest Road Trip tour. What’s the importance to Memphis as we emerge as a place of entrepreneurship? Leslie Smith: As an economic developer, I appreciate the lasting local effect of entrepreneurship—people who create their companies in cities tend to stay and grow their businesses there; they share a commitment to the place where they started, hiring people locally and making investments back into…
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 00:00
In the wake of yet another delay for a proposed Graceland development, Elvis Presley Enterprises’ top exec is speaking out. During its meeting Wednesday, March 21, the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County board tabled a decision on a bond issuance of up to $20 million for a new Elvis Presley Enterprises' (EPE) 80,000-square-foot events and exhibit facility. Though EPE's events facility is unrelated to its proposal for a 6,200-seat entertainment venue — a plan…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 15:53
A major local property owner bought again in Bartlett Thursday.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:42
Delta Air Lines Inc. is exploring the possibility of outfitting some of its employees with "wearable robotics." The Atlanta-based airline said Thursday it's joined the Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG) that will think about the best ways to bring full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton systems to the workforce. Led by Sarcos Robotics, other X-TAG members include Bechtel, BMW, Caterpillar, GE, Schlumberger and additional leading companies representing aviation, construction, heavy…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:37
Opioid abuse is a national epidemic, but local doctors are fighting back. Memphis-based Campbell Clinic, which has several locations throughout the region, typically maintains about 120 clinical projects. And, because of the opioid epidemic, several of the group's projects over the past five years have involved alternative methods of pain control. "Orthopedic surgeons account for 7.7 percent of opioids prescribed," said Campbell Clinic surgeon Dr. Tyler Brolin. "We want to be leaders in trying…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:37
Experts weigh in on what the Uber self-driving fatal crash means for the industry.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:11
EDGE president Reid Dulberger identified Onyx as one of multiple companies his organization is working to give tax breaks to that are facing uncertainty due to the sewage capacity concerns.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 13:47
"We are not just doing this arbitrarily. It’s not an effort to stymie development. It is a genuine reason. We have a legal obligation."
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 13:10
Starbucks Corp. says it has reached 100 percent pay equity in the U.S. for employees of all genders and races who perform similar work. Starbucks Chief Partner Officer Lucy Helm said the coffee company will work "with deliberate speed" to close the gender pay gap for all employees working in company-operated stores around the globe. “Roughly 10 years ago we began serious work to ensure women and men – of all ethnicities and races – are compensated fairly at Starbucks,” Helm said in a news…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 13:02
Before and after April 4, a plethora of events are scheduled in Memphis — and elsewhere — to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination at the Lorraine Motel. There is also a lot being written about Memphis right now, both around the country and around the world. So, what are people saying? On Thursday, March 23, The New York Times published 36 Hours in Memphis and What to Pack for 36 Hours in Memphis. In the former, travel columnist Elaine Glusac's recommendations…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:46
The Memphis metropolitan area is growing, but not by very much. The metro added 23,433 residents between 2010 and 2017, according to estimates released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. That translates to a meager growth rate of 1.77 percent. Memphis is one of 53 U.S. metros with populations greater than 1 million. Forty-two posted faster growth rates during the past seven years. Click the View Slideshow button below for a rundown of all major metros, which are ranked by population change…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 08:17
Netflix Inc. has rolled out a new custom typeface called Netflix Sans. The new sans-serif font replaces Gotham, which the company had been licensing. The move helps create a unique, “ownable” brand identity but also will save the streaming giant “millions of dollars” annually, said Netflix Brand Design Lead Noah Nathan on his website. As of this writing, Nathan’s site is password-protected, but It’s Nice That, a site devoted to creative endeavors, spotted the explanation and sample…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 07:49
At a meeting with worried vendors, Whole Foods Market Inc. execs outlined how new policies could benefit both the grocery chain and the product suppliers that stock its store shelves, including leaning on the technology brought to the table by Inc. — which last year purchased the Austin-based retailer for $13.7 billion. Whole Foods, which has 473 stores spread around the world, told the vendors at the March 20 meeting that putting grocery products up for sale through Amazon's Prime…
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 07:37
A board member of the Memphis & Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) said Wednesday he expects the organization to be sued by either Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) or the Memphis Grizzlies. The organization was set to decide on incentives for Elvis Presley Enterprises' proposed 80,000-square-foot events and exhibit facility during EDGE's regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 21. The events and exhibit facility is separate from EPE's proposal for a 6,000-seat-venue that…
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 15:45