MDN: EDGE Approves Creation of Graceland TIF District

“A special taxing district to help pay for a massive redevelopment of Graceland came one step closer to reality Tuesday. The board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine approved the creation of a Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, district around Graceland Tuesday, Nov. 25. The TIF will collect incremental increases in property tax revenue to help pay for major improvements to Graceland and the immediate area around Elvis Presley’s former mansion in Whitehaven, including a resort-style hotel. ….” EDGE Approves Creation of Graceland TIF District – Memphis Daily News. Advertisements Continue reading MDN: EDGE Approves Creation of Graceland TIF District

MDN: Thomas Family Sets Course at St. Jude

“Her official title is national outreach director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. But in the 23 years since the death of her father, St. Jude founder and entertainer Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas has deeply influenced the course of the internationally known Memphis medical institution. ….” Thomas Family Sets Course at St. Jude – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading MDN: Thomas Family Sets Course at St. Jude

MBJ: These Tennessee financiers want to build the next Morgan Keegan

“Brian Fowler and his team want to build Tennessee’s next Morgan Keegan or J.C. Bradford & Co. Fowler, a former Morgan Keegan alum, and four other partners recently launched Revolution Partners LLC, a Tennessee-based wealth management firm with offices in Memphis and Nashville. ….” These Tennessee financiers want to build the next Morgan Keegan – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: These Tennessee financiers want to build the next Morgan Keegan

MDN: More at Moore

“… In the last eight years, the school has had a rebranding as Moore Tech and updated its technology as well as its training. And the leadership of the school wants to become a part of the Tennessee Promise program that promises two years of free higher education to the state’s high school graduates starting with the class of 2015. “Moore Tech slept for a long time,” is how the college’s president Skip Redmond described the recovery of the institution at 1200 Poplar Ave. ….” More at Moore – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading MDN: More at Moore

MDN: Shelby County, CSX Reach Greenline Deal

“Shelby County government has a contract with CSX Railroad to buy the railroad’s old right of way from Farm Road in Shelby Farms Park to the old Cordova train station, with plans to extend the Shelby Farms Greenline. ….” MDN: Shelby County, CSX Reach Greenline Deal. Continue reading MDN: Shelby County, CSX Reach Greenline Deal

MDN: Starry Nights Unveils New ‘Memphis in Lights’ Display

“Fans of Orion Starry Nights, the annual holiday light show at Shelby Farms Park, have been treated to small additions and surprises with recent versions of the event, all intended to delight them, to keep them coming back and to stick around. There’s another such addition this year. Patrons who visit Starry Nights on its run until Dec. 28 will see a series of Memphis-themed exhibits sprinkled throughout the usual assortment of holiday wonder and twinkling, illuminated delights. ….” Starry Nights Unveils New ‘Memphis in Lights’ Display – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading MDN: Starry Nights Unveils New ‘Memphis in Lights’ Display

MBJ: Volunteer Odyssey connects job-seekers with non-profits, employment opportunities

“Memphis-based organization Volunteer Odyssey connects nonprofits with job-seekers who want to build soft skills and give back to the community. After individuals are accepted into the program, they are partnered with a different non-profit every day for a week. They blog about their experiences daily with the aid of a writing coach. A life coach helps the job-seekers “figure out what path is right for them,” said Sarah Petschonek, CEO. ….” Volunteer Odyssey connects job-seekers with non-profits, employment opportunities – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: Volunteer Odyssey connects job-seekers with non-profits, employment opportunities

MBJ: FedEx Supply Chain, Express pull permits for Memphis expansions

“Divisions of shipping giant FedEx Corp. have pulled separate building permits for a combined $1.3 million in construction work in Memphis. FedEx Supply Chain, which was recently weighing a move to Olive Branch, Mississippi, pulled a public permit for more than $706,000 in interior alterations at its current 455,000-square-foot Summit Distribution Center Building II facility at 5050 E. Holmes Road. ….” FedEx Supply Chain, Express pull permits for Memphis expansions – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: FedEx Supply Chain, Express pull permits for Memphis expansions