MDN: Memphis Nabs Nonstop Flight to New Orleans

“Traveling to the Big Easy just got easier with announcement of a new carrier to Memphis International Airport. GLO, a New Orleans-based startup founded in 2013, announced 12 weekly nonstop flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Memphis. The carrier will fly twice daily from Memphis to New Orleans from Monday through Friday and once daily on Saturday and Sunday. On weekdays, flights bound for Memphis will depart from New Orleans at 7:55 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Flights bound for New Orleans will depart from Memphis at 10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. On Saturday, the Memphis-bound flight leaves … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Nabs Nonstop Flight to New Orleans

MDN: Last-Minute Negotiations Secure $30 Million Foote Homes Grant

“The Foote Homes public housing development is still standing with word Monday, Sept. 28, that the city of Memphis has secured a $30 million federal grant to convert it to a mixed-use, mixed-income development. But as the city moves ahead with private developers and investors on its conversion from 400 units of public housing to 712 units of housing – public and market value – for senior citizens and families the city will increasingly refer to it as South City. Banners proclaiming the area South City and the slogan “people, place, parity, prosperity” went up Monday on the wrought iron … Continue reading MDN: Last-Minute Negotiations Secure $30 Million Foote Homes Grant

MDN: After 10 years of planning, Universal Life building redevelopment begins

“A development 10 years in the making, the abandoned 25,500-square-foot Universal Life Insurance Co. building is within sight of its new lease on life through the support of public and private partnerships. A groundbreaking on Tuesday, Sept. 29, makes way for the building’s future as an epicenter for small business resources and model for sustainability through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. By this time next year, the building will be vibrant for the first time in 15 years. … In 2006, the architecture firm acquired the building at 480 and 504 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. … Continue reading MDN: After 10 years of planning, Universal Life building redevelopment begins

MDN: Breast Center Part of West Cancer Center’s East Campus Plans

“The West Cancer Center has a bit of wind at its back as it heads toward the November opening of its new east campus on Wolf River Boulevard. Relatives of West Clinic founder Dr. William West have committed a multimillion-dollar gift to the University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research, the West Cancer Center’s fundraising arm. The organization isn’t disclosing the amount of the funding, per the request of donors Jack and Betty Moore, but it’s in honor of West – the Moore’s brother-in-law – who lost his mother to breast cancer. The gift will rename West’s and Methodist Healthcare’s … Continue reading MDN: Breast Center Part of West Cancer Center’s East Campus Plans

MDN: Greenbox Memphis Provides Packing Solution for Movers

“… Cardboard boxes are the typical storage container of choice for movers. Finding used ones might prove difficult, buying new ones can be expensive, and finding a use for them once finished can be cumbersome. Enter Pigors and Greenbox Memphis, an online service that delivers sturdy, plastic moving boxes to the homes and offices of Memphians needing to pack up for a move. “I’ve moved enough times to have a hundred boxes piled up in my house and what do you do with them,” she said. “There are just so many of them and you only need to use them … Continue reading MDN: Greenbox Memphis Provides Packing Solution for Movers

MBJ: Memphis Bike Share on Track for Launch Next Year

“All signs are pointing to Memphis getting a bike-sharing program. Explore Bike Share has reached the end of the trail as the local initiative has sent out a request for proposals to take public bikes-for-hire to the next level. It’s been a busy summer for Doug Carpenter & Associates, the consulting, advertising and PR firm that drummed up public support across nine community input sessions and several online surveys since launching its Explore Bike Share program in June. After releasing the RFP this month, Explore Bike Share is in talks with seven independent recipients to find one or two national … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis Bike Share on Track for Launch Next Year

MDN: Memphis Researcher’s Strep Vaccine Moves to Trial Phase

“The fight against strep throat is being waged from Memphis. Memphis-based Vaxent and the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc., also known as Prevent, have initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal infections. The trial will be conducted at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vaxent chief scientific officer James B. Dale, who also serves as a professor of medicine and chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, invented StreptAnova based on more than 25 years of laboratory research. The intention is … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Researcher’s Strep Vaccine Moves to Trial Phase

MDN: Conference Brings Creative Best to Memphis

“… Horton, principal and founder at Memphis-based creative firm Hieroglyph, wants to bring national talent to Memphis to help the creative community grow, network and learn from each other. The second Creative Works Conference is Oct. 1-3 and will feature a group of talented design professionals from as far away as the Netherlands, Vancouver and New Hampshire and as close as Nashville. The conference celebrates the role of creatives in the community, while providing an outlet to come together to learn and take action. … Conference attendees will learn from design peers during workshops and breakout sessions, while getting a … Continue reading MDN: Conference Brings Creative Best to Memphis

MDN: Little Rock, West Memphis Added to Crime-Reduction Program

“Two Arkansas cities are joining a federal program aimed at reducing violent crime rates. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that Little Rock and West Memphis are among the new partnering cities in the Violence Reduction Network, along with Compton, California; Flint, Michigan; and Newark, New Jersey. The five new partners join the inaugural cities of Detroit; Chicago; Camden, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and Oakland and Richmond, California. The program uses resources from multiple agencies, such as the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, to help reduce violence crimes.” MDN: Little Rock, West Memphis Added to Crime-Reduction Program Continue reading MDN: Little Rock, West Memphis Added to Crime-Reduction Program

MBJ: Ride to Fight On organizers working to create “world-class event”

“A few years ago, Memphis was considered one of the worst cities for cyclists in the country. But events like the Ride to Fight On Benefiting West Cancer Center are working to change that perception. … Last year’s inaugural Ride to Fight On raised more than $400,000 for cancer research and attracted more than 1,000 participants. In addition to improving Memphis’ reputation as a cycling city, Somer hopes the event eventually grows to rival similar rides in other cities. According to the oncologist, a similar ride in Columbus, Ohio, raised more than $10 million, while a ride in Boston raised … Continue reading MBJ: Ride to Fight On organizers working to create “world-class event”