CA: Year-end airfares fell sharply at Memphis International

CA: Year-end airfares fell sharply at Memphis International “Memphis airfares dropped $50 from a year earlier and stayed at 37th among the nation’s 100 largest airports, according to a government report Tuesday. Average domestic roundtrip fare from Memphis International Airport was $386.85 in the October-December quarter, down 11.5 percent from $437.39 in that period of 2014. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics said the national average fare was $363, down 8.3 percent from $396 a year earlier. Average fares were $421 in Little Rock and $372.95 in Nashville. The two cities have historically drawn Mid-South air travelers away from Memphis with … Continue reading CA: Year-end airfares fell sharply at Memphis International

CA: Arlington courier service grows by focusing on lab specimens only

CA: Arlington courier service grows by focusing on lab specimens only “The new $1.5 million headquarters that Laboratory Express will start building next week in Arlington helps prove that less is more. The 19-year-old courier company, which nicknames itself LabExpress, specializes in transporting blood, urine and other laboratory specimens between clinical and lab sites across the nation. Founder and president Jerry Knauss has at his disposal a transit network of 16 full-time employees, about 1,150 independent contractors, their vehicles, and the cargo holds of commercial airlines. The company operates in 500 markets and 42 states. … Some have tried tempting … Continue reading CA: Arlington courier service grows by focusing on lab specimens only

Yahoo Finance: 10 Top Historic Hotels Across the U.S.

Yahoo Finance: 10 Top Historic Hotels Across the U.S. “When it comes to planning an aspirational trip, many people dream of far-flung, international hot spots, rather than the history-filled enclaves found in America’s backyard. But the truth is, while places across the U.S. might be young compared to storied destinations overseas, America features its fair share of historic cities and hotels filled with old-world grandeur and timeless charm. So, if you want to get away for a quick weekend and get transported to another time, head to one of the country’s top historic hotels. Here are 10 U.S. haunts that … Continue reading Yahoo Finance: 10 Top Historic Hotels Across the U.S.

MDN: FedEx Institute Partners With Tech901, Tech Foundation

MDN: FedEx Institute Partners With Tech901, Tech Foundation “The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis announced agreements Monday, April 25, with two new partners – Tech901 and Memphis Technology Foundation. Tech901 is a nonprofit with a goal of helping create 10,000 technology jobs in a decade in Memphis. That goal was at the 6,000 mark late last year. The organization works specifically in new job training and code-based training for teachers in grades K-12. Memphis Technology Foundation is a nonprofit facilitator of various technology or user groups. Its partnership with the FedEx Institute will involve finding meeting … Continue reading MDN: FedEx Institute Partners With Tech901, Tech Foundation

Choose901: Bikesmith to Open Memphis’ First Pump Track, Expands Patio

Choose901: Bikesmith to Open Memphis’ First Pump Track, Expands Patio “The Bikesmith expanded to a retail location at 509 N. Hollywood in Binghampton late last year, and today owner Jim Steffen is announcing a first for Memphis: an outdoor pump track. Steffen and Bikesmith mechanic David Evans have been planning this 4,500 square foot dirt track all winter, and they can’t wait to show it off at the grand opening event on May 14th. … The pump track is located in Bikesmith’s new expanded patio area. The converted garage in the Broad Avenue Arts District sells local craft beer while the mechanics work … Continue reading Choose901: Bikesmith to Open Memphis’ First Pump Track, Expands Patio

ICYMI: Fast track PILOT weighted as Memphis answer to North Mississippi tax breaks

CA: Fast track PILOT weighted as Memphis answer to North Mississippi tax breaks A group representing Memphis commercial real estate owners is advocating a new form of PILOT to mirror the local incentives they say have helped draw industrial development, companies and jobs to North Mississippi. The Commercial Real Estate Owners Alliance contends that a “Fast Track PILOT” would provide Memphis with comparable property tax breaks that have helped lure 19,533 jobs, 23 million square feet of facilities and $4.5 billion of investment to North Mississippi since 2008. … The Fast Track payment-in-lieu-of-tax would reduce city and Shelby County property taxes … Continue reading ICYMI: Fast track PILOT weighted as Memphis answer to North Mississippi tax breaks

Conde Nast: This Bourbon Cocktail from Memphis Will Literally Rock Your Weekend

Conde Nast: This Bourbon Cocktail from Memphis Will Literally Rock Your Weekend “At Hog and Hominy, decidedly among the best restaurants in Memphis, Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman meld Southern soul and Italian heart to serve up nothing but fun: flame-kissed pizzas with sides of collard greens, gnocchi made of biscuits, and beef jerky residing on the same menu as guanciale. It barely makes sense, but it’s delicious, and the raucous dining room is a testament to its favored status among the locals. This spring, Ticer and Hudman will open their fourth restaurant, Catherine & Mary’s, in the newly … Continue reading Conde Nast: This Bourbon Cocktail from Memphis Will Literally Rock Your Weekend

Local Memphis: Local Biz: The Ultimate Healthy Fast Food

Local Memphis: Local Biz: The Ultimate Healthy Fast Food “A local business owner thinks he has the ultimate business plan–getting guilt-free foods in the hands of people on the go. When it comes to food, fast, convenient and healthy is a rare combination. Which is why Nick Harmeier started Ultimate Foods. … Harmeier launched Ultimate Foods in July 2013. Initially, they would deliver these meals to folks ordering online. Now, customers can pick-up everything from black bean enchiladas to their special power breakfast “Rise ‘n Grind” at stores in Cordova, east Memphis and Olive Branch. Harmeier says it’s for anyone … Continue reading Local Memphis: Local Biz: The Ultimate Healthy Fast Food

Flyer: Previtalization Project Focuses on Downtown Parks, Cossitt Library

Flyer: Previtalization Project Focuses on Downtown Parks, Cossitt Library Many would be hard-pressed to find the newly named Memphis Park or Mississippi River Park, but a new push wants to put those and other downtown locales back on the city’s cultural map. Islands of public space — a few parks and a library — dot the downtown landscape in an unlinked archipelago chain. These islands stretch from Cossitt Library at the corner of Front and Union and north between Riverside and Main to include the library, Memphis Park, Mississippi River Park, Court Square Park, and other points along the Main … Continue reading Flyer: Previtalization Project Focuses on Downtown Parks, Cossitt Library

ICYMI: Moore Tech opening $1.8M welding school

MBJ: Moore Tech opening $1.8M welding school Memphis’ private vocational college has spent $1.8 million on a new School of Welding. Wm. R. Moore College of Technology, more commonly known as Moore Tech, has invested in a new state-of-the-art welding school after seeing its program grow over the past three years. “Three years ago, we had 29 welding students, and that number represented considerable growth,” said Moore Tech president Skip Redmond. “Since then, we have tripled that number and currently have 89 welding students. This new facility will be able to accommodate 150 students, a number we expect to reach … Continue reading ICYMI: Moore Tech opening $1.8M welding school