TNECD: GOVERNOR HASLAM, TNECD ANNOUNCE SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. TO EXPAND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN MEMPHIS

TNECD: GOVERNOR HASLAM, TNECD ANNOUNCE SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. TO EXPAND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN MEMPHIS Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. officials announced today that the technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions management company will expand its corporate headquarters in Shelby County. Sedgwick will invest $34 million and create 150 new high-quality jobs in Memphis. “Sedgwick has been a valued member of the Memphis community for many years, and when a company like this chooses to expand in our state, it shows how focused Tennessee is on making sure … Continue reading TNECD: GOVERNOR HASLAM, TNECD ANNOUNCE SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. TO EXPAND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN MEMPHIS

Fox 13: Memphis Redbirds donate thousands to help Memphis public schools

Fox 13: Memphis Redbirds donate thousands to help Memphis public schools “The organization made a $25,000 donation to Pitch in for Baseball to benefit Memphis public schools. The money will be used to buy baseball and softball equipment to help hundreds of students across the city. ….” Fox 13: Memphis Redbirds donate thousands to help Memphis public schools Continue reading Fox 13: Memphis Redbirds donate thousands to help Memphis public schools

MBJ ($): Young Memphis education innovator receives national honor

MBJ ($): Young Memphis education innovator receives national honor Hardy Farrow, founder and executive director of Lets Innovate Through Education (LITE), was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the education category. …. MBJ ($): Young Memphis education innovator receives national honor Continue reading MBJ ($): Young Memphis education innovator receives national honor

Travel and Leisure: The Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

Travel and Leisure: The Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. Some cities are better at romance than others, according to a new report by OpenTable. The reservation site’s new study of U.S. cities is meant “to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture,” according to the company. To determine the rankings, OpenTable looked at three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” in onsite reviews, the percentage of tables reserved for two, and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day in 2016. “Because this list is based on actual diner … Continue reading Travel and Leisure: The Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

Cultured Vultures: 10 Best Film Festivals Worth Your Time In 2017

Cultured Vultures: 10 Best Film Festivals Worth Your Time In 2017 … Given that we’re talking about holy ground for music lovers, it isn’t surprising that the Indie Memphis Film Festival has what one might call a slight focus on music. Soundtracks are created from the festival highlights each year, and live music figures heavily into many of the events. In terms of the screenings themselves however, there is a lot of exciting work to be discovered between November first and November seventh. …. Cultured Vultures: 10 Best Film Festivals Worth Your Time In 2017 Continue reading Cultured Vultures: 10 Best Film Festivals Worth Your Time In 2017

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies’ veteran core shares uncommon bond, championship hopes

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies’ veteran core shares uncommon bond, championship hopes Comfort was giving way to discomfort, and friendship to frustration. “Do something!’’ Marc Gasol was seen yelling at Memphis Grizzlies teammate Mike Conley on their way out of a team huddle. There were on their way to a loss against the visiting Houston Rockets — Memphis’ third defeat in four games — and after so many years together it was becoming harder than ever to hold the filters in place. Later that night two weeks ago, Memphis guard Tony Allen would go online in the middle of the night to dismiss … Continue reading NBA: Memphis Grizzlies’ veteran core shares uncommon bond, championship hopes

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Local gourmet frozen popsicle purveyor MEMPopS is expanding to its second location in April with a spot secured in the new Crosstown Concourse development. …. HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Continue reading HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

MDN: Local Soul Taking the Pain Out of Fundraising

MDN: Local Soul Taking the Pain Out of Fundraising For Local Soul founder Cade Peeper, keeping things as “hyper local” as possible is a big focus heading into the company’s launch year into the Greater Memphis market. Local Soul offers an easy-to-use online platform that streamlines the fundraising process and helps to promote a variety of local products and services. “We’re really trying to focus our energies on helping those companies out by giving them a free advertising channel that they would not normally have had before,” said Peeper. Fundraisers are able to build their own URL through the Local Soul … Continue reading MDN: Local Soul Taking the Pain Out of Fundraising

MDN: Memphis Students Leave Their Beautiful Mark on Blighted Downtown Building

MDN:  Memphis Students Leave Their Beautiful Mark on Blighted Downtown Building A Memphis woman is using inspiration she found on a summer trip to help transform a blighted building in Downtown Memphis, giving credence to the sentiment that one person can make a difference. Carolee Carlin, a Germantown resident who works at International Paper Co., was visiting her family in New England last summer when her mom took her to see an abandoned building. The boarded up windows had been replaced with plywood panels of art that had been created by local high school students. … Within nine months, Carlin … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Students Leave Their Beautiful Mark on Blighted Downtown Building

HGN: Start Co. launches first cohort of minority-owned businesses

HGN: Start Co. launches first cohort of minority-owned businesses As efforts grow city-wide to invest in minority-owned businesses, Start Co. responded by launching its first accelerator aimed to serve existing minority-owned businesses. The Propel program graduated its first cohort in January. The companies launched include Casey Custom Upholstery, Durham Housing, Fifer & Associates, Fitnexx, The Healthcare Institute, Reflections and West Wing Events. The 12-week program, run in partnership with The City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity and Compliance, was designed to build capacity and enhance the business models of existing by offering hands-on programming, mentor opportunities and technical resources. … Continue reading HGN: Start Co. launches first cohort of minority-owned businesses