Rolling Stone: Stax Records Plots Massive 60th Anniversary Campaign

Rolling Stone: Stax Records Plots Massive 60th Anniversary Campaign Stax Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a string of releases designed to highlight the label’s history and legendary soul sound and reunite its long-divided catalog. The year-long campaign is a collaboration between Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group and launches May 19th with the Stax Classics series. The Stax Classics series boasts 10 new hits compilations from the label’s biggest artists: Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, Sam and Dave, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Booker T. & M.G.’s, the Dramatics and Albert King. Each 12-song collection … Continue reading Rolling Stone: Stax Records Plots Massive 60th Anniversary Campaign

MDN: Start Co. Teams Hit Key Business Milestones

MDN: Start Co. Teams Hit Key Business Milestones Six of Start Co.’s alumni teams have hit major business milestones recently. The teams participated in the summer accelerator programs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as well as participating in post-acceleration activities to continue to build their businesses. • Graph Story, which provides graph databases, applications and solutions as a service, has raised more than $1 million to date and reached break-even. It’s currently working toward its next major round of investment capital. • Cabsolutely, which connects taxi fleets with passengers via a mobile app and digital dispatching, has raised $600,000 to … Continue reading MDN: Start Co. Teams Hit Key Business Milestones

MDN: Realistic Regionalism And the Road Ahead

MDN: Realistic Regionalism And the Road Ahead There can be an eye-roll factor to calls for regionalism. And some of that is justified. Over many years, we’ve seen leaders who didn’t want to be near one another – much less agree to anything – emerge from a meeting and declare a breakthrough simply because they had been in a room together. Finding a realistic balance between competition and cooperation in regionalism is difficult. And it is worth the genuine effort required to realize the billboards along the way touting regionalism aren’t the destination. The path forward begins with a new … Continue reading MDN: Realistic Regionalism And the Road Ahead

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers While students across the nation continue to narrow down their college options, Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, is already in full-fledged celebration mode with its 2017 senior class so far being offered more than $80 million in college scholarships. Whitehaven held its annual Academic Signing Day last week to honor the academic success of its senior students, who at the time had been offered more than $65 million in scholarships, with over 40 students each scoring a million dollars in offers. Labeled as the “Million … Continue reading ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides Want to explore Memphis by bike? Looking for a group to ride with, or a way to ease into street riding (since Memphis is getting more bike-friendly by the day)? You’ll want to connect with Freewheel bike group for their Spring Slow Rides, which kicks off on April 19. … If you want to reserve a bike to borrow, follow the link on each Freewheel Facebook event. You can find all of those here. All the rides start at 6 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Meet up in the old Kudzu’s … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

MBJ($): Memphis medical device company gets $725K in seed funding

MBJ($): Memphis medical device company gets $725K in seed funding The device will be available in 2018, pending FDA approval. …. MBJ($): Memphis medical device company gets $725K in seed funding Continue reading MBJ($): Memphis medical device company gets $725K in seed funding

MBJ: FedEx grabs top spot on global rankings

MBJ: FedEx grabs top spot on global rankings FedEx Corp. is No. 1 — at least for global freight carriers. Industry trade publication — Transport Topics— released its annual rankings of the “Top 50 Global Freight Carriers” and Memphis-based FedEx was first on the list for 2016. It was followed by UPS Inc. and China Railway Corp. …. MBJ: FedEx grabs top spot on global rankings Continue reading MBJ: FedEx grabs top spot on global rankings

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today As of this morning, Memphians can now have food delivered from more than 100 local restaurants via the UberEATS app. It launches today, and here’s what you need to know. – UberEATS is a separate app from the Uber ride-sharing app, but you won’t need to re-register for a new account/payment info if you already have an Uber account. – You place your order through the app by tapping on menu items. Or you can order online. – The delivery fee is a flat $4.99. So, you pay for your food + the $5. … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: UberEATS Launches In Memphis Today

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz In 2016, customers walking into Otherlands Coffee Bar might have spied a cooler of snazzy-looking carbonated beverages across from the checkout counter. Last year, the drink known as Memfizz was a plucky startup trying to carve out its niche in the Memphis market. Now, with a rebranding under its belt and city-wide availability, the product is looking to expand beyond the borders of the 901. Last night, Benefizz hosted a launch party with its three signature flavors available as mixers at the bar. Each serving of ginger, lemon, and cranberry Benefizz is bottled individually, but its demand … Continue reading Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis   … Let’s say you bruise your kidney in a car wreck at age 30 and the damage persists. Ten years later you need a transplant. What if you could get the bruised kidney to fix itself right after the wreck? You’d never need a transplant. You’d never need a new kidney. Put your own body to work at damage control and it can get your kidney to run good as new. That’s what the scientists in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have aimed for. … Continue reading CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis