MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation ServiceMaster wanted to open an innovation center partly for “self-serving” reasons, the company’s chief information officer said during a panel discussion Thursday, June 15, that marked the inaugural event in ServiceMaster’s new innovation space the “Ground Floor.” The company, CIO Jamie Smith said, had actually looked at launching such a space even before the company knew it would be bringing its corporate headquarters Downtown. Ground Floor will serve as a startup accelerator, co-working space and small events center. “We know we need to innovate, as ServiceMaster, to really stay relevant – we don’t … Continue reading MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: ServiceMaster Opens ‘Ground Floor’ Innovation Center Downtown

MDN: ServiceMaster Opens ‘Ground Floor’ Innovation Center Downtown The Ground Floor, ServiceMaster’s 20,000-square-foot innovation center located in the former home of Tower Records, formally opened Thursday, June 15 – marking the first completed phase of the Memphis-based company’s Downtown relocation. … “One of the reasons we decided to move Downtown and create something different, something that we couldn’t create anywhere else,” said ServiceMaster CEO Rob Gillette. The new innovation center will serve as a startup accelerator, allowing ServiceMaster to incubate fledgling IT developers as they work to find their footing. In order to achieve this, ServiceMaster will use the Ground … Continue reading MDN: ServiceMaster Opens ‘Ground Floor’ Innovation Center Downtown

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters from East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people, to Downtown’s One Commerce Square. … The firm, he added, is in the late stages of negotiating a lease for at least 12 years at One Commerce, where the firm is looking at occupying the 16th and 18th floors. Wunderlich, which was founded in 1996, has been headquartered at 6000 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis for more than a decade, and about 100 employees appear set to make the move Downtown in time to start … Continue reading MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business A DeSoto County teenager’s bath bomb business is booming with success. Lewisburg High School student Morgan Tibbens has Down syndrome, but she’s determined to be successful. She started making bath bombs last year and selling them to friends and family. Today, “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” are being sold in stores all across the country. Morgan Tibbens is a teen entrepreneur. “Make bath bombs. It’s fabulous.” 18-year-old Morgan Tibbens shows us how it’s done. “Baking soda. Epson salt. Lemon grass,” she said. Her business “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” has exploded … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district “It did not accurately reflect what we wanted to do based on the feedback we got from the developer community during our survey process of putting the original RFP out.” …. MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district Continue reading MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. … 49 people died and more than 50 others were wounded when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular gay club. … The on-call trauma surgeon that night at Orlando Regional Medical center says his training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis helped guide him in treating the dozens of victims that came through the emergency room. “We got 35,36 patients in about 30 minutes,” says … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1 A Tennessee city is starting a new program that will help employees repay their student loans. The city of Memphis said Thursday that beginning July 1, eligible city workers will receive monthly contributions of $50 for repayment of their student loan principal. Those who qualify must be active, full-time employees for at least 12 months. Alex Smith, the city’s chief human resources officer, says the program is being viewed “as an important investment in our employees.” The program is being administered by Tuition.io, a platform for employee student loan … Continue reading MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova The Memphis-area’s latest brewery will open in the coming weeks. Meddlesome Brewing Co., located at 7750B Trinity Road near Shelby Farms Park, will officially open at 4 p.m. on June 30. The 5,000-square-foot building includes a 1,500-square-foot tap room that can hold 80 people, as well as chairs, tables and a kid’s area complete with chalkboard wall. “We wanted it to be a family-friendly place to go and hang out,” said co-owner Ben Pugh. Beer will be available for purchase via pint, flight, growler or keg. There will also be a food truck … Continue reading MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova