MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza

MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza has blazed quite a trail over the past five years by growing to five Memphis-area locations, and now co-owners Chad Foreman and Kirk Cotham are turning their sights toward expansion through the southeastern U.S. Before forming Pyro’s in 2013, Foreman and Cotham both worked at Accredo Health Group, a Memphis-based specialty pharmacy company that was acquired by Medco Health Solutions and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts, which merged with Medco in 2012. “That merger either meant we would be moving to St. Louis, or they … Continue reading MDN: Red-Hot Growth for Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide A Memphis-based medical device company announced the launching of a new system. CrossRoads Extremity Systems LLC, which offers foot and ankle fixation implant systems, recently launched a hybrid fixation system, DynaFORCE, which has a wide variety of plate and clip options that incorporate continuous adaptive compression. The company, which has offices on Primacy Parkway in East Memphis, is wrapping up an alpha launch of the product and expects full U.S. market availability in August. … CrossRoads was founded in 2014 by a group of implant industry veterans. The company employs 22 and … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners exporting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier, an airborne mold, bacteria and virus killing system patented and made by Bartlett-based EvergreenUV. … UVC is a … Continue reading MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

SI Kids: Fifteen-year-old Moziah Bridges Now Has His Own Line of NBA Bow Ties

SI Kids: Fifteen-year-old Moziah Bridges Now Has His Own Line of NBA Bow Ties Fifteen-year-old Moziah Bridges has always thought, “If you look good, you feel good.” Now this native of Memphis, Tennessee, has hit it big with his international bow tie company, Mo’s Bows, which just signed an NBA licensing deal. Moziah always wanted to dress to impress, but he could not find anything to fit his style. So, when he was nine, he and his grandmother started making bow ties for him to wear. Soon they stared selling them in their hometown, hoping others liked the style. Having … Continue reading SI Kids: Fifteen-year-old Moziah Bridges Now Has His Own Line of NBA Bow Ties

MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis Memphis has enjoyed a bumper crop of barbecue restaurant news in recent weeks, from tweaks to some business’ existing locations and plans by others to expand. And that trend isn’t letting up anytime soon. King Jerry Lawler’s Memphis BBQ Company, one of the newer such brands in the city, opened its Cordova-area location earlier this year. Its menu includes items like briskets and barbecue nachos, as well as a handful of championship rubs, all served up in a setting that’s decked out with vintage Lawler photos and Memphis wrestling playbills. And the … Continue reading MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

MBJ: Local company teams up with Bill Nye the Science Guy

MBJ: Local company teams up with Bill Nye the Science Guy A Memphis company is teaming with up with “The Science Guy” for the upcoming solar eclipse. American Paper Optics, the world’s largest 3-D glasses manufacturing company, will exclusively manufacture special Bill Nye the Science Guy glasses for the August 21 total solar eclipse. The glasses, which come in two designs, contain instructions and best safety practices on how to view the eclipse. During the eclipse, the moon will completely obscure the sun, leaving only the sun’s atmosphere — the corona — visible. Those in the 12 states comprising the … Continue reading MBJ: Local company teams up with Bill Nye the Science Guy

MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion

MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion A Memphis-based retailer that has found quick success in the Mid-South is in the midst of a two-month, three-market expansion that will lead to storefronts in Birmingham, Tupelo and Castle Rock, Colorado. The locations will be No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 for Buff City Soap, which opened in Bartlett in 2013 — as Bartlett Soap Co. — and also operates an Olive Branch location. Buff City co-owner Brad Kellum said the company has sold $250,000 worth of soap in 2017, with hopes to sell about $1.6 million by the end … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west Collierville or Germantown will be the first new destination for the Central BBQ chain as it takes its style of smoked pork outside Memphis to cities throughout the Southeast. Memphis conglomerate Kemmons Wilson Companies said Monday it has invested in Central and will guide the expansion to cities between Dallas and Knoxville. … Regarded in Memphis as a business success story, the restaurant chain emerged out of Central Smokers, a small team of soccer enthusiasts competing in the Memphis in May International World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Craig Blondis and … Continue reading CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

MBJ: Memphis company developing $80 million Ivy League housing

MBJ: Memphis company developing $80 million Ivy League housing Cornell University students will soon have a new housing option, thanks in part to a Memphis-based developer. EdR — owner, developer and manager of collegiate housing — and representatives from Cornell University broke ground May 5 in Ithaca, New York, on an $80 million, on-campus, graduate housing complex. “As an Ivy League school, Cornell University is a prestigious academic institution, and they have a longstanding commitment to housing students on-campus, which aligns with our corporate vision,” said Jeffrey Resetco, vice president of real estate development and construction for EdR. “The Ithaca … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis company developing $80 million Ivy League housing