CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world A 50-ton portable emergency response field hospital, packed in containers and strapped to three flatbed trucks and two trailers, arrived at a FedEx warehouse in Memphis on Thursday. The components of the hospital  can be pieced together with fabric covering, air conditioning and heating units. Within 72 hours of a global disaster, the mobile hospital can be moved anywhere in the world, said David Lusk, senior manager of Global Operations Control at FedEx Express. “When the hospital needs to be sent some place, we can put the containers on a … Continue reading CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June

MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June The area between FedExForum and the Mississippi River is getting a network of protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas next month as part of a year-long pilot project. The Great Streets Pilot Project has a one-year trial period for the commissioned art, painted crosswalks, barriers and planters as well as the lane changes. City Bikeway and Pedestrian Manager Nicholas Oyler says the goal is a “vibrant pedestrian and bicycle corridor through the heart of Downtown, west-east, really connecting the riverfront to Midtown as best we can.” The Midtown connection is a set … Continue reading MDN: Forum to Riverfront Corridor Debuts In June

CA: AT&T starts gigabit internet for Memphis-area consumers

CA: AT&T starts gigabit internet for Memphis-area consumers AT&T is raising the competition for high-speed internet consumers by launching a 1-gigabit service for homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of the Memphis area. The service, AT&T Fiber, has rolled out in parts of 32 major metro areas and Memphis is among 10 launching this month.  It will be available in parts of a total of 67 metro areas, the company said. AT&T officials are scheduled to announce the Memphis launch of the company’s service on Tuesday with Greater Memphis Chamber CEO Phil Trenary and state Sen. Reginald Tate, D-Memphis. Parts … Continue reading CA: AT&T starts gigabit internet for Memphis-area consumers

ICYMI MDN: MEMShop Launches ‘Class’ of Three New Businesses

ICYMI MDN: MEMShop Launches ‘Class’ of Three New Businesses Rebecca Thoason will be busy for the next few weeks getting her newly leased South Main space ready to house her business Southern Creed, which makes products inspired by life in the South. Getting to this point – finding a spot and negotiating a lease, among other things – is a testament to the benefits of the MEMShop program she’s participating in. Owned and managed by the nonprofit Communities Unlimited, the program creates partnerships to activate vacant and underused storefronts to help build local businesses, like Thomason’s. Hers is one of … Continue reading ICYMI MDN: MEMShop Launches ‘Class’ of Three New Businesses

HGN: DMC expands creative grant program, selects first recipients

HGN: DMC expands creative grant program, selects first recipients The Downtown Memphis Commission is broadening the scope of its Downtown Events, Animation, and Activation Grant program designed to bring fun, creative and artistic ideas to downtown. The DMC has had an event grant in place for several years, but it was focused solely on events. “This year we expanded it to include more community and creative placemaking and ways to animate downtown,” said Leslie Gower, DMC VP of Sales and Marketing. “If you have an art project, community garden, performance art, or other ideas that would add some vibrancy to … Continue reading HGN: DMC expands creative grant program, selects first recipients

MBJ: Downtown pop-up beer garden to activate ‘Fourth Bluff’

MBJ: Downtown pop-up beer garden to activate ‘Fourth Bluff’ A group of Downtown stakeholders are encouraging Memphians to rediscover the Mississippi River’s “Fourth Bluff” through a new pop-up beer garden series. The Cossitt Library, the Promenade behind the University of Memphis School of Law, and Memphis and Mississippi River Parks will be utilized to create a set of connected, civic assets along Downtown’s “Fourth Bluff.” … The stakeholders hope to showcase underutilized parks and green spaces through a partnership with the Downtown Memphis Commission’s mobile beer vendor, The Tapbox, the Memphis Riverfront Development Corp. and the City of Memphis to … Continue reading MBJ: Downtown pop-up beer garden to activate ‘Fourth Bluff’

High Ground News: Memphis Fashion Week creator starts incubator to develop talent

High Ground News: Memphis Fashion Week creator starts incubator to develop talent A few steps off of the Main Street Mall in Downtown Memphis lies a curated selection of Memphis made clothing, fine jewelry, paintings and other accessories. Underneath the temporary boutique, and down a spiral metal staircase on a weekday, you will find one or two fashion designers busily working at a whirring sewing machine or pinning a nearly finished piece to a mannequin. After completing a piece, the designer will bring it upstairs to be immediately sold to the general public. Trunk shows held at the pop up … Continue reading High Ground News: Memphis Fashion Week creator starts incubator to develop talent

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

MBJ: West Cancer Center offers new brain cancer treatment

MBJ: West Cancer Center offers new brain cancer treatment “The West Cancer Center is rolling out a new non-invasive treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer. Optune, a device that uses low-intensity electric fields to kill cancer cells, is now available for patients at the West Cancer Center. “The Optune technology is reflective of West Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive cancer care and is indicative of our commitment to build a world-class Comprehensive Neuro-Oncology Program,” said Ballo. “We truly believe in the basic science behind this and are seeking new opportunities with the company for expanding … Continue reading MBJ: West Cancer Center offers new brain cancer treatment

ICYMI: White House recognizes Memphian who helped change city’s image (MBJ)

White House recognizes Memphian who helped change city’s image (MBJ) “In recent years, Memphis has won accolades for becoming a bike-friendly city. Now, the man leading the efforts inside city government is being recognized by the federal government. Kyle Wagenschutz, the bicycle and pedestrian program manager for the City of Memphis, has been named one of the White House’s 2015 Transportation Champions of Change. … Wagenschutz’s work led to the city’s first bicycle master plan, which secured funding for more than 100 miles of dedicated bike lanes. Memphis now has more than 200 miles of dedicated bicycle lanes, trails and … Continue reading ICYMI: White House recognizes Memphian who helped change city’s image (MBJ)