MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages

MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages Earlier this week, Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler presided over the groundbreaking of a $22 million expansion at the Bartlett campus that will result in a 148,000-square-foot center designed to enhance the treatment of the community’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth. “These are the best days,” he said. Yet such venues often don’t have the best names. Frequently, they are given long, cumbersome names that subliminally shout of regulations, formalities and institutionalism. But not this time. “Bill’s Place” is named for and dedicated to William “Bill” and Marjorie Lawler – Patrick’s … Continue reading MDN: Dream About to Become Reality at Youth Villages

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett Bartlett is one of 50 new cities nationwide that AT&T (NYSE: T) announced it would expand its fiber service to. “I am excited by this announcement, which is yet another example of private industry responding to consumer demand,” John Threadgill, CEO of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “High-speed internet can open new doors for the citizens of Bartlett and positively impact many aspects of life, such as education and job attraction.” In October 2016, the telecommunications giant announced its 1 gigabit service would be available in parts of the … Continue reading MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis Looking for a way to work independently yet collaboratively with driven, creative minds? Coworking was created for you. Check out the options below: Studio 688 – Midtown @ 688 S Cox St Studio688 aims to assemble a community of people who motivate and support one another in their successes as creative entrepreneurs. What they offer: Studio space for rent: $425/full day, $225/four hours (Sunday night through Friday daytime) or $625/full day, $425/four hours (Friday night through Sunday daytime); 2,000 square ft; great for specialty photo/video shoots with multiple vignettes, backdrops, funky furniture, and great mood … Continue reading Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

MDN: Olympus to Invest $12 Million in New Bartlett Distribution Center

MDN: Olympus to Invest $12 Million in New Bartlett Distribution Center “A Tokyo-based maker of medical and surgical products plans to invest $12 million in a service and distribution center in Bartlett. Olympus Corp. is building an East Coast national service and distribution center in Bartlett Corporate Park, a facility that will serve as a distribution point for Olympus medical equipment and devices like endoscopes, surgical devices and generators. It will be Olympus’ second national service center, with its first in San Jose, California. The Bartlett facility also will create 280 new jobs in Shelby County. Construction is expected to … Continue reading MDN: Olympus to Invest $12 Million in New Bartlett Distribution Center

MBJ: Vinyl records maker begins operations in Bartlett, creating 26 jobs

“Riding a vinyl record resurgence, a Bartlett-based company has started pressing records at a new plant that will create 26 jobs, according to a news report. Memphis Record Pressing, which shares 10,000 square feet with AudioGraphic Masterworks at 3015 Brother Blvd., in early December started projects for rock and blues music label Fat Possum, and plans to begin taking on additional business in early 2015, The Commercial Appeal reported Wednesday. ….” Vinyl records maker begins operations in Bartlett, creating 26 jobs – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: Vinyl records maker begins operations in Bartlett, creating 26 jobs

CA: New pressing plant brings resurgent vinyl record business back to Memphis

“The local music industry and vinyl record production nationally will be getting a boost with the opening of a new pressing plant in the Mid-South. Bartlett-based Memphis Record Pressing formally announced operations in a piece in the music industry trade publication Billboard on Tuesday. The company is a partnership between Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson of North Mississippi rock and blues music label Fat Possum and Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers of Memphis-based media manufacturers AudioGraphic Masterworks. ….” New pressing plant brings resurgent vinyl record business back to Memphis – The Commercial Appeal. Continue reading CA: New pressing plant brings resurgent vinyl record business back to Memphis

Billboard: Fat Possum Opens Its Own Vinyl Pressing Plant to Meet (Its Own) Demand

“Memphis Record Pressing, a new vinyl pressing plant dreamed up and run by Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson, in partnership with Bruce Watson and AudioGraphics Masterworks owners Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers, is ready for business 10 months after construction began in March of this year. Its first release was a re-print of Youth Lagoon‘s 2011 LP Year of Hibernation in the beginning of last month, a process you can see in the below video.  “I’ve had 3,000 Modest Mouse records stuck in customs that’s cost me a lot of money at Christmas,” Johnson tells Billboard on a frigid night at an East Village bar. “I’m tired of all that shit. … Continue reading Billboard: Fat Possum Opens Its Own Vinyl Pressing Plant to Meet (Its Own) Demand