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Calkins: A 29-year-old woman is about to rocket Memphis and St. Jude into space

Calkins: A 29-year-old woman is about to rocket Memphis and St. Jude into space

Online | dailymemphian.com | Sep 15, 2021
Colleen Arceneaux was making pancakes with her 10-year-old daughter, Hayley, when she remembered that Hayley had been limping a bit.   “Hey, let me take a look at your knee,” she said. Moments later, she gasped. There was a lump. It didn’t feel like just any old lump. And that is how this story began. It […]
30 cool indie bookstores across the country that you’ll want to check out

30 cool indie bookstores across the country that you’ll want to check out

Online | 10best.com | Sep 14, 2021
After a beloved, long-time local bookstore shut its doors in 2017, Memphians rallied, resulting in the launch of Novel.  This community-focused bookstore is locally owned and operated, and they are very engaged and involved with Memphis residents and visitors.
Olive Branch company using agricultural waste product to clean water

Olive Branch company using agricultural waste product to clean water

Online | dailymemphian.com | Sep 14, 2021
The future of water filtration in a world clamoring for more clean water and less carbon emissions may be rice hulls being processed inside a nondescript Olive Branch plant. The work began in March with deliveries of 750-pound bales of hulls to Glanris on Wildwood Drive off Hacks Cross Road. On a recent afternoon, batches […]
Local clothing designer to showcase ‘Memphis’ collection at New York Fashion Week

Local clothing designer to showcase ‘Memphis’ collection at New York Fashion Week

Online | wreg.com/ | Sep 3, 2021
A lifelong dream is coming true for a Memphis clothing designer who will be showcasing a collection named after her hometown at New York Fashion Week this month. Ayeshia Smith, 33, said the whole collection was inspired by a bold fabric called Memphis that gives a nod to the fashions of the ’80s and ’90s.
Memphis native Katori Hall wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

Memphis native Katori Hall wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

Online | dailymemphian.com | Sep 3, 2021
Memphis native Katori Hall was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Friday, June 11 in the 2021 drama category for her latest work “The Hot Wing King.” She’s also a previous Olivier Award winner and a two-time Tony-nominee. “The Hot Wing King” premiered in spring 2020. “A funny, deeply felt consideration of Black masculinity and how it […]
LIBERTY BANK ACQUIRES TRI-STATE BANK OF MEMPHIS, MAKING IT NEARLY A $1 BILLION BLACK-OWNED BANK

LIBERTY BANK ACQUIRES TRI-STATE BANK OF MEMPHIS, MAKING IT NEARLY A $1 BILLION BLACK-OWNED BANK

Online | blackenterprise.com | Sep 3, 2021
With its fresh acquisition of the Tri-State Bank of Memphis, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. has positioned itself to become the nation’s first Black-owned bank with about $1 billion in assets. New Orleans-based Liberty announced its purchase of Tri-State in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. As of the most recent acquisition, Liberty will have about $965 million in […]
Meet ‘Lifestyle Designer’ Andrea Fenise of Memphis

Meet ‘Lifestyle Designer’ Andrea Fenise of Memphis

Online | styleblueprint.com | Aug 30, 2021
Lifestyle designer, creative entrepreneur, blogger, and influencer Andrea Fenise has a mantra – but it’s not what you might expect. “I live my work, and I work to live,” she says. “Not with a hustle-bustle mentality, but by being creative every day.” Andrea has found a way to embrace her creative passions and make a […]
These 7 Cities Are the Best Places to Buy Rental Property in 2021

These 7 Cities Are the Best Places to Buy Rental Property in 2021

Online | businessinsider.com | Aug 16, 2021
Everyone wants to invest in the hot housing market. These are the 7 best cities to buy a rental property in 2021.
Memphis Is One of the World’s Greatest Places

Memphis Is One of the World’s Greatest Places

Online | time.com | Jul 20, 2021
Memphis, Graceland’s home, is in the midst of an exciting evolution. In the historic South Main Arts District, the Memphis Central Station gleams after a careful restoration. Now, in addition to serving rail customers, the station also houses the Hilton-run Central Station Hotel, which features both a listening lounge with 500 vinyl albums celebrating the […]
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announces $95.4M expansion

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announces $95.4M expansion

Online | bizjournals.com | Jul 19, 2021
With a $95M expansion, Le Bonheur is making its largest capital investment since the opening of its current building in 2010.