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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.
UTHSC has big year, rakes in $121.7M in research awards

UTHSC has big year, rakes in $121.7M in research awards

Online | bizjournals.com/ | Jul 16, 2021
UTHSC had a big year, when it came to research awards.
Black Arts Rising: A New Generation of Arts Organizations is Poised to Transform Memphis

Black Arts Rising: A New Generation of Arts Organizations is Poised to Transform Memphis

Online | memphisflyer.com | Jul 14, 2021
Three local Black-led organizations, BLP Film Studios, Tone, and Unapologetic, aim to make Memphis a beacon in the South.
Minority-led group proposes $50M hotel and high-end condo project in Pinch District

Minority-led group proposes $50M hotel and high-end condo project in Pinch District

Online | bizjournals.com | Jul 13, 2021
A minority-led group has plans for a roughly $50 million mixed-use development in the Pinch District.