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Memphis Black Restaurant Week returns, with estimated $2.5M impact on the menu

Feb 28, 2023 | | Online
At any one time, Cynthia Daniels is planning four events simultaneously. Currently among the items on the docket for the owner of the events group Cynthia Daniels & Co. are Memphis Black Restaurant Week, which kicks off March 5 and is bookended by the chef-focused Black Opulence on March 4 and the Soulful Food Truck Festival on March 12. […]

Memphis International Airport receives $15M in FAA funding

Feb 28, 2023 | | Online
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded $14.8 million in Airport Terminal Program funding to Memphis International Airport. The FAA on Monday, Feb. 27, announced $967 million in funding for almost 100 airports in the U.S., including Memphis.  The funding is from one of three aviation programs created through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

As hip-hop turns 50, where does Memphis fit into its future?

Feb 27, 2023 | | Music, Online
At this year’s Grammy Awards, a Memphis rapper was presented as one of the new torchbearers of hip-hop. That rapper, Gloria “GloRilla” Woods, is not only from Memphis but so is Anthony “Hitkidd” Holmes, the producer of her biggest hit. Woods is also signed to a record label created by another Memphis rapper. If GloRilla, her […]

Memphian plans Culture Collab coworking space in Hickory Hill for the BIPOC community

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
Melissa Nelms felt it was important to provide a place in the Bluff City for people of color with creative abilities to come together in one space. It is why the local entrepreneur is creating the Culture Collab, which is expected to be a new coworking and networking hub geared toward Black, Indigenous, and people of […]

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital files permits for high-rises in $1B project — largest in city history

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has filed two construction permits with the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development to begin the process of erecting two new towers on its campus. The nonprofit is set to spend more than $40 million to build the foundation of a 15-story outpatient clinic building and another $34 […]

Shelby County prepares to switch to solar power for two buildings

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
Nearly 75% of Shelby County government’s greenhouse gas emissions originate from its buildings, but Mayor Lee Harris’ administration is planning on changing that figure with two new solar arrays. The $589,000 project will soon provide 216 kilowatts of power to two government buildings located near Shelby Farms Park: Code Enforcement and Information Technology Services. The solar panels […]

Local partnership secures $15M federal grant to support community schools

Feb 6, 2023 | | Online
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded several dozen grants — including one for Shelby County — to support the community school model across the country. A $15 million grant was awarded to Shelby County Community Schools Partnership (SCCSP) as part of the Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program. The SCCSP is a collaboration between Seeding […]

Local film scene bolsters Memphis’ rank for moviemakers

Jan 23, 2023 | | Online
Memphis moved up three notches, from 20 to 17, on MovieMaker Magazine’s annual list of the 25 Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker. The list looks at filmmaking metrics and costs but also the mix of services and agencies that appeal to creative types, said Bob Raines, Tennessee Entertainment Commission executive director. “Incentives play […]

Greater Memphis Chamber president and CEO cites strong jobs rebound, economic pipeline for the metro

Jan 23, 2023 | | Online
The economic outlook for the Bluff City appears be trending in the right direction. Ted Townsend, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, said on Jan. 11 — at the organization’s 2023 State of the Economy for Greater Memphis — that it took the local economy about 10 years to recover job losses due […]

15 Rising Artists to Watch in 2023

Jan 18, 2023 | | Music, Online
It’s 2023, and we’re previewing all of the music, movies and television that we’re excited about this year with a series of lists. So far, we’ve also published our Most Anticipated TV Shows list — and look out for more roundups this week. There are rising artists, and then there are rising artists that we can’t get […]