Business briefs for June 9, 2016

Business Briefs lists up-to-date short stories about the local business world.

Back Yard marks Burger Month, reaches for $50K charity goal

Local fast-casual burger restaurant Back Yard Burgers held activities all May long in honor of National Burger Month. BYB teamed up with No Kid Hungry and committed to raising $100,000 location-wide for the cause this year, with $50,000 aimed to be raised by the end of May.

To get fans in the Burger Month spirit, they also also launched a petition to change the name of the month of May to Burger.

Back Yard Burgers also held two burger-making events in Franklin, Tenn., and Southaven, Miss., on May 23 to help celebrate National Burger Month. The contests featured community leaders battling it out to make the ultimate gourmet burger using unique ingredients in order to become the “Flame-Grilled Master Chef.”

Participants were awarded with free burger coupons for being a part of this event.

Job fair for sales and management set for June 21

HireLive will be hosting a sales and management specific career fair in Memphis on June 21. HireLive is a national career service company specializing in sales, retail and management career fairs.

The event will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 21 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis. Parking is complimentary.

Attendees are advised to bring 10-15 copies of their résumés and also to email a copy to Memphis-area housing recovery still below peak., an online mortgage resource, has published its Home Price Recovery Index, which gauges which housing markets have fully recovered (or more) and which still lag behind the housing recovery.

For the Memphis-TN-MS-AR region, says it is 0.95 percent below peak.

For the index, the site used the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Home Price Index as a basis, beginning in 1991 and running through the first quarter of 2016.

The site also includes a Home Value Estimator that lets visitors select their market and the timeframe in which they have owned their homes to estimate how changes in the local market have impacted values. See details online at

MLGW’s water quality report now online

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) 2015 Water Quality Report is available online on MLGW’s website. Customers can view it at They can request a paper copy by calling (901)320-3950 or emailing