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Bartlett Chamber ribbon cuttings

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated these businesses recently with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Tricie’s Treasures Treasures has relocated. Four others have recently joined the chamber: The Bartlett Soap Company, Today’s Headlines Salon, Footsteps in Eden (Reflexology) and Merle Norman.

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Arlington reduces setbacks in commercial district

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The Arlington mayor and board of aldermen approved zoning ordinance changes and budget amendments at Monday’s meeting. The zoning changes reduce the size of setbacks in the commercial districts. Town planner Heather Sparkes said this allows the city to have buildings closer to the road and be able to use the parking areas to the […]

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Tech donated for Lakeland Elementary

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Fireworks City in Lakeland has donated a promethean board to Lakeland Elementary School, awarding it to Joanne Pedersen. ABOVE: Joanne Pedersen, at left, and the Lakeland Elementary School principal, Joretha Lockhart, at right, accept the donated promethean board from Kevin Bailey, vice president of Fireworks City.

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Saint Francis-Bartlett scores ‘A’ on safety

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Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett have been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Scores by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital industry watchdog whose board members include FedEx Corporation and Memphis Business Group on Health. The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to […]

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Bartlett crafter fires up scented soy candle sales

Hot cakes, bacon, apple cinnamon muffins and fresh fruit slices sounds like a delicious breakfast, but these breakfast items have something else in common. These also are some of the more than 50 different scented candles available though Coral Hill Candle Company, a small business started about two years ago by Bartlett resident Amanda Kiser. […]

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Lunch workshop series to focus on business accounting, bookkeeping, planning

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MEMPHIS — Many small business owners do an excellent job of selling their products or services, but lack strong financial skills or don’t have sufficient back-office support for accounting, bookkeeping and business planning. That’s one reason why three local businesswomen are offering free quarterly “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” workshops, which will start Wednesday, Nov. […]

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Bartlett to weigh $94K investment in retail

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Bartlett leaders will vote at their Nov. 25 meeting whether to hire a high-powered consulting team to rev up the city’s retail growth over the next three years. Lacey Beasley, vice president of business development for Birmingham-based Retail Strategies, presented how the process works at the Oct. 14 board work session. Mayor Keith McDonald and […]

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Vittles for Vets

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered at Bailey’s Country Vittles on Sept. 30 for an 11:30 a.m. ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new chamber member. Bailey’s Country Vittles is owned by veteran Rick Bailey in honor of veterans. The owner included several of his World War II patrons in the ceremony […]

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Methodist North CEO earns national award

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Modern Healthcare magazine recently named Methodist North CEO Gyasi Chisley as a winner of the 2014 Up & Comers award. The recognition honors young stars in the healthcare management field. “We are very excited to have an Up & Comers award winner in the Methodist System,” said Michael Ugwueke, Methodist Healthcare President and COO. “Gyasi […]

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Bartlett biz whiz: From cowboy to weed killer

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Thirty years ago, Kenny Crenshaw traded riding horses and wrestling steers for killing weeds and beautifying lawns. A former rodeo cowboy, the Bartlett-based Herbi-Systems Inc. lawn care owner and president lassoed an entrepreneurial dream and poured his free spirit into the business of “farming smaller spaces.” This year marks his company’s 30th anniversary and in […]

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