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Memphis-area STEM job market ranks low in 2015 analysis

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  In a listing of 2015’s “Best and Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals,” the Memphis area ranked just 86th in the top 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., according to an analysis by WalletHub.com. To help STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals find the best job markets, WalletHub analyzed those metro […]

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Bartlett travel agency owner earns lifetime achievement award

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Barbara May, owner of Travel Leaders Memphis/Bartlett, was recognized for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards held recently at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Jamaica. Sandals Resorts International chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart awarded May the honor as a celebration of her accomplishments and […]

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Memphis gets low grade as job-seekers’ market

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“Getting a better job” is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the U.S. Non-farm employment is expected to grow by nearly 220,000 jobs per month, and unemployment is predicted to fall to 5.4 percent by the fourth quarter in 2015. With those factors in mind, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub […]

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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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