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Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland participate in MLGW’s supplier diversity

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For every dollar that Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) Division spends for supplies like paper to poles and services like janitorial, security and information technology, 23 cents goes to women-owned, minority-owned or locally owned small businesses. Those are the latest findings when MLGW analyzed its 2014 spending as a part of its supplier diversity […]

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Bartlett doctor: Adventia helps employers handle healthcare costs

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Adventia LLC announced on April 21 that it has expanded its staff, extended its reach into Middle Tennessee, and rebranded to help employers more effectively confront chronic disease risks and health care costs. “The best way to treat the human and financial costs of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes is to avoid them,” […]

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Vans store to arrive at Wolfchase Galleria

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Wolfchase Galleria will welcome the first-in-market Vans store this spring. Arianne Cousin, director of marketing and business development at Wolfchase Galleria, said, “We anticipate that Vans will be very popular with our style-savvy shoppers who already enjoy our impressive retail mix.” The store will be on the lower-level center court. Vans is a legendary “skate” […]

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Lakeland’s new winery has grand opening

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At a Glance for April 16, 2015

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April 18 plant sale to benefit Fayette Cares Early birds get the best opportunities this Saturday at the Fayette Cares Plant Sale in Oakland. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and continues to 2:30 p.m. at First Citizens National Bank (in front of Kroger). Organizers advise: Those who shop early, purchase early gift certificates, […]

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Arlington targeted for $70M vets’ home with 250 new jobs

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Shelby County leaders and Arlington’s top brass in particular were happy to hear last week’s news that 40-45 acres at the towns old Arlington Develop-ment Center location was recommended as the site of the state’s newest veterans’ home. The development is estimated at $70 million, not including the land acquisition, and will be designed to […]

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Tennessee author’s book helps kids resolve conflicts

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MARTIN, Tenn. — The new children’s book “Tale of Null” (published by Trafford Publishing), published posthumously by author Dan T. Shaw’s wife, Diane S. Shaw, creates a magical ocean world for young readers. “Tale of Null” tells the tale of Little Null, the smallest and weakest of all the whales. Little Null, although he is small, […]

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Grizzlies’ tickets winner

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Shelby County to advise on equal contracting opportunities April 7

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Shelby County is hosting a business community meeting on April 7 to inform local businesses and members of the community about the county’s Legal Analysis and Disparity Study. The study will evaluate whether local minority and woman-owned business enterprises in Shelby County have equal access to contract opportunities. All local minority and woman-owned business professionals […]

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KDSH honors retiring director Ron Arrison with surprise party

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Ron Arrison retired April 1 as the executive director of the King’s Daughter’s & Son’s (KDSH) Nursing Home in Bartlett. He began his service at KDSH in 1987 after serving 22 years in the U.S. Navy. More than 200 attendees surprised Arrison with a retirement ceremony on March 26. Bartlett mayor Keith McDonald presented him […]

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