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Luncheon, expo bring accomplished professionals together

The Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo, hosted by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 18, brought a crowd to The Racquet Club of Memphis with a panel discussion, shopping, entertainment, networking and inspiration. The phrase of the day for the event was, “Be empowered, renewed & pampered.” Memphis jazz singer Joyce Cobb, who […]

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Foreclosure casts shadow on $375M Lake District project

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The $375-million Lake District development in Lakeland is no longer a sure thing. The Memphis Daily News shocked local residents and city officials last Wednesday with the project’s property foreclosure notice. The notice was for 33 acres of property owned by Lakeland Station Holding LLC and Gilad Development Corp. at 3536 Canada Road, Lakeland. This […]

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Southwest to fund interns for select Shelby, Fayette businesses

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Area small business owners can bolster their operations this fall with ambitious talent thanks to a $24,000 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) grant awarded to Southwest Tennessee Community College and its Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC). The grant will fund paid internships for about a dozen Southwest students at area businesses in […]

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TN’s unemployment rate hits record low of 3.4%

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces the state has made history for the second consecutive month with a record-setting preliminary unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for July 2017. This exceeds the previous month’s revised rate of 3.6 percent by two-tenths of a percentage point. “A continuing decline […]

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Doubling down: Arlington restaurant moves to Millington for expansion

The grill is being fired up, the sauce is being created and the pies are being whipped. For a year and a half, the menu of Double D’s BBQ Restaurant and Lounge came to life at the previous location of 9508 Millington-Arlington Road. The taste of smoked ribs, homemade buttermilk pies and thick-cut bologna led […]

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New tool improves complex spinal surgeries at Saint Francis-Bartlett

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Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett is using new spinal surgery technology that helps doctors be more precise and typically improves patient outcomes. The hospital is the first in the area to have an O-arm Multidimensional Imaging System. It provides a three-dimensional view of the spine – particularly useful for complex cases such as spinal fusions. […]

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Ribbon-cutting for grill with 58 flavors of chicken wings

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Saint Francis Healthcare donates $17.3K and 14K cereal servings to hungry

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Saint Francis Healthcare has announced that it collected 41,818 servings of cereal and more than $17,000 to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. The donation is a result of Saint Francis Healthcare’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive held June 3-10. “I am so proud of all of our colleagues and physicians for an outstanding effort to […]

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NoWait app helps diners find shortest wait times

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Restaurant owners and customers: There’s a cool app that helps your customers avoid the frustration of long waits to be seated, and several Mid-South eateries are already participating. NoWait.com has a website, and there are smartphone apps for the iPhone and Android phones. For restaurants that use the service, customers can reserve a table and […]

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From flea market to stock market: Success can have humble roots

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Bill Green was once just one of us. A regular guy growing up in the suburbs with no silver spoon to be found anywhere, no trust fund waiting for him to turn the right age and no guarantees that life was going to work out pretty well for the entrepreneur who turned a flea market […]

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Georgia company acquires Bartlett Town Center

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Branch Properties, an Atlanta-based private real estate investment firm, recently purchased Bartlett Towne Center, a 192,624 square-foot grocery-anchored community center in Bartlett. Located directly outside of Memphis at 5985 Stage Road, the center was purchased from Weingarten Realty and is anchored by Kroger, Petco and Dollar Tree. Other notable tenants include Shoe […]

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How women in leadership roles can change the workplace

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As women have taken on greater leadership roles in the business world, it’s paid off for both them and business. A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that firms with women in the C-suite were more profitable. Meanwhile, the number of women-owned businesses grew 45 percent from 2007 to 2016 compared to […]

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