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  SCHD says limited-service restaurants, bars that don’t follow restrictions risk losing liquor licenses

  Advance Memphis fundraiser helps Memphians get job training

  Bars, breweries and limited-service restaurants move quickly to reopen in Shelby County

  Local company donates warehouse for massive future Binghampton job training center

  Construction booming at Silo Square development despite pandemic

Terminix announces new name, CEO, and ticker symbol

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Lost work because of the pandemic? These groups can help provide support

  Faith, business leaders host virtual 901 Buy Black Conference

  Memphis International Airport modernization project on track to finish by mid-2021

  One million dollars in CARES Act funds freed up for salons and barbershops in Shelby County

  Mid-South business headlines: Terminix, ServiceMaster Brands likely to stay based in Memphis after $1.5B sale

  Southaven company gets creative by hosting drive-thru job fair

  What does payroll tax deferral mean for employees?

On Sept. 1, employers nationwide were given the option to temporarily defer employees’ social security tax. But what does this mean for employees?

  FedEx hiring 70K seasonal workers for holiday shipping season

The Memphis-based shipping giant is preparing for the holiday shipping surge.

Peabody Hotel Group lays off more than 50 employees

The Peabody Hotel Group has sent a WARN notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development notifying them of permanent layoffs.

  ServiceMaster to sell brands franchise business for $1.5 billion

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. announced Wednesday it has agreed to sell its ServiceMaster Brands business.

  Mid-South business headlines: Concerns over diversity in Memphis leadership

Name released in deadly crop duster crash in Miss. Co., Arkansas

  Mid-South business headlines: EDGE delays XPO tax break request after Rep. Steve Cohen urges scrutiny

Tennessee sees decrease in unemployment for third consecutive month

  Limited service restaurants in Shelby Co. eager to reopen with decreasing COVID-19 cases

  Business drying up for dry cleaners amid pandemic

  Mid-South business headlines: City rebrands Fairgrounds redevelopment

We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines, including a makeover for the Mid-South Fairgrounds, with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

Free resources available for local small businesses, entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) has launched a new campaign to provide resources for local small businesses and entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19.

  Free funding available for Shelby County hair salons, other close contact businesses

Brick and mortar “close contact businesses” like hair salons and nail shops can apply for $2,000 grants to cover things like PPE and sanitization products.

  Mid-South business headlines: Historic, $40M LeMoyne-Owen endowment gift shines light on collegiate disparities

We’re taking a look at the $40 million gift presented to Lemoyne-Owen College with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Mid-South business headlines: Muddy’s Kat Gordon talks (bake) shop and closing Midtown spot for good

Today’s topic is bittersweet as Muddy’s Bake Shop has announced it’s closing its Midtown location.

  Mid-South business headlines: California firm plans renovations for 10-story Midtown building

A California-based firm is investing in the Bluff City! Forge Partners just bought the Parkview at Memphis, a senior living facility in Midtown that was built in 1923.

  Mid-South business headlines: Memphis-based company strikes gold after investment in Kodak

A Memphis-based company struck gold last week after investing in photographic film-maker Kodak.

  Mid-South business headlines: Device makers innovate N95 masks to help Memphis face pandemic

We are taking a look at innovative efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 coming right out of the Bluff City with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Tax-free weekend starts July 31 in the Mid-South

For Mid-South families needing to do some back to school shopping, this may be the best weekend to get started.

  2nd judge denies temporary restraining order for Shelby County businesses that sued to reopen

It’s one of two lawsuits against the Shelby County government and health department filed earlier this month by limited-service restaurants and bars forced to close by a Shelby County public health directive.

  More than 750,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 759,584 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

  Judge denies temporary restraining order for businesses that sued Shelby County to reopen

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/07/09/shelby-county-health-dept-stands-behind-directive-close-bars/

  Tennessee tax-free weekend starts Friday

It is that time of year again. Families who are planning to do some back to school shopping will probably want to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday that kicks off Friday in Tennessee.

  Mid-South business headlines: The racial makeup of commercial real estate in the Bluff City (part 2)

“Commerical real estate brokers and executives have a tremendous amount of power in shaping what the city looks like."

  Mid-South business headlines: The racial makeup of commercial real estate in the Bluff City

We are taking a look at the latest business headlines circling around commercial real estate in Bluff City and its racial makeup which lacks Black brokers.

  MLGW to resume disconnecting services next month

Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) will resume cutting off utilities for customers who are behind on their bill starting in August.

  More than 740,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 740,123 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

  Memphis restaurants allowed to expand outdoor seating

Memphis restaurants are getting a little more room to grow.

  Mid-South churches, private and charter schools reap millions in taxpayer-funded loans

Millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans that were meant to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic have been distributed to dozens of churches, private schools, and charter schools across the Mid-South.

Ninth MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

A ninth employee for Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Where did PPP loans go to in the Mid-South?

Millions in taxpayer-funded loans have been sent to thousands of businesses across the Mid-South.

Memphis restaurants get OK to expand outdoor dining space

Restaurants that are currently permitted to operate under the current Shelby County health directive can expand onto private property adjacent to the restaurant, like a parking lot, or onto a public right-of-way, like a sidewalk or the street.

  Mid-South business headlines: Memphis-based cheer industry leader takes services online

Varsity Spirit, the Memphis-based leader in the cheer industry, takes its squad goals online during the coronavirus pandemic.

MLGW expands bill payment locations

MLGW customers will now be able to pay their bill at over 100 new locations in Shelby County starting August 3.

  Local businesses not complying with city mask ordinance

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Thursday the city's code enforcement department has been busy responding to complaints about the city's ordinance that mandates masking.

  Shelby County Commissioner looks to MATA to help SCS students this fall

One Shelby County Commissioner it looking to MATA to help students this fall. Commissioner Tami Sawyer is wanting to work with MATA to possibly provide rides to SCS students.

  Mid-South business headlines: Rhodes College pulls plug on in-person learning for fall semester

Rhodes College will keep its campus closed for the entire fall semester.

  More than 714,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 714,329 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

  Campground owners are seeing more people due to COVID-19

Campgrounds are filling up during the pandemic.

  Expert discusses gym safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Shelby County Health Department has implemented tighter restrictions on several local businesses.

  Small businesses credit customers for survival during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses across the Mid-South.

  Mid-South business headlines: Memphis-area private schools receive more than $15M in PPP loans

Memphis-area private schools received millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program loans. The total amount of assistance exceeded $15 million.

Kroger to require all customers wear masks in stores nationwide

Beginning July 22, if you're inside a Kroger location, you've got to be wearing a mask.

  Mid-South business headlines: Business owners suing Shelby Co., health department in response to sudden closures

More than a dozen Mid-South restaurants that were forced to close last week are now suing the Shelby County government and health department.

Company in Arkansas looking to hire 50 new employees

A company in Arkansas is looking to hire 50 new full-time production/manufacturing employees.

  17 Memphis limited-service restaurants sue Shelby County and health department over latest order to close

More than a dozen restaurants in the Mid-South are suing the Shelby County government and the health department after they were forced to shut down in a new health directive issued last week.

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

If you go to Kroger, for now you can forget your change purse.

  Mid-South business headlines: Health Care Heroes - Dr. Alisa Haushalter

Dr. Alisa Haushalter has been recognized as recipient for the Memphis Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes awards.

  Shelby County Health Dept. stands behind directive to close bars

Some limited service restaurants that have remained open throughout the pandemic now have to close. In its latest health directive, the Shelby County Health Department is putting more restrictions on restaurants and making bars close.

  Mid-South business headlines: Google confirms Southaven site, drops jobs number

Google plans to bring new job opportunities to the Mid-South with the first U.S. Google Operations Center set to open in Southaven, Mississippi.

Google opens first U.S. Operations Center in Southaven

Google plans to bring new job opportunities to Southaven, Mississippi.

  More than 690,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 691,898 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

  Bar owners react to new Shelby County health directive

More questions and confusion from Memphis bars and restaurants as the Shelby County Health Department issues another directive about the places you can eat and drink.

  Shelby County restaurants asked to help with contact tracing

Your next restaurant experience in Shelby County will look different in the coming days.

Seventh MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

A seventh employee for Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Mid-South business headlines: Shelby County health directive clarifies bar closure, institutes more restaurant requirements

Leaders with the Shelby County Health Department have announced a new health directive for businesses in Shelby County.

  Mid-South business headlines: How latest restrictions in Shelby Co. affect businesses, hospitals

There are new restrictions coming to bars and reduced hours for restaurants similar to what things looked like in phase one of the Back to Business plan.

  Mid-South business headlines: A look into Memphis businesses receiving Payment Protection Program loans

Businesses have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and many continue to work to survive the pandemic.

High Point Grocery purchased by Cash Saver owner

The owner of Cash Saver has made a big announcement concerning High Point Grocery.

Mayor Harris signs lease for new Shelby Co. Health Dept. building

The Mayor of Shelby County made a major announcement Monday morning.

The Memphis Zoo cancels 37th annual Zoo Rendezvous 2020

The Memphis Zoo has canceled a major event this year.

  No mask, no service: Popular BBQ restaurant closes dine-in services

Alan Katzen,the owner of One & Only BBQ restaurant said he had to close the dining room at his location on Germantown Parkway,

  Mid-South business headlines: Black-owned businesses in Memphis; Separate and unequal

The Memphis Business Journal took an in-depth look at the state of Black-owned businesses in Memphis.

  Mississippi Gaming Commission orders that masks be worn in all casinos

The Mississippi Gaming Commission is requiring all players, spectators and guests to wear a mask inside Mississippi casinos starting Friday at 8 p.m.

  More than 666,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 666,055 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

  More businesses preparing for COVID-19 positive employees

More Mid-South businesses are now facing what to do when an employee comes down with COVID-19.

  The Investigators: What Mid-Southerners need to know when federal unemployment assistance ends

Mid-Southerners who rely on unemployment money will soon lose a large amount of their benefits near the end of the month.

Memphis Walgreens temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Memphis Walgreens has temporarily closed down after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.