Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Comfort One Shoes was a fast fit for D.C.-area clients

Maurice Breton was a veteran of the footwear industry and had spent years working in footwear when he saw an opportunity.  After watching lower-end footwear retailers be gobbled up by chains, Breton made a departure for a new demographic: well-heeled ...

By | 2019-02-28T23:00:00+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Sports|

Obama production studio Higher Ground names executives

After signing a production deal with Netflix, Barack and Michelle Obama are setting up their team to produce scripted and unscripted films. Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis will serve as co-leaders of Higher Ground Productions, CNBC reports. "They’r...

By | 2019-02-28T22:36:52+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Media|

From the editor: Columbus Crew’s new owners are making their pitch – and they want to talk with you

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say I’ve seen the new owners of Columbus Crew SC more in the last eight weeks than I saw the previous owner in the past eight years. Dr. Pete Edwards Jr. has taken to his new role as co-owner with gusto, appearing...

By | 2019-02-28T21:59:23+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Sports|

SA holding company raises $1.3M for tech startups

San Antonio-based investment company Dura Holdings LLC raised $1.3 million in debt and equity from seven investors, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission records. The minimum investment was $100,000, and the fund size is open-ended, rec...

By | 2019-02-28T20:34:39+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Technology|

Cal Turner makes big donation to Vanderbilt University

The Cal Turner Family Foundation has made a $2 million donation to Vanderbilt University, the school announced this week. The donation will be used to “expand the mission and impact” of the school’s Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, which focu...

By | 2019-02-28T13:22:07+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Education|

Meredith College announces results of historic $90M fundraising campaign

Meredith College has announced the completion – and more – of its historic fundraising campaign.  The Campaign for Meredith, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the college, was launched in July 2012 with a target of $75 million. On Feb...

By | 2019-02-28T12:58:01+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Education|

Local officials and Electrolux in talks about when/if PILOT will be terminated

After meeting with Electrolux officials nearly a month ago, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced that the appliance manufacturer would be giving up its PILOT and begin paying full taxes on the property at Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park. Now, more...

By | 2019-02-28T12:36:59+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Budget and Tax|