Bartlett-based American Paper Optics is part of a contest recently launched by Walmart to call attention to innovative retail products. The contest, dubbed "Get on the Shelf," offers the winning retailer a chance to sell its products in Walmart stores nationwide, as well as online at walmart.com.
American Paper Optics' entry is called the Holiday Magic 3D Viewer, a plastic toy that displays five different holiday images when held up to the light. The images include a snowman, Santa, reindeer, a snowflake, and a Christmas star. The viewer is among more than 4,000 product entries.
To participate in the first round of voting, visit http://www.getontheshelf.com/product/5190/Holiday-Magic-3D-Viewers by April 3. After that, 10 finalists will be chosen and a...
Alfred Garrett has been promoted to director of adult programs at Literacy Mid-South, while Stacy Early is now a part-time student liaison at the nonprofit organization that serves the tri-state area.
Before his promotion, Garrett, who is from Memphis, served as adult programs manager. His new responsibilities include setting and maintaining program policies and measuring outcomes.
Early, who is from Michigan, still works part-time in the marketing department of Whole Foods Market when she isn't at Literacy Mid-South. She is now in charge of student assessments and class placements, as well as matching tutors with students. She also assigns volunteer teachers to their classes.
Literacy Mid-South works to promote child and adult literacy through advocacy, research,...
Telecommunications giant AT&T poured $1.3 billion into souping up its wireless networks in Tennessee from 2009 to 2011, the company has reported. The bulk of that
investment went toward improving mobile Internet coverage.
In 2011 alone, the company activated 35 new cell towers, installed fiber-optic connections at more than 900 cell sites to achieve 4G data speeds, and made hundreds more improvements or expansions. All told, AT&T made 1,650 wireless upgrades in Tennessee last year, while it completed 150,000 wireless enhancements during the same
AT&T bills itself as the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S., with nearly 30,000 hotspots. It also has 190,000 hotspots worldwide.
For more information about coverage in Tennessee or anywhere else...
Dr. Ching-Hon Pui of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be receiving the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2012 Pediatric Oncology Award during a national conference in June.
Pui is chair of the hospital’s Department of Oncology. He’s also co-leader of St. Jude’s Hematological Malignancies Program, medical director of the St. Jude International Outreach China Program, and is the Fahad Nassar Al-Rashid Chair of Leukemia Research.
Pui is being recognized for innovations in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children, along with better understanding the disease’s biology. During his 30 years of work in this area, he and colleagues have developed genetically targeted therapies and ended the use of cranial irradiation,...
MBQ: Inside Memphis Business is pleased to announce the winners of the First Annual CEO of the Year Award.
At a ceremony this morning at the Crescent Club in East Memphis, awards were given to 11 CEOs representing 10 Memphis companies.
The winners of the First Annual MBQ CEO of the Year Award are:
Category: 1-50 Employees
Bob Bean, CEO of Transnetyx and Harmonyx
Stinson Liles and Martin Wilford, CEOs of Red Deluxe
Gayle S. Rose, CEO of EVS Corporation
Category: 50-200 Employees
Charles L. Ewing Sr., CEO of Ewing Moving Service Inc.
Mike Pohlman, CEO of Pickering
Duncan Williams, CEO of Duncan-Williams Inc.
Category: 200-1,000 Employees
Alan Mullen, CEO of Crew Training International
Karl Schledwitz, CEO of Monogram Food Solutions