CBRE Memphis helping with Typhoon Haiyan relief

CB Richard Ellis Memphis has launched a Twitter campaign to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

It’s part of CBRE Inc.’s global fundraising effort toward the same goal.

Anyone who wants to participate in the photo-sharing campaign locally is encouraged to tweet a picture of themselves with a CBRE|Memphis sign, which can be found around the Memphis-area. Tweets (to @cbrememphis) should be tagged #HelpingHaiyanRelief.

When the campaign wraps up on Dec. 20, each photo will equate to a $1 donation which CBRE Memphis will make to the CBRE Disaster Relief Foundation, up to $1,000.

Retweets of photos don’t count.

2013 hasn’t been a good year for the unemployed in Shelby County

We tweeted out this news before the Thanksgiving break, but in case you missed it:

The state released October’s employment figures right before everyone left for Thanksgiving, and they don’t look good locally for the month. Shelby County’s jobless rate ticked way up in October – from 8.6 percent in Oct. 2012 to 10.1 percent in October of this year.

One thing to note: in January of this year, about 42,000 people were recorded as unemployed in Shelby County. By October, that figure was up to about 42,730.

Over the course of 2013, in other words, the jobless picture has worsened in Shelby County.

Overton Square news – a candy store opens, plus a holiday celebration is at hand

Just in time to stuff stockings with holiday treats, the new candy store Sweet Noshings is now open at Overton Square.

Sweet Noshings offerings include chocolate, candy, cookies, puddings, granola and oatmeal, as well as coffee, popcorn and bulk bag-it-yourself candies.

In other Overton Square news, the square is holding its first annual Sugar Plum Shindig and Reindeer Stampede scavenger hunt Dec. 6. Loeb Properties is turning the Tower Courtyard into a winter wonderland of sorts, with a tree lighting, photos with Santa, food, drinks and more.

Dansette

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